Kuala Lumpur is famous for its skyscrapers and tall building which offer a very beautiful view of the city. Although the main problem is that not all these buildings are accessible by the people and even if they are, they charge a lot. That is when Heli Lounge Bar comes into the picture.
This place is just meant for budget travelers. I don’t think there is any other place offering such a beautiful 360-degree view in a very minimal charge. If you are staying in hostels in any part of Kuala Lumpur, every hostel would recommend you to go to this place. I heard about this bar from a lot of people from my hostel, literally every day people were going there. I already had this place on my bucket list of Malaysia. But, after hearing so much about this place I got more thrilled.
This is the best place to enjoy a beautiful sunset with a drink in your hand. The experience when you go to the top of this place is just beyond explanation. The pleasant view, people around you clicking pictures, a drink in your hand, the entire city just starting to light up enhances your mood automatically.
Talking specifically about the Heli Lounge Bar, it is basically a fully functional helipad during the day time which transforms into a bar in the evening. You get a very beautiful 360 view with just some ropes barriers all around the helipad. This bar is located on the 34th floor of the Menara KH building. To access the helipad, you have to go up two floors from the main bar area.
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.
The bar is not open during the day time because it is a functional helipad and only opens in the evening.
Best Time to Visit –
The best timing to visit this bar is in the evening after 6 p.m. This is the time when the city just starts to light up. Everything from the Petronas Towers, KL Tower, and the surrounding buildings start lighting up.
Make sure you do a reservation right on any one side of the bar to enjoy a perfect view. It is not mandatory to reserve your seats you can come directly. If you are alone you may get a seat anywhere if you ask people. When I arrived here, the people here were very friendly and they were happy to help. If you are a group of 5-6 people you might want to have a reservation.
How to Reach –
The nearest MRT monorail stop is Raja Chulan. If you are traveling by GoKL Bus then the nearest stop is Wisma Foo Yong which is well connected by the purple line, green line. GoKL buses are a very good option for budget travelers. They offer free rides all over the city. For further information and maps, you can visit their official website. GoKL.
Note: Don’t get confused between GoKL and RapidKL, both are different the GoKL is free while RapidKL is a paid bus service.
The bar is located inside Menara KH building on the 34th floor. After entering the bar, you will see a reception area on the ground floor. If you are confused about the direction ahead, you can ask the receptionist there, they will guide you to the bar.
You can also take a taxi from the respective area you are staying in. The most popular taxi services in Kuala Lumpur are Uber and Grab. A 3 km Grab ride will cost you anywhere about RM 5 (Rs.87/$1.2).
Dress code –
If you are visiting the place just during the sunset and leave after 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. then there is no dress code for you. You can come here in shorts without any further problem.
If you come late night after 8 p.m. – 9 p.m. then the bar gets very strict. You need to follow some rules. Make sure you follow them so you don’t have any problems while entering the bar.
The rules to be followed are :
In the Heli Lounge Bar
- No shorts/bermudas.
- No sleeveless.
- No slippers/flip flocks.
On the Helipad
- No shorts/bermudas.
- No sleeveless attires.
- No slippers/ flip flocks
- No caps or any sports headgears.
Apparently, there is no particular entry fee as such for entering the bar. You just buy one drink and you are allowed to enter the helipad area.
The prices are not too high, they stand in between.
Beer prices start from RM 30 (Rs.520/$7.3).
If you are non-alcoholic, don’t worry they also have fresh fruit juices which start from around RM 25 (Rs.438/$6.1).
If you ask them, the bartender they also make non-alcoholic drinks from the available cocktail menu.
I actually don’t exactly know about groups. Surely, I saw a group just having one drink and sharing amongst them. Don’t exactly know if they allow a group with just a purchase of one drink. If they allow then it would just cost you RM 5 (Rs.87/$1.2) per person. Do confirm this when you go there, I am not 100% sure about this.
One Important Point –
Before you go please do check the weather. Most of the time it is raining in Malaysia, so there might be a chance that you might buy a drink and end up in the rain. The same thing happened to me, I went to the bar, purchased a drink and went to the top of the bar and after an hour it started raining very heavily. So, keep this thing in mind, you don’t want to miss anything due to the rain.
They do allow their customers to go back up after it stops raining but you cannot trust the weather. Sometimes the rain will just be for a few minutes, but in some cases, it might last for hours. Make sure you don’t end up there while it is raining.
That’s it for today’s blog,
Hope you find the blog helpful
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Keep Traveling, Keep Budgeting.
Have A Nice Day.
Founder – Stubborn Hippie,
Want to know more about Malaysia? Here are a few more blog posts which I wrote.
- Malaysia Budget Travel Guide.
- Get your Malaysia Visa In just 10-15 mins.
- Best Things to do in Kuala Lumpur.