The Kedah nightlife scene is dominated by the bars, pubs and nightclubs of Langkawi, while there are a few venues in Alor Star they tend to be fairly sedate in nature when compared to the busy Langkawi bar scene.
The main areas for Langkawi nightlife are situated around Pantai Cenang and Pantai Tengah, while Kuah and Burau Bay also boast some lively venues worthy of consideration for any self respecting night owl.
In Cenang Beach a really cool Langkawi bar is the Babylon Mat Lounge where live music can be heard and the DJ's play a mix of reggae, R&B, hip hop, house and remix.
Other Langkawi bars around Cenang include the Boat House, Pelangi Lounge, Little Lylia's Chillout Cafe, La Sal and Debbies Corner.
Debbies Corner Irish Bar is a stalwart of the Cenang Beach nightlife scene. It doubles as a restaurant but it is still a popular for the many tourists around Cenang.
The Chillout Bistro Sports Bar is good to enjoy your favourite bar sports such as darts, table football and pool.
Kedah Nightlife Scene
Cenang Beach Nightlife
The Tengah Beach area features some hot Langkawi nightlife including D' Enigma which is a lively nightclub with a live band, Eagle Rock which is a great live music venue and Sunba Retro Bar that is a very popular haunt for tourists and locals alike.
Other bars around Tengah are Sunkarma Chillout Lounge, the delightful Tropical Beach Bar, Lobby Lounge Awana and the Matahari Lounge.
In Kuah you can enjoy the high class Breeze Lounge within the Westin Langkawi Resort, if looking for a nightclub there is Top Ten Sports Bistro (there is a cover charge) or alternatively you could try the Woodpecker Lounge in the centre of town.
In the Burau Bay area there is the lively and very popular Chime situated within the Sheraton Beach resort. An excellent live band plays here and one thing I particularly enjoyed was sitting outside the bar at night observing the flying Lemurs sailing through the air from tree to tree.
Kedah And Langkawi Nightlife
The seating in this beach side bar is quite an unusual mix of odd wooden chairs and stools that compliment the similar tables which they surround, it is a pretty cool feature that gives this bar added character.
It is also a good place to watch English football games being screened live on Astro.