Malacca City Nightlife
What to Do at Night in Malacca City
Nightlife in Malacca town is varied. When the sun goes down, most of the restaurants remain open but the pubs, clubs and discos take precedence. Those after more feisty entertainment, at the clubs and pubs, need to head to Melaka Raya. You can choose to spend your time at the hotel bars – which are decidedly classy albeit moderately quiet – or you can choose to hang around the city centre to find a club which suits your taste.
The good thing about Malacca is that it is studded with watering holes so you can choose to enjoy your drinks indoors or sip your drinks on the outside boardwalk. Belt out cheesy tunes at GoGo KTV till 2 a.m. or spend the night listening to the thumping good hip hop beats spun by DJ Tokyo at Pure Bar and dance the night away at The Cube. It goes without saying that Malacca nightlife allows plenty of scope for visitors to join the party despite being a small town.
Other Nightlife in Malacca City
Arena – The Jetty
A complex that houses fine dining restaurants, trendy cafés and a karaoke lounge, The Jetty is a prominent nightspot of visitors due to its convenient location. At the foot of the jetty in front of Holiday Inn, Arena – a glass walled night spot with a big stage for live performances and a hopping band – draws in a crowd on the weekends.
- Opening Hours: 18:00 – 02:00
- Address: 12-A, Jalan Syed Abdul Aziz, 75000.
- Tel: (6016) 675 2000
Bay Lounge & Terrace
Located within Mahkota Hotel Melaka, Bay Lounge has an adequate menu of drinks and snacks. Service is friendly and there is a 4-piece live Filipino band – D’Ventures – that belts out kitschy tunes Mondays to Saturdays.
- Opening Hours: 09:00 – 01:00 weekdays; 09:00 – 02:00 Saturdays
- Address: Mahkota Melaka
Flo is Hotel Equatorial Melaka’s modish and sophisticated lounge which offers an extensive selection of wines, cocktails, cigars and good entertainment. Designed for socializing in style, it has become a popular hangout for locals as well as hotel guests.
- Opening Hours: 16:00 – 01:00 Sunday – Thursday; 16:00 – 02:00 Friday, Saturday and eve of public holidays
- Address: Hotel Equatorial Melaka, Bandar Hilir.
- Tel: (606) 282 8333
GoGo KTV Lounge – The Jetty
Built between Mahkota Melaka and Holiday Inn Melaka, The Jetty was never meant for boats or ships to dock. It’s gained its name from the fact that it physically looks like a jetty and extends far out towards the Straits of Melaka. For a night of harmless fun belt out cheesy karaoke tunes at the GoGo KTV Lounge – which charges by the hour.
- Opening Hours: 11:00 – 02:00 everyday
- Address: 12-A, Jalan Syed Abdul Aziz, 75000
- Tel: (606) 288 1788
Mixx is steadily becoming Malacca’s reigning club. Opened in December 2011, it has certainly started out with all the right stuff. Set on the second floor of Mahkota Parade, it has solidified its hip credibility by constantly importing DJs and live visuals from all over Asia.
The interior of Mixx club looks like a tricked-out industrial warehouse with neon lights that act as paint to walls and seem to take centre stage. This mall establishment is comprised of two sections: Paradox, where deejays spin electro and techno beats, and Arris, a garden café with a live band. Before Mixx club was opened, the owner used to operate another club, Pure Bar in Melaka Raya. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Paradox: 22:00 – late Tuesday – Saturday; Arris: 20:00 – late Wednesday – Saturday
- Address: Lot S19, 2nd Floor, Mahkota Parade (No. 1 Jln Merdeka)
- Tel: +6016 247 6627
Fondly known as Portugese Square, this area is touted to be the centre of the small Portuguese community – the descendants of the past Malaccan colonists – in Malacca. The Square is simply a little patch with plenty of restaurants, food stalls and pubs and on Saturday evenings becomes a hub of activity, as the local community put up traditional dances to entertain tourists and celebrate their unique culture in style. Grab a beer and plonk yourself down for a night of listening to pseudo-pop bands strut their music with the sound of the waves in the distance.
- Address: Jalan d'Albuquerque, Off Jalan Ujon Pasir, 75050 Melaka.
- Tel: (606) 283 6538
Station 1 Café
It’s important to note that this little café isn’t a chic and sophisticated joint. In fact it is actually a small locally flavoured dive that features Malaysian cuisine and some Western snacks on its menu. However on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday night, it features a live band and you can sit down, sip a cup of coffee and listen to the dinky band belt out Chinese tunes.
- Opening Hours: 11:00 – 02:00
- Address: 64, Jalan Melaka Raya 4, 75000.
- Tel: (606) 286 3111
Even though the gaudy red furnishings tend to be an eyesore, Sunshine Bar, a cosy open concept bar by the sea, has gained quite a fan base. Largely due to its free flow drinks for the ladies, this somewhat-hip tavern rakes in a crowd especially during the weekends.
- Opening Hours: 15:00 – late
- Address: Jalan Syed Abdullah Aziz 75000.
The Library is a restobar set in Melaka Raya. Known for its live bands and extensive food menu, the place is not your average Malaccan bar. Serving an upscale clientele, it prides itself on its selection of beers (said to be Malaysia's largest selection of imported and locally brewed beers).
Besides its selection of brewskis, The Library also serves up a variety of premium liquor but it is The Library’s menu that really shines: not just pub grub, it is the reason the bar has attracted such a healthy following. Thematically designed, The Library’s clientele is a mixture of trendsetters, media types and connoisseurs who come to wind down and mingle. Read More...
- Address: No. 926 & 927, Jalan Merdeka, Taman Melaka Raya, 75000 Melaka.
- Tel: +606 334 4155
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