Ta Hien Street in Hanoi is featured as the junction where different cultures meet each other. There are side-by-side small houses in French style combined with Vietnamese tiled roofs stretching along this narrow street. Like many other famous pedestrian streets of this country, Hanoi beer street becomes more lively and crowded at night.
I - Ta Hien Street highlights
1 - Ta Hien beer street Hanoi - paradise for foodies
Being a place to exchange culture and hang out, when coming to Ta Hien Street, it is indispensable to have cold beer containing the typical taste of Hanoi food. You can easily see the image of groups of friends gathering together on the sidewalk to chat and enjoy cool cups of beer. That is the reason why this place is famous for its street beer culture, dubbed “Hanoi Beer Street Old Quarter” or “Beer junction.”
Visiting any drink shop at Ta Hien beer street, you can enjoy the taste of various types of beer in Hanoi, however, the most unique ones are the draft beer and cheap-price beer poured straight from the tap. Some funny foreign tourists often call these beers "carbonated iced tea" because the price of a cup of this beer is very cheap, just a little bit more than a cup of iced tea but the taste is extremely different, fresh, and rich. In addition, to make the beer more delicious, you have to try sitting on plastic chairs on the sidewalk or on the roadway, chanting "yoo" while tossing glasses with others.
This Hanoi beer street is unsurprisingly also famous for local street food, with some typical dishes such as grilled meat, fried spring rolls, fried potatoes, lemongrass chili chicken feet, noodles,... In particular, honey-grilled quail is a special food that is only available in this street, made from cleaned bird meat marinated in spices and then placed on the grill with a thick layer of fragrant honey. With a budget of about 50,000 - 110,000 VND / person ($2.2 - 4.7), you can freely explore the dynamic nightlife of Ta Hien Street Hanoi, including the noisy sounds, the smell of oil smoke and street foods.
2 - Appearance of Hanoi beer street
As the busiest nightlife center of the city, Ta Hien Hanoi Street is a pedestrian street extending through Ta Hien, Luong Ngoc Quyen, Hang Bac, Hang Ngang and Hang Dao streets. This neighborhood has the beauty of the intersection of Asian and Eastern cultures, imbued with modern and flashy features, as well as a subtle aftertaste of ancient times. Built on the foundation of French-style architecture of early 20th century influences, the Hanoi Old Quarter Ta Hien corner still retains its beauty hundreds of years ago. On both sides of this bumpy hundred-meter-long small road are dozens of adjacent two-story houses, with the same narrow, uniform design, yellow colors and brown tile roofs.
3 - Atmosphere of Ta Hien Street
Located right in the heart of the Old Quarter, Ta Hien Beer Street is a must-visit destination for travelers who want to experience Hanoi culture, as well as its nightlife. It is an appealing place to visit in Hanoi Vietnam, where people can exchange cultures, enjoy the country’s cuisine while drinking Vietnamese beer, tasting street food and delicacies. It is undeniable that the later at night, the more bustling this street is, with the noise lasting until 1am or 2am. Especially on weekends, the Old Quarter Ta Hien corner is much more crowded because many people, mainly youngsters, come here to have fun.
The vitality and charm of Ta Hien Street Hanoi has created a strong impression on international tourists, likened to a place where you can enjoy the best nightlife in Hanoi in the most authentic and exciting way. Tourists from all countries, with different colors, languages, religions, and cultures often gather here to make new friends, enjoy the street performances varied from traditional folk music to vibrant youth songs. Mixing with the occasional unique musical performances of talented artists, all of these sounds create a joyful beer street Hanoi, giving visitors the most enjoyable nightlife.
II - Top bars & pubs on Ta Hien Street
If you want to enjoy the special cultural features of street Vietnam, you can visit the sidewalk beer shops, drink with friends or make acquaintances with new friends from all over the world. Meanwhile, top Hanoi bars and pubs are more high-class places to entertain, where you can immerse in the vibrant atmosphere and rhythm of music from famous DJs:
Quan Bia Pho Co (Old Quarter Beer Shop)
This beer shop has an ideal location right at the beginning of Ta Hien beer street, which you will immediately see when you turn the corner, always crowded and bustling. In addition to serving cold draft beer, the Old Quarter pub offers attractive side dishes including fried spring rolls - cha gio, sweet - sour fried pork with pineapple, deep fried tofu,...
