Shenanigan’s at Hyatt Regency Kinabalu is literally one of Kota Kinabalu’s stalwart pubs, having been around for close on two decades.
To understand Shenanigan’s success is to understand the power of legend. It’s a well known fact that Shenanigan’s is the most expensive pub in Kota Kinabalu, featuring ridiculous items like a jug of beer at RM70.
Other establishments, especially those attached to hotels, have long pondered Shenanigan’s success, and have often tried to reproduce it, with little success of their own.
The truth is, as recently as 1999, Shenanigan’s was not just Kota Kinabalu’ longest established pub, it was really it’s only constant.
Whenever people asked ‘where should I go for a good night out in KK?’ others would answer “Shenanigan’s” by default, at it really was the best option.
Although today this is no longer true, as there is a horde of other options in Kota Kinabalu, Shenanigan’s legend lives on as die-hard regulars ensure its popularity, flying in the face of the extortionate prices it charges for its booze.
Shenanigan’s still holds its own though, with the best live bands from the Philippines.
It’s also the haunt of Kota Kinabalu’s Socialista and Gliterrati, the best place to find KK’s hip and beautiful.
If you’re single, or in the good company of local friends, chances are that any given night out in Kota Kinabalu, will include a visit, be it short or most likely prolonged, to Shenanigan’s at Hyatt Regency Kinabalu.