Macau drinking and nightlife

Top Choice Bar in Taipa

Goa Nights

With lotus-shaped light stencils on the walls, intimate Goa is a cocktail bar that plays on the Portuguese-India theme. The menu, resembling an ancient map, introduces nine aromatic concoctions that allude to Portug…
Top Choice Bar in Cotai

Macallan Whisky Bar & Lounge

Macau's best whisky bar is a traditional affair featuring oak panels, Jacobean rugs and a real fireplace. The 400-plus whisky labels include single malts from Ireland, France, Sweden and India, and a 1963 Glenmorang…
Top Choice Bar in Macau Peninsula

Macau Soul

An elegant haven in wood and stained glass, where twice a month a jazz band plays to a packed audience. On most nights, though, Thelonious Monk fills the air as customers chat with the owners and dither over their 4…
Top Choice Pub in Macau Peninsula

Beer Temple

As the name suggests, the craft beer selection here is huge. If you can't decide, tell the staff your preference – fruit-forward, dry and bitter, or smelling like a pine forest, and they'll pick something out for yo…
Top Choice Coffee in Macau Peninsula

Single Origin

This airy corner cafe opened by coffee professional Keith Fong makes a mean shot of espresso. You can choose your poison (single origin, of course) from a daily selection of 10 beans. If you can't decide, the well-t…
Cafe in Coloane

Hon Kei Hand-Whipped Coffee

At this thriving cafe next to shipyards, instant coffee is hand-whipped with sugar to create a peanut-buttery texture. The owner Mr Leong was a shipyard worker who built this shanty with old wood after an arm injury…
Bar in Macau Peninsula

Mico Cafe

Macau's most elusive bar is not so due to its location (a few doors up from Che Che Cafe) or that it's unknown, but because whether one gets in depends on the current mood of the owner Pedro. The quiet, half-lit spa…
Cafe in Coloane

Hann Cafe

A takeaway coffee shop so aromatic you can smell it before you see it. Operating in a tiny corrugated metal shed, Hann excels at single-origin brews, espresso and Vietnamese coffee made with sticky sweet condensed m…
Bar in Macau Peninsula

Che Che Cafe

Owned by a member of post-rock band Why Oceans, Che Che is reassuringly dim-lit and laid-back. A faux-antique world map and a neon sign lamenting 'Love Will Tear Us Apart' jump out from dark walls. You may see cultu…
Irish Pub in Cotai

McSorley's Ale House

A friendly place for a satisfying, if a little costly, meal of fish n' chips and a pint of Guinness. Live sports broadcast available.