Rustic interior backdrops polished cocktail creations at recently launched cocktail bar
As Saigon’s rapidly evolving cocktail scene has seen a number of notable new bar openings during 2018, intriguingly named Drinking & Healing has garnered considerable acclaim since its opening in September. Conceived as a destination for knowledgeable cocktail enthusiasts, as well as for casual mixology encounters, Drinking & Healing finds an appealing balance between a hidden bar/speakeasy vibe – and a casual sophistication for late night drinks and socializing. Discreetly located on the 2nd floor of an aging commercial building near the centre of the bustling District 1 nightlife zone, Drinking & Healing has added an international standard cocktail haven for both locals and in-the-know visitors.
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The expansive interior space has been thoughtfully stripped back to reveal raw brick work, concrete beams, and an impressive vaulted ceiling. A spacious layout offers seating options including sofa settings and low tables and high communal bench tables, while seats at the large L-shaped bar are popular with cocktail aficionados.
At the well-stocked bar, guests can order from a list of signature cocktails – or request a bespoke creation from the knowledgeable bar team. An extensive selection of premium whiskies and other spirits add to the drinks options, while a limited choice of wines, champagne and beers are available. Complementing the drinks service, guests can indulge in gourmet burgers and other bar snacks.
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Regular master classes and guest shifts from celebrated international bartenders and drinks industry experts underline the dedication of the Drinking & Healing team to raise the appreciation and profile of top-notch cocktail experiences in Vietnam.
The Monkey Shoulder Master Class
Drinking & Healing opens daily from 6:30 pm until late – and keep an eye on the Drinking & Healing Facebook Page for upcoming special events, master classes and drinks promotions.
Credit: By The Bureau
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