Friday, June 10, 2011

View Rooftop Bar

An eagle's nest of a bar, with a soaring 29th-floor panorama of KL's skyline.

View opened this week, supplying an excellent escape from the city's evening traffic nightmare. It's a spacious hangout, split into three sections: an alfresco bar ...

... a whiskey lounge ...

... and a champagne room.

One highlight: customers are encouraged to customize their own cocktails. Simply name your choice of spirits _ vodka, gin, tequila, rum, etc _ then inform the resident mixologist whether you'd like it soft, silky, smooth or crunchy. For a creative twist, your own selection of herbs, spices & fresh fruits can also be thrown into the mix.

Our concoction was conservative but memorable: a creamy whiskey cocktail, laced with cinnamon for an aromatic potion of pleasure.

Mary's Melon (42Below Manuka Honey, muddled honeydew melon, De Kuypers melon liquor, rosemary syrup, vanilla liquor) & South China Sea Punch (Falernum almond-ginger syrup, passion fruit, orange, lime, Havana Club Rum).






The View Rooftop Bar,
G Tower, Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-2168-1800

32 comments:

  1. you sure know your drinks. :D

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  2. Michelle: practice makes perfect! (or in my case, practice makes not-so-bad) :D

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  3. The view here is really good, but they have disappointed me twice in Tanzini! :(

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  4. Baby sumo: yaaa, I kinda empathize ... Everything usually sounds terrific on Tanzini's menu, but sometimes the execution misses the mark. There's no food served yet here at the view rooftop bar, but it'll probably just be simple snacks eventually =)

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  5. Yea..agree with Baby Sumo...after all the good reviews on Tanzini...everything fell flat...did they change their chef(s)?

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  6. Oooh. A cool new roof top bar! :)
    (Eh so cute! They made a decoration out of alcohol bottles...)

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  7. Ulric: I think the chef might be the same, but they seem to have recently expanded their dinner menu. There are still both hits and misses, and prices still seem maybe 20-30 percent too high, all things considered. But it's pretty popular; on a regular weeknight, there'd be at least 10 occupied tables, and on some Fridays, it's totally full!
    J: heheh, yeah, it makes an interesting alternative to skybar and Luna bar. Feels a lot more outdoorsy, I think. There's a bit of a tropical potted plant motif in the decor too. And it's nice to watch the traffic move verrrry slooooooowly on jln tun Razak below =)

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  8. Oh this post just took my hangover to another depth! Room spinning... can't do work. Must not be allowed near alcohol again.

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  9. Min: I feel ya, I really do! I'm hoping the view's kitchen starts operating soon, cos downing cocktails on an empty stomach can be disastrous! =)

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  10. LOL. So mean lah u - enjoying/ laffing the suffering of the ofis minions caught in the traffic.

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  11. Mary's Melons? How about Sean's Sauerkraut Sensation? (Aye, that can actually be used in a cocktail!)

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  12. j: but the long line of cars waiting at the traffic lights at the jln ampang junction is so colorful and soooo pretty! :D
    lfb: i'm sure that cocktail would be paired really well with tidbits like Kenny's Ketchupy Kebabs! :P

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  13. I hate ketchup la. Maybe Kenny's Kambing Kebabs, instead? :P

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  14. lfb: that's a name that could be dangerously mispronounced and misconstrued! i can imagine someone shouting it across a crowded room, and people hearing it as "kenny's coming! kabooms!" :P

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  15. Why would folks spontaneously combust just cos I walk into the room? :P

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  16. lfb: that would be a highly useful mutant power, no? and much better than banshee's annoying screeching :D

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  17. Highly powerful, yes. Highly useful? Perhaps not. It'd totally kill my status as a social butterfly... oh wait, that was YEARS ago. Me now hermit. How well... no harm, then. :P

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  18. lfb: butterflies can hibernate for awhile and then burst back out of their cocoons, more beautiful and anxious-to-flutter-around than ever! (or at least that's what i recall from form five biology classes) :D

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  19. Do butterflies hibernate? Don't they just, uhm, die?

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  20. lfb: butterflies only die if rambunctious boys catch them and tear out their wings :P

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  21. Otherwise they live forever, is it? Now who told you this story? The same fler who told you Santa Claus is real? Oops. :P

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  22. lfb: spreaaad your wings and prepare to flyyyy, for you have become a butterflllllly (for the uninitiated, that's the chorus of a mariah classic) :D

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  23. I, ahem, actually like that Mariah song. She has many great tunes, really. :)

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  24. lfb: matching wat. she like to sing inspirational songs, you like to write inspirational stories :D

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  25. But I like her sexy songs too wor. But me no write sexy stories wat. (Just lead a sexy life, I guess. In my dreams, that is. LOL)

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  26. lfb: must be the same kind of dreams i have when The Radiant One reveals himself to me :D and you got sexy stories also lah, i'm sure. wet and wild ones about frolicking in the shower :P

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  27. Those are mundane stories ma.

    (Your dreams with The Radiant One though... ahem. Bet those are less-than-innocent.)

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  28. lfb: oooh, speaking of The Radiant One, i just checked his FB page (what? no, i'm not a stalker!), and you're so lucky lah to have been blessed by his presence. he just returned to KL yesterday after nearly a month on vacation abroad.

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  29. customize your own cocktail?!! this is really interesting!

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  30. Eiling: yep can also choose what fruits u want mixed in the cocktail (dragon fruit, bananas, apples, etc) :D

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  31. If not the KLCC picture, I would think this is somewhere at oversea. Love no.9 and the last picture. You also very sharp on taking picture. They are lovely. Cheers!

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  32. river: thanks, huck! ya, some of the views reminded me of ho chi minh city, where there are a lot of rooftop open-air bars also :D i enjoy taking photos too, but unfortunately, i'm not as talented as most other bloggers, heheh =)

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