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“A must do in Hanoi and across Vietnam” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bia Hoi

Bia Hoi
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Private Half-Day Hanoi Walking Tour: Old Quarter, Bach Ma Temple and Bia Hoi...
Ranked #5 of 64 Nightlife in Hanoi
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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“A must do in Hanoi and across Vietnam”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2013

30-40p for a quality Czech style beer? What more needs to be said!? This is a great experience. We went 4 (four!) times in 3 days to a Bia Hoi spot. Grab a little plastic chair and a plastic table and watch the madness on the street before you. Order a few things off the menu and then fall off your chair through drinking ten beers and having a full belly and leaving with change from a fiver.

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San Francisco, California
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“Ribs and beer”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2013 via mobile

Great spot to stop for ribs and beer. Not the cleanest spot but the choice of about 10 different type of rib flavours speaks for itself.

Bring a toothpick.

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Jenly N, Owner at Bia Hoi, responded to this review, 18 October 2013
Dear Will A
Thanks remomend on tripadvior
I Hope in the future we could server more Customer and improve property and quality
Thanks All
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Hanoi, Vietnam
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“Hanoi Beer Culture”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2013

Bia Hoi is the traditional culture of (mostly) men drinking beer anytime for any reasons in Hanoi.
You can go into any big beer place in Hanoi and can safely order anything that catches your eyes. Here applies the rule the more the better :)
Some famous Bia Hoi shops: HAI XOM, LAN CHIN...
Some dishes that usually are ordered by locals:
1. BAP BO CHAN GIA (blanched beef with bean sprouts)
2. RAU MUONG XAO TOI (stir fried veggy with garlic)
3. DAU RAN CHIEN XU (deep fried crispy tofu)
4. BO XAO XA OT (stir fried beef with lemon grass and chilly)
If a group of >4 than add a nice hotpot (and leave out No. 1):
5. LAU RIEU CUA BAP BO (crab hotpot with beef, veggy and noodle)
...
or anything that you think would taste great with the BIA HOI.
You can find some of the best local dishes in these beer shops, no need to wander around too much.

Be aware that: some shops serve dog meat, some veggie dishes use pork fat.

Cheers,
Tuan

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Melbourne, Australia
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“Giant beer garden”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2013

Great way to experience Hanoi's drinking culture. Heaps of mainly men, drinking beer and eating local food in this outdoor monster beer garden. Hard to eat here as big language barrier and toilets leave a lot to be desired but great experience.

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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“Fresh beer”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2013

Super cheap beer served cold. Drink with the local lads on the streets of Vietnam. A great way to watch the bustle of Vietnam.

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