Finally, a spectacular bar/lounge for the revellers from Ampang and surrounds. It feels like it has been long overdue. The Pool (sister bar to The Hill) is quite possibly one of the coolest new finds in KL’s bar scene. Perfect for lounging and shaving the edge off a long day, it is airy, sexy and stylishly outfitted with an unrivalled pool, border of whirlpool niches and faux-leather couches. On our recent visit, we didn’t spot any bikini-clad patrons, but as soon as we sipped our cocktails and admired KL’s stunning city views, all that didn’t seem important anymore. There’s also a small dance floor and an indoor VIP area.
Drinks-wise, cocktails are the focus here. With The Hill’s impressive cocktail resumé, you can expect a new and improved menu with favourites such as The Fish Bowl, Watermelon Slush, Coco Nutz and a long list of interesting cocktails. The down side? They’re only open when the stars come out to play, which means no sun-soaking or tanning. Nevertheless, you still get to take a dip in the pool, enjoy the beautiful skyline with lots of booze flowing. What’s not to like? Rain, maybe. Ian Loh
347, Jalan Ampang, KL.
Tel: 017 998 5577
Opening times: Wed-Fri, 6pm-3am; Sat-Sun, 4pm-3am
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