Directions: Intercontinental Westlake Hotel.Phone: (+84) (0)24 6270 888
A really beautiful spot - probably the best place in the city to take someone if you want to impress. The drinks menu is somewhat limited, however the cocktails are reasonably well made. Focusing on the drinks alone, it's one of the better places in Hanoi to have a drink, if not the best. Prices aren't cheap, which should surprise no one, considering it's a five star hotel bar and - duh - the location. Drinks cost about the same as what you'd pay in a bar in the west. So not really that pricey in comparison with how much drinks cost at some of the posh bars in lovely locations that are out there.
Service - 5 star standard and unobtrusive. Someone below mentioned that the service was lacking. Certainly, it's not at fine dining standards, but this is a bar, not a restaurant, and it's normal that people find their own seating. As for the staff being distant; this made me laugh, as it was said as if it were a bad thing! That's exactly what is so great about the service here. This is a bar where you go on a date or to mark an occasion with your special someone. During such times, it's fantastic not to have a waiter hovering nearby. Distance is a blessing! As far as service goes, I think the balance struck between attentiveness and unobtrusiveness here is exactly right.
Anyway, not a bar I'd go to every day, but for certain events, it just can't be beat.
What an outstanding bar. A large group of us gathered here last night for a surprise farewell for the Little Tigress as she and her husband look to move out of Hanoi shortly.
This has to be one of THE places in Hanoi to enjoy a drink. We were extremely well looked after by the Bar Manager and her staff - we lacked for nothing in terms of drinks, canapes and service. They even mixed a special Little Tigers cocktail for us especially for the event! And they arranged a special golf cart, adorned with a blow-up tiger, for transport from reception to the bar for our special guest.
It was a beautiful evening, with beautiful people, sipping beautiful drinks at a stunningly beautiful location. Sunset Bar is certainly a place to remember for that special night out, be it for an event or with someone you love.
I'm a fan.
This was my first time here and what a place this is. The staff was on the ball on every matter whether that be me having no finger food in my hand or no drink in my hand.
The cocktails were special ordered for our event last night and were really nicely mixed. Not too strong and with a nice little kick that made sure you were feeling good. The view though a murky overcast last night was still really nice and the furniture was amazing. I would love to plan an evening when you can actually see the sunset.
Absolutely great service and great people with great drinks.