Who doesn't love a good rooftop bar? The combination of a cool cocktail and a grand view is electrifying – plus being able to look back on the night through fantastic photos is sure to please anyone. Located in Petaling Jaya, an area of the city not particularly known for its skyscrapers (in comparison to neighbouring Kuala Lumpur), The Roof certainly seems to have mastered this art of after-hours entertainment at an altitude.
Set atop First Avenue, it is just next door to One Utama – one of the Klang Valley’s most popular malls. The Roof is divided into five concept venues: Malt & Leaf, Play, Score, Signature and Stratosphere, all of which totals up to a massaive 4,645sqm of space.
Stratosphere Rooftop Bar
Each venue at The Roof Nightclub and Restaurants KL a different theme but the one that stands out is undoubtedly Stratosphere, a luxurious rooftop champagne bar set on an ‘infinity-grass’ helipad. Hailed as Asia’s first grassy helipad bar, the establishment offers a breathtaking panoramic view of the Petaling Jaya. Modern art deco white mesh bucket chairs, flat egg-shaped tables and cylindrical lights that wash the open air space in pretty hues of bubblegum pink, neon green and baby blue sum up its décor. Stratosphere’s well-dressed clientele consists of trendsetters, expats, and local celebrities while local and guests DJs spin a mix of hip-hop and EDM all night long.
- Opening Hours: Wednesday – Saturday 20:00 – 02:00
- Tel: +603 7724 1627 or +6019 735 3241 or +6012 6910628
Play Club at The Roof Nightclub and Restaurants is a premium dance club that plays host to exciting all-night parties in Petaling Jaya, drawing in a steady mix of young local trendsetters looking to mix and mingle, see and be seen. Taking inspiration from Europe’s most celebrated clubs, this glitzy rooftop establishment has an industrial-themed interior with exposed overhead piping, colourful neon lights, and giant cages with dancers. While its music policy usually consists of EDM, hip hop and trance tunes, Play Club at The Roof also boasts a steady stream of international acts such as rapper Lil Jon and Grammy award winner Cedric Gervais. On Thursdays, ladies in groups of four get to enjoy a complimentary bottle of vodka at Play Club.
- Opening Hours: Thursday – Saturday 22:00 – 03:00
- Tel: +6013 270 3111
Signature by The Hill
gastro lounge at The Roof Nightclub and Restaurants, Signature by The Hill boasts a classy ambience with sweeping city views and silver service. Its centrepiece is a stunning metal artwork installation in the shape of a tree with colourful fairy lights while heavy rattan chairs and wooden tables, and several smaller metal trees complete the restaurant’s interior. Signature by The Hill’s menu consists of Asian and international fusion-inspired delicacies, such as Highly recommended is the made-to-order Signature Wagyu Burger, a delectable ensemble of Wagyu beef patty drizzled with truffle oil, topped with seared foie gras and cheddar cheese on a black charcoal bun, served with onion rings and corn on the cob.
- Opening Hours: Daily 17:00 – 02:00
- Tel: +6016 2291505
Malt & Leaf Lounge
A classy whisky and cigar lounge with a selection of over 150 international single malts and cigars, Malt & Leaf attracts a crowd of attractive, well-dressed locals and expats in Petaling Jaya. Furnished with leather sofas and winged chairs for an unmistakable vibe of an old gentleman’s club, the circular-shaped room is also given a contemporary look with the addition of sleek chrome and steel fixtures. In addition to an extensive collection of in-house premium and hand-rolled cigars, there’s also a glass-enclosed humidified space behind the bar area reserved exclusively for VIP guests who want to store cigars and whiskies they have sourced personally.
- Opening Hours: Daily 17:00 – 03:00
- Tel: +6017 908 5766
Catering to sports enthusiasts, Score Bar at The Roof is fitted with a huge projector screen behind the bar which screens various live sporting events such as the English Premier League matches, Aussie rugby and all big sporting events. Quirky and cool, cafeteria-style tables and chairs sit on artificial turf, making the bar seem like it is done up in the style of a mini stadium. It is also a great place to join pool and darts competitions, which are a regular feat at this outlet. Score Bar offers attractive beer deals and tasty finger food.
- Opening Hours: Daily 17:00 – 02:00
- Tel: +6019 488 3241 or+6012 691 0628
Ye Zi Steamboat Restaurant
The latest dining addition at The Roof, Ye Zi (coconut in Chinese) is the first fine-dining steamboat eatery in Kuala Lumpur that serves organic vegetables as well as premium meat and seafood in a coconut-based broth. The oriental-themed establishment features circular arches, warm lighting fixtures, traditional Chinese paintings, wooden chairs with marbled tabletops, and floor-to-ceiling glass providing beautiful city views. Food-wise, diners can choose between five signature broths (price start at RM38) while premium ingredients available here include kitchen-made meatballs and dumplings, thinly-sliced Australian lamb, Japan Matsusaka beef and Spanish black pork, organic vegetables and mushrooms, and fresh seafood.
- Opening Hours: Daily 18:00 – 02:00
- Tel: +6012 323 5841
The Roof @ One Avenue
- Address: The Roof, 1 First Avenue, Bandar Utama, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia