Wednesday, March 5, 2014

The Press Est. 1936 @ Chulia Street, Georgetown, Penang.

*The Press has since ceased its business operation.*

The Press Est. 1936 is a new and delightful option for Penangites who wish to have a drink. Opened its doors on 26th of January 2014, the newly refurbished pub/ bar has the perfect ambiance to enjoy a cup of drink with your friends or business associates. The heat-intolerant can have their drinks on the second floor, a fully air-conditioned place with hits music as background; traipse up to the roof top for those who wish to have a more outdoorsy ambiance and a better view. After all, having a cup of drink overlooking the scenic view of Georgetown or Weld Quay is indeed a good way to retreat and unwind from the stress of life. 

Their menu is rather simple and limited, offering only a few types of liquors, cocktails, wines and beers; unfortunately, some of them were not available during my visit (I wish to try their Sangria but it was not available). I was quite surprised that they are not serving wines by glasses, only bottles, which can be quite frustrating for those who are not coming in large groups. It seems like they are serving some Sushi (information obtained from their Facebook Page ) but it was not stated on the menu though. The place worth a visit but probably more for novelty sake. 

Patio's Mojito- Sailor Jerry Rum, Mint, Lime and Lemongrass (Rm 35 per glass/ Rm 90 per jug)

Sex On The Beach- Smirnoff Vodka, Peachtree and Pineapple (Rm 35 per glass/ Rm 90 per jug)

Taste: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Price: 6/10 (1-3 expensive, 4-7 average, 8-10 cheap)
Service: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Parking: 6.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Ambiance: 8.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service Charge: No *Depends on your orders*
Government Tax: No

Additional Information:
Address: 2, Lebuh Chulia, 10300, Georgetown, Penang. *Old Kwong Wah Jit Pot Building, Corner of Chulia Street and Weld Quay*
Business Hours: 5pm to 3am. Opens Daily.
Contact Number: 6012- 402 4042

Lebuh Chulia, Georgetown, 10200 Pulau Pinang, Malaysia