Bars and Cafes
Hoi An Brewery
Aside from the unique drinks and the delicious BBQ meat, Hoi An Brewery is just a really lovely place to hang out with a wonderland, festive outdoor setting
La Maison Deli $$-$$$
La Maison Deli has a great outdoor setting with drinks a cut above usual cafes’. Vietnamese, Korean, Japanese, Thai and European cuisine options abound.
In Hoi An coffee hotspots for expats abound but what cafes are popular with the Vietnamese and why? Join Hoi An Now and Dam Thi Ngan Ha on a journey through some of Hoi An’s most popular coffee venues for a funny and insightful account of Hoi An’s best cafe’s and what they tell you about the Vietnamese character.
Vietnamese coffee is a different experience to the stuff served in the west. Learn all about the different styles and find the brew that suits you.
La Plage $$
One of Hoi An’s liveliest beachside spots, La Plage is the sort of place where patrons sit at the bar & chew the fat rather than scatter to distant tables.
3 Dragons Sports Bar and Restaurant
3 Dragons Sports Bar and Restaurant isn’t the cheapest option in town, but it takes the prize when it comes to atmosphere for the big sporting events.
King Tiger Tiger is the backpacker bar of choice. It’s invariably packed with lively partiers dancing en masse to the pulsing beats the DJs spin.
The official home of Cham Island divers, Dive Bar has long been a Hoi An local, expat, and backpacker favourite chill-out spot.
Before and Now $$
Before and Now is an all-in-one venue centrally located on Hoi An’s Le Loi St., with coffee, cake, beer, cocktails, pizza, and a large pull-down sports screen.
Market Bar is a gem of a find for the down-to-earth traveler seeking a less dizzying spot – and great wine, beer, and food – in Hoi An’s Ancient Quarter.
Soul Beach $$
Soul Beach (Hon Bien) offers a relaxed atmosphere, a bevy of cocktails, and a live music experience akin to its sister establishment, Soul Kitchen.
An Bang beach bar/restaurant Soul Kitchen is a slice of paradise, undisputedly the place to go in Hoi An for seaside live music, cold drinks, & tasty food.
Q Bar $$$
Q Bar is the classiest bar in the Old Town: a blend of two worlds, its modern Western chic is housed in a beautifully preserved traditional Chinese house.
The Happy Buffalo
Serving up cold beer, delicious cocktails, and tasty tapas-style food at reasonable prices, The Happy Buffalo is fast becoming a tourist and expat favorite.
Hoi An Sports Bar $$
Renowned as Hoi An’s cheapest, most central multi-screen sports bar, Hoi An Sports Bar is embraced by fans, tourists, and locals who meet to chew the fat.
3 Dragons Sports Bar & Restaurant/ Tap House Preview
3 Dragons Sports Bar & Restaurant opened on the 1st day of the Rugby World Cup on the 9th of September, 2011. Many things have changed in town for Hoi An’s original sports bar since then, but its passion for sports, drinks and food has stayed the same.
Soul Kitchen and Soul Beach Preview: An Bang’s Premier Beachside Bar/ Restaurants
Soul Kitchen and Soul Beach bookend the An Bang Beach strip with Soul Kitchen nestling near its northern edge and Soul Beach marking the southern extremity. Since their inception long-term residents have favored them over other locations with their eclectic mix of sun, surf, shade, food, drinks, live music and special events keeping them a step ahead of the others.
There is certainly no shortage of coffee shops and bars in Hoi An. But few places cater to your beverage needs with as much attention-to-detail and sophistication as new kid on the block, Pure Coffee.
Be it Vietnamese ballads, contemporary covers, French chanson or old school rock classics, live music in Hoi An is thriving in several venues.
Hoi An has a hundred bars, but just a few that offer really great live music. Be it Vietnamese ballads, contemporary covers or old school rock classics, Hoi An has something to delight the ears of most music lovers. As ever, we took it upon ourselves to check out what was on offer and bring it to you in the form of a handy Quick Guide or Travel Guide…
Dingo Deli $$
Dingo Deli is a delectable Western Oasis in an Asian world – Lavazza coffee, smoked ham, parmesan cheese in blocks and a bakery with a constantly changing array of pastries and breads. With one of Hoi An’s best international menus, a Western mini-mart and a quality children’s playground, expats rely on it heavily.
Hoi An is bursting with places to sit back and relax while you wet your whistle. Late afternoon happy hours and cocktail specials abound.
Best Coffee Shops in Hoi An
Love coffee and want to know the best coffee shops in Hoi An? Read on! There’s a plethora of cafés to choose from – nestled in hidden gardens, peeking out of attics in the Old Town’s ancient houses, basking in the full splendor of the Thu Bon river – you can have any background for your brew.
Best Bars in Hoi An
Bars in Hoi An are sprouting like mushrooms, especially in the growth areas of An Bang Beach and An Hoi Islet. From backpacker joints with thumping house to the refined Q Bar, from cocktail happy hours to dedicated live music joints there’s something for everyone in Hoi An.
Rosie’s offers a delightful marriage of great cafe fare and modern aesthetics. This cafe, hidden in a little alley, is a calm, cool spot if you want to chat, read or work.
Nowhere else in Hoi An does your cafe viet come with a free fish pedicure. Situated on the riverside, U Cafe’s serene atmosphere is made complete with ponds filled with small fish eager to snack on your feet. It only tickles, I promise … U Café’s simple but tasty menu offers an array of Vietnamese/Japanese fusion snacks
The Shamrock Irish Pub
The Shamrock Irish Pub has several different beers, cider and stout on tap and great traditional pub whiskey menus. Live music – solo artists.
Belleville Restaurant & Lounge
There’s nothing else like Belleville Restaurant & Lounge in Hoi An. Fine food, live music, bohemian atmosphere, great location.
Fender Bar $$
Music lovers and musicians alike looking for a relaxing live music experience in Hoi An’s Old Town will find a home for the evening at Fender Bar, formerly known as Guitar Hawaii.
Jack’s Cat Cafe
Must like cats … and truly great vegetarian food … and places off the beaten path … and, well, cats … lots of them, seventy-two to be precise. Jack’s Cat Cafe offers quality vegetarian fare in a shaded, spacious oasis of trees, ponds and pagodas.
Hoi An Roastery
Do you need more than a quality cup of coffee? Are you seeking décor and ambience to enhance your caffeine hit, that certain je ne sais quoi? Then Hoi An Roastery, with around 200 coffee varieties on offer, is your place.
The Espresso Station
Does size matter to you? When it comes to coffee, it does to me. The Espresso Station serves up a huge double-shot coffee at very reasonable prices – and that’s enough to tempt me back. There’s a rather relaxing oasis vibe to this place.
Put simply, Faifo Coffee has the best coffee in Hoi An. It is piping hot, strong and full of flavour and I cannot recommend it enough. Faifo Coffee is housed in a sympathetically renovated building in the Old Town with a great street view upstairs..
11 Coffee House
A few minutes’ walk across the Lantern Bridge from the Old Town on An Hoi, No 11 Coffee House is a chilled place to observe the hustle and bustle nearby from a peaceful distance.
Away from the hustle and bustle of the main tourist drag, Mia Coffee with its beautiful wrap around veranda surrounded by jungle-greenery is a premier meeting place for ex-pats and tourists in Hoi An.