Have you ever wondered why most of your friends have birthdays between September to December? I have not a clue, but I guess that’s not the point. The point is, whenever a birthday is approaching, you feel excited yet burdened by the thought of having to look for a place to celebrate. It sure is no easy task. That’s why I’ve compiled what I think are few of the best venues for birthday celebration in Penang.

  1. Monroe Cafe and Restaurant

If you’re feeling sexy, or want your birthday party to feel sexy, here is Monroe Cafe & Lounge, an absolute thematic experience featuring the late American playboy actress and model, Marilyn Monroe. You get to be a superstar, or at least with a superstar here.

” Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring. ” – Marilyn Monroe

Monroe Cafe and Restaurant

Monroe Cafe and Restaurant

Capacity: 100

Stand Out: The lights, the music, the food – absolutely thrilling!

Event Mash-ups: Birthday, cocktail and Aloha night

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  1. Le Perigord

Classic meets elegance. Le Perigord is a French-inspired dining which offers quality Western cuisine and fine wine. Don’t let the brick and mortar interior fool you, in fact, this space has been guilty of making diners salivate more than they should.

Le Perigord

party in Le Perigord

Le Perigord dessert

Capacity: 80 pax

Stand Out: The ambiance, versatility and ability to customize menu for different occasions.

Event Mash-ups: Birthday, corporate seminar and farewell party

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  1. Macallum Connoisseurs

A minimalistic specialist cafe initially intended for coffee lovers has now overgrown into an incredibly ambient event ground for exhibitions, group dinners, pop-up flea markets or even weddings. We can now confirm that coffee does bring us all together.

Macallum Connoisseurs

Macallum Connoisseurs

Capacity: 80 pax

Stand Out: The ambiance, versatility and ability to customize menu for different occasions.

Event Mash-ups: Birthday, exhibition and product launch

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  1. Gayo Coffee

It’s old, light-coloured and has a wild vibrance. Here, one can either be a cafe hopper or an explorer. As one of the longest cafes in Penang, the unfinished walls with trees branching out definitely add heritage points.

Gayo Coffee

Gayo Coffee

Gayo Coffee

Capacity: 80 pax

Stand Out: Authenticity. You can never have the conversations you have here.

Event Mash-ups: Birthday, corporate family day, private functions

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  1. Gala House

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. At Gala House, things are really easy. From the interior to the outbuilding, it doesn’t really standout. But, there is one thing you should probably know – the food is simply out-the-scale! Paired with an interesting collection of drinks and excellent services, this is the go to place for social gatherings.

Gala House

Gala House interior

Gala House birthday party

Capacity: 60 pax

Stand Out: The delectable cuisine and beautiful selection of cocktails

Event Mash-ups: Birthday, company dinner and ladies’ night out

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  1. Kota Dine & Coffee

Penang was once the leading entrepot for trading rempah, or spices internationally. Fast forward, the cleverly named restaurant Kota – when Francis meets rempah infuses traditional local Malaysian flavours into its Western cuisine. It is indeed a gastronomic experience filled with smiles and laughters for every event held here brings something different.

Kota Dine & Coffee

Kota Dine & Coffee

Kota Dine & Coffee exterior

Kota Dine & Coffee food

Capacity: 80 pax

Stand Out: The alfresco dining & harmonious blend of modern-traditional flavours

Event Mash-ups: Birthday, corporate luncheon and wedding proposal

There you have it, our Top 6 Venues for Birthday Celebration in Penang. Before you get all hyped up, we’d like to remind you that you can always share this post with your friends to hint that your birthday is fast approaching, they’ll know what to do – just pretend you’re surprised when they actually do.

One last thing! We appreciate that you had taken the time to read this. If you’d like to find out more about how to organize your own event, how to spice it up with other services such as catering or entertainers or simply want us to give you space recommendations, let us help – it’s always FREE!

Note: These picks are solely based on the experience and interpretations of the review team at Rent A Space. We do, however, endorse these spaces as our recommendation for a truly wondrous birthday bash!

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