G Hotel continues to trend set the hospitality sector with their new hip hangout spot, Tree Bar. Opened on the 19th June 2014, this bar is one of the coolest hangout spot in Penang serving the best beers and bites in town. This is a wonderful addition to the hotel’s portfolio of food and beverage outlets in the hotel.
Aptly deemed the latest ‘in’ hangout spot, it is suitable be it for work or play. This bar will feature a selection of beverages and bites that goes easy on your wallet with happy hours featuring a buy one free two promotions. It doesn’t stop there. The happy hour continues on after 9.30pm with a promotion of buy one free one, perfect to let loose after a hard day’s work.
Located at the al fresco area of G Hotel, Tree Bar is presented by interplay of innovation and tradition. The space offers comfortable bar top seating and also conventional dining tables offering the aesthetics of style and comfort. For those who would like to feel more out in the open, they can sit out at the al fresco area while those who would like to chill in a cozier place or also just in case in rains, there is a shaded section. Patrons can sit back and unwind after a long day on a raised deck that comes with a stylish wooden bar in an open-air concept. This includes a cooling ambience as it is situated under a tree, hence, the name. In addition to that, the party cum relaxing environment is exemplified by its upbeat but yet relaxing music and décor .The result is a place that is both unpretentious and stress releasing at the same time.
In fact, this tree that the Tree Bar is nestled under is derived from the species name “Albizia Saman” which is also known as the ‘rain tree’. Its leaves folds during the rainy weather and in the evening, hence the name that is known to the locals – “five o’clock” tree (“Pukul Lima” in Bahasa Malaysia). Not wanting to ruin the atmosphere by cutting the 80 over years old tree down, G Hotel decided to make good use of the space around it and in turn, ‘killing two birds with one stone’ – providing for guests while saving the environment.
Among the interesting menu that is introduced are international beers, wines, traditional cocktails and also Tree Bar specialty cocktails that are personally curated by in-house mixologists accompanied by bites that will satisfy that hunger. The number one promotion is Buy 1 Free 2 draught beer such as Carlsberg, Asahi, Connor’s, Stella Artois, Lowenbrau and Hoegaarden. This lasts until 9.30pm, after which it is Buy 1 Free 1. Bottled beers are available too such as Tsing Tao, Guiness, Little Creatures Bright Ale and Pale Ale, Warsteiner, Somersby Cider and others. As for cocktails, there are Long Island Iced Tea, Atlantic Breeze, Malaysian Dream, Rum Jungle and Blue Hawaiian. For a heavier taste, there are also more than 12 choices of single malt whiskeys, 12 types of liqueurs plus more than 15 types of liquors to unwind after a long day or even for that business talk. Meanwhile, as for those who prefer a non-alcoholic beverage, there are selections of coffee – black coffee, espresso, lattes, teas like earl grey and English breakfast, fruit juices and soft drinks.
Those who love to munch while having a sip, there are bites such as Moroccan Spiced Lamb Skewer. Marinated with lemon salt and black pepper for that extra taste, this unique dish will delight your taste buds with the tangy taste. Also adding to the menu are the ever so favourite garlic bread, deep-fried calamari, golden chicken wings and Smoked Salmon Roll. At the same time, if one would want to opt for a healthier meal, there is also a selection of salads like Caesar Salad, Nicoise Salad. One of the interesting dishes among the ‘Greens’ section is the Thai Beef Salad.
It contains beef slices, mango, lime leaf, Thai basil leaves, onion, and chillies marinated in plum mango sauce. If that’s not enough, there are six choices from the section of ‘Big Buns’. Select from beef or chicken sausage or burger patty. Each style comes with different kind of condiments and a choice of breads. To add to it, pick from a choice of French fries, spicy wedges or truffle fries. A highlight in the menu also is the bucket of chilled shrimp that will definitely be a delight to seafood lovers of which comes with the homemade cocktail sauce.
Add-ons like grill chicken, seared tuna, smoked salmon or grilled shrimp are also available for a twist in your salad. There is a selection of desserts for those who have a sweet tooth – Macadamia Brownies with Hazelnut Mousse, Coconut Panna Cotta, Apricot Cream Cheese Mousse, Banana Chocolate Tart and Gula Melaka Crème Brulee. Also available is Malaysian born Italian ice cream, Gelatomio.
Tree Bar was launched on the 11th of July 2014 that saw many established guests and media. Open seven days a week, the bar begins service at 11am until 1am daily.