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274-276 De Tham Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
Popular gay bar, lounge cafe & nightclub in Ho Chi Chi Minh. Now moved to a new location.
Republic Lounge serves a variety of drinks and food in modern setting, with live DJ, drag shows. The place attracts many young, good-looking crowds and gets very busy on the weekend.
weekday: 19:00 - 03:00
weekend: 19:00 - 05:00
venue Bar | features bar, music, dancing, cabaret show | customers: mostly gay
“Take care about prices and happy hours, they add service fee and not everything as same as seems.“
P on 28-Feb-2019 | Problem with this review?
Best gay bar in Saigon
“Friendly gay bar, good music & cocktails , a lot of hot guys here. Can’t wait to visit again“
Martin on 30-Aug-2018 | Problem with this review?
Wonderful night club for gay guys
“Had Great time here. Good service, music. Cocktails really tasty.“
Nguyen on 02-Aug-2018 | Problem with this review?
Une très bonne adresse
“In the city center of Saigon, backpacker area, very good atmosphere and especially very pretty boys. The only gay venue that is open late at night. I had a great time. Would go again.“
Sunny on 31-Jul-2018 | Problem with this review?
A super place
“What a great, beautiful place to go out, staff is very friendly, great dance music and very cute guys. The location is super handy since it is located in the heart of the pack packers district (district 1). I had a super night here and will definitely return when I am back in Saigon. Republic is a big plus for the local gay community and the (gay) tourists.“
Dennis on 19-Jul-2018 | Problem with this review?
Very nice place
“New address is at 274 276 De Tham Dic 1, its a very nice place with lots of cute guys, cocktail is very good. U should go there and try“
Jason on 19-Jul-2018 | Problem with this review?
“This place is not open on a Monday or Tuesday night as we tried both and it was closed. Tonight it was open but there were no clients and the barman has very limited English and only one very expensive choice of whiskey which had one nip left in the bottom of the bottle. Really sad as this area of the city very much needs a good gay bar. The decor is very nice but someone who knows what they are doing needs to manage the bar every night to draw a larger crowd.“
Brad on 28-Mar-2018 | Problem with this review?
“Hi just wondering if cross-dressers are welcome there.“
Anna on 27-Dec-2017 | Problem with this review?
Still open (still) fun
“We went last night. It’s fun, full of cute guys. A bit small and table focused, but dancing after the shows. (Hoping tonights’s shows will be different!)...oh, and pricey drinks!“
Brian on 09-Dec-2017 | Problem with this review?
welcoming staff and nice place
“opening hours 18:00 to 24:00 from Monday to Wednesday, weekend to 1:00; Thurday and Saturday with DJ, Friday with drag show from 23:30.“
Thanh Tam on 24-May-2017 | Problem with this review?
It´s not closed.
“I was there yesterday. You have to go upstairs on the second floor. On Fridays and Saturdays very busy with nice music.“
Fran on 11-Feb-2017 | Problem with this review?
Is this bar closed?
“I went there today but can't found, local people said this bar is closed. Can anyone clarified ?“
Kevin on 10-Feb-2017 | Problem with this review?
Expensive and empty
“Visited at around 10 p.m. on a weekday. The place is nicely decorated but quite expensive for Vietnam, a can of Budweiser above 3 USD. The staff are not welcoming, nor unfriendly, just totally not interested. There were only 3 other visitors.
Maybe it's nice on weekends, I don't know.“
Danny on 06-Dec-2016 | Problem with this review?
“From all the info online, this place offered the only drag show in town, a six song set lasting 40 mins.“
Chris on 21-Oct-2016 | Problem with this review?
“I went tonight - its small, but definately a good place to see handsome men and a decent drag show. The music is, IMHO, very good, but it was mostly EDM dance remixes to top-40s. The drinks are expensive, but its a bar, so what do you expect?“
C on 23-Sep-2016 | Problem with this review?
Jumped the shark...
“I came there on a Friday night around 11 p.m. There were like 3 guests at the spot. They charge you 165 000 VND for a gin tonic... After I finished I was trying to get in eye-contact with one of the waiters to order another one (as the music is so loud that you can't talk to them).
Unfortunately their mobile phones seemed more important to them.
I can imagine that this once was the place to be, but now it seems to be quite dead.“
Torsten on 25-Jun-2016 | Problem with this review?
deafening cocktail bar
“For a start you can't choose where you sit or stand yourself, it will be assigned to you upon arrival. Prices comparable to Europe. Don't even expect to be able to speak with anyone you are with. Music starts loud and the volume only goes up.“
james on 17-Jun-2016 | Problem with this review?
“It is a nice space, bar has nice atmosphere and friendly educated crowd. Every time when I come back to this city I always visit. However, it is quiet on weekdays and starts kicking off from Thursday. Nice drag show every Friday.“
Kenny on 05-May-2016 | Problem with this review?
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