Best Bars in Penang

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With revellers visiting from all over, it's no wonder Penang's nightlife is booming. The tailor-made antidote after a long day at work or to bottle up your worldly sorrows is served at a bar. Unwind from the hustle and bustle of the work week and cast aside those dreaded deadlines over an ice-cold glass of beer. Need something stronger? Perhaps a martini would do the trick while you enjoy the company and reverberating music. The hand-picked spots below will surely have you hitting that high, luring you to stick around well into the night. 

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    Mish Mash

    Along the tranquil Muntri Street, Mish & Mash is among the top spots bookmarked by Penangites for a must-visit. Upon entering, you’ll be greeted by a shelf full of colourful bottles of spirits behind a stretched counter. The bartenders here are utterly skillful; serving staggering choices of cocktails that will stimulate the senses in an instant. Surrounded by warm yellow walls that match the dim lightings, it’s a perfect place to enhance the moment of togetherness. 

    Tips

    Their main meals are worth a try.

    Things to expect

    One of the best cocktails in town.

    Best with

    Coffee cocktail

    Price

    RM18.00 to RM50.00

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    Mish Mash View restaurant

    24, Muntri Street, 10200, Georgetown, Penang
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    0175365128

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    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    05:00PM—12:30AM
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    Bora Bora

    A beachside dining establishment, you can park yourself on the beach with a chilled beer in hand while enjoying the balmy sea breeze at Batu Ferringhi beach. This thatched roofed restaurant is renowned for their local delights that come in hearty portions as well as serving value for money drinks. Opt for their classic cocktails that are amazingly addictive.

    Tips

    Get in earlier to watch the sunset.

    Things to expect

    Soothing outdoor tropical beach ambience with delicious meals and drinks.

    Best with

    Assorted fried rice and satay

    Price

    RM8.00 to RM40.00

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    Bora Bora View restaurant

    Lot 415, Jalan Batu Ferringhi, 11100, Georgetown, Penang
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    048851313

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    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday
    12:00PM—01:00AM
    Friday, Saturday
    12:00PM—03:00AM
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    Tranquilly tucked in the tourist-trodden area of Batu Ferringhi, Living Room Cafe has been dishing up a mouth-watering medley of Asian and Western meals. You’ll certainly get homey vibes as it's welcoming with unpretentious owners and a laid-back ambience. To top that off, you have the liberty to pair beers with bacon, you couldn’t ask for more. Clean your platter, stack up the beer mugs and enjoy rock and roll classics enlivening the atmosphere. 

    Tips

    Do not miss their Black Pepper Pork Ribs.

    Things to expect

    Comfy ambience and good food.

    Best with

    Beers

    Price

    RM8.00 to RM50.00

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    The Living Room Cafe Bar & Gallery View restaurant

    43-C Batu Ferringhi, 11100, George Town, Penang
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    0174772148

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    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    10:00AM—03:00PM
    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    06:45PM—10:00PM
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    The Cellar

    Chic, comfy, and picturesque are some words that come to your mind once you step inside this restaurant housed inside Macalister Mansion. It’s tough to grab your seat straightaway as you clap eyes on elk heads, plush upholstery, charming photos and rustic ornaments. Stocking over 300 labels of wine from around the world, The Cellar is an exhibition of excellence for wine enthusiasts. Pick their Cheese Platter that comes with an assortment of cheeses to pair with that glass of wine. 

    Tips

    Do ask the friendly and knowledgeable sommelier for a wine recommendation.

    Things to expect

    A luxurious wine bar.

    Best with

    Cheese and olives

    Price

    RM10.00 to RM60.00

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    The Cellar View restaurant

    Macalister Mansion, 228 Macalister Road , 10400, Georgetown, Penang
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    042283888

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    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday
    05:00PM—01:00AM
    Friday, Saturday
    05:00PM—02:00AM
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    Healy Mac's Irish Bar & Restaurant

    It’s impossible to overlook this Irish Bar during a visit to Straits Quay, as it’s constantly jam-packed with patrons. The basic rule is you've got to dine and drink, as the meals are absolutely scrumptious and come in huge portions. From beers to bold and playful cocktails, every round certainly swoons with joy as mesmerising views of the blissful marina complement your meal. 

    Tips

    Get in early on weekends to grab a spot.

    Things to expect

    Quick service and cosy restaurant in an Irish tavern setting.

    Best with

    Fruity cocktails

    Price

    RM10.00 to RM55.00

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    Three Sixty° Revolving Restaurant and Sky Bar

    Located at the summit of Bayview Hotel, this chic and casual bar has been drawing visitors with its amazing breezy atmosphere. The restaurant will have you enjoying a spellbinding buffet of Asian and Western delights. Juxtaposed is the Sky Bar, where you can soak yourself in the cool night breeze and pumping music from the DJ. Their mixologists take their job seriously; watching those guys work is extremely fun too.

    Tips

    Get in early for a breathtaking view of the sunset.

    Things to expect

    Restaurant and bar with panoramic view of Georgetown, serving amazing cocktails.

    Best with

    Cocktails and beers

    Price

    RM20.00 to RM50.00

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    Three Sixty° Revolving Restaurant and Sky Bar View restaurant

    25-A, Lebuh Farquhar, 10200, Georgetown, Penang
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    042613540

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    Every day
    04:00PM—02:00AM
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    Things to expect

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    Afghani Mixed Tandoori, assorted cocktails and mocktails

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