Whiskey & Wares, Ho Chi Minh - gay-owned / gay-friendly bar in HCMC - Travel Gay

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Whiskey & Wares

196 Đề Thám Street, Phạm Ngũ Lão Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

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audience rating: Whiskey & Wares, 4.4 out of 5 based on 65 ratings click to vote:
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One of the coolest bars in town. Whiskey & Wares is an upscale but not pretentious bar, owned & operated by a two young American guys, attracting mixed/gay expats, locals and tourists.

The bar serves whiskey, mixed drinks, Vietnamese-inspired cocktails with homemade ingredients, as well as locally brewed craft beers – at reasonable prices.

Downstairs is more laid-back, with a fresh and pop-jazz feel – a perfect place to meet new people and chat with the friendly bartender and staff. Upstairs is a lounge with sofas where you can choose your own music – great for larger groups.

weekday: 16:30 - 02:00

weekend: 16:30 - 02:00

venue Bar | features bar, music, live music, free wi-fi | customers: mixed

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last updated: 22-Apr-2020



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  1. THE BEST for so many reasons

    “DEREK has established an incredible business! He has numerous Whiskies and Tails (new name to come ;). In the past two weeks, he has introduced me to so many new wares and people from around our beautiful world. He is His business and will make you feel incredibly welcomed! He only hires the best staff to treat you just as well! This has been one of the highlights of my visit to Saigon and I look forward to visit him again with my Ex Pat friends AND when he visits me in Chiang Mai!!“

    Raun on 21-Jul-2019 | Reply Problem with this review?

  2. Excellent cocktails

    “This is my 3rd time at this cozy bar Whiskey & Wares! I rarely to come a place like this! But now I would love to come again & again whenever I have free time! Because it felt like home - very cosy.My favorite drink is Raspberry Mojito! I wanted to give you guys 1000 stars, my drink was excellent! I hope everyone will come here and check it out whenever you're in HCMC!“

    Jason on 05-Feb-2019 | Reply Problem with this review?

  3. A must to visit!

    “Just a short walk away from the super busy and crazy Bui Vien street, the cosy and beautiful interior is a cosy hangout bar. No doubt about the perfect ratings - Derek is really handsome and friendly, recommending drinks and telling us about the scene in Saigon.“

    Zen on 21-Jan-2018 | Reply Problem with this review?

  4. Great!

    “Beyond the fact that the owner is extremely handsome, the place is well designed, very accepting and friendly. highly recommend!“

    Avish on 27-Jul-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  5. Guaranted enjoyment

    “Met the friendliest guys from all over the world. The owner is cordial, the atmosphere intimate and welcoming.“

    Gerard on 05-Feb-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  6. super friendly place

    “We visited this place while we where in Vietnam. Probably one of the friendliest places you could ever be. Made to feel really welcome each time we visited. Also the guy who served us every time we went in was super friendly. When in Vietnam, this place is a must ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐“

    David on 11-Dec-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

  7. Best Bar I've Visited In Vietnam

    “I experienced Whiskey and Wares as a place where everyone who walks in feels home away from their own home. Everyone talked to everyone, something you might expect in a local bar in Europe. The drinks are great, and the service very attentive. I'd recommend it to both locals who want international flair, and visitors that would like to get into conversation with other people. Due to the mixed crowd, and the relaxed/familiar atmosphere, it felt like a place where strangers become friends. I'll certainly visit again.

    So far the best bar I've visited in Vietnam.“

    Rico on 07-Oct-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

  8. Best bar yet in Vietnam

    “Have loved Vietnam and this bar was perfect for finishing our trip. Felt like a piece of home but still feels local and authentic. Great cocktails and nice whisky“

    Sam on 02-Oct-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

  9. Nice place to hang out with friends

    “The brand new bar offers interesting unique cocktails. Nice atmosphere with industrial style decor. Derek the bartender/owner is very friendly.“

    Ed on 01-Oct-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

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audience rating: Whiskey & Wares, 4.4 out of 5 based on 65 ratings
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