Hey foodie! I think all of us can agree that Kuala Lumpur is a vibrant city from dawn to dusk. In this article, we are taking your appreciation for Malaysia’s capital to a whole new level – the rooftops. It’s about time to get off the busy streets and appreciate this city from a higher angle! Here are 10 best rooftop dining in KL for you to have a drink and relax while enjoying the amazing view of Kuala Lumpur!
10 BEST ROOFTOP BARS IN KL
Kuala Lumpur is home to a number of famous nocturnal spots, ranging from high-class ristorantes to cocktail lounges that are located atop high-rise structures. What would be a better way to savor the stunning skyline of Kuala Lumpur than looking at it from these bars?
1. Marini’s on 57
Located on the 57th floor of the Petronas Tower 3, this is an exclusive Italian restaurant that is divided into three sections, a dining area, a bar and a Havana-esque lounge with brown leather sofas. The bar offers an extensive selection of wines, but there are also great cocktails and champagnes. The entrance to Marini’s can be best spotted from outside Mandarin Oriental’s Hotel lobby. Paintings from the Italian artist, Rosalba Mangione hang on the walls and the glass roof definitely proves a great view of the city! Drink prices start at RM 25.
Opening Hours: 3pm-1.30am (Mon- Thurs) , 3pm-3am (Fri – Sat), 5pm-1.30am (Sun)
Address: Level 57, Menara 3 Petronas, Persiaran KLCC, Kuala Lumpur
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2. Elysium Bar + Terrace
This trendy terrace is located 32 floors high, overlooking the Petronas Twin Towers, KL Tower and more! What’s more? They offer a tranquil and laid-back ambiance where their seats are well-cushioned and the surrounding is dimly lit to allow patrons to enjoy the city lights. It is the perfect place to chill after a long day at work. Foodies should try out their Hibiscus Sour for a kick of freshness or the Russian Spring Punch for a sweet taste from their bar! Drink prices start from RM 10+.
Opening Hours: 5pm-3am (Tues to Sun)
Address : level 31+32, Wisma Goldhill, 67 Jalan Raja Chulan, Kuala Lumpur
3. Luna Bar
Located opposite Menara KL Tower, this breezy bar is two-stories big on the 34th floor of Pacific Regency Suites. This bar offers a staggering, 360-degree view of Kuala Lumpur! This place is divided into a long bar on the lower level and an alfresco lounge with a pool.
The upper level houses a trendy indoor restaurant that overlooks the pool. This restaurant serves one of the best mixed grills that will certainly satisfy your taste buds. Foodies should also try their Luna signature cocktail which entails dark rum, Cointreau, blue Curacao and lychee liqueur when they visit to enjoy the night. Drink prices start at RM 25+.
Opening Hours: 5pm-1am (Mon); 5pm-3am (Tues-Fri); 10am-3am (Sat); 10am-1am (Sun)
Address: Pacific Regency Hotel Apartments, Menara Pan Global, Jalan Punchak, off Jalan P Ramlee, 50250 Kuala Lumpur
4. Mai Bar at Aloft KL Sentral
This beautifully spacious bar can be found on the 30th floor of Aloft KL Sentral. It is perfect for guests who prefer a less crowded scene to gaze at the skyline of Kuala Lumpur. What’s more? This place is decorated in Tiki-themed, with everything from life-sized Tiki totems, paintings, decor and wooden-panel ceilings.
You can chill by the blue pool and enjoy a drink offered by the black bar lined with LED lights. Some of the recommendations include the tropical Malaysian Princess Mai Tai that is infused with rum, blueberries, lime, pineapple and orange juice Mr. Jack, a sweet and fruity drink with a coconut kick. Drink prices start at RM 35+ (cocktails)
Opening Hours: 12pm-12am (Sun-Thurs) , 12pm-2am (Fri & Sat)
Address: Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral, Jalan Stesen Sentral Tel: +603 2723 1188
5. Heli Lounge Bar
Just directly across from KL tower lies a lounge bar on a helipad. Here, you would definitely want to snap thousands of pictures as you watch the sunset or just pictures of the brightly lit city. The helipad is still in use during the day but at night, it turns into a bar with a portable drink station with some simple lounge chairs and tables.
That’s not all, underneath the helipad hides a lounge bar where everything is constructed from an airplane. From transformed plane cabin seats to turbine tables, you’ll feel like you’re inside a Boeing-747! During your visit, be sure to try out their mojito or strawberry martini for a refreshing kick! Drink prices start from RM15+.
