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Rooftop Bars Kuala Lumpur

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16 best rooftop bars in Kuala Lumpur

Updated:December 20, 2021

The best way to get away from the bustling and vibrant streets of Kuala Lumpur, and to see the city from a new perspective? Head sky-high, taiking aim on the best rooftop bar KL. This complete guide will lead you straight to the top venues, packed with all info you need: opening hours, dress code, pictures, maps and much more to every rooftop and sky bar KL worth a visit.

Mixing a great climate with cocktail lounges, fancy rooftop restaurants and amazing rooftop infinity pools, Kuala Lumpur is really one of the top rooftop cities in the whole world. But which is the best rooftop bar KL? Just scroll down and find the Kuala Lumpur rooftop bar best suited for you.

The list
Rooftop bar Vertigo & Horizon Grill at Banyan Tree in Kuala Lumpur
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Vertigo & Horizon Grill at Banyan Tree

$$$$ | 58-60th floor | Bukit Bintang
  • Highlights
  • 2 Bars + Restaurant
  • Amazing 360-views
  • Highest in KL

New since 2018, the hotel Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur offers both two lovely rooftop bars called Vertigo and Vertigo TOO, and a fine dining rooftop restaurant called Horizon Grill. All with breathtaking panoramic views over almost all of KL. The top floors Vertigo and Vertigo TOO are great lounges and rooftop bars for sunset views and well-crafted cocktails in a nice atmosphere. Horizon Grill (one floor below) serves fresh seafood and premium steaks in a more fine-dining setting.

Rooftop bar Kuala Lumpur Fuego at Troika Sky Dining in Kuala Lumpur
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Fuego at Troika Sky Dining

$$$ | 23rd floor | Ampang Park
  • Highlights
  • Several restaurants
  • Great food
  • Warm & festive atmosphere

Troika is somewhat of a rooftop and food-lover heaven, with 6 different rooftop restaurants and bars all at the same place, in the heart of KL and just a short walk from the Petronas Towers. The restaurant with the best terrace and view is called Fuego, a South American restaurant aiming to offer new tastes and a fun and festive atmosphere. The food is served as small and big plates perfect to share, while the cocktails are well made classics with a new twist. All served to amazing views over the skyline and the Petrona Towers.

Rooftop bar Kuala Lumpur Marini’s on 57 in Kuala Lumpur
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Marini’s on 57

$$$$ | 57th floor | Petronas Twin Towers
  • Highlights
  • Customized cocktails
  • Close up Petronas view
  • Italian bar food

A fantastic rooftop bar, but also an upscale Italian restaurant and a whiskey lounge. All located on the 57th floor of the Petronas Tower 3, where you get some really magical panoramic views of the city skyline, and even cooler up close views of the famous Petronas Towers. The rooftop bar is a luxurious and trendy spot that usually comes with a festive mood along with signature cocktails made by award-winning mixologists and a wide range of Italian bar bites and pizzas. Sunset hour between 5-9pm every night, with favorable prices on drinks.

Rooftop bar Kuala Lumpur SkyBar at Traders Hotels in Kuala Lumpur
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SkyBar Kuala Lumpur

$$$$ | 33rd floor | KLCC Park
  • Highlights
  • Rooftop pool
  • Twin Towers-view
  • Nightly DJs

A glamorous cocktail bar where you find one of the most famous Kuala Lumpur rooftop pools. While the pool is only open to guests at the Traders Hotel, everyone can visit the SkyBar and enjoy magical views, fabulous cocktails and a festive atmosphere. The rooftop bar serves a good range of beer, wines and some really tasty signature cocktails along with both international and local inspired tapas and some pizzas. Open throughout the day, so perfect for both relaxing afternoon cocktails and more nightclub-vibes later at night, with great music from live DJs and a vibrant but still relaxed atmosphere.

Rooftop bar Man Tao Bar in Kuala Lumpur
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Man Tao Rooftop Bar

$$$$ | 21st floor | Hotel Stripes
  • Highlights
  • Rooftop pool
  • Low key and soft
  • Panoramic skyline views

A quite new and exciting neighbourhood nook-inspired rooftop bar, offering a low key and soft vibe combined with breathtaking skyline views of the Kuala Lumpur skyline, where the city park and famous KL Tower work as a mighty backdrop. Very stylish and airy terrace, and the fact that the rooftop bar is only open three nights a week helps giving an extra exclusive edge. Here you can enjoy crafted Tsingtao (Chinese beer) themed cocktails and Man Tao buns perfect to share. And, if you stay at the hotel, the big and absolutely amazing rooftop infinity pool.

