Wouldn’t it be great if you can see the Kuala Lumpur cityscape from a different point of view? We are talking none other than enjoying the majestic sight of the skylines from a bird’s-eye perspective. To achieve this, one simply needs to visit a rooftop bar. Following that, here are the Top 10 Rooftop Bars in KL & Selangor!
1) Mai Bar
Located on the 30th floor of Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral, Mai Bar has cool and funky vibes. This includes everything from the colourful hues surrounding the space to its unique Tiki-themed decor. Mai Bar is also known for its creative cocktail choices, namely the rum-based Malaysian Princess Mai Tai and Moana Puru. The latter includes a citrusy concoction of vodka, passion fruit puree, blue curacao, lime juice and lemonade.
2) Heli Lounge Bar
Once a hidden gem, Heli Lounge Bar eventually made its mark as among the most popular rooftop bars in Kuala Lumpur. And frankly, it’s easy to see why: True to its name, the open-space helicopter pad allows you to enjoy the uninterrupted views of the Kuala Lumpur skyline. By uninterrupted views, we mean 360 degrees with no walls or windows whatsoever. Best to visit for a drink around the sunset hour.
3) Marini’s on 57
More than just a rooftop bar, Marini’s On 57 also happens to be a classy Italian restaurant and a whisky & cigar lounge. The rooftop bar’s spacious setting, coupled with floor-to-ceiling glass windows, overlooks the Kuala Lumpur skyline and even the Petronas Twin Towers up close. When it comes to drinks, they have various selections of draught beers and other alcoholic beverages. And if you want some bites to go with your drink, they have a few of them on the menu such as Marini’s Style Guacamole with House-made Rice Chips and Spicy Cajun Chicken with Belgian Potato Wedges.
4) Canopy Rooftop Lounge & Bar
A good place to chill while enjoying the spectacular view of the Kuala Lumpur skyline, with Canopy’s latter rooftop terrace overlooking the majestic sight of Petronas Twin Towers. Sit at one of their comfortable sofas or loungers while having a drink or two. They serve everything from beers to wines, liquors and cocktails. Here, they have both classic and Canopy’s very own concoctions such as Apple & Cinnamon Buck (gin, apple shrub, cinnamon syrup, lemon juice & ginger ale) and Thaiki (cognac, coconut water, Monin orgeat, lime juice, angostura bitters & Thai basil).
5) Fuego @Troika Sky Dining
Fuego’s 24th-floor space has an open terrace that allows you to dine and drink while enjoying the magnificent Kuala Lumpur cityscape. The place itself has a unique charm of its own, with eclectic South American-style decor dominates the setting. Looking at their menu, savour some of their South American dishes, namely Fuego’s New Prawn Ceviche and Smoked Quail Eggs. Remember to cool down with their refreshing cocktail selections such as Fuego Cooler (cava, peach, grapefruit, mint, cucumber & orange) and Fuego Mojito (rum instant infused with lychee, chilli, mint & lime).
6) Roofino Skydining and Bar
Sitting atop the KL Trillion lies Roofino Skydining and Bar, complete with two sections separating the indoors and outdoors. For the former, it is a glasshouse-style restaurant that has floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Kuala Lumpur skyline. Then, there’s the outdoor garden-like terrace that lets you lounge around while having a sip at one of their classic cocktails, namely Cosmopolitan and Pina Colada.
7) Mantra Rooftop Bar and Lounge
Mantra Rooftop Bar and Lounge’s amazing outdoor spot overlooking the Kuala Lumpur skyline isn’t the only attraction here. They are also known for their unique cocktail selections such as Kim Jong Mule (Hendricks gin, Korean Jinro shochu, St. Germain elderflower, sweet basil & lemon and soda) and Lemon Cheesecake (Licor 43, Limoncello, lemon juice & cream). Also, look out for their daily Happy Hour Specials from 2 pm to 8 pm.
8) Vertigo @ Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur
From the 59th floor of Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur, Vertigo’s rooftop-bar experience offers great views of Kuala Lumpur cityscape. Sip their classic or bespoke cocktails, with the latter’s concoctions such as Aloe Tea (gin, Moroccan mint tea & sweetened aloe vera) and Mount Genting (gin, dry vermouth, lime juice, lychee & raspberry syrup and egg white). Also, have some bites at one of their delicious bar snacks from Satay Mortar (grilled beef & chicken skewer combo) to Spring Chicken Popcorns and Loaded Dirty Nachos.
9) DEEP BLUE
Covering a rooftop bar and a restaurant, the latter consists of a Asian and Western fusion food menu including their recommended choices such as Malaysian Satay, Salted Egg Yolk Squid and Basilico Alla Thai pasta. They have a wide array of alcoholic beverages as well, with the likes of cocktails, house wines, draught & bottled beers and liquors. Let’s not forget about DEEP BLUE’s stunning views of some of Kuala Lumpur’s iconic landmarks including KL Tower and Petronas Twin Towers.
10) Hemisphere Restaurant & Bar
With tremendous views of the Petronas Twin Towers and KL Tower, Hemisphere Restaurant & Bar is undoubtedly among the go-to places for a sky-dining experience. Pick a seat at the indoor restaurant or chill in the outdoor area. They have some fine selections of red and white wines you can choose from here. And their food menu is no slouch either, covering everything from pastas and risottos to meat and seafood varieties.
The compilation of this list was made from accumulation of Public Votes at TallyPress.com.