Florescent lights, a booming sound system, live music or pioneering the microphone yourself, Kota Kinabalu has its fair share of bars, clubs and lounges to fit whatever your nightly mood may be.
Mostly located around the city centre, it's fairly easy to arrange a full night out that begins from a sunset pint at the decks of waterfront, followed by some fist pumping action.
Waterfront is a great location to begin the night, widely regarded at the watering pool of Kota Kinabalu, indulge in a cold pint at local hot spots such as Shamrock Irish Bar. Warmed up and ready to turn it up a notch, walk on over to The BED which is also located on waterfront to really get the party started.
Enjoy the bustling vocals from live bands as they bust out current chart toppers at Hyatt's Shenanigan, yet another local hot spot. Once done circulating the town, head over to KK Times Square, to brew up a storm till dawn.
Just in the vicinity of KK Times Square, make your way from the whimsical Chocolate Factory and fuel up at Firefly Bar & Grill, the continue on to the white minimalistic walls of WhiteRoom. Glancing across the crowd, it's a sure thing to see familiar faces from your night's escapades.