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.