In the heart of Vietnam, where every sip tells a tale, we’re uncorking the best spots in Ho Chi Minh City for wine enthusiasts. Imagine cozy places blending wines from near and far with that local charm. Down for a grape time?
Join us as we explore the top 5 wine bars in the city. Whether you’re a wine pro or just starting your journey, these spots cater to all tastes and budgets. So, raise your glass, enjoy the pour decisions, and let’s dive into the wine wonders of Saigon.
Nestled amidst the quiet streets in the Thao Dien neighborhood, Lửa Wine Bar, one of the additions in Michelin Guide 2023, offers a sanctuary for discerning palates. Imagine lush greenery dappling a hidden courtyard, tables set around, and the clinking of glasses filled with world-class wines chosen by Michelin Award Sommelier Yu Yamamoto. Lửa’s curated selection boasts both international staples and hidden gems, expertly paired with seasonal plates crafted from the finest local ingredients.
Whether you’re seeking a cozy escape with friends or a romantic tête-à-tête, Lửa’s intimate ambiance and passionate attention to detail promise an unforgettable wine-fueled experience.
Address: 2 Street No. 11, Thao Dien Ward, District 2
Opening hours: 18:00 - 23:00 (Closed on Sundays)
Stepping into Saigon’s dynamic fusion food scene just weeks ago, Little Bear has already captured hearts with its playful charm and bold reinvention of Vietnamese flavors. Led by Head Chef Nhật Duy, whose nickname "Little Bear" from his American colleagues perfectly embodies the restaurant’s cozy yet adventurous spirit, this young team is shaking things up.
Driven by a passion for reimagining traditional dishes, these culinary explorers draw inspiration from all corners of Vietnam. Forget predictable interpretations here, everything is a unique blend of contemporary cuisine and diverse local ingredients. Duy, previously known for his boundary-pushing experiments at QUE Kareem, brings his innovative spirit to full bloom at Little Bear. With a blank canvas and boundless creativity, this little bear cub is on a mission to redefine Vietnamese cuisine one delicious bite at a time. So buckle up, Saigon – Little Bear is ready to take you on a culinary adventure you won’t soon forget.
Address: 36 Nguyen Ba Huan Street, Thao Dien Ward, District 2
Opening hours: 17:30 - 22:00 (Closed on Mondays)
Mad Wine Bar
In the heart of Ho Chi Minh City, where vibrant streets hum with life, a hidden gem awaits MAD Wine Bar. Step beyond the threshold and discover a sanctuary for adventurous palates. Lush greenery spills into a courtyard with dappled sunlight, tables whisper invitingly beneath palm fronds, and the air thrums with the clinking of glasses and lively conversation. MAD’s passion lies in curating global grape whispers, from iconic classics to hidden gems, each paired with delightful plates crafted by Chef Camilla Bailey. Whether you seek a cozy escape with a glass (or bottle) or a vibrant revelry with friends, MAD promises an intoxicating encounter with flavor, one sip, and one bite at a time.
Address: 63 Xuan Thuy, Thao Dien, District 2
Opening hours: 9:00 - late (Tuesday - Sunday)
11:30 - late (Monday)
Nob Wine Bar
In the whirlwind of modern life, everyone craves a moment of pause. NOB Natural wine bar, created by a member of the Saigon Sommelier Association, is a haven crafted for those weary of the city’s constant hum. Imagine a sanctuary bathed in tranquility, a welcoming respite after long days and societal pressures. This is NOB’s dream, dreamt by those who know the bustle intimately – a quiet stop where weary souls can recharge, one breath, one sip, one shared story at a time.
Address: 39/22 Nguyen Trai, District 1
Opening hours: 16:30 - 22:30 (Closed on Wednesdays)
Tipsy Wine Bar
In the heart of Ho Chi Minh City, where neon paints the night sky, lies Tipsy Wine Bar – a refuge for playful palates and spirited souls. Step into the warmth of a French-kissed haven, where laughter mingles with the clinking of glasses and the aroma of buttery croissants dances in the air. Tipsy’s passion lies in unlocking the magic of the grape, offering a whimsical journey through world-class wines, each sips a whispered secret waiting to be discovered. Whether you seek a cozy rendezvous with a good book or a vibrant soirée with friends, Tipsy promises an intoxicating escape, one sip and one smile at a time. Come, raise a glass to the joie de vivre within, and let Tipsy be your gateway to a charmed night in Saigon.
Address: 31A Le Thanh Ton, District 1
Opening hours: 7:30 - 0:00 (Tuesday - Sunday)
7:30 - 16:00 (Monday)