Welcome To This Is - Saigon
This Hidden bar Opened in 2020 Lost & found is the brain child of Tyler Maurice Kooy. Born in Seattle but latterly got charmed by the lifestyle in Vietnam after a 6 month backpacking adventure here.
The bar is tucked down a stunning little side street in district one, and holds all the charm of Vietnam with a nice array of local shop.
They also have an amazing art studio and some beer craft downstairs.
Upstairs the bar is moodily lit, with reclaimed furniture a fantastic bar menu and a really knowledgeable team of staff.
Non smoking inside, but a great balcony outside to take in the sounds of Vietnam.
Overall a fantastic venue to drop into in Saigon.
The Rabbit hole has been knocking out amazing cocktails for a few years now, and is one of those bars which just captivates speakeasies.
Subtle lighting, low slung furniture and little hidden areas within the bar itself. Cocktail wise expect a few classics mixed with a great signature range. Whilst it might be a little more pricey then some other bars in town, the combination of atmosphere, music and discreet service easily pays for itself.
To find it just go to the independence palace cross the road and you’ll see a staircase & follow the rabbit!
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Telephone bar was opened in 2019 and was originally focusing on the tourist market coming to Saigon. Due to border closures that focus moved swiftly back to the Vietnamese market who have swiftly embraced the hidden bar scene in the city!
The bright telephones on the outside hide the beautifully hand crafted bar on the inside, with low lit lighting, an impressive array of whiskeys and gins, and subtle 1940’s music playing in the background.
The cocktails are as impressive as the surroundings, with a lot of both classics and signature drinks on offer. It was great to see there was still an emphasis on whiskey and gin based concoctions|
Located in the very heart of District 1 just off walking street, you’ll find an amazing building which has a huge array of independent bars, cafes and shops. Hidden on the 2nd floor we found the wonderful Krysatlini bar.
Now this place is Hidden, So before you get too lost, look out for a little staircase at the back of the building then a bookcase which is actually the front door of the place. Just push and you’ll be greeted the beautifully crafted bar that is Krystalini!
Now the owner of the place has a bit of a knack for making cocktails having been a winner of some pretty renowned Cocktail competitions around the world.
But I think the combination of a really fun clientele, great bar staff and obviously Krystal her self make this one of those kind of bars that just makes you feel at home. Check them out at