There are hardly any good bars in Hanoi because Hanoi
is the capital city and the police are pretty strict. Shops and bars have to close at a certain time. This is a beautiful city of lakes with thousands of beautiful old trees along the streets. Everything seems right here except the entertainment.
We went out with our friends for dinner at the Russian restaurant and most of my friends went to Le Pub
but Mark and I went to Solace Bar to meet our Belgium friends, Sarah and Bart
for a weekend dance. The bar is nothing special, it also can be called a hole :) but they hired a quite good DJ and very friendly staff which is the most important. This bar used to be Titanic Bar which was also very popular as a late bar for both locals and westerners.
Finally, I can say that I've been there, as I have heard people talk about it so many times. It's located on an old boat and on the side of the Red River
, one of the most quiet parts of Hanoi at night. They have a small area as a dance floor which is packed from around 1 am to 4 am. Amazingly there's no police coming to check like the other bars in the old quarter
, they must have a really good relationship.
If you are tired of dancing and feel like eating something, go to the left hand side of the bar. There is a pregnant lady who's selling french fries, sausages, hotdogs, sandwiches, and BBQ
... She told me that I shouldn't take any photos of the menu because her writing's awful then she laughed out loud. She's a really friendly woman. Check out her food after you've had a few beers.
Phuc Tan area
Labels: Bars, Bars - Ha Noi