Top 10 Places to Celebrate New Year Eve in Penang

Who's excited for 2019?

Holiday season is coming to an end, time to say goodbye to 2018. Tell us what’s the best and worst thing that has happened to you in 2018? Good or bad, let us welcome 2019 with good intentions. What better way than partying with friends or family all night long and just forget the night? Since it’s holiday the next day. Still have no clue where to go? We hope this list helps.

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Top 10 Places to Celebrate New Year Eve in Penang:

#1 Ozoo Club

Well it’s not everyday we include a club in our article, but it’s the last day of the year. What’s the best way to end the year and start fresh? Some booze and good vibes of course. It’s no stranger to clubbers that Ozoo hosts one of the best New Year Eve in Penang. Jio all your friends, have fun and count down at Ozoo. Just make sure you’re legal and drink responsibly, don’t be a pain to others.



Address: 150, Lebuh Pantai, George Town, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang.
Operating Hour: 7 p.m.-3 a.m (Daily)

#2 Healy Mac’s Irish Bar & Restaurant

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Another hotspot to celebrate New Year Eve in Penang, Healy Mac’s. Not only it has good booze, great vibes and warm hospitality, but also of its strategic location, Straits Quay. Located just along the stretch of Straits Quay with seaview. Straits Quay is the most popular spot for fireworks and countdown each year. So you get to sit back, enjoy your meal with fireworks view during that time at Healy Mac’s Irish Bar.

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Address: 3A-G9 & 10, Straits Quay, Jalan Seri Tanjung Pinang, 10470 Tanjung Tokong, Pulau Pinang.
Operating Hour: 11 a.m.-1 a.m. (Fri&Sat) 11 a.m.-2 a.m.


#3 Golden Shower by Chin Chin

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We don’t need further explanation for this, Golden Shower has been our long-term favourite. Not just an ordinary bar or fine dining spot, Golden Shower is always ready for the next party, including New Year Eve in Penang. They have tons of collaborations and ideas on their sleeves, including their latest Cocktail Pairing Dinner. Exclusive dinner with cocktail pairing by renowned bartender, Francesco Moretti, save the best for the last.

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Address: 86, Lebuh Bishop, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang.
Operating Hour: 5:30 p.m.-2 a.m. (Closed on Mondays)


#4 Holy Guacamole

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Nestled in the bustling street of Love Lane, Holy Guacamole seems like the center of attraction. With bright, daring skull wall paintings and upbeat music blasting outloud, this Mexican restaurant sounds like a deal for New Year Eve. Serving a range of Mexican fares which is rare in Penang, also some other mains that are more acceptable. We loved their tacos and burrito, but opt for their beef instead of chicken, they’re juicier. Toast to a better year ahead with your friends at Holy Guacamole this year.

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Address: 65, Love Ln, Georgetown, 10200 George Town, Penang.
Operating Hour: 12 p.m.-2:30 a.m. (Daily)


#5 The TOP @ Komtar

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This is a little special, we don’t want to include just one restaurant when there a quite a few tucked in The TOP. From Chinese to Japanese and Fine Dining, pick one that suits your taste and unwind this New Year Eve. They’re perfect for families and gathering, with sophisticated ambiance. Plus, there’s going to be a countdown and fireworks happening on that very day. What more could you ask for? There’s even a rooftop bar, which is 68th floor off the ground with spectacular view.

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Address: 1, Jalan Penang, George Town, 10000 George Town, Pulau Pinang.
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#6 Let’s Meat

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Our new favourite, Let’s Meat breaks the cafe norm in Penang by serving some great, authentic American dishes. In fact, the cafe is run by Malaysian-American duo since 2016. Expect some great pancakes, juicy burgers, Southern biscuits and sinful milkshakes. All done in American way, they even serve eggnog for the holiday season! Ring them if you’re planning to visit Let’s Meat during New Year Eve because they might be fully booked already.

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Address: 18, Lebuh Lembah Permai 4, Tanjung Tokong, 11200 Tanjung Bungah, Pulau Pinang.
Operating Hour: 8 a.m.-9 p.m. (Closed on Sundays-Tuesdays)


#7 China House

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The OG of cafes in Penang, China House is no stranger to basically, everyone, local or tourists. Known for great cakes and comfort ambiance, China House is more than just a cafe. They’re a lunch and dinner spot, art space, library, bakery and also a live band chill place. With so many happenings under one roof, your New Year Eve in Penang is going to be a great one.

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Address: 153, Beach St, Georgetown, 10300 George Town, Penang.
Operating Hour: (Mon-Thurs) 9 a.m.-1 a.m. (Fri-Sun) 9 a.m.-2 a.m. 


#8 Magazine 63 天下第一客棧

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One of the first hidden bar in Penang, the ever so famous ancient Chinese themed bar remains a hit in the center of Georgetown. If you’re looking for a place to chill with a bunch of friends during New Year Eve, Magazine 63 might be the perfect fit. Cozy and nostalgic, their drinks are above par, mixed by bartenders full of knowledge. They’re not just any drinks with fancy name and presentation with no standard. Want some comfort food to warm up before the booze? Head over to Mr.Wang, they’re just a door away.

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Address: 63, Jalan Magazine, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Operating Hour: 8 p.m.-3 a.m. (Daily)


#9 BBQ Bar 串越时光

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A new addition to the food scene in Penang, BARBQ Bar is set all the way in Icon City. Their concept is unique, where you pick your desired ingredients, place it on the griller in front of you and let it grill on its own. Just like skewers but in a fancier way, you can even cook other stuff on top. They have a few bestsellers which are in-house recipe, a live band and comfortable seating. Try out this new place during New Year Eve in Penang and tell us what you think.

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Address: 10, Jalan Icon City, Bukit Tengah, Bukit Mertajam, 14000 Penang.
Operating Hour: 5 p.m.-2 a.m. (Fri-Sun) 5 p.m.-3 a.m.


#10 Halab

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Middle Eastern food for New Year Eve? Sounds like a plan. Nestled in was once Reggae Mansion, Halab took over and turned it into a sophisticated restaurant with contemporary furnishing. They offer a wide range of Middle Eastern cuisine as well as Western so there’s something for everyone. Their friendly, attentive service and food quality definitely justifies the price point. Halab might be the unconventional places to celebrate New Year Eve in Penang but make sure to call for reservation as they’re always jam packed.

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Address: 381, Chulia St, 10200 George Town, Penang
Operating Hour: 11 a.m.-4 a.m. (Daily)


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