8 Rooftop Bars In KL For Cheap Drinks And Best City Views

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Rooftop bars in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 

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Kuala Lumpur’s rooftop bars offer some of the best views in town, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Throw in swimming pools, shisha and cocktails and you’ve got yourself the perfect concoction for an unforgettable night. 

If you’re tired of visiting the usual haunts like KLCC and Bukit Bintang, it’s time to check out these rooftop bars in KL

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1. Man Tao Bar - with infinity pool and liquid buffets

 

best rooftop bars in Kuala lumpur kl cheap drinks city views man tao bar infinity poolThe indoor seating area features glass ceilings 
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Be sure to bring your swimming costumes when you drop by Man Tao Bar - there’s an infinity pool which offers stunning views of the city and KL tower. Visit on Thursdays for free flow cocktails on Ladies Night. Alternatively, drop by on Fridays for free flow Gin and Saturdays for free flow Sangria at just RM88 ~S$29.20. 

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Alternatively, order a glass of Tequila (RM25 ~S$8.30) or Red Wine (RM35 ~S$11.62). For bar bites, go for the Mantao Steam Buns on Rice or the Ayam Kunyit Rice Bowl for RM20 (~S$6.64). Man Tao Bar also offers a pool-side BBQ buffet on Sundays from 12pm-3pm at RM100 ~S$33.19 for 2 people.

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Address: 25, Jalan Kamunting, Chow Kit, 50300 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Opening hours: Thur-Sat: 6PM-12AM
Telephone: +60 3 2038 0000
Website

 

2. Canopy Lounge by Tiger Bay - shisha bar

 

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Canopy Lounge by Tiger Bay is set amidst high rise buildings and offers an extensive menu of premium shishas priced at (RM90 ~S$29.87) - such as White Gummy Bear, and Pirates Cave which is a blend of flavours like lime and lemon tart. 

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Alternatively, try their Mocktail Shisha Range (RM100 ~S$33.19)  such as Cuban Mojito, or Pina Colada, a sweet creamy smoke.

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For drinks, opt for a Gin ‘N’ Pimms (RM40 ~S$13.27) or a Bloody Mary (RM37 ~S$12.28). End the night with desserts like Ferrero Rocher Waffles (RM35 ~S$11.62) and Strawberry Nutella Crepes (RM30 ~S$9.96).

Address: 183, Jalan Mayang, Kampung Baru, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Opening hours: Daily: 4PM-3AM
Telephone: +60 11 5139 8301
Website

 

3. Heli Lounge Bar - sip cocktails on a helipad

 

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Dine on a helipad at Heli Lounge Bar, which offers 360-degree views of the city skyline. Choose from a menu of drinks such as the rum-based Dine In The Air (RM30 ~S$9.96), Hellusion (RM30 ~S$9.96), a concoction of vodka and rum, or Chopper (RM25 ~S$8.30), made of vodka. Alternatively, knock back a pint of Heineken (RM36 ~S$11.95)

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It doesn’t matter whether you drop by during the day or night, because the views are gorgeous regardless. Plus, the affordably priced drinks make this bar well worth the visit.

best rooftop bars in Kuala lumpur kl cheap drinks city views heli lounge barBe treated to unobstructed views of the KL Tower 
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Address: 34 Menara KH, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Bukit Bintang, 50450, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Opening hours: Mon-Wed, Sun: 5PM-12AM | Thur: 5PM-1AM | Fri-Sat: 5PM-1AM
Telephone: +60 3 2110 5034
Website

 

4. Sky Bar at Traders - with swimming pool and nightly DJ sets

 

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Step into Sky Bar at Traders and the first thing you’ll notice is the lap pool dominating the centre. Feel free to take a dip while you enjoy music from the nightly DJ performances. Located 33 floors high, Sky Bar offers unobstructed views of the Petronas Towers.

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Grab a seat by the floor to ceiling windows and order their Signature Cocktails which are priced at RM 55 (~S$18.25), like Fig Sour, made of walnut and fig-infused bourbon or the East & Zest, a fruity vodka concoction. As for food, try their pizzas which come in large portions, such as Love Veggie (RM55, ~S$18.25) or Seafood Marinara (RM65, ~S$21.57).

best rooftop bars in Kuala lumpur kl cheap drinks city views Fig Sour, East & West, Love Veggie and Seafood Marinara Pizza
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Address: Traders Hotel, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Stall 7, Jalan Pinang, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Opening hours: Mon-Thur, Sun: 10AM-1AM | Fri-Sat:10AM-3AM
Telephone: +60 3 2332 9888
Website

 

5. Fuego at Troika Sky Dining - open-air bar-restaurant

 

