The heartbeat of the Penang nightlife scene is the famed party paradise bar area of the Upper Penang Road that is an enclave of trendy nightclubs, bars and restaurants.
Queens Bistro is the KING of live music venues in Penang. This Penang nightclub was built for rock & roll with the cream of Penangs' live bands wanting to perform here...
Upper Penang Road Nightlife
The Georgetown nightlife comes alive at weekends at bars such as the R&B Pub and Bistro on Penang road, this is a lively venue with a live band.
Stepping out of Georgetown and into the up and coming trendy Queensbay area there is what is claimed to be the finest live music venue in all of Penang, namely Queens Bistro.
Close by to Queens and still on Persiaran Bayan Indah is another successful nightclub called Terminal one. The eye catching design is spread over two floors and you can enjoy live music as well as their Dj's spinning their soulful sounds.
Queens is absolutely packed on weekends and most nights of the week there is a good crowd (oddly enough Wednesday is always packed as well!). Get there early if you want a good seat.
While still in Georgetown you may fancy turning up the volume with a visit to Rockworld, a giant spider greets you at the entrance but be warned this place is loud, loud, loud
At the jetty area there is the ultra sylish QE2 Club overlooking the grand yachts in the marina, this is a really cool haunt in a very stylish setting.
Just off Penang Road there is a small outlet called Home, here you can listen to Dangdut style music from Indonesia.
The latest addition to the Penang nightlife scene is VooDoo which occupies the large white mansion just set back off the entrance to the Upper Penang Road.
Another stylish addition to the Georgetown nightlife scene is Soju. This new nightclub located within the Penang Times Square shopping mall is the new kid on the block and although located some distance from the Upper Penang Road night life scene it is proving a successful venue.
Coming in centre stage must be Slippery Senoritas which has been an icon of the Penang club scene for nearly a decade with its Latin Dance Club theme, live band and hip DJ's it is a cool place to hang out.
The Upper Penang Road area of Georgetown is undoubtedly the biggest party street in Penang but there are other night life areas of notable activity.
Over onto the mainland there the Auto City area in Seberang Prai comes alive at night with a number of bars providing entertainment and a social environment for the after work crowd.
Fuel is a lively venue that hosts a live band and is highly popular especially with the after work crowd.
Another Auto City establishment popular with the after work crowd is the appropriately named Overtime.
Then there is Fame another favourite haunt of the trendy Penangites which also boasts fine live bands and happening DJ's. Across the road from SS is Mois which tends to attract a younger crowd.
This is a branch of the successful VooDoo club in Ipoh and it is the largest nightclub in Penang.
Penang At Night
The lively Overtime staff create an atmosphere conducive to drinking ample amounts of their own brand Starker Fresh Beer.
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