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Interesting bar

Manchu's decor is set back in the Manchurian Era and their performances are pretty interesting. We... read more

Reviewed September 18, 2018
CastelloPikkard
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Penang Island, Malaysia
Great design with nod to the past

The ambiance is amazing and the list of cocktails is extended, just maybe a little too dull for our... read more

Reviewed September 16, 2018
WNFdiary
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18 Sep 2018
“Interesting bar”
16 Sep 2018
“Great design with nod to the past”
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Designed by a famous Singaporean designer. It took 18 months from the drawing board to completion. More than 1 million done in renovation. Documented by National Geographic Channel. First ever Chinese opera performance in bar 150 years old awarded...more
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38 & 40 Jalan Pintal Tali, George Town, Penang Island 10100, Malaysia
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Reviewed September 18, 2018

Manchu's decor is set back in the Manchurian Era and their performances are pretty interesting. We had a great time with friends over a few cocktails. I loved the whiskey sour while my partner was busy at the gin bar.

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Reviewed September 16, 2018

The ambiance is amazing and the list of cocktails is extended, just maybe a little too dull for our personal taste. We like more unique mixology drinks instead of old classics. Nonetheless, we were happy with our choices. The Penang mule, where sweetness hides the...More

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Reviewed September 10, 2018 via mobile

Very oriented Bar. Hidden yet loud in town. There is a stage for live band. Very Instagramable bar. Beverage is good yet not so expensive. Light snacks are serve. Beer mnservedwith bowl like

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Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

Visited early in the evening with a friend for a drink. A staff member on his phone on the street did absolutely nothing to welcome us or help us into the bar. That said, the initial opening is pretty impressive with a Chinese theme going...More

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Steve L, General Manager at Manchu, responded to this reviewResponded September 11, 2018

Hello dear sir, firstly we would like to apologise for the bad service and experience with us. Our staff and team are instructed to not guide customers into the bar because it would defeat the purpose as a "hidden bar" concept but nonetheless, they are...More

Reviewed August 24, 2018 via mobile

The whole place is beautiful and nice drinks worth coming here with a group of friends... friendly service and awesome environment

Thank danieldilfinol
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

This place has a speakeasy feel. The interior & decoration is insta-worthy. Their bites are not too bad - we tried dim sum & Bao. Opera & Cabaret show is interesting. First time seen a Chinese opera show inside the bar. Definitely worth a visit...More

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Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

I have book for 10pax in this bar. Their service is good. A lot of Lantern. 10/10 for decor Price a bit expensive

Thank thotelf
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

I Never expect the bar can be so unique. Heritage building & nicely decor oriental style bar. Unforgettable experience. They do served Qingdao beer (my favourite beer)

Thank VenlineL
Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

Very pretty waitress here. Cool Oriental design. I really love their Whiskey shower cocktail. I paid RM40++ for this cocktail.

Thank JameseoulL
Reviewed August 1, 2018 via mobile

My third time here, should have give them a review as manchu bar become nicer & nicer. Few min of fusion opera Performance is a must see. They have minimum spend of 600RM during weekend due to performance. Need to book to avoid disappoinment.

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