Weekly Food Guide

5 New Bars in Penang For You to Check Out This Week

Bar guide of the week!

Penang is famed for its nightlife. Offering top clubs in the city and trendy night outs, all are varied and vibrant. New bars open all the time in Penang- it won’t go wrong when looking for a place to knock back a few.

You will find new areas, neighbourhoods, pubs, bars and clubs to cater for all tastes and moods. Yes, for this week’s weekly food guide, we’ll be introducing a series of new bars in Penang for you to visit. Here are some of the city’s best new places for a tipple. Read on: 5 New Bars in Penang For You to Check Out This Week.

5 New Penang Bars You Should Visit This Week

1. Noble Experiment

Get your Instagram filters ready, as this is one of the most photogenic bars in Georgetown, Penang. Soak in a charming ambience, Noble Experiment is a new neighbourhood hangout, a diners’ favourite and a come-as-you-are bar where the cocktails are expert but never fussy. Think less pretentious, more fun. Besides the top-notch mixology options and the intimate, low-light ambience, their cocktail menu is huge and the food menu is clutch with its light bar bites.

Photo by @nobleexperimentpg
Photo by @nobleexperimentpg
Photo by @nobleexperimentpg

Address: 6 Lebuh Lembah Permai 4, Penang Island
Operating Hours: 6.00pm- 12.00am, closed on Sunday

2. BOUDOIR by Dad’s Woods

Pink light is flattering don’t you know. I just made that up, but it could be. It certainly is a flattering colour and light for interiors and our Instagram feeds. For this reason and for our unwavering love for pink, BOUDOIR by Dad’s Woods shall be your next venture. One of our favourite finds, this bar is too beautiful to put into words. It’s not one of the pinkest bars in Penang, but those sofas totally make up for it and the food lives up to the interiors too.

Photo by @boudoirbydadswoods
Photo by @boudoirbydadswoods
Photo by @boudoirbydadswoods

Address: 9, Lorong Birch, 10050 George Town, Malaysia
Operating Hours: 9.00pm- 1.00am, closed on Tuesday

3. Area Fiftyone

Area 51- US government’s secret location rumoured to have hosted encounters with alien beings is no stranger to all of us, and here’s the Area 51 of Penang. Visiting this basement bar is like rifling around a crazy guy’s attic- a perfect hub for late night socialising that’s equally at ease hosting you for cocktails, some homely comfort food or some late-night dancing.

Photo by @areafiftyone_51
Photo by @areafiftyone_51
Photo by @areafiftyone_51

Address: 114-D, Jalan Burma, George Town, 10050 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Operating Hours: 8.00pm- 3.00am daily

4. Song 宋

Not one hard-to-find bar. Located just opposite to KOMTAR, Song is the perfect spot for those who want something a bit more sleek and dialled back on that opulence factor. A throw-back to the classic Chinese diners of old, Song focuses on authentic Chinese fare, delectable cocktails and the attentive table service. Grab a snack, a cocktail and, when the lights begin to dim, be entertained by the live bands that play each night.

Photo by @bryant_8883
Photo by Song
Photo by Song

Address: 268, Jalan Dr Lim Chwee Leong, 10100 Penang, Malaysia
Operating Hours: 4.00pm- 3.00am daily

5. Slash Pantry

Coffee shops serving alcohol is slowly becoming a new trend in the city, and here’s a new spot worth a visit. From beans to brew, Slash Pantry is the new spot for you to have your morning caffeine fix sorted and serve boozy beverages come the evening. The entire place is super cosy and welcoming than ever- a proper respite from the madness of the buzzing city. But do note that they’re still at their soft opening stage and only operates as a cafe at the moment. Wanna be the first to have a taste of their handcrafted alcoholic beverages? Stay tuned to their page.

Photo by @slashpantry14
Photo by @slashpantry14
Photo by @shiyew

Address: 14, Jln Cheong Fatt Tze, George Town, Malaysia
Operating Hours: 2.00pm- 10.00pm daily

Now Read: Top 10 Hidden Bars In Penang

5 New Bars in Penang You Should Check Out This Week

We hope this article “New Bar Guide” treated you well. Feel free to share with us any new bars in Penang in the comment section below!


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  1. Finally, Slash Pantry looks like a place where I can get a comfy seat, kick back and read my book while enjoying a nice cold Tiger 🙂

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