Must-see nightlife in Sarawak

  • Drunk Monkey Old Street Bar


    This bar attracts a relaxed crowd of tourists and locals. There's a nightly BBQ of meaty skewers (7pm to midnight) and you'll find menus from nearby…

  • Ruai Bar


    This self-styled 'Modern Dayak' bar features a mash-up of modern and indigenous design, and there's occasional live music – including metal and local hip…

  • Ming Cafe


    This ever-busy corner bar stocks 25 imported bottled beers and has several on tap, including Paulaner wheat beer. The drinks menu also lists Australian…

  • The Barber


    The designers of this repurposed barber's salon made use of the original tiled floor, the mirrors and even old hairdryers to create a suitably hip hangout…

  • Black Bean Coffee & Tea Company


    The aroma of freshly ground coffee assaults the senses at this tiny shop, believed by many to purvey Kuching’s finest brews. Specialities, roasted daily,…

  • Sky Lounge


    Every emerging Southeast Asian city needs a decent rooftop bar, and the ritzy Sky Lounge provides superb river views as sleepy afternoons slowly merge…

  • Alice in Borneoland


    The hippest – and often the loudest – venue in Miri's Marina Parkcity neighbourhood, Alice in Borneoland alternates between a cool spot for an evening…

  • Bear Garden


    Formerly known as the Tiger Garden – look for the neon sign – the corner-located Bear Garden is a good spot for the first (well-priced) beer of the…

  • Chapter One


    Lined with bookcases and channelling a cool and cosmopolitan ambience, Chapter One is the best of the more modern and stylish cafes taking hold in Miri's…

  • Rooftop Bar


    It wins no prizes for an original name, but the bar at the new GoldenBay Hotel is the best place in town to combine sunset views of the South China Sea…

  • The Coffee Garden


    Good espresso coffee. No need to ask for a double shot here. Plus delicious cakes and snacks in a relaxed, comfortable setting with good wi-fi.

  • Monkee Bar


    At Monkee Bar, 50% of profits go to the Orangutan Project, a wildlife-conservation NGO that works at Matang Wildlife Centre. If the idea of 'drinking for…

  • Lamin


    This rustic, longhouse-style bar erected beside the related Telang Usan Hotel serves beer and food in a decidedly local atmosphere. There's also a small…

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