There is no doubt that Kuala Lumpur is a vibrant, bustling city from sunrise to sunset. In order to gain a whole new appreciation for the capital city of Malaysia, we recommend you get away from the busy streets and take in the view from a whole new angle – the rooftops. Kuala Lumpur is said to be the home to a number of nocturnal hotspots, ranging from the classy restaurants to cocktail lounges, that are nestled atop high-rise structures. The following article contains the list of the top 10 Rooftop Bars in Kuala Lumpur that offer great ambience for those who want to sit back and watch the sunset below the city horizon - with a drink in hand, of course. So read on-
The airy and sexy sky bar is the perfect spot for all your cocktail and Bachelor/ Bachelorette party. The glamorous cocktail lounge is located on the 33rd floor of Traders Hotel KL. The centrepiece of the sky bar is a pool which is a pool that is bordered by the “cabanas” (large sunken alcoves with chaise longues) on one side, and a bar area with sofas and woven rattan high tables and bar stools on the other. The sky bar is said to be a must-visit place if you wish to hit a night club in KL. There are DJs spin techno music at Sky Bar on select nights while on other night tunes alternate from jazz, easy listening and soft rock to modern pop hits.
Address: Level 33, Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur City Centre
Marini’s on 57 can be considered as an exclusive Italian ristorante set on the 57th floor of Petronas Tower 3 (adjacent to Suria KLCC). Marini’s on 57 is said to be divide into three sections including a dining area, a bar with art deco furniture and neon lights, and a Havana-Esque lounge with brown leather sofas. Paintings from the famous Italian artist, Rosalba Mangione adorns the walls, while floor-to-ceiling windows and a glass roof tend to provide great views of Kuala Lumpur. The private elevator tends to provide a hushed environment, but as one enters the front doors the visitors are in for refined elegance with the sounds of champagne glasses clinking and quiet chatter.
Address: Level 57, Menara 3 Petronas, Persiaran KLCC, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
One word to describe Troika Sky Dining is impressive. It can be said that the local people from Kuala Lumpur are becoming spoilt for choice when it comes to fine dining restaurants with a view, Situated in Tower B of The Troika along Persiaran KLCC, Troika Sky Dining in addition to the breathtaking view comprises of two dining venues and a bar: fusion-focused Cantaloupe, Italian bistro Strato and Claret wine bar.
Address: Level 23A, Tower B, The Troika, 19 Persiaran KLCC, 50450 KL.
Situated directly opposite Menara KL Towers, the following easy-breezy Lunar Bar is a two-storeyed bar that is located on the 34th floor of Pacific Regency Suites and offers a 360° views of the Kuala Lumpur city. Considered as one of the best known night clubs in the city, Lunar Bar is said to be divided into an alfresco lounge with a pool and long bar on the lower level, while the top deck is a trendy indoor restaurant that overlooks the pool.
Address: Pacific Regency Hotel Apartments, Menara Pan Global, Jalan Punchak, off Jalan P Ramlee, 50250 Kuala Lumpur.
The view @G Tower is a nightclub is said to be situated on the 29th floor of G Tower Hotel KL with views of the famous Petronas Twin Towers, Ampang Hills, and the Titiwangsa mountain range. The view @G Tower mainly contains three seating areas: the chic, fuss-free and airy wooden terrace, the neon-lit, futuristic Champagne Room and the Whisky Lounge – a quiet cigar lover’s enclave. The stand out feature of The view @G Tower is that there is a strict dress code there were sneakers and ripped jeans are not allowed. However, the club is very friendly and has a down-to-earth service.
Address: Level 29, G Tower, 199 Jalan Tun Razak, 50400 Kuala Lumpur.
Suspended between the two blocks of G-Tower Hotel, KL, Bridge Bar Kuala Lumpur said to offer some of the best views in the city. One of the major highlights of the Bridge Bar Kuala Lumpur is the glass platform that you can step on and take a thrilling downward view – an exhilarating experience you will not easily forget. Bridge Bar Kuala Lumpur said to offer some of the best views in the city where the visitors can relax with a drink in hand, take in the view and listen to R&B, jazz and Top 40 hits playing quietly in the background while you chat with friends or network.
Address: Level 28, G Tower, Jalan Tun Razak, KL.
Located on the 30th floor of Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral, Mai Ba can be considered as a spacious rooftop consisting of a poolside bar. Mai Bar is said to offer a wide range of alcohol and unique cocktails with resident and guest DJs playing cutting edge music. Mai Bar can be considered a great place where all the guests can relax unwind and watch the sunset in Kuala Lumpur. In addition, all the guests can also enjoy happy hour promos from 17:00 until 21:00 all day.
Address: Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral, Jalan Stesen Sentral.
Atmosphere 360 tends to provide the highest views in the town as it is situated one floor above KL Tower’s viewing deck (which is about 100m higher than the Petronas Twin Towers’ sky bridge). Atmosphere 360 is also known to have Kuala Lumpur’s most famous revolving restaurant, where at one moment you are sitting beside the buffet counter, the next you are beside the grand piano and front entrance. Atmosphere 360 is said to resemble a lot the spaceship with neon lights and starry fibre optic ceiling lights, the intimate table arrangements and romantic, sky-high views. This arrangement makes Atmosphere 360 the perfect place for all the romantic date nights.
Address: TH 02, Menara Kuala Lumpur, No. 2, Jalan Punchak Off Jalan P. Ramlee, 50250 Kuala Lumpur.
Situated directly across from the KL Tower, the Heli Lounge Bar provide a great view where you can click a better picture of the city skyline. The helipad – one of only five in the city – is still in use during the day but at night turns into a rooftop bar with a portable drink station and some simple lounge chairs and tables.
Address: 34th Floor, Menara KH, Jalan Sultan Ismail, KL.
The Roof @ First Avenue is said to be situated just next door to One Utama – one of the Klang Valley’s most popular malls. The Roof @ First Avenue is said to be divided into five concept venues: Malt & Leaf, Play, Score, Signature and Stratosphere, all of which totals up to a huge 4,645sqm of space. The combination of a cool cocktail and a grand view is breathtaking plus being able to look back on the night through fantastic photos is sure to please anyone. The Roof @ First Avenue has surely mastered the art of after-hours entertainment at an altitude.
Location: The Roof, 1 First Avenue, Bandar Utama, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.