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Ipoh's nightlife had greatly improved through time with bars and clubs that are continuously sprouting in the city. The growing night scene includes bars and clubs that are increasing in numbers. The Bandar Baru Merdan is the usual spot for restaurants, bars, pubs, and dance clubs. As the number of tourists increases, the number of nightlife areas also increases. These new nightlife areas are found around the New Town, the Green Town, and the Old Town's Lorong Panglima, a narrow alley that is formerly known as the Concubine Lane where rich businessmen housed their mistresses back in the tin mining era.
Ipoh has numerous bars and pubs that has a more quiet and laid back vibes than the city's dance clubs. There are karaoke bars, live music, Irish pubs, and English-themed bars. Some of the most visited bars and pubs are the Bricks & Barrels, the Euro House, the Barbeza, and the Healy Mac's Irish Bar.
Euro House is a Western-inspired bar that offers wide selection of drinks, unique Western Cuisine, and great facilities. The bar has a variety of indoor entertainment facilities like the Xbox Kinect, the pool table, and the dart machines. This is a cool place to spend a chill out evening. The bar is open everyday at 3 pm to 1 am the next day.
The Barbeza serves Italian cuisine and pizza on its popular menu. It is one of the very few successful outlets that had never changed hands, which is assured by James Kennedy, the bar's owner. There is a great selection of drinks especially the wine, beers, and cocktails. The bar has a chill ambiance that is not too loud and perfect for a simple get together with a drink. It also features its facilities like the pool table and its events that continuously attracts the customers. Barbeza is located in Bandar Baru Medan and open everyday from 5 pm to 2 am.
Healy Mac's Irish Bar
Healy Mac's Irish Bar is located at Green Town Avenue 2 Ground Floor, Persiaran Greentown 4 Greentown Avenue, 30450. Tel: 05-2493627. The Irish bar offers the best selection of draught beers including Tiger Draught, Heineken, Guinness, Kilkenney, and Strongbow. Other selections may also include cocktails, vodka, scotch whisky, and bourbon. The bar also serves a great menu with Pork Knuckle as its specialty. The bar has an outdoor seating and live music. It is open everyday from 12 noon to 1 am and extends to 2 am every Friday and Saturday.
The Bricks & Barrels
The Bricks & Barrels is located in Jalan Lau Ek Ching. It's a popular gastrobar offering a wide range of international beers like Guinness and Kilkenny, as well as a wide range of spirits, cocktail menu, and shots. Aside from the drinks, the bar's main feature is its delicious menu. The bar is open everyday from 3 pm to 1 am the next day and until 2 am every Friday and Saturday.
St. Patrick's Bar
St. Patrick's Bar (tel: 60 16-555 4033) is located at 60 Jalan Raja Ekram and is open on Sunday to Thursday from 4:00 pm to 1:00 am and Friday to Saturday from 4:00 pm to 2:00 am. St Patrick's Bar led the trend in foreign themed bars and gatro-pubs in Ipoh.
Jeff’s Cellar, No. 1, Persiaran Lagun Sunway 3, Sunway City. Open from 6.00 pm to 11.00 pm. Jeff's Cellar is a wine bar set inside a cave located in the Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat in a valley surrounded by limestone hills and rainforest. The food is highly recommended.
Big John's Music Shack
Garden Voodoo Bar
The nightlife scene for the partygoers are the dance clubs. Some of the most visited dance clubs are the House Music Club, the S.O.S - Sensation of Sound, and the U.NION Club.
The House Music Club brings the latest trend in nightlife with its live band and DJ performances that rock the dance floor all night. It was opened by Bosco Wong, a Hong Kong actor. The dance club features modern vibe including the neon laser lights and the genre of music, which is Electronic Dance Music (EDM). There are also fashion supermodels and celebrities appearances in the club especially during the weekends. The dance club is located along Jalan Sultan Idris Shah, which typically opens from 9 pm until 3 am.
The S.O.S - Sensation of Sound is one of the best dance clubs in the city. Its modern architecture and design with the monopolized sound & lighting system by STUDIO LIVE continuously attract the young crowd and the tourists. The DJ plays every music genres from the Old School and RnB hits to the finest house, techno, and EDM that suits the sophisticated crowd. There are LCD screen monitors that highlights the latest Music Videos Mixing that adds to the modern vibe. The dance club is open everyday from 8 pm until 3 am.
The U.NION Club is also one of the hottest clubs in the city featuring a unique underground industrial design. It has three areas: the dance club, the VIP lounge, and the evergreen roof garden. With its unique facilities, the club has something for everyone's cup of tea. The DJ plays a variety of genres including EDM, Old School Hip Hop, Retro 80’s & 90’s, Billboard’s Top Songs, House, Tribal, Progressives, Trance, Break Beats, and Pop. Located in Jalan Lau Ek Ching, the dance club is open from 7 pm to 3 am everyday except for Sundays.