*Note: Ong Cao has closed down*
HO CHI MINH CITY | Ong Cao opened in January 2017 on popular Bui Vien, one of the most vibrant and popular streets for tourists in the city. Located at the relatively quiet end of the street, Ong Cao features 13 taps pouring locally brewed beers from the likes of Phat Rooster, Pasteur Street, Platinum, Heart of Darkness, East West and Te Te.
The venue is owned by Jeremy and May, a Vietnamese couple hailing from France, and the space is a reflection of this, with a bit of a Vietnamese cafe meets French bistro flavour about it. The building is light and airy, and features lots of wood and tiles, along with artwork from up and coming local street artists. The music, a blend of hip-hop and R&B suits the venue well, and isn’t too loud as to make the place unwelcoming.
The contains several nods to France with things like charcuterie, rillette and moules frites cooked in beer, along with free spiced nuts served with each beer, and goes well with the beers available. If you’re not sure which beer to order, the staff are happy to help guide you through what’s available, and you can order a tasting paddle of four beers to try a few things if you like. Keep an eye out for Ong Cao’s own beers too – Jeremy is a brewer himself and has plans to add some of this own beers to the taps in future months.
240 Bùi Viện
Ho Chi Minh City
Telephone: +84 911 996 160
Tue – Sun: 5:00pm to 11:15pm