East-meets-West speakeasy bar near Hanoi Opera House entices with cocktails and vibrant music

Kumquat-Tree interior

June 22nd,2018


Probably the most authentic speakeasy bar in Hanoi, Kumquat Tree opened in late 2017 in the heart of the historic Hoan Kiem district. Occupying the upper levels of a traditional shophouse building in a nondescript laneway near the Hanoi Opera House, entry to Kumquat requires guests to enter a passcode (try messaging the Kumquat Tree Facebook Page) into the lock of the street-level red timber door before proceeding up a staircase to the main bar. Highly rated for both well-crafted cocktails and a vibrant underground music program – Kumquat Tree attracts a fashionable crowd of Hanoi locals and in-the-know travellers who party late into the night.

Designed with a distinctly traditional Asian aesthetic – accented with Western influences, the spacious timber interior extends across the main bar and dance space – with an upper-level lounge area popular with small groups and for a discrete tete-a-tete.

At the bar, the focus is on carefully crafted signature cocktails – with premium spirits and wines also served. A highlight from the drinks list are the 10 signature cocktails created by the talented local bartenders.

Regular events and promotions at Kumquat Tree include a nightly Afterwork Menu with special cocktails and drinks at VND95K; guest DJ’s headline the SpeakEasy Dance Hard nights on Fridays and Saturdays; while a monthly Wine Class introduces boutique wines to aficionados. Check the Kumquat Tree Facebook Page for upcoming events and special promotions.

Kumquat Tree interior

Kumquat Tree cocktails

  • Kumquat signature cocktail
  • Kumquat signature cocktail
  • Kumquat signature cocktail
  • Kumquat signature cocktail

(images credit Kumquat Tree)