This Affordable Downtown Happy Hour Focuses On Two Things: Light & Refreshing
Brightly lit and charmingly decorated in a modern homage to the lounges and bars of yesteryear, Brasserie Fritz in Bukit Bintang has two bars, one on the ground floor and another on the first, both serving the same menu but ultimately serving different purposes.
While the ground floor bar is designed to serve diners who desire a quick nip at the countertop, or at their dinner table, the bar upstairs features a small lounge area fit for nursing more than a drink or two.
Happy hour starts at 4PM and ends at 8PM, with four choices of drinks to choose from all at the reasonable price of RM15++, including complimentary light bites. Now, that's a deal.
The Red & White
Two wines currently on offer during happy hour, the Spier South African 2016 red and the El Coto Spanish 2016 white.
The red has a slightly heavy fruity aroma on the nose that gives way to an equal sensation on the palate. Easy to drink and enjoy any time of the day, it manages to strike a decent balance between body and taste.
The white, on the other hand, gives off pleasant citrus notes followed by an earthy musk. Taking a sip reveals a mellow bodied wine that's light on the palate, making both selections easy starter choices.
If you want wines that will challenge your knowledge and palate, we've got just the wine bar.
If you're seeking something other than just plain old wine, order the light and chilly wine spritz cocktail. The fruitiness of the wine and the soda mixes really well, resulting in a thirst quenching concoction with orange nuances that trails off with hints of white wine right at the end.
Gin & Tonic
Another classic, you can't really go wrong with ordering a gin and tonic now can you? That was rhetorical. Mellow and gently balanced flavour wise, Brasserie Fritz's G&T isn't overly sweet nor heavy, making it very easy to drink and an ideal choice for any time of the day.
Venturing out of the happy hour menu and straight to the classic cocktail section of the drinks menu, which is priced higher, we've got the paloma, a Mexican tequila-based mix that's dangerously addictive. Sour, zippy and very refreshing, this beverage's tequila surfaces after awhile, giving off a bite that lingers the more sips you take. The salty element present adds another addictive element to the cocktail, playing nicely with the predominantly grapefruit soda citrus notes of the drink.
Love it or hate it, the Bloody Mary is an icon that Brasserie Fritz gets down pat. If you like freshly squeezed tomato juice in your cocktail that is. Peppery on the nose with a fresh and tart mix, thanks to the addition of celery and pickles, the drink itself has a light body due to the use of fresh tomato juice instead of the more typical use of a can of Campbell's. The addition of chilli padi rounds out the cocktail, having sour, sweetness, spiciness and bitterness all in one blend, making this drink essentially the Thai food of the cocktail world. Which is a great thing.