One of the best ways to enjoy the city is to head to one of KL's rooftop bars. Many of these bars have unobstructed views of the Twin Towers.
A contemporary space that serves great Asian fusion dishes, CÉ LA VI KL is a prime spot if you're looking for a swanky spot lounge about. This multi-venue space – restaurant, lounge, club – located on Level 37 of the ILHAM Tower in the middle of the city, and offers a great view to accompany your night out.
Located on Level 59, Vertigo is the city's tallest hotel rooftop bar, boasting stunning uninterrupted panoramas of the city skyline. There's also good selection of wine, beer and cocktails available.
The Lido marries leisure, luxury and fun in a classy atmosphere with unobstructed panoramic views. This three-level bar offers views of the surrounding Bangsar neighbourhood instead of the usual city centre skyline, and a vista that's unhindered by skyscrapers.
Exactly what the name implies – it's a place to sip cocktails in the sky. The open air lounge allows you to sprawl against the backdrop of the gleaming Twin Towers. Wednesdays are ladies night, and there are daily drinks promotions too. The best part is, there's usually no cover charge.
Perched on the 57th floor of Petronas 3 Tower, the views here are spectacular – so spectacular that drinking is almost an afterthought. On site, you'll also find an Italian restaurant and cigar lounge, making this a one-stop choice for swanky tourists and post-work urbanites.
Not exactly a rooftop bar per se, but this open-air restaurant and bar is perched on the 24th floor with a direct view of the Twin Towers. The menu features South American-inspired dishes that are perfect for sharing; the grilled meats are stellar. Also, their cocktails are complex and creative, made using unusual ingredients such as charcoal grilled lemon and more.
Located on the 12th floor of W Kuala Lumpur, WET Deck is a great spot that offers a stunning view of the Twin Towers as well as both indoor and alfresco seating options. There are spacious cabanas around the pool, and the huge indoor space offers a cool place to while away the night.
Sitting atop Bangsar Village II is Mantra bar with its alfresco deck. Here, classic cocktails are reimagined with Asian twists and flavours. Go for the Pulau Panjang, Mantra’s take on the classic Long Island. It’s served kopitiam-style in a plastic bag in a stainless steel cup, something quirky compared to the typical highball glass.
This stylish bar is located right by the rooftop infinity pool, and serves cool cocktails and delicious food such as sandwiches, burgers and pastries. This relaxing place is where you can lounge on the deck chairs and take in the views of the surrounding Petaling Jaya neighbourhood.
Sitting right by the hotel's pool and offering an unobstructed view of downtown KL is Man Tao Bar, Hotel Stripes KL's rooftop bar. The cosy space boasts fuss-free decor with a touch of elegance thanks to warm colour tones, suspended lamps and a marble top bar. Highlights on the menu include mantou buns with a variety of interesting fillings and Tsingtao beer-inspired cocktails.