- Address: 18 Ta Hien Street, Hang Buom Ward in Hoan Kiem District
- Opening hours: 8am - 10:30pm
- Price: 50,000 - 110,000 VND/person ($2.2 - 4.7)
If anyone has a hobby of listening to music, they will be very familiar with Hay Bar, which has both indoor and outdoor space with live music every night. You can enter for free, only pay for drinks, and can order famous “specialties” from the food shops in Ta Hien beer street Hanoi such as cheese sticks, grilled chicken wings, and so on.
- Address: 12 Ta Hien, Hang Buom Ward, Hoan Kiem District
- Opening hours: 6pm - 1am
- Price: 100,000 - 500,000 VND/person ($4.3 - 21.6)
1900 Club Hanoi
Ta Hien Street 1900 Club owns a creative space, showing the old and modern features of Hanoi blended together to provide a unique drinking experience. From small streets, dilapidated old houses, to electric poles, light poles, and loudspeakers, all are recreated very vividly in the space of 1900 Club.
- Address: 8B Ta Hien, Hang Buom Ward, Hoan Kiem District
- Opening hours: 8:30pm - 3am
- Price: 100,000 VND/person ($4.3)
Northern Soul Rooftop Bar
As a famous Hanoi bar with an extremely comprehensive view from above, sitting here you can see the bustling Ta Hien street below. What makes Northern Soul Rooftop stand out is not only attractive drinks and relaxing music, but also the dedication and professionalism from the serving staff.
- Address: 31 Ta Hien (5th Floor), Hang Buom Ward, Hoan Kiem District
- Opening hours: 5pm - 3am
- Price: from 50,000 VND/person ($2.2)
Funky B Bar
Also known as Funky Buddha Bar, this is a 2-storey Bar located on the famous Hanoi beer street, has a fairly modern style with a relatively large space. Each floor of Funky B Bar has a different design style, giving you the freedom to choose the right place to immerse yourself in the music performed by live DJs.
- Address: 2B Ta Hien, Hang Buom Ward, Hoan Kiem District
- Opening hours: 8:30am - 11:30pm
- Price: from 60,000 VND/person ($2.6)
III - Travel tips before visiting Ta Hien Street Hanoi
1 - How to get there?
To get there, you can walk about 400m from Hoan Kiem Lake. You can also go by bus if you are far away from the Old Quarter area:
- Route 31: Stop at Hang Can Street
- Route 04, 14, 18, 31, 34, 36, 40: Stop at Tran Nhat Duat Street
- Route 04, 08, 11, 14, 18, 23, 31, 34, 36, 40: Stop at Nguyen Huu Huan Street
However, for foreign tourists staying far away from the Old Quarter area, to travel by taxi or motorbike taxi is the fastest and most convenient option.
2 - Ta Hien Street opening hours
This street is open all day. On Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, this street always welcomes a huge number of visitors, especially the young Vietnamese. Therefore, this is a good opportunity for foreign tourists to exchange and experience the lifestyle of young people. If you want a space to be less noisy and quiet, you should visit Ta Hien beer street on the other days.
3 - Other notes
- Although the security is quite stable, foreigners, especially the one coming there for the first time, should also pay attention to the preservation of luggages.
- If you have trouble with finding the way or other problems, do not worry too much because police are everywhere on the street and ready to help when you need.
In addition to beer street, Hanoi train street is also one of the most interesting place to visit for checking in, taking photos with train, and trying Hanoi coffee taste.
Ta Hien Street is one of the most exciting and fun places to visit in Hanoi, where you can have a burning nightlife with lots of things to do and see. Considered as the only western street in the capital, this place has a charming beauty attracting not only Hanoians but also for foreign tourists. Sipping cool fresh beer, enjoying wonderful moments with friends or making new ones at this Hanoi beer street are all unforgettable experiences you can have on your trip.