Life is all about the after-party. Here’s your go-to list for a drink or two after work.


88 Lounge – Restaurant & Wine Lounge

Hip and rustic. A lounge and tapas bar that excels at gin and chorizo and fulfils all your wine-sipping needs. A European-inspired menu to feed the soul. After-work drinks aren’t the same without a happy hour. This place has one every Thursday from 4 – 7pm.

88 Xuân Diệu, Hanoi


The Hanoi Social club

The name says it all. Location + Vibe = Hanoi Social Club. This artsy hidden treasure is right in the middle of the old quarter. French colonial architecture meets retro local vibe. A simple menu, refreshing drinks and fresh Vietnamese food.

6 Ngõ Hội Vũ, Hanoi


Hanoi Taco Bar

Mexican, anyone? Possibly the best Mexican in town. Happy hour from 5 – 7pm, so go straight from work for your free Margarita pitcher. A side of beef tacos brings the love.

13 Đào Duy Từ, Hanoi


Ho Chi Minh City:


Thirsty for an upscale after-work drink? Soak up some Japanese culture at Saigon’s newest izakaya. A drinks-heavy menu with sharing plates from the robotaki grill. Delicate glasses of sake to wash down robust meats. Happy hours 5 – 7.30pm, Mondays to Saturdays.

74/10A Hai Ba Trung, District 1, HCMC


Bia Craft Artisan Ales

Untuck the shirt, roll up the sleeves. Beer-lovers have their work cut out for them here.  With more than 40 different brews it’s the city’s most extensive collection of craft beers. Take your time and work your way through the menu. Work doesn’t start again for another 15 hours.

1 Lê Ngô Cát, District 3, HCMC


Saigon Outcast

Eat food, drink drinks, meet friends. Like-minded people enjoying general after-work socialising with an industrial, open-air vibe. Live music a strong possibility.

188 Nguyễn Văn Hưởng, District 2. HCMC