View From Heli Lounge Bar In Kuala Lumpur

Sipping cocktails on a helipad with 360° views of Kuala Lumpur’s iconic skyline while watching the sunset?

As the Travel Correspondent at Bespoke Unit I’ve had the opportunity to check out some pretty amazing rooftop bars all over the world, but Heli Lounge Bar was truly unlike anything I’d ever seen before…

Drinks At Heli Lounge Bar

 

I had just touched down in Kuala Lumpur with Bespoke Unit Founder Paul Anthony and we were in search of a rooftop bar where we could grab some drinks while getting a bird’s eye view of the city.

Our standards for drinks with a view were set quite high after our recent visit to Sky Bar Bangkok in Thailand so we were interested to see how this secret rooftop bar in Kuala Lumpur would compare.

The following review of Heli Lounge Bar KL covers everything you need to know about Kuala Lumpur’s best rooftop bar including the hours of operation, how to get there, the dress code, drink prices, photos and more.

Everything To Know About Heli Lounge Bar KL

Heli Lounge Bar is a fully functional helipad by day that converts into one of the world’s coolest rooftop bars by night.

The complex, located inside the Menara KH building, is made up of two separate levels: a nightclub on the top floor and the helipad bar on the roof above.

After taking the elevator up to the 34th floor you’ll enter the nightclub area which has a distinctive black and white color scheme with blood red accents:

Nightclub At Heli Lounge Bar

The aviation theme is apparent throughout the entire nightclub which features furniture made from of old airplane parts, as well as a bar menu that’s full of creatively named cocktails like the “Fizzy 747” and “Chopper.”

There’s even an old Boeing 737 side panel that’s been converted into a seating booth and a DJ table made from a Boeing 747 turbine engine!

Refurbished Airplane Seat At Heli Lounge Bar

[Seating booth made from a Boeing 737 side panel!]

Opening Hours & What Time You Should Go

The roof of the Menara KH building is a fully operational helicopter pad during the day so the bar doesn’t open until the late afternoon / early evening.

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Here are the official Heli Lounge Bar hours:

Monday: 5:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Tuesday: 5:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Wednesday: 5:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Thursday: 5:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Friday: 5:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m.
Saturday: 5:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m.
Sunday: 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Note: The helipad bar opens at 6:00 p.m. for drinks and appetizers during sunset and then turns into more of a nightclub at 9:00 p.m. with the dress code (discussed below) becoming much stricter.Sky Bar In Kuala Lumpur

We arrived at 6:00 p.m. sharp on a Wednesday night just as the helipad bar was opening so we were able to get a table near the edge with a great view. However, the helipad fills up quickly so make sure you get there early if you want a table close to the edge with the best views.

How To Get To The Menara KH Building

Heli Lounge Bar is located on the 34th floor of the Menara KH building in the Bukit Bintang District of Kuala Lumpur. For directions to the Menara KH Building on Google Maps, click here.

How To Get To Heli Lounge Bar In Kuala Lumpur

[Bukit Bintang 34th Floor, Menara KH, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, 50450, Malaysia]

The Menara KH building is located near many of Kuala Lumpur’s main attractions in the heart of the Golden Triangle District, but the building is quite unassuming from the outside and Heli Lounge Bar is not advertised at all from the street.

Note: The fact that the rooftop bar is not advertised from the street adds to its secret and exclusive vibe, but it can also make it a bit difficult to find.

How To Get There By Taxi / Uber

If you are going by taxi then you can ask your driver to take you to the Menara KH building. The ground floor of the building is home to the INTI International College of Kuala Lumpur so you can mention that if your driver doesn’t know about the Menara KH building.

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Arriving By KL Monorail

Directions To Menara KH Building In Kuala Lumpur

You can also get to the Menara KH building by taking the KL Monorail to the Raja Chulan Station (MR7). After getting off at Raja Chulan Station head north on Jalan Sultan Ismal and the building will be about 60 meters ahead on your left.

Dress Code Policy

The dress code at Heli Lounge Bar varies depending on what time you plan to arrive and how long you plan to stay.

