Nothing lights a social fire better than some good drinks, but for a date to be completed, you also need good food. If you’re in need of a dinner spot armed with both, check out these 4 bars & eateries below.
419. Bar – Restaurant
The 419. specializes in cocktails and Japanese cuisine. Their menu is rich with Japanese flavors from choices such as edamame, wasabi shrimp ceviche, sesame-crusted dried herring, or seafood dishes such as Sacha grilled tuna tendon, soft-shell crab tempura, oysters, etc.
Come here on a Thursday to enjoy their weekly DJ Night and turn your date up a notch, or if you fancy a more sophisticated experience with wine and melodic tunes, hit up 419. on a Friday or a Saturday for acoustic music.
Address: 158/6 Nguyễn Công Trứ, Nguyễn Thái Bình ward, district 1
Opening hours: 17:00 – 03:00
Happy hours: 17:00 – 19:00
CTY Kitchen + Bar
CTY’s all-day dining concept with an abundance of choices for both food and drinks is perfect for any time of the day.
Drop by CTY Kitchen + Bar in the morning for some coffee, breakfast and brunch, ideal for a light start, or in the evening for some quality cocktails.
Their best-seller is hands down the Watermelon Cake, but we also highly recommend checking out their oysters and their array of flavorful cocktails, from Tango Mango or Porn Star to classic alcoholic drinks.
Address: 72 Nguyễn Thị Minh Khai, district 3
Opening hours: weekdays 8:00 – 22:00, Thu – Sat: 8:00 - late
Tipsy hours: 17:00 – 20:00
Layla – Eatery & Bar
Despite their location on the 2nd floor of an old building, the atmosphere at Layla is bustling with freshness from the moment you arrive.
Layla offers a colorful menu starting with a good selection of red and white wine, then comes creative cocktails – try their Kiwi Basil Delight for a light enough start to the night yet still sultry enough for some fun to come.
To accompany their impressive drinks, Layla also serves interesting dishes such as New Zealand mussels, or a skewer combo of pork, beef and chicken served with bread. If you’re in the mood to experiment, get their XO sauce escargot.
Layla at night is the definition of fun and vibrancy, perfect for laughter and gossiping with your squad.
Address: 2nd Floor, 63 Đông Du, district 1
Opening hours: 16:00 – 01:00
Happy hours: 17:00 – 20:00
Madam Kew’s concept is that of a classic, vintage Asian aesthetic with Chinese elements from the 30s.
Crowned the Bar of the Year during Flavors 2022, their menu surely lives up to its reputation with plenty of excellent choices. The heat is rising as summer approaches, so cool yourself down with some of their fresher picks such as the Summer Rendezvous mocktail or the Flaming Garden cocktail.
Besides wine and cocktails, Madam Kew also serves Chinese cuisine. You can never go wrong with their Mapo tofu and eggplant, Hong Kong eclairs, or Wagyu beef Szechuan noodles.
The bartender team at Madam Kew is always more than happy to craft you a drink inspired straight from your personal stories, just drop them a word.
Address: 37Bis Ký Con, Nguyễn Thái Bình ward, district 1
Opening hours: 18:00 – 01:00, last food order 22:00
Vietnam Bar Week 2022 runs from 09 to 17 April 2022 in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, presented by Vietcetera and Mastercard. With a special bar map, you can explore 40 venues, earn program stickers, and get access to special drink menus for a week-long drinking experience showcasing Vietnam’s best of the best.
Special thanks to all sponsors of Vietnam Bar Week 2022: Mastercard, Diageo (owner of Johnnie Walker and Tanqueray), Lighthouse Group Indochina (exclusive distributor of Peroni and Super Bock), Good Food, Nestlé (exclusive distributor of San Pellegrino and Acqua Panna), Kamereo and Lacàph.
During the course of Vietnam Bar Week 2022, Mastercard cardholders enjoy the privilege of an exclusive 15% discount for the first drink at our participating bars.