Nightlife in Melaka - 8 Fun Nightlife Spots in Malaysia's Historic Capital

So you’re in the coastal city of Melaka (Malacca) in Malaysia, and the night is falling. Do not easily judge the small city by its size. Ranging from night shopping to late-night parties, Melaka has everything that you are expecting. Are you excited to experience the nightlife the city has to offer you? Are you looking to spend your night quietly with a few drinks? Or party your way to the morning? Say no more, Melaka has all the options for you.

Here is the list of 8 best places to enjoy the nightlife of Melaka - 

1. Hard Rock Café

Hard Rock Cafe, Melaka.
Simple, small and cozy this café in Melaka is owned by a lovely old couple who entertains your evening pleasantly. This place serves just drinks and nibbles. So, it is better if you don’t go there expecting a full-course dinner. It has a live band performing every day where you can showcase your musical talents as well. If you are looking for a relaxed evening with the music of the 80s and 90s, this place is just for you.
Address: 3, Jalan Hang Kasturi, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia.
Timings: 7 PM - 1 AM except on Wednesdays

4. The Portuguese Square

Dinner by the Seaside in Melaka is a perfect night spot

Situated along the seaside, the Portuguese Square is a lively open-air food center. There are various stalls in the center that cater to your seafood hunger. Here you get the taste of Portuguese cuisine along with a fusion of the local cuisine, which you should definitely experience. Do consider visiting this place if you would like to enjoy your dinner quietly while soaking in the beauty of nature. 

Address: Jalan Daranjo, Perkampungan Portugis, 75050 Melaka, Malaysia.
Timings: 5 PM - 12 AM

5. Pak Putra Restaurant

Pak Putra Restaurant in Melaka has an outdoor seating

If you go hungry while experiencing the nightlife of Melaka and are dying to try some delicious cheese naans and tandoori styled cuisine, Pak Putra is the right place for you to go. Even though the place looks simple, this restaurant serves you the best of the Pakistan and Indian cuisine that will leave your mouth watering for more. The best part is that the food here is served quickly and does not burn a hole in your pocket. 

Address: 56 & 58, Jalan 4, Taman Kota Laksamana, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia.
Timings: 5:30 PM - 1 AM except on Mondays

6. Reggae on the River

Reggae on the River in Melaka

It is located right along the Melaka River and the water splashes are will definitely be pleasant to your ears if you love water. The bar has both indoor and outdoor seating and amazing beers to offer. You can also get a splendid view of the city while sipping on a beer from the second floor of the bar. A laid back evening in the Reggae on the River with the cold breeze hitting you is the place you should go to if you are looking forward to unwinding from your day.

Address: 88, Lorong Hang Jebat, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia.
Timings: Timings may vary

7. Jonker Street Shopping

The bustling Jonker Street at night

One of the best street markets in Malaysia, Jonker street during the weekends becomes one of the liveliest places to experience the nightlife of Melaka. With the shops being open all night, it is definitely a treat for the shopping enthusiast in you. There are quite a number of shops in the street which makes it almost impossible for you not to find something. Look out for eye-catching souvenirs to take back home, contemporary paintings, handicrafts, jewelry, beauty products, etc. you can get these in the various shops that are located along the length of the street. 

8. Melaka River Cruise

Melaka River Cruise

Are you looking forward to exploring the city after the day falls? We bet the Melaka river cruise would kick start your colorful journey into the night. One of the most attractive touristy night-time escapades, this cruise gives you a tour through the city and its ancient rich heritage that will awe you. There are two jetties - Muara Jetty and Taman Rempah Jetty from where you can start your cruise at your convenience. The price of the rides will be as follows (Subject to chage)

  • Foreigner Adult (13 years and above): RM3
  • Foreigner Child (2-12 years old): RM25
  • Infant (Below 2 years old): Free
Through the course of the cruise, you will get to see various landmarks in the city of both cultural and historical significance. Also, you can opt to cruise with your own clan or with the other fellow tourists. You can also have a cruise arranged with a delicious dinner that will be served aboard. The cruise can be booked both through online and offline modes. Weekends may prove to be a challenge to book tickets offline. So we encourage online booking. This cruise is available throughout the day, but the experience at night is what makes it a memorable one with 45 minutes of absolute bliss.

These are just a few of the many places that the beautiful city of Melaka has to offer you. Just walking around the city at night will easily prove it is one of the most pleasurable experiences ever. We believe this article was useful to you and do let us know us in the comments the activities you would like to add to the list.

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