Are you searching for best cocktail bars, craft beers or wine bars in Hanoi…? These new addresses are taking over more and more of the Vietnamese capital for the pleasure of locals, tourists, and expats eager for news. Here are the best places to have a drink in Hanoi Old Quarter (Hoan Kiem Lake).
Polite & Co Bar
Polite & Co is one of the oldest popular bars in Hanoi, opened in 1995. It is inspired by the “speakeasy-style”, from the American culture and widespread during the prohibition in the 1920s. Imagine yourself in Mad Men! The wooden bar, subdued lighting, a fine selection of spirits and a primed staff … white shirt and black suspenders de rigueur.
As soon as it gets dark, this place offers a warm atmosphere to indulge in handcrafted cocktails, whiskey, and wine under a jazz background. The big highlight is Happy Hours from 5 p.m to 8 p.m offering the card at -50%.
Address: 5b Bao Khanh Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
1900 Le Théâtre Bar
Surely the best bar in the ultra-popular Ta Hien street, in the heart of the old city, and one of the most popular bars in Hanoi. 1900 Le Théâtre is a rather chic and trendy bar divided into two spaces. A cozy seating area to meet friends with a beer or shisha and a club area with a central bar, a dance floor with DJ and good music. Two spaces and two different moods, but it is sure that you will have a great night here!
Address: 8 Ta Hien Street, Hang Buom Ward, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
Twilight Sky Bar
Climb to the 8th floor of La Siesta Central for a panoramic view of the 36 Hanoi streets and Hoan Kiem Lake. The Twilight Sky Bar is one of those rare addresses in the Vietnamese capital offering such a space of unusual and intimacy.
Handcrafted cocktails and fine wines draw the bar menu, while chill-out music creates a relaxing, yet discreet atmosphere. Sit back and relax while sipping a cocktail during the sunset!
Address: 8th Floor, 01 Cau Go Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
Pasteur Street Brewing Company
Founded in late 2014 by John Reid and Alex Violette, Pasteur Street Brewing Company (PSBC) grew out of the simple idea of combining American brewing techniques with fresh Vietnamese ingredients and the world to create amazing craft beer.
Just behind the famous St. Joseph’s Cathedral, this bar is a nice place to drink beer and you can enjoy the atmosphere here. The waiters are very friendly and helpful, giving great advice on what suits your taste buds. It is a possibility to taste before ordering.
Address: 1 Au Trieu Street, Behind the St.Joseph Cathedral in the Old Quarter, Hanoi
Nê Cocktail Bar
Star anise, cinnamon, cardamom, fresh coriander, lime… This is not the recipe of the famous Vietnamese soup Pho, but a cocktail! Pham Tien Tiep, trained at the Sofitel Legend Metropole, created this twisted cocktail – the Pho cocktail in 2012, which made his reputation.
His new establishment Nê Cocktail Bar opened early 2017, is quickly established on the scene of the best bars in Hanoi. The menu shows the unique flavors of Vietnam in this simple and unpretentious setting where music vibrates to the sound of jazz.
Address: 3B Tong Duy Tan Street, Hang Bong Ward, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
Mad Botanist Pub
Always in the “speakeasy-style” and created by the Polite Pub team, the Mad Botanist is the first gin bar where the menu is not to be pitied. With over 100 choices and a view of St Joseph’s Cathedral, it would be a shame to miss out on some cocktails.
These guys are specialists in gin, they will reconcile you with this alcohol – to the black memories of youth – or even for the people who love it, an absolute rediscovery! Every Friday, the musician Felipe will treat you to a latino sound to relieve the tension of your whole week.
Address: 45 Ly Quoc Su Street, Hanoi
Created and owned by the famous Nguyen Qui Duc (a radio broadcaster, writer, editor and translator in of The New York Times Magazine, The San Francisco Examiner and many other American newspapers), Tadioto represents the confluence of his multiple interests – ranging from journalism and writing, interior design and hospitality. Tadioto impresses with its simple but well-executed menu and a selection of classic and seasonal cocktails.
The relaxed atmosphere and its different spaces are conducive to small groups, discussions and casual dining. It is an alternative space where the arts meet through exhibitions, conferences, workshops … etc
Address: 24B Tong Dan Street, Hanoi
Camelia Lounge is one of the most luxurious bars in Ha Thanh because of its architectural style bearing the Western breath. You will surely be overwhelmed by the floral exfoliation of the furniture, the exquisite combination of the gorgeous chandeliers and the warm wooden walls.
Located on the 3rd floor of Melia hotel and surrounded by glass panels, from here, you can admire the whole bustling streets of the heart of the capital. In addition to being impressed with the architecture, you also can enjoy wines, drinks and premium dishes made by talented bartenders.
Address: 44B Ly Thuong Kiet Street, Hoan Kiem District ( 3rd Floor, Melia Hotel, Hanoi)
Hair Of The Dog
A bar in Hanoi with a unique and strange name, Hair of the Dog brings a youthful and dynamic atmosphere. Not only attracting young people in Hanoi, but foreign tourists also like this lively bar. Hair of the Dog also has a shisha area and a lounge with imported wines, which is professionally prepared by bartenders. Here you can immerse yourself in crazy mixes, burn out after the chaos of life.
Address: 32 Ma May Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
The Rooftop Bar
The Rooftop is one of the best rooftop bars in Hanoi today. Possessing an impressive position – the 19th floor of Pacific Place building, at The Rooftop, you can enjoy the panoramic view of the magnificent capital. The most special feature of The Rooftop is that space is extremely luxurious and polite but there is no lack of dynamic youth. The Rooftop is also intrigued by Vietnam’s top guest singers such as My Tam, Ho Ngoc Ha, Uyen Linh, etc. with famous DJs.
Address: 83B Ly Thuong Kiet Street (19th Floor, Pacific Place), Hanoi