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C&J Alabama Shake

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90 Church Street, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
+60 4-261 3725
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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Was looking for a good value neighborhood bar to grab a few beers and find out more about Georgetown life from some of the expats. C&J's did not disappoint. Good selection of beers both bottles and on tap, as well as a couple of their own signature cocktails. We were planning on swinging by for a quick drink but ended... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2016 via mobile

This is the only bar in Penang that shows the Super Bowl. Great atmosphere, projection TV, and good drinks. Stop by anytime...especially if you're looking for a place to watch the Super Bowl.

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Thank Cornelius L
Penang Island, Malaysia
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2016 via mobile

This place is full of corrector is not commercial very homely. Best pullpork sandwich and of course the special cocktail Tipsy Tea must try. Reasonable price... Location is good friendly place and cool music. Place is full of amazing pictures.... Highly recommended

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Thank Jun751310
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015

A very cool bar that plays lots of blues, reggae songs (you can ask the owner to play a specific genre that you want). Beers are cheaper than the mainstream bars (RM 55 for 5 bottles) and you can have a nice chat with the friendly owner and his wife.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2015

I had just arrived in Penang for a visa run from Thailand. I had been walking the streets for about two hours in search of a decent hostel and something to eat when I looked up and saw this amazing little bar. I was caught off guard by seeing the name "ALABAMA SHAKES" in the middle of Penang so I... More 

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2015

This place is a Sweet home away from home for any weary traveller or local with a longing for an establishment with a No or Low tolerance for Bullsh#t or the superficial, with an inspiring and captivating mixture of music and food that transcends all boundaries just like Penang itself!! Many an entertaining conversation can be struck up with the... More 

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2014

I was on a week long business trip in Penang, Malaysia and ended up spending 3 evenings at Alabama Shake. The vibe is so relaxed, you can totally chill out here.. I love Asian food, but you cannot beat the pulled pork sandwich, fried pickles and COLD beer.. The prices are very reasonable also. That combination along with the 80's... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 90 Church Street, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Penang  >  Penang Island  >  George Town
  • Phone Number: +60 4-261 3725

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