1st Floor Thistle Johor Bahru
Jalan Sungai Chat
07 222 9234
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American diner, Malaysian fun pub….
Thistle Hotel’s resident fun pub, The Hive’s recently renovated premises is expansive, with a long passageway framed with old records opening up to sprawling dining room with private booths and high tables. The environment is family friendly during dining hours but come night provides sufficient diversion for after-work drinks and nocturnal amusement.Â There’s an AmericanÂ pool table and a party DJ and a live bands entertains 3 to 4 times a night.
Text April Kuan
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While it’s hard to find singers with real vocal cred in JB nightspots no one seems to mind – or rather, the girls in the resident band are nice-looking enough to allay to the fact. Still, The Hive is one of the better choices if you’re looking for a safe night out without the sleaze that can come with JB’s omnipresent, GRO-infested locales.
Clientele Hotel guests, diners and party people.
Music policy Resident cover bands entertain you with Top 40 hits and vernacular favourites in Malay, Chinese, Indian, Japanese and Filipino every night from 9pm onwards, before a DJ takes over and dishes out pop-flavoured, party favours including old school hip hop and commercial dance music.
Drinks There’s an impressive drinks selection. Bestsellers include the Long Island Iced Tea and Lamborghini (RM32), Cosmopolitan (RM24) and Singapore Sling (RM28). All prices are ++.
Happy Hour 2pm-6pm. 20% on housepours; Carlsberg draft at RM80++/jug, Carlsberg/Tiger at RM75++ for a bucket of 5 bottles.
Eats American diner food takes on TV and film namesakes like Hannah Montana’s Tomato Salad (RM23.90), Al Capone’s Spaghetti (RM24.90), Carlito’s Tacos (RM21.90), Scooby’s Shrimp (RM38.90) and Shrek’s Lamb Shanks (RM48.90). Don’t leave without trying the humungous Big Deal Burger; RM100 for a Wagyu beef pattie topped with a slice of foie gras. All prices are ++. Lunch is served between 11.30am and 2pm, dinner between 7pm and 11pm.
Service Hotel hospitality.
Door policy No cover charge incurred.
Dress code Smart casual.
Open Tue-Sun: 11am-1am; Mon: closed.
Parking RM1.60/hour from 7am-7pm, RM3/entry after.