The best bars and pubs in Langkawi are excellent for enjoying a few beverages and friendly company at the end of a busy day. Many are beachfront joints where you can enjoy a great view of the Andaman Sea. Thanks to the island’s duty-free policy, a pint of beer in Langkawi is significantly cheaper than most destinations in Malaysia. 

    While Langkawi's nightlife scene is always changing, many of the most popular bars and pubs have managed to endure and flourish – making them legendary haunts among locals and visitors. Check out our favorite places to enjoy a drink in Langkawi.


    D'Reef at The Cliff

    Pantai Cenang

    D’Reef at The Cliff is a sleek open-air bar suspended over the headland of Pantai Cenang. It's a great place for a drink with panoramic sunset views of the Andaman Sea. 

    D’Reef can comfortably accommodate 40 people at a time. It's decked out in elegant furnishings, white tablecloths, warm lighting, classy décor, and a fully-stocked island bar in the middle of the venue. The bar offers a wide range of beers, wines, and signature cocktails. Must-tries include The Cliffhanger (rum, triple sec, peach syrup, orange, pineapple and lime juice) and Hang On (vodka, Midori melon, orange juice, mango juice, lime juice and sugar syrup).

    Location: Lot 63 & 40, Cenang, Mukim Kedawang, Lebuh Pantai, 07000 Pulau Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia

    Open: Daily from midday to 11 pm

    Phone: +60 (0)4-953 3228


    Rhu Bar at Four Seasons Resort Langkawi

    Tanjung Rhu

    Rhu Bar is one of the most upscale nightlife venues in Langkawi, thanks to its exclusive locale in Tanjung Rhu’s Four Seasons Resort. Fitted with Indian mogul hanging swings and colored cushions, this Middle Eastern-inspired bar faces the tranquil Tanjung Rhu, known as one of Asia’s best beaches. 

    Guests can lounge on cozy wicker sofas while enjoying house special cocktails (highly recommended is Sunset at Rhu), exquisite wines and champagnes, single malts and beers. Feeling peckish? Try authentic Japanese snacks such as yakitori, edamame, tempura and sushi rolls.

    Location: Four Seasons Resort, Jalan Tanjung Rhu, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia

    Open: Daily from 5 pm to 11 pm


    The St. Regis Bar at St. Regis Langkawi


    The St. Regis Bar at The St. Regis Langkawi attracts affluent travelers with its extensive menu of premium wines, cocktails and cigars. Boasting plenty of natural lighting, fossilized wooden bar tables, and a breathtaking view of the Andaman Sea, this elegant nightlife venue is a popular spot for honeymooners and couples looking to unwind in private. 

    Try the Lang Mary, a localised rendition of a Bloody Mary, with refreshing hints of lemongrass, pandan and tamarind. Another standout is 55th & 5th, a potent cocktail made with champagne, strawberry puree, crème de cassis and lime juice. Live music takes place from 9 pm onwards. 

    Location: The St. Regis Langkawi, Jalan Beringin, Kuah, 07000, Malaysia

    Open: Daily from midday to midnight


    Yellow Beach Cafe

    Pantai Cenang

    Yellow Beach Cafe is an interesting all-day beachfront restaurant that transforms into a cozy bar after the sun sets over Pantai Cenang. The vibrant venue clearly stands out for its hip décor, with chairs, walls, beanbags and hammocks all in varying shades of yellow. 

    The bar exudes a hippie-like atmosphere, with guests lounging around in board shorts and bikinis. There are also happy hour promos every day – an amazing deal given the already low prices for alcohol in Langkawi.

    Location: Jalan Pantai Tengah, Jalan Pantai Chenang, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia

    Open: Tuesday–Sunday from 5 pm to midnight (closed on Mondays)

    Phone: +60 (0)12-459 3190

    Penny Wong | Compulsive Traveler

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