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Honky Tonk Haven

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68 Lorong Hang Jebat, Melaka 75200, Malaysia
+60 12-649 1471
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Melaka, Malaysia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2015

Drunk boss first scolded a little 5-6 year old girl for coming near our table and pushed her away from the place, and when my mother just calmly said "you didn't have to scare her" he started yelling at her. I couldn't believe a business owner would behave that way with a customer and honestly I am still dazed from... More 

4 Thank foodlover0981
Jivman, Manager at Honky Tonk Haven, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. A couple of points however; I never scolded the young girl, I scolded her grandmother forcing her to work. Child labour is cruel and should not be tolerated let alone encouraged. If you and your mother think it's acceptable then that's a reflection of your own low morals. If 3 bottles of beer constitutes 'drunk'... More 

Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
Reviewed 7 November 2015 via mobile

Third time here, nice place to chill and have a beer and wait for the sun to set. River smells can get a bit strong at times but the occasional breeze will blow it away.

Thank beladrian
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2015

Beautiful situation overlooking Melaka river and historic buildings. Amazing ambience, live musician most nights. Cheap Beers. Very friendly staff who go out their way to make you enjoy your visit and fun and interesting locals who drop by. Recommended. Try the Punjabi Panther !!

2 Thank WongWee
Hong Kong, China
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2015

I LOVE THIS PLACE! I arrived late afternoon for a couple of quiet beers and ended up staying until around midnight. Why did I stay so long? The music was so damn good! Additionally its prime location by the riverside offers one of the best views in Melaka so I didn't feel as if I was missing out from seeing... More 

4 Thank Jimlimontheroad
Reading, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2015 via mobile

Right in the centre but with a laidback atmosphere which transports you serenely away from the hubub. Could have been cheaper for beers, but all things considered you are paying for prime location (surveying the river) and oh so cool ambience

Thank mikeytheseus
Calangute, India
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29 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2015

Awesome atmosphere!! Last time I felt this kind of a place I was in Goa, India. Located right in the middle of Jonker Street, the place has a charm that is hard to replicate. the tourists queue up for a seat and the food is pretty good. My wife tried out some salad and veggie rolls. They do have some... More 

1 Thank PlanetGoa
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2015 via mobile

A very nice cafe with beautiful terrace by Melaka River.Cheap bottle beer,good food,good music,nice people,what more you can ask for!

1 Thank shajipapa
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2015 via mobile

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

Thank Linda S
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83 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2015 via mobile

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.

2 Thank Jlelliott89
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2015 via mobile

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 

3 Thank Zidan82

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Groups
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
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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