Macau city Nightlife

Macau has a rich and varied cultural scene and nightlife reflecting both its Chinese and Portuguese heritage. The city is especially known for its casinos.

Tickets for many events in Macau can be booked through the Macau Cultural Institute (tel: +853 2836 6866;, or via

Bars in Macau city


Cinnebar, on the ground floor of the Wynn Macau, is the place for an intimate tête-à-tête. This chic, cozy bar is decorated in warm fuchsia, orange and honey-onyx colours and offers both indoor and outdoor seating, overlooking the hotel’s elegant garden and pool area.

Rua Cidade de Sintra, Macau, China
Telephone: +853 8986 3663
Old Taipa Tavern

The Old Taipa Tavern (known as ‘OTT’) on Taipa Island has an English pub-style ambiance, with all the trappings that would suggest, from sport on TV to a decent choice of beers and ales. Unsurprisingly, it’s a popular spot among expats, and gets busy at weekends.

21 Rua dos Negociantes, Taipa Island, Macau, China
Telephone: +853 2882 5221

Set in one of Macau’s older hotels, this is a refined, relaxed spot for those in search of an alternative to pounding speakers. Named after Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama, it has an extensive selection of wines and spirits, as well as good champagne cocktails. Tapas and other food is served.

956-1110 Avenida da Amizade, Macau, China
Telephone: +853 8793 3831

Clubs in Macau city

D2 Club & Lounge

D2 Club & Lounge is where local lovelies strut their stuff and international DJs hold court. It runs ladies’ nights and happy hours. It’s based in the corporate AIA Tower (an unlikely location for a nightspot like this) and is set across two storeys, with a balcony overlooking the dancefloor.

Macau Fisherman’s Wharf, Edificio New Orlens III, Macau, China
Telephone: +853 2872 3777
Pacha Macau

Bringing a taste of Ibiza-style nightlife to Macau, this Far East outpost of the globe-straddling club brand forms part of the Studio City complex. It specialises in beat-heavy dance nights, and has an outdoor lounge as well as a large indoor dancefloor. It opened in early 2016.

Studio City, Macau, China
Telephone: +853 8865 6699

Live Music in Macau city

Cotai Arena

Part of the Venetian Macao complex, the vast indoor Cotai Arena is where big-name international acts tend to perform – the Rolling Stones, Katy Perry, Celine Dion and Justin Bieber are among those to have played here. Capacity can stretch to 13,500, and the venue is also used for sports.

Estrada da Baia de Nossa Senhora da Esperanca, Macau, China
Telephone: +853 2882 8888
Dom Pedro V Theatre

Built in 1860 as the first western-style theatre in China, the Dom Pedro V Theatre hosts drama productions and classical and chamber music concerts. The theatre is part of the UNESCO-listed historic centre of Macau. The main performance hall holds less than 300 people, and retains a special feel.

Largo de Santo Agostinho, Macau, China
Telephone: +853 2893 9646
Macau Soul

A world away from the bright lights of the casinos, this wine bar is run by a British couple and complements its more than 400 different Portuguese wines with an eclectic live music line-up. Expect anything from jazz, country, blues and old-time to folk, Texas swing and even classical.

31A Rua de Sao Paulo, Macau, China
Telephone: +853 2836 5182

Casinos in Macau city

City of Dreams

The main betting hall at City of Dreams covers more than 420,000 square feet and two floors, giving space for 450 gaming tables and more than 1,500 machines. The options for throwing your money away (or perhaps even winning big) are many, with baccarat, blackjack and Texas hold ‘em poker all featuring.

Estrada do Istmo, Cotai, Macau, China
Telephone: +853 8868 6688
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