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Polit Bar - more than cocktails

$$ - $$$, , Pizza
Franklin Street | Manuka, Canberra 2603, Australia
+61 2 6162 2947
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good26%
  • Average0%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible7%
Nov 6, 2017
“Facy cocktail bar in old quarter oh Hanoi”
Jul 10, 2017
“Trannie Trivia and Nude poetry readings”
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Bar, Pub, Pizza, Wine Bar
$$ - $$$
Franklin Street | Manuka, Canberra 2603, Australia
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Reviewed November 6, 2017 via mobile

Lovely luxurious atmosphere and a great variety of cocktails and Belgian beers in the old Hanoi . Great for aperitif any time!

Thank aika_11
hanokgirl, Owner at Polit Bar - more than cocktails, responded to this reviewResponded February 19, 2018

Always our pleasure!

Reviewed July 10, 2017

Small with loads of character. Cocktails galore but their martinis are exceptional. Run by a fabulous woman who wear high heels (I don't know how she does it). Always packed with interesting people and a great late night venue in the heart of Manuka.

Thank ibisStylesCanberra
hanokgirl, Owner at Polit Bar - more than cocktails, responded to this reviewResponded February 19, 2018

Oh My! Not always in high heels...was just a special night I guess :-) Always our pleasure!

Reviewed July 2, 2017

This was in the top 10 of Canberra’s cool bars so we decided to give it a try. Not the best choice for an early, quiet Friday night drink. It was ruined by the ramped up bass level of the music from the pub downstairs,...More

Thank dolcevita09
hanokgirl, Owner at Polit Bar - more than cocktails, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2017

Many thanks your review. We are very sorry you didn't enjoy yourself. It seems there were so many things you didn't like. Let's start with the ones that should not have happened. 1. Loud music from the pub downstairs. Absolutely. We have an ongoing issue...More

Reviewed April 12, 2017

Blink and you will miss this cocktail bar. The decor was very reminiscent of the 70's with gold chain and chandeliers hanging from the ceiling. Cute little private lounge areas that still allowed you to interact with staff and patrons. Karaoke with Jonno is every...More

Thank SpiritAddicted
hanokgirl, Owner at Polit Bar - more than cocktails, responded to this reviewResponded May 14, 2017

Many thanks. So glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed March 13, 2017

Enjoyed the atmosphere of a live band and local beer. Ordered a tasting platter and pizza. Platter was very good and used it to enhance a very ordinary pizza. Their kerb side tables were enhanced with potted hedges that made it feel very pleasant.

Thank Shelley G
hanokgirl, Owner at Polit Bar - more than cocktails, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2017

I think this review is meant for the pub downstairs to us Public Bar

Reviewed January 13, 2017 via mobile

Fantastic 👨‍❤️‍💋‍👨 night venue! Quiet enough to be able to hear your date but not so quiet that it feels odd! The 🍹 are of course fantastic! Can strongly recommend the 🇫🇷 🍸 and Sangria. Check out their FB page for shows and events.

1  Thank David M
Reviewed November 29, 2016

We were planning to get pizza as a take away but whilst waitin, loved the atmosphere so much that we decided to stay and eat.

1  Thank Peter19552015
Reviewed September 24, 2016

What a fabulous neighbourhood bar. The staff are really friendly; the drinks are great. There is a limited menu but it is all very tasty. A great place to meet friends for a quick drink or a leisurely evening. The events here are always fun.

1  Thank TristanEF
Reviewed July 22, 2016

The food menu had great variety. The staff were extremely helpful and the food was excellent and really good value too. Nice beer as well.

1  Thank lloydc
Reviewed April 10, 2016

Love it, great bartender who's always up for a chat with us despite our sometimes drunkie behaviour :P

2  Thank Declan C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$4 - $23
Bar, Pub, Pizza, Wine Bar
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
5:00 AM - 12:00 AM
5:00 AM - 12:00 AM
5:00 AM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Franklin Street | Manuka, Canberra 2603, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Australian Capital Territory  >  Canberra
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6162 2947
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A comfy bar with a popular selection of beer & wine. A unique collection of whisky, gin, tequila, rum & award winning cocktails. Hungry? We have pizzas & tapas. We serve food all night. On your own? Come up for a smile & a chat. We love making new friends. Girls (or boys, or whatever your excuse is) night out? So many choices. We love 80-00s music & have games, trivia, comedy, cabaret, burlesque & more.
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