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.
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