Kota Kinabalu

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The original, and still one of the most popular live music clubs in town. Shenanigans is very lively all weekend and on Wednesdays. At the Irish-themed fun pub you can enjoy live bands and DJ performances as well as sport events on the big screen on the outdoor terrace with a view of the waterfront.

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: