Top 15 Things To Do In Kuala Lumpur At Night - Updated 2023


If you thought Kuala Lumpur is vibrant during the day, just wait until the sun goes down. At night, the city continues to give the locals and visitors even more reasons to enjoy the sights and sounds. From the lively bars and clubs to the well-lit streets, there’s something for everyone. Whether you’re out alone or with your partner for a peaceful night stroll or your group just can’t get enough of adventures, you’ll be surprised by how much Kuala Lumpur has to offer. Don’t go to bed just yet; forget sleeping, and let these 15 things to do in Kuala Lumpur at night light up your nightlife!

1. A stroll along Merdeka Square (from USD 91.78)

Sultan Abdul Samad Building and Merdeka Square, Kuala Lumpur
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Merdaka Square will always be remembered for freeing the country from the British rule. It’s the place where the Malaysian flag was raised on the 31st of August 1957. Take a leisurely night stroll for an up-close look at the historical buildings, all of which have a unique combination of British and Islamic architecture. Keep your eyes wide open when you reach the Sultan Abdul Samad Building, the colorful lights give the structure a more bedazzling look. Merdaka Square can be reached by train from Masjid Jamek station. It’s beside the Royal Selangor Club.

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2. Have a drink at The Skybar and marvel at the view

Sky Bar, Traders Hotel, Kuala Lumpur 06
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Go up to the 33rd floor of Traders Hotel to marvel at Kuala Lumpur’s night lights and enjoy the finest selection of cocktails. Winner of Asia’s Best Bar Award at the Asian Club and Bar Awards in 2016, the Skybar is the perfect spot to unwind at the end of the day. DJs will be playing music throughout the night to make your stay extra memorable. Smart casual attire is required, so don’t forget to dress to impress. At 7:00pm, guests below 21 years old are not allowed to enter.


Address: Level 33, Traders Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur 50088

Opening Hours: 10:00am to 1:00am (Sunday to Thursday); 10:00am to 3:00am (Friday, Saturday and eve of Public Holidays)

Contact: +60-3-2332-9888

Website: Skybar

3. Dinner at The Menara KL Tower (from USD 4.2)

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There are plenty of dinner options in Kuala Lumpur but if you want something extravagant, then Atmosphere 360 Revolving Restaurant is where you should go. The restaurant is located inside the iconic Menara KL Tower, which is regarded as one of Southeast Asia’s tallest buildings. Standing at 421 meters (1381 feet), treat yourself to a delicious buffet dinner and be amazed by the panoramic view of Kuala Lumpur. The first buffet session is from 6:30pm to 8:30pm while the second one is from 9:00pm to 11:00pm. Prices are around 60 USD for adults and 34 USD for kids. You may even spot a few celebrities dining in this luxurious establishment.

Atmosphere 360 Revolving Restaurant

Address: Menara Kuala Lumpur, Jalan Puncak, 50250 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Price: from 60 USD (adults); 34 USD (kids)

Opening Hours: 11:30am to 2:00am

Contact: +603-2020-2121 / 2020

Website: Atmosphere 360 Revolving Restaurant

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4. Enjoy street delights at Jalan Alor (from USD 42.0)

Jalan Alor - Kuala Lumpur
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If street food is your thing, then the lively Jalan Alor is where you can satisfy your cravings. Located in Bukit Bintang, this place is comprised of seafood restaurants and hawker stalls selling inexpensive and delightful dishes. Chinese lanterns illuminate the street and the vibrant atmosphere keeps on going. Some of the menus of the restaurants and stalls are in Chinese, so if you ever encounter one, don’t hesitate to ask for recommendations from the vendors. Have a taste of fried oyster omlette, soy-marinated chicken wings, satay, and many other local and tourist favorites.

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5. Party at Bukit Bintang (from USD 38.85)

Bukit Bintang
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Apart from the street food stalls, Bukit Bintang is also famous for its glamorous party scene. You will see restaurants turn into hip clubs where you can drink and dance the night away. What makes Bukit Bintang even more awesome is its easy access. All it takes is three minutes for you to reach the premier party area on foot if you’re coming from the Monorail Station.

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6. Watch a show at Dewan Filharmonik Petronas

Interior of Petronas Philharmonic Hall
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One way to fully appreciate the culture of Malaysia is through music. Visit the Dewan Filharmonik Petronas in Jalan Ampang to witness some of the best performances from both local and international orchestras and solo acts. The 865-seat venue has quality acoustics, giving the audience an uninterrupted and unforgettable classical music journey. The complete lineup of shows can be viewed here.

Dewan Filharmonik Petronas

Address: Level Two, Tower Two, PETRONAS Twin TowerKuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Opening Hours: 10:00am to 10:00pm; Closed on public holidays and Mondays unless a concert is scheduled.

Contact: +603-2331-7008 (General Line); +603-2331-7007 (Ticket Booking)

Website: Dewan Filharmonik Petronas

7. Go night shopping at Petaling Street (from USD 87.0)

Shopping is another popular night activity in Kuala Lumpur. Petaling Night Market, which is in the center of Chinatown, is where you can buy bags, clothes, watches, souvenirs, and many other items at the most affordable prices. It’s also open during the day but at night, there are more stores (over a hundred) on the road and the surroundings are much livelier.

