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The best bars in town

Broma: Not a Bar: “The hip but casual little bar occupies the fourth floor of an old French colonial building and its open lounge offers some good views of the city streets and the Bitexco Financial Tower … Broma offers cocktails, over 30 varieties of beer, food, and regularly hosts live entertainment and themed music dance parties.” (Independent Travel Cats)

Chill Skybar: “This is Ho Chi Minh City's most opulent sky bar … Chill Skybar has earned a lofty reputation with great cocktails and good food … the A-list Vietnamese celebs and models who have made this their watering hole of choice may beg to differ, but the real star of the show is the stunning view over HCMC.” (CNN)

Eon Heli Bar: “Rise above the din of Friday rush hour by heading to one of the city’s rooftop bars, built atop sparkling skyscrapers that provide a mesmerizing view of the city’s broad boulevards and chaotic traffic circles … on the 52nd floor, Eon Heli Bar, in the city’s tallest building, Bitexco Financial Tower, offers the highest perch for a sunset tipple.” (New York Times)

Saigon Saigon Bar: “Several generations of international politicians, celebrities, authors and war correspondents visiting have helped make it a legend … the famous ‘roof top garden bar’ became an unofficial headquarters for correspondents and generals during the 1960s and early 70s … the original bar still stands, antique fans still whirl languidly from the raked ceiling, cocktails are still carefree on the garden terrace, dating back to 1956.” (Any Arena)

Lush: “Is popular with Saigon’s upwardly mobile young folk and expats who enjoy their company … the cool, modern, decor could place it anywhere in the world, as could the soundtrack of contemporary dance with an occasional pop moment ... Lush is a survivor, it may be the only club in town that's managed to stay fresh and successful for over a decade.” (Rusty Compass)

Saigon Soul Pool Party: “Has become synonymous with throwing the best pool parties in town … when you go to a Saigon Soul Pool Party you don’t just get wet, you get to enjoy one of the largest luxury pools in Saigon, surrounded by sunbeds, bean bags and VIP cabanas.” (Any Arena)

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