Decked out in absolute old world decadence, Magazine 63 is one of the latest hit and quirky bars in town. Secretly hidden away in Georgetown, it takes some detective skills to locate the entrance of the bar as it is completely concealed from the bustling Magazine Road. The place has got no obvious signage but with a small white flag hanging outside that says 'Alcohol' in Mandarin character. Push the door open and you will be instantly transported back to at least a couple centuries back; the stunningly exotic interior features olden-Chinese-inspired decoration that would douse you in some vintage elegance. Not only that the place is totally decorated according to that time-space, the servers are all dressed in traditional Chinese wear and the intriguing alcohol containers are custom-made according to the theme. For a boozy evening, this place is set to wow and put a smile on the faces of all their visitors; definitely a place worth visiting and seeing.
Cocktail Beer/ 女儿红 (Rm 88)
While the classics are available, we'd recommend trying their home-made mixed drinks that are not listed on the menu. You may of course, ask for recommendation from the servers. We had one of their best sellers- Cocktail Beer, a mixture of Carlsberg (beer), Tequila, Rum, Vodka, Gin, Lime and Sugar. It was smooth and pleasant to the palate. It carried a blend of sweet and acidity, followed by a mellow malty and fruity aftertaste. It was delicious and worth-trying out. An order of the Cocktail Beer carries at least 8 small bowl-servings.
Taste: 7.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Price: 7/10 (1-3 expensive, 4-7 average, 8-10 cheap)
Parking: 6/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Ambiance: 8/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service Charge: No
Government Tax: No
Address: 63, Jalan Magazine, 10300, Georgetown, Penang.
Business Hours: 8 pm to 2 am on Sundays to Thursdays, 8 pm to 3 am on Fridays and Saturdays. Opens Daily.
Contact Number: 606- 499 2299