Popular neighbourhood bar, cafe & wine lounge transitions nightly into a vibrant live music venue
May 30th, 2016
One of the best examples of Hanoi’s characterful yet unassuming bars, Bar+84 is a popular destination notable for its laid-back vibe and endearing combination of well-crafted drinks, all-day cafe menu, impressive wine cellar, plus nightly live music. Occupying a modestly proportioned colonial villa within a quiet Hoan Kiem neighbourhood, Bar+84 is conveniently accessible to the city centre and Old Quarter, attracting an eclectic clientele of locals, expats, and in-the-know visitors. Set across the two floors of a partially restored villa, together with the street-front garden courtyard, guests can choose between casual dining and drinks in the courtyard, vibrant bar and live music spaces on the ground floor, and the rustic-chic aesthetic of the upper-level wine lounge and cellar. Open daily from 8:30am, Bar+84 transitions effortlessly from daytime cafe to vibrant bar and live music venue – an agreeable place where friends and small groups gather to socialise.
Design A colonial-era facade of dark green decayed patina and shuttered windows is matched by the rustic interior of boldly rendered walls, timber floors, and basic wood furnishings while the array of nostalgic “Godfather” cinematic references adds a quirky element to the laid-back atmosphere. At the first-floor wine lounge, plush leather armchairs and sofas are comfortably matched within a rustic-chic decor of raw brickwork, timber flooring, and vintage paraphernalia, while a pair of glass fronted wine tasting spaces entice serious oenophiles.
Cafe Menu Simple but well-executed Western cafe dishes are served all day. In addition to finger foods such as bruschetta, salmon rolls and skewers, the menu selections include antipasto platters for sharing – charcuterie and cheese; salads and soup; pasta and pizza; burgers and sandwiches; plus fish and meat dishes for mains.
Cocktails & Wine Experienced bartenders serve up an extensive drinks list highlighted by both “World Classic” and creative signature “[+84]” cocktails using premium spirits and fresh local ingredients. Upstairs in the wine lounge, a well-curated wine list features vintage French and international wines at approachable prices.
Bar+84 is open daily between 8:30am and late. Check the Facebook Page for details on themed music nights and upcoming events. Table bookings are taken, while private spaces on the second floor are available for small groups and parties.