The Merchant @ Armada Hotel Petaling Jaya – REFRESHED RESTYLED REBRANDED Entertainment Centre

After 17 great years of operations as Merchant Pub, the familiar watering hole in Petaling Jaya has now undergone a major makeover. +BestRestaurant ToEat was invited to experience first hand the restyled and re branded of The Merchant.
The bar offers a swanky comfort akin to a hybrid of cosmopolitan New York bar and an updated London gentlemen’s club. Exuding elegance and style, The Merchant is well designed with a stunning long illuminated copper and wood bar that immediately commands full attention.
The Merchant serves up an enormous range of whiskies in addition to a full range of other liquors such as beer, brandy, gin, vodka and wine. The bar also offers an extensive menu of main courses and light bites to delight palates of all kind.
Different spaces are created catering to the various guests’ preferences. One such addition is ‘The Balcony’ an outdoor seating space with curious views overlooking the busy Federal Highway.
Another feature of the bar is the illuminated long and high Onyx Table and barstools perfect to cater to large groups, communal tastings or wine dinner events. Different types of high seating arrangements can also be found at the “Beer Barrel” and “Chess” tables.
For those with a more sophisticated preference, a Cigar Lounge, where retro glamour meets contemporary style is chic yet relaxed. Enjoy the company of friends over a nightcap and fine cigar while listening to the soft sounds of smooth jazz and seductive lounge music.
A dedicated games area with bricked walls offers up a more rustic atmosphere. Here, guests can enjoy a game of pool or score a bullseye on the Electronic Darts Machines.
The Merchant makes for a perfect pre-dinner venue, a meeting place for after work drinks or work off the excess partying at the adjoining The Merchant Live, and end with an indulgent nightcap back at The Merchant. 
The Merchant, a new paradigm in bar experience.
For those that prefer some live entertainment or karaoke you can try out the Merchant Live which is The Armada Hotel’s brand new entertainment venue catering to the ante on live entertainment. 
Built around the ambition to create a unique club where design, music and guests form a new dimension of inspiration and quality live entertainment.
Fitted out with a sleek illuminated island bar, state-of-the-art sound system by TW Audio, three spacious private suites offering touch screen karaoke entertainment, a DJ console and a generously spaced stage where performing artists take centre stage, The Merchant Live is poised to turn things up a notch in the quiet hub of Petaling Jaya.
Early evenings at The Merchant Live will see retro classics and one hit wonders from the 80’s and 90’s pumping out all night long. The live band then takes over performing a diverse mélange of the hottest music mixing and blending, contrasting and highlighting the different genres of music weaving a web of music that entrances the crowd to groove along.
Escape into any of the three private suites themed red, gold and silver respectively with up to 30 pax capacity where guests can revel in plush and roomy comfort, and sing their heart out while entertaining in style and privacy. 
For those taking time out for their vocal cords, a Phoenix Darts Machine lay await in each suite with the biggest suite even having it’s very own British Pool Table.
The Merchant and The Merchant Live; your new entertainment destination in Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
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