If you prefer the Anthony Bourdain style of travel- experiencing local drinking culture, eating good food, drinking at some hidden watering holes outside of touristy Old Quarter, and talking about everything (history, sports, politics, culture, literature), then this is the tour for you: - Visit the most special, hidden Bia Hơi place in Hanoi, only opens 2 hours a day from 4.30pm. We will taste the best Bia Hơi in Hanoi, discover beer history of this city, find out how Bia Hơi replaces Rượu (Vietnamese traditional rice wine) to be the drink that represent Hanoi culture. (This place closes on Sunday so instead we'll go to another hidden Bia hơi garden inside an ancient village of Hanoi) - Secondly, we will go to a Bia Hơi place which was an anti aircraft base during Vietnam war and try their famous crispy pork belly and tasty beer. - After that we continue our journey to meet my most favourite street chef in town, taste his very special food (fish spring rolls for example) and some homemade plum or apricot rice wine. * This can be well adapted for VEGETARIAN.
Hi, my name's Thanh. I've spent more than 15 years searching for the best Bia Hơi in Hanoi. Even though it's the drink that has represented Hanoi culture for over 50 years and you can see "Bia Hơi" sign at every conner but sadly there are only few places serve proper "Hanoi Bia Hơi" nowadays. So join me in a journey through some of the most special, enjoyable, hidden places to taste the real Hanoi Bia Hơi. While not drinking beer, I'm a street photographer*, video producer and a former national Kendo team member. I enjoy a drunken conversation about history, art, culture and sport, especially with someone from different culture and perspective. * I also host a Photo Walk named "Capture Moments of Hanoi": www.airbnb.com/experiences/302596
You won't be hungry
You might get drunk
We’ll be visiting the most special, hidden local Bia Hoi restaurants and my most favorite street chef in town, each place with its own unique character, tasty foods, awesome Bia Hơi & plum/apricot rice wine.
A thirst for tasty Bia Hoi, and a sense of humor
- This can be well adapted for vegetarian. - Please let me know of any food allergies or dietary restrictions beforehand - Meeting point for Sunday session is different. - Be sure to charge your phone and have a way of getting home. I can help you hail a taxi or book a Grab.
Exploring Bia Hơi Culture (+ Beer Food)