The FMS Bar was the toast of Perak nightlife for more than a century until it sadly quenched the thirst of its last patrons in March 2008.
The Bandar Baru Medan area of Ipoh is home to some happening bars that are very popular amongst the young Ipoh nightlife hip crowd.
Over on Pangkor Island there are a few beach front bars to hang out at but the better Pangkor nightlife is generally to be enjoyed at the resort hotels.
The Pangkor Island Beach Resort has the cool Kingfisher Pool Bar where you can relax in the day enjoying the scenery before retiring to the The Golden Oriole Lobby Lounge and Bar in the evening to enjoy the live entertainment on offer.
The Pangkor Coral Bay Resort has The Abyss KTV and Disco where you can belt out your favourite karaoke tunes or dance the night away to the tunes of the resident DJ.
Still in the Medan Ipoh area The Barroom and Club 9 spread over 3 shoplots are turning the whole week into an endless weekend with their themes including Wednesday is Ladies Night and Thursday is Playboy Mansion Night as the R&B, Hip Hop, Trance, House and Electro Beat turn the joint into party central.
The Voodoo Bistro is proving to be a popular Perak nightclub on the Ipoh nightlife scene that is attracting large crowds especially on weekends.
Two other Perak pubs around Medan Ipoh to find favour with the trendy Ipoh night owls are the Shark Dance Pub and Bistro and The Locomotive that plays 70's and 80's music, hip hop and R&B with a live band on Thursdays and weekends.
The Lush Bar on Medan Ipoh plays it fast and funky with some top local DJ's playing House, Electro and R&B Tunes until 2am every night.
But there is good news on the horizon as it is undergoing a renovation in keeping with its colonial architectural style that will see it once again refreshing the salivating tastebuds of the thirsty old town Ipohians.
There are no magic spells or hocus pocus involved here just top DJ's spinning some amazing sounds that keep the patrons on the dance floor.
The FMS Bar was named after the Federated Malay States and the timeless ambience it displayed will be evident on its re-opening.
There are ambitious plans to turn the first floor into a boutique hotel furnished with antiques from the roaring twenties that is sure to be a popular tourist attraction.
If the FMS bars' original colonial antiques are all utilised to capture the atmosphere of days gone by this bar could seriously consider billing itself as a real life museum bar, now that would be an appealing concept to the tourist industry and Ipoh nightlife alike.
The FMS Bar