Bia Hoi

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Brian H
8 contributions
Cheap beer
Mar 2020 • Couples
Dotted about in Hanoi are Bia Hoi shops. These are drinking places that only sell beer ( food too) and are usually only populated by the local inhabitants. They are rough and ready, a bit smokey but we didn't feel at all unwelcome in the couple we visited. The beer is poured out of a jug into your glasses and is freshly brewed and just ready for drinking and also quite tasty. The cost per glass when we were there was 18 Vietnamese dong very cheap. Well worth a visit.
Written March 31, 2020
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joannegray
Buckinghamshire, UK629 contributions
If you like people watching and cheap beer, this is your spot!
Dec 2019
Most places strangely seem to be plugging Heineken or Budweiser - I have no idea why as opposed to the local beer, they must be sponsored perhaps. However, other beers are the equivalent of 25 p! Who can turn up their noses at that!? It's not particularly traditional or historical any more but it's great for people watching. Locals and tourists seem to mingle alike here and all the chairs are out and the crowds large, it's a really nice area for anyone. Although I would keep your belongings and wits about you as lots of pickpockets and REALLY annoying donut selling ladies thrusting them all at everyone all the time, just give them one firm no and ignore them however rude it sounds otherwise you could end up scammed!
Written March 23, 2020
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Stephen B
14 contributions
Bia Hoi
Oct 2019 • Couples
In the Old Quarter forget beer junction at Ta Hien, this is for the tourists and young, trendy Vietnamese, and now only serves bottled beer.
To get the real bia hoi you need to go to the corner of Bat Dan and Durong Thanh. This is where the locals go for the refreshing (and cheap) Hanoi draught beer and food that is not tailored specifically for westerners.
Written November 5, 2019
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John P
Brisbane, Australia22 contributions
Local drinking and food
Oct 2019
Great place to watch the locals go about their day. Very busy, very cheap. Good local beer straight from the keg and good local food. The small tables and little plastic chairs just add to the experience. A must see in Hanoi.
Written October 7, 2019
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xortuna
8 contributions
Terrible
May 2019 • Couples
Originally famous for its Bia Hoi, the bars (sorry I mean ‘restaurants’) will flat out refuse to serve you the infamous drink. If your not buying food they will kick you out (even after sitting down). Do yourself a favour walk down the street turn left at the end and enjoy 4x cheaper food and drink.
Written May 2, 2019
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greatfoodie
West Malling, UK50 contributions
The best people watching spot!
Apr 2019 • Couples
Freshly brewed, dirt cheap beer, sitting on plastic chairs on a corner of a intersection of 5 roads in the midst of total chaos, what more could you ask for? Talk about great scooter, bike, cycling, car, bus watching along with woman cooking up local dishes offering them to this beer bar and to one opposite.

We had the bar’s salt and chilli dry pork ribs as an appetiser to go with our beers, can highly recommend them - delicious.
Written April 28, 2019
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Rudij
Slovenia79 contributions
Food - beer..
Mar 2019 • Couples
Spacious food, lots of bars, street service, a good beer. Try homemade beer. It's crowded in the evening. The staffs of the cafes invite food, but they are not too intrusive. Worth a visit. Otherwise if you do not go to the beer street you have not seen Hanoi ...
Written April 9, 2019
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Vivien
Hong Kong, China159 contributions
Chill
Dec 2018 • Family
Pretty chill, many hotels and bars with live music in the area. The night market is also nearby which opens in weekends.
Written January 16, 2019
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risky
2 contributions
Great beer in Vietnam
Nov 2018 • Couples
Cheap beer at 1usd for 4 glass in Hanoi, Not recommend you drink at Bia conner,not real and taste isnt good,find place for local people is the real one. It was light but has beer taste. We had a good time drinking and chatting with local people .
Written November 28, 2018
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Justin S
Wellington, New Zealand27 contributions
The famous ‘Bia Hoi’
Nov 2018
This place is overrated. The Bia Hoi beer is twice the price compared to other places near by. Food average and pricey by Vietnam standards. Had the worst toilets I have encountered during my stay, but at least there was toilet paper. Service was quick and the company I had during my dinner was awesome though.
Written November 22, 2018
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