Best Rooftop Bars in KL

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Imagine this: You rent a helicopter to take you around Kuala Lumpur so you can enjoy the breathtaking scenery of the vibrant cityscape from a bird’s-eye view. Isn’t that great? Well, the problem is, renting a helicopter ride is hardly cheap at all. Depending on the different helicopter rental services, a single ride alone could cost you a fortune—at least RM150 per person. Thankfully, there’s another way to admire the cityscape, and that would be visiting some of the rooftop bars found around the Kuala Lumpur area. You see, rooftop bars are actually a place where you and your companion can dine on good food or savour cool drinks (read: alcoholic beverages such as cocktails and hard liquors), while enjoying the spectacular views of the city horizon.

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    Heli Lounge BarPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    Hardly an average rooftop bar, Heli Lounge integrates an aviation-themed bar where you can find unique decors such as an actual Boeing 747 turbine specially rebuilt into a DJ console and a Boeing 737 cabin seat refurbished into a comfy sofa. Not only that, you’ll be greeted by waiters dressed in pilot uniforms. But the biggest novelty here is the helipad itself, which located two floors up on the 36th floor (you need to climb those flights of stairs, though). From there, you can enjoy your meal or your favourite drink while experiencing the Kuala Lumpur skyline during sunset or even night time. In case you are ordering the drinks, go for their signature cocktails such as “Fizzy 747” (a hybrid of Mojitos and vodka), “Star Kiss” (a vodka mixed with pineapple and vanilla syrup), or “Chopper” (a vodka mixed with green tea and apple syrup)
    Tips

    Don’t worry about accidentally falling off from the helipad if you are too drunk since there are bouncers around to ensure your safety.

    Things to expect

    You can view KL from the helipad in a spectacular 360-degree, and it’s barrier-free.

    Best with

    Lychee Martini and Heli Wings.

    Price

    RM25.00 to RM100.00

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    Heli Lounge Bar View restaurant

    34th Floor, Menara KH, Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250, City Center, Kuala Lumpur
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    0321105034

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    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
    05:00PM—12:00AM
    Thursday
    05:00PM—02:00AM
    Friday, Saturday
    05:00PM—03:00AM
    Sunday
    06:00PM—11:00PM
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    Marini's on 57Pork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    This award-winning Marini’s on 57, which won the prestigious 2014-2015 edition of World Branding Awards’ Brand of the Year for Restaurant (Malaysia), offers an elegant mix of rooftop bar, Italian restaurant, and whisky and cigar lounge. The rooftop bar is particularly stunning, thanks to the floor-to-ceiling glass windows that allows you to get the best views of the iconic Petronas Twin Towers and of course, the Kuala Lumpur cityscape. Apart from a wide selection of wines and cocktails, you can also savour some of the Italian fine dining cuisines with traditional main courses such as Bresaola (a type of beef dish) and Pasta E Faigoli (a combination of pasta and beans). If you are fond of cigars, there’s an exclusive lounge where you can find a various range of cigar brands. For drinks, they have their own in-house signature cocktails such as “Jungle Bird” (a dark rum and Campari mixed with two fruit juices — pineapple and lime, cilantro simple syrup and egg white) and “The Cool Banana” (a vodka with a unique blend of banana puree, vanilla, espresso, dried ginger and clove).
    Tips

    Dress code policies are very strict here: Only smart casual is allowed in the bar, while only certain clothes (business, smart attire and formal evening wear) are permitted for the lounge and restaurant.

    Things to expect

    A classy rooftop bar-restaurant-lounge hybrid for that fine romantic evening/night with your loved ones.

    Best with

    Go for their cocktails, and Capellini All’Aragosta (angel hair pasta dish mixed with Maine lobster tail and light tomato sauce).

