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Polite Pub

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5b Bao Khanh Street | Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, Vietnam
+84 90 419 80 86
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5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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 & Whisky Bar is one of the first bar/pub establishments in Hanoi, serving ice cold beer with cool music, free foosball table since 1995. Recently renovated, Polite Pub now is a local favourite as a place-to-be to chill out after work with great cigar selection, a decent wine list and a large selection of single malt whiskies and other great drinks. Happy Hour from 4pm - 8pm, half-price house wines, classic cocktails, draught beers
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    Very good
  • 4
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  • 3
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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
Fab happy hour!

Happy hour 4-8, half price cocktails, beer and wine! Good music, 2 tvs showing sport and film. Great cocktails, dome of the best we've had in vietnam! Ok, so there's no view over the craziness that is Hanoi, but bargains and live music.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2015
Gemma B
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Lee-on-the-Solent, United Kingdom
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Lee-on-the-Solent, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Happy hour 4-8, half price cocktails, beer and wine! Good music, 2 tvs showing sport and film. Great cocktails, dome of the best we've had in vietnam! Ok, so there's no view over the craziness that is Hanoi, but bargains and live music.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

nice trendy pub. Food was good and loved the local beer. Its open up to 11 pm. Try the mixed platter .

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

On our last night in Hanoi we stumbled across this intimate bar and instantly wanted to stay. We had not had any good whiskey on our travels, and here was a bar with an enormous range, including the delicious Japanese Yamazaki. The bartender made us cocktails that weren't even on the menu, while we sat chatting to one of the... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Good mix of locals and ex pats with a great selection of scotch and whiskey. We spent five nights in Hanoi and every night at some stage had a drink or two here. Not recommended for anyone who doesn't like smoke as they sell some beautiful cigars. Very friendly staff, i cant wait to go back.

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Melbourne
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Nice ambience, decent selection of whisky and tasty cocktails - also cigars, if that's your thing. Welcoming staff, live music on fridays and saturdays. All around gem of a place, well worth a visit if you're in the area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Hanoi just not have many pubs with niche live bands. Polite is a great pub with live music away from the hustle and bustle of Han Tien Hanoi

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New York City, New York
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7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I hate to write this review because I don't want anyone else to find out, but I have to do it. Polite Pub is the most relaxed, welcoming, lovely bar anywhere. Over our three month stay in Hanoi, we went numerous times. The drinks are great - the bartender makes a better Manhattan than anywhere in Manhattan. The music is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Well i learned how to smoke a cigar not only that how to cut and even how to hold. Owner himself walked me through it. Service and attention to details are amazing. Had fun all the way. Recommended for drinks and cigar.

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Sheffield
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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5b Bao Khanh Street | Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Hanoi
  • Phone Number: +84 90 419 80 86

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Bar, Fast Food, Pub

Description

Located in the heart of old Hanoi, just a few steps away from the historic Hoan Kiem lake, Polite Pub & Whisky Bar is one of the first bar/pub establishments in Hanoi, serving ice cold beer with cool music, free foosball table since 1995. Recently renovated, Polite Pub now is a local favourite as a place-to-be to chill out after work with great cigar selection, a decent wine list and a large selection of single malt whiskies and other great drinks. Happy Hour from 4pm - 8pm, half-price house wines, classic cocktails, draught beers
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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