November 22nd, 2011
Rooftop bars atop city office towers for some reason have not been common in Kuala Lumpur- unlike in nearby Singapore and Bangkok where an abundance of such venues have been established in recent years. The experience of relaxing with drinks in the warm tropical evening air, high above the city streets, has proven immensely popular wherever quality venues have been opened. Recently opened ( June 2011) in a custom-built space on the 30th floor rooftop of the GTower in central Kuala Lumpur, VIEW Rooftop Bar now offers a discerning local and visiting clientele the best of true open-air, rooftop cocktails and nightlife. The location of GTower at the crossroads of major inner city thoroughfares provides panoramic views across both the city skyline- highlighted by the spectacular KLCC Twin Towers- and the suburbs of Ampang Hills- and on clear nights extending to the Titiwangsa mountain ranges of Genting Highlands fame.
The VIEW Rooftop Bar has been established as the flagship outlet for the leading global liquor company-Pernod Ricard– in partnership with the owners of GTower. The venue consequently highlights the premium liquor brands distributed in Malaysia by Pernod Ricard– with three distinct bar spaces dedicated to the brands. The ABSOLUT Bar specialises in signature cocktails concocted using ABSOLUT vodkas. The GLENLIVET single-malt whisky lounge is an indoor space with private custody cases for clients to store their bottle purchases. And the GH MUMM Champagne “jewel box” room is a glamorous space befitting the luxurious style of the champagne brand.
The outdoor terraces areas of the bar extend along two sides of the rooftop space, and offer choices of seating in outdoor lounge style settings, or at high tables adjacent to the bar. Large extendable awnings provide protection from rain for the main deck area in front of the the ABSOLUT bar. Tropical plants and a Japanese style garden soften the edges of the terrace spaces, and provide some separation between seating zones.
Seating along the eastern side of the rooftop- overlooking suburbs of Ampang
The ABSOLUT Bar
The appreciation of cocktails is an important element in the concept of the ABSOLUT Bar– and their mixologists have created an impressive selection of signature cocktails for the enjoyment of customers- some popular examples include- Absolut Apple Rosemary Martini; Absolut Cinnamon Martini; Absolut Pineapple Cardamon Martini; Absolut Strawberry Basil Smash and Absolut South Beach. In addition to their custom designed cocktails, a full range of premium spirits and other beverages are available at the bar. Fine vintage champagnes and wines are a specialty, and the GLENLIVET WHISKY Lounge is offering an extensive selection of single malts. Food is also important at VIEW – and a selection of gourmet bites- created to pair with the cocktails and other drinks- are available. Monthly drinks promotions are highlighted on the VIEW Facebook Page.
Resident DJs nightly play a selection of chill beats, and VIEW regularly host special events featuring leading international DJs.
The GLENLIVET Single Malt Whisky Lounge
Open-air terrace area with spectacular views of Twin Towers at KLCC
VIEW Rooftop Bar
Address: Level 29, GTower, 199 Jalan Tun Razak, 50400 Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia
Tel: + 603. 2168 1881
Public Transport: Ampang Park LRT station
Opening Hours: Daily from 5:oo pm ~ 1:00am ( Friday & Saturday 3:00 am closing)
Promotions: Check View Rooftop Facebook Page for details on monthly promotions and guest DJs
Resident DJs: Nightly with DJ HuM and DJ Eddy L , and special appearances by guest DJs