Top 12 Bars in Malacca for a Chilled Out Night

Unlike much of Malaysia, there is no shortage of bars and spots to chill out in Melaka. Most of the bars and pubs in Malacca are centred around Jonker Street. During the weekends, these bars along the lanes turn into mini-street party sorts with thumping music.

Here is the list of 12 best bars in Melaka -

1. Geographer Café

The soothing outdoor seating of Geographer Cafe in Melaka
Geographer Cafe
Located right in the middle of a busy street, Geographer Cafe is a pre-war Malaccan shophouse which makes it a historical landmark for many tourists and travellers! Known for its lively ambience, this Malacca bar serves cocktails, mocktails, and other beverages along with Asian fusion cuisine at reasonable prices. They have tables placed on the walkway as well as inside the cafe. They also entertain their visitors through live music nights and performances. Catch up on a lively, loud night at this bar!
Opening Hours: 10:00 AM – 1:00 AM (Monday to Friday), 9:00 AM – 1:00 AM (Saturday to Sunday)
Location: 83, Jalan Hang Jebat, Malacca
Telephone: +606-281 6813
Email: [email protected]

2. Reggae on the River

The Reggae on the River Bar in Melaka with outdoor seating beside the river
Reggae on the River
Situated beside the Melaka River, Reggae on the River offers one of the finest lounging experiences with the best views of the watercourse in town! Though this bar in Melaka is quite difficult to find, its fine Reggae jingles will find its way to your ears! This place has a laid back and warm outdoor seating beside the river and serves a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Leave your cards behind and carry your wallet as this place accepts only cash!
Opening Hours: 6:00 PM – 1:00 AM (Monday & Tuesday), 6.30 PM – 1:00 AM (Wednesday), 5:30 PM – 1:00 AM (Thursday), 5:30 PM – 1:30 AM (Friday), 5:00 PM – 2:30 AM (Saturday), 5:00 PM – 2:00 AM (Sunday)
Location: 88 Lorong Hang Jebat, Malacca
Telephone: +60102716871
Email: [email protected]

 3. BarLacca Lounge

Barlacca Lounge Bar in Melaka
BarLacca Lounge
BarLacca Lounge in Melaka is a unique karaoke bar with finely tuned sound system settings. Though they serve only beverages here, outside food is allowed in this restaurant. You can also opt-out for the open-air seating behind the bar, in a relaxed atmosphere with a stunning view overlooking the Malacca Rver. This bar is also open to all the LGBTQ community members! Have a sip and dive into their free singing sessions!
Opening Hours: 4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location: 72, Jalan Masjid, Kampung Hulu, Malacca
Telephone: +60 16-632 0576

4. The Library Malacca

The Library Bar in Melaka has a lively ambience with the live band
The Library
Located in Melaka Raya, The Library Malacca is a one of a kind compact and thematically set resto-bar in town for those craving a chill-out night. The bar is partly a library with its walls lined with a massive collection of novels. The bar offers Malaysia’s finest and widest collection of imported and local beers and vodka. It also conducts live band performances, game nights, talent competitions, and DJ nights to keep its viewers entertained. Pay a visit to this pub to have a remarkably trendy experience and a cosy atmosphere.
Opening Hours: 4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Location: 926 & 927, Jalan Merdeka, Taman Melaka Raya, Malacca
Telephone: +606 334 4155

5. Alto Sky Bar & Lounge

The stunning indoor seating and panoramic view from Alto Sky Bar & Lounge
Alto Sky Bar & Lounge
Featuring an upscale ambience, and a sky bar on the rooftop, this is a romantic setup for those preferring a fine-dining experience in Malacca. The USP of this place is that it is located on the 22nd floor of Hatten Hotel Malacca offering a panoramic view of the entire city. Along with craft beers, fine wines, and drinks, Alto Sky Bar and Lounge also offers a spectacular view of Malacca’s coastal side. The dress code here is smart casuals. You can always enquire them for their happy hour discount rates and try their Carlsberg draught beer!
Opening Hours: 4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location: Hatten Square, Jalan Merdeka, Malacca
Telephone: +60 6-286 9696
Email: [email protected]

