Chic rooftop bar mixes great cocktails with panoramic city views and chill-out atmosphere
November 27th, 2012
One of the trendsetting rooftop bars in Kuala Lumpur, SkyBar first opened back in 2006, and for numerous years has been acclaimed one of the best bars in town- the preferred venue for stylish evenings of cocktails, music and spectacular views.
Occupying a voluminous space on the 33rd level rooftop of the Traders Hotel, SkyBar has successfully created a contemporary lifestyle venue that manages to seamlessly metamorphose from a daytime zone of relaxation and refreshment, into an evening mode of glamorous cocktail bar, complete with DJs and a tempting culinary offering of delicious tapas and designer bar bites. SkyBar is open daily from 10:00 am, but it is after sunset that the cocktails and chill-out atmosphere attract both local KLites and hotel guests for refreshing after-work drinks, and an evening of socialising, set against the backdrop of the nighttime views of the gleaming Petronas Twin Towers which are nothing short of breathtaking.
The resident DJs nightly play a mixture of tunes ranging from chill-out to upbeat. And the Happy Hours promotion offers an enticing variety of daily cocktail specials, plus deals on beers, bottles and snacks. The SkyBar policy of no cover charge is an added attraction. SkyBar regularly hosts special events, international guest DJ’s, and themed parties- check the SkyBar Facebook Page for updated information.
Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur ( a brand operated by Shangri La Hotels) is located within the Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC) complex- directly adjoining the Convention Centre, and just across the parkland from the world famous Petronas Twin Towers.
The rooftop enclosure transforms from daytime lap pool to stylish evening bar.
The semi-private “cabanas” span one side of the pool enclosure- the full height windows presenting superb views of the city skyline.
Casual sophistication of a corner cabana setting.
The raised deck area adjacent to the bar features comfortable lounge settings, and views that extend out to the suburbs of KL and beyond.
Bar-area deck with seating at high tables and bar stools.
Woven rattan furniture lends a casual elegance to the bar area.
The modern bar counter is fabricated from sleek white acrylic, with a color-changing illuminated bottle display suspended from the ceiling for added effect.
The entrance passageway to SkyBar- setting a fashionable tone to the atmosphere of the bar.
Selected Signature Cocktails
Clockwise from Top Left-
“Raised in Manhattan”– Rosso Vermouth, Canadian Club Rye Whiskey infused with dark raisins, served over bed of raisins.
“Lychee Rose” – Ladies’ martini with Belvedere Vodka and Lychee liqueur, with splash of rose syrup. Garnish with lychee fruit.
“Mata D’or”– Freshly pressed Passion Fruit, Grenadine syrup, charged with Red Bull.
“Kiwitini”– Belvedere Vodka, muddled fresh kiwifruit, sugar, topped with Moet & Chandon, served in champagne flute.
Happy Hour Specials
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SkyBar at Traders Hotel KL
Address: Level 33 Rooftop, Traders Hotel KL, Kuala Lumpur City Centre ( KLCC), 50088 Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia
Reservations: +603. 2332 9911
Opening Hours: Sunday to Thursday 10:00 am ~ 1:00 am Friday & Saturday 10:00 am ~ 3:00 am
Happy Hours: Daily from 10:00 am ~ 8:30 pm
Live Music : Resident DJs nightly play chill out and upbeat tunes
Dress Code: Smart Casual.