Laguna Bay beach bar in Penang

We’ve all been dreaming of long lost days lounging by the beach with a drink in our hands, and the ocean lulling us to our happy place. So it comes as great news that many bars have taken things outdoors after over two years of lockdowns hampering their business.

A new spot called Laguna Bay beach bar is the talk of the town among Penang-ites these days. The beach bar, which sits on the seashore, serves refreshing cocktails and hosts live band performances – here, you’ll feel like you’re on a vacation without having to hop on a plane.

Cocktails by the beach with sunset views & live bands

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Image credit: Laguna Bay Penang

Situated on a stretch of sand behind Rainbow Paradise Hotel, Laguna Bay beach bar is a no-frills beachside affair. While it isn’t decorated to feel like an exquisite bar in the Bahamas, it appeals with its chill vibes that transports guests on an adventure to faraway destinations. 

The lively establishment operates under a giant thatch-roofed structure, engulfed by the lush surrounding trees which drip with pendant bulbs. The best thing about the bar? It offers sublime views of the sea, just a few steps away.

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The magic happens as soon as the sun disappears below the horizon.

Drop by on Fridays and the weekends for an especially lit night out with your best pals. On the beach, a live band cranks out amazing numbers through the night amid the chatters and laughters of patrons and the sound of crashing waves.

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Image credit: Laguna Bay Penang

A sensational fire show is also held on selected Fridays and Saturdays that’ll amaze and entertain patrons, while keeping the atmosphere energised.

Laguna Beach - sunset
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Savour your drinks and the dramatic sunset views while seated in chairs or on bean bags on the sand.

With all that the bar offers, this spot has quickly become a favourite among locals and tourists alike.

An extensive menu of Western & Asian plates

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The bar has an impressive menu that includes alcoholic beverages, and also savoury meals. Though they serve mainly beach bar staples, their extensive array of choices and generous portions will accommodate all palates.

There are Western classics such as Fish and Chips (RM19.90) and Lamb Chop By The Bay (RM28), alongside pasta dishes like Seafood Aglio Olio (RM22) and Chicken Quesadillas (RM20).

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Image adapted from: Laguna Bay Penang & Laguna Bay Penang

Out-of-towners looking to have a more local fare can go for the bar’s offerings of Kampung Fried Rice (RM12) and Devil Curry Chicken (RM14).

Try the bar’s recommended Laguna Mega Tower Burger (RM69.90) – a towering burger stacked high with meat and buttery buns that’ll feed up to two in a group.

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For a complete beach bar dining experience, consider capping off your night with a cocktail. Take your pick of drinks from their long list of pours – each glass priced at RM25 – or stronger vodka (RM20), tequila (RM10-18), and blended whiskey (RM20-22).

Non-alcoholic drinkers are also welcome to join the lively night scene, with the bar also offering mocktails (RM22), fresh juices (RM10/glass), and indulgent shakes (RM15.90).

Laguna Bay is a new beach bar in Penang

Plan an evening at Laguna Bay for an exhilarating evening with your friends dancing and sipping on cold beverages on a beach. Or, simply come by to relax and catch the divine sunset with sand in your toes, the breeze in your hair, and a cocktail in hand.

As the beach bar has been attracting plenty of patrons in recent days, it’s recommended that you make a reservation via WhatsApp prior to your visit.

Address: Rainbow Paradise Beach Resort, 527, Jalan Tanjung Bungah, 11200 Tanjung Bungah, Penang
Opening hours: Tue – Sun 4PM-1AM (Closed on Mondays)
Telephone: 019-224 7427
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Cover image adapted from: Laguna Bay Penang and John McCaskie

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