Best Bars in Hanoi
The bustling and buzzing capital city of Vietnam, Hanoi. While it might not have as many watering holes as its sister city, Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi does have many gems of its own. Here are some of the best bars in Hanoi that you should check out when in the city.
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Known for their delectable sushi rolls, Tadioto whips not only mean sushi rolls but also cocktails and beers. With extremely fresh ingredients used, you can expect a treat for your taste buds at Tadioto. They also serve Vietnamese fare like banh mi and pho if you are in the mood for local dishes. Try out their signature cocktails as you enjoy the ambience at Tadioto.
24 Tông Đản, Tràng Tiền, Hoàn Kiếm, 10000 Hà Nội, Vietnam
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With only a very small shop space, you literally have to stand in this bar, hence its name. With a taproom that boasts of 19 taps with Vietnamese craft beers on rotation, you will be spoilt for choice at Standing Bar’s variety. Standing Bar also has bar bites and tapas on their rotating menu to pair with the different beers that they offer. The cuisines offered here range from Vietnamese to Japanese and Spanish. Head upstairs to the mini and cosy stage to enjoy some stand-up comedy with your beers.
170 Trấn Vũ, Trúc Bạch, Ba Đình, 1000 Hà Nội, Vietnam
Legend Beer Hanoi
Not a rooftop bar but because Legend Beer sits at the second floor of a building in a busy road intersection, expect views of Vietnam from an elevation. Watch the traffic pass by every moment or gaze at the nearby lake! Enjoy a pint of stout here while munching on some German pork knuckle. The perfect place to unwind after a day of bustling in Hanoi.
1 Đinh Tiên Hoàng, Hàng Trong, Hoàn Kiem, Hà Nội, Vietnam
Mad Botanist Gin Bar
With the semblance of a speakeasy from the Prohibition era, Mad Botanist Gin Bar is the first of its kind in Hanoi, a speciality gin bar. Mad Botanist carries over 100 kinds of gin and tonics from different countries that you will be spoilt for choice! It is no surprise that this is one of the best bars in Hanoi. Not only do they have gin here so if you are in the mood for other spirits, you can check out their other drinks as well. Come on Fridays and Saturdays as there is live music and occasionally a DJ who spins.
45 Lý Quoc Sư, Hoàn Kiem, Hà Nội, Vietnam
Binh Minh Jazz Club
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Not exactly a bar but the music here meant that it needed a spot on this list. Owned by pioneer Vietnamese jazz artiste Quyen Van Minh, catch a line-up of amazing Jazz performers at Banh Minh Jazz Club. Drinks are a bit more expensive here but for the live Jazz music here? Definitely worth it. Quaint, cosy and charming, Binh Minh is the place to chill.
1 Tràng Tien, Phan Chu Trinh, Hoàn Kiem, Hà Nội, Vietnam
Turtle Lake Brewing Company
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One of the newer kids on the block, Turtle Lake Brewing Co is a new addition to Vietnam’s everblooming craft beer scene. With a lovely location of being next to a body of water, Turtle Lake Brewing Co is a gem and a hipster enclave that is perfect for a hang out with friends. Try out their own brews here, reviews from guests have been superb.
105 Quảng Khánh, Quảng An, Tây Hồ, Hà Nội, Vietnam
Nê Cocktail Bar
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Last on our list of the best bars in Hanoi is Nê Cocktail Bar. A cosy cocktail bar tucked away in Tong Duy Tan Street, Nê Cocktail Bar is the hip bar behind the famous Pho cocktail! The mixology skills here are top notch and you will not be disappointed by the cocktails here. An added bonus is the occasional live show at Nê – they try to bring in the best local acts for their guests.
3B Tong Duy Tân, Hàng Bông, Hoàn Kiem, Hà Nội, Vietnam
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