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Nightlife is a big part of the Macau lifestyle, where drinking is celebrated every day of the week. With its abundance of premium hotels and luxury restaurants, a trip to Macau is not complete without a few visits to the winning bars across the city. Here are some of the best hotel bars to try when in the Vegas of the East for luxurious indulgence.
A hidden gem nestled within Sofitel Macau, Rendezvous Lobby Bar takes you to a retro French setting in central Macau. Decked in floral décor, the drinking hub offers an all-day menu with a mix of Asian and Western dishes, from chic salads to dainty finger sandwiches for afternoon tea. Golden chandeliers hang gracefully from the ceilings, and guests can wine and dine or sip on the indulgent cocktails, which range from the signature Sofitel cocktails to the classic mixers. Come here to read a book with a drink, or chatter with some friends for an intimate evening.
Rendezvous Lobby Bar, Rua do Visconde Paco de Arcos, 999078 Macau | (+853) 8861 0016
Specialising in Italian dishes, Aurora is a dining haven open for lunch, dinner, and weekends brunches. Guests can enjoy scrumptious cocktails or wines while snacking on exotic cheeses or the antipasti platter, sourced by the head chef directly from Italy. Its secret pizza recipe is a must-try for newbies or returning regulars, with other favourites ranging from the home-style spaghetti to the fresh seafood platter. Taste Italian excellence with every bite, and delight in the scrumptious dishes indoors or on their amazing outdoor terrace.
Aurora, Altira Macau, Avenida de Kwong Tung, Macau | (+853) 2886 8888
Located on the fifty-first floor of the hotel, Ritz Carlton Bar & Lounge offers everything from tapas and cocktails to high tea and splendid views, all within its five-star venue. As one of Macau’s most enchanting settings, the hotel welcomes in natural light through its expansive windows, making for a relaxing atmosphere. The late afternoon is for high tea enthusiasts, while the evening brings in cocktail aficionados to devour the best of the refreshing drinks on the menu. Gaze at the twinkling stars when sitting at the interactive bar with a side of comfort bites.
Ritz Carlton Bar & Lounge, 51/F, The Ritz-Carlton Macau, Estrada da Baía, Travessa da Esperança, Macau | (+853) 8886 6712
Nestled within MGM Macau, Bar Patuá offers carefully curated cocktails made by expert mixologists in a chic setting. Bringing an exclusive blend of an East-meets-West ambience, guests can reside in the sophisticated venue and chat over drinks with friends and colleagues, while taking in the plush furnishings. Designed for a jet-setting generation, the bar offers creative cocktails made with premium liquor and ingredients, as well as a range of local beers. Order a platter of artisanal cold cuts to munch on, or take your pick from some of the most scrumptious bites in town.
Bar Patuá, MGM Macau, Avenida Dr Sun Yat Sen, NAPE, Macau | (+853) 8806 2398
With stunning glass walls showcasing the views of the South China Sea and Nam Van Lake, Vida Rica within the opulent Mandarin Oriental Macau offers natural stone décor for a soothing ambience. The intimate venue offers all-day dining and drinking—the perfect setting for a sumptuous cocktail. If you are staying for a decadent meal and drink pairing, book out one of the private rooms for an even more secluded experience.
Vida Rica, Mandarin Oriental Macau, Avenida Dr Sun Yat-Sen, Macau | (+853) 8805 8918
Located within MGM Hotel, ABA Bar is a parlour-style lounge, offering crafted cocktails and speciality wines for the discerning drinker. Decked in plush chairs in a sophisticated setting, ABA Bar makes for a great spot for pre- or post-dinner drinks. Its bartenders are well-experienced and can make gin cocktails using the signature gin trolley, which is brought directly to your seat. Sit back and relax—the night is young.
ABA Bar, Grande Praca MGM Grand Hotel Macau, Macau | (+853) 8802 3888
Wing Lei is Wynn Macau’s signature restaurant, holding a prestigious Michelin star for an impressive run of seven consecutive years (and counting). Famed for its selection of delightful Cantonese dishes, the restaurant also features Wing Lei Bar, also known as Wynn Macau’s “jewel box.” Here, the cosy setting comprises a lavish, mirror-heavy theme, inlaid with semi-precious stones and a specially-curated collection of malachite, lapis lazuli, tiger eye, and rose quartz. Wing Lei Bar is open till late, with a selection of signature cocktails and premium spirits to choose from.
Wing Lei Bar, Avenida da Nave Desportiva, Wynn Palace, Macau | (+853) 8889 3663