Infused with a feel of the Orient, Manchuria is one of the best bars in Melbourne for an intimate and romantic date!

Located just off bustling Chinatown, Waratah Place resembles a deserted alley. Look up, and you will spot the red, illuminated signage on a non-descript building. Climb the stairwell to the first floor and look for an unmarked door, which opens to reveal a conservative, oriental décor.

Your choice of seating includes tucked-away alcoves, a range of tables for groups both large and small, as well as a lounging area. Our recommendation is to book an alcove in advance (via phone only; no website).

On offer is a wide selection of cocktails, spirits, beer and wine. The cocktails are definitely Manchuria’s claim to fame. Tapas are available, and include spring rolls, Peking duck, wasabi peas—to name a few.

In summary: soft lighting, scrumptious cocktails, and secluded alcove seating—all the right ingredients for a perfect date can be found at Manchuria, definitely a hidden gem amongst the best bars in Melbourne!


Impressive Knowledge Points

Manchuria was a geographical area located between Russia and China:



Cocktails and Asian Tapas


Wilson Parking

180 Russell Street, Melbourne

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