Petaling Street

Address: Jalan Petaling, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Opening Hours: 11am - 10.30pm daily

Access: Several stations within walking distance. You can take the LRT (Pasar Seni or Masjid Jamek station), KTM Komuter (Kuala Lumpur station) or Monorail (Maharajalela station).

Contact: +60 3-2032 5988

Website: Petaling Street

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8. Fall in love with jazz music at No Black Tie

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Whether you’re a jazz purist or a music lover, a visit to No Black Tie is something you should add to your to-do list in Kuala Lumpur at night. Entering the big wooden front door is like joining a secret organization comprising of individuals who appreciate true artistry. The venue hosts several jazz and Brazilian funk performances from both well-known and up-and-coming musicians. Apart from band performances, you may also catch a few stand-up comedy shows here. You will surely appreciate the calm vibes brought by the tinted bulbs and the black and white pictures of different legendary Jazz personalities. Don’t forget to order one of their delicious cocktails while you watch the artists do their thing.

No Black Tie

Address: 17 Jalan Mesui, Off Jalan Nagasari Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Opening Hours: 5:00pm to 1:00am

Contact: +60-3-2142-3737

Website: No Black Tie

9. Chill colonial-style at The Row

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Posted by The Row on Wednesday, November 25, 2020

What makes The Row stand out is its historical theme. The 1940s-style houses are occupied by bars, cafes, and restaurants, all of which are operated independently. You can enjoy live music, sip cocktails or coffee, or please your appetite with different types of authentic European and local dishes. The Row is located in Jalan Doraisamy and is just five minutes away from the Medan Tuanku Station. Yuppies are the most frequent visitors here.

The Row

Address: 22 – 64 Jalan Doraisamy, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Opening Hours: 9:00am to 12:00am.

Contact: +60-3-2694-6462

Website: The Row

10. Go on an authentic Malaysian local Food Tour at night (from USD 42.0)

Experience Kuala Lumpur from the streets and get the first-hand flavors of the best Malaysian delicacies. Malaysian cuisine is a juxtaposition of Indian, Chinese, and Malay flavors bound to get your taste buds craving more. Book this local night food tour for two hours and go around with a local guide seeing and learning about the local dishes that make up Malaysia’s staple food. Some of the places you will stop by at include Jalan Bukit Bintang, Hutong Food Court, and SK Corner among others. Participants will be guaranteed a private tour guide, meals, one alcoholic drink and at least six tastings on the tour.

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11. Do some last minute shopping at Publika Mall

Posted by Publika Shopping Gallery on Saturday, 23 March 2019

If you’re traveling to Kuala Lumpur a pit-stop every avid shopper has to make is at the Publika Shopping Mall. This high-end shopping mall is one of the most popular in Kuala Lumpur situated in Solaris Dutamas, Sri Hartamas, the Publika Shopping Mall is a residential development that is recently becoming a hub for the best restaurants, shops, stores, and cafes that people enjoy going to. The mall’s interiors boast an impressive steel and ceiling glass art piece that immediately draws people’s attention up. Stores range from retail fashion shops, high-end fashion stores, sporting shops, bookstores, and upscale local boutiques among other unique stores. The Publika Shopping Mall stands out from other strip malls as it is uniquely designed targeted for the aesthetic young people are more drawn to.

Publika Shopping Mall

Address: No 1, Jalan Dutamas 1, Solaris Dutamas, 50480 KL

Website: Publika Shopping Mall

Opening hours: 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM, Sundays to Mondays

Contact: +603 6207 9426

12. Have a night of relaxation at Best Friend Foot Massage & Health Therapy

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Posted by Best friend Foot massage & health therapy on Friday, January 29, 2016

Where better to end an adventure-filled day in Kuala Lumpur than at a spa? Open 24/7, Best Friend Foot Massage & Health Therapy on Bukit Bintang has got you and your friends covered! If you need a night to relax and rebuild your energy for the next day, don’t forget to check this place out. This establishment is lauded for its excellent service and reasonable rates.

Best Friend Foot Massage & Health Therapy

Address: 73, Changkat Bukit Bintang, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Website: Best Friend Foot Massage & Health Therapy

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

13. Seek adventure at Laser Battle Kuala Lumpur

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Going out for fun and wild nights are usually associated with going to dance clubs. Well, if you ever find yourself out of choices on the usual touristy things to do in Kuala Lumpur, you’ve come to the right place. Laser Battle Kuala Lumpur is ideal for group travelers who are up for an adventure. You may even come across other groups with similar interests and begin a friendship for keeps! If you are in the mood for an unusual night adventure, their branch in Berjaya Times Square is open until 10 pm daily.

Laser Battle Kuala Lumpur

Address: 07-90A, Level 7, Central Zone, Berjaya Times Square, No.1, Jalan Imbi, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Website: Laser Battle Kuala Lumpur

Opening hours: 10am - 10pm (daily)

Make it a night to remember

Since it’s the biggest city in the country, exploring Kuala Lumpur during daytime is definitely not enough. You may be already tired from sightseeing, but the bright lights, intricate attractions, and energetic vibes are guaranteed to revitalize you. Come feel the magic of Kuala Lumpur by night.

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