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68 Lorong Hang Jebat, Melaka 75200, Malaysia
+60 12-649 1471
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Dining options: Late Night
Description: Live the past of Melaka in present times while enjoying the evening by the...
Live the past of Melaka in present times while enjoying the evening by the tranquillity of the Melaka river. Come in, recharge and unwind with our fine selection of beers, juices, hot drinks, eats menu, and let there be love.
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Good for:
Outdoor seating
Scenic view

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  • 29
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  • 13
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 0
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Great place to chill out on the river.

We stumbled upon this little haven, good cold beer, convivial hosts and friendly staff. Once discovered we spent every evening there.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Linda S
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Scenic view
  • Late Night
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45 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We stumbled upon this little haven, good cold beer, convivial hosts and friendly staff. Once discovered we spent every evening there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We spent 2 out of 5 nights in Melaka chilling here relaxing by the river drinking Tiger. Beautiful location, looks really pretty when lit up at night. John who runs the place is very friendly and welcoming. Good atmosphere, nice to hear some decent music.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

What a gem of a bar hidden behind the Hard Rock Cafe. Run by a Friendly Scotsman who has recently taken over the bar and is starting to attract a reasonable crowd. Couple of major plus points: 1. Beer is cheap 2. Fantastic view of the river 3. The live musician is top notch Can sit out on the river... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015 via mobile

A nice place to have a chilled relaxing beer.....with uncle nicky on d music.....JOHN on d bar..... Friendly n cool people around.....one of the best places in town....

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Brisbane, Australia
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71 reviews 71 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

If you're in Melaka, do yourself a favour and drop in to the Honky Tonk Haven for a few beers and a burger. The guys have created an awesome little haven for music lovers with a relaxed, cool vibe and excellent tunes. Sit by the river and watch the sun go down or come inside and soak up the music.... More 

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San Ignacio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 via mobile

Admittedly, we just stopped by for a few beers so our experience is limited. The place seems to have recently changed management and it just seemed like a bit of a mess (probably as a result). But yes, not a cool place to hang out. Too much like going to someone I'm not friends with's house party. No one seemed... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed our time at this nice bar on the river. Nice outgoing staff and good beer. You can see the staff is making an effort in running the place properly and welcoming customers. There was a cool guy playing rock/blues music inside, which was definitely a plus. We could chat with other travellers and with the singer/musician during his... More 

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Melaka, Malaysia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I had an excellent night and good times galore at Honky Tonk. Beers were well priced and the location on the riverside is beautiful at night. The place was not too busy and everyone there seemed happy and up for conversation. I did not try the food and did not see any while I was there but this is perhaps... More 

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Alcudia, Spain
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49 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

This was a bit of a strange place because we really enjoyed the first evening there, having beers, chatting to the owner, Marcus... It was most certainly the cheapest place to have a bucket of beer before 8pm, plus fantastic location by the river. We also had one of their burgers, which was quite good... The owner was friendly and... More 

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Cold beers, tasty grub, top tunes and a nice river view topped off with excellent staff. Can't find anything to fault. This bar made our stay in Melaka wonderful and we had a great time every night we went there. So don't delay, get drunk today!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 68 Lorong Hang Jebat, Melaka 75200, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Melaka State  >  Central Melaka District  >  Melaka
  • Phone Number: +60 12-649 1471

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Café

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating, Scenic view

Description

Live the past of Melaka in present times while enjoying the evening by the tranquillity of the Melaka river. Come in, recharge and unwind with our fine selection of beers, juices, hot drinks, eats menu, and let there be love.

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