Penang is hitting with another new wave where there are quite number of Speakeasy bar or even new speakeasy bar that is coming out. Well, here you go on my discovery for 16 New Speakeasy Bar at Penang 2018. If you have limited time in Penang, then head only the top 3 or top 5 speakeasy bar in my list.
1. Out of nowhere
Among the speakeasy bar in Penang, this top in my list base on the concept and ambiance. Cocktail is very adventurous. Safest Side is wine or beer. (click here to find out more)
75, Jalan Kuala Kangsar, 10100 Penang.
Operating hours: 6pm-1am (Closed on Sundays)
If you have slightly more budget, then this is the best bar to be. Great ambiance, interior and they have live band and occasionally some Chinese Opera performance. Cocktail is worth to explore, for some short hopping. Beer is serve in a classic mug. (click here to find out more)
38, Jalan Pintal Tali, George Town,
10100 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Tel: 016-484 0884
Operating hours: Daily – 6pm – 3am
Map – click here
3. Golden Shower by Chin Chin
By far, this bar top the most expensive in the list for drinks and also depending what you order. A very classy bar that everyone is hyping at the moment with hits fancy bathroom as the main entrance and playful pink bar that most of the Instagram are all hitting on. They do offer dining too which is known as Chin Chin, which I believe is modern French dining. (click here to find out more)
86, Lebuh Bishop 10200 Georgetown, Penang.
Time: 5.30pm-2am (Closed on Mondays)
4. 12 Senses
Image credit to FoodCrush
I miss out this bar as friends told me it was so so, but for classic China in the 60’s ambiance, it is worth checking out too. Quite a small joint and a simple place to chill.
Address: 12, Lebuh Presgrave, 10300 Penang
Time: 4pm-2am (Closed on Sundays)
5. 天下第一客栈 Magazine 63 Penang
One of the first speakeasy bar in Penang that had hype out many others to sprout out like mushroom. One of the most successfull so far and it is still pack with customers. Forget about the cocktail here. It is “mehhhhh” (click here to find out more)
Address: 63, Jalan Magazine, 10300 Georgetown, Penang.
6. Secret Door Bistro
My personal feel, this is just a gimmick for another unplugged bar. The only gimmick is you have to enter a pin to open the Chinese herbs secret door to enter. Most of the people here are for the beers.
211, Lebuh Carnavon, 10100 Georgetown, Penang.
Tel: 016-516 1961
Operating hours: Daily – 7pm – 3am
7. Godspeed Bar
This is by far one of the latest bar to be operating which is just operating 1 week before Chinese New Year if I am not mistaken. Entrance is right next to Happy Mart. You are greeted with neon painting and push the dark door on your right.
Gimmick in here is the fire trail performance and also any shots ordered, you will enjoy the fire trail too.
22, Lebuh Pantai, George Town, 10450 George Town, Pulau Pinang
operating hours: 9pm – 3am
tel: 04-263 7611
8. Le (乐) Cafe
It was closed when I visited, however read up that it is more like a hipster sisha bar. My friend say it is not too bad for a casual chill out spot.
33, Jalan Gurdwara, 10300, Georgetown, Penang.
Business Hours: 9 am to 1 am. Closed on Wednesdays.
Contact Number: 6010- 380 6202
operating hours: 6pm – 2am
9. The Pokok Bar & Cafe
This is also one of the place that my friend frequently visit over this Chinese New Year. Open Air concept with mix group of unplugged singers and you are sure to be felt like in oversea as there are plenty of backpackers here enjoying too.
Lot, 227, Chulia St,
10200 George Town, Penang
Operating hours; Daily : 9am – 3am
10. Norm / Noct
One of the latest hangout spot that this place – The Saw Emporium from conversion of Metal factory to pop out stores. Norm Cafe is park under this building which also known as Cafe by day, bar by night.
Norm, 1, Gat Lebuh Macullum, 10300 Georgetown, Penang.
Time: 9am – 12am
11. The Bund 上海滩
another bar in the list that has old classic Shanghainese look which is less impressive compare to the rest above.
117, Noordin Street, 10300 Georgetown, Penang.
operating Hours: Daily – 6pm – 3am
Tel :013-417 8777
For many of you that stayed in KL, good news is that now BarFly have expended to Penang. If you need cheep beer, this is the place to catch.
picture credit to where2magazine
Other Bars that establish early 2017
no. 13 Gentleman’s League
One of the latest bar in town that just operate in about Feb/March that is getting its fame up the ladder.
70 Campbell Street, Penang
Operating hours: 7pm – 3am
Tel: 019-773 8853
No.14 Room 495
Address: 495-F, Jalan Penang, George Town, 10000 George Town, Pulau Pinang
monday – Thursday : 6pm – 1am
Friday & Saturday : 6pm – 3am
Sunday – Closed
no. 15 Good Friends Club 好友俱乐部
39, Jalan C.Y. Choy, George Town, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Sunday – Thursday : 7pm – 1am
Friday – Saturday : 7pm – 2am
Tel : 016-452 9250
no. 16 Mish Mash
24, Muntri Street, 10200, Georgetown, Penang.
Business Hours: 5 pm to 12: 30 am. Closed on Mondays.
Contact Number: 6017- 536 5128
Quality cocktail at affordable price.
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Map – Click here
if you are in town area, for 1 night you can hop a few which is walking distance.
- Outofnowhere –> Manchu –> Pokok –> next to Pokok there area lot of cheap bars at New Lane