Located at the prestigious KK Times Square complex, just 1km away from downtown Kota Kinabalu (KK), Firefly Bar & Grill offers good dinner options, where Western style foods are served, and it also doubles up as an entertainment depot where a live band and DJs perform every night. While most Western food eateries in KK shy away from offering pork on their menus, Firefly Bar & Grill has lined up four to five pork platters for its customers to savor. Bacon & ham sandwich, crispy pork belly, honey glazed pork belly, pork chop Alfredo, and BBQ pork back ribs are what cooking at this place. Apart from pork, meats selection like beef, chicken, fish, lamb, oyster, prawn, and salmon can be ordered for the main course. Side orders like burger, pasta, salad and soup are also available. For drinks, Firefly has quite a large collection that includes beer, brandy, cognac, red & white wine, vodka and whisky. This is also the place to gulp down the new and popular Hoegaarden beer, which is original from Belgium.
The Firefly Bar & Grill is divided into three sections. The party area is the biggest with about a thousand square feet. The bar is located in the centre and the live band performs at the back stage. Tables and seats are position around the bar in a U shape. There are no specific dance areas, customers can dance where they like. The live band performs nightly from 9pm to 1am, with a two 15 minute breaks, except on every Thursday. This band is normally on contract for three months. Most of them come from nearby Philippines. Do take note of the Happy Hours which run from 5 pm to 9 pm, guests can enjoy their draught beer at 50% off the standard price. Now that is a lot of saving.
The main dining area is rather small with just five rectangular tables that can sit up to twenty persons. This area has air-conditioner where customers can enjoy their meals in a cold and relaxing environment. The dining area is linked to the party area through a small corridor where the customer liquor cabinets are placed. Firefly Bar & Grill offers these small cabinets for its customers to store their unfinished liquors, where the customers can lock them up in a safe place until the next time.
Smokers will find the outdoor tables, about ten in total, very inviting especially at night. Since Firefly Bar & Grill is located at the centre alley, guests will get to have their meals with a good view of the nice colours displayed from the fountain. Wifi service is also available.
Honey Glazed Pork Belly ~ RM 20.90
Lamb Shoulder ~ RM 22.90
Swedish Meatball Pasta ~ RM 23.90
BBQ Pork Back Ribs ~ RM 27.90
Baked Oyster ~ RM 31.50
Salmon with herb ~ RM 35.90
5:00 pm to 12:00 am (Sunday to Thursday)
5:00 pm to 1:00 am (Friday and Saturday)
Happy Hours ~ 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Lunch ~ 11:30 am to 2:30 pm
(Monday to Friday, close on Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays)
Dinner ~ 5:00 pm to 12:00 am
Friday night, Saturday night and the eve of the public holidays, are normally very rowdy at the Firefly Bar & Grill. Since there are other clubbing establishments at the Times Square complex, customers can hop around from bar to bar. The few hotels in Times Square complex also offer a good resting place for those who are too tired to drive back.
How to go there? From the downtown area take the coastal highway and move south. Upon reaching the traffic light that turns into the old Sembulan area on the left and the Sutera Harbour Golf Course on the right, make a U turn back to the town centre. About a hundred metres from here make a left turn and this road will lead one to the KK Times Square complex. Firefly Bar & Grill is located in the centre alley on a corner lot.
Firefly Bar & Grill
F-36-G, Block F, Ground Floor, KK Times Square
Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
tel: +6088 486 227
fax: +6088 722 389
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