Described as an “undercover Irish bar” by owner Paul Lavelle, they encourage customers to come and have a chat with the bartenders, socialise with each other and enjoy the atmosphere.
Sunday is games night and live DJs keep the vibe flowing on Fridays and Saturdays. There are other live music sessions as often as possible. There’s even tapas to compliment the fresh fruit cocktails.
There’s tea, coffee and soft drinks, and a selection of seasonal fruit juices are VND50,000 each. Bottles of craft beer from Barett and Long Bien Brew start at VND65,000, while a glass of Portishead cider costs VND40,000.
Cocktails start from VND80,000 and include the raspberry vodka-based French Martini and the Chevy Chase, a cocktail combining cherry liquor and Jim Beam bourbon.
Chavez is at 19 Dang Thai Mai, Tay Ho, Hanoi. For info visit facebook.com/19chavez