Whiskey & Wares
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Whiskey and Craft beer upscale but relaxed and not pretentious bar. Great selection of whiskey and Saigon made craft beer at affordable prices as well as mixed drinks, and Vietnamese-inspired cocktails with locally sourced and homemade ingredients.
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jlgnyc
29 contributions
Mar 2020
Stumbled on this place during a one day stroll in HCMC. I highly recomend. Fantastic cocktails, great atmosphere, good service. Good whiskey. A charming, appropriatly dark, small and cozy whiskey bar on a side street. If you find yourself in that neighborhood and you like a good cocktail step on in.
Written January 14, 2021
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Darick L
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia41 contributions
Aug 2017 • Friends
Quite a hidden gem, located right by a narrow street just couple of blocks away from the main night life district. Watch out for sign as one could easily miss this place. Recommended by one of the LGBT traveler blog, I don't find this place fit into gay establishment but this bar is definitely gay-friendly. The bar owner also happen to attend the bar the night I visited, very friendly and easy going. I am very impressed that Ho Chi Minh hosts several independent breweries that produce fine craft beers. Nearly all carried by this bar. I'm from Malaysia, I consider the drink price very reasonable. p/s - I refrained to call it cheap because the word implying a bad connotation.
Written August 25, 2017
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Rodrigo M
Barcelona, Spain98 contributions
Nov 2019 • Couples
Huge whisky menu, you have craft beer too. The perfect place if you want to escape the crowded bars. Excellent music (you can pick yours upstairs). The owner its an amazing guy with a great life story to tell. For sure will come back again. Thank you!!!
Written November 13, 2019
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Mike N
Oakland, CA9 contributions
Apr 2019
The place was magnificent. I'm only rating this 4 stars as the owner (Derek), a congenial and candid dude, told me that he only takes 2 - 4 star reviews seriously. It merits 5. There's a lovely vibe in the place, it's in a great location just off the beaten path from the melee, and the drinks are lovely, particularly the tamarind whiskey sour.
Written April 29, 2019
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Matthew Todd W
Abilene7 contributions
Jun 2018
If you're reading this review, that means you're probably already in Ho Chi Minh City, scrolling online for a nearby place to grab a drink. Put down the phone and make your way to Whiskey and Wares. It's not a place with loud music and $3 nitrous balloons; it's a place to get a really great cocktail or craft beers. It's a great places to start your night before you head down to backpacker's road, and it's also a great place to end your night after a nice meal. Honestly, if you like whiskey, this is a great place under any circumstances. I was in Vietnam as part of a 16-day trip around Asia, and we ended up staying right down the street from this place. We finally made our way in, and we loved it. Top-notch drinks and service in a tidy little room. If for some reason I'm ever in Ho Chi Minh again (which is doubtful, but still), I will 100% make it a priority to get back to Whiskey and Wares.
Written August 9, 2018
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Amy W
Beckenham, UK3 contributions
Jan 2017 • Friends
Whiskey and Wares, what a gem to have around;
196 de Tham is where this bar can be found;

The cocktails? Dear god, they’re heavenly;
Orgasms in your mouth, better than ecstasy;

If you’re into Whiskey, you’ll be sweating;
Like a kid in a candy shop, but more forgetting;

So traveller or expat, don’t miss out;
I promise it’s a treat. top grade. a knockout.
Written January 21, 2017
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Jessica K
4 contributions
Jun 2019 • Friends
Best drinks in town, made with love, passion and a lot of experience.
Special shout-out to Derek for organizing my favorite drink ;-)
Cheers from Germany, Jess
Written June 11, 2019
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Badexperience214
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam90 contributions
Apr 2019 • Friends
This is second time I come here, the beers are great, the place is a little bit small, if not crowded is good, if too many people inside is too noise.

第二次來, 啤酒很讚,地方不大,沒太多人在裡面的話,喝起酒來是舒服的,如果人太多就會很吵!價格算合理~
Written April 28, 2019
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pittsy66
Melbourne, Australia20 contributions
Aug 2018 • Friends
We came here because we knew it was LGBTI friendly (please note, it’s not a gay bar - it’s just welcoming).

Derek and his crew totally looked after our group. Incredible cocktails. Awesome mix of expats who were up for a chat.

Couldn’t recommend it enough - especially for travelers or expats looking for a quality whiskey or cocktail and a chat. 👍
Written August 7, 2018
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Jose T
1 contribution
May 2018 • Couples
I admire the selection of whiskeys they have. It's cool that this shop gets their friends to buy duty free and keep them stocked.

However, when some of my friends asked for our mixed drinks separated (e.g. serve the coke can on the side), they charged a more for it -- when most other spirits houses in town don't.

More annoyingly, one of my mates who's a bartender noticed they were being cheap with their pours, and refusing to use their measuring shots to ensure a full serving was given.

We're almost better off on Bui Vien -- a hop, skip and a jump away.

Now we buy our own alcohol and have others come to our place for proper pours.
Written July 6, 2018
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