Music & Nightlife

Your guide to the best nightclubs, live music and concerts in Penang

TAPS Beer Stand
Bars and pubs

TAPS Beer Stand

Winner of the Best Beer Bar in the recent Bar Awards Kuala Lumpur, TAPS Beer Bar from KL is making its mark in Penang this month. The famed purveyors of craft beer in KL are hosting a pop-up bar stand at Swallow, a multi-concept food and drink event at The Saw Emporium. There will be plenty of beer available, including recognisable brands such as BrewDog (Scotland), Hitachino Nest Beer (Japan) and Rogue Ales (USA). Once a former sawmill, The Saw Emporium has been transformed and is playing host to Swallow until the first quarter of next year. Aside from TAPS Beer Bar, you can find all sorts of food and drinks from various restaurants and bars like the Singapore-based Teppei, KL-based Soi 55 Thai Kitchen & Bar, and beverage bar Qwenchers. The event runs every Thursday to Sunday from 11am until midnight, while the TAPS beer stand opens from 4pm.

Good Friends Club
Bars and pubs

Good Friends Club

A local haunt through and through, Good Friends Club slowly comes to live after sunset, its neon pink lights casting an atmospheric glow on Gurdwara Street.

Penang's best bars
Bars and pubs

Penang's best bars

Whether you’re a tippler with discerning taste, prefer thumping EDM or live acoustic sets, these nightlife establishments set the bar high.

Penang's best bars with a view
Nightlife

Penang's best bars with a view

Drink in the cocktails, and the scenery

The future of Penang's music scene
Music

The future of Penang's music scene

Those in the music industry predict a brighter future in Penang

Bars, clubs and live music venues

The Canteen at ChinaHouse
Nightlife

The Canteen at ChinaHouse

The premier live music venue in George Town

Talk Talk Wine Bar & Lounge
Nightlife

Talk Talk Wine Bar & Lounge

Rustic in its outlook, but with a cool and trendy crowd

Sand Bar
Nightlife

Sand Bar

The place in Hard Rock Penang where guests can enjoy drinks, pizzas and snacks on the beach

That Little Wine Bar
Restaurants

That Little Wine Bar

There are more than 50 labels of wines here

Desire
Nightlife

Desire

Stay close to Eastin Hotel and you'll find Desire ideally situated next to it. Despite the inclusion of private KTV rooms and dark leather furnishing, they're better known for live bands, which goes well with any drink of your choice from wines, beers to cocktails.

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