The six hottest events that should be on your calendar.
Nov 24, 2011|
[33rd Floor Traders Hotel, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur, 2332-9888]
Engage all five senses with a visit to SkyBar. Located on the 33rd floor of Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur it offers some great views of the Petronas Twin Towers at this striking open air pavilion. There’s nothing not to love about this rooftop space which recently landed the Best Hotel Bar title at the Best of Malaysia Awards 2011. Relax at one of the poolside sofas under the soaring double height ceiling and enjoy a well mixed cocktail as you admire the city’s movers and shakers.
Opening times: Sun-Thu: 11am-1am; Fri, Sat + eve of public hols: 11am-3am
Nearest train: KLCC (LRT)
[Level 34, Menara Panglobal, Jalan Punchak, off Jalan P Ramlee, 50250 Kuala Lumpur, 2332-7777]
Perched on the top floor of Pacific Regency Hotel Suites, Luna was one of the first rooftop bars in the city but it remains one of the best. The truly alfresco ambience, the amazing 360 degree views, the multiple levels offering different bars and intimate spaces all help keep this space at the top of the skyhigh drinking charts.
Opening times: Mon, 5pm-1am; Tues-Fri, 5pm-3am; Sat, 10am-3am; Sun, 10am-1am
Nearest train: Raja Chulan or Bukit Nanas (LRT)
[Penthouse, GTower, 199 Jalan Tun Razak, 50400 Kuala Lumpur, 2168-1881]
The latest arrival to the rooftop drinking scene the View is fast making a name for itself and not just for the spectacular views of the KLCC Twin Towers and beyond. Situated over 30 floors up in the custom-built rooftop of the hip GTower Hotel Kuala Lumpur, join the city’s elite crowd at a choice of three main drinking sections— the GH Mumm Champagne room, the Glenlivet single malt whisky lounge and the al fresco ABSOLUT Bar. The signature cocktails whipped up by award-winning mixologists are a speciality.
Opening times: Sun-Thurs 6pm-1am, Fri & Sat 6pm-3am
Nearest train: Ampang Park (LRT)
[113, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, 2171-1997]
After undergoing a million dollar revamp back in 2008, the Aristo & Roof Garden at Zouk Club KL now boasts a spacious alfresco balcony overlooking the club entrance and a more laidback rooftop garden. This verdant, tropical open air space is flanked by two of KL’s most iconic buildings in the KLCC and the KL Tower making it a great spot for pre-club drinks.
Opening times: daily, 6pm-3am
Nearest train: Bukit Nanas (Monorail)
[Roof Top, Lot 10 Shopping Centre, 50 Jln Sultan Ismail, Bukit Bintang, 50250 Kuala Lumpur, 2782-3555]
For a rooftop experience like none other in Kuala Lumpur head to Rootz club on the rooftop gardens of Lot 10. Inspired by the decadent Russian palaces of the 18th century Rootz has a Baroque decadence from its ornate ceilings to its extravagant hanging lights. There’s no view to speak off but you’ll be too busy on the huge dance floor occupies almost half the space to care. It’s Ladies Night every Wednesday and Thursday; walk in for free with two drinks on Wednesdays and a free flow of apple martinis and cosmopolitans until 1am on Thursdays.
Opening times: 10pm till late from Wednesday-Saturday
Nearest train: Bukit Bintang (Monorail)