Opening Hours: 6pm-12am (Mon-Wed) ; 6pm-2am (Thursday); 6pm-3am (Fri & Sat)
Address: 34th Floor, Menara KH, Jalan Sultan Ismail, KL
6. Sky Bar
Situated high up on the 33rd floor of the Traders Hotel, this airy bar offers an amazing panoramic view of the city’s skyline as you sip on your delicious drink and enjoy a few snacks. Its centrepiece is a pool bordered by a bar on one side and day-beds on the other.
The bar plays music that ranges from jazz to modern pop hits. Foodies should try their ‘Raised in Manhattan’ cocktail which is created with sweet Vermouth and Canadian Club Whiskey, or the ‘Kiwitini’ for a fresh summery taste when you pay them a visit. Alternatively, you can be adventurous and allow the mixologists to mix up a surprise for you! Drink price ranges from RM 25 to RM 39.
Opening Hours: 10am – 1am (Sun – Thurs); 10am-3am (Fri – Sat)
Address: Level 33, Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur City Centre
7. Fuego at Troika Sky Dining
Nestled on the 24th floor of The Troika, this bar features a beautiful open-terrace with a full view of the Petronas Twin Towers and the skyscrapers of Kuala Lumpur. This place offers a South American Cuisine and it is decorated with painted mosaic tiles and colourful red canteen-styled chairs.
One of the recommended drinks is the ‘Act of Will’ which is a flask of bourbon that will be served in a carved out book! If you’re leaning towards the fresher side, their Mojito which is injected with ‘instant rum’ with lychee and chili would certainly satisfy your taste buds. Fuego offers a lively atmosphere, hence making it the perfect spot to hang out after a long day at work. Drink prices starts from RM 40+.
Opening hours: 6pm-12am (daily)
Address: Level 23A, Tower B, The Troika, 19 Persiaran KLCC, 50450 KL
8. Bridge Bar Kuala Lumpur
Bridge Bar is an exclusive nightclub suspended between the two blocks of G-Tower Hotel KL at the 28th floor that offers some of the best views of the city. One of the highlight of this place is the glass platform which allows you to take a thrilling downward view of the city- definitely an experience that you will not forget!
This bar also plays music ranging from R&B to Jazz quietly in the background. Don’t forget to try their signature fruit shooters or their famous Chili Mojito. Looking for a snack? Try out their duck spring rolls with hoisin BBQ sauce or fried pistachio scamorza cheese! Drink prices start from RM25+.
Opening Hours: 5pm-1am (daily)
Address: Level 28, G Tower, Jalan Tun Razak, KL
9. Stratosphere at the Roof
This is another rooftop bar that sits on top of a helipad. However, the view here is different from what Heli Lounge Bar offers – it has an unrestricted 360-degree view of Petaling Jaya and beautiful landscapes, dotted with skyscrapers here and there. This bar offers a beautiful outdoor summer ambiance with cobblestone pathways, white chairs and cylindrical bulbs spreading fluorescent hues of colourful lights. It is the perfect place for a summer night.
The bar serves a vast array of wines, liquors, beers, and cocktails. Be sure to try their Hawaii 5-0 to experience an explosive tropical flavour and their Milo Ais which is an adult hot chocolate filled with rum,baileys and kahlua when you pay them a visit! Drink prices starts from RM40+
Opening Hours: 6pm-2am (Tues-Sat)
Address: Sky Lounge, 1 First Avenue, Bandar Utama, 47800 Petaling Jaya
10. View @ GTower
Up on the 29th floor lies a trendy rooftop bar with an al-fresco terrace to continue your night outside. Away from the bustling streets of Kuala Lumpur, this bar offers a magical view of the city! This place is divided into three, a terrace bar, champagne room and whiskey lounge. Each venue is decorated beautifully to offer a relaxing ambiance for patrons to sit and relax.
Moreover, the bar offers customizable cocktails so you can request for the bartender to whip up your favourite mix! Simply pick your spirits, spices, texture, and fruits and the mixologist will work on it! If you’re feeling up for a preset, do try their own signature blends for a surprising taste! Be sure to also try their Mary’s Melon for a refreshing, honeydew-inspired cocktail. Drink prices start from RM 40+.
Opening Hours: 5pm-1am (Sun-Thurs); 5pm-3am (Fri & Sat)
Address: Level 29, G Tower, 199 Jalan Tun Razak, 50400 Kuala Lumpur
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There you have it! A list of 10 best rooftop bars to help you appreciate the city more while you sip on your drink. Have a place in mind that we missed out on? Leave us a comment below!
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