Guide to Kota Kinabalu nightlife


If you love to meet new friends and party. Kota Kinabalu offer great selections of pub, bar and dance club around the city. Most of the bar concentrate around KK Times Square and The waterfront area right at the centre of Kota Kinabalu City. Whether you love to dance or just have a nice chill beer to wind up your evening, here are some of the recommended bar Around Kota Kinabalu City


1) BAR 35

LOCATION: F35, Block F, KK Times Square

WHY GO: A night entertainment outlet, where the young and affluent congregate for a fun night. Be it a hard weekend parties or weekdays chill live small piece bands. Believing in providing a platform for local aspiring artists and a club which highlights each DJs who spins in our club events on party nights (Friday/Saturday).

bar 35 times square kota kinabalu


2) Plutonic

Location: G-40-1, Block G, KK Times Square, Kota Kinabalu

WHY GO: A club located on the first floor of KK Times Square with karaoke sessions on weekdays and club party sessions on Friday & Saturday. With genre ranging from house, ibiza, trance, techno, trance, techno/minimal and of course mainstream EDM. Fame with theme parties which ranges from dressing code, hot current issues and also preferential orientation. Preferred place for small/medium gatherings such as birthdays, anniversary, bachelor/hens nights, appreciation nights and etc. Our motto” Come Out & Play”.

plutonic times square kota kinabalu



3) B.E.D

LOCATION: The Waterfront

WHY GO: One of the most establish name for nightlife in Kota Kinabalu. with live performances and DJ with the big stage and big screen.

with cover charge


4) The Loft

LOCATION : The Waterfront

WHY GO: double storey sport and wine bar. Just reopened after major renovations.



LOCATION: The Waterfront

WHY  GO: With Malaysian Mixology Champion, Jerald Tsen at the helm of Beer Nest Mixo, you know will get some fantastic and special cocktail specially prepared by him. Beer Nest Mixo also sell wide selection of draught and bottle beers, wine, and liquor. Daily performances by local music band and DJ. If you looking forward for flaring performances by Jerald Tsen, make sure you visit Beer Nest Mixo on the weekends (friday and Saturday)

beer nest mixo

 6) Irish Shamrock Bar & Restaurant

Location : The Waterfront

WHY GO:  Ideal location just by the sea. It is quiet and has a lovely setting. Serve delicious Guinness Pie, and good selection of Draught beers.

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