The chaotic traffic and unforgiving heat of Ho Chi Minh City sometimes make anyone wish for a quick escape. But what if we tell you you don’t have to go too far to chill and take a break from the city madness?
Nestled atop the Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers lies Wine Bar Level 23, a haven of tranquility in the midst of bustling Ho Chi Minh City. The Wine Bar looks like a tropical paradise, though instead of the ocean waves, you’d see turquoise-colored cushioned seats and couches, potted plants hanging on the walls, and shiny wood elements that glitter with sunlight.
The bar, which first opened in 2004, rises above the Nguyen Hue Walking Boulevard, lending a view of the historic ward of Ben Nghe and the iconic Bitexco Financial Tower. The bar is designed to take advantage of its strategic location, with a wide open space that allows natural light and wind to come in, minus the noise of the city from down below.
Opposite the glass railings is the main bar, where talented mixologists craft the most special cocktails and drinks for both loyal and new patrons. Guests are greeted with personalized recommendations ensuring each visit is tailored to individual tastes. The bar also offers food pairings that perfectly complement the wine and seasonal cocktails, providing a complete dining experience.
Considered to be one of the first rooftop bars in the city, Wine Bar Level 23 remains at the forefront of industry trends while maintaining a consistent identity. The bar's focus on enhancing the guest experience includes new offerings such as a monthly wine club and exclusive tastings. It also has recently refurbished the space — changing its color schemes to vibrant turquoise from what used to be monotonous brown shades — to make the spot more inviting to both the young and the young at heart. But it’s not just for aesthetics; the renovation is aimed at showcasing the bar’s commitment to sustainability, in support of Sheraton Saigon’s sustainable hotel operation project.
“These recent changes to the decor and ambiance of our Wine Bar will enhance the guest experience,” says Bar Manager Tran Thi Thuy Tien. “The addition of plants and greenery can also help improve air quality, creating a healthier environment for guests to enjoy.”
An elevated escape
Crafting a cocktail menu that stands out from the rest requires a delicate balance between appealing to a broad customer base and maintaining a distinct bar identity. At Wine Bar Level 23, sourcing locally grown ingredients and using top-quality spirits are at the forefront of their mixology philosophy.
The chic alfresco bar’s curated wine selection includes rare and unique cocktails from around the world that are not found elsewhere in the city. From the Maple Forest to Cinnamon Blossom Whiskey Sour, each cocktail glass is thoughtfully selected to impress cocktail connoisseurs and casual drinkers alike.
The Maple Forest, for one, is a favorite among loyal patrons. Its unique flavors and hues are derived from the use of Baigur Saigon Gin, Campari, and maple syrup, blended together to capture the essence of the forest. The Baigur Saigon Gin is a flavorful ingredient on its own, as it contains various ingredients sourced from Vietnam, including Buddha’s hand, lotus flower, cinnamon, coriander seed, angelica root, nutmeg, licorice, and pepper.
Beyond the drink offerings, Wine Bar makes it their top priority to ensure every guest has a memorable experience. The bar manager and supervisor have implemented a rigorous training program on how to provide attentive, personalized service and set clear expectations for handling any concerns that may arise.
From the moment guests enter the bar, they are greeted with a warm welcome, and the staff goes the extra mile to make sure they feel appreciated. By focusing on customer satisfaction, Wine Bar Level 23 has built a reputation for unparalleled service in the industry.
Something for everyone
Whether you want to enjoy a night out after a hard work week or want to show your business partners the glamour of Saigon from up above, Wine Bar Level 23 guarantees an experience like no other.
Want a taste of the exotic combination of espresso, martini and chocolate? Wine Bar continues to innovate its menu, offering drinks that are as palatably irresistible as they are visually creative.
Wine Bar also holds regular promotions and discounts for a more exciting and enjoyable experience. From buy-one-get-one-free offers on Mondays to a night dedicated entirely to the ladies on Tuesdays, the Wine Bar Level 23 has something for everyone. The team also curates unique experiences like wine tastings, cocktail workshops, and live music performances that guarantee an unforgettable night out.
By keeping a finger on the pulse of the latest trends and staying ahead of the curve, the Wine Bar Level 23 remains at the top of the list for those seeking a fun and memorable evening in the city.