Saturday, 07 May 2016 08:43

Martini Bar

Photo by Bao Zoan

If you haven’t dared step foot in the Park Hyatt for fear of being immediately relieved of all your hard-earned cash, fear not. The hotel’s Martini Bar, officially called 2 Lam Son, has a 51 percent off happy hour on all drinks between 5pm and 8pm, every day of the week.

Published in Bar Stool
Sunday, 01 May 2016 14:38

Piu Piu

Located on the site formerly occupied by Pacharan, Piu Piu opened in the middle of April sporting a concept designed for ‘grown-up kids’.

Published in Just In
Friday, 22 April 2016 05:46


Photo by Julie Vola

The best bars in any town are defined by character. Tadioto has character to get your creative cogs turning. Situated just east of Hoan Kiem Lake, it’s the perfect setting for a small group to share ideas or to catch up with old friends over a glass of whisky. Just look out for the large red gates on the corner of Tong Dan and Ly Dao Thanh.

Published in Bar Stool
Wednesday, 09 March 2016 04:56

HRC Branches Out

Flanh. Photo by Julie Vola 

In an effort to diversify and to use their space during the day, Hanoi Rock City have welcomed in a number of outside entities into their venue. Working together with HIV Nation (Hanoi Interdisciplinary Venture), the goal is to create a community space to help mentor people into becoming social entrepreneurs.

Published in Just In
Tuesday, 08 March 2016 07:51

Elixir Gastrolounge

Photo by Francis Xavier

Lying on the Pasteur side of the Rex Hotel, Elixir is a restobar that takes its décor seriously. Designed with a contemporary Indochine flavour, dark polished woods, French drapes and cigar drawers complete the formula.

Published in Just In
Thursday, 04 February 2016 04:23

The Upper Crust

The Society. Photo by Kyle Phanroy 

With a name out of a John Grisham novel, The Society has created something yet to be seen in Vietnam. Words by Nick Ross. Photos by Kyle Phanroy

Published in Featured Bars
Tuesday, 12 January 2016 07:02

The Creative's Guide to Hanoi

Who says Hanoi is boring? Donna Bramhall certainly doesn’t. Just to make sure, here is her guide to all those things that are making Hanoi into an increasingly creative city. Photos by Teresa Welleans

Published in The Stories
Tuesday, 05 January 2016 06:28

Top of the Town

After a recent face-lift, Top of the Town is open again, boasting stunning views and excellent food.

Published in Just In
Tuesday, 05 January 2016 06:23


Situated in the backpacker area, Champion is a new player on the sports bar arena in Saigon.

Published in Just In
Friday, 11 December 2015 10:21

Panic Bar


40A Yen Phu, Ba Dinh

A watering hole dedicated to the increasingly confident local LGBT community, this grunge-style bar puts on DJ nights and is also the home of the local Zine, Hanoi Panic. Also serves up Thai streetfood. Check out their Facebook page for a list of their events.

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