Where to Get a Beer in Da Nang and Hoi An
Collected by Duncan Forgan , AFAR Local Expert
Vietnam is Asia's beer capital. With ice-cold bottles of the local amber nectar available in bars, cafes, and other unassuming venues around Hoi An and Da Nang, central Vietnam is a great place to wet your whistle, kick back, and ease into a long and enjoyable evening.
Hội An, Quang Nam Province, Vietnam
While Hanoi is the bia hoi capital of Vietnam, it doesn't have a monopoly on the world's cheapest beer. Hoi An is also a great place to enjoy a few glasses of the good stuff. There are several bia hoi outlets around town -- just look out for the...
Lô 9B, Tp. Hội An, Quảng Nam, Vietnam
A fantastic place to end a day or to while away the afternoon hours, Soul Kitchen is one of the best options on An Bang Beach. The menu offers a decent mix of European and Vietnamese dishes, while the venue is a favourite for local and visiting...
216 Bạch Đằng, Phước Ninh, Hải Châu, Đà Nẵng 550000, Vietnam
There's nothing groundbreaking about Bamboo 2 Bar. Its your classic expat watering hole where bells and whistles are discarded with in favour of cheap beer, potent cocktails and live televised sport.
51 Lê Lợi, Phường Minh An, Hội An, Quảng Nam 560000, Vietnam
Long established as one of Hoi An's best backpacker hangout, Before and Now is a more mellow alternative to the livelier traveller bars located across the bridge from the old town. It is a place for swapping travel tales and tips over cold bottles...
An Thượng 5, Bắc Mỹ An, Ngũ Hành Sơn, Đà Nẵng 550000, Vietnam
Vietnam is not the most obvious surfing destination in the world, but the swell near Danang is actually excellent -- especially during the monsoon season. The centre of the surf scene is Tam's Pub in Danang, which is a good spot to rent a board...
88 Nguyễn Thái Học, Phường Minh An, Hội An, Quảng Nam, Vietnam
Actually not a dive at all (it is the house bar for Cham Island Divers), this is one of Hoi An's best places for a night out. Regular live music provides the entertainment while good, fairly priced drinks and excellent service maintain high...
Phường Minh An, Hội An, Quảng Nam, Vietnam
Once the epicentre of the traveller's scene in Hoi An, Tam Tam is no longer the force it was. Nevertheless, the bar, which is housed in an undeniably appealing colonial building, makes an amenable spot for a quiet drink and a chat.
32 Điện Biên Phủ, Điện Bàn, Ba Đình, Hà Nội, Vietnam
Coffee shops are everywhere in Hanoi, but few strike the right balance between quality coffee and a hip, youthful atmosphere. Cong Caphe now has several branches in the city -- as well as in other big cities in Vietnam including Ho Chi Minh City...
205 Đường Trần Hưng Đạo, An Hải Bắc, Sơn Trà, Đà Nẵng 550000, Vietnam
Filipinos have a reputation as Asia's most talented wandering minstrels and there's plenty of evidence to back that case at Seventeen Saloon. With the house band belting out faithful renditions of rock classics from the 70s and the 80s it is the...
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