Bia (Vietnamese word for BEER)
‘Bia’ can be found all over the country. In recent years, the craft beer scene in Ho Chi Minh City has gone from non-existent to award-winning, and there are new brewers and bars coming onto the scene almost every month. What amaze tourists the most the is the scene of a restaurant filled with plastic stools at a squatting height in an evening time where people are trying to finish as much beer as they can with a ‘Zô’ for a ‘Cheer’ instead.
Visit some city’s beer clubs. They’re loud, gaudy and filled with drunks who can’t handle their liquor, but they’re also hilarious, with throngs of young Vietnamese drinking until dawn. You’ll make quick friends with the boisterous groups here and have a night you’ll never forget — or one you’ll never remember.