The majority of nightlife in Malacca is concentrated in Melaka Raya and Jonker Street. There are almost no bars or entertainment venues near Ayer Keroh and Melaka Sentral; most of them are family-style cafes or restaurants that normally do not serve alcoholic beverages.

Melaka City used to have a few lively and decent-sized dance clubs/nightclubs before the Covid-19 outbreak devastated the indutries. Since then, the Malaysian Government has imposed severe regulations and ordered nearly all large entertainment businesses to temporarily close their doors until further notice. Even so, we were able to sample some happening live band bars, cafes, and activities that are good enough to allow you to spend the night during your stay in this small historical town. So let’s discover more.

18 Best Nightlife In Malacca

01 Xstasy Kitchen & Bar – Best Nightlife in Malacca for Youngsters

Best Nightlife in Malacca

Xstasy is a popular bar in Melaka, especially among local youngsters. The atmosphere is more akin to a music club than a restaurant, as the name implies. There are live bands and DJs spinning hit songs from the 1980s and 1990s. Every Wednesday, there is a Ladies Night with free drinks for the ladies. Definitely a fun place to hang out with friends.
Address: No. 1 / 1-1 /3, Jalan KPKS7, Kompleks Perniagaan Kota Syahbandar, Melaka
Operation hour: 6:00 pm to 1:00 am

02 The Stage Music Lounge Malacca

The Stage Music Lounge Melaka

If you prefer to avoid the hustle and bustle of the nightlife and instead enjoy some relaxing music with a group of friends, The Stage Music Lounge is the place for you. In addition to the live music (mostly Chinese songs), there is karaoke, which allows customers to sing while having dinner or drinks. This is a nicely decorated lounge with a pleasant atmosphere.
Address: No17 ,Jalan KPKS 5-A, Kompleks Perniagaan Kota Syahbandar, Malacca City
Operation hour: 11:00 am to 12:00 am

03 Ninth Street Live Band Bar (9街)

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Ninth Street is one of Melaka’s most popular live band bars, frequented by the majority of the locals. This lively bar has both indoor and outdoor seating and serves a wide variety of food, beers, and liquors. Daily live band from 9:30pm onwards with loud music & powerful vocals. If you enjoy live performances, try to pay a visit here.
Address: No 9 & 11, Jln KLJ 9, Taman Kota Laksamana Jaya, 75200 Malacca City
Operation hour: 5:00 pm to 1:00 am

04 Eden Melaka

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Eden is a medium-sized chic and hip bar in Melaka city that features excellent DJs and a fantastic clubbing atmosphere. This bar serves reasonably priced tapas, pizzas, and alcoholic beverages and is frequently visited by the majority of the local young ladies. Highly recommended nightlife venue in Melaka for clubbing fans.
Address: No. A-G-03 & A-01-03, Kondominium Kota Laksamana Jaya, Malacca City
Operation hour: 7:00 pm to 1:00 am

05 The Craft Bier Shop Melacca – Best Nightlife in Malacca for Craft Beer Lovers

The Craft Bier Shop Melaka

This craft beer shop is a rare and hidden gem in Melaka. It has over 300 different types of craft beer from all over the world. There are mellow, sweet, and even chocolate coffee flavoured beers available here. If you’re a newcomer and don’t know what to drink, don’t worry; the ground staff will explain and recommend the best option for you.
Address: 1, Jln KSB 11, Taman Kota Syah Bandar, 75200, Melaka
Operation hour: 2:00 pm to 12:00 am

06 The Brew House @ Melaka – Best Nightlife in Malacca for Family

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The Brew House is a well-known restaurant in Malaysia, having over 30 branches across the country. This family-friendly restaurant offers some of the best Pan-Asian and modern western fusion cuisine, as well as the freshest brews on tap. Even without vibrant music, it is still a very happening place in the evening, packed with customers of all ages.
Address: No. 2-1-2 & 4, 1-2, Jln KSB 12, Taman Kota Syahbandar, 75200 Malacca City
Operation hour: 11:30 am to 1:00 am

07 Geographer Café – Among the Best Bars in Melaka

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This café is housed in a notable corner pre-war building that has been meticulously restored with discreet and intimate décor and magically enchanted into a stunning living architecture. A great mix of westerners and locals, this is the best place to unwind with a cold beer on a warm night, complete with live music and a small open dance floor.
Address: 83, Jalan Hang Jebat, 75200 Melaka
Operation hour: 11:00 am to 11:00 pm

08 Eleven Bistro & Restaurant

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Eleven Bistro is a unique and famous restaurant in Melaka with a strong cultural influence. They serve not only Portuguese cuisine, but also an artistic environment with a fusion of Portuguese concepts and long-forgotten sensations. Furthermore, it is a vibrant nightlife hotspot, with in-house DJs entertaining guests all night long. Crowded with young ladies.
Address: No. 11, Jalan Hang Lekiu, Jonker Walk, 75200 Melaka
Operation hour: Friday to Sunday 11:00 am to 2:00 am

