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Popular with both expats and travellers, El Centro caters to Western tastes. It is a laid-back Mexican-themed bar which serves great food and drink deals. Live music, pub quiz and Salsa night will guarantee a fun evening at El Centro.
Bars & Nightlife
Most of the city’s bars are located within reasonable walking distance from one another, making a varied evening out a comfortable option. The majority of the larger hotels have bars with live bands, although the bulk of the more popular haunts are to be found on the waterfront, and on the side streets opposite this strip. KK’s busy nightlife scene is largely based around late-night fun pubs and bars, which generally have live bands playing until late. There are also a couple of decent nightclubs, and most are located close to one another, so it’s easy to find what suits. Below are the best bars and nightclubs in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia: