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46 Pham Ngu Lao | 46 Pham Ngu Lao, Hue 054, Vietnam
+84 54 3824 793
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Dining options: Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Situated in the heart of Hue city, within walking distance of...
Situated in the heart of Hue city, within walking distance of restaurants, bars, art galleries, shops and cultural attractions. The Why Not? Bar offers the late night bar seen being one of the very few places in Hue that stays open past 12 PM. Why Not Bar is really great place to relax for local people and foreigners with a variety of good drinks, delicious food , nice music and friendly staff.
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  • 54
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  • 77
    Very good
  • 38
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  • 13
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
I just keep on meeting people there

I keep on coming there for about six years. And believe it or not: I keep on meeting people there, randomly, fellow travellers and even friends from back in Germany... . A place with a good Kharma. I never had some food there, I have to admit... .

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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  • Bar scene
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Germany
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I keep on coming there for about six years. And believe it or not: I keep on meeting people there, randomly, fellow travellers and even friends from back in Germany... . A place with a good Kharma. I never had some food there, I have to admit... .

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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
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

we would have stayed for longer, the service was lovely but the we had a massive group sat next to us and kind of spread onto our table so felt we should make a move and let them have the big groups buisness

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Top Contributor
203 reviews 203 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Did not have any food just stopped in for a beer. Nice place to tip a few and watch the world go by. Prices seemed fair.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Half price G&Ts until 11:30pm, nice seating area and good burgers (although could have included a few more chips). Didn't try any of the other food, so can't comment on that, but the staff we're very friendly and we returned a second night with friends for more drinks. Definitely worth a look.

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I came to Hue for three nights, and ended up finding myself back at this bar each and every night. The staff went above and beyond to welcome you. They were quick to make me laugh and refill my drink. The manager always found time to mingle with the guests and make sure that everyone was happy. The bar has... More 

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Thousand Oaks, California
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93 reviews 93 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Due to weather-related flight cancellations, we arrived after 11 pm (2300 hrs) and we were starving. What a relief to see a jam-packed little place right across from our hotel! This place is obviously a late night hangout for young travelers and locals. Nevertheless, we senior citizens felt comfortable, welcome and relieved to find both American style choices and, as... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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88 reviews 88 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Nice bar but service is lousy. We order only two smoothies and one espresso and had to wait about ten min for the smoothies and another ten for an !! Espresso !! ...and the table next to us, came later, but got their drinks including 3 different dishes earlier.

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Beijing, China
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67 reviews 67 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This is a nice place to sit with a drink and watch the cars/motorbikes/tourists go by. Also had some happy hour drink specials.

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The food and service where good. A tiny cute waitress had a chi chag with us and learned us the drinking habit of the vietnamese. She was probably trying to get us drunk ('one more time, one more time') and she probably thought she succeded. When they gave us the bill, hardly anything was correct. She blamed it on the... More 

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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Had food here lunch and dinner twice as the food is brilliant. If you fancy having some homely(British/western) food.. This is the place! Cheap and yummy! Chicken either mushroom sauce, mash potato and veg? Bloody amazing! Cheap beer as well! Top notch! Oh and there's a pool table!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 46 Pham Ngu Lao | 46 Pham Ngu Lao, Hue 054, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Thua Thien - Hue Province  >  Hue
  • Phone Number: +84 54 3824 793

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 2 - 10
  • Cuisine: European, Vietnamese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

Description

Situated in the heart of Hue city, within walking distance of restaurants, bars, art galleries, shops and cultural attractions. The Why Not? Bar offers the late night bar seen being one of the very few places in Hue that stays open past 12 PM. Why Not Bar is really great place to relax for local people and foreigners with a variety of good drinks, delicious food , nice music and friendly staff.

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