DJ BAR / LATE NIGHT
284 Nghi Tam, Tay Ho, Tel: 0915 663993
Open late, Le Soleil has become a place to be seen, especially if you’re the dancing-into-the-early hours kind of person. Sofas, bar stools, menus on blackboards and neon-coloured lighting, there’s a grunge-style feel to the place, but it’s an ambience that Le Soleil’s customers seem to love. Has a pizza joint, Paolo and Chi, upstairs.
55, Thao Dien, Q2, Tel: (08) 3744 5453
What does the Thao Dien area of Saigon seriously lack? A sports bar. And this is the Al Fresco Group’s answer to a distinct shortage hole in the market. Sleek lines, modern décor, elegant and spacious, dartboards and of course, lots of large screens to watch the televised sports. Check out their daily food specials.
24 Hai Ba Trung, Q1
One of this city’s longest running watering holes — and the original home of the darts league — has recently reopened in its new premises. Naturally, darts are still key here, with each of the bottom three floors having elements devoted to this most pub-friendly of sports.
Earlier this year we published an article about an inner-city bar crawl one of our staff members took in Melbourne, which is well known for its beautifully designed bars. We said then that Vietnam is well on its way to catching up, and with several new entries on this years shortlist, it does appear that the drinking scene here is going from strength to strength.
X CafÃ© are putting on a complimentary vat of chili con carne on Saturday Feb. 21 as part of their new Saturday afternoon garden party.
Go Irish on Mar. 17 with Sheridanâ€™s St Paddyâ€™s Day special.
DJ Mark Jolly is continuing his series of weekend funk nights at Xu on Friday Apr. 3.
Caravelle Hotel are matching a selection of champagnes with dishes from Reflections Restaurant at a wine dinner on Thursday Mar. 12.
The crew from Soundsgood return on Friday Mar. 20 with a 'soulful' selection of house, electro and downbeat soul.