Party into the New Year at these joints

With 2018 coming to a close, we’re sure many of you are scratching your head over where to go to say goodbye to the year that was and usher in a brand new year. Fret not, we have here some recommendations on where in Sarawak you can party the rest of 2018 away and say “hello” to 2019.



Start the night with somewhere nonchalant and fuss free. They are plenty of “watering holes” that provide good casual vibes and great choice of beverages. Here are some picks to kick-start your celebration:

MonkeeBar Bistro
Opens daily Monday – Friday (4pm – 1.30am)
Saturday – Sunday (4pm – 2am)
Address: 12, Jalan Song Thian Cheok, 93100 Kuching, Sarawak

Bear Garden Pub
Opens daily (5pm – 2pm)
Address: 66, Wayang Street, 93100 Kuching, Sarawak.

CrossBorder Vape Bar and Bistro
Opens daily (1pm – 12am)
Address: Lot 2101, Ground Floor, Marina Square, Phase 1, 98000 Miri



If you want to take it up a notch, a live bar is where you want to be. Often patronised for their live music sessions featuring local or international bands, these joints guarantee a night of great fun and music that will have you bopping your head and tapping your feet, if you’re not already out on the dance floor busting a move. There is never a dull moment when you step into one of the following joints:

The Cottage
Opens daily (4.30pm – 3am)
Address: 23, Jalan Bukit Mata Kuching, 93100 Kuching, Sarawak

Barthyme Music Café and Bistro
Opens daily (5pm – 2am)
Address: Lot 2094, Block 9, MCLD, Marina Bay, 98000 Miri, Sarawak

E.S Bar
Opens daily (3pm – 2am)
Address: No, 34, Jalan Merdeka Barat, 96000 Sibu, Sarawak



Start the New Year on a high note, or more like high up above the ground! Rooftop bars are exciting options for you to celebrate a brand new year. Party way up high where the view is to die for.  Here are some of the coolest venues with sweeping views of the city for an unforgettable New Year’s experience with your friends or loved one:

The Limelight RoofTop Bar
Address: The LimeTree Hotel, Level 5, Lot 317, Jalan Abell, 93100 Kuching, Sarawak

Sky Garden Meritz
Address: Meritz Hotel, Jalan Miri-Pujut, 98000, Miri, Sarawak

The Rooftop Bar, Golden Bay Hotel
Opens daily (4pm – 1pm)
Address: Lot 3493, Jalan Tun Razak, 97000, Bintulu, Sarawak



Usher in the New Year in style amidst cosy ambiances and jazz music to set the mood just right. Raise your glass to good health and success and enjoy a jazzeriffic New Year at one of these cool spots:

The Club Lobby Lounge, Riverside Majestic Hotel
Opens daily (9pm – 1am)
Address: Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman, P.O Box 2928, 93756 Kuching, Sarawak

The Backstage at The Junk
Opens daily (6pm – 1am)
Address: 80, Wayang Street, 93100, Kuching, Sarawak

Déjà vu Bar & Lounge, Pullman Hotel
Opens daily (Sunday from 3pm -12am)
(Friday and Saturday- 3pm -1am)
Address: 1 A, Jalan Mathies, 93100, Kuching, Sarawak

Kilig Bar Lounge
Address: The Waterfront Hotel, 68, Jalan Tun Abang Haji Open, 93000 Kuching, Sarawak



Lastly, if EDM and bright shimmering lights are more of your thing, then these joints are guaranteed to bring out the inner party animal in you. Don’t be shy to show your best dance moves at these joints:

The Ricardo Executive Dance Club
Opens daily
Monday to Saturday (8pm – 4am)
Sunday (5pm – 2pm)
Address: Hua Joo Park, 93200, Kuching, Sarawak

Victoria Arms
Opens daily (5pm – 2am)
Address: Merdeka Palace Hotel & Suites, Jalan Tun Abang Haji Openg, 93000 Kuching, Sarawak

Black Pearl Club
Opens daily (5pm – 4am)
Address: Jalan North Yu Seng, 98000 Miri, Sarawak

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