Heli Lounge Bar, Kuala Lumpur – Review

Heli Lounge Bar Kuala Lumpur

Heli Lounge Bar – The Helipad Bar in Kuala Lumpur

One of the best sky bars in Kuala Lumpur, Heli Lounge Bar or some calls it Helipad Bar KL, offers the best panoramic sunset view of the city skyline. Heli Lounge Bar is located at Menara KH near the heart of Bukit Bintang, the popular shopping district of Kuala Lumpur. Opened since 2013, this rooftop bar is always the favourite for tourists and locals to soak up some amazing sunsets.

Heli Lounge Bar Kuala Lumpur

We went to the Heli Lounge Bar recently just after 6pm on a Saturday afternoon, after we finished with the live rugby game get together at Havana Bar in Changkat Bukit Bintang. It was a beautiful day in Kuala Lumpur, minus the heat and actually breezy. Therefore, Heli Lounge Bar was the perfect place to continue drinking and chit chatting with friends, as well as watching the sun goes down over the KL skyline.

Tip: Come early in order to get a good seat with a good sunset view. Heli Lounge Bar opens at 5pm so try to get in before 6pm.

Heli Lounge Bar Kuala Lumpur

Heli Lounge Bar Kuala Lumpur Menu
Cocktails menu
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Liquor menu

Dress code was not strict as some of my friends got in with shorts and slippers, probably it was early. We ordered 2 buckets of Heineken beers (RM100 each) and I got myself a Long Island Iced Tea (RM30) before we were allowed to head up to the helipad. Apparently, I read online that they would make patrons pay a minimum spending of RM100 each or to open a bottle of spirit before they were allowed to enter on Public Holidays’ Eve or Public Holidays. Well, that didn’t happen to us on our visit to Heli Lounge Bar 2 weeks ago. We even got away by occupying a reserved table which the group never showed up throughout our stay on the helipad bar. Lucky I know because the helipad was so crowded and full~!

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Our drinks for the evening
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On the helipad

The sunset was so captivating that I just had to keep snapping pictures with my faithful Sony RX100M3. The sky was so blue coupled with the sunset golden tone, anyone who witnessed it would fall in love with it immediately. The KL Tower view is the most beautiful from Heli Lounge Bar, as it changes different colours throughout the night. Sadly, the KLCC Petronas Twin Towers view was marred by the ongoing construction of skyscrapers around it. Therefore, you could see cranes sticking out like a sore thumb when taking pictures of iconic KLCC Twin Towers from this helipad bar.

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The sunset view

Heli Lounge Bar Kuala Lumpur

Overall, the view on the helipad bar was well worth the visit, and probably the only reason why so many people love to come up here for a drink. Otherwise, service and beverage were just average. If you’re looking for a unique experience in Kuala Lumpur, Heli Lounge Bar is probably one of the top things to do due to the helipad bar and the 360 panoramic view. Others famous sky bar in KL to explore are the SkyBar at Traders Hotel and Marini’s on 57.

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When KL Tower lights up
Heli Lounge Bar Kuala Lumpur
KLCC Twin Towers from the helipad bar
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The crowd at the bar

Heli Lounge Bar Kuala Lumpur

Tip: Try to dress light as there’s no air conditioned at this 34th floor helipad bar. You wouldn’t want to let the sweat spoil the fun of a good night out.

Do you think Heli Lounge Bar has the best rooftop view in KL? Tell me your favourite rooftop bar/sky bar around the world too!

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Heli Lounge Bar Kuala Lumpur


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Heli Lounge Bar Address: 34th Floor, Menara KH, Jalan Sultan Ismail, KL
Opening Hours: 17:00 – 24:00 (Monday – Wednesday); 17:00 – 02:00 (Thursday); 17:00 – 03:00 (Friday & Saturday); Closed on Sundays
Tel: +603 2110 5034

Check out my other favourite sky bar in KL, Marini’s on 57 here.

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Heli Lounge Bar Kuala Lumpur

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11 comments

  1. I love the idea of a rooftop bar. The only one I’ve been to was in Florence and it was wonderful for watching the sunset. I bet this one rocks too!

  2. We did a roof top bar in Bangkok. We were hoping for views of Wat Arun but it was under construction. It sounds like getting to the Heli Lounge at 6 is a good thing since the highlight of the evening is view.

  3. I’m with everyone else here — I love rooftop bars in cities. It’s such a perfect place to appreciate the architecture and lights that make each skyline unique. I’ve always wanted to visit Kuala Lumpur, and the Heli Lounge looks like the perfect place for a drink :-).

  4. HAHA yayyy! I loved this bar so much when I went to KL. I always tell everyone to go here if they can. The drinks were expensive, but I thought the view was worth it!

  5. This looks like such a great place to have a drink in the evening. The only thing that would make it better would be to take a helicopter there!

  6. You go to all the best places! I mean, a helipad? That’s a whole other level. Though I would probably skip the non-air conditioned level, the hair frizz struggle is real haha 🙂

  7. What a romantic place! I would totally go there with hubby for a date! It is the perfect place to capture the KL skyline. I especially love the night view!

  8. I love rooftop bars!! The view from this place looks amazing. I’d order one of their mojitos and just chill for a long time. Thanks for the tip about arriving early to get a good seat — that’s so important when you’ve come a long way to see such a gorgeous view. 🙂

  9. This view looks amazing! I really love rooftop tours and have tried doing something like that in new places – I think it’s a great way to see a city and get a grasp on the vastness of it.

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