Like in all parts of the world where travelers frequent, experiencing the nightlife on a foreign place is a must. It is like an introduction to a city and a way of getting to know the locals and what they are like. Experiencing the nightlife is not only for young, single or couple party-goers, but even for people traveling with kids, you tuck the kids into bed, wait for them to fall asleep and presto, you are free as a bird. Macau is the same as any other cities such as Bangkok, Hong Kong, or even Amsterdam, that even at night the city is still very much alive.
There are many ways to enjoy the nightlife of the “Las Vegas of Asia”, you can spend it betting in any of its big casinos, you can watch entertainment shows, you can just chill on a lounge drinking while listening to a live-band, or you can dance and party like there is no tomorrow on any of its disco clubs. Depending on your taste and mood, you can surely find ways to enjoy Macau at night.
Bars and Lounges
If you are a type of person who don’t dance while sober and even after you drink too many, going to a disco club is not a good choice for you. If you want to relax, chill, drink your favorite alcoholic beverage or try local beverage and just listen to a live band, then there are lots of lounges and bars to choose from, but bear in mind that even at bars or lounges, everyone is allowed to dance, so get up, get in the groove and have fun.
Moonwalker: One of the most famous bars alongside the Hip Bar Street near the MGM Grand Hotel that epitomizes the city that never sleeps. Take a walk along the hip bar street and choose which bar suits you best, or better yet, do bar hopping.
Location: Napa Lote 13, Avenida Marginal Da Baia, S/N, Edificio Magnifica Court
Operation Hours: Sunday to Thursday: 1800 to 0400; Friday to Saturday: 1800 to 0500
Old Taipa Tavern: The tavern is also popularly known as OTT, situated in the famous Old Taipa Village near the Taipa Houses Museum. If you prefer a laid-back and cozy ambiance and just chit chat with friends, then this is the one for you.
Location: Rua dos Negociantes, Camoes Square, Old Taipa Village, Taipa
Operation Hours: Daily: 1430 to 0230
Some bars have different gimmicks to satisfy the ever insatiable taste of tourists. Some would find it interesting to go to a bar where they can do some other activities, like playing indoor games, karaoke or for some, simply to watch their favorite sports games while enjoying the company of friends and drinks.
McSorley’s Ale House: A very laid-back and comfortable place to enjoy your drinks with just mellow music and occasional live bands. This Irish Pub features a big screen where you can watch sports events and happenings.
Location: Level 1, South Lobby of the Venetian Hotel, Cotai Strip, Macau
Operation Hours: Breakfast: 0700 to 1100. Daily: 1200 to 0100. Live-band is performing every Tuesday night between 2130 and 0030
Afrikana Bar: The place is an African-themed resto-bar complete with dining rooms designed as African Huts, which you can rent, along with your friends, privately. There are lots of activities you can do in this bar, you can sing your heart out at karaoke, you can play billiards and darts or you can just sit back and drink ’til the wee hours of the morning.
Location: Fisherman’s Wharf, Alameda Dutor Carlos d’Assumpcao, Macau
Operation Hours: Sunday to Thursday: 1800 to 0300; Friday to Saturday: 1800 to 0500
Sky 21: This cozy with vibrant ambiance bar is arguably the best place to be if you want to marvel on the magnificent night view of Macau Peninsula. The bar is situated in levels 21 and 22 and offers great variety of drinks and entertainment.
Location: 21F, AIA Tower, 215a-301 Avenida Comercial de Macau
Disco Bars and Clubs
The following bars are for people who like to party hard. There is no scarcity of disco bars available for everyone and each of these bars offers unique experience for guests.
The night is young, so enjoy Macau and the nightlife it offers.