After Dark in Penang

Treat yourself to a relaxing evening at the F.I.P Lounge in Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa. Opened with the concept of fun, interactive and play, the fun and relaxing lounge opens daily, serving a wide variety of ‘fun’ snacks and beverages. One of their top sellers is the ice beer, served in a solid ice mug. The F.I.P Lounge is also a cool place for selfies, we-fies and 3D photos.

Opening hours:
Mon – Fri, 11am – 12am
Sat – Sun, 11am – 1am
F.I.P. Lounge
Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa
11100 Batu Feringgi Beach
GPS coordinates: 5.478365, 100.253709
Contact: 04-888 8788

Where to Drink?
Relax and chill by the beach with a glass or two at Beach Blanket Babylon. Known as the only café by the beach in the city, here’s where to indulge in local and western cuisine, beers, cocktails, wines, sea and music.
Opening hours:
Mon – Sun, 12pm – 12am
Beach Blanket Babylon
32 Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah
10200 George Town
GPS coordinates: 5.423565, 100.332743
Contact: 04-261 0289
Shopping in Penang is not only about shopping malls and boutiques. When visiting Penang, one must experience the night markets in Penang, where you’ll find interesting buys, ranging from food, fashion, and homewares to techie items. Night markets are on everyday in Penang Island. On a Tuesday, make sure you visit the Tanjung Bungah night market.

Opening hours:
Tuesday, 6.30pm – 9.30pm
Jalan Sungai Kelian
11200 Tanjung Bungah
GPS coordinates: 5.464252,100.284888

Where to drink?
Spend a jazzy evening at Five 27, both a restaurant and a jazz club. Enjoy a good playlist of jazz, blues and retro together with discounted drinks during their happy hour before 9pm.
Opening hour:
Mon – Sun, 4pm – 2am
357 Lebuh Chulia
10200 George Town
GPS coordinates: 5.418123,100.336921
Contact: 04-261 3809
Set in a beautifully refurbished heritage building, The Cellar in Macalister Mansion is the place to lounge and relax. Other than its huge collection of wines, enjoy a beer promotion here every Wednesday and Friday, where you get to pick 5 out of 15 types of beers paired with three canapés for only RM150+.

Opening hours:
Mon – Thurs and Sun, 5pm – 1am
Fri – Sat, 5pm – 2am
228 Jalan Macalister
10400 George Town
GPS coordinates: 5.418932, 100.318709
Contact: 04-238 3888

Where to drink?
If you are looking for a quiet evening with good food and wine, try Georgetown Wines on Leith Street. The building restored from an old stable, George Town Wines houses a wide range of wine choices, and also delectable food to pair with your drink.
Opening hours:
Mon – Thurs, 5pm – 12am
Fri – Sat, 12pm – 1am
Closed on Sundays
19 – 19A Lebuh Leith
10200 George Town
GPS coordinates: 5.420717, 100.333850
Contact: 04-262 1011

After a tiring day touring Penang, treat yourself to an indulgent evening. Be it a full body massage or the painful yet satisfying foot reflexology, Kaki Kaki Reflexology offers late night appointments and is happy to serve till 2am daily. Call for an appointment now!

Opening hours:
Mon – Sun, 11.30am – 2am
254 Jalan Dato Keramat
10150 George Town
GPS coordinates: 5.412436, 100.320870
Contact: 04-227 7688

Where to drink?
Enjoy three glasses of Single Malt Scotch Whisky for RM60 nett at Mish Mash Penang’s mid-week dram. Offer available every Wed and Thurs, 5pm – 10pm
Opening hours:
Tues – Sun, 5pm – 10pm
24 Muntri Street
10200 George Town
GPS coordinates: 5.419920, 100.336163
Contact: 017-536 5128
It is the norm to complete all touring and visiting activities during the day when on holiday, but have you seen George Town by night? Book yourself onto this guided George Town Night Trail for free. The walking tour consists of different themes and will offer visitors a unique experience of Penang’s capital city by foot. The free George Town Night Trail happens once a month, on the last Friday of each month.

7.30pm – 9.30pm            
Meeting point:
Main entrance of The Whiteaways Arcade
GPS coordinates: 5.417890,100.342534
Contact: 04-263 1166

Where to drink?
The Tree Bar of G Hotel has a fantastic promotion of buy one free two on beers before 9.30pm, and buy one free one after 9.30pm. Set in a cozy and relaxing al-fresco area, here’s a good place to wind down your week in a relaxing atmosphere.
Opening hours:
Mon – Sun, 12pm – 12am
G Hotel
168A Persiaran Gurney
10350 Gurney Drive
GPS coordinates: 5.437751,100.310400
Contact: 04-238 0000

Dance your worries away at Cuvée Penang, a place to socialize and be mesmerized. The variety of beverages at Cuvée ranges from an array of fine wines, champagnes and innovative cocktails to single malts. The night here usually starts with chilled lounge music slowly moving the tempo up as the night progresses.

Opening hours:
Mon – Sun, 3pm – 3am
Precinct 10
10470 Jalan Tanjung Bungah
GPS coordinates: 5.448958, 100.305865
Contact: 012-421 8486

More places to dance at Precinct 10:
Nueve Precinct 10
Opening hours:
Mon - Sun, 3pm - 3am
Contact: 012-421 8486

SOHO Gastro Pub
Opening hours:
Mon - Sun, 12pm - 3am
Contact: 04-263 3331

One thing you must not miss in Penang is treating yourself to a late night supper of nasi kandar. Nasi Kandar Beratur starts operating from 10pm onwards, and according to some, here’s where the best nasi kandar is. From its name, be ready to queue before you get your chance to indulge in this delectable curry rice, only available in Penang.

Opening hours:
Mon – Sun, 10pm onwards
Restoran Liqayat Ali
98, Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling  
10300 George Town
GPS coordinates: 5.416766, 100.337637

Where to drink?
The Beer Factory in Penang celebrates happy hour every day, anytime before 9pm. Chill here with some delicious food from a rather extensive menu, and get discounted prizes on beers as long as its before 9, any day of the week!

Opening hours:
Mon – Sun, 4pm – 2am
Summerton Bayan Indah
Persiaran Bayan Indah
11900 Bayan Lepas
GPS coordinates: 5.338669, 100.308568
Contact: 010-899 3535