Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Marked by low ceilings, long neon lines, a back bar that glows an eerie yellow hue and an impressive collection of innovative ferments, mixing tools and machinery lining the workspaces, Reka is a slick spot that would fit perfectly inside a spaceship science workshop. As a self-proclaimed 'post modern flavour lab' – the name 'reka' is taken from the Malaysian word for 'creation' – the decor is apropos, with a cocktail menu that bounds boldly into the future of mixology. With a world-class team of bartenders tinkering with forward-thinking techniques and preparations, seasonal menus take on specific themes, such as the Domino Effect, where each cocktail shares an ingredient with the next, or the Hanami, a Dream of Spring, with seasonal ingredients taking the spotlight. Reservations recommended; note the dress code is smart casual, unless, as the website cheekily offers, "you have a great Burning Man costume you'd like to rock".
67m, 1st Floor, Jalan Setia Bakti, Bukit Damansara, Kuala Lumpur, 50490