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.
Located on the site formerly occupied by Pacharan, Piu Piu opened in the middle of April sporting a concept designed for ‘grown-up kids’.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
After a recent face-lift, Top of the Town is open again, boasting stunning views and excellent food.
Situated in the backpacker area, Champion is a new player on the sports bar arena in Saigon.
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.