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“Best bar in Penang!”
Review of Curacao

Curacao
Ranked #5 of 15 Nightlife in George Town
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The first and only cocktail bar/lounge in Penang and in Malaysia that has a neon theme (glow in the dark), portrays unique art, serves dry ice cocktails and drinks that glow. Expect a top notch ambience with jazzy, classical and contemporary lounge music.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase
Reviewed 18 September 2017

Just around the corner from one of Penang's biggest night hawker centres, Curocao is a low-key, affordable, alternative bar. The defining feature is the black light aesthetic, paired with lo-fi and trip hip hop. I was really impressed with the ambience and vibe -- something thats completely unique in Penang and Malaysia in general.

The drinks are absolutely the standout feature of the bar. 10 RMY for a boozy G&T, and a fun menu lays out drinks in ascending potency, going up to the "Panty Dropper" at 50 RMY, which we all enjoyed. Our groups favourite, though, was Gin-Gin. A delicious take on the gin & ginger.

This bar is a perfect match for young Western backpackers. With so many just down the road, and with night hawker food so close by, I hope that they can tap into hostelling market, who will surely enjoy the novel vibe and tasty drinks -- the latter of which is head and shoulders above anything on Love Lane in terms of both quality and value.

A must visit for backpackers looking for a drink in Penang.

Thank ThomasSomewhere
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Management response:Responded 19 September 2017

Thank you very much for your review. It was an absolute pleasure having you as our customer.

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Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

This place serves beers and cocktails at very cheap prices. Their gin and tonics for 10 ringgit were quite decent. We had three each and had a pleasant buzz! We also liked the ambient chill-out music here and the fluorescent wall art.

Unfortunately, this place is always quiet with few patrons. The backpacker crowd are one street away in Chulia Street. They need to get out and hand out flyers or perhaps do a deal with some backpacker hostels. It would be a shame if this place closed due to a lack of customers.

Thank Raymond W
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Management response:Responded 13 September 2017

Thank you very much for your review and it was a pleasure to have you as our customer. We are working on both traditional and contemporary marketing strategies and if we will be lucky to have you here again, we are confident that you will feel an improved vibe.

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Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Truly a different set-up and music is simply amazing. The location and the interior of the Bar is unique and a must visit. The neon lighting and glow in the dark face painting was such FUN

The extraordinary cocktails served are awesome; multiple potency levels with the current highest being a level 6 contraption (El Diablo) and the most popular being level 5 (Panty Dropper). Not to miss are the light interesting snacks.

MUST GO TO! I GUARANTEE 100% SATISFACTION.

Thank Raju P
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Management response:Responded 13 September 2017

Thank you for your review and it was an absolute pleasure having you as a customer three days in a row.

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Reviewed 14 October 2017
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