Telephone Bar

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

You have to really want to go to this bona fide HCMC speakeasy. With no online presence, Telephone Bar channels the Berlin style of speakeasy – you know, the kind that lurk in the back of a betting shop or kebab joint that your cool mate knows about and you couldn’t find again if you tried. You’ll know Telephone Bar when you find it though – entrance is through two red London phone booths on the side of a similarly red-paned corner building in the central District 1. Mosey on through and pick up the phone to open the door to a hand-crafted, moody space that evokes a 1940s London pub, red chesterfields and all. The drinks menu puts heavy emphasis on gin and whisky-based tipples – there’s an impressive directory of both on offer – alongside familiar favourites done well.

Key Information


41 Nguyễn Văn Tráng, Phường Phạm Ngũ Lão, District 1 , Ho Chi Minh City, 700000