From sunrise to sundown, Kuala Lumpur is indeed a city that never sleeps. Forget drinking nights at claustrophobic-inducing confines, where heavy sweating and stepping on toes happen more often than it should – instead, bask in a breathtaking scenery of KL’s best sights all from the comfortable, roomy setting of a rooftop.
Don’t know where to start? This handy guide will surely set the trail for your future drinking escapades.
1. Stratosphere @ The Roof, Petaling Jaya
Claiming the title of Asia’s first and only luxury rooftop bar, Stratosphere prides itself in serving a rather exclusive group of clientele, from local personalities to social influencers, so you’re bound to catch a glimpse of who’s who in the socialite circle. Set amidst a lush grass-covered landscape, this bar offers a 360 panoramic view of Petaling Jaya’s hustle and bustle while patrons sip on the impressive array of cocktails and alcoholic drinks.
2. Heli Lounge Bar @ Menara KH, Kuala Lumpur
How often do you get to see a helipad, or even walk on one? Surely not every other day.
Heli Lounge Bar offers the opportunity for a gorgeous view come sunset – set atop a functional helipad by day, its sparse settings are transformed into a bustling bar by night. Best of all, there are no unsightly barriers hindering the picture-perfect view, so be sure to load up on plenty of selfie snaps for Instagram!
3. Mai Bar @ Aloft Sentral, Kuala Lumpur
Situated at the 30th floor of Aloft Sentral, this funky Tiki-themed watering hole certainly wins the most eccentric design, hands down. Complete with true-to-life palm trees and decorated with rustic sculptures that serves up a sweltering summer-buzz all night long, the gorgeous neon hues from its cosy lighting bathes each patron with a beach-inspired glow. With a groovy curation of drinks and food menu to complement the tropical theme, this makes for a perfect summer escapade for the regular KL-lite.
4. VIEW Rooftop Bar @ G Tower, Kuala Lumpur
Reward yourself with a glorious view of Kuala Lumpur’s skyline at the comfortable confines of VIEW Rooftop Bar, perched magnificently on the 29th floor of G Tower. Combining an exclusive offering of an al fresco bar, champagne room and a whiskey lounge, this establishment certainly gives off a luxurious vibe at first sight.
5. Sky Bar @ Traders Hotel, Kuala Lumpur
You certainly can’t go wrong with this award-winning establishment – what more when patrons soak in the tropical vibes from the swimming pool while feasting on the spectacular sights of KL’s skyline right beside. A glamorous concoction of bold and breezy, lie back against their plush cushioned seats while sipping delicious thirst-quenching cocktails from their exclusive F&B menu.