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 THAI STREET CALMETTE | 3rd floor rooftop, 171 Calmette, District 1, HCMC

What Beer is here:

  • Singha Beer
  • Chang Beer
  • Tiger Beer

Transport into Thailand at Thai Street Calmette to sample some tasty Thai beer. A place to explore with a relaxed atmosphere and friendly staff. Rooftop bars in Saigon are becoming increasingly popular with locals and expats alike because you can sit and enjoy yourself amongst the beauty of the city from high up. Thai Street serve good food and great beer, what else could you ask for?

#5 PROPAGANDA | 21 Han Thuyen, Ben Nghe, District 1, HCMC

What Beer is here:

  • East West Saigon Rose craft beer (bottled)
  • Pasteur Street Jasmine IPA (draft)

Stepping inside Propaganda, the first thing that catches your attention is the huge bright mural that covers the walls of the venue, the mural and the rest of the artwork inside is sourced and created by talented local Vietnamese craftspeople. Propaganda is a pop of colour amongst the busy world outside, so take an hour off to soak it all in (it’s even better with a beer!)

Propaganda saigon beer the sip app

Propaganda Pasteur beer

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!