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Taste Vietnam’s Best Cocktails By Campari’s Top 10 Bartenders In 2019

Taste Vietnam’s Best Cocktails By Campari’s Top 10 Bartenders In 2019

The Campari Bartender Competition Vietnam is back and as exciting as ever with the list of bartenders competing for that one solitary ticket to the world finals in Milan, Italy (the home of Campari) now whittled down to just 10.

Round two eliminations are currently underway before the Vietnam final round on Dec.3 when Vietnam’s best Campari bartender will be chosen from the top 5 at a special event.

But the good news is that you have until Nov.14 to judge the competitors’ drinks for yourself at their home bars in Saigon and Hanoi.

So get your drinking shoes on and hit the city’s cocktail trail to discover the tasty delights concocted by some of Vietnam’s best bartenders in some of the best bars in the region!

Nguyen Huu Phu (Irusu Lounge)

Irusu is a two-level Japanese-inspired cocktail lounge that truly embodies the spirit of Saigon alley culture – a hidden gem, its name means “to pretend not to be home when someone knocks at your door.”

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Irusu Lounge is at 57 Nguyen Du St., District 1, HCMC

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Nguyen Ngoc An (Opera Bar)

Opera Bar is situated on the ground floor of one of Saigon’s premier hotels, the Park Hyatt Saigon. The elegant, French colonial-style hotel redefines urban luxury with its sophisticated design, handcrafted details and modern-day comforts.

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Opera Bar is at the Park Hyatt Saigon, District 1, HCMC

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Pham Phuong Duy (2 Lam Son Bar)

2 Lam Son Bar is also located on the ground floor of the Park Hyatt Saigon, also affectionately known among locals as “Martini Bar”, it’s renown for having some of the best cocktails in the city.

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2 Lam Son Bar is at the Park Hyatt Saigon, District 1, HCMC

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Bui Nhu Y (Rabbit Hole)

Rabbit Hole is an avant-garde classic cocktail bar set underground in the centre of the city opposite Reunification Palace. It oozes class and has the cocktails to match.

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Rabbit Hole is at 138 Nam Ki Khoi Nghia St., District 1, HCMC

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Hoang Thien Bao (Summer Experiment)

From the geniuses behind Layla – Eatery & Bar, Summer Experiment is Saigon’s latest offering to its blossoming cocktail bar scene. This cheeky incarnation excites the senses with their garden craft cocktails concept.

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Summer Experiment is at 77-79 Ly Tu Trong St., District 1, HCMC

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Ngo Kim Uyen (Ne Cocktail Bar)

Ne Cocktail Bar is a unique concept venue offering some of the best cocktails in Hanoi that are meticulously prepared by skilful and award-winning bartenders.

For more information about Ne Cocktail Bar, visit

Ne Cocktail Bar is at 3B Tong Duy Tan St., Hanoi

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Nguyen Duc Vuong (The Cocktail Merchants)

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The Cocktail Merchants is one of the newest cocktail bars on deck in Saigon that promotes sustainable cocktails with local flavours and the bartenders are always up for plenty of exploration.

For more information about The Cocktail Merchants, visit

The Cocktail Merchants is at 150/15 Nguyen Trai St., District 1, HCMC

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Nguyen Tan Loc (Renkon)

Renkon is a modern Izakaya located in the heart of Saigon. The name Renkon means lotus root in Japanese and is a reference to the national flower of Vietnam and the team’s deep roots in the country.

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Renkon is at 74/10A Hai Ba Trung St., District 1, HCMC

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Nguyen Vu Hai (Drinking & Healing)

Drinking & Healing is an industrial-style cocktail bar on the second floor of a French colonial-era building and is designed for people to come to drink and “heal”. If you don’t know what you’re after, leave it up to the bar’s “healers” to sort it out for you.

For more information about Drinking & Healing, visit

Drinking & Healing is at 25 Ho Tung Mau St., District 1, HCMC

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Vo Tran Xuan Lan (Lost – Drink & Chill)

Lost – Drink & Chill is a hidden alleyway bar in downtown Saigon where you can talk, drink, share stories and chill with old friends and new over some great cocktails.

For more information about Lost – Drink & Chill, visit

Lost – Drink & Chill is at 71 Mac Thi Buoi St., District 1, HCMC

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