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The Dublin Gate Irish Pub Saigon

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19 Thai Van Lung Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam (Formerly Bernie’s irish bar and restaurante)
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+84 8 6656 1103
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7:30 am - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 1:00 am
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84 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in to escape the heat and pho. Nice enough place but 90K for a pint of Tiger? A bit much. Stick to the local spots :)

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1 Thank Brandt K
Dublin Gate S, Owner at The Dublin Gate Irish Pub Saigon, responded to this review

Hi Brandt, thanks for the review. Not sure what pricing point your expecting here though everything is clearly stated on the menu. We are in the centre of Dist 1 two blocks from the Opera House with air conditioning like you described plus all the satellite / cable TV etc in a nice set up. 90k for a pint of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a lovely pub. Tasteful decor and most agreeable ambiance. Efficient and friendly service and a superb Guinness and beef pie. I live in Hanoi and come to Saigon for work once a month. I will be a regular here on my visits to Saigon.

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Thank Phil K
Dublin Gate S, Owner at The Dublin Gate Irish Pub Saigon, responded to this review

Hi Phil thanks for the good review it was great having you in the Dublin Gate. I am glad that you liked the Beef & Guinness pie, i see you had it two nights in a row :-) . Hope to see you next time you are in Saigon! More 

Melbourne, Australia
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99 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

At the risk of sounding snobbish, i'm not one that usually frequents Irish bars as i personally find the concept bit cheesey and outdated. However, the great band playing inside caught my attention and we stayed the whole night. This is a nice pub, great pool table, sport playing (if this is your thing), friendly staff and well priced drinks.... More 

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Dublin Gate S, Owner at The Dublin Gate Irish Pub Saigon, responded to this review

Hi Orwell, thanks for the review. Now there is nothing wrong with checking out an Irish Pub during your travels but know exactly what you mean as they can be a mixed bag. We are Irish but have the feeling of a good local pub and have many regulars that appreciate it, the crowd is mixed with local expats, tourists... More 

Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped in while attending a business conference in Ho Chi Minh. Staff were very accomodating and the food was outstanding. The owner Bernie went out of his way to help us find an American football game on the television that we wanted to watch. Great spot to stop in and find the comforts of a neighborhood bar from home.

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Thank wpkingsley
Dublin Gate S, Owner at The Dublin Gate Irish Pub Saigon, responded to this review

Hi Kingsley, thank you very much for your kind review. We have good coverage of all the sports available so were very happy to accomodate you guys and find the Michigan State College football game. Hope to see you next time you are in Saigon! More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After a month in Vietnam is was craving a hearty mashed potato dinner. Went here and ordered the chicken and mushroom pie, best meal I've had since I arrived. I was very well looked after by staff with the owner even going out of his way to set the Dublin loner up with some Irish drinking buddies. Two Limerick lads... More 

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Thank naomicullen
Dublin Gate S, Owner at The Dublin Gate Irish Pub Saigon, responded to this review

Hi Naomi thanks a million for your nice review. Glad you enjoyed the chicken & mushroom pie it is one of the favourites on the menu. Now we couldn't let a girl from Dublin sit by herself on a Saturday night so more than happy to introduce you to the Limerick boys and the rest of the regular Irish gang... More 

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

The location of the Dublin Gate Irish Pub is well placed. Located inside district one, and within walking distance of the Sheraton Hotel. The Saturday evening I was there, the front section of the pub was full. There seemed to be a terrible barrier between the front and the back of the pub, the back has a pool table and... More 

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Dublin Gate S, Owner at The Dublin Gate Irish Pub Saigon, responded to this review

Dear Shaun we are sorry you had a disappointing experience but perhaps explanations might be required, the terrible barrier that you talk about is a glass wall that separates the the front section on the ground floor and the back which is the smoking area. We are one of the few bars in Saigon that have a no smoking bar,... More 

Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

I've been to Vietnam seven times now and love it, but there's always a point in every trip where I wand western food and to hear English in the background. This pub has been that respite several times. I think the menu is varied and I like everything I've had. Today was the chicken burger. It's a full grilled teriyaki... More 

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Dublin Gate S, Owner at The Dublin Gate Irish Pub Saigon, responded to this review

Hi ParkhillDad, thanks for the great review sure we offer that little place in Saigon which is a home away from home when you are travelling. The teriyaki chicken burger is also one of my favourites as well. Like you say we have a good selection of beers on draught, 5 plus Magners Irish Cider, the two local craft beers... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

This is a really nicely decorated and clean bar. There is a pool table out the back and a number of TV's and a big screen to watch the sports. They show the Irish sports which is a big plus when trying to keep up with your county and their development through the All-Ireland. My issues with this place is... More 

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Thank Professor_Sparrow
Dublin Gate S, Owner at The Dublin Gate Irish Pub Saigon, responded to this review

Hi Professor_Sparrow, sorry to hear that you have mixed feelings. First of all as a bar owner i have plenty of experience lending a ear to customers problems so i am more than happy to sit down with you over the bar and provide the counselling to help you with these feelings to resolve them. As you say we focus... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

Good pub meal good service great veiw couldn't ask for anything else. Sitting on the river watching the world go by had a great night

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1 Thank Natalie M
Dublin Gate S, Owner at The Dublin Gate Irish Pub Saigon, responded to this review

Hi Natalie, thanks for the great review for the Dublin Gate Hoi An. Yes it is a beautiful place to relax by the river watching the world go by enjoying a few drinks and listening to some live music from our band. See you again soon! More 

Vietnam
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

Exactly what you would expect from an Irish pub. Staff are friendly but have very little clue as to what they're doing i.e confusion, couldn't process a credit card (until I told them how), wrong charging of bill, wrong drinks. A place to pop into if you're walking by.

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Thank ZephyrHousing
Dublin Gate S, Owner at The Dublin Gate Irish Pub Saigon, responded to this review

Hello ZephyrHousing, thanks for the review glad that we meet your expectations of an Irish pub. Staff are friendly always happy to have a chat and help out the customers, but to say they have very little clue is insulting to them. If there is an issue with a bill or drinks it will be quickly fixed and the credit... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $35
Cuisine
Irish, International, British, Bar, European
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Delivery, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 1:00 am
Monday
7:30 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
7:30 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
7:30 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
7:30 am - 1:00 am
Friday
7:30 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
7:30 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 Thai Van Lung Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam (Formerly Bernie’s irish bar and restaurante)
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Ho Chi Minh City
  • Phone Number: +84 8 6656 1103
Description
The Dublin Gate Irish Bar and Restaurant, is a contemporary Irish Pub, located in district 1, Saigon, Vietnam. We pride ourselves on focusing on great food, drink, people and all the comforts from home making it the home of the Irish in Saigon! We are open 7 days a week from 7:30am until 1:00am, the kitchen is open from 7:30am until midnight serving all day.

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