About Manchuria


We believe in old world values, attitudes and service, where the individual feels unique and special. We match this approach with a modern twist, where tradition and modern society combine just enough to appreciate without old ways, new ones can’t evolve.

An intimate secluded venue residing in the heart of China Town (Waratah Place off Little Bourke St 10 metres from the Corner of Russel Street), the venue gives patrons the opportunity to immerse the senses with its ambience (music & incense) and cocktail/charcuterie combinations providing a place to go where you can leave your worries and the world behind.

A place where you can relax, socialise, date and celebrate imbibing the intoxicating cocktails and atmosphere.

Hours of Trade:

“Every piece of duckweed floats down to the sea; People will always meet each other somewhere.” – From the classic Chinese novel ‘Journey to the West.’


Day Time
Tuesday to Thursday
Friday & Saturday
Sunday & Monday
5.30pm – 1am
5.30pm – 3am
Closed – Only open by functions



Sam Friend – Bartender / Manager
Came to Australia from England in 2009.
Mastered trade in “Rum Bar” Airlie Beach, QLD, largest collection of rum in the Southern Hemisphere.
Moved down to Melbourne in 2011.
Worked on Emerald Peacock Rooftop, before moving to Scandinavian venue “Du Nord”.
Joined the Manchuria team in 2014.



Jack Lin – Bartender
Jack is the bartender in Manchuria with 4 years in bartending and hospitality industry. Not the most experienced but definitely well trained for customer services and knowledge of alcohol. Jack is favor in Whiskey and Rum, specialized in contemporary cocktails and spirits. He believes in all bottle spirits has its own value it’s just every customer has different taste.

Understanding of the spirits, friendly nature and caring to the customers give a fantastic twist to the traditional impression of Manchuria. Imagine walking in to a bar with Chinese vintage interior and there’s Jack offers his best to entertain you for an unforgettable nights out.

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