In Saigon, you have places where to be seen, such as Qui, Envy club, Xu and so on. But you also have people who like to sip a mixology cocktail in a quiet place, with nice ambiance and great music. So here are 8 hidden bars you should go if you want to avoid all the crowd without getting out of the town.
Photo: Alley50 – 49 Mac Thi Buoi street in district 1.
In district 1
Alley50 is in a small alley that leads to this hidden jungle bar. Fancy and unique, the service is excellent, the ambiance absolutely great but the music a bit too loud after 10PM. They offer a 50% OFF happy hour from 5-8.30PM on food and drinks by glass. The signature cocktails start at 240,000 VND ++. They also have a special promotion of 2 oyster shooters for 190,000 VND +.
Address: 49 Mac Thi Buoi street, district 1.
Corked Tales is located on M Floor of the CJ Building. You need to get upstairs to discover this cocktail bar where the decoration is inspired by the forest. The 6 signature cocktails are based on the 5 elements + the metal. It is very creative and tasty, a great experience. Cocktails start at 220,000 VND ++, with happy hour offering 50% OFF from 5-8PM.
Address: 6 Le Thanh Ton street, district 1.
Firkin is THE hidden bar. You can only see a wooden door when you walk down on the street. You can barely notice it. It is next to The Racha Room. You will open the door, go upstairs and find a huge bar with 500 bottles displayed. The cocktail are just amazing, unique, and one of the kind. Service is the best in town, with professional staff that knows what they are talking about. They give you great advices to help you make the right choice.
Address: 20 on Mac Thi Buoi street, district 1.
The Alley on 63/1 Pasteur street, right next to Liberty Central. Located in the small alley, this bar is aptly named! Behind the main door, a curtain will unveil a huge bar with dozens or even a hundred bottles of different alcohols. Experts behind the bar will serve your exquisite cocktails. The Alley also has a mezzanine where you can also smoke cigars. The happy hour is until 8PM, on selected drinks and they often have live bands performing.
Iron bar on 47 Ton That Dam street, is a brand new bar just opened in Saigon. The decor and the ambiance will seduce you, you will feel like in a secret place, in a medieval place. Cocktails are great. You must try this place out.
Snuffbox on 14 Ton That Dam street, is a well-known hidden bar in Saigon. This is THE if you want to experiment the Saigonese Speakeasy. Cocktails are amazing, and the place and ambiance unforgettable. This is the place to go for an intimate date, private talk, business drinks and so on. You wont get disappointed by the place and the staff.
Rabbit Hole on 138 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia street, is an underground cocktail bar. The concept refers to the story about the Independence Palace. You have suggestion and signature cocktails, starting at 200,000 VND ++. The Mad Hatter is a must-try!
The Gin House on 28/3A Ton Nhat Tung street, is the place to go if you wish to experiment the best gin cocktails in town. This is the ultimate hidden bar in district 1, not far from the famous back packer district, Bui Vien. The place has a mezzanine where you can smoke inside. The cocktails are excellent, no way you could be disappointed. Bartenders are very experimented. The happy house is from 5-8PM, 50% off on all drinks.