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Polite & Co

#117 of 2,390 Restaurants in Hanoi
$$ - $$$
5b Bao Khanh Street | Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
+84 96 894 96 06
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“great cocktails” (17 reviews)
“live jazz” (5 reviews)
Open Now
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM Hours
$$ - $$$
5b Bao Khanh Street | Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What can I say, best bar with amazing cocktails,really elegant decor, try sensei, it’s getting popular and service is becoming slower as a result but still is the best in town.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank meuryp2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In spite of an unusual name this is a nice place to stop for a cocktail. Ambiance is interesting, great location, and even better prices at Happy Hour. They do tend to put too much vermouth in the martinis though so ask for very dry.

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Vacation814217
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice bar, good music, good drinks, excellent atmosphere ... Too bad they let people smoke inside. My clothes smell like an ashtray

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank MKeltoum
Reviewed 1 December 2018 via mobile

Probably the worst service we experienced during our stay in Vietnam. Staff are arrogant and disinterested. Dont waste your time or money here. Also a shame they allow smoking indoors - yuck!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Ads88D
Reviewed 27 November 2018 via mobile

Great looking bar, slightly cold staff, our cocktails were fine but nothing that special for the high prices charged. Taste of cocktails was ok but I’ve had better elsewhere in Hanoi. Mixture of tourists and locals, huge menu including many high end whiskeys and tequilas,...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Ci05
Reviewed 25 November 2018

The decor is cool and exotic. As shown in some pictures, the bar has 2 giant paintings of men with their face covered with birds (reminds me of The fog by Stephen King). The crowd is tourists, so it will vary day by day. There...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank TravelTLiang
Reviewed 22 November 2018 via mobile

I loved this bar, from the decor to the brilliant cocktails. The staff are super cool too - I have been in many cocktail bars in many countries and this is up at the top for me.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Ananda777
Reviewed 20 November 2018

We came on Sunday night, small set live band, then later DJ. Small speakeasy style. Unique cocktails. Enjoyed very much.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank neilsnisson
Reviewed 18 November 2018 via mobile

I was a nice bar with its unique decoration. I didn't even know what music they play because I was loud and I mostly can't hear anything. First, they let me sit in a table that was reserved and then they asked me to leave...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Ginnyleeinwonderland
Reviewed 15 November 2018

This place is just naturally cool. I'm sure they must have put a lot of effort into making it like this, but they just make it seem effortless. Awesome mixologists, fabulous cocktails, you just can't get a bad one, whether it's a classic, on one...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank HebaMVT
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Eoin R
14 November 2018|
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Response from Annlouise Genev... C | Reviewed this property |
We tried to get there before 8PM (end of happy hour). Not sure what time it starts, though. Have fun! It's a really cool place!
17 July 2018|
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Response from Otis K | Reviewed this property |
Adult bar, smokers and cocktails. Don't know what it was like in the day, but on the night we were there there were some international expats, some local Vietnamese business men and a bar girl to two. Our daughter traveled... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5b Bao Khanh Street | Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Hanoi
  • Phone Number: +84 96 894 96 06
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Inspired by 1920s gentleman's club, Polite & Co (previously Polite Pub) offers an informal setting for the enjoyment of specialty coffee during day time... and a cozy/speakeasy atmosphere to indulge in craft cocktails, whisky for a memorable night out.
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