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Fuego is an open-air bar-restaurant at Troika Sky Dining offering a wide range of food and cocktails. We recommend dropping by right when it opens at 6pm for views of the sunset. You can choose from small plates like the Grilled King Prawn (RM30, ~S$9.96) or mains such as the Australian Grass Fed Rib-Eye (RM135, ~S$44.80) or Snapper Ceviche (RM 32, ~S$10.62)

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Sip on classics such as a Fuego Mojito (RM 44 ~S$14.60) or the Fuego Margarita (RM46 ~S$15.27). Alternatively, try their Feugo Pisco Sour (RM44 ~S$14.60), a piquant drink made of brandy and yuzu. Do note that a minimum spend of RM100 (~S$33.19) per person is required.

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Address: Level 23A, Tower B The Troika, 19, Persiaran KLCC, Kuala Lumpur, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Opening hours: Mon-Thur, Sun: 6PM-12AM | Fri-Sat: 6PM-1AM
Telephone: +60 3 2162 0886
Website  

 

6. Roofino Skydining and Bar - glasshouse-style

 

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Roofino Skydining and Bar is a glasshouse-style bar offering outdoor and indoor seating with views of rolling hills. It can get crowded at night, so make a reservation in advance, especially if you prefer to sit outside.

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Choose from mains like Black Angus Tenderloin (RM118 ~S$39.16) served with grilled eggplant or Smoked Duck Breast with Balsamic Glaze (RM32 ~S$10.62). For drinks, Mojito is on the menu at RM30 ~S$9.96.

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Address: 338, Jalan Tun Razak, Kampung Datuk Keramat, 55000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Opening hours: Mon-Fri: 11AM-12AM | Sat-Sun: 4PM-1AM
Telephone: +60 12-216 1634
Website

 

7. The Swimming Club KL - weekly themed pool parties

 

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The Swimming Club KL is a newly opened rooftop bar with a swimming pool and neon signages of palm trees and waves that’ll make you feel like you’re in California. Keep your eyes peeled for weekly themed pool parties complete with DJs. 

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Loungers line the pool so you can get a good tan. Be sure to head to the bar to grab cocktails with a local twist such as Assam Boi Mojito and Kafir Lime Margarita. Fuel up with bar bites such as the Poolside Katsu Bun

best rooftop bars in Kuala lumpur kl cheap drinks city views the swimming club klLounge on their cushioned sofas that come in funky designs
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best rooftop bars in Kuala lumpur kl cheap drinks city views the swimming club klSnap a picture with their feature wall and grab the flamingo floaties available at the pool as your props
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Address: Level 11, The Kuala Lumpur Journal, No. 30 Jalan Beremi, Off Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Opening hours: Daily: 12PM-12AM
Telephone: +603 2110 2211
Website

 

8. Marini’s On 57 - whiskey and cigar lounge

 

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At Marini’s On 57, you’ll be able to sip on drinks and enjoy views of the Petronas Tower above you through floor to ceiling windows. Try unique drinks such as Pandan Loves Truffle or Tiramisu Cocktail which are both rum infused concoctions priced at RM50 (~S$16.59). For the less adventurous, a regular Mojito (RM33 ~S$10.95) is also on the menu.

best rooftop bars in Kuala lumpur kl cheap drinks city views marini's on 57Mojito
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You can also scoot over to their Whiskey and Cigar Lounge that’s dripping with class. Choose from favourites such as the Macallan 12 Years (RM48 ~S$15.93) or Chivas Regal 12 Years (RM 30 ~S$9.96). Alternatively, opt for age-old whiskey bottles like the Glenfarclas 40 years.

best rooftop bars in Kuala lumpur kl cheap drinks city views marini's on 57Whiskey and Cigar Lounge
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If you’re hungry, munch on a Margherita Pizza or Mini Tacos with Shredded Beef Chunks, which are both priced at RM38 (~S$12.61).

best rooftop bars in Kuala lumpur kl cheap drinks city views marini's on 57Italian restaurant
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Address: 57 Menara 3 Petronas Persiaran, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Opening hours:Mon: 12AM-12PM, 7PM-11PM | Tue-Thur: 7PM-11PM | Fri: 6.30PM-12AM | Sat-Sun: 12AM-12PM | 6.30PM-12AM
Telephone: +60 3 2386 6030
Website 

 

Bars in Kuala Lumpur with best views

 

Arm yourself with this list and start planning your next weekend getaway to KL to visit these rooftop bars - you’ll enjoy a birds-eye view of this beautiful city from way up high.  

For ideas on things to do in KL, check out these articles:

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Selfie Museum KL
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