Apocalypse Now

One of Saigon's most famous bars

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What we say: 3.5 stars

Extremely popular among, and catered toward, Western tourists, Apocalypse Now is one of the oldest and most famous bars in Saigon.

Known affectionately as Apo by locals and expats, on any given night you can expect a large crowd, throughout the two-storey building, with a healthy mix of tourist and locals.

The crowds are so thick that they now charge a steep 150,000 VND cover on Friday and Saturday night. While the cover gives you one free drink, the deal doesn't seem to be worth it.

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2C Thi Sach, District 1
T: (08) 3825 6124
Open: Open daily 19:00-2:00
About the author
Stuart McDonald co-founded Travelfish.org with Samantha Brown in 2004. He has lived in Thailand, Cambodia and Indonesia, where he worked as an under-paid, under-skilled language teacher, an embassy staffer, a newspaper web-site developer and various other stuff. His favourite read is The Art of Travel by Alain de Botton and he spends most of his time in Bali, Indonesia.

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2C Thi Sach, District 1
T: (08) 3825 6124

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