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Highway 4, Hanoi

5 Hang Tre Street
Hoan Kiem District
Tel: 84 4 926 0639's insider take:

This rollicking bar brings a taste of the countryside to the masses. Though it's thoroughly Vietnamese, some expats and in-the-know travelers easily join in the karaoke-free fun, and few seem to be able to leave without downing at least one shot of Son Tinh, a rose-apple liqueur distilled especially for the bar. The ground-floor bar of this former French-era home has lacquer-top tables and chairs upholstered with hill-tribe textiles. Upstairs, the low tables and floor cushions of the open-air terrace are the approved spot for happy hour cocktails or sundowners, often taken with exotic, down-home dishes such as whole grilled sparrows, crocodile tail with ginger, or locusts roasted with lime leaves. But please pass on the thit cho hunk hoi (sautéed dog meat).

Open daily 10 am to midnight.

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