Snuff Box The first and only 1920s Speakeasy in Saigon is not something you come across every day. You could walk past the building many times without realizing what lies behind the unassuming stairs and door on the first floor, but once inside, you’re in another world, the one belonging to the roaring twenties with Saigon’s trendiest people.
Hidden away on Tôn Thất Đạm street, Quân 1, HCMC, close to the State Bank of Vietnam housed in a colonial building that was once used as the Banque de l’Indochine in the 1920s, the Snuffbox is full of the unexpected. Once you cross the first hidden metal door you’re immediately absorbed by a rich social, artistic, and cultural atmosphere. Classy, vintage sofas are dotted here and there and glam items adorn the walls.
A mezzanine ideal for dating couples and a balcony add to the relaxed atmosphere. The quality of the cocktails on offer is also unexpected, but Snuffbox’s mixologists clearly know their stuff. If you enjoy Bourbon, try the Boulevardier, a rich and intriguing drink created in Paris in 1927 by Harry McElhone for the writer Erskine Gwynne.
The Snuffbox hosts weekly events, including musicians and themed party nights. With excellent drinks available in a relaxed and chic setting, this bar is one of the best choices in the City for a date night or an evening with friends.
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