Great location overlooking the lake. Decent sized outdoor area too. They have two of their own beers plus a tiny bottled selection. I guess the only reason to come here is the view and a couple of rare Vietnamese ticks. I always wonder why the Vietnamese never use their own coffee in locally brewed beers! Maybe they should.
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.
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!!
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.
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.
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).
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.