Guide to Kota Kinabalu Nightlife


Kota Kinabalu is not known for its nightlife but there are still few good options for party goers to go after the sunset. There are good selection of Bars, dance club and pub to quench your thirst and chill out.


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


Around Segama Area

Shenanigan’s Fun Pub

Known for heady music with happening bands, Shenanigan’s live band is always ready to set the stage ablaze and interact with the crowd for a guaranteed fun night out.   The band sets the tone for each evening with a mix of easy listening ballads, chillout R&B and soul, to foot-tapping retro classics and top 40 radio hits.

Location: Hyatt Hotel, Jalan Datuk Salleh Sulong, Kota Kinabalu

Tel: 088 221234

Opening hours: 

Mondays to Thursdays
6:00 pm to 1:00 am
Fridays, Saturdays and eve of Public Holidays 
5:00 pm to 2:00 am


Texas Grill Restaurant & Bar, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah,

Texas Grill Restaurant & Bar, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah,

Serving a quality and fresh food, meat are imported from Australia.  serve no pork.

Location: Lot 8, Block D, Segama Complex (Opposite Hyatt Hotel), Jalan Labuk,

tel: 088-261026

Opening hours: 10am–12 midnight


Upperstar Bar & Grill

Serve beers, western and local foods.

Location: Lot 8, Block C, Segama Complex (Opposite Hyatt Hotel), Jalan Labuk,

Opening hours: 4pm- 1am


Waterfront Esplanade

The Waterfront is one of Kota Kinabalu’s favourite entertainment hub.  Waterfront Esplanade house several hottest and more happening bars in Kota Kinabalu


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 (Carlsberg, Kronenbourg 1664, Hoegaarden, Asahi, Guinness , Beer Nest Stout), 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)

Location: Waterfront Esplanade  – Anjung Samudra

Tel: 014-664 6000

Opening hours: 4pm- 2am

beer nest mixo , waterfront esplanade


B.E.D, means Best Entertainment Destination is 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

Opening hours: 6pm- 2am



Irish-themed bar serving  Tiger,Kilkenny, and Guinness draughts. Shamrock also serve tasty meat stews. The bar has a pool table and a live band plays most nights as well as a DJ to tide patrons over till the end of the night.

Location: 6, Anjung Samudra, Waterfront Esplanade
Tel: +608 824 9829

Opening hours: 4pm- 2am


Cock & Bull

Perfect place to be for fine beers and cocktails, lively entertainment and great environment, especially the refreshing sea breezes and enchanting beauty of the seaside and sunset. Cock & Bull is more than all that – its coziness, warm hospitality and family atmosphere. Enjoy playing pool and other games at Cock & Bulls.

Location: Lot 3, Waterfront Esplanade  – Anjung Samudra

Tel: +6088 250 982

Opening hours: 4pm to 2am


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

Location: Waterfront Esplanade  – Anjung Samudra

Tel: 016-833 3717

Opening hours: 4pm to 2am

the loft kota kinabalu



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