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Polite Pub

#138 of 1,452 Restaurants in Hanoi
Certificate of Excellence
Pub, Bar
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5b Bao Khanh Street | Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, Vietnam
Name/address in local language
+84 90 419 80 86
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed this place. It's directly opposite the Pearl Hotel where we stayed. This place has an excellent drinks selection at unbelievably low prices. The drinks menu is extensive and professionally laid out. Each liquor has its own page and instructions of how to make one at home yourself. The atmosphere is low-key, dark and secretive. The perfect place... More 

Thank Mark O
Hanoi, Vietnam
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Located in a quiet alley, atmosphere inside is classic and perfect for some cocktails, craft beers, or some bottles of their wine selection. As resident in Hanoi is a must for my relax-dose. Do not walk by without stopping!!

Thank EduardCP
Hong Kong, China
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

This bar has the most comprehensive cocktail menu .... The bar is awesomely decorated and the staff are great !! Music was also very vibey. This place is a hidden gem - a must visit in Hanoi !!!

Thank Andre R
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

This little pub serves great cocktails as well as cold beer Its a great place to avoid the afternoon heat and enjoy some of the best cocktails in Hanoi Don't miss there happy hour 4-8pm 50% off My favourite whiskey sour

Thank Igor D
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Basic pub in opposite of Hanoi Pearl hotel. In addition to local beer have some imported as well. If you are straight don't enter to the next door bar :-)

Thank Lasrin
Hanoi, Vietnam
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

I've been wanting to check this place out for months. I have to say, it was much nicer inside than I was expecting. I was expecting some sort of dive bar, for some reason, but it's not at all. The atmosphere is nice, cozy, with dark wood, comfortable seating. It is pretty small though. They have an extensive menu of... More 

Thank LynnW33
London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

Nice little find in the hub of Hanoi, very different to the local feel, more at home (coming from London). Great music, lovely atmosphere and decor with a very mixed clientele, low lit, great bar and choice of drinks. More expensive than your local bar, however if you fancy a change this is a lovely place for a quiet drink... More 

Thank Nicky M
Fort Nelson, Canada
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

Loved this little pub the drinks are amazing lots of infused alcohols, choices for every taste bud. They tend to run out of a lot of the infused spirits so make sure to have a back up choice, prices are good Happy hour is from 4-8. Service is friendly not fluent in English. Only thing I didn't like is that... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina, United States
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41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

The bartenders are doctors when it comes to making drinks. Just watching them make our drinks was great. This pub is a step up from any place that I have been in a while and definitely worth a look.

Thank Adam W
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

Probably one of the best cocktails I have ever had and not just in Vietnam. The staff were very helpful and polite. Nice place to chill out for a few drinks with a good atmosphere.

Thank Richard M
BaoHoangNG, Owner at Polite Pub, responded to this review

Dear Richard M, Thank you so much for your kind words. By looking at your photo, I guess you visited us right after we reopen after the renovation. I'm sorry for all the mess that was still lying around. We change our drink menu every 3 months, so I hope that we will welcome you again soon to try new... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $25
Pub, Bar
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Reservations, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
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
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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