Living in Saigon can sometimes be hectic. If you aren’t at work, you’re busy dodging the swarm of motorbikes on the streets that sometimes appear out of nowhere… everybody deserves a break occasionally and whether it’s after work or at weekends, Sip is here to help. Keep scrolling!

#1 WINKING SEAL | 50 Dang Thi Nhu, District 1, HCMC

What Beer is here:

  • Baby Fatso Dry Stout
  • Nam Nam Nam Cream Ale
  • Mekong Mashup Summer Ale
  • One Eye Imperial IPA
  • Seasonal taproom beers

“Proudly brewed in Saigon”, it wouldn’t be a good beer list if we didn’t start off with mentioning Winking Seal. The name comes from the owner’s childhood teddy bear and the love that Mark Nerney has for his venue really radiates throughout the whole restaurant. Winking Seal brew their own beer, it is a beautifully crafted and unique place to visit and with all the drinks on offer, you’d be silly not to go there for a sip or two. They also have some tasty bar bites and small plates to snack on with your beer too – we recommend the Jimaca Slaw!

#2 ZUMWHERE | 11 Nguyen Thanh Y, Da Kao, District 1, HCMC

What Beer is here:

  • Bohemian Larger
  • Hawaiian Pale Ale
  • London Stout
  • Summer IPA
  • Belgian Amber
  • Melon Ale

Tucked away in District 1, Zumwhere is a unique and quirky open space brewery for you to enjoy a beer with your friends. This place is really special during the evening, the simple décor and fairy lights create a warm and welcoming vibe to relax in. There are 6 beers to choose from with Sip and each one is refreshingly different from the last.

Zumwhere brewhouse the sip app

Zumwhere beers

#3 PANAM | 1 Nguyen Ba Huan, Thao Dien, District 2, HCMC

What Beer is here:

  • Te Te Craft Beer
  • Platinum Golden
  • Saigon Special Bite
  • Dong Son BTLE
  • Lazy Duck Koelsch BLTE

Panam is a detour from busy Saigon, located on a side street off Xuan Thuy, Thao Dien’s main street. Stocked with board games and a darts machine, this quirky find is on our list of somewhere to visit to enjoy a drink with friends. The food caters to vegans and meat eaters and the beer really compliments the food menu well, these guys know their beer!

#4 KHOAI | 89 Phạm Viết Chánh, Phường 19, Bình Thạnh, HCMC

What Beer is here:

  • Quy Nhon Lager
  • Löwen Lager
  • Dunng Quat

Tucked-away in a small street in Binh Thanh district, Khoai is defined as « a simple ruin bar » but offers way more than this. With over 100 types of beer on the menu, Khoai is the perfect spot for a laid-back night with friends, sipping on local craft beers, imported delicacies from Belgium to Hungary, and even exclusive beer-cocktails. You got it, Khoai is definitely the prefect spot to go for a beer!

#5 BREWLLIANT | 58 Võ Thị Sáu, Tân Định, District 1, HCMC

What Beer is here:

  • Platinum Golden Ale
  • Horizon Beer
  • Extreme Pilsner Beer

As it name indicates, Brewlliant is a brilliant gastropub that offers some of the best selection of local and international craft beers in HCM. Even if you are not a craft beer professional, don’t worry, their smiling team are and they will for sure recommend you the right beer for you. And finally, the décor is done gorgeously in a cosy library style and comfy sofas and tables are harmoniously set up around a stunning wooden bar. What else could you ask for?

Brewlliant bar

Sip Tip: While this article focuses on beer, we offer a soft drink at all of the venues listed – so Sip with whatever lifestyle you lead!