Attention to all night owl! Disregard you are from which nations and races. Here’s in this article you can find out what suit you on things to do and at Night Spots in Johor Bahru to eat.
It’s a fast growing city famous for its tons of nightspots for supper, and entertainment. Nightlife is just a start for many people, many will somehow find time to make way to the mamak store, bar, and places to chill out with friends after the working hours.
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As for many Singaporean especially those who love to drive from Singapore to JB hunting for cheap supper and entertainment during the night, they would have better access to JB via the causeway as the traffic congestion will be eased down after working hour passed 9pm onwards.
*Disclaimer : This does not apply to Friday and the eve of Public Holiday. So before you depart please plan your time ahead as the traffic at the causeway is unpredicted.
There are certainly many things to do in the city which you can’t fit them all within one night. Or perhaps staying 2 days and 2 nights would be good enough to explore Night Spots in Johor Bahru in the list.
Let’s focus within 5 KM distance from the checkpoint so that you can pick and make most of your night time in Johor Bahru night spots. Below is the list break into 2 categories, Let’s dive in.
By the way, Artsy Guesthouse are located right in the middle of all the night attraction. Consider staying a night or 2 when you visit Johor Bahru. Click here to book on Airbnb.
Dinner & Supper, Johor Bahru Night Spot
Food Street at Meldrum Walk
For those who are not driving, this is the Night Spots in Johor Bahru for you! It’s just located within walking distance from the checkpoint.
You can find authentic local street delicacies that served by Malay, Chinese and Indian stalls.The food stalls are set up at the back alley of Jalan Meldrum, so don’t set high expectation on cleanliness same as Singapore.
However, the food is worth trying at the affordable price especially the Fried Chicken Wings, Fried Oyster Omelette, Char Kway Teow, Apam Balik Pancake, Ikan Bakar Popiah, and the Laksa is a must try!
Address : 23, Jalan Meldrum, Bandar Johor Bahru, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Bazaar Karat Night Market spot in Johor Bahru
Crossover to Jalan Wong Ah Fook from City Square mall, there is a night market that scratches over 500m across Jalan Segget and Jalan Tan Hiok Nee. Don’t expect you can find a lot of antiques there.
This is more like a pasar malam than a rustic(Karat) market. However, you still can find variety of stuff like used items, clothing, shoes, electronic accessories, perfumes, food & beverage and many more!
Most of the vendor are open to reasonable bargain if you found something that you want to buy. Sometime, there’s a live band performance located at the open space between CIMB and OCBC bank as well.
If you want to fill up your tummy or rest, there’s this open car park space will be transformed into food stalls at night located at the middle of Jalan Tan Hiok Nee and in front of Chaiwalla & Co. Container Cafe, the street features many hipster cafes as well. It’s certainly a night life place to go without driving!
Find out more on other markes/night spots in Johor Bahru.
Address : 20, Jalan Segget, Bandar Johor Bahru, 80000 Johor Bahru.C
Fa Ge Lok Lok (发哥渌渌) Night Spots in Johor Bahru
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Lok Lok means “Boil Boil” in Cantonese, it’s a popular street food that usually set up in the converted small trucks across Malaysia.
You can find this famous Fa Ge brand in various places in JB as well as right in front of the KSL mall and the Bangkok Spa.
Their popular item are the marinated duck meat, abalone mushroom and much more!
Offer a variety of sauces such as spicy chili, satay peanut, Thai sweet chili, and black bean sauce. Usually, it opens until midnight unless it sold out! Great for supper!
Address : Jalan Serigala, Taman Abad, 80250 Johor Bahru.
Restoran Woon Kiang 汶強粿條仔
It’s the well-known place for supper among the locals community. They serve Herbal Soup Kway Teow Kia, Braised Duck, Salted Vegetables and variety of side dishes. Passing from 3 ions with over 80 years of its name!
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Their signature Kway Teow Kia topped with soup made with ancestral secret recipes with a hint of silky herbs, often accompanied by refreshing, non-greasy, mellow ingredients.
Many night owls spend their late dinner or supper here daily and sometimes you could wait for up to 1 hour to be served. Either you should go early around 6 pm or late mid-night around 2 am, would be higher chances of more seats and car park. It’s a truly authentic local supper must eat in JB.generations
Address : Jalan Pandan 1, Taman Stulang, 80300 Johor Bahru.
