Sat on Truc Bach Lake, just down from Standing Bar, is Cana de Azucar. The name is Spanish for sugarcane — a fitting name for a rum bar.
Who needs wine dinners when you can say it with rice wine?
The Thao Dien ‘bubble’ is a familiar expression when talking about the expat-friendly area of District 2, and Tropicana, on the 9th floor of the Nam Anh building, offers a great vantage point over it.
A passionate owner is always a good starting point for any new business, and that’s exactly what Do Hai Nam brings to The Alchemist, a brand new cocktail bar in Hanoi’s Old Quarter.
Edward Dalton scrubs up and hits the cocktail bars of Hanoi to roadtest the best they’ve got to offer.
Xu Bar will be hosting British DJ Mark Jolly for a night of funk on Friday Apr. 24.
Every Friday night in April, Centro (11-13 Lamson Sq., Q1, Ho Chi Minh City) will host Aperitivo Friday nite Out.
One of the faces behind Saigon late-night bar Last Call, California native Lola Guimond has gone from fashion designer, stylist and actress to well-known bar manager and cocktail aficionado. Photo by Kyle Phanroy
2 Lam Son is already one of the most prestigious addresses in the Vietnamese cocktail world, and now they’re sewing their oats in the cocktail community with an Apr. 19 workshop on making the classic martinis they concoct every day.
95 Giang Van Minh, Ba Dinh, Tel: 0976 751331
A favourite among those who roam further west of the city centre, this multi-storey restobar has been going strong for more than two years. It has balconies, mezzanine seating and a long bar guarding exactly 50 different cocktails. For many the Ete burger is right on the mark as are the sandwiches, tartines and salads. It’s always crowded — especially during the weekends. Amiable staff, pleasant vibes.