The 5 Best Craft Beer Spots In Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

In a few short years, craft beer in Saigon has gone from zero to amazing! We’ve been to the breweries, haunted the tap rooms, and hung out with the brewers, all to help you find the very best Vietnamese beer. 

When you think of Vietnamese beer you probably think of Saigon Beer or 333 Beer. Or you might imagine the watery bia hoi (or fresh beer), which is available on almost every street corner for pennies a cup.

But there’s a new player on the Vietnamese beer scene!

The Saigon craft beer movement started in 2014, fast forward to early 2018, and in less than three years, there are now more than 15 brewers making craft Vietnamese beer in Saigon (a number which seems to grow every week). It’s now easy to find craft beer in Saigon (and all around Vietnam) and you don’t have to settle for yet another bottle of Saigon Beer! For craft beer fans, no visit to Saigon is complete without spending at least one evening crawling the fantastic taprooms and brewpubs in the city.

Pasteur Street Brewery

Pasteur Street Brewery

With the pride in one of the first craft brewers contribute to Saigon’s craft beer culture, Pasteur Street Brewery, from 2014 until now, has created more than 200 different kinds of brews. Reaching this little brew pub can be a bit of a challenge, but it is not the one that makes you regret any time at here. The beer being served isn’t entirely Western and it shouldn’t be. Instead, most concoctions have some of Vietnamese flavor in them. Last but not least, never stop to spread, they will widen this culture as large as it should be.

Sun – Sat: 11:00 am – 11:00 pm

Address: 144 Pasteur, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Meal service: All Day

Atmosphere: Casual

Heart of Darkness

Heart of Darkness

Established in 2016,  until now, Heart of Darkness, with their own beer, has got the appropriation of craft beer addicts . It can be recognized everywhere from District 7 barbecue spots to Thao Dien expat haunts, and for good reason. For the most fun, head to their District 1 location. Offering everything from west coast IPA’s to rich and creamy 9% imperial stouts, this is a beer drinker’s brew-pub.

Sun – Sat: 11:00 am – 12:00 am

Address: 31D Lý Tự Trọng, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Meal service: All Day

Atmosphere: Casual

Nong Trai Khoai

Nong Trai Khoai

This is the name which cannot be missed out when we mention about craft beer in Saigon. So hip that it’s the incitement behind a Western bar scene in the midst of a Japanese surrounding that’s in turn in the midst of a very Vietnamese district. The craft beer here varieties from the local to the far off and is never dull or easily replicated. Local home brews together with international giants, it absolutely deserves.

Fri – Sun: 4:00 pm – 1:00 am

Mon – Thu: 4:00 pm – 12:00 am

Address: 89 Phạm Viết Chánh, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Malt

Malt

An easy-going mix of expats and locals with a great downtown location, Malt serves up a constantly revolving variety of local and foreign craft favourites. Prices aren’t any higher than other craft sellers and the line-up of pints is always interesting and refreshing. Malt also has a shuffleboard table, two dart boards, a friendly front patio and the best pastrami in town. If Heineken’s your style, go right ahead. If it’s a Pasteur Street Jasmine IPA calling your name, they’ve got that too.

Mon – Fri: 2:00 pm – 1:00 am

Sat – Sun: 12:00 pm – 1:00 am

Address: 46 Mạc Thị Bưởi, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Meal service: All Day

Atmosphere: Casual

Biacraft

Biacraft

Biacraft may very well be the king of crafts in Saigon. This ever popular District 3 establishment is a hit with locals and expats, serving up more craft beer than anywhere else in the city. Prices are on par with most craft beer joints, $5-$7 a pint, but the options are endless. At times Biacraft can have more than 50 different brews on tap. The airy terrace is a great place for an after work beer or a night out with friends. The wing’s aren’t bad either. Biacraft has grown so popular that a second location, in the uber-Western neighbourhood of Thao Dien, has opened up.

Sun – Sat: 11:00 am – 11:00 pm

Address: 1 Lê Ngô Cát, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Meal service: All Day

Atmosphere: Pascal

Source: Modoho.com.vn

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