Highlands, Lowlands, Speyside, Campbeltown, the Isle of Islay. If those regions mean more to you than just bagpipes and haggis, then get yourself down to The 371 Bar.
Located on the Quang Ba strip close to the park, Puzzle is the latest incarnation of owner Phuong’s list of bars under the same name.
Situated behind the flower market off of Au Co, Apini is Tay Ho’s new favourite late night spot.
Expanding into Quang Ba, the new “posh bia hoi” is located close to Home38 restaurant. The design follows the set up on To Ngoc Van, the emphasis being on beer.
After closing down in October, lakeside chill out spot Corto has reopened under new management. The second incarnation of the café / bar has kept the interior the same, while adding more sofa chairs outside, along the front of the lake.
A wealth of eating, drinking and café options are now at the disposal of residents of Phu My Hung. Matt Cowan checks out what’s available.
Situated at the corner of Mac Thi Buoi and Phan Van Dat, on the location once occupied by Seoul House, Soi & Meo Taproom is a hangout opened just after Tet. To explain the name Soi & Meo (wolf and cat), Quynh, the bar manager, says: “It’s inspired by America, where animals are used to name their bars.”
Something feels different upon stepping inside Layla for the first time that sets it apart from other cocktail bars in the same category around Saigon. It could be the floor-to-ceiling windows that bookend the space and allow the last of the fading afternoon light to filter in before the sun dips behind the buildings along Dong Khoi Street below.
Chilled out spaces don’t get much better than this. Tucked away from the dusty streets beyond, The Grove is a quaint and beautiful outdoor garden venue.