Mr. Duc has been a spectacular force in Hanoi’s contemporary art scene and a discerning social commentator for years, and he shows no indication of slowing down. Be sure to take a look around and make what you will of the unusual pieces that adorn the cafe-cum-bar, some of which may push social and even political boundaries, albeit delicately.
The name itself is Vietnamese for ‘let’s take the car’, a subtle jab at Hanoi’s car crazy inhabitants that clog Hanoi’s unprepared infrastructure with these mobile monsters.
There is an impressive menu of more than 20 types of fruit wines, from mulberry, mandarin, plum, mango, citrus, peach, beeswax to the more unheard-of choices such as Buddha’s hand or docynia.
Also try the Vietnamese dishes from a terrace with a view of the West Lake. Ke is open from 8.30 a.m. to 11 p.m. every day.
Cocktail phở is that weird creature that could never fail in sweeping out the chambers of your heart. It is the impressive brainchild of Pham Tien Tiep, the skillful and passionate bartender who won the Diageo reserve world class of Vietnam in 2012. If you are fond of watching how he creates this cocktail, just simply type Phở cocktail on Youtube and see amazing videos taking the platform by storm.
The secret ingredients behind his signature cocktail is the eclectic mixture of pho's abundant spices: star anise, cinnamon, cao guo, coriander, chili… There is live music and DJs every weekend from 9 p.m. Mojito is open from 4 p.m. until midnight every day.
The bar’s manager, Giang Trang, is also seen as part of the soul of +84. The bar serves customers with music of Trinh Cong Son, jazz and rock and roll.. +84 has its own cocktail menu beside classic choices and whiskey ranges, with a few heads imported from Sicily.
It is located at 23 Ngo Van So Street. +84 is open from 9 a.m. until 12.30 a.m. Friday from 7 p.m. is almost always packed.
Into Polite Pub, it's well positioned in the center of Bao Khanh Str.. On first impressions it may not stand out, but the little touches here and there keep me coming back. A selective music, candles on quiet nights, peanuts, pool table, friendly staff, cosy lighting, a mix of interesting patrons including the less rowdy, a few expats and local Vietnamese.
You are the youngster who need space with exciting, you are the freelancer who need inspiring space for working, you are a group in need of a place for party, you are a rock-music-mania who need live concert, you are the tourist by place to drop by, or simply you only need a place for fun, please come and join The Doors. And remember that "People are strange when you're a stranger" as Jim Morrison lyrics, so please don't be a stranger.