Vietnam > Hanoi
KansaiBeerLvrs (383) Kyoto, Japan | August 20, 2015| Updated September 16, 2015
56 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 12/20
Legend Beer is on the north-west side of Hoa Kien lake on the second floor. Small beers are 42,000 dong so priciest in town but by far the most convenient taproom in Hanoi for tourists, they had a lager & a Dunkel when I went. Great lake views and efficient staff. Plus free wifi.
ALLOVATE (99) Perth, Australia | July 19, 2015
58 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 12/20
Can’t beat the view, but then again with five other restaurants vying for space the whole complex acts as a great way to waste a few hours just breathing in the chaos of the traffic below. Open plan set up with attentive young staff and a mish-mash of Western and North/South Vietnamese dishes available. Good to see the tankard glasses for serving the beer, so a few of those were emptied. Asked to take a glass with me for safe keeping and they were more than happy for me to do that. The beer is tasty, the food just a little expensive compared with street vendors just down the way. Not a bad place just to overlook the lake!!
deanso (366) the Hague, Netherlands | January 8, 2013
56 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 11/20
Good view. Only 2 of the 3 tap beers were available. Lots staff so service was attentive
singjim (5) , Singapore | November 14, 2012
54 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD 4/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 12/20
Easy to find, everything below is still true. The beer is well drinkable especially liked the dark one. Not brewed on the location, the brewery is some distance out of town as he now has 6 outlets.
jolo (62) Uppsala, Sweden, South Africa | September 8, 2011
54 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 12/20
A nice view over Hoan Kiem Lake in the centre of Ha Noi. A tourist place. Not so Vietnamese but fairly good anyway
mullet (230) Melbourne, Australia | January 3, 2010
62 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 11/20
The first brewpub everyone visits in Hanoi. Very convenient location, and the view’s pretty good - more for the traffic than the lake itself. Very expensive for Vietnam, but I think they’ve got the best pale beer in Hanoi. Was quite underwhelmed with the food, especially for the prices. Only the two beers when I was there, like everyone else it seems. A bit of a sterile vibe, not surprising given the location I guess. Good for getting away from the heat after walking around the lake.
tomciccateri (133) Albuquerque, New Mexico | December 19, 2009
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Great view of lake, inside and out. OKAY lager, fair Dunkel. Obnoxious smokers but no distracting TVs. Pop music CD sounds almost covered blaring traffic horns.
Friendly staff with good English proficiency.
Wheelchair accessible via lift.
Reasonable prices. Ex. $2 500ml mug. Must check back for Weizen and Munich.
Beershine (828) The Sunshine State, Florida | October 23, 2009
64 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
Surprisingly civilized from the inside in spite of seeming a generic characterless modern brewpub. Unbeatable location with wrap-around outdoor patio overloking Hoan Kiem lake and surrounding hustle and bustle. Friendly staff. Free WiFi. One TV inside for sports. Reasonably priced. Local crowd. Beer is served at good temperature, not too cold. Above average quality but only two were available when we were there (lager and dunkel).
nate2g (1045) Boomtown!, Australia | September 22, 2009
54 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD 3/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 9/20
I was here a couple of times as I was staying not far away in the Hoan Kiem district. The outside area is pleasant to watch the hustle and bustle of the city streets below, and with the stifling humidity filling the streets the beers went down extremely quickly. I wouldn’t go for the food as it’s crappy fried everything, and there’s so many excellent restaurants around the city. But do stop by for the beers, and being in a central location it’ll probably be your first stop anyway.
TBone (244) Pori, Finland | March 1, 2009
54 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 10/20
Central location with view to Hoan Kiem Lake. Legend Beer has actually three locations in Hanoi. Place is in the second floor of corner building. Food was ok. Service average. A bit rundown feeling. Beers were brewed to "typical" Vietnamese-Czech-German style.
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