10 Best Malacca Nightlife

Most Popular Nightlife Spots in Melaka

When the sun finally sets in Malacca, the quiet town transforms into a vibrant hub filled with densely packed pubs and clubs hosting a range of music performances as well as exciting nocturnal activities. Offering yummy delicacies, reasonably priced beverages and live music performances, exploring Malacca’s nightlife should definitely be included in your travel itinerary. From dusty and vintage pubs in Jonker Street to sleek and colourful clubs in the city centre, Malacca’s nightlife allows plenty of scope for visitors to join the party despite being a small town. Check out our favourite night time hotspots that are filled with great ambience, tantalising food and drinks, warm hospitality, and enjoyable live music performances.

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  1. Hatten Hotel Melaka 4.1/ 5
  2. The Majestic Malacca 4.5/ 5
  3. Holiday Inn Melaka 4.2/ 5
  4. Hotel Equatorial Melaka 4.1/ 5
  5. Casa del Rio Melaka 4.6/ 5
  6. Philea Resort & Spa 3.5/ 5
  7. The Settlement Hotel 4.3/ 5
  8. Ramada Plaza Melaka 4.2/ 5
  9. Mahkota Hotel Melaka 2.9/ 5
  10. Hotel Balik Pulau 3.1/ 5

Hard Rock Cafe Malacca

Lorong Hang Jebat
Hard Rock Cafe Malacca

The arrival of Hard Rock Cafe marks the addition of another exciting live music venue on the bustling streets of Jonker Walk. It sits right by the Malacca River and at nightfall, it is brightly lit and is a spectacular view on its own, giving would-be visitors a taste of how much excitement there is to be had here Read More...


Geographer Café

Jonker Street
Geographer Café

Housed in a pre-war corner shop house, Geographer Cafe is an establishment in Malacca, known for its lively ambiance in the middle of the already buzzing Jonker Street. Offering yummy local food and reasonably priced drinks, Geographer is a place both locals and tourists frequent, so head on to the cafe if you’re keen on tips-sharing sessions with fellow travellers. Read More...


Mixx Club

Malacca City
Mixx Club

As Malacca City’s reigning nightclub, Mixx has been entertaining nocturnal crowds since it opened in December 2011. Located 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. Read More...

Ringo’s Classic Café Malacca

Boasting an adequate selection of drinks, Ringo’s Classic Café Malacca is a dusty yet densely packed pub along Jonker Street. Although it might not look like much, it is favourite gathering spot for music lovers and cafe-goers alike. The cafe is decorated with numerous historical memorabilia and items, from pre-Malaysia maps to old beer posters, to old musical instruments and clocks hanging all over the wall. Read More...

Portugese Square

Fondly known as Portuguese Square, the square is the culmination of Portuguese culture in its splendour and colours where descendants of Malay and Portuguese intermarriages since the colonisation of Portuguese in the state. Within the Portuguese settlement, the square is central to Portuguese culture and is the only one in its kind in Malaysia. Read More...


The Library

Malacca City
The Library

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) as well as premium liquors for visitors who wants to enjoy an indulgent night out. Read More...

Eleven Bistro & Restaurant

Eleven Bistro & Restaurant is located along Jalan Hang Lekir, which is about 200 metres away from Jonker Street. The restaurant is very spacious compared to most of the restaurant in Jonker Street and is adorned with vintage decorations and furniture. Aside from its popularity for serving traditional Malaccan-Portuguese fare, Eleven Bistro & Restaurant is also a lively nightlife spot with many in-house DJs to entertain guests all night long. Read More...


Reggae on the River

Lorong Hang Jebat
Reggae on the River

The name says it all - reggae music by the river, what more do you need, really? Drinks, of course, and thankfully, drinks served at Reggae on the River will not hurt your wallet, as it is reasonably priced and offers a wide variety of options. The music ranges from classics to modern reggae, and while you might feel as if you’ve just been transported to Jamaica, the soft flow of Malacca River and the animated chatter of its goers certainly reminds you where you are.


Alto Sky Lounge

Hatten Hotel Melaka
Alto Sky Lounge

Nestled on the 22nd level of Hatten Hotel Melaka, Alto Sky Lounge offers stunning panoramic views of Malacca city as its guests savour a mix of expertly crafted cocktails, tantalising light bites and a variety of fine wines with the accompaniment of exquisite live music.


Bistro Year 1673

Jalan Jonker
Bistro Year 1673

Housed in a two-storey Dutch heritage building, Bistro Year 1673 has an open-air courtyard, antique furnishing and an ambiance that exudes an old school charm, making it a cosy place for visitors to enjoy some light music and cultural entertainment. There is also a live band performing at the bistro every night from 20:00 onwards.

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