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Hẻm Gems: Cocktails and Conversation at Saigon’s Classiest Sidewalk Spot

Editor's note: This review from 2017 was of City Beer Station's first location on Pham Ngoc Thach Street, which has since closed. Over the past years, the cocktail bar has moved numerous times. Recent...

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Hẻm Gems: Refreshing Chè at a 60-Year-Old Retro Hangout

Relishing a bowl of assorted chè at Thach Che Hien Khanh is more than just an afternoon spent shooting the breeze with friends, it’s also a trip down memory lane and an exploration into Saigon’s herit...

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Hẻm Gems: Nguyen Thuong Hien's Quaint Corner Juice Heaven

In Saigon, when life gives you grapefruits, you create a thriving business to sell its juice to health-conscious locals.

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Hẻm Gems: A Cuppa in Saigon's Oldest Cafe

One of the first things Co Suong does when we sit down in the back of her tiny District 3 cafe is bring out the newspaper clippings.

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Maison Marou: The House That Chocolate Built

Across from Ben Thanh Market sits a massive, open pit that will eventually serve as the base for a set of gleaming, modern towers housing the likes of a six-star Ritz-Carlton Hotel. But just beyond th...

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Hẻm Gems: An Old-School Saigon Cafe, Hiding in Plain Sight

With an abundance of coffee shop chains and upscale, modern cafes in Saigon, there are very few left whose atmosphere and taste still manage to bring you back to the city's golden era. In fact, discov...

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Hẻm Gems: District 1's Delightfully Decrepit Bia Hơi

UPDATE: It is with heavy hearts that we inform our readers that the Thi Sach bia hơi has permanently closed. We will miss its regular crowd and grimy, beer-stained walls. In a city that pretty much r...

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Hẻm Gems: Chocolate Coconut Smoothies @ Le Thi Rieng Smoothies

On a hot night of street food hunting, it was time for a pit stop, one that would not only satisfy our thirst, but also our sweet tooth.

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Hẻm Gems: Legendary Coconut Milk @ Sữa Dừa 8 Tin

After a visit to Sữa Dừa 8 Tin, you’ll quickly find that not all coconut milk is created equal.

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Craft Beer Makes Its Debut In Saigon: Pasteur Street Brewing

Nestled down a hẻm in District 1 are many a gem to be found by either stumbling upon them or through an awesome bit of advice from a friend. Whether it be your favorite bánh mì stand or a hidden coffe...

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4 Great Places To Grab A Microbrew In Saigon

As we eagerly await the opening of Pasteur Street Brewing Company (we’ll be posting an article on these guys in the near future) it may be easy to forget that Saigon already boasts a few microbrewerie...

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[Photos] Awesome Tree House Cafe in Go Vap District

Gò Vấp District is home to a pretty sweet tree house, by far the largest we’ve seen in Saigon. Even more impressive, the structure, which looks like something out of Robinson Crusoe, functions as a ca...

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Saigon’s Animal Cafés

With so many of them around the city, street side cafes have lost some of their cool factor, not to mention the fact that I’d rather not inhale motorbike fumes while enjoying my daily caffeine fix. Su...

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Jazz Age Cocktail Tasting @ The Observatory

From the organizer: Let’s all go back to the roots of drinking culture this time with The Obsevatory’s cocktail night. We sure haven’t forgotten how great it feels to have a well made Bronx, a Ramos G...

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15 of Saigon's Best Hidden Coffee Shops

Saigon, known for its coffee culture, offers many different environments where one can grab a cup of joe. However, sometimes we crave something a bit more comfortable than plastic stools but don’t wan...

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Cocktail Tasting: Phase 1 @ The Observatory

From the organizer: Turn on your taste buds because this is going to be dizzyingly delicious! Our chief mixologist and bartender-extraordinaire Danny St. Louis is hosting what will be The Observatory...

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Dunkin’ Donuts Prepares to Open in Saigon

Watch out, Starbucks, there’s a new coffee chain coming to town. Dunkin’ Donuts, America’s leading coffee seller is preparing to open its doors in Phu My Hung in the next month.

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Wine: Deciphering the Label

When we pick up a bottle of wine, the first thing we usually check is the label, however, is it any useful to do so? The right answer is, it depends.

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Another Side of Saigon Nightlife - deciBel Lounge

It seems that there are finally changes afoot  in Saigon’s night and social life. When I arrived in Saigon few years ago, the only choices available were to get drunk, listen to live bands that w...

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Tableside Mixology at Martini Bar HCMC

The Martini Bar is a hidden jewel for those of us who, every now and then, like to spend time with friends and colleagues in an classy joint while enjoying a well prepared cocktail, spirit or glass of...

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