White Marble Wine Bar & Restaurant
It was a damn shame that Andy and I chose to visit Old Town wine bar, White Marble, on a Monday night. Both of us had pre-sunset starts the following morning and had to be semi-sensible when it came to...
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.
PADDY’S HOSTEL AND BAR $$
With a breezy layout, welcoming atmosphere, and pub fare that brings Ireland to Hoi An, Paddy’s Hostel and Bar is a celebratory spot for all things Irish.
BEST CAFES – VIETNAMESE COFFEE
In Hoi An coffee hotspots for expats abound but what cafes are popular with the Vietnamese and why? Join Hoi An Now and Dam Thi Ngan Ha on a journey through some of Hoi An’s most popular coffee venues for a funny and insightful account of Hoi An’s best cafe’s and what they tell you about the Vietnamese character.
BEST COFFEE IN HOI AN
Looking for the best coffee in Hoi An? Well its all good news! Coffee connoisseurs will not be disappointed in Hoi An. There’s a plethora of cafés to choose from – nestled in hidden gardens, peeking out of attics in the Old Town’s ancient houses, basking in the full splendor of the Thu Bon river – you can have any background for your brew.
LA PLAGE $$
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 $$$
3 Dragons Sports Bar and Restaurant isn’t the cheapest option in town, but it takes the prize when it comes to atmosphere for the big sporting events.
TIGER TIGER $$
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.
DIVE BAR $$
The official home of Cham Island divers, Dive Bar has long been a Hoi An local, expat, and backpacker favourite chill-out spot.
BEFORE AND NOW $$
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 $$
Market Bar is a gem of a find for the down-to-earth traveler seeking a less dizzying spot – and great wine, beer, and food – in Hoi An’s Ancient Quarter.
Soul Beach (Hon Bien) offers a relaxed atmosphere, a bevy of cocktails, and a live music experience akin to its sister establishment, Soul Kitchen.
SOUL KITCHEN $$
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.
HOI AN NOW TRAVEL GUIDE TO LIVE MUSIC
Are you a music lover?
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…
Cafe Reviews – Hoi An Now
HOI AN NOW TRAVEL GUIDE TO COCKTAILS AND HAPPY HOURS
Hoi An is bursting with places to sit back and relax while you wet your whistle many offering generous happy hours. Prices range from shockingly cheap (3,000 vnd fresh beer!) to on par with what one might pay at home. Since prices are usually low, most visitors can afford to be discerning, and discerning you must be. Throughout my quest to find the best of the ‘Happy Hours’ in Hoi An I was met with the bitter taste of cheap, locally-distilled alcohol.
BEST CAFES – WESTERN COFFEE
Coffee connoisseurs will not be disappointed in Hoi An. 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.
HOI AN TRAVEL GUIDE TO BARS
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.
Mia Coffee make it their business to guarantee good consistent coffee. As a former owner of a successful café in Australia I know coffee and need my coffee to be consistently good. Mia Coffee never disappoints but there’s so much more.
Moc Lan Café
Nothing beats a ca phe al fresco here in Hoi An.
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 is an Irish-styled pub with several different beers, cider and stout on tap with great traditional pub whiskey menus. Only a hop, skip and a jump from hot backpackers’ spots like Tiger Tiger and Backpacker’s...
BELLEVILLE RESTAURANT & LOUNGE
There’s nothing else like Belleville Restaurant & Lounge in Hoi An. Fine food, live music, bohemian atmosphere, great location.
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.