Saturday, 10 February 2018 08:42

Corto Reopening

After closing down in October, lakeside chill out spot Corto has reopened under new management. The second incarnation of the café / bar has kept the interior the same, while adding more sofa chairs outside, along the front of the lake.

Published in Just In
Monday, 23 October 2017 08:44

Eating Out in Phu My Hung

A wealth of eating, drinking and café options are now at the disposal of residents of Phu My Hung. Matt Cowan checks out what’s available.

Published in The Stories
Friday, 14 April 2017 03:38

Soi & Meo Taproom

Situated at the corner of Mac Thi Buoi and Phan Van Dat, on the location once occupied by Seoul House, Soi & Meo Taproom is a hangout opened just after Tet. To explain the name Soi & Meo (wolf and cat), Quynh, the bar manager, says: “It’s inspired by America, where animals are used to name their bars.”

Published in Bar Stool
Thursday, 13 April 2017 09:19

Layla Eatery & Bar

Something feels different upon stepping inside Layla for the first time that sets it apart from other cocktail bars in the same category around Saigon. It could be the floor-to-ceiling windows that bookend the space and allow the last of the fading afternoon light to filter in before the sun dips behind the buildings along Dong Khoi Street below.

Published in Bar Stool
Thursday, 06 April 2017 16:19

The Grove


Chilled out spaces don’t get much better than this. Tucked away from the dusty streets beyond, The Grove is a quaint and beautiful outdoor garden venue.

Published in Just In
Thursday, 16 March 2017 08:24

Bia-Khu 9

At the foot of Hanoi Creative City, Bia-Khu 9 is a ramped up, bia hoi style restaurant and bar, with a huge Vietnamese food menu, and lots of beer.

Published in Bar Stool
Monday, 27 February 2017 07:16

Tay Ho Tiki Company


Think Hawaii, and then think Hanoi… sort of somewhere in the middle of that.

Published in Bar Stool
Monday, 05 December 2016 16:59


Nestled between aluminium walls and busy advertisements on the corner of Au Co and Xuan Dieu is a bar that has no name.

Published in Bar Stool
Monday, 05 December 2016 15:50

The Gin House

The heat in Ho Chi Minh City can often feel oppressive, so visiting a bar to escape it all while being accompanied by that most refreshing of drinks — the gin and tonic — sounds like a great fit. The Gin House is the first bar in the city to specialise in the spirit and has been opening its doors to a wide array of gin-based drinks and cocktails since August 2016.

Published in Bar Stool
Monday, 05 December 2016 08:56


Newly-opened MBar in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City identifies itself as among the best bars and restaurants in the city.

Published in Just In
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