Bar in Hanoi’s Old Quarter famous for their mojitos, laid-back vibe and eclectic music selections
May 31st, 2016
With a laid-back vibe, friendly service and well-priced cocktails, Mojito Bar & Lounge is one of Hanoi’s more popular destinations for sociable drinks and entertainment. Set within a refurbished heritage building on the periphery of the buzzing nightlife of Hanoi’s Old Quarter precinct, the bar exudes a welcoming and comfortable atmosphere with its pared-back decor and intimate bar and lounge spaces. Talented bartenders serve up an impressive variety of the namesake mojitos, plus creative signature and classic cocktails, robust shots, and an extensive list of well-priced alcoholic beverages. In addition to the top-notch drinks, Mojito Bar & Lounge attracts a strong following with its weekly schedule of an eclectic variety of live music performances – ranging from solo acoustic, local bands and DJs to comedy acts and open mic nights.
Design Tucked away in a small street, Mojito Bar occupies a multi-level space within a row of colonial-era buildings, with the main bar and lounge on the ground level, and the two upper levels currently under refurbishment. A rustic-chic decor of raw brickwork, timber panelling and ceramic tile flooring is complemented by soft lighting to create a comfortable atmosphere. Entering from the street, the substantial bar is the centrepiece feature, with the vaulted timber ceiling creating a sense of spaciousness. Moving further inside, the passageway flanked by a koi fish pond reveals the intimately proportioned lounge and performance space.
Cocktails At the well-stocked bar, mojitos are the standout speciality on the extensive cocktail list, with a choice of over eight different varieties. Fresh local produce is used to create refreshing drinks with flavour profiles influenced by Vietnamese cuisine, typified by the Lemongrass Mojito. In addition to the mojitos, the standout signature cocktail of the bar is their “Pho” cocktail, with local culinary ingredients that recreate the taste of pho added to gin and Cointreau in a dramatic bartop flaming cascade. Known locally for their attractively priced drinks, the bar also serves creative shots – plus beers, premium spirits, and non-alcoholic options.
Mojito Bar & Lounge opens daily from 5 pm – with good value Happy Hour deals between 6pm and 8pm – and check out the Facebook Page for special events and updates on the regular live music nights.