How to Enjoy the Best of Macau’s Nightlife

As Hong Kong’s self-proclaimed party capital Macau is not only a casino hotspot but the island nation’s most dynamic nightlife hub. Lined with integrated resort bases and some of the country’s top entertainment hotspots having a great night out in Macau is a must for first- time visitors. From hitting the area’s best drinking holes to dancing the night away in the hottest dance halls, here are some tips on enjoying a fun night out on the town in Macau.

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1. Secure a Strategic Location
Travellers who wish to experience Macau’s top nightlife options should ideally stay for more than one night as there are far too many engaging hotspots to explore on a single night. Securing a base in Macau serviced apartments or resorts is one of the best ways to fully enjoy Macau’s major night-time highlights and visitors have a plethora of options with every hotel brand from Ascott Macau to countless integrated resorts and hotels offering centrally located accommodation for visitors from the mainland. Make sure you not only select a comfortable rest for the night but also select a venue which is located close to the best bars and clubs in the glittering casino town.

2. Go Bar Hopping
Home to some of the best bars in Hong Kong no night out in Macau would be complete without tasting the casino isle’s finest watering holes. Macau Soul is one such location where you can not only expect some of the best music in the city but also an extensive wine list which includes over four hundred vintages from both traditional and modern wine manufacturers in Portugal. The wine is not the only reason to head to Macau Soul as the live acts performing the blues, jazz hits, and country classics are splendid as well. The Macallan Whisky Bar & Lounge, on the other hand, offers 400 varieties of whiskey among other spirits including exquisite bourbons from stateside while Sky B Bar offers one of the best views from its rooftop location. Those in search of traditional pub atmosphere will find no alternative to McSorley’s Ale House which encompasses everything one expects from an Irish drinking hole.

3. Dance the Night Away
When it comes to Macau’s most sought after nightclubs and discos few hold the reputation that Club Cubic enjoys. Spread out across nearly 3000 square meters the venue is not only the biggest club in the city but also one that features the crème de la crème of international talent from DJs to artists the likes of Flo Rida on occasion. China Rouge is no less impressive with its VIP facilities and cabaret stage whereas Divino is another newcomer that’s making waves in the city’s club scene. Pacha Macau also remains a viable option for serious partygoers of all ages.

4. Enjoy Live Entertainment

Music lovers, on the other hand, should head to Live Music Association or LMA as it’s popularly known where some of the finest new artists from home and abroad take to the stage for alternative live performances. Head to LMA after 8 pm and enjoy the eclectic sounds of the latest talent to grace the stage or pop by the Michael Jackson inspired Moonwalker which is both a bar and a music hub rolled into one. Local bands tear up the venue every night of the week although the Thursday to Saturday line-up is usually the best.

5. Hit the Hottest Restaurants
As one of the dining capitals of Asia, a tour of Macau’s finest night spots must include some of its top restaurants. CheChe Café is a novelty eatery without even a sign on its door but don’t be fooled by the low-key entrance as it is one of the city’s best cafes and a firm favourite of hipsters and expats alike. The Old Taipa Tavern is the place in Macau for those in search of comfort food in all its guises. Dubbed OTT the friendly atmosphere of the venue makes it a hit with visitors. Tim’s Kitchen and The Tasting Room and The 8 Restaurant are other options available to diners with the latter two serving Michelin-starred fare for all.