Directions: Take Dinh Liet and Ta Hien north from Hoan Kiem Lake until you hit the T at Hang Buom. Go right, and look for it on your right.Phone: 0936 993 557
You will only like this bar if you are a western tourist teenager escaping from your parents for an evening, or a desperately lonely Vietnamese Tweener looking to show off your fly new expensive threads. If you really want to sit on a dirty cushion on the dirty floor and catch herpes/cold sores/cholera and god knows what else, take a great big hit off of the disease ridden shisha pipe on the second floor. Just across from the shisha room, you can enjoy drunk Vietnamese youngsters spitting on the floor and screaming excitedly anytime someone knocks the JENGA pile down. All the while you get to listen to brain dead house music and all the unrelenting unoriginal talentless noise that it includes. But Hey! They got cheap drinks. Woot Woot!
Over crowded and keep an eye on your stuff!
We were here last night, even though it was Thursday, the place was over crowded with crazy teenagers, drinking, dancing. The place was dirty from the floor to the ceiling.
The worst thing we lost all of our stuff (coat, phones, money...) just in a moment when i got into the restroom and my friend was talking to a friend. Okey it was our fault not being careful enough, but needless to say that there are all kinds of ppl here, including street thieves. All in all, it was a terrible experience for us.
A real student’s pub - if you want to re-live your youth, or your still in it, then you’ll really like this place. It’s deceptively huge, over 2 floors but goes back a long way. Downstairs looks like a student uni bar at the front and pool hall at the back. Upstairs there are a couple more rooms for more laid back drinking and shisha, one with comfy sofas and one with mats and low tables for sitting on the floor.
It’s got that “lived in, hasn’t been painted for a decade, walls full of old smoke” kind of feel, which some people will love, but if that’s not your thing then you’ll probably hate it so steer clear. (The photos posted here look far more glossy than it is in reality - it’s obviously had a lot of wear and tear since it’s last make over, and is now looking more than a little tired.)
Bonus - great drinks promotions on most nights – check out their ads on TNH for the promo night of your favourite tipple.
One of those crazy always full always fun but not for everyone places.
I never hang around downstairs, and seeing the negative reviews of others, I guess that is the not-so-great-part of the place.
When we go with a small group of 4 to 8 people, we move to the 1st floor for floor-pill seats, a water-pipe and some drinks. Even when you come early, the staff itself will try and get the party started and make it a fun evening. Not too expensive either.
Only negatives I have here are:
- Power cut a few times, killing the music
- The mohito's where more like mint-tea, although the long-island tea's had a good amount of liquor in it.
Smack bang in backpacker central....this bar does what it does well. Cheap booze (probably fake), loud music, dance floor (with people actually dancing on it - a rarity in Hanoi).
Nothing flash and a little bit dirty, but can make for a fun night.
Upstairs are two separate rooms, one being a shisha smoking hangout, where you sit on the grubby floor. If you want to avoid any sort of communicable disease suggest you resist the urge to smoke here.
3 stars, with a bonus star for the Jager dispensing machine.