Kuantan's nightlife is not that bustling. There are few bars that operate within luxury hotels offering entertainment until the wee hours of the morning. The nightlife in the city is a little more laidback and not as noisy as the other cities in the country. Aside from the bars in town, there are places to check out in Cherating including a dance club.
The Malibu Club is one of the most visited watering hole in Kuantan that has a happy but a chill-out vibe. It features a contemporary theme with a contemporary music played by the DJ. The club offers a range of in-house special blended cocktails. It is open from 5 pm until 1 am from Monday to Friday and extends until 2 am every weekends. The Malibu Club is located in the Swiss Garden Resort & Spa along with the Parrot Bar, a beach bar offering blended cocktails and coconut juice while watching guests play beach volleyball.
The Sampan Bar is one of the five-star Hyatt Regency Kuantan's unique attractions. It was originally a Vietnamese refugee boat that landed on the shore near the hotel. The boat was bought by Hyatt and later converted into a beach side bar serving a variety of drinks and cocktails. All proceeds go to the United Nations Vietnamese Refugee Fund.
The Alfresco Bar is a quiet bar located at the rear of the Mega View Hotel. Although there is a limited drinks selection, the bar offers the best views of the river and large TV screens that broadcast latest live sports event. It is a quiet and peaceful bar perfect for relaxation and a chill evening.
Within the Bukit Gambang Resort City is the Caribbean Bistro. It offers a wide selection of drinks from wine to beer and a good menu. The bar is known for its live shows of fire dancers on stage. It is open everyday from 6 pm until 2 am.
A blissful place to go is the Tjantek Art Bistro. It features contemporary art pieces hanged on the walls that goes along with the soft jazz music that is played in the background. The bistro has an excellent food menu ranging from pastas and salads to sizzling steaks and desserts. It also serves a good variety of drinks including beers. Located along Jalan Besar, the bistro is open from 4 pm until 1 am everyday.
There is a small number of dance clubs in Kuantan. One of the most visited dance clubs is located in Cherating. The X’Pose Discotheque is serving an assortment of drinks including beers, cocktails, whisky, and shots. The DJ spins out the latest tunes like Electronic Dance Music, RnB, House, and Pop. This is dance club located in The Legend Resort.