Romantic Bars In JB

Planning date nights with your SO is always something to look forward to, because making core memories together is the bedrock of any relationship. If said memories consist of a little tipple, why not consider exploring a new bar together?

With JB being only a short drive from the causeway, here are eight romantic bars in JB for couples to rekindle the spark while relishing some tasty concoctions.

1. MacGregor’s


If you and your partner love having a pint together, get your fix at MacGregor’s Irish bar located in the heart of the city. The bar was even listed in Malaysia’s Top 30 Bars of 2022. 

Apart from serving creamy Guinness pints and hearty Western pub food, they also have a substantial cocktail menu with signature drinks, wine, and other international beer options. 

Of course, there’s choices for Irish whisky too, and you get to enjoy live music daily from 9.30pm to midnight. 

Price: Cocktails start from RM32 ($8.99)
Address: G-06, Zenith, 82C, Jalan Trus, Bandar Johor Bahru, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Opening hours: 4.30pm to 1am from Sundays to Tuesdays | 4.30pm to 2am on Fridays & Saturdays | Closed on Wednesdays & Thursdays
Contact: +607 2663723
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2. Shang Bar & Restaurant


Locating Shang Bar & Restaurant might feel like a mini treasure hunt because the place is actually a hidden bar situated within Eco Palladium JB. To find it, go to Noble Floral Art studio where you’ll find the entrance in a very Narnia-like way. Once inside, the interiors are dark and seductive, with lots of fairy lights and ivy plants draped along the walls and tables. 

They have creative gin-based cocktails that are fruity, creamy, or refreshing such as their Foggy Day, Angel’s Kiss, and Mi Amor. Signature cocktail options are changed regularly, providing their clientele with fresh and new creations every few months.

Price: Cocktails start from RM35 ($10.15)
Address: Eco Palladium, Blok B, 01-19, Jalan Ekoflora 7, Taman Ekoflora, 81100 Johor Bahru, Johor
Opening hours: 4pm to 12am from Mondays to Thursdays | 3pm to 1am on Fridays | 1pm to 1am on Saturdays | 1pm to 12am on Sundays
Contact: +6016 7570288
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3. Haiiro Usagi


This reservation-only joint is a Japanese-inspired cocktail bar located along Jalan Maju also called Reporter’s Street by locals. Craftsmanship takes centre stage here, and every tipple is concocted with great care by experienced mixologists. 

You’ll be spoilt for choice with a wide selection of classic cocktails highlights include their negroni, whisky sour, and Old Fashioned. For a more refreshing option, try their Peach Chu Hai made with Mugi shochu, peach vinegar, and topped with soda. 

Price: Cocktails start from RM38 ($11)
Address:  75a, Jalan Maju, Taman Maju Jaya, 80400 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Opening hours: 7.30pm to 1am from Mondays to Saturdays | Closed on Sundays
Contact: +6013 5250062
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4. Cabinet 8 by JWC


For a classy date night, Cabinet 8 by JWC is an exquisite speakeasy that will elevate your experience with its warm, quirky, and inviting ambience. Located within walking distance from Sutera Mall, the bar is hidden at the back of The Bear & Fish Cafe and is run by La Maison Cointreau 2018 cocktail competition finalist, Justin Tay.

The interiors are IG-worthy with bright neon signs and retro Japanese decor. Despite being a Japanese bar, they feature lots of local flavours in their concoctions for guests who prefer some tropical elements. Try their latest signature cocktail, the Cacao Miracle, made with homegrown Malaysian cacao beans. 

Price: Cocktails start from RM45 ($13)
Address: 102, Jalan Sutera Tanjung 8/3, Taman Sutera Utama, 81300 Skudai, Johor, Malaysia
Opening hours: 7pm to 1am daily
Contact: +6013 2341018
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5. 90 Tailor Bar


A retro-themed bar with a vintage Chinese-style interior and lots of plant life, 90 Tailor Bar is tucked away in a gym located on Jalan Pendekar. You’ll find heaps of antique-type props and features like rattan chairs, old sewing machines, and old-timey knick-knacks that will make you feel like you’ve stepped back in time. 

If you’re wondering about the name, the bar not only serves yummy cocktails guests can also rent tailored suites here for all kinds of occasions. 

Price: Cocktails start from RM30 ($8.70)
Address: 8b, Jalan Pendekar 10, Taman Ungku Tun Aminah, 81300 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Opening hours: 6pm to 12am from Tuesdays to Sundays | Closed on Mondays
Contact: +6012 7788501
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6. Whisky House Johor Bahru


Being Asia Pacific’s first whisky ambassador’s bar, Whisky House Johor Bahru carries over 300 whisky labels for the couple who enjoys the finer things in life. 

They also have an extensive classic cocktail menu with fan favourites like Bird of Paradise, Whisky Sour, Top Shelf Margarita, and eight different kinds of margaritas. You can also enjoy live music here from 9pm onwards.

Price: Cocktails start from RM42 ($12)
Address: 5, Jalan Molek 1/27, Taman Molek, 81100 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Opening hours: 3pm to 12am from Mondays to Saturdays | Closed on Sundays
Contact: +6018 2936868
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7. Pantheon Lounge, Sky 26


Right next to KSL City Mall is Pantheon Lounge, a rooftop bar located on the 26th floor of Sky 26 Holiday Villa. If you’re up for flexing your vocal talents with your SO, the bar has karaoke services to belt out your fave tunes with panoramic views of JB city – quite a different experience from singing in regular KTV rooms.

You can also enjoy dinner and drinks at the bar’s balcony area to appreciate the sparkling city lights as you toast each other. 

Price: Cocktails start from RM38 ($11)
Address: Holiday Villa, Jalan Dato Sulaiman, Taman Abad, 80250 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Opening hours: 6pm to 2am daily
Contact: +6013 6846005
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8. The Bierhaus Sutera


TheBierhaus Sutera is a lovely German beer garden that serves delicious and hearty pub fare, along with 18 different types of imported beers. They specialise in pork dishes that are great for sharing, such as the Classic Pork Knuckle – a chef’s special that’s cooked for 6 hours. 

Apart from a long list of German and imported beers, they also have an impressive wine list as well as signature cocktails like the Bierhaus Iced Tea. 

Price: Cocktails start from RM22 ($6.30)
Address: 1-G, Jalan Sutera Tanjung 8/3, Taman Sutera Utama, 81300 Skudai, Johor, Malaysia
Opening hours: 3pm to 12am daily
Contact: +607 5560399
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These Romantic Bars in JB Are A Great Getaway Experience For Date Nights

It’s nice to have a change of scenery every now and then, and escaping with your loved one for some quality time together is a great way to reconnect. With a number of bar options available right across the causeway, going on a romantic adventure with your special someone is as easy-peasy as can be. 

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