Kedah drinking and nightlife

Top Choice Bar in Pulau Langkawi

Yellow Café

The best bar on Pantai Cenang has a mellow soundtrack, shaded seating and beanbags on the sand. Cocktails from RM20.
Bar in Pulau Langkawi


Perched on a wave-lashed rocky outcrop between Pantai Cenang and Pantai Tengah, this is an exhilarating spot for a sundowner. Expect a full bar, a good wine selection, and cocktails a class above those mixed on the …
Bar in Pulau Langkawi

Nest Rooftop

One of the best bars on Pantai Cenang, Nest doesn't sell alcohol. However, you can buy a bottle from a duty-free shop in the area, take it to the 5th floor of Royal Agate Beach Resort and for RM20, Nest will provide…
Bar in Pulau Langkawi

Kalut Bar

Sink into an umbrella-shaded beanbag on this beach bar in the middle of Pantai Cenang. A bassy soundtrack of house and pop animates the place by day, while events from live music to fire dancing take place on some n…
Cocktail Bar in Pulau Langkawi

La Sal

This open-air restaurant and cocktail bar has some creative drinks – who fancies a five-spiced poached apple and cinnamon mojito? Tom yum martini, anyone? Come evening, tables in the sand and torchlight make La Sal …
Bar in Alor Setar

Terrace Forty Eight

An unexpectedly modern and rather flashy bar with polished concrete walls, draught Guinness and other imported booze as well as a tapas menu (items around RM14 to RM18). This is the place to go to tap into Alor Seta…
Cafe in Pulau Langkawi

Smiling Buffalo

Good coffee and freshly pressed juices are served in shady grounds at this idyllic, friendly cafe, north of Pantai Cenang. Smiling Buffalo also offers great burgers, desserts and brunches.
Bar in Pulau Langkawi


Slightly more sophisticated than the average beachside beer bar, Thirstday boasts an open-air deck with uninterrupted sunset views and thoughtful mini champagne buckets for your beer.
Bar in Pulau Langkawi

Charlie’s Bar & Grill

Located at the Langkawi Yacht Club Hotel, this is a friendly, unpretentious place that functions equally well as a bar or restaurant (mains RM26 to RM48).