At the foot of Hanoi Creative City, Bia-Khu 9 is a ramped up, bia hoi style restaurant and bar, with a huge Vietnamese food menu, and lots of beer.
Think Hawaii, and then think Hanoi… sort of somewhere in the middle of that.
Nestled between aluminium walls and busy advertisements on the corner of Au Co and Xuan Dieu is a bar that has no name.
The heat in Ho Chi Minh City can often feel oppressive, so visiting a bar to escape it all while being accompanied by that most refreshing of drinks — the gin and tonic — sounds like a great fit. The Gin House is the first bar in the city to specialise in the spirit and has been opening its doors to a wide array of gin-based drinks and cocktails since August 2016.
Newly-opened MBar in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City identifies itself as among the best bars and restaurants in the city.
Ho Chi Minh City’s flourishing craft beer craze has a new entrant — Rogue. Owner Linh Nguyen opened the bar in August this year as a sister bar to his alternative event venture, Saigon Outcast.
Corto is the closest West Lake is going to get to a beach bar. An outdoor venue with lakeside lounge chairs, it’s great for some after work chill and adorable dates. Cocktails are on the cheap side, with a basil cucumber gimlet going for only VND65,000, and pizza and tarts cost from VND60,000 to VND150,000.
To find Indika: House of Curiosities, you must keep your eyes peeled for the logo at the street entrance and follow the winding path down past the restaurants and cafés. You are then greeted by a spacious courtyard decorated with green outdoor furniture and a constant rhythmic bass line coming from the music.
When safe drinking water is nowhere to be found, you could always head on down to Furbrew for some hop-infused refreshment.