Fly hangout with retro appeal
Like the original Roost in Jalan Dhobi, Roost at The Zon offers the same charming confines, despite its more contemporary setting. The décor similarly reflects owner Sea Wong’s predilection for retro and rock ‘n’ roll, with the addition of a VW van adorning the bar. You can’t help but get a warm and fuzzy feeling once you’ve settled in, and with various distractions and unpretentious company, it’s easy to lose track of time in this time warp.
Easy to digest indie rock and folk tunes. On event nights, visiting DJs like Twilight Actiongirl, Foulworks, Mixing In Action, KBnL and Junk Junkies crank up the volume with the sounds of indie electro and whatever else is going.
Tiger RM11/bottle, RM49/bucket of 5 bottles, Heineken RM12/bottle, RM55/bucket of 5 bottles. Big on the juices here, which are served up in pint-sized buckets, the MangoTango, a delicious mix of mango and yoghurt (RM6.90) is the house favourite. All prices are nett. Local and Western. The Chicken Chop (RM12.90) comes highly recommended, but don’t knock the Roasted Chicken Whole Leg with Rice (RM14.90) and Hainanese Beef Noodle (RM8). Favoured snacks include the Chicken Popcorn (RM8.90) and Chicken Cheese Nugget (RM9.90). All prices are nett.
(images by April Kuan)
The Zon 88 Jalan Ibrahim Sultan Stulang Laut, , Johor Bharu , 80300 Johor
07 226 6177
Mon-Sat: 10am-4pm, 6pm-12mn; Sun: 5pm-12mn.
Mon-Sun: 9am-6pm: public parking with coupons 40 sen/half hour, 60 sen/hour, free after; Sun & public holidays: free.
Music lovers, JB’s hip and fashionable set, and the curious.
None here as prices don’t get much better than this.
Chill, Classics, discopop, DnB, Dub Step, Electro, Electronic, Funk, Hard Rock Cafe, Hip Hop, Live Music, Lounge, Pop, R&B, Retro, Rock, Top 40, Top 40s, Urban
Service Always prompt, although there might be a bit of a language barrier with some of the foreign wait staff.