Sky Bar is a glamorous cocktail lounge set on the 33rd floor of Traders Hotel KL. A local institution, this rooftop nightclub is quite possibly the coolest venue on KL’s nightlife scene – the place to see and be seen at. It is recommended not only for its good location and giddying views over the city, but also its excellent drinks. Airy and sexy, the centrepiece at Sky Bar is a pool that is bordered by ‘cabanas’ (large sunken alcoves with chaise longues) on one side, and a bar area with sofas and woven rattan high tables and bar stools on the other.
A must-visit if you are planning on hitting the nightclubs in KL, resident DJs spin techno music at Sky Bar on select nights. On other nights tunes alternate from jazz, easy listening and soft rock to modern pop hits, but it plays discreetly in the background, allowing for easy conversation.
Sky Bar has good food – sure, it is mostly finger food, such as spice-crusted calamari and vegetable spring rolls, but these snacks come in generous portions. We recommend the tasty and stomach-filling buffalo inferno wings and crispy barbecue beef ribs. Though there is a variety of wines, beers and spirits, the cocktails are the real stars here: we recommend the bar’s signature drinks such as the tangy-tasting Selangor Sling or the sweet and fruity passion fruit-based Mata D’ Or. The best night to visit is Monday and Tuesdays when Sky Bar has good deals during their Retro Happy Hour.