Sabah, Malaysian Borneo » Entertainment » Nightlife

Most of the tours to Sabah start from Kota Kinabalu (capital city of Sabah). It is also called KK. People here are friendly and always ready to welcome tourists. KK nightlife has everything one would desire in a cosmo city nightlife. Many resto-bars scattered all around the city. If one wishes to dance out the whole night, you can visit the clubs with live local or Filipino or Western bands.

Sabah's Bars, Clubs & Pubs

Sabah's Bars, Clubs & Pubs

Shenanigan's Fun Pub

The 'Shenanigan's Fun Pub' at Hyatt Regency Kinabalu Hotel is the best in Kota Kinabalu. This traditional Irish pub offers delicious snacks and a long list of cocktails along with a live band to entertain all evening long.

Address: Jalan Datuk Salleh Sulong, 88991 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

Borneo Lounge & Bar ( Visit )

The 'Borneo Lounge & Bar' at Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa is a place to enjoy a quiet, relaxed evening with a swirling glass of red wine. Light snacks on your plate, friends and family by your side, and live music for your ears.

Address: 20 Jalan Aru, Tanjung Aru, 88100 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

Atrium Lounge

'Atrium Lounge', a lounge with a peaceful environment that offers tasty snacks and lovely concoctions, with a live band playing pleasant music.

Address: Jalan Datuk Salleh Sulong, 88991 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

Upperstar Cafe & Bar

Located just opposite Burger King in KK, 'Upperstar Café and Bar' is extremely popular among the young crowds. Along with a nice variety of cocktails, the café serves western and Malayan cuisine.

Address: Segama Complex, Jalan Segama 2, Pusat Bandar, 88000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

Rumba Latin Grill & Bar

As the word goes, 'Rumba Latin Grill & Bar' offers everything Latin; food, music, and ambience. The bar has a great collection of wines, some spicy Latin food, and Latin music. The music band, called specially from Latin America, plays music like salsa, meringue, bacciata and cha-cha.

Address: Le Meridien, Jalan Tun Fuad Stephens Sinsuran, 88000 Kota Kinabalu Sabah, Malaysia


BED (Best Entertainment Destination) is one of the best pubs and entertainment locations in Sabah. Located in the waterfront area, KK's one-stop dining and entertainment centre, BED offers everything that a pub-goer needs; fantastic, blaring, latest international tracks and ample disc space to jive your body all night long.

Address: Lot 1A, The Waterfront, Jalan Tun Fuad Stephen, Kota Kinabalu Sabah, Malaysia

Cock & Bull Bistro

'Cock & Bull' is another favourite pub in The waterfront area of KK. In this British-style pub, the in-house band plays lovely music the whole week, except on Sundays. There are several dining table arrangements, inside as well as outside the well-stocked bar.

Address: Ground Floor, Plaza Tanjung Aru, Jln Tun Mustapha, Tanjung Aru, 88100 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

M-Cubed Bar

Don't be surprised if you find the local youth heading to the M-Cubed Bar. An expensive bar in Sabah with a high-tech Karaoke system. It has everyone swinging & singing to the latest tunes. The bar serves the usual pub fare – beer, whisky, liquor, and cocktails, only for the ladies. The more you drink, the better you sing, vouches the Pub.

Address: Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

The Loft, Kota Kinabalu

The big screen behind the bar at 'Loft Kota Kinabalu' shows European football matches and the upper floor where the pool table entertains those who like to keep busy between pints. The familiar spirits and standard cocktails and The Loft's Loftail creations fill the drinks menu. Tiger, Guinness, and Kilkenny fill the draught taps, while one of KK's more extensive bottled beer lists is also available.

Address: KK. Waterfront, 88000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia