It goes without saying that one of the best cities in Vietnam to have a few cocktails in is beautiful Ho Chi Minh. A cosmopolitan city that’s buzzing with activity, there’s some incredible cocktail bars in Ho Chi Minh it hit up.
From boutique whiskey dens to rooftop bars, you’re guaranteed to have a classy night out at one of these watering holes.
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Hidden away in a historical and old run-down building, Snuffbox is a cosy little speakeasy lounge serving quality cocktails in a 1920s themed space. The cocktails here are made by expert mixologists, and range from the classic to creative twists. It’s intimate, beautiful and easily one of the best cocktail bars in Ho Chi Minh.
Alley is a stylish cocktail bar with a divine drinks menu of cocktails, with some even inspired by the flavours of the Mekong. The live acoustic music is the perfect background sound as you indulge in delicious classic cocktails or turn yourself over to the bartender’s choice for a stunning twist.
Whiskey lover? Step right this way… Firkin is a bespoke whiskey cocktail bar that has more than 250 bottles of whiskey on its shelves. By ‘bespoke’, we mean that the talented bartenders are on hand to make a cocktail for you based on your likes and dislikes. Sweet or peppery? Fresh or smokey? Whatever you fancy, Firkin will make all your cocktail dreams come true.
Qui is an innovative cocktail lounge that’s the perfect mix of food and drink for when you can’t decide whether to hit up a restaurant or a bar. Funky Asian street art lines the walls and the cocktails themselves are also works of art. Drinks arrive in golden swans, or handmade wooden boxes. ‘Flowering Bowls’ to share include the Geisha Mule: vodka, sake, calamensi and coconut puree.
Saigon Saigon is arguably the city’s most historic drinking hole. Way before sky bars, craft cocktails and social media became ‘things’, drinks flowed uninterrupted at Saigon Saigon Rooftop Bar from the very first moment the hotel opened way back in 1959.
If only these walls could talk.
This is the place to go if you want a G&T on a whole other level. As the name suggests, The Gin House is all about gin. Using premium imported gin, they also grow their own herbs as key ingredients for their signature cocktails. Expect delicious gin cocktails that you can’t find anywhere else and a vintage vibe.
Make your way upstairs to this mythical-themed bar, where the signature cocktails are based on the five elements & the metals. Corked Tales Bar has two menus: The Sun and The Moon for day and night. We love the ‘Fire’ cocktail, which is a delectable blend of jackfruit rum, peat smoke and lavender.