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The 6 Best Places to Enjoy Craft Beer in Hanoi

The worldwide craze that is the craft beer culture has hit Vietnam like a wrecking ball and the craft beer industry has skyrocketed to meteoric heights across the country. With beer, being the predominant alcoholic beverage of choice in Vietnamese popular culture, there is no shortage of thirsty consumers. In Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam, there are numerous thirst quenching high quality options in the relatively adolescent yet burgeoning local market. Luckily WisePass understands the needs and desires of its members and has partnered with the best craft beer serving establishments in the city.

The 4-beer sampler paddle is the perfect accompaniment for any dish.

iBiero Craft Beer Station: One of the most highly regarded craft beer restaurants in all of Hanoi. An eclectic and diverse seasonal beer selection helps to wash down the succulent and always delicious array of international cuisine. The friendly, attentive staff and long tables encourage a warm and open atmosphere perfect for meeting new friends. As Vietnam’s only fully local-run craft brewery the wide ranging selection of beers to choose from maintains a Vietnamese twist.

Built from the success of their Jasmine IPA, the Pasteur Street brand has since expanded its repertoire to include a wide variety of original flavours.

Pasteur Street Brewing — Hanoi Taproom: ‘The most award-winning brewery in the emerging Vietnamese craft beer market’. An amalgamation of american hops, European malt and exotic Vietnamese ingredients perfectly blend together to create these refreshing creations. Having concocted more than 200 distinct beers to date, both the seasonal and year-round selection will satisfy any palette. The restaurant of course has a wide range of delicious western dishes to choose from and is a favourite among expats and locals of all ages.

With the atmosphere resembling an old styled European tavern, the group behind RockHouse and Craft Beer Pub have brought yet another must-see venue to the city.

Westlake Station: An authentic French bistro complete with a french head chef, visitors to this beautiful Tay Ho location will find a wide selection of craft beer and delicious pizza made from wood-fired ovens. A masterfully designed garden accompanies the warm atmosphere and the friendly staff help every step of the way. Guests can also enjoy a game of pool while they try out the different delicious brews on tap.

Chops has numerous craft beers available on tap.

Chops: With three distinct locations scattered throughout the city, no matter where WisePass members find themselves, Chops is never too far away. Complete with burgers, beers and babes, there is not much more a man could ask for. A wide selection of succulent meats and local craft beers will surely get the testosterone rushing and remind your significant other of the good old days.

Pizza Belga has offers wonderful home-made Belgian beers, particularly popular among beer connoisseurs.

Pizza Belga: Wood fired pizza and craft beer are a match made in heaven and Pizza Belga specializes in both. A popular combination, . Beautiful indoor and outdoor seating in a magnificent courtyard provides the perfect atmosphere for mingling and indulging in the finer things in life.

The Fat Pig offers a nice variety of distinct local and international brands and flavours.

The Fat Pig: Yet another restaurant on this list located in the gorgeous Tay Ho district. A beautiful view overlooking Westlake offers the perfect backdrop for guests to enjoy delicious craft brews and western-styled cuisine. A rather deceptive name, The Fat Pig actually places great emphasis on providing healthy dishes made from locally sourced ingredients. Popular Vietnamese and international brands like Pasteur Street, Platinum, Furbrew, Barett, and 7 Bridges are all available and each provide a unique flavour and experience.

For those in the know, who genuinely appreciate a good quality cold one after a long days work — craft beer means freedom. Choice is an important thing in life and is one of the core fundamentals of WisePass. Freedom to choose from a variety of quality options and personalize an experience to fit ones preferences is a shared principle found between WisePass and the basic concept behind craft beer.

In every city that WisePass is available, there is no shortage of high quality venues offering a variety of services and specialties. With this list, WisePass members have the freedom to choose from a variety of excellent options and indulge in the ever-rising popularity of craft beer in Hanoi. There is no doubt that in any of these venues, members will encounter a friendly, like-minded individual who may end up becoming a life-long friend or partner. Thank you craft beer!

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