Born out of a desire to have a place to chase away those Sunday blues, owners Phuong Qui Ngoc and Luis Coelho have created a new restaurant–lounge in Tay Ho.
“What is this sauce?” Red Door owner — and our night’s host — Hien asks.
Located just off Phung Hung, Mojito Bar is the work of well-known former Angelina bartender, Pham Tien Tiep. With Asian-style floor cushion seating, bare brick walls, wooden paneling, a long bar area and an indoor jungle growing out of the walls, the décor is in line with a growing quorum of new venues opening in the capital — contemporary, eye-catching and unique. And of course the cocktails here are also top-notch.
Novotel Saigon Centre has opened its newest outlet, onTop Bar — a location perched on the 20th floor, promising stunning views and a chilled-out, relaxed and casual atmosphere.
59 Dong Du, Q1, Tel: (08) 3823 3122
If you’re in need of dense, soulful atmosphere and maybe an artisanal cocktail on your way back from wherever, Last Call is your stop — and fast becoming that of the similarly inclined. Great happy hour deals for early evening starters.
Or is it the fall? Karen Hewell and Nick Ross do a tour of the growing swathes of lounge bars to find out why catering for lounge lizards is all the rage. Photos by Nick Ross