HO CHI MINH CITY | BiaCraft Artisan Ales opened in August 2015 and quickly built a reputation as one of the best spots in Ho Chi Minh City for craft beer. The space is surprisingly large, and opens out onto the street so that even when you’re inside, you get to take in the atmosphere of the city and the street. The crowd is a mixture of expats and locals, and the atmosphere is fun and relaxed.
On the taps you’ll find 60 local beers and ciders, and there are often tap takeovers meaning there’s always something new and interesting on tap. We recommend going for a tasting paddle which gets you four drinks of your choice. All of the main Ho Chi Minh City brewers can be found on tap, including some of the smaller breweries you don’t often see on taps elsewhere in the city. Even if you’re normally just a beer drinker we recommend trying a cider or two – the use of local fruits and flavours by cider makers like Saigon Cider make for some fantastic ciders. Oh and if you want to take some beer away, BiaCraft even have a canning machine on site which allows them to put anything on tap into cans for customers.
Food wise it’s mostly American bar food, with co-owners Tim Scott, Mark Gustafson, and Albin Desforges setting out to redefine what locals thought of American food here. Think things like Bacon Ice Cream, Maroulette, Lychee Coconut Oysters, and lots of burgers, wings and loaded fries. Definitely try the loaded buffalo fries.
Bia Craft also have a smaller outpost in District 2 which is great, but it’s worth visiting the District 3 original if you can.
BiaCraft Artisan Ales
1 Lê Ngô Cát
Ho Chi Minh City
Telephone: +84 839 330 903
Mon – Sun: 11:00am to 11:00pm