Words: Linnea Welker Photos: Monica Tindall
Fifty-seven floors up, next to Kuala Lumpur’s world famous Petrona’s Twin Towers, Marini’s on 57 is one of the city’s most lively and stylish places to go for an evening. The floor to ceiling windows provide incredible, close-up views of the towers and astounding sunset vistas over the KL skyline. At either end of the large open bar room, guests can spend time in outside cocktail areas for open air viewing, while still enjoying the music and ambience of the inside space. This celebrated KL hot spot offers the consummate evening of fantastic cocktails, amazing views, and world-class music.
Owner Modesto Marini’s keen interest in music comes across in his pursuit of world-class DJ’s to perform at Marini’s on 57, as well as, the creation of the “Marini’s on 57 Sunset Hours” compilation albums. The well-known Mambo Brothers from Ibiza were featured at Marini’s last Saturday. They have performed at music hot spots around the world, such as London, Dubai, Miami, Paris, Barcelona, Rio de Janeiro, and now Kuala Lumpur. Their excellent house and tech house sets were even further enhanced with a live bongo player, which set the stage for an exciting music experience and also got every person in the room to move their bodies. Great beats aside, their enthusiasm and engaging personalities set the tone for a fun and energetic night.
Marini’s creative signature cocktail list offers drinks such as the Jungle Bird, described as “Malaysia’s very own lost and forgotten Tiki Potion” (dark rum, Campari, pineapple, lime juice). Another favorite is the The Scottish Martini (earl grey infused scotch, tamarind syrup, lemon juice, egg white). The five-page menu of wine, champagne, and spirits offers any and everything one can imagine, including Cachaca from Brazil and over fifty whiskies. The bar has a food menu with creative dishes ranging from an Angus beef burger with goose liver, to pizza, to more high-end options such as Russian or Iranian caviar and oysters.
When you enter Marini’s on 57, it feels like you are a welcomed and expected addition to a party that has just started. The chic clientele ranged in age and were clearly united by the wonder of this ambient locale. Malaysians and expats alike enjoy the hospitality and energy that greets you upon arrival.
Reasons to visit: Marini’s on 57, Malaysia’s highest rooftop bar, is much more than a bar, it is an experience.
Marini’s on 57
Level 57 Menara 3 Petronas
Kuala Lumpur City Centre
50088 Kuala Lumpur
T +603 2386 6030
F +6 03 2161 2998