What if we told you a 36th floor helicopter landing pad also doubles as one of the best bars in Kuala Lumpur? Heli Lounge Bar actually exists and is one of the hottest Kuala Lumpur rooftop bars. This old helicopter landing pad has been transformed into an amazing viewpoint and a place where locals and travelers alike come to watch the sunset. If you weren’t looking for the Heli Bar you could easily pass what looks like just an office skyscraper. Here’s all you need to know about Heli Lounge in Kuala Lumpur!
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Heli Lounge Bar Kuala Lumpur Info
Setting: Upscale Rooftop Bar
Offering: Light Fare – Craft Cocktails
Location: 34 Menara KH, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Bukit Bintang
- Sunday-Wednesday: 5pm – 12am
- Thursday: 5pm – 1am
- Friday & Saturday: 5pm – 2am
Finding the Heli Lounge Bar
Like we said, if you’re walking near the Heli Bar you likely won’t know where it is. It’s actually in a commercial district of the city, and not near many other bars in Kuala Lumpur. When you walk into the unassuming lobby you might question even more if you’re in the right spot.
Just hop on one of the assigned elevators, and take it all the way to the 34th floor. From there you’ll walk up two flights of stairs to the front desk area. At check-in you’ll have to pay at 50 MYR which gives you access to the helipad and your first drink.
For Kuala Lumpur the prices are high by any standard, but ultimately you are paying for the view. Grab a seat near the bar and wait for the server to bring you your drink before proceeding up to the rooftop Heli Lounge Bar.
*If you know what night you want to visit you can make a reservation beforehand and guarantee yourself a table at the Heli Bar for sunset. The reserved tables sit on the outer ring with the best views. Otherwise, it’s first come first serve!
Atmosphere at the Heli Bar
The bar below the rooftop section is a swanky space with pieces of old helicopters that are used as decor. The view from here alone is worth it for the visit, but wait until you see the top!
As you climb the stairs of Heli Lounge in Kuala Lumpur, it’s hard not to imagine how awesome owning your own private helicopter would be… Yet, for now I guess we’ll have to settle for grabbing a drink on the roof!
Tables and chairs fill the Heli Bar, and a thin rope protects wandering visitors from creeping too close to the edge. The staff is very attentive and tries to find a seat for everyone. Nevertheless, it gets crowded for sunset so don’t be afraid to make friends and share a table.
Heli Lounge Bar Menu
At Heli Lounge Bar you can order everything from craft cocktails, to imported wine and local beers. Besides the full bar below, there’s another bar on the roof so you’ll never wait too long for a drink. The modern Heli Lounge Bar menu offers a light fare that you can order on either level.
When ordering food at any Kuala Lumpur rooftop bars keep in mind that you’ll likely have a crowd around you at sunset. One night we watched a couple order a full spread with drinks.
Unfortunately, their table happened to be where everyone crowded around to take photos. Maybe stick to the drinks until the sun goes down, or at least see where you’re sitting first. Our Favorites from the Heli Lounge Bar menu were the Lychee Martini & Mojito. Cheers!
Best Sunset Spot in Kuala Lumpur
The Heli bar view is beautiful, but the sunset is the true show stopper! From the top of the Heli Lounge in Kuala Lumpur you can watch as the sun goes down and the buildings light up one by one in the night.
We loved circling the helicopter pad to see the city from every angle possible. If you’re planning to catch the sunset just make sure to get there as early as possible before it fills up.
Heli Lounge Bar After Dark
The crowds are drawn to the Heli Lounge Bar for sunset, but stay for the epic skyline and night club vibes. The city comes alive when the sun go down, and that’s also the DJ’s cue to turn the music up.
On a clear night you can see the lights of Kuala Lumpur that stretch for miles into the far neighborhoods of Malaysia’s capital. While Kuala Lumpur rooftop bars are certainly trendy, this truly is unlike anything else you’ll experience. I guess it isn’t every day that you have drinks on top of a helicopter pad!
Have any questions about the Heli Lounge Bar or want to share your favorite sunset spot in Kuala Lumpur? Let us know in the comments below!
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Where To Stay In Kuala Lumpur
Ultra Luxury – Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur – This ultra luxurious hotel sits right in KL park, and offers sweeping views of the Petronas Towers. From the beautiful breakfast to massive indoor swimming pool, you’ll have all the amenities you need to enjoy your stay.
Fun Vacation – The Face Suites – The suites apartments are making a huge splash in social media for their famous swimming pool that overlooks the Petronas Towers. Spend your day splashing around, and night in the comfort of your modern apartment.
Hostel Life – The Bed KLCC – This upscale pod hostel is a great jump off for the city. There is a large modern common area and single, double, or private pods available. Everything is just a quick walk or Grab taxi away!
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Tours: Check out Get Your Guide for activities all over Malaysia. You can book everything from a Cameron Highlands day tour to a Kuala Lumpur local street food night tour, and even a trip to the Batu Caves Temple!
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