6. Mixx Club

Technicolour lights and DJ at the Mixx Club in Melaka
Mixx Club
Mixx Club is the biggest and best nightclub in Malacca which is a perfect blend of food, music, dance, and entertainment, for those party lovers and social freaks. This social hub is one of the super fun and reigning bars in Melaka that is popular amongst students and youngsters. This is a futuristically themed dual club that comprises two sections – Paradox, the one with neon lights, techno beats, and live DJ performances, and the other named Arris - a beer garden café including live musical bands. Apart from vibing, one can always opt for a chilled beer here at this bar!
Opening Hours: 10 pm to 3 am
Location: Jalan Merdeka, Plaza Mahkota
Telephone: +60 16-621 5577
Email: [email protected]

7. The Old Merchant

The bar counter at Old Merchant Cocktail Bar in Melaka
The Old Merchant
This contemporary speakeasy cocktail bar in Malacca is designed to look like a prison with electric chairs. The bartenders are divided by metal bars like in a jail. Situated on the west bank of the river in the popular Jonker Street, this is a compact bar that serves classic crafted cocktails, available at RM 30 after 9 pm and two for RM 55 before 9 pm! Their menu includes a variety of cocktails and mocktails to satisfy large and small appetites at affordable ranges. Some of their best shots include Bacardi Carta, Macaron Syrup, Tanqueray, and Banana Liquor.
Opening Hours: 4 pm to 10:30 pm (Closed on Mondays)
Location: 88 Jalan Kampung Pantai, Malacca
Telephone: +60 11-1128 1623

8. Hard Rock Café

The outer view of Hard Rock Cafe in Malacca
Hard Rock Cafe
Live musical fests, late-night activities, and entertaining performances are what defines Hard Rock Cafe. Situated beside the river, it is the perfect choice for a lively and loud night out! Apart from their iconic beers and appetizers they also provide a separate menu for kids serving yummy Haagen-Dazs. This place is often jammed with music enthusiasts who come in to catch a glimpse of the interiors decorated with signed instruments, souvenirs, and memoirs of some renowned musical maestros! Must-haves include Malaccan Percik burger, Cheeseburgers, and Barbequed chicken.
Opening Hours: 11:30 am to 1 am (Arrive before 9 pm to catch their live music show)
Location: 28, Lorong Hang Jebat, Malacca
Telephone: +606 292 5188

9. Ringo’s Classic Café

Ringo's Classic Cafe
Located in one of the buzzing streets of Malacca, this pub plays a subtle music piece in the background and serves locally brewed chilled beers in an old rustic ambience. Its interior is full of fascinating historical elements such as colonial artworks, antique musical instruments, clocks, and old road maps of Malacca that will certainly take you back to its ancient times.
Opening Hours: 6 pm to 1 am (Thursday – Friday)
Location: 11, Jalan Hang Lekir, Malacca
Telephone: +60 16-354 2223

10. Bistro Year 1963

Bistro Year 1963
Located in the heart of the city, Bistro Year 1963 is housed in a two-storey heritage building built during the colonial period of the Dutch rule. Since then it has remained as an old charm for many residents and visitors and in time, became one of the most sought-after bars in Melaka. It is an outdoor seating bar that serves Asian and Western fusion food along with beverages at affordable prices. Visit this place for vintage, light, and cosy environment and to watch a live band performance that starts at 8 pm!
Opening Hours: 12 pm to 12 am
Location: 18, Jalan Hang Jebat, Malacca
Telephone: +60 16-761 2620

11. Me & Mrs. Jones Café

Me & Mrs. Jones
A classy name for a bar, this place is all about live performances, brewed beers, and cosy nostalgic nights! Run by the couple themselves, they offer an impressive selection of wines and mixed drinks. While the 60-year-old owner sits down to play a fine piece of music for you, the fun part is, anyone is invited to join in their live band session. Although their menu lists only beverages and no food items, they will definitely fill your hearts more than your tummies! 
Opening Hours: 7 pm to 12 am (Tuesday to Sunday)
Location: 3, Jalan Hang Kasturi, Malacca
Telephone: +6016 234 4292

12. Sid’s Pub

Sid's Pub
Sid's Pub is a chain of well-known neighbourhood British styled bars located in several parts of Malaysia. Their branch in Melaka entertains their visitors through a live band performance to lighten up the warm and moody environment. Their menu includes a variety of snappy snacks, pies, puddings, Sunday roasts, sandwiches, burgers, beers, mocktails, and much more. You can also enjoy the river view on a breezy night while sipping on their world-class beers!
Location: 2, Lorong Hang Jebat, Malacca
Telephone: +60 6-283 7437
Email: [email protected]
With a blend of culture and cuisine, Malacca offers a whole new exciting nightlife experience to its visitors, more than merely a chit chat or sipping a drink or two!

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