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Top picks on where to go for drink in Ho Chi Minh City

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From the local no-name watering hole to some fancy rooftop hotel bars, there are a countless number of places to go for drink in Ho Chi Minh City. Let’s check out top picks in Ho Chi Minh City. Travel to Ho Chi Minh with: south Vietnam travel tours

Rum Bar- 13 Phan Van Dat, District 1 (Right next to Black Cat)

Rum Bar

Rum Bar- source: internet

Not having a real name, this location is commonly referred to as Rum Bar by almost Saigonese. This is a street side bar serving homemade rum by the bottle. In this dirt cheap location, you can mix the rum local style, with kumquats and coke. With stainless steel tables and tiny plastic chairs, this is a very popular place to have a drink among locals. Here, you can enjoy such great atmosphere that is definitely unlike any bars you can find back home. Here, you can also enjoy fatty and in no way traditional (but secretly kind of good) beer food. To have a really Saigon’s night, let’s order the Mi Xao Bo (instant noodles stir fried with beef and garlic) while drinking lots of rum with coke and kumquats.

Pasteur Street Brewing Company – 144 Pasteur, District 1

Pasteur Street Brewing Company

Pasteur Street Brewing Company -source: internet

Pasteur Street Brewing Company is a tap room offering you awesome locally made craft beers. By local standards, it is not cheap (VND 95,000 or around $4 USD per glass), however, both the beer and the food are amazing. Jasmine IPA, which is kind of hard to find may be one of your favorites. Search for a small alleyway next to the Rex Hotel and then head up a flight of stairs to reach Pasteur Street Brewing Company. Pelican cruise halong

Broma Not a Bar – 41 Nguyen Hue, District 1

Broma not a Bar

Broma not a Bar- source: internet

Located a couple stories up, right off the main walk way of Ho Chi Minh City, Broma features a relaxing rooftop view of the bustling and hustling Nguyen Hue walking street. For this location, one of the few rooftop places that also will not play music too loudly, prices here are pretty fair.

The View – 195 Bui Vien Street, District 1

The View

The View- source: internet

Situate at the top of the Duc Vuong Hotel, the View is another choice for great rooftop bar. Not quite as high as Chill Skybar, the View is far more relaxed than any of the other rooftop bars in town. Even though the view is not impressively good, don’t let that put you off. The atmosphere is low-key and relaxed, the drinks are incredibly cheap and the view is still very good. Costing as low as VND 30,000, beers here are more reasonable than any other rooftops that charge at least VND 80,000. As the food here is not great, it is highly recommended to eat elsewhere. At any rate, the View is such a favorite evening hangout.

Ranger Bar – 5/7 Nguyen Sieu, District 1

Ranger Bar

Ranger Bar- source: internet

If you are a huge fan of live music, Ranger Bar will be your favorite spot. Don’t expect much in the way of local music in this bar, which is very much an expat hang out. Try the acoustic bar at 45 Ngo Thoi Nhiem if you want some local music. All the bands here are usually pretty good. Be sure to check their website in advance to see if the band that night is your kind of speed as the atmosphere is going to be dictated by the style of music that is on.

Last Call – 59 Dong Du, 1st Fl, District 1

Last Call

Last Call- source: internet

Located directly across from the Sheraton, Last Call is the best cocktail bar in town. With a quite relaxed atmosphere with a retro feel and stunning drinks, Last Call is such a great location for some after dinner drinks if you end up at the northern end of town at the end of your long day.

Cork & Bottle – 7 Thai Van Lung, District 1

Cork & bottle

Cork & bottle- source: internet

If you want a glass of wine while having relaxing time in quiet, simple atmosphere, without loud music, then Cork &Bottle is the spot to go. Centrally located in District 1, travelers will not have to go too far to get their daily glasses: red wine, white wine and the Territory of Feudo Zirtari.

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