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Polite Pub

#46 of 1,042 Restaurants in Hanoi
#49 of 1,172 Places to Eat in Hanoi
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Bar, Fast Food, 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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, 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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  • 4
    Average
  • 3
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  • 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
Nice pub with nice drink list

Polite Pub is a really good pub with a fine beverage list. Try the house wines or the Belgian beer. Service is swift and the music is good. Simply nothing to complain about.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
Bas M
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Polite Pub is a really good pub with a fine beverage list. Try the house wines or the Belgian beer. Service is swift and the music is good. Simply nothing to complain about.

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Greater Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Cheap ice cold draught beer and wine during Happy Hour, cool jazz music and lots and lots of whiskey. What more could you want!? They also sell cigars but no one was smoking when we went even though the place was full. A tall glass of icy Sapporo, 2 decent glasses of Semillon Sauvignon wine, a can of 7Up and... More 

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Lee-on-the-Solent, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
31 helpful votes 31 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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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Nagpur, India
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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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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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