Rooftop bar Kuala Lumpur Vouge Lounge in Kuala Lumpur
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Vouge Lounge

$$$$ | 38th floor | Bangsar South
  • Highlights
  • Amazing views
  • Luxurious & sophisticated
  • Japanese-French cuisine

Opened during 2018, Vouge Lounge offers the probably most sophisticated and ultra-chic rooftop experience found in all of KL. Located in Bangsar South, the venue features a main dining area, cocktail bar, wine cave, VIP rooms and an outdoor rooftop garden, with rooftop bar and spectacular views of the city skyline. Indulge in a stylish mix of Japanese and French flavours, preferably paired with something from the extensive wine collection. Or head up to the rooftop bar and enjoy the views with a cocktail perpared by the skilled bartenders, all served in an elegant and luxurious atmosphere.

Rooftop bar Kuala Lumpur Blue at EQ in Kuala Lumpur
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Blue at EQ

$$$$ | 51st floor | Equatorial Plaza
  • Highlights
  • Panoramic views
  • Upscale speakeasy
  • Live DJs & bands

The Sky51 destination at the EQ Kuala Lumpur has a lot to offer, including a very stylish rooftop speakeasy bar called Blue. Part indoor lounge with plush chairs, a glittering bar and floor-to-ceiling windows, and part outdoor terrace, with breathtaking panoramic views. Enjoy fine, elegant and crafted cocktails, a wide range of premium spirits, as well as some premium bites, served in a sophisticated, upscale and vibrant atmosphere. A lot thanks to both live DJs and live bands.

Rooftop bar Kuala Lumpur The Swimming Club at KL Journal in Kuala Lumpur
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The Swimming Club at KL Journal

$$$ | 11th floor | Bukit Bintang
  • Highlights
  • Rooftop pool
  • Central
  • Revamped 2018

A lovely rooftop and pool bar, located at the 11th floor of the boutique hotel The KL Journal. After a complepte re-styling of the terrace, The Swimming Club opened up in September 2018, boasting a colorful terrace with the design being almost as exciting as the fabouls KL view. Located in the Bukit Bintang area, the rooftop bar offers fresh and well made signature cocktails along with tasty bar bites. On top of that, there is also a magnificent salt water infinity pool.

Rooftop bar Kuala Lumpur Mantra Rooftop Bar in Kuala Lumpur
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Mantra Rooftop Bar & Lounge

$$$ | 5th floor | Bangsar
  • Highlights
  • Skyline views
  • Indoor lounge + Outdoor terrace
  • 'Smoking Cocktails'

Mantra Rooftop Bar & Lounge is found in the heart of Bangsar, on top of the Bangsar Village II shopping mall. With location a bit outside the central part of KL, this rooftop can boast with some amazing and panoramic views over the city skyline. Part plush and modern-tropical inspired indoor lounge, and part outdoor terrace with couches, day beds and private cabanas, the Mantra rooftop menu includes mixology signature cocktails, a cool selection of 'Smoking Cocktails' and a quite large food menu. Open daily, the venue mixes a cosy atmosphere with vibrant nightlife vibes.

Rooftop bar Kuala Lumpur Canopy Rooftop Bar and Lounge in Kuala Lumpur
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Canopy Rooftop Bar & Lounge

$$$ | 2nd floor | Petronas Twin Towers
  • Highlights
  • Great atmosphere
  • Shisha
  • Petronas-view

Set amidst the high rise buildings in the heart of KL, Canopy Rooftop Bar & Lounge by Tiger Bay London offers a both chilled out and vibrant atmosphere, perfect for many occasions. Divided into lounge, cocktail bar, VIP lounge and rooftop canopy, it is not sky-high but still offer some really cool views over the city and the close by Petronas towers. The rooftop bar serves fresh cocktails and mocktails made by skilled mixologists, along with wine, champagne and a large selection of premium shishas. There is also a food menu, designed as a twist on the traditional indo-chinese cuisine.

Rooftop bar Kuala Lumpur DEEP BLUE at THE FACE Suites in Kuala Lumpur
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DEEP BLUE at THE FACE Suites

$$$$ | 51st floor | Dang Wangi
  • Highlights
  • Infinity pool
  • Exclusive rooftop bar
  • Live DJs

The FACE Suites offers a really fantastic KL roof terrace. Up on the 51st floor of the hotel you do not only find a 38m wide infinity rooftop pool, but also a cool rooftop bar and restaurant called Deep Blue. All with incomparable panoramic views of the entire Kuala Lumpur, including Petronas Twin Towers and the KL Tower. For swiming in the amazing rooftop pool you have to stay at the hotel, but otherwise the rooftop bar and restaurant is open for all to enjoy afternoon cocktails, modern western dishes or late night vibes with live DJs and a trendy crowd.

