Apocalypse Now, Hanoi
The famous or notorious Apocalypse now bar. Worth a look out of curiousity, however pricey beer and lots of prostitiutes make it a place for a short look. The decor is a bit 1/2 arsed but kitsch. Pretty lively as the night goes on, however the ladies certainly provide a few entertaining conversations.
Dress Code: Any thing
Apocalypse Now is a large, smoky bar full of American men and Vietnamese women. When we got there, my friend Vince went straight to the pool table, while I wandered to the bar to grab a few beers. While in line, I started talking to a nice young Vietnamese girl; things were going smoothly until she revealed that she was a hooker. Needless to say, I joined Vince at the pool table. After a few games of pool, we headed back to our bia hois...
After a couple of drinks at the beautiful Metropole Sofitel hotel, we tried to go to this place, but it was closed at 11.30 pm, so we headed to New Century Club. A lot of vietnamese crowd drinking brandy litres, and western music, it was Ok.
The Apocalypse Now has been a mainstay of Hanoian Nightlife for years. Admittedly, it is full of ladies of questionable virtue, especially on weekends, but this is also where a lot of the expats hang out. A great mix of people, decent music, and cold Tiger draft!
Dress Code: Short of coming in naked, anything goes:-))))