Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Focus: 5 rooftop bars with amazing views of KL

Heli Lounge Bar
A helipad by day and bar by night? Yes, that’s exactly what Heli Lounge Bar is all about. When you’ve finally accomplished climbing a flight of stairs up to the Heli Lounge, you’ll find yourself standing out in the open surrounded by 360 degree views of KL and some mismatched furniture. Downstairs, there's a club with a Resident DJ and aviation-inspired decor.

34th floor, Menara KH, Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur, (03 2110 5034), Mon-Wed 6pm-12am, Thu 6pm-2am, Fri-Sat 6pm-3am.

View Rooftop Bar

View Rooftop Bar, located in G Tower, presents a view overlooking the city of KL, Ampang Hills and the Titiwangsa mountain range. There are three rooms to choose from: the GH Mumm Champagne Room, the Glenlivet single malt lounge and Al Fresco ABSOLUT Bar. While the wooden decked balcony is open air, parties can rage on under cover, rain or shine.

G Tower, 199 Jalan Tun Razak, 50400 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, (03 2168 1881), Sun-Thu 5pm-1am, Fri-Sat & public holiday eve 5pm-3am.

Marini’s on 57

KL's highest rooftop bar, Marini’s on 57, sit within Menara 3 of the Petronas Towers, shoulder to shoulder with the Twin Towers. There are three venues – Italian fine dining, a lounge with a vast selection of cigars and single malt whiskey and a bar with an in-house DJ spinning throughout the night. The bar has a dress policy, so scrub up for the occasion.

Level 57, Menara 3 Petronas, KLCC, 50088 Kuala Lumpur (03 2161 2880), Mon-Sun 7pm to 11pm.

Aristo Roof Garden @ Zouk

Zouk is known for their upscale clubbing scene. A few years ago, they revamped Aristo Roof Garden, creating a zen mood for a more laid-back drink in view of KL Tower and KLCC. With regular themed nights and surprisingly good value drinks promotions, Aristo makes up in creativity what it lacks in height.

113 Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, (03 2171 1997), Mon 5pm – 1am, Tue - Sat 5pm – 3am.

Stratosphere @ The Roof

Stratosphere is another helipad-turned-bar, but with a modern garden vibe. The grassy roof of First Avenue is adorned with glowing, futuristic fixtures at night. Instead of overlooking the city of KL, Stratosphere looks over Petaling Jaya. If the elements aren't friendly, book a meal instead at The Signature restaurant which is also part of The Roof.

First Avenue, Bandar Utama, 47800 Petaling Jaya, (012 691 0628) Wed-Sat, 6.30pm-2am.