Rooftop bar Kuala Lumpur LOOP KL in Kuala Lumpur
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LOOP KL

$$$ | 34th floor | Menara Kuala Lumpur
  • Highlights
  • Rooftop pool
  • Vibrant & fun
  • Live bands

With a top floor location at Pacific Regency Hotel Suites, the funky LOOP KL is a new sky-high spot for fun and views. AKA Loop Pool Bar & Lounge, the center of attention here is the glittering and neon-shining rooftop pool filled with quirky floaties, but there is also a quite stylish inside lounge. And, some majestic views over the KL skyscrapers. The LOOP rooftop bar serves a large selection of drinks and food, as well as a fun, relaxing and vibrant atmosphere, perfect for everything from after-work drinks to the family rendezvous.

Rooftop bar Kuala Lumpur Mai Bar in Kuala Lumpur
13

Mai Bar

$$$ | 30th floor | KL Sentral
  • Highlights
  • Rooftop pool
  • Crafted cocktails
  • Live DJs

A swanky Tiki-themed rooftop bar situated on the 30th floor at Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral. An inside lounge with a very long bar is complemented with an outdoor terrace, neighbor with the rooftop pool, offering stunning panoramic views of the skyline and as far as the eye can see. The rooftop bar offers a wide array of cretaive cocktails, beers, wine and gourmet tapas, and every Thur-Fri is also 'Oh, Mai Bar-Becue!'. Known for its great ambience and relaxed atmosphere, and also for boasting with one of Kuala Lumpurs best rooftop pools.

Rooftop bar Kuala Lumpur Helipad KL in Kuala Lumpur
14

Helipad KL

$$$$ | 34-36th floor | Raja Chulan
  • Highlights
  • Helipad bar
  • 360-view
  • Great location

If you are looking for certain 360-views and a completely open and airy terrace, this is the place! Just as the name suggests, Helipad KL is a big helipad made into a rooftop bar. Up here you have a magical 360 degree view of the entire city. Nothing for people with fear of heights, as there are no rail or walls, just you and all of the city at your feet. From the 34th floor indoor lounge a couple of stairs take you up to the quite low key and simply decorated terrace. Visit for a drink around sunset and you are almost guaranteed to have a memory for life.

Rooftop bar Kuala Lumpur Roofino Skydining & Bar in Kuala Lumpur
15

Roofino Skydining & Bar

$$$$ | 34th floor | Hampshire Park
  • Highlights
  • 360-views
  • Glass-house restaurant
  • Lush terrace

Perched on top of the KL Trillion, Roofino Skydining & Bar aims to elevate the sky dining experience in KL. And they sure hold a venue making it easier for them to succeed. Part indoor glass-house reastaurant with floor-to-ceiling windows, and part lush and green outdoor terrace, Roofino offers some amazing 360-degree views over the city skyline. Get comfy at the garden-like terrace and sip classic cocktails or something from the respectable wine list, or have a seat in the restaurant and indulge in a Mediterranean-inspired menu.

Rooftop bar Kuala Lumpur Stratosphere at The Roof in Kuala Lumpur
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Stratosphere at The Roof

$$$ | 30th floor | Petaling Jaya/East KL
  • Highlights
  • Grassed helipad
  • 360-view
  • City outskirts

Asia's first lawn rooftop champagne bar, situated in Petaling Jaya in the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur. From here you get a magnificent view of the city and all of Klang Valley, with 360-degree views from everywhere on the open and airy terrace. With soft, stylish lightning there is really a sense of being "up in the sky". The bar serves all the classics of cocktails, champagnes, beers, and spirits along with International bar bites. Stratosphere also host a number of different events, like rooftop cinema, sport-showings and romantic dinner sessions.

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Rooftop bar Kuala Lumpur

Rooftop-grade: 8/10

Prime season: all year

Residents: approx 4 millions

Climate: equatorially

Which are the best rooftops in Kuala Lumpur? Kuala Lumpur is a city of many high-rise buildings, wich results in lots of fantastic rooftop bars with absolutely stunning views. The rooftop bars in KL are often large and luxurious, with the view being the best entertainment.

Most of the rooftop bars in Kuala Lumpur are also situated at hotels or restaurants. If you like magnificient city views, you should visit a rooftop bar in Kauala Lumpur. Or why not visit man rooftops while here.

The rooftop bars in KL holds very high quality - both regarding service and grand views over the city skyline.

About Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is Malaysia's capital and the country's largest. The name Kuala Lumpur means "muddy confluence" which originates from the city being founded just by the muddy rivers that floated together right in the area. The climate here is warm all year round, with a fairly moist air. On average, it rains about 200 days/year. As a tourist, it is mainly the buildings in the city that attracts, foremost the famous Petronas Twin Towers and Kuala Lumpur Tower.