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Polite Pub

Fast Food, Bar, Pub
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5b Bao Khanh lane, Hanoi, Vietnam
+84 90 419 80 86
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5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night
Description: Located in the heart of old Hanoi, just a few steps away from the historic...
Located in the heart of old Hanoi, just a few steps away from the historic Hoan Kiem lake, Polite Pub is one of the first bar/pub establishments in Hanoi, serving ice cold beer with cool music, free pool table since 1995. Recently renovated, Polite Pub now is a local favourite for whom that like to chill out after work with a good smoke of Cuban cigar, a decent wine list and a nice selection of single malt whiskies which include Lagavulin, Laphroaig, Macallan and many other from good to great drinks. Happy Hour from 5pm - 8pm
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  • 36
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
What a delight!

A lengthy Happy hour 4- 8 pm and a drinks at half price offer,rather than 2 for 1 is very suitable for a single traveller . There is a good selection of wines, well presented in this sophisticated setting with dim lighting and panelled walls.It is well situated just off Hang Hanh St. in the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 2, 2015
JuaniJayne
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Sheffield
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Sheffield
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

A lengthy Happy hour 4- 8 pm and a drinks at half price offer,rather than 2 for 1 is very suitable for a single traveller . There is a good selection of wines, well presented in this sophisticated setting with dim lighting and panelled walls.It is well situated just off Hang Hanh St. in the centre of the old quarter... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

My new favourite spot for weekend chill out. Live music every friday and saturday, personally I prefer live jazz on friday when they have a great band playing, the saxophonist and singer are amazing. One of biggest single malt whisky and cigar selection in Hanoi, perfectly match with jazz music. A must-go in Hanoi.

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Singapore, Singapore
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

the staff was very friendly and the bartender seemed experienced. Whiskey selection is surprisingly wide and very reasonably priced. I found myself returning 4 nights in a row. There is one-for-one on selected single malts on one of the weekday nights (I think Tuesday, but I may have remembered wrongly) The mulled wine tasted pretty good too, like the vin... More 

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Perth, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Very casual atmosphere, small bar which serves great range of drinks and are not pushy to move you on. Music is mainly jazz inspired. Don't come here if you don't like smoke, as it is a whisky and cigar lounge.

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london
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109 reviews 109 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Located on a quiet street off the lake in the bustling Old Quarter. Decent wine and whisky/bourbons by the glass. Live jazz music on the night I was there and friendly service.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Try the South African Cabernet/Shiraz Eclectic music mix. Nice. Not too noisy or showy; great location.

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Pattaya, Thailand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Not really impressed with this place, empty pub, saw a large rat scurry along a wiring conduit & disappear behind the shelves behind the bar. Cocktails were advertised as being part of the happy hour, we ordered cocktails within the happy hour but when the bill arrived it showed full price when we tried to explain that the signage outside... More 

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Samiic707, Owner at Polite Pub, responded to this review

Dear Chris C, Thank you for your feedback. Regarding the problems you mentioned in your review, we highly appreciate your comment about the rat, somehow it found a small hole to get inside the pub, we did fix the problem immediately, from now on you can rest assured that the little friend will not be visiting again. Although, I cannot... More 

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We happened upon this delightful bar whilst walking around but if in the area again we would go straight back. Atmosphere was great, beer was good and bar snacks, whilst not substantial, they fulfilled their purpose of accompanying the beer. In fact, restaurants were just around the corner towards the lake. A lovely find!

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Preston, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014 via mobile

They only serve finger food or cold cuts so we didn't eat there in the three of our visits. The happy hour cocktails are really wonderful especially their Martinis. The price is so inexpensive. We stayed one evening after happy hour to listen to their Jazz band -- and we were surprised how good they are are especially the Saxophonist... More 

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perth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Came here for some good wine and left having enjoyed an excellent Selection of whiskey and cigar expertly picked by the owner. Highly recommend if you want to indulge on holiday for a reasonable price!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5b Bao Khanh lane, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Hanoi
  • Phone Number: +84 90 419 80 86

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Fast Food, Bar, Pub

Description

Located in the heart of old Hanoi, just a few steps away from the historic Hoan Kiem lake, Polite Pub is one of the first bar/pub establishments in Hanoi, serving ice cold beer with cool music, free pool table since 1995. Recently renovated, Polite Pub now is a local favourite for whom that like to chill out after work with a good smoke of Cuban cigar, a decent wine list and a nice selection of single malt whiskies which include Lagavulin, Laphroaig, Macallan and many other from good to great drinks. Happy Hour from 5pm - 8pm
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am

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