09 Jonker Street Night Market – Best Nightlife in Malacca for Street Food

Malacca Street Food

During the weekend (Friday to Sunday), Jonker Street Night Market is the busiest part of Malacca City. From 6 pm to midnight, the entire street will be closed to all traffic and transformed into a food and shopping carnival. There are numerous food stalls along the street selling a variety of tasty local delicacies. A must-see location for street food fans.
Address: Jalan Hang Jebat, 75200 Melaka
Operation hour: Friday to Sunday 6:00 pm to 12:00 am

10 Hard Rock Cafe – Among the Best Nightlife in Malacca for Live Performances

Hard Rock Cafe Melaka

Hard Rock Cafe, which is situated right next to the river, is a popular nightlife hotspot in Melaka. It successfully transmits the diverse local culture into the vision of a well-known worldwide brand while maintaining the design language of neighbouring structures. This cafe is known for its live music events, late-night activities, and interesting performances. 
Address: 28, Lorong Hang Jebat, 75200 Melaka
Operation hour: 11:00 am to 11:00 pm

11 Reggae On The River – Best Nightlife in Malacca for Reggae Fans

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This is another popular nightlife hangout bar for both locals & tourists that is located right next to the river. It offers alfresco seating area where you can enjoy your drinks while admiring the beautiful Melaka River. Every night, loud reggae music fills the air, and everyone is mingling with random friendly drinkers. Play mostly Bob Marley’s songs.
Address: 88, Lorong Hang Jebat, 75200 Melaka
Operation hour: 6:00 pm to 1:00 am

12 90’s Cafe And Pub

90's Cafe And Pub Melaka

90’s Cafe has a similar layout to Reggae On The River. It also provides riverbank alfresco seating, offering guests an excellent evening view of the Melaka River. This is the ideal location for those looking for a relaxing and chill place to drink while appreciating the romantic night view in the breezy air. During the weekend, this pub is extremely crowded.
Address: 90, Lorong Hang Jebat, 75200 Melaka
Operation hour: 6:00 pm to 1:00 am

13 Tipsy Bridge Authentic Street Cafe – A Hidden Gem in Melaka

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Tipsy Bridge Cafe is a one-of-a-kind quaint bar hidden away down a quiet side street. It’s right in front of the Melaka River pedestrian bridge. You wouldn’t be able to imagine what it’s like in the evening during the day. When the sun set, 70s music filled the lane, turning the whole place into a lively scene full of hipsters. This is a must-see nightlife in Melaka.
Address: No 14, Lorong Jabatan, Kampung Pantai, 75100 Melaka
Operation hour: 6:00 pm to 2:00 am  Closed on Tuesday

14 The Old Merchant 滙庄 – The First Speakeasy Bar in Melaka

Speakeasy Bar in Melaka

The Old Merchant is a renowned speakeasy cocktail bar in Melaka. Despite being housed in a pre-war building, it has some of the most fabulous interior decor in town, particularly the bar counter. It focuses on oriental Chinese characteristics at nearly every corner, starting with the main entrance (which you’ll probably miss). An Instagram-worthy nightlife spot.
Address: 88, Jalan Kampung Pantai 75200 Malacca City
Operation hour: 5:00 pm to 1:30 am    Closed on Monday

15 Budi – Best Cocktails Bar in Melaka

Budi Melaka

Budi, like The Old Merchant, is a hidden quaint bar famous for their unique cocktails that blend with local flavours. Except for the bar counter, there isn’t much to this bar’s decor; it’s all natural and rustic. They do, however, serve some of the best Malaccan-style cocktails that you will never find anywhere else. The scents, taste, and concept will astound you.
Address: 16, Jalan Kampung Jawa 75100 Malacca City
Operation hour: 4:00 pm to 12:00 am    Closed on Tuesday

16 Sin Hiap Hin – The Oldest Bar in Melaka

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Sin Hiap Hin, to be honest, isn’t a nightlife bar because it closes at 6 pm. However, we decided to introduce this old school bar to all Melaka visitors because of its history. The welcoming 4th generation owner will tell you about the story of this century-old bar. During colonial times, it catered to a large number of British officials. It’s well worth a visit.
Address: 5, Kampung Jawa, 75200 Malacca City
Operation hour: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

17 Alto Sky Lounge – Best Nightlife in Malacca for Couples

Rooftop Lounge Melaka

Alto Sky Lounge, on the 22nd floor of Hatten Hotel, is one of Melaka’s few rooftop venues with great decor and an affluent atmosphere. It not only boasts some of the best European cuisine, wines, and cocktails, but it also has the best sunset and night views in Melaka township. This is a perfect location for a romantic dinner with loved ones.
Address: Hatten Square, Jalan Merdeka, Bandar Hilir, 75000 Melaka
Operation hour: Wednesday to Saturday 5:00 pm to 12:00 am

18 Pahlawan Walk Night Market – Best Night Activity in Melaka Raya

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This, like Jonker Street Night Market, is another popular weekend nightlife destination in Melaka. It’s right next to the Mahkota Parade shopping mall. There are a plethora of stalls selling cheap clothing, bags, shoes, phone accessories, handicrafts, souvenirs, and just about anything. A wide variety of delectable Malay street food is also a big draw for tourists.
Address: Jalan PM 4, Plaza Mahkota, 75000 Melaka 
Operation hour: Friday to Sunday 6:00 pm to 12:00 am

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