GC Bar (Golden Cock)
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Rating: 3.4/5. From 87 votes.
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GC Bar (Golden Cock)

5 Bao Khanh, Hang Trong, District 1, Hanoi, Vietnam  map 

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Hanoi’s best-known gay bar and one of Vietnam’s longest-running gay venues. GC gets very busy on Friday and Saturday nights, with gay locals, expats and foreigners.

The newly renovated bar has a pool table, some stools and chairs. Located near the Hoan Kiem Lake. Easy to find (Note: two streets share he same name).

From the lake, walk down Ngo Bao Khanh Street (away from the lake) and turn right at Khanh Street. GC Bar is about 50 metres down. There is an illuminated sign above the doors.

Features

bar, music

Updated: 26-Aug-2021
3.4
Audience Rating

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  1. A April
    I go there to Promote my Sunday Gay Event

    “It is not a really gay bar, gay people go there, service is ok.. I would like to invite you to join us our Sunday Gay Social party if you are in Hanoi! Search on Facebook.

    05-Nov-2019
  2. U Upset
    Poor. Don't go. They are not gay at all.

    “There are many females, and the shopkeeper doesn't care for the customers. They all talk and laugh among themselves. If you went alone, you would be ignored and end up watching the television. They are advertising themselves as a "gay bar", but they are not gay at all.“

    22-Jul-2019
  3. S Stephen
    Boring

    “If your looking for a good gay atmosphere bar, give this place a miss. Staff to busy to talk to themselves, rather than serve and look after their customers. Boxing on the TV (WTF). I was early so only 6 people in the bar and took me about 10 minutes to get a drink. Plenty of other great bars to go to and interact with locals.“

    03-Jun-2019
  4. A Adrian
    Great location, great value, friendly

    “My friend and I were here in Feb 2019 on Saturday and Sunday night. Was very busy and we found it to be friendly, good drinks at average prices, mostly gay crowd.“

    08-Apr-2019
  5. L Ludi
    Revolting and Disgusting

    “In 2 weeks I have been spending here millions of Vietnamese Dong just to be treated like ****. Gay community be aware“

    18-Jul-2018
  6. C Christopher
    Best gay Bar in Hanoi

    “Was there in November 2017... Yes u can smoke there and we are not used to it anymore, but we adapted us to this bar. They can also give u good suggestions where to go afterwords... thanks boys, it was a good experience“

    17-Feb-2018
  7. M Michael
    This place stinks (literally)

    “A few chain smokers stink up the place. Be prepared to wash your clothes after spending a night here. Good music, reasonable prices, and efficient bar staff. Let down by an unpleasant atmosphere of smoke. Needs to enter the 21st century.“

    11-Nov-2017
  8. F Frick
    For a gay bar... It's not gay at all

    “The place is off Hoan Kiem lake so location is a plus. But outside of that, there is nothing else I liked.

    I would never consider this a gay bar AT ALL.“

    20-Sep-2017
  9. R Reinier
    Bad experience

    “I was there with a group of friends and the guys decided to run a tab. I decided to pay for my own drinks as I was just having soft drinks. When it was time for me to go the barman insisted that I pay for my drinks. I told him I already have and that I'm going now. He told me I am lying and still owe him money. He was very rude and eventually screamed that I should "f**k off and never come back". This was a horrible experience but I was not going to double pay for overpriced drinks.“

    11-Jan-2017
  10. t thuyen
    ennuyeux. ennuyeux

    “nous sommes venus en mars 2016. puis aout 2016. tres ennuyeux
    musique trop fort. et quelques joueurs de billard... rien a faire....“

    13-Aug-2016
  11. R Roger
    Pool table

    “It's not only so called old people who play pool. Even in the gay community we have stupid remarks about age. Trust me it's the "old:" guys that keep the gay places going. They have the money and strangely enough, probably more of them.“

    27-Jun-2016
  12. S Steyn
    Haha

    “Agreed. Found old people at the pool table. Nothing has changed.“

    13-May-2016
    • D David
      Boring boring boring

      “One of the most boring bar in the world...One review on internet said straight acting, that's because everyone was straight there.“

      18-Apr-2014
  13. A Abel
    The pool table sucks.

    “They have to get rid of the pool table and put a dance floor, no one wants to watch old people playing pool. It's gay bar not a sports bar.“

    06-May-2016
  14. a alan
    alan ramsay, glasgow scotland.

    “Excellent bar, busy most nights, friendly staff, reasonable beer prices (unfortunately no "real ale") , sadly ruined by the overpowering "boom boom" music. Had to give up trying to speak (chat up) anyone as could hear little but base beat and speaker distortion. Unfortunately Asian dj's confuse music quality and volume. alanr“

    25-Jan-2016
  15. M Marc
    Bad place

    “I was there tonight.
    I was were disappointed.
    Is a Place Were i have to My Table aut
    Because there are special local costumes ..
    I find not ok.
    I think there are not a place gay tourist .“

    06-Dec-2015
  16. I Ingo
    Very nice club

    “Very nice bar but closed like most of the bars at midnight. Very crowded by young vietnamese guys...cheep prices...I will come back.“

    08-Aug-2015
  17. R Roman
    Only Saturday

    “Good music, cheap drinks, nice guys, close too early /midnight/, busy just on Saturday, weekday maybe 10 customer in bars“

    02-Aug-2015
  18. P Phil
    Ruined by pool table

    “Went on a Saturday night. Was crowded and DJ was playing very loud music - so too loud to talk. But 75% of the floor space is taken up by a huge pool table so there was no space to dance. Too loud to talk but impossible to dance => annoying ! Left after 1 hour“

    30-Oct-2014
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