Rhapsody Bar Lounge Opens its Doors @ Hatten Square

Melaka… seems like our second home!

So, here we are again, but this time for the inaugural opening of a new nightspot, Rhapsody Bar Lounge. An urbane lifestyle hub in downtown Melaka, Rhapsody is fresh on the scene with somewhat of a cool vibe, that both locals as well as tourists, might find interesting and a change from the norm.

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I have to say though, that we were super impressed with the Hatten Hotel in Melaka. Spanking new, modern and spacious, the rooms were to die for.

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One of the most comfortable beds, my weary runner’s body has had the pleasure of sleeping on, ever! Pristine sheets, lovely bathroom and great view.. you’ve got to love new hotels. I really like the Hatten – totally impressed.

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So, Rhapsody is located on the 2nd floor of Hatten Square, in an indoor enclave, centered around a massive illuminated island bar. The atmosphere is clubby – think deep plush drapes, private booths circling the perimeter and dark wood furnishing accentuated by the crisp glint of glass and metallics. Neon strip lighting add a quirky aesthetic to the overall feel.


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The main area opens out onto a sweeping balcony-patio overlooking the bustling historical city of Melaka – I like the fact that this club is not claustrophobic. Folks can relax, chat and unwind over a delicious meal or enjoy after-hours drinks while watching the bustle along Jalan Merdeka below, Melaka’s busiest urban street.

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A fun area of pool tables & dart boards meant that patrons could sink some 8 balls, or while the time away with a dart game or two.

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Am not sure if the standard will be consistent but we were rather impressed with the food served at the opening of Rhapsody Bar.

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The foie gras glazed in orange and seared, then served on brioche was to die for. Loved the Wagyu beef and oysters too. Let’s hope they keep up this level of gourmet dining!

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live station – foie gras .. think I ate 6 helpings that night!

That night Resident DJ Lyn, played a rather haphazard and confusing mix of songs. I guess you could call it house, dance and chart music, all ‘rojak-ed’ into one. Would have preferred minimal but unfortunately the likes of John Dahlback or Gui Boratto were no where to be found. Obviously. Anyway this sort of music has its place I suppose.

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No matter. The resident mixologist will soon make it all better, with a delicious cocktail or two. Wines and beers were also free flowing that night, and things were looking good for Rhapsody Bar.

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