Bars and Cafes in Ho Chi Minh City

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window's garden cafe

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Lindos Beer Garden 149 Ton That Dam Q1 Ho Chi Minh A great western bar with a good menu serves local and western food cold beer and shows all the rugby and aussie rules games recomend a visit

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Enigma

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Enigma is a downtown winebar.  As such it charges western prices (45-200,000vnd a glass) for wine, but provides western style comforts (clean loos, nice decor, zero hassle). 

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RIVER BAR
159 Bui Vien Street Dist 1
Hochiminh City

The bar is located right in the backpacker area of Saigon. The nightlife here is crowded and bustling, especially after 9pm. River Bar's owner is Ms. Truc Giang, a charming hostess. Together with Giang, you can see many beautiful Vietnamese girls hang around. It is becoming a famous pick-up place in Saigon. I like the simple atmosphere and the easy decor. A good place to relax after a hard long day (doing whatever in Vietnam).

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accessibility:easy, frontage
tel:0908443968
address:159 Bui Vien St Hochiminh City

Cloudburst Bar

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Cloudburst Bar is a low-budget late-night British/Canadian/Vietnamese-run bar in Saigon's backpacker central.  At night-time, it is primarily geared towards sophisticated (alternative/indie/rock/dance) music lovers, but caters to a wide range of customers.  Early on in the evening and the week, it tends to be dominated by locals and tourists, but late and at the weekend there is a much heavier expat presence.  Whilst the presence of "bar girls" is seemingly ubiquitous in Saigon, this is definitely a female-friendly bar and, whilst not geared towards this, it also more..

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address:169b De Tham Street

MGM

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In case you were wondering, the newest supercafé with a nightclub up top has no links to the Disney Corporation, but stands for “Maximum Greatest Music.” The music is loud, the décor is loud and the people posing in their designer sunglasses and sipping fluorescent drinks are loud. The prices and the furnishings are certainly “maximum” while “greatest” is a matter of opinion. But with tunes alternating between hip-hop, trance, R&B, pop and anything in between, at least one track will please your ears. Coffee starts at VND29,000 with fruit juices at VND39,000.

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address:172C Nguyen Dinh Chieu, D3

Q Bar

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Not as good as its original incarnation, but not bad regardless.  Suffers a certain synthetic cache from being right opposite the Caravelle Hotel, and certainly reflects this in the drink prices, but is nonetheless one of the most thoughtfully laid out bars in the central area.   Music is acceptable and laid back.

It's a good place to meet upmarket expats and five star tourists, but, aside from the odd glamour puss, most of the vietnamese traffic is either post '75 wealthy, or pre/post Apocalypse Now rough trade...  As with any generalisation, there more..

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Window’s Garden Cafe

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No expense has been spared in ensuring this well-known watering hole has all the trimmings of a good supercafé. Water features aplenty, a terrace festooned with lush greenery, a sound system to blast out music at a volume so loud it makes your toes curl and a rabbit warren’s worth of different rooms on different floors with different decors. Prices render this place the reserve of successful Saigon businessman (coffee starts at VND35,000) who brings his lady friend(s) to an elaborate treat of ice-cream sundae at VND55,000.

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tel:84-8222425
address:43 Nguyen Dinh Chieu, D1

Allez Boo

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The premiere backpacker bar in the main backpacker district is Allez Boo.  It's not terrible, but it is terribly predictable.  Busy with the just-off-the-bus-crowd; open air; bamboo; somewhat overpriced; ninety-nine percent western except for staff, pool hustlers and assorted hangers-on; playing top forty western hits...

Toilets are clean, the selection varied and the food edible, but watch yourself with the crowds outside...

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Cafe 343

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Outdoor area with a fountain, air-conditioned inside on two levels. TVs and video screens everywhere show music videos, movies, or sports. Menu in Vietnamese and English.

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tel:920-0998 Or 920-0988
address:343 Nguyen Trai, District 1

VIBE Billiards & Lounge

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VIBE - Saigon's most premium billiards lounge in town has a unique combination of high-class professional billiards & spacious lounge. At VIBE, guests can choose not only tasty foods and drinks but also customize the billiard table lights from the special lighting system which is exclusively designed for VIBE.

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tel:(+84 8) 39 252 599
address:102 Suong Nguyet Anh, Ben Thanh Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City

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