Feel like a couple of drinks? In the Al Fresco area between Gurney Plaza and the G Hotel one finds bars, restaurants, coffee shops and other food and beverage establishments. In the evening, and especially on weekend evenings, it is very busy here, but weekdays it is quiet. Of course, you are more likely to get a better deal at quiet times.
The price of beer is quite high, but several bars have a better deal for some brands of beer, which is available “all day” in some cases – I will check for next time exactly what that means, and the times that these deals apply. For now, this is a rough guide to what is available at this moment, at least when the establishments aren’t busy.
And please note government tax of 6%, and service charge of 10% will be added to these prices on payment – otherwise known in Malaysia as ++ (pronounced “plus plus”, unsurprisingly).
Buy 1 get 2 free – RM36 pint – Carlsberg
Buy 1 get 1 free – RM36 pint – Asahi Dry
Buy 1 get 1 free – RM30 pint – O’Conners
Buy 1 get 1 free – RM42 pint – Franziskaner; Erdinger; Konig Ludwig
* The Carlsberg here appears to be the best deal of all the establishments
RM9.90 a mug of about 330ml Carlsberg
Buy 1 get 1 free – RM39.90 pint – Hoegaarden; Franziskaner
Buy 1 get 1 free – RM15 a mug of about 330ml Tiger
Buy 2 get 1 free – RM34 1/2 pint Guinness
Buy 2 get 1 free – RM54 pint Guinness
They have an incomprehensible deal on buckets of beer. If you can’t tell at a glance, it’s pretty poor marketing, so I gave up.
Deals come and go, and I know I’ll have to check sometimes, and be as bit less lazy about it and ensure I understand which hours these prices apply. Next time.
A few minutes walk down Gurney Drive is Gurney Paragon – where Morganfield’s must get a mention for the worst pun I’ve heard in a while – from 24th September to 24th October they have a promotion they call PORK*TOBERFEST. Ugh. They also have beer deals, such as 5 pints for RM110 nett; 3 pints of Carlsberg for RM50 nett etc.
Brussels Beer Cafe can also be found here – but they don’t have an outrageous pun to prompt me to investigate their latest deals, and I am not really covering Paragon in this blog, anyway.
Coffee Watch (for the day after you’ve visited the above) – but I suspect the cheapest are McDonalds ( ground floor near the above establishments / behind the G Hotel) and Old Town White Coffee (6th floor, under the cinema floor).