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“My fav bar in Penang.”
Review of SoHo Freehouse

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SoHo Freehouse
Ranked #1,126 of 1,655 Restaurants in Penang Island
Cuisines: Bar, Pub, Asian, British, Malaysian
Dining options: Seating, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Seating, Waitstaff
Johor Bahru
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“My fav bar in Penang.”
Reviewed December 19, 2013 via mobile

Well. Soho Free House is different on every night and different times.

Well il start off with,
Sundays-Thursday.
On these days it's more of a chill out bar. Where you'll see expats, backpackers and locals sitting and having a glass of beer while listening to the house music.

Friday-Saturday
That's when you see more of a crowd coming I especially after 11pm.
There'll be a small dance floor at the back where everyone will just get together mingle around and dance to the songs. DJ's are also very friendly. Celebrated my bday there and he made quite a number of dedications for me.

Well, all in and all, if you're the type of person that likes to chill and not dance much then Soho is your place.

Also, beers are the cheapest in Penang bars/clubs. only RM36 for a Ng of other beer and about 98 for a tower of tiger.

There's also a pool table but it's usually full most of the times.

Nice place to chill! :)

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English first
Doha, Qatar
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224 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
“Average expat bar”
Reviewed November 12, 2013 via mobile

Nothing really special here. I plan on retiring in Penang so I come back regularly. This place has hardly changed over the years . Same beer. Same food. Probably the same clientele too. Not that it's a bad thing but pubs need to 'evolve' and this one has stagnated.
That said, I'll be in here a few more times before I leave as they always show the Premier league matches

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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179 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“So so place”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Great beer but the environment is no longer as happening as before. Not that suitable for youngsters. The food is quite drenched in oil but portioning is OK. Music is too loud at times.

  • Visited May 2013
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George Town, Malaysia
1 review
“Icon of Penang”
Reviewed June 6, 2013

The local hang out for all sorts. Must try the fish and chips! In the centre of Georgetown so easy to spend the hot Penang days away with friends. Great place. Nice staff.

  • Visited May 2013
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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405 reviews
335 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
“Too touristy”
Reviewed February 24, 2013

This place is probably more favoured by young people who don't mind loud music and a billiard table in constant use my noisy players. The air conditioning was far too cold. Service was OK and the drink prices fair, just not a cosy place for sun-downers.

  • Visited February 2013
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