Contemporary elegance, lake views and stellar wines at celebrated Hanoi wine lounge
November 14th, 2015
Widely rated among Hanoi’s preeminent wine bars since its 2013 opening, 88 Lounge attracts wine lovers with its stellar combination of understated sophistication and expertly curated selection of exceptional wines at approachable prices. Housed within a four-level lakefront building in Hanoi’s popular West Lake district, 88 Lounge offers a stylish yet relaxed setting for the appreciation of fine wines, accompanied by an appetising menu of International comfort dishes and sharing platters. Guests can choose between casual drinks at the vibrant ground level bar and garden terrace, or try the upper levels for the comfort of the plush lounge settings and private spaces. Expect knowledgeable and friendly service, a full bar service in addition to the wines, and enticing happy hour and monthly Wine of the Month promotions.
Design Architect-designed and owned, the contemporary design elegantly blends Oriental and French colonial influences within a modern industrial palette of polished concrete, raw bricks and steel beams. Entered via an outdoor garden terrace, the interior comprises 4 levels of bar and lounge spaces, separately suitable for casual drinks and socialising, relaxed dining, or discrete private gatherings and functions. Floor to ceiling glass facades at each level facilitate pleasing vistas over the lake, imbuing the interiors with a sense of tranquility, while the tasteful decor of well-spaced settings of sofas, armchairs, and tables exude comfortable elegance.
Wine & Cocktails The wine specialists at 88 Lounge have rigorously compiled an impressive selection of wines representing the top global wine producing regions. Each wine was been researched thoroughly from the ratings of respected industry experts, with the informative list detailing both tasting notes and published rankings for every label. Blackboard lists of well-priced wines by the glass are regularly updated, and the well-stocked bar also serves a concise list of handcrafted signature and classic cocktails. Other beverages include aperitifs and digestives, premium spirits, plus beers and cider.
Open daily from 11 am, 88 Lounge serves wines and drinks, plus a menu of international comfort dishes all day. Happy Hour promotions on drinks and food offer excellent value, while the Wine of the Month presents first-rate wines at agreeable prices. The multiple levels and spaces offer flexible options for private functions. And check the Facebook Page for special tasting events and promotions.