When I first heard about this incredible watering hole, I imagined myself sipping a couple of beers or cocktails with an amazing view of Menara and Petronas Towers but I don’t have anyone to tag along. Most of my KL expat friends don’t like going out. I know I’ve been traveling solo but when in Bar, I don’t like myself being alone. As a retired partyphile (yes, I’m claiming this title) I always love being surrounded by friends and newly found friends with great entertainment.
When my best friend visited me in one of her layovers, I knew it wasn’t the best time to take her to a bar knowing drinking is not her thing but I know for sure she will love the view so she agreed. The timing though is not great because it wasn’t the best weather. In fact I was worried it will rain the whole day.
The Bar is located on the 34th floor of Menara KH, if you’re taking the Go KL bus you can stop at Pavilion Mall and its just a few walks from there. I’ve been reading articles about the bar and I was surprised because I didn’t know the waiters and bar staffs are dressed like pilots, flight attendants and whatnot which is perfect for the bar set up. My best friend who is a flight attendant herself is so happy to see the guys in uniform. When she whispered “I belong”, i knew we will have a good time.
One needs to buy the drink first then only you can take the stairs to Helipad. Drinks are reasonably priced. Mojito for me and Star kiss for my friend (RM 25.00 / cocktail) Considered the drinks as your entrance to the Helipad for a gorgeous view. We were early so we got the best seat location. It was a bit cloudy and the sunset is not really the most dramatic one but the skyline view is impressive.
It gets overcrowded as the night crawls and due to limited chairs the late comers have to stand. So if you want to spend the night long consider being an early bird, this will save you from their bottle policy which is expensive. The service is poor though. You have to be patient as they’re so slow. Probably because they need to go down at the main bar and then take the stairs back to the Helipad. Despite this, I still love the atmosphere. I think this is better than being in the platform of the twin towers because you get to enjoy the 360 views of Kuala Lumpur in an actual helipad with some booze unless of course you have fear of heights. Don’t worry ‘cause there are bouncers all over to watch you so you wont go near the edge.
I love how they converted the helipad into a bar, its a mind blowing treat! I thought I’ve seen the best being in Kuala Lumpur for 3 years but I was wrong. There are a lot of places like the Heli Lounge in KL which have an amazing view of the Skyline. If you have been to Marini’s on 57 or Skybar, you may give this Heli Lounge a try. It’s a different experience because you are in an actual helipad plus the view is spectacular.
I Would love to go back to catch the sunset.