Ho Chi Minh City Craft Beer Guide

HO CHI MINH CITY | Ho Chi Minh City is a place that’s embraced craft beer in recent years, with the Vietnamese city seeing an explosion in the number of craft breweries in town over the past year. Despite the relative infancy of the craft beer scene in the city, the brewing of beer in Vietnam goes back to the 1890s, when it was introduced by the French. Historically it’s been light lagers that have been the beer of choice in this country, with “Bia Hoi” brewed daily and sold for less than 50c a glass across the country.

At first it was expats who were the main audience for craft beer in Ho Chi Minh City, but these days its not uncommon to go to craft beer venues which contain more locals than foreigners. Commercial lagers might still be the most popular beer in town, but the taste for craft beer is expanding fast, and its not uncommon to find at least one locally brewed craft beer available at places which aren’t even craft beer venues.

Of course what you’re interested in is the craft beer venues, so here’s our Ho Chi Minh City Craft Beer Guide, containing some of yhe best craft beer spots in the city.

Also make sure you check out our Beer City Guides list for more ideas on where to find great beer in some of the world’s best cities.

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Paul founded The City Lane back in 2009 as a place to share photos of his travels around Europe with friends and family. The City Lane might have changed quite a lot since those early days but one thing that’s remained constant is Paul’s passion for food, travel and culture, and a desire to photograph and write about his experiences. Paul has a strong inquisitive nature that drives him to look beneath the surface in order to discover what really makes a city and its people tick, and what better way to do this than over a good meal or drink, with a city’s locals, at places that people who live in that city actually frequent. Paul is also a co-host of The Brunswick Beer Collective, a podcast that may or may not actually be about beer.


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