    Price

    RM14.00 to RM100.00

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    Marini's on 57 View restaurant

    Level 57, Menara 3 Petronas, Persiaran KLCC, 50088, City Center, Kuala Lumpur
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    0323866030

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    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
    07:00PM—11:00PM
    Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    06:30PM—12:00AM
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    Mai BarPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    Fancy for some fun and vibrant get-together moments? If you and your friends are into booze, then the Tiki-themed rooftop bar on the 30th floor of the Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral might be the answer. Blessed with a swanky décor and cool furniture such as the pink bean bags, the Mai Bar also offers you a great view of the Kuala Lumpur cityscape. Drink-wise, don’t forget to order their signature Malaysian Princess Mai Tai. Served in a Tiki-themed glass, this particular cocktail is an appealing blend of—here we go—dark & silver rum, orange liqueur and juice, lime juice, pineapple juice, grenadine syrup, kaffir leaf and blueberries. Not only is it an amazing tropical mix, it tastes heavenly as well.
    Tips

    For the complete experience, relax by the poolside while sipping your favourite drink and watch the beautiful city of Kuala Lumpur during the night.

    Things to expect

    A colourful place to destress with your colleagues or your buddies after a long day at work.

    Best with

    One thing you can’t miss ordering from the menu (unless you are not a drinker) is the refreshing cocktail selection such as Green Paradise and Belle Fizz.

    Price

    RM15.00 to RM100.00

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    Mai Bar View restaurant

    30th Floor, Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral, 5, Jalan Stesen Sentral, 50470, KL Sentral, Kuala Lumpur
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    0327231188

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    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Sunday
    12:00PM—12:00AM
    Thursday, Friday, Saturday
    12:00PM—01:00AM
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    SkyBarPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    It was voted by the readers of the Expatriate Lifestyle magazine as “Best Hotel Bar” and “Best Bar in Malaysia” for four consecutive years. So what makes the SkyBar such a successful phenomenon? Well, the rooftop space is blessed with transparent balconies, as well as glass skylights that allow you to witness the majestic views of Petronas Twin Towers and among others. But the biggest limelight here is the gleaming 26-meter long pool that stretched along the bar. Best of all, you get to chillax on the poolside sofa while sipping your favourite cocktail. Speaking of cocktails, the signature “Mata D’or”—a fruity blend of passion fruit, grenadine syrup and Red Bull—is one sensational pick-me-up drink you can’t afford to miss out. There are also a variety of foods available, but it was the finger foods that worth ordering here. For instance, there’s the scrumptiously spicy buffalo chicken wings which is available in half or one dozen. And if you are here with a bunch of friends, you can never go wrong with the Skybar Bucket—a potpourri of mouth-watering buffalo wings, crispy fried seafood, mixed satay and cross-cut chips.
    Tips

    Look out for different happy hour promotions such as “Ladies Night” (with free selected cocktail from 6pm – 11pm on Wednesdays); “Big Boy Out” (with first round of free beer on Thursdays) and “Thirsty Sunday” (with 50% off on every pint beer on Sundays).

    Things to expect

    Good place for chilling, while listening to a variety of different music on select nights.

    Best with

    Crunchy Black and White Calamari Fritters, Frozen Deluxe Margarita, Lychee Rose and Kiwitini.

    Price

    RM18.00 to RM100.00

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    SkyBar View restaurant

    33rd Floor, Traders Hotel, KLCC, 50088, City Center, Kuala Lumpur
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    0323329888

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    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
    10:00AM—01:00AM
    Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    10:00AM—03:00AM
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    Fuego @ Troika Sky DiningPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    Sitting pretty on the 24th floor in Troika Sky Dining, Fuego has been stacking up reputations as one of the best spots to pamper your taste buds with South American flavours. One would never be ceased by lure of the captivating cocktails and gorgeous grubs. Culinary creations like Smoked Quail Eggs, Smoked Snails, assorted guacamoles and cinnamon sprinkled churros offer the perfect marriage to out-of-the-box blends such as butter and popcorn infused rum, tequila with charcoal-grilled lemon, lychee and chilli imbued rum. Soak up the panoramic views of the iconic towers and bustling city and this sort of moments are what Instagram was made up for. 

