Ta Hien Street – The Hanoi Beer Street, “Pho Tay” (Foreigners’ Street) or “international crossroad”, is one of the most famous local hubs for visitors coming to the Capital City.


Local magnificence

Stretching 200 meters between Luong Ngoc Quyen and Hang Buom Streets, Ta Hien is one of the most crowded streets in Hanoi Old Quarter, embracing both significant ancient and modern features of the Capital City. 

Also known as the beer street, this venue attracts numerous visitors daily as a recreation and entertainment hub with local “bia hoi” shops, minibars, lounges, and restaurants.

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Ta Hien Street – Hanoi’s Nightlife

Hanoi’s Ta Hien Beer Street

Hanoi’s nightlife around Ta Hien Street has a multitude of exciting things to see. There are some lively bars and glitzy nightclubs conveniently set around Hoan Kiem Lake or in the Old Quarter, where you can enjoy great tunes and all sorts of booze as well as mix and mingle with fun-loving locals and expats.

However, a night out in Hanoi can not be fulfilled without sitting on plastic stools and enjoying “Bia Hơi” (Vietnamese draft beer) along the bustling streets. A must-visit for any first-time visitor to Hanoi, Bia Hơi Junction is widely regarded as the quintessential nightlife spot in Hanoi.


“Bia hoi” Culture

Located at the corner of Ta Hien and Luong Ngoc Quyen Streets in the Old Quarter, this ever-bustling beer haven opens throughout the day and late into the night, where you can see hundreds of people sitting on plastic stools with pint of “bia hoi” in hand. Being available at numerous makeshift bars within that junction, “bia hoi” is a Vietnamese draft beer containing about 4% alcohol. Although it is not strong as European beer standards, “bia hoi” is incredibly cheap, and you can enjoy a tall glass between VND 10,000 and VND 15,000.

“Bia hoi” junction attracts a steady following of locals, expats, and tourists who are looking to down some ice-cold beers all night long. Alternatively, several bars sell soft drinks and imported beers for about VND 30,000. In addition to numerous “bia hoi” joints with colorful plastic chairs spilling onto the streets, you can also find makeshift stalls selling various snacks such as steamed peanuts, fried tofu, skewered meats, and delicious beef jerky.



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