In case you didn't know, the "Red" in R.E.D. Bar & Restaurant stands for Relax, Eat and Drink (at least that's what the sign on the door says). If you're looking for a place to do just that with great...and enjoy very reasonably priced and good food and drinks you’ve found the right place.
RED is situated on a one way street ( a little difficult to find as you have to go around the block if you’re coming from Ton Duc Thang Street). Once you’ve found its single door entry, you’ll be pleasantly surprised to see a very welcoming bar/restaurant with hi top tables and regular low top rectangular tables. The actual bar is very long and serves any and all drinks. The wait and bar staff is friendly and speaks English very well and service is very fast and with a smile. Try the lamb burger, it is really good!!
The unpretentious bar also features a great band (mostly Filipino) complete with drummer, guitarist, keyboard and 2 singers. The overall bar space on the first floor is not very large so a band that size in there was impressive because they were amazing and the sound wasn’t blowing out your ear drums. They played some pop, R&B, Rock…a little bit of everything, but all very fun. If it’s your fancy, they’ll let you sing a song or two…or three with the band. It’s very relaxed and the crowd is supportive.
There’s a pool table in the back for those so inclined and there are big screen TV’s surrounding the bar. So whether you’re with the guys/girls or on a date, you can always glance at a screen to check out the score of your favorite match or catch up on the latest reality TV news.
I did not give RED 5 Stars because the advertising was a little over the top and misrepresented the place a bit. RED speaks of multiple levels…which is has 3. But the night we were there they were not open and did not look like they have been open for a while. I am curious what they are like when opened. The levels are very big and spacious so I’m sure they only add to the fun. RED also speaks of people dancing on the bars and getting wild, etc. That I find hard to believe as it does not seem like that type of place. But who knows. Any given night…right?
Overall, RED could become a person’s favorite hangout spot. A place where everybody, including the band knows your name. Definitely worth a visit. Don’t wear you fanciest cocktail dress or suit, you’ll be way overdressed. Just come ready to relax, eat and drink.
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