Ask for the best spot for a drink in Georgetown and insiders will direct you to Gin Library, Penang’s first and so far only distillery-themed bar with a comprehensive list of gin, malt whiskey and a dizzying selection of hand-crafted cocktails.
Strategically located along Jalan Macallister and perched on the 23rd floor of the 199-room Courtyard by Marriott Penang, Gin Library is an elegant bar offering striking views of Georgetown. Now, as part of a collaboration between Gin Library and Ostréa Oyster and Caviar Bar, seafood lovers can look forward to some of the finest caviars and freshly shucked oysters and other seafood delights.
Indulge in small plates such as anchovy toast, crab bisque, and the seafood baked portobello mushroom which are available from 4 pm onwards. We recommend you stay for dinner, as signature dishes such as truffle ravioli and seafood risotto will be served from 6 pm onwards. Pair that with their signature ginfused cocktails or one of the classic cocktails topped off with an artisanal tonic to liven up the whole experience.
Besides being a perfect dinner and late-night drinks spot, Gin Library makes for the perfect venue for small private events and tastings and celebrations. It also helps that Courtyard by Marriott Penang makes for a fitting getaway right in the heart of the UNESCO-heritage city and is only a stone’s throw away from some of Georgetown’s scenic historical landmarks.
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