When it comes to craft beer bars in Ho Chi Minh, the good news is that you are seriously spoilt for choice. The craft brewing scene is really kicking off here, with more than a few must-visit spots. If you’re after a big night out on the town or just a quiet drink on the way home? We’ve got you covered when it comes to craft brews.
From high-end restaurants to bars specialising in tasty beers and local breweries, the craft revolution has been taking the city storm.
So, grab a couple of friends, make your plans for the evening and get stuck into some of the best craft beer in Saigon…
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Using American hops, European Malt and exotic Vietnamese ingredients, Pasteur Street Brewing has quickly made a name for itself as one of the top craft beer bars in Ho Chi Minh. You’ll spot their beers all over the country, but we suggest you visit their taprooms here to try it at its very best. There’s three locations in the city, so you’re spoiled for choice.
BiaCraft in District 3 has what could just be the most extensive craft beer selection in the city, with hundreds of Vietnamese and European/American bottles to choose from. There’s also rotating brews on tap, with up to 50 brews available at any one time. Add in a tasty bar bites menu and a huge, airy terrace and you’ve got a winner.
Spend some time travelling around Vietnam (or even bar hop around Saigon) and you’ll see this craft beer everywhere. Their taproom in District 1 is the beating heart of the brand, with passionate staff and a fun mix of expats and beer loving locals. Top brews include their Cucumber Pilsner or Cacao Nib Porter.
Take a tour around this craft brewery to learn all about what you’ll soon be sipping on, and then settle in for the evening in the vast beer hall. With an American head brewer on the team – Sean Thommen from Portland – you can expect a tasty mix of East-meets-West flavours. Be sure to try the 3% Saigon Rosé, a crispy and fruity wheat beer.
With a shuffleboard table, two dart boards and both craft brews and more familiar brands, Malt is the sort of place you’ll stay in all night. The vibe here is fun and you’ll always get talking to new people. Dig into garlic parmesan garlic truffle fries, Reuben sandwich and many more bites that pair perfectly with the beers.
This ruin bar is where you’ll find the hip crowd in HCMC hanging out; with more than 100 craft beers and imported brews, Nong Trai Khoai has it all. It’s the perfect place to come for a laid back pint or two. Its beer menu always has new and unique brews to try, so each time you come you’re guaranteed a different beer to sample.
This charming rooftop bar in District 1 has 16 taps, including 4 nitro beers, rotating taproom exclusives, and guest brews. There’s a dragonfruit pale ale, a zesty lemongrass blonde beer and plenty more creative craft beers to try.
Basically, it’s a beer lover’s heaven, complete with tasty burgers from local favourite Marcel.