Craft beer has not hit vietnam yet. I went to this bar hoping for something other than cold, sweet lager with huge ice cubes in them like you get everywhere else. What we got was a very unfriendly lady serving us beer that a novice could make better on a kit at home.
AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Nice outdoor brewpub. It’s a little tricky to find but it’s worth the effort. The Vang or pale lager is really nice and flavorful. The dark beer is less impressive but still a nice treat on a late evening.
AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
Possibly the best of HCMC’s brewpubs is the most difficult to find, though if you are smart you might spot it on the road from the airport into the center of town, on one of the large traffic roundabouts. The easiest way is to hire a ludicrously cheap, fully-metered, usually air-conditioned, easily located taxi. Housed in the Phúc An Khong restaurant (roughly Healthy Wealthy Wise & Lucky) this is the real deal. Outside imagine an urban tropical-style biergarten on a huge terrace. Inside is like the privileged workers’ refectory in some pre-Wall-down eastern European state, complete with sausage and sauerkraut, beef with dumplings, and formica with striplights.