If you are just going for the sunset then the dress code is pretty relaxed (i.e. shorts are fine), but it becomes much stricter starting at 9:00 p.m. when the nightclub experience begins.

Rooftop Bar At Manera KH In Kuala Lumpur

The official dress code policies at Heli Lounge Bar are as follows:

FOR HELI LOUNGE BAR – STRICTLY SMART CASUAL ONLY AFTER 9PM

  • NO slippers, flip-flops, sandals and crocs
  • NO Bermuda pants and for men, NO sleeveless attire or rolled-up pants
  • NO caps, beret or any sporty head gears

FOR THE HELIPAD – STRICTLY SMART CASUAL AFTER 9PM

EVENING WEAR AND SMART CASUAL ONLY

  • NO Bermuda pants, and for men, NO sleeveless attire or rolled-up pants
  • NO slippers, flip-flops, sandals and crocs
  • NO caps, beret or any sporty head gears

Heli Lounge Bar Drink Menu & Prices

A variety of drinks are on offer at Heli Lounge Bar including classic cocktails like mojitos and martinis, as well as some in-house specialty cocktails including:

  • Dine In The Air – Rum, Angostura Bitter and Celery
  • The Chopper – Vodka, Apple Syrup and Green Tea
  • Star Kiss – Vodka, Vanilla Syrup and Pineapple
  • Fizzy 747 – Vodka, Mint, Ginger Ale and Lime Wedges
  • Hellusion – Vodka, Coconut Rum, Triple Sec, Pineapple and Lemon Juice

The bar also serves a wide range of domestic and imported beers.

How Much Do Drinks Cost?

The drink prices at Heli Lounge Bar are quite affordable for rooftop bar standards – especially when you consider the fact that you’re drinking on a helicopter pad!

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Most of the cocktails and large beers will cost you 30 Malaysian Ringgit. While the drinks may seem a bit expensive for Malaysia, you’re really paying for the unrivaled views and overall experience.

Note: If you arrive after 9:00 p.m. you will be required to purchase two bottles of wine or liquor in order to get a table on the helipad, but there is no minimum spend requirement if you are just going to catch the sunset like we did.

After purchasing a drink at the bar on the 34th floor you will be able to climb two flights of stairs to access the helipad bar area: Stairs To Roof Of Menara KH Building

[Check out the official helipad safety sign on the way up the stairs!]

Views Of Kuala Lumpur From The Helipad Bar

One of the most important characteristics of a great rooftop bar is the view that it offers and this place will not let you down:

Views From Heli Lounge Rooftop Bar

With nothing but a retractable rope separating you from the edge of the helipad you’ll have unobstructed views of Kuala Lumpur’s impressive skyline.

The helipad is perfectly situated between the Petronas Towers and KL Tower which are the two most iconic buildings in Kuala Lumpur.

Make sure you arrive early so you can watch the sunset and stay for at least an hour after the sun goes down so you can see the city lit up at night.

Petronas Towers At Night

Final Thoughts On The Heli Lounge Bar Experience

A visit to Heli Lounge Bar is a must-do when in Kuala Lumpur. Enjoying cocktails on a helipad while watching the sunset was truly an unforgettable experience and has become one of my main recommendations for people visiting Malaysia’s capital city.

Make sure you leave a comment below to let us know about your experience at Heli Lounge Bar and feel free to add any other helpful tips!

Heli Lounge Bar KL
Reviewed by Trevor Guilday on .
"Such an unforgettable experience! I've been to tons of amazing rooftop bars around the world, but Heli Lounge Bar was unlike anything else I've ever seen. The view from the helipad is unbelievable and the drinks are actually quite affordable. Don't miss this place if you are in Kuala Lumpur!"
Rating: 5.0 ★★★★★

About the Author:

Trevor is a digital nomad and travel writer at Bespoke Unit. His life-long passion for travel has taken him to 30+ countries over the years. He covers a wide range of travel-related topics including detailed destination guides, travel reward credit cards and life as a location-independent entrepreneur.

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