Solist Pub

Solist Pub, Hanoi: Address, Phone Number, Solist Pub Reviews: 4/5

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A cosy live venue and pub in Hanoi's Old Quarter, featuring the best talents Vietnam and beyond has to offer. Live music regularly each week, in an intimate speakeasy setting, with great cocktails and attentive staff. A love for music is the only requirement for entry
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1-2 hours
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James P
3 contributions
Raw meat, rude chef and terrible customer service! Stay away!!
Oct 2018 • Friends
Two friends and I stopped by for some lunch and all ordered the same burger as the place seemed clean and the burger was recommended as a specialty. All three burgers were essentially uncooked inside with the patty a glob of mush. When we informed the staff originally they tried to pass it off as carrot but when I showed them the unmistakeable smell if raw meat they instead informed us this was the chef's 'personal style'. We asked if they could make it again for us but the chef was rude, walked out the door and was speaking angrily to the waitress. Instead, the waitress only offered us a 50% discount despite the fact it was clearly raw and we only took 1 bite out of it each. Very disappointed by every aspect of the meal, the service and the chef's attitude. Never eat here!
Written October 17, 2018
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Jesse L
13 contributions
Great music playlist
Aug 2018 • Couples
Stopped by for a beer and the music was amazing. Fantastic playlist made us want to stay for another and hang out longer. Highly recommended for a chill night and a few drinks!
Written August 31, 2018
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Denise W
New York City, NY29 contributions
Amazing place
Mar 2018 • Couples
Loved the place. Great ambience, lovely staff, amazing life music, delicious drinks for a fair price. So happy we came. Could not have been a better experience and evening! ❤
Written March 25, 2018
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Jos G
Aartrijke, Belgium36 contributions
Nice pub
Mar 2018 • Solo
Staff here was super nice !
Good music and good prices...
As they have a small menu the food is good thank you for the good stay
Maybe just some cheese for the pasta 😉
Written March 5, 2018
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Chris T
2 contributions
Stay Away!!!
Feb 2018 • Solo
They very kindly ask us in, our friend played some tunes on the piano all was well.....until we tried to leave.....We wanted to pay separately as most solo travellers do, this is when the fun started. The older female owner is crazy!!! She tried to lock us in the pub, she messed up our change, ended up paying more just to get out the place. One of the bartenders took our picture as we where leaving and sent it somewhere. We are all in our late 20 and early 30s and just wanted a nice chilled night out, which was wreck by this place. Stay away!!!!!
Written March 1, 2018
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Hi Chris, It was not nice at all when at first you didn't even wanna pay enough money and asked us if you could pay 23000 instead of 30000. There was an expat who stayed with your team, he gave the 100000 bill to us. After that, you wanted to get back all the money you gave us and seperate, then our owner give back this 100000 bill for you.That's why at the end you need to give back this 100000 bill because it was his. You guys tried to leave even before giving back this bill to the expat and without making clear about everything, that's why we needed to close the door because you guys seemed to be very terribly suspicious. One of you even broke our door and you guys laughed at the broken door after this action. Your 10$ bill wasn't even enough to pay half for the price we need to fix the door. We should have called the police but we didn't wanna mess up with cheap people. There are thousands of customers that came to Solist Pub and they are all treated well, just like you guys stayed until very late like for hours and all of our staff had to stay up late with you. It's terribly bad luck for any restaurant/pub/bar having you guys come in. And plus, we didn't ask you to play our piano at all, it was you to ask "Can I try it" and I said "Yes". Don't think that making up a story on Trip Advisor can help you make our bar with perfect staff gain less customers. Cheers.
Written March 4, 2018
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George C
3 contributions
Recommend highly
Feb 2018 • Couples
Very nice local pub/restaurant. Lovely atmosphere for couples. Live music playing and staff very friendly. Even got to play the drums 🤙 food okay, for what you pay. Worth a visit 100%
Written February 4, 2018
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Andrew M
4 contributions
Solist pub, friendly and relaxed atmosphere
Jan 2018 • Business
I stayed in Hanoi for a few days for business and stumbled upon a great little bar called Solist. I was made to feel very welcome by the staff and in particular Steph was very helpful and went above and beyond to make me feel welcome, whilst also being professional and not overly intrusive. Relaxing atmosphere with food and music options (bands, open mic and plug&play your iPhone was great).

It was my go to place on my way back to my hotel from work each evening. Open until 2am but not overly busy or cramped. Centered in the old quarter but offset from the hustle and bustle of the tourists made it a good option for me. No hassle from people offering the usual temptations and safe.

I would defiantly recommend for anyone wanting a chilled atmosphere with music, food and friendly staff and only a 5 minute walk to the busy tourist end of town if you want it and close to a number of hotels.

Awesome and can't wait until my next visit! Thanks to Steph👍
Written January 25, 2018
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Stanford R
Hanoi, Vietnam4 contributions
Lovely place
Jan 2018 • Couples
Lovely pub. We enjoyed the live music and speed dating events. Very nice vip lounge and balcony. Highly recommended
Written January 24, 2018
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plattenkramer
Munich, Germany1 contribution
Might well be the best bar in Hanoi
Nov 2017 • Friends
Friendly staff, fair prices and usually pretty cool live Vietnamese music. The stage and performances reminded me of those in David Lynch movies & series only the Vietnamese version of it. Recommended it to a friend who visited Hanoi a week later, she loved it, too.
Written December 17, 2017
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Roadtriprob
Saint John, Canada100 contributions
Great way to end the night !!!
Dec 2017 • Couples
I went here for a beer on a Wednesday night while my wife was relaxing and loved the vibe so much that my wife and I returned the following Sunday. We entered the bar to see a staff birthday celebration in progress which we were graciously asked to join. Great music good drinks and a friendly staff what more could you want !!!
Written December 13, 2017
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