Hoi An

Dublin Gate $$ – $$$

Dublin Gate, the new kid on the block, has hit the ground running. It’s an Irish-styled pub with several different beers, cider and stout on tap with a great traditional pub menu and extensive whiskey menu.

 

Only a hop, skip and a jump from hot backpackers’ spots like Tiger Tiger and Backpacker’s Bar, Dublin Gate’s relatively high prices have set it apart from its An Hoi neighbors. If cheap beer and bar eats are what you’re looking for, I suggest you keep moving. Patrons can expect to pay a fairly hefty price for both local brews and imports with a draft Tiger setting you back 45,000 VND and imports exceeding 100,000 VND.

 

Following typical Irish tropes, the pub is accented with swaths of Crayola greens and oranges. Sometimes feeling more like a caricature than the actual thing, Dublin Gate attempts to recreate a pub-like atmosphere in a corner of the world where cozy, cold and hearty are not words we hear very often.

 

Ms Kiki Phan opened this new venue in Hoi An mid-2016 after the success of her flagship in Ho Chi Minh City. (Ms Phan is a survivor of childhood cancer herself and has closely linked her businesses with charities supporting cancer research and children’s education.)   

 

Like its southern sibling, Dublin Gate’s saving grace is its comfortable live music set-up and relaxed al fresco atmosphere. Retro-pop acoustic sets are played throughout the evening with patrons gathering on the terrace to listen. Like many Irish pubs around town, Dublin Gate also doubles as a sports bar with several plasma screen televisions hanging around the bar interior.   

 

As it is with most start-ups in Vietnam, Dublin Gate has had some teething problems with staff and the kitchen but once these are solved it will no doubt take its place in the top rank of Hoi An pubs. 

 

Hours: 11AM – 1AM

Add: 21 Nguyễn Phúc Chu, An Hội

Tel: +84 97 173 15 37

Email: [email protected]

Web: www.thedrublingateirishpub.com

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