After the sun sets below the horizon, Langkawi transforms into a nocturnal playground, with rows of bars and lounges offering great views of the Andaman Sea as well as an extensive range of alcoholic beverages. Pantai Cenang and Pantai Tengah house the best places for after-hours drinks; Pantai Cenang's bustling stretch is popular for its restaurants that morph into cocktail bars while Pantai Tengah's strip is comparably tamer with laidback pubs featuring deejays spinning music and live performances from local acts.
While clubs that belt out skull-pounding music are non-existent in Langkawi, night dwellers can opt to spend a cool evening with their choice of ice cold beer, strike up a conversation with fellow tourists or locals, listen to some good music, catch the latest match on the big screen TVs or simply enjoy the sunset with while sipping on a delicious cocktail.
Bon Ton Resort
The Sunset Deck, located in Bon Ton Resort, is a tranquil establishment that offers a satisfying selection of cocktails, wines, liqueurs and other beverages along with its tapas or mezze menu. With a massive open-air seating area on a wooden platform that is surrounded by palm trees and coconut trees, diners are treated to a lovely view of the sunset as they sip on their favourite cocktails.
Open: Daily 17:00 – 02:00
Telephone: +604 955 168
D’Reef at The Cliff
D’Reef at The Cliff is a sleek open-air bar that is suspended over the headland of Pantai Cenang, offering a panoramic sunset view of the Andaman Sea. In addition to a wide array of beers, juices, soft drinks, wines, and cocktails, the bar also offers its very own exotic concoctions such as the espresso-martini and romantic poison rose. D’Reef at The Cliff is the perfect place to enjoy the evening breeze and sound of waves in Pantai Cenang.
Open: Daily 12:00 – 23:00
Telephone: +604 953 322
Open: Tuesday - Sunday 11:00 – 01:00
Address: Pantai Cenang, PO Box 121, 07000 Langkawi
Telephone: +6012 459 3190
Sunba Retro Bar
Sunba Retro Bar, situated in Pantai Tengah, is one of Langkawi’s few clubs that stays open until the wee hours of morning. Resembling Phuket and Bali’s nightlife scene with party tunes as an aural backdrop, this mega-dance club is a great casual meeting place for after-hour drinks. The signature cocktails are highly recommended, such as the Flaming Lamborghini, Sunba Sunba, and the alcohol-infused Milo Ice.
Open: Daily 19:00 – 02:00
Address: +604 953 1801
Debbie’s Place Irish Bar
Debbie’s Place Irish Bar is situated opposite the Malibest Resort along the southern end of Pantai Cenang. Exuding a noticeably outdoorsy feel, this humble watering hole is a pleasant place to catch up with friends over a few ice cold beers. Marvel at owner Debbie’s great showmanship of mixing cocktails with just one hand.
Open: Daily 17:00 – 02:00
Telephone: +604 966 8700
Breeze Lounge at The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa
Breeze Lounge at The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa is one of the swankiest nocturnal establishments in Langkawi, offering a wide range of cocktails, wines, beers and light snacks for a great night out with fellow companions. From Tuesday to Sunday, guests are treated to a wonderful live performance by the lounge’s resident four-piece band, De Java.
Open: Daily 09:00 – 01:00
Telephone: +604 960 8888 or +604 960 8952
L’Osteria serves authentic Italian cuisine and fresh seafood in a neo-traditional setting in Pantai Tengah. Offering a range of wines which are imported from Italy, France, Spain, California, Chile, and Australia, this restaurant is a really good place to enjoy piping hot pizzas prepared in a wood-fired oven, watch the sunset over the horizon and enjoy a few drinks.
Open: Daily 12:00 – 00:00
The Lighthouse Restaurant & Bar
The Lighthouse Restaurant & Bar is a two-storey building overlooking the Andaman Sea. The top floor is a fine-dining establishment while the ground floor houses a bar with an al fresco section which extends to the beachside. The Lighthouse Restaurant & Bar also has a good selection of beverages for diners to stay till the wee hours sipping on cocktails or chugging beers.
Open: Daily 08:00 – 00:00
Telephone: +6019 402 2005 or +6012 429 3729
Charlie’s Place at Royal Langkawi Yacht Club
Charlie’s Place serves delectable cocktails and various non-alcoholic beverages to accompany the picturesque sunsets and sensual bellows of the sea. Located within the Royal Langkawi Yacht Club, the breezy Charlie’s Place is an open-air restaurant and bar sited approximately 500 meters uphill from the jetty at the yacht club, accessible via a fairly long stairway.
Open: Daily 09:00 – 23:00
Telephone: +604 966 4078
The Verandah - The Danna Langkawi
The Verandah is an elegant lounge situated within The Danna Langkawi, Pantai Kok. Perfect for an intimate dinners and casual gatherings, the establishment serves North Indian cuisine and has an extensive range of exquisite wine, liquor, spirits, and cocktails. The Verandah also houses The Drawing Room, a sophisticated wine and cigar room offering over 200 wine labels from France, Spain, Italy, and Australia
Source: Langkawi Tourist Information