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Universal (Sports Bar/Cafe/Restaurant/Live Music)

$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub
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90 Bui Vien, Pham Ngu Lao, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I eat here at least once a week when I get a craving for steak, with sauteed veggies,& mashed potatoes the red wine is Chilran or Australian is ok, but you need to ask for room temperature, otherwise its cold,to hide the taste of local red wine.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really good atmosphere. Tuan anh was amazing, so attentive and a funny guy! We went 4 nights in a row and would go back again.

Thank Georgia P
Northampton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location on Bui Vien for people watching, let down by terrible service, a man could die of thirst.

Thank sparklerz
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Entered this place just cause I loved the live music they were playing. Ordered a couple beers. The service was prompt. The waiters were friendly. Great place for catching the action on Bui vien, flame throwers and people watching.

Thank ppokhare
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Idnyou want to drink a beer, it's a good place to get it! enjoy the night maybe with some nice livemusig and have a party!

Thank jjtraveler1
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome little sports bar to chill out and watch the footy. Best thing- they have icy cold beer!! Great service and good music. Highly recommend this place

Thank Kyla W
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommend a stop here. Great atmosphere as well as staff. Plus the street life is super fun to observe and be a part of. Drinks are affordable and the music is good

Thank Allie C
South West Rocks, Australia
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6 reviews
Reviewed March 10, 2017 via mobile

Sitting here at universal sports bar great saturday after noon talk and bartering been coming hear for two years good staff plenty sport on tv food good if in vietnam must rest spot

Thank peter c
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed March 8, 2017 via mobile

Great food to pig out on, cold cold beers unlike most others. Aussie owned. Great Vietnamese service with all the sports on. 🤙🏻🤙🏻

Thank Ryan T
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed January 31, 2017 via mobile

Just spend some time with my gf there and I saw the staff took the money in het pocket from a customer. Few hours later the table didn't want to pay because they pay already half a part I guess, and then the staff just start to throw bottles of beers on the motobike customers was driving on. Such a... More 

Thank Cédric B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$2 - $7
Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Waitstaff, Television
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 90 Bui Vien, Pham Ngu Lao, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Ho Chi Minh City

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?