This guide to the best things to do after dinner in Langkawi is a mix of casual bars and sophisticated lounges offering great views of the Andaman Sea and an extensive range of alcoholic beverages. Pantai Cenang and Pantai Tengah house some of the best places for after-dinner beverages. Pantai Cenang’s bustling stretch has restaurants that morph into cocktail bars, while Pantai Tengah’s strip hosts laidback pubs that feature local DJs and musicians.

    As nightclubs are non-existent in Langkawi, night dwellers can spend a breezy evening with a refreshing drink, strike up a conversation with fellow tourists or locals, listen to some good music, catch the latest sports match, or simply enjoy the sunset. Read on and discover our pick of the most popular nightlife spots in Langkawi.


    Pantai Cenang beach bars

    Pantai Cenang

    Pantai Cenang’s beach bars are arguably the best places to unwind with a cold drink after a day of sightseeing in Langkawi. These nightlife spots often have colorful beanbags, low tables and sunbeds set right on the beach, offering great views of the Andaman Sea and surrounding islets. 

    You can enjoy vibrant fire shows and live bands playing (mostly) reggae and covers, or strike up a conversation with fellow tourists or locals. Beach bars in Pantai Cenang are also well-frequented by budget-conscious travelers because of their strong and affordably-priced beers, cocktails, wines and liquors.


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    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


    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


    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


    Verandah Lounge at The Danna Langkawi

    Pantai Kok

    Verandah Lounge is an elegant after-dinner spot in The Danna Langkawi. It serves North Indian cuisine with an extensive range of exquisite wine, liquor, spirits, and cocktails.  

    Verandah Lounge also houses The Drawing Room, a sophisticated wine room offering over 200 labels from France, Spain, Italy, and Australia. It's great for both intimate dinners and casual gatherings in Langkawi. 

    Location: The Danna Langkawi, Telaga Harbor Park, Pantai Kok, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia

    Open: Tuesday–Sunday from 5 pm to 11 pm (closed on Mondays)


    Sunset Deck at Bon Ton Resort

    Pantai Cenang

    Sunset Deck at Bon Ton Resort is a tranquil bar that offers a satisfying selection of cocktails, wines, liqueurs, and non-alcoholic beverages. 

    It has spacious open-air seats on a wooden platform, with palm and coconut trees providing ample shade. Diners are treated to an excellent tapas menu and a lovely view of the sunset while enjoying their favorite beverages.

    Location: Bon Ton Resort, Pantai Cenang, 07000, Pulau Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia

    Open: Daily from midday to 8 pm


    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


    Charlie's Bar and Broil Langkawi


    Charlie’s Bar and Broil Langkawi serves delectable cocktails and non-alcoholic beverages with picturesque views of the Andaman Sea. This breezy after-dinner spot is part of Fisherman’s Wharf Langkawi in Kuah. 

    The venue consists of an open-air restaurant and bar, set approximately 500 meters uphill from the jetty at the Royal Langkawi Yacht Club. 

    Location: Fisherman’s Wharf Langkawi, Jalan Dato Syed Omar, 07000 Kuah, Kedah, Malaysia

    Open: Daily from 10 am to 9 pm

    Phone: +60 (0)4-961 1396


    Temoyong Night Market

    Pantai Cenang

    The Temoyong Night Market is one of Langkawi's most popular street bazaars. It takes place every Thursday evening in Pantai Cenang’s Kampung Temoyong Village. Local vendors set up makeshift stalls and sell all kinds of local items, including food and snacks, fresh produce, clothes, watches, sunglasses and souvenirs. 

    The night market is also great for sampling authentic Malay dishes, including pisang goreng (fried bananas), keropok lekor (fish crackers), nasi lemak, fried noodles, and nasi ayam (chicken rice).

    Location: Kampung Lubok Buaya, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia

    Open: Thursday from 6 pm to 11 pm


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    Penny Wong | Compulsive Traveler

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