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“Another group that was scammed”

Sax N Art Jazz Club
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Reviewed December 22, 2012

The group and i were also scammed by the hidden "Cover" charge this club hids in its menu booklet.
We were passing the club and since we were over listening to the same old top 40 dance hits in the other bars, we decided we might as well go in and have a quick listen to what was on offer.
We went in, ordered a beer each, and although the music was ok (only ok), we were never informed at any stage that there was a cover charge for entry, that were is also a service charge on the drinks (what service???).
On exiting - we were given our bill (close to 1 million for 4 beers) and disputed the cover charge as we wernt told about it..
They then showed up the cover charge amount on the Back page of the menu, as well as the 10% service charge. We tried to resonably explain that we were not aware of it, that no one told as when we came in (there was door persons and also waitresses that took us to our table), and that we thought it was unfair they hide these charges from us.
They didnt care, and tried to intimidate us into paying there ripoff charges - to the point that one of the door men started pushing my friend.
We ended up paying half the cover charge and made a quick exit out of the club and into a taxi.
My advice is - Dont enter this club and avoid at all times.
Even if you now know about the charges, i think you should still avoid at all costs, as all it does is promote them to continue on with the scam!

6  Thank Psyvolt
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Reviewed December 18, 2012

Expensive drinks, average service and a cover charge that is not advertised until you get the bill. Seems like a common theme with the other reviews for this bar. The music was ok, but there are many better live music venues in HCMC that don't charge you VND80,000 cover charge and a 10% service charge on top of the already over-priced drinks (most bars in HCMC don't have a service charge and restaurants normally charge 5%, if they have a service charge at all). Seems like a place that makes money from unassuming tourists. I recommend avoiding it.

7  Thank chook_traveller
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Reviewed December 17, 2012

Poor service and extremely over-priced. On top of the very high drink prices, they charged 80,000VND per head for the music that we listened to while having a single drink. This was not advertised.
There are so many good bars in Saigon to choose from. This isn't one of them, so go elsewhere.

4  Thank Xpat_Travels
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Reviewed December 7, 2012

Me and my gf went dec 2012 because it was close and we just finished dinner with friends. the drinks was average at best and after 2 songs the band took a 30 mins break then went home so the rest of the time we spend there was listening to reruns of very old MTV. There wasn't many people around and it's already been well over an hour we decides to call it a night. 2 drinks for 500,000 Dong including 80,000 Dong per person for the bands (it's not much money but they should have told us before hand).

3  Thank Fasteddie23
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Reviewed December 3, 2012

Nice bar drinks expensive and when you leave you are charged double to pay for the jazz band.

This should be made clear when you enter so 400 dong for two bears and the band !!!!

Decide for yourself

2  Thank chunkyMONKEY52
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