    Tips

    Call for reservations

    Things to expect

    Spectacular views for your sights and distinctively delicious grubs

    Best with

    Guacamoles

    Price

    RM30.00 to RM100.00

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    Fuego at Troika Sky Dining View restaurant

    Level 23A, The Troika, Tower B, Jalan Binjai, 50450, City Center, Kuala Lumpur
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    0321620886

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    06:30PM—10:30PM
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    Frisky Rooftop BarNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Here’s another Kuala Lumpur’s best-kept secret and it comes in the form of the Frisky Rooftop Bar, which is located just a stone’s throw from KLCC. Unlike most rooftop bars that favour a lot of commercialised music, this is an ideal place where you get to groove with their distinctive selection of house music spun by various DJs. Let’s not forget also the outdoor rooftop-lounge concept where you can get a fantastic bird’s-eye view of the soaring Petronas Twin Towers.
    Tips

    If you’re a big fan of the Mojito, look out for their Special Mojito Buffet promotion (priced at RM60 nett and available from Tuesday to Friday, 7pm – 9pm).

    Things to expect

    An enjoyable place with a lively atmosphere and great thumping house music.

    Best with

    Beers and cocktails!

    Price

    RM20.00 to RM100.00

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    Frisky Rooftop Bar View restaurant

    4A, Lorong Yap Kwan Seng, 50450, City Center, Kuala Lumpur
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    0321660750

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    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
    07:00PM—01:00AM
    Friday
    07:00PM—03:00PM
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    Cedar on 15Pork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    Situated just opposite Suria KLCC, Cedar on 15 is a trendy rooftop bar-cum-fine dining restaurant that offers a sumptuous range of Western cuisine. The restaurant itself is spacious enough to give you a comfortable dining experience. Meanwhile, the decor is also worth mentioning here with deluxe-looking interior and posh furniture that evokes a laidback feel. As for the food selection, go for one of their signature main courses which are Pumpkin Seed Crusted Black Cod. You’ll be delighted that the fish here is served fresh with minimal seasoning. Not only that, it also pairs well with a delectable trio of side dishes (mushroom tomato chutney, snap peas and fennel mousse). If you have a room for dessert, their cake offerings—such as the sinfully tempting Chocolate Molten Cake—are amazingly rich and tasty enough to end your meal with a smile on your face. Of course, no rooftop bar would be complete without a decent selection of liquors and wines. For that, you’ll be spoilt with choices. And if you’re here for cocktails, the rosé wine-based cocktail “Cedar’s Whisper” is one of the must-tries.
    Tips

    In order to get a perfect view of the Kuala Lumpur city, make sure you choose the table by the balcony.

    Things to expect

    Whether it is a date night or special friends’ gathering, Cedar on 15 is an exceptional chill-out spot for food and drink.

    Best with

    New South Wales Ribeye, Triple Layer Cheese Cake with Amaretto Liquor and Kaffir Martini.

    Price

    RM20.00 to RM100.00

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    Cedar on 15 View restaurant

    Level 15, Impiana KLCC Hotel, 13, Jalan Pinang, 50088, City Center, Kuala Lumpur
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    0321471111

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    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
    06:30AM—01:00AM
    Saturday, Sunday
    04:00PM—01:00AM
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    Rooftop Mansion @ Reggae Mansion

    Among the most sought-after nightlife spots in Kuala Lumpur where backpackers and locals gather to unwind and crack up a convivial ambience. Despite being nestled amidst skyscrapers and urban buildings, Reggae Mansion is here to stay with a colonial building charm. The anchor of attraction is certainly the rooftop which opens up to imposing views of KL Tower and Petronas Twin Towers. Immerse yourself with blend of beats and buoyant atmosphere without the need of any dress code or cover charge. If you’re looking to dine as well, sheer spread of Western and Asian dishes does not disappoint too. 

    Tips

    No fancy dress code and no cover charge. Checkout their Facebook page for latest events and promotions

    Things to expect

    Habitually filled with tourists and backpackers

    Best with

    Western fare

    Price

    RM30.00 to RM80.00

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    Rooftop Mansion @ Reggae Mansion View restaurant

    53, Jalan Tun H S Lee, City Centre, 50050 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 50000, Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur
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    0320726877

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    Every day
    06:00PM—03:00AM
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