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Polite Pub

#71 of 1,097 Restaurants in Hanoi
#77 of 1,245 Places to Eat in Hanoi
Certificate of Excellence
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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, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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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  • 15
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
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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 "English" feel pub

Went there last night for a couple of hours, drinks only no food, good music playing and a real nice vibe in the place, mostly locals, I would have given it an excellent but the staff who really were not over worked had to mostly get a shout to bring another round, friendly enough

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
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Tapu Bay
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English first
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55 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Having seen the good reviews we decided to give this pub a try, close to our hotel with live music. We went in, it was very busy and very smoky. We were promptly offered drinks and placed an order, looking forward to the band. 25 minutes later we were still waiting for our drinks, the waitress couldn't care less and... More 

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Samiic707, Owner at Polite Pub, responded to this review

Dear c1franks, Thank you for your valuable review. I was disappointed to hear that our service didn't meet your expectation, as this is one of our key selling points which made us a local's favourite and one of Hanoi's must-gos for tourists. Regarding the problem you mentioned, I talked to the team already and found out what happened. During weekend... More 

Tapu Bay
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Went there last night for a couple of hours, drinks only no food, good music playing and a real nice vibe in the place, mostly locals, I would have given it an excellent but the staff who really were not over worked had to mostly get a shout to bring another round, friendly enough

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Melbourne, Australia
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51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This was our favourite local while we were in Hanoi. Only steps across the alleyway from our hotel (Hanoi Pearl). We visited every afternoon of our 5 night stay, it soon became a favourite. It’s a lovely comfortable pub. From the moment we saw it from the outside, it looked so inviting, just like a typical western pub. As soon... More 

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

it is vintage pub, perfect space for us for chatting, enjoy drinks and chat together. The location is very near Sword lake, easy to take short walk there.

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Edmonds, Washington
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146 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I was staying in the Old Hanoi Centre Hotel around the corner and I just wanted a comfortable place to order a drink and sit for awhile. I have been by this place dozens of times, since I live in Hanoi part time, but never went in. Well.....I finally did and to my pleasant surprise, it was a great place.... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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42 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 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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6 restaurant reviews
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
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 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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35 reviews
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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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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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Additional Information about Polite Pub

Address: 5b Bao Khanh Street | Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, Vietnam
Phone Number: +84 90 419 80 86
Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Hanoi
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
Average Prices: USD 5 - 25
Cuisine: Bar, Fast Food, Pub

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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

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 25
  • 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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