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The Old Compass Cafe, Saigon

| 01 Sep 2017
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The Old Compass Cafe, Saigon
3rd Floor 63/11 Pasteur St, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City (in the alley next to Liberty Citypoint Hotel)
+84 28 38232969
10.00am - 11.00pm Sun - Thu later on weekendss

Our rating
01 Sep 2017

The Old Compass Cafe and Bar is our favourite little space in Saigon for a glass of wine or a quiet beer. But we’re biased. This is is the Saigon home of Rusty Compass. Hidden away upstairs in a 1960s apartment block, we reckon it's the best place in town to gather for a drink and a chat with great tunes and an old Saigon vibe. The Old Compass is in a cool alley off Pasteur St right in the heart of town next to the Liberty Citypoint Hotel. It takes a little discovering - but it's worth the effort. We have a concise but well-tested wine selection, a good range of beers, including Pasteur St's Jasmine IPA, there’s live music on Fridays, and regular talks on everything from architecture to history to art. On the food front, a nightly set Vietnamese dinner is served. The evening menu also includes cold cuts, cheese board and local bar snacks. And there are vegetarian friendly bites. Come up, have a drink and say hi. Happy hour runs between 5 and 7pm each day. Smoking outside only.

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