Cameron Highlands Nightlife
What to Do at Night in Cameron Highlands
Cameron Highlands isn’t a hotspot with spectacularly bright lights and wild nightlife action but it’s got a wholesome family-friendly vibe. Most people come here to enjoy its myriad of daytime activities, namely hiking and camping, which means that come sundown, when pubs and clubs usually open, people are too tired to frequent them.
So in a nutshell, the Highlands – Malaysia’s most extensive hill station – may not feature a great deal of after-hours activities, but it’s got its own brand of night time fun. Once the sun goes down you’ll see the numerous restaurants scattered across its landscape packed to the tee with diners, as most people enjoy the mountain-top getaway’s cool climate while savouring a meal and nursing a pint – be sure to try the local brew when you’re in town.
Tanah Rata is the place to head to if you’re really in the mood for a pub; try visiting the Traveller’s Bistro & Pub or the Jungle Bar & Restaurant Cameron Highlands.
Serving a wide variety of drinks ranging from Scotch whisky to beer, the Cameron Bar is a sophisticated establishment which also broadcasts sports feeds on its numerous TVs. The bar’s cosy interior makes it a good place for a quiet and intimate drink.
- Opening Hours: 11:00 – late Daily
- Location: The Lakehouse
The Cricket Lounge is one of Cameron Highlands’ most popular bars. The trendy bar usually has sports feeds on its TVs as well as high speed internet access, making it doubly popular with foreign travellers. It serves up a decent selection of drinks as well as reasonably-priced snacks.
- Opening Hours:
16:00 – 24:00 Sunday – Friday;
16:00 – 01:00 Saturday & eve of public holidays
- Location: Hotel Equatorial Cameron
The posh Highlands Bar is the perfect place for a quiet and intimate after-hours drink. The bar serves up an extensive selection of whisky, cocktails and other beverages and a pianist entertains you as you enjoy your drink by the fireside; the posh interior also houses a snooker table.
- Location: Cameron Highlands Resort, Tanah Rata
Jungle Bar & Restaurant Cameron Highlands
Located within a backpackers’ inn –Daniel’s Lodge – this pub is a dimly-lit venture which serves up a decent selection of drinks. The bar isn’t easy to locate, especially since there is no signage to guide you, but try asking around and locals are sure to point you in the right direction.
- Location: Daniel’s Lodge, Tanah Rata
Rose Dale Bistro
This tiny bistro isn’t an extravagant affair yet it’s pretty popular with travellers. With a menu spanning across Chinese, Indian, Malay and European cuisines, the café also serves up a respectable coffee selection.
- Address: 42A Main Road Tanah Rata
One of the few places on Cameron Highlands to test your songbird prowess, this karaoke club is a colourful and softly-lit venture which serves up a decent selection of beverages. You can even choose to dance the night away on its dance floor as the resident deejay spins out some good tunes.
- Opening Hours: 22:00 – 02:00 Friday and Saturday
- Location: Strawberry Park Resort, Lower Ground Floor 2
The Traveller’s Bistro & Pub
This quiet and intimate bar is especially popular with foreign visitors. Soccer feeds – Malaysia’s national obsession – are conscientiously featured on the big screen TVs – especially the English Premier League matches.
- Address: No 68A, PSRN Camellia 3, Bandar Baru Juta Villa, Tanah Rata
Located within Heritage Hotel Cameron Highlands, Vintage Bar is a distinctly run of the mill bar which has a food and snack menu with tasty titbits. The bar offers up a good selection of popular beverages including cocktails and the TV broadcasts Astro programmes.
- Opening Hours: Heritage Hotel Cameron Highlands
- Location: Heritage Hotel Cameron Highlands