Neighbourhood bar with relaxed vibe showcases the creative cocktails of award-winning Hanoi bartender
June 29th, 2016
Readily identified by its rustic timber panelled facade, The Unicorn Pub occupies a corner street-level space on the fringe of Hanoi’s Old Quarter. Highly regarded by in-the-know locals and visitors alike, Unicorn was launched in early 2015 by high-profile Hanoi bartender Phan Tien Tiep as a destination for top-quality cocktails – attractively priced – and served in a relaxed and casual atmosphere. The compact interior of three inter-connected rooms exudes a bohemian vibe with its quirky decor – while the cheerful bar crew serve well-crafted classic cocktails and the signature Creation Cocktails of Tiep. Regular drink promotions, low prices, weekly live music and an enthusiastic staff ensure that the bar is buzzing most nights until late. And the location is conveniently just a short walk from both the Old Quarter and West Lakes districts.
Decor In true neighbourhood bar style, the decor is a comfortable mix of mismatched furniture and eclectic decorative pieces. Guests can pull up solid wooden benches in the open front room and watch the street scene, take in the vibe of the centre bar space, or relax within the charm of the adjacent intimate lounge room space.
Cocktails The founder of several bars in Hanoi, a previous Diageo World Class Bartender of the Year for Vietnam, and inspiration for an upcoming generation of young bartenders, Tiep enjoys a high-profile in the local cocktail scene. At The Unicorn Pub he showcases his most famous cocktail creation – the blazing Pho cocktail, as well as an ever-evolving list of creative signatures. The Unicorn cocktail list includes 12 of his signature Creation Cocktails – remarkably priced at only VND125.000 for such well-balanced, top quality cocktails. And with the 20-plus Classic Cocktails listed at VND95.000 – guests can indulge in top-shelf concoctions at very approachable prices.
Open daily from 5pm The Unicorn Pub is popular for both relaxed early evening drinks – or more exuberant late night libations. Check the Facebook Page for information on the regular drinks promotions and weekly live music nights.