There is a fixed place for night market on each night. Please check with the locals for the exact location.
I visited the night market at Bohor. That's the moment at which I saw the largest amount of local people and kids. It seemed a big event for them, all adults holding the hands of their kids scattered over the market, buying food (raw fish/seafood, satay, meat, cooked food...etc), clothes, toys, fruit... A great chance to experience a local's life.
Dress Code: Casual, as nobody cares.
I believe that it is the best place for night life in Langkawi. There are few restaurants and pubs around there area. Streets are relatively busy and you could find internet café and money changing office here as well. there was a public call office as well and I noticed that all the overseas calls were relatively cheap.
The Reggae Bar is full of people and is especially good when the band plays. The Band is a band which plays all sorts of UB40 songs and some from Bob Marley, keeping with the Reggae feel of the place. All around the walls you can see the grafity of previous visitors who have left their mark on the place.
Dress Code: Wear what you want, although many wear just a simple sarong with a tshirt...(shoes are not a good idea as you're on the beach)
Because most of the other bars were pretty dead and the Raggae bar had closed down, i found Oasis a pretty decent bar with lovely cocktails, good music, friendly people and nice atmosphere right by the beach in Pantai Cenang.
Dress Code: Its a beach bar!...anything more than casual and you'll look overdressed !
Best place to go at night (compare to other places in Langkawi)... Music, people, DJ, Life band - everything what you need from asian R&B nightclub! Entrance is free, but first drink required...
Dress Code: No shorts (that's what they say)...
The waiters here dress in sarongs.
If you plan to order drinks do order the beers or wine. Cocktails are diluted so if you plan on ordering it make sure its a double shots.
There is pipe in music and a pool table here.
Dress Code: No suits or ties allowed. So dress in casual and shorts.
watching the sunset from eagle square is lovely.. lots of ppl hanging out at the huge square.. there's also a huge tv for entertainment while we hang around waiting for the sun to set.. when we were there, they were showing some live footie game.. pretty cool!
Dress Code: anything and everything.. :)
This was the bar I went to many years ago, when I was there with my girlfriends. The drinks there were superb !! The company we kept there were also highly entertaining ;-)
Sadly, when I was there in 2002, it looked like its been closed for a while. Oh well. Cest la vie !
Dress Code: Casual
The Reggae bar is really just an open air shack with a bar in one side, up a side alley. The band were supposed to start at 11pm, but they didn't even turn up till 11:30, and only finally got going at 11:50. Before this the bar was deserted, so this is definitely a bar for the (very) late night crowd. Apparently the band go on till 3am. Beer was very cheap here, since they just gave you a can/bottle with no glass. The atmosphere was quite laid back, until the band came on - then it was too loud to hear yourself think, let alone have any conversation. The band were reasonable, but not that great. I thought they were spoilt by a female lead singer who couldn't really carry off the Bob marley songs properly - but the rest of the crowd seemed to like them. Reggae's not really my type of music, but there's precious little other nightlife on Langkawi (except the excellent Sunba) so it's worth checking out.
Dress Code: None
Since there's nothing much to do at night, you can either have a thick milky teh tarik ( milk tea ) at any make-shift stalls around the island or drink the tax-free beer at any beer garden. Imported German cost about US$1 and local beer cost around US$0.50 !
Lots of restaurants @Pantai Cenang beach have "beer gardens" so you can drink your beer al fresco.
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Have you tried drinking teh tarik ? It's a fragrant milky tea that is lightly scented with rose syrup. Delicious!
Found lots of makeshift stalls at the beach opp City Bayview Hotel that sells this tea.
They open till late at night so it's ok to go there after a late night drive cruise around Langkawi.
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For nightlife, the Reggae bar on Pantai Cenang is the best bet. Enjoy the laid back atmosphere here, where patrons can cool off and enjoy the great reggae beat.
And they had this great food! (watch the picture)
Dress Code: definitely not, because directely on the beach!
In this area, there are so many bars, restaurent and shopping area. All the drinks here are cheaper than other places you can get... my friends have spent the nite less than 1 hundred ringgit for a bottle of chivas... can you belived it. If you get a bottle of chivas in Kuala Lumpur, it gonna cost you around RM320. Well have fun then
At the beginning of your night trip it is first place to stop. Good place, amazing people, lovely music, cheap drink. Right on the beach, with candles and Bob Marley songs. Best place to relax a bit.
Dress Code: "Waeva"
There's very little to do in terms of nightlife in Langkawi - and this is something I really enjoyed. The best thing one can do is to sit back, have a cocktail (or mocktail - no alcohol) and relax. This is perfect on the terrace of Perdana quay.
On the other side, on Petronas quay, there's a little arab restaurant where you can smoke the shisha and enjoy being with locals: it's a tourist-free corner of heaven. To find it, sicne it has no name, look out for the KFC sign: don't worry, there's no KFC joint... you'll find this restaurant instead.