Tapai Tang 大排檔 , Taman Melodies
Which the name Tapai Tang means food stalls in Chinese. But it’s a seafood restaurant that opens up the late-night until 4 am with just 5 mins short driving distance from KSL mall. Famous for its Salted Baked Chicken with kampong chicken.
Don’t worry about the name “salted” as it’s not as salty as you though, it’s subtle with the aroma of Chinese herbs. Other dishes should try is the Wat Tan Hor, Chili Crab and the Fried Prawn. Overall the food is excellent at a reasonable price.
Address : 128, Jalan Chengai, Taman Melodies, Johor Bahru.
Sin Kimdo Seafood Restaurant (金都 BBQ)
With it’s vast finishing ground with an abundant supply of fresh seafood in Johor. So seafood is always a popular choice by many locals & visitors.
Sin Kimdo is worth mentioned here for it’s BBQ section, you select the food and hand over to the people to grill over the charcoal fire. Chicken Wing Satay, and the Oyster mushrooms is a popular order.
Other signature dishes would be the Salted Egg Crabs, 老鼠粉, Golden Fried Rice and the Crispy Fried Pork. Usually, when you order the “S” portion would be good enough for 3-4 people. Take note the crab is a bit overpriced but others are well serviced and worth trying!
23, Jalan Sutera, Taman Sentosa, Johor Bahru
Restaurant Ah Piaw (阿標雲吞面) Night Spots in Johor Bahru
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Before heading back to Singapore is best to have this Wan Tan Mee as “breakfast”. Open 24 hours daily.
They also offer Abalone Noodle, Lok Lok and other side dishes. Price is slightly pricey but you can get decent good food at midnight Take note there are a few branches along the same street, not all open 24 hours. Just look for the one with a huge Blue signboard that would be the one running 24 hours.
Address : 12, Jalan Kelewang, Taman Sri Tebrau, 80050 Johor Bahru.
Foods with Entertainments Night Spots in Johor Bahru
Sky 26 @ Holiday Villa
Those who love to drink and chill out with friends this is definitely a good Night Spots in Johor Bahru! With the 270° view of JB and the straits of Johor at level 26. Now you know how’s the name came from.
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It’s a popular hang-out place for drinking as they serve all kinds of wine while for the food they serve Japanese Cuisine and Spaghetti.
Cheese Katsu Sushi is a popular choice and the Asari Pasta is an excellent choice also. In general, the environment here is quite comfortable and the scenery is pleasant.
If you want to have a little wine and watch the night view, this is a good choice and take note is quite high consumption entertainment place. More info can be found here.
Address : No. 260, Jalan Dato’ Sulaiman, Taman Abad, 80250 Johor Bahru.
Bangkok Spa Johor Bahru
It’s one of the best place to get professional thai masseuse with good skills. It’s just 6 mins walking distance from the J Town Pub.
One of their special service is their free pick up transport service from the JB checkpoint or nearby places but you have to book in advance.
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They offer from short Shoulder Massage, Leg Massage to Aromatherapy Full Body Massage at a very reasonable price.
After the massage if you feel hungry you could try the well known “Lok Lok” just outside the entrance of Bangkok Spa. More info for the Lok Lok in the below section.
Address : 58 – 62B, Jalan Abiad, Taman Pelangi, 80400 Johor Bahru.
Freedom Ultimate Club
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It’s well-known to be one of the most popular nightclubs in JB, located at Stulang Laut beside Duty-Free Zone. The club often invites well-known DJs and live bands to perform all kinds of music genres. Do visit this popular club to make the most of your Johor Bahru nightlife.
Address : E1-E4, Berjaya Waterfront Complex, No 88 Jalan Ibrahim Sultan, Taman Stulang Laut, 80300 Johor Bahru
MBO cinema in KSL Mall
Here’s another cinema for late night movie, many going for the movie after the food walk at the pasar malam outside the mall on Monday.
Daily late night movies until 2am or later. MBO cinema is usually RM2-3 cheaper compare to the one at City Square.
You can also find a variety of delicious food inside the mall if you could go early worth explore the restaurants around.
Address : Level 2, KSL City Mall, Jalan Dato Sulaiman, Taman Abad, 80250 Johor Bahru.
In summary, the nightlife in Johor Bahru is never sleeping. Haven’t mention the night market (Pasar Malam) in Johor Bahru in this article already fill up your time during the night(s).
There are also many other seafood restaurants in Johor Bahru that are really good which can’t fit them all in this article.
Hope this guide can help you find your night itinerary, Happy night hunting!
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