Hanoi’s Drinking Spots | Find The Best Places For Beers

Hanoi's Drinking Spots | Find The Best Places For Beers

Hanoi’s Drinking Spots | Find The Best Places For Beers

Hanoi is an amazing city with plenty of fantastic bars to check out to wine and dine in. Vietnam has a quirky hospitality sector that rivals Thailand, its probably even better now. Hanoi also has a colonial past with French, Chinese, and Soviet cultural influences, making this city even more interesting and enjoyable!

If your looking to find the best bars in Hanoi you need to go to the old quarter, which gets a mixture of holidaymakers and expats. If you’re in Asia in general, especially Vietnam, you need to have a beer on the side of the road on a plastic chair. The first time you do this, it feels awkward but later becomes the norm, and its fun. A good reason to do this is the beer is cheaper than the bars, and you can find some fun drinking spots.

Another part of Hanoi is the more upmarket part around the lakes, like Westlake, for some excellent seafood restaurants and decent bars. You can find a lot of live performances from all kinds of music. It depends on what you like and whats going on? Be sure to know Hanoi caters to everyone and anyone!

Keep reading to find out what venues offer, how good the beer is, and how to save money in this beautiful city.

Bia Hoi Junction

As I mentioned before about the plastic chairs, this is the perfect place to start if it’s day one in Hanoi. The atmosphere is electric with people finishing work having a few drinks, or backpackers are tourists experience in the first night out in Hanoi.

If it’s been a long wait, this is your perfect place to sink a few beers with only $1.00 (VND10,000) beers available. You don’t need to spend the earth to have a good time! The bars have great beer, with bar snacks such as beef jerky, marinated pork on a stick, and other barbecued meats. It’s the type of place you can spend all evening and have a perfect time meeting new people. Again iBia Hoi Junction should be your first point of call in Hanoi

Address: Ta Hien & Pho Luong Ngoc Quyen, Old Quarter, Hanoi

Opening Hours: 11am- Til late,late

Hanoi's Drinking Spots | Find The Best Places For Beers

Binh Minh’s Jazz Club

I find jazz bars the best for dates and cocktails, having a relaxing vibe that is great on a Friday night. The performers are talented and have amazing performances, showing some of the best jazz players in Vietnam.

You normally pay a bit more for drinks with any live performances, which is fair enough as long you have a good time. You can expect to pay 65,000 VND ($2.80), which isn’t too bad for one of the best jazz bars in Vietnam.

Address: 1 Trang Tien Street, French Quarter, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi

Opening Hours: Daily 08:00 – 24:00

Phone: +84 43 942 0400

Website: Click here

 Kumquat Tree Speakeasy Bar

If your after something close to Hanoi’s culture, then this is the right place to go. The bar is pretty hidden and is down a tiny side street in Hoan kiem. The design has an old-school Vietnamese style with old Vietnamese furniture. The cocktails are outstanding and use fresh ingredients, which gives them their terrific taste. Again, it’s a bit more pricey, but this bar has a chilled vibe depending on your company.

Address: 1 Nguyễn Khắc Cần, Tràng Tiền, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam

Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 7:30pm-12am

Phone: +84 98 268 53 35

Website: Click here

Mad Botanist

The bar has a cozy setting, and it’s a gin bar with a fast selection of tonics and gins from around the world. The bar also has a funky little rooftop bar and a relaxing atmosphere on the lower floor, which sounds like the perfect gin bar for me. If your a gin lover like myself, it makes sense to visit the mad botanist at least once.

Address: 45 Lý Quốc Sư, Hàng Trống, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam

Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 5pm-12am

Phone: +84 24 2246 4123

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Factory 47

Factory 47 has a vibrant atmosphere, and is a great place for a few drinks. The bar attracts a lot of customers, from ex-pats to backpackers. With its rustic exterior, sofas, and pool tables, this bar equals fun. The best time to visit is to chill and relax as its just a fun vibe.

If you’re hungry, it gets better with top-notch burgers, with typical western bar food served here. The beer is ice cold, and you can get some pretty quirky cocktails here. The late license is another reason to visit, with a 12:PM till 2:AM opening time apart from Sundays (12am). This is a plus in Hanoi, as some bars do close early.

Address: 47 Hang Buom, Hanoi

Phone: 0974 363 366

Opening hours: Mon-Sat  12pm-2am Sun 12pm-12am

Website: Click here

Hanoi's Drinking Spots | Find The Best Places For Beers

Ne Cocktail Bar

The best time to visit Ne Cocktail is the last drink of the night with lots of refreshing cocktails with fresh ingredients. Overall, the bar is busy and full of life from locals to tourists and for good reason as this bar is onnit.

If you are into cocktails, this bar is a must, with crowds of punters coming to this bar daily. Make sure you check out Ne – You won’t regret it!

Address: 3B Tống Duy Tân, Hàng Bông, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam

Phone: +84 90 488 62 66

Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 7:30pm-2am

Website: Click here

1900 – Le Theatre

1900- Theatre is a hidden gem, with every local recommending this former theatre venue. The club’s location is on Hien Street and from the outside looks nothing special until you walk in, you notice the huge space inside.

The club looks like something straight out of the 1900s, which makes it unique and exciting. You can go in and stop for a few drinks, but from 11:00 PM, you get DJ sets on with the full works strobe lights, confetti, and smoke screens right up to the end of the night.

The club annually hosts special events from big DJ’s in Vietnam two celebrities attracting well over 500 guests. If you fancy a nightclub sort of a night, make sure you drop by here.

Address: 8 Ta Hien, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi

Phone number: + 84 911 111 900

Ticket fee: 100,000 VND/ticket (including one drink)

Website: Click here

Polite & Co (Whisky Bar)

One of the most recognized pubs in Hanoi since 1995, with classical ambiance and a vibe from the 1920’s that gives an elegant feel. From top to bottom, the bar is wooden with some nice artwork hanging on the walls. The music is typically jazz which goes in contrast with those rainy season nights with a vibrant atmosphere.

A top drink to try in Polite is Khubani which is one of the most popular sellers. You also have a host of liquors imported from Europe and America. If your planning on visiting Polite, then the cocktails are sublime and are making this bar.

Another perk every Tuesday is gentleman night with buy one on whiskey and a 10% deduction on cigars.

Address: 5b Ng. Báo Khánh, Hàng Trống, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội 111000, Vietnam

Phone: +84 96 894 96 06

Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 4pm-12am Fri-Sat 4pm-2am

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Hi, I’m Ian

I started traveling in 2006 when I was 21 and still today it’s the best experience of my life! I grew up in a rural town in England and I couldn’t wait to get away and explore the big wide world.

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