In today’s oversaturated market of cafes and bars in Penang, choosing a spot to chill at with your friends can sometimes get difficult. This is especially the case if you’re new in town or haven’t been out in ages. If this sounds a lot like you then we’ve got you covered. In this list, we’re bringing you a mixture of cafes and bars around Penang for you to keep in mind whenever you’re out with your friends. No more driving around town aimlessly because here are our top 10 picks of evening spots to chill at in Penang.
10 Evening Spots to Chill at in Penang
Be it cakes, drinks, ice-cream, or even churros this list has something to offer everyone. Read on to find out some of our top picks of evening spots to chill at in Penang.
1. Urban Daybreak
Starting off our list is Urban Daybreak located along Beach street. Despite specializing in all-day breakfast, this cafe has much more to offer with an extensive menu of french toasts, waffles, and even a healthy section. Try out their health-conscious Yogurt Granola Bowl or indulge in their Sweet Tempting Waffles, Urban Daybreak offers the best of both worlds. Give this cafe a try today.
Address: 338, Lebuh Pantai, George Town, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Business Hours: 7.30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Tel: 04-262 9693
2. Merry Me
Move over Baskins Robbins because there’s a new ice-cream parlor in town. The folks at Merry Me—a dessert cafe located at Lebuh Victoria—are serious about their ice-cream. There are a range of flavors to choose from, be it Dark Chocolate, Strawberry Cheesecake, Matcha, or even bestselling flavors such as Gula Melaka and Salted Egg. Aside from ice-cream, they also have other desserts such as waffles and macaroons. Merry Me is the ultimate one-stop dessert cafe.
Address: 107, Lebuh Victoria, George Town, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Business Hours: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Tel: 04-251 9640
3. Rollney Penang
Let’s be honest, most of us haven’t heard of Kurtos Kalacs until Rollney—a dessert shop located at Leith Street—opened its doors in Penang back in 2017. So, what exactly is a Kurtos Kalac? Kurtos Kalacs or more commonly known as Hungarian chimney cakes are a type of Hungarian pastry where sweet, yeast dough is rolled onto a cone and baked fresh. The freshly made chimney cakes are then combined with one of Rollney’s signature soft-serve ice-cream and topped with your choice of toppings (there are over 15 toppings to choose from). For a more detailed review of Rollney Penang you can read our review of the unique dessert cafe here.
Address: 40, Lebuh Leith, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Business Hours: Mondays to Fridays- 3 p.m. – 11 p.m. Saturdays & Sundays- 12 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Tel: 016-784 0181
4. Watercolor Cafe
Watercolour Bakery & Cafe is a great evening spot to enjoy a cup of tea while savoring delicious homemade bread. The cafe even has a sweet deal on offer where most selections of bread/pastries are subjected to a 50% discount after 5 p.m. So, be sure to visit the cafe while the promotion lasts! The bakery-cum-cafe also serves a selection of sandwiches and rice bowls.
Address: 195, Jalan Magazine, 10300, Georgetown, Penang
Business Hours: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Tel: 04-371 3655
5. Bricklin Cafe & Bar
Not many cafes are as well located as Bricklin Cafe & Bar. Being located at Hin Bus Depot—a place where art exhibitions usually take place—adds to the experience of visiting this cafe. In addition to this, there also various artistic murals around Hin Bus Depot that will definitely leave you inspired and makes a good Instagram post. Aside from the amazing ambiance, Bricklin also serves quality coffee and desserts making it the perfect evening spot for you and your friends.
Address: Hin Bus Depot, 31A Jalan Gurdwara George Town, Malaysia
Business Hours: Monday-Thursday- 10 a.m. 10.30 p.m., Friday-Sunday – 10 a.m. 11.30 p.m.
Tel: 04-226 6813
6. Shia’s Granola
Who says healthy food can’t taste heavenly? Shia’s Granola is dedicated to bringing you delicious and healthy meals. This is truly a one-stop shop for the health conscious as there is a variety of healthy yet delicious granolas, smoothie bowls, and salads to choose from at the cafe. Shia’s granola also offers delivery services around George Town, Bayan Lepas, and Tanjung Bungah so there are no excuses for changing up your diet.
Address: No 1, India House, Church Street Ghaut Penang, Malaysia
Business Hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tel: 014-305 1312
7. The Alley
This quaint cafe at Stewart Lane offers one of the best churros around Penang. There are a few flavors to choose from such as Salted Caramel, Nutella, and Milk Chocolate. Couple this dessert with a cup of hot latte and you’d have a great time out with your friends. Give this cafe a try today.
Address: 5, Stewart Ln, Georgetown, 10200 George Town, Penang
Business Hours: 12 p.m 12 a.m
Tel: 04-261 3879
8. Holy Guacamole
If you’re looking for a nice bar and having Mexican cravings then Holy Guacamole is the place for you and your friends. Located on Love Lane, this charming Mexican bar has both locals and tourists turning their heads. Here, you can savor delicious Mexican dishes and sip on chilled margaritas while being entertained with live music. The decor at Holy Guacamole exudes an artistic flair due to unique wall painting making it a noteworthy addition to the bar’s ambiance. Holy Guacamole makes for a great evening out with your friends.
Address: 65 Love Lane George Town, Malaysia
Open Hours: 12.00 p.m. – 2.30 a.m.
9. The Pokok
Okay, admittedly this is more of a night spot rather than an evening spot but, hey, they open at 6 p.m. So, that’s got to count for something, no? Evening spot or not, The Pokok is an ideal place to have some drinks with your friends. There is a good selection of alcoholic beverages to choose from that will not leave a hole in your wallet as well. Check out our video on The Pokok here.Address: Lot, 227, Chulia St, Georgetown, 10200 George Town, Penang
Business Hours: 6 p.m. – 3 a.m.
10. Micke’s Place
Another great spot chill at with your friends Micke’s Place at Love Lane. Not only do they have great drinks, but the food and live music are noteworthy as well. Micke’s Place is always buzzing with tourists making the perfect place to make some new friends.
Address: 94, Lorong Love, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Business Hours: 12 p.m. – 3 a.m.
So, there you have it 10 evening spots to chill at in Penang. We hope this list introduced something new to check out in town if you’re running out of ideas of places to chill with your friends. As always, if you think we missed out on a couple of your favorite evening spots in Penang, be sure to drop a comment below. Have a great week everyone!
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