Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), Vietnam

Banana Pub

SA8-1 Nguyễn Đức Cảnh, D. 7 (Park View) Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam
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Banana Pub is a small casual pub in the heart of Phú Mỹ Hưng. It is located in Park View building, surrounded by a lot of restaurants. They have a nice terrace area and is suitable for both dinner and drinks.

Banana Pub
Banana Pub
Banana Pub

Beers & free frames

Reviewed on 2014-12-03 (Updated on 2015-10-22)

Banana bar is in a good location in D.7, it is an unimposing enterprise with a few seats available outside. I have ventured here on a few occasions & it has never been overly crowded. I like this as the main reason I go is to take advantage of the free pool table. It’s not a bad table & serves its function well although there are better tables elsewhere.

Price wise, Banana bar is a bit cheaper than alternatives in the city centre, a Heineken is 35,000đ & Beer Saigon is 30,000đ. It has a good range of beverages including some on draft such as Tiger. There is a happy hour starting at 5.30pm when draft beers go as low as 25,000đ. Snacks are also available & during happy hour these are priced as low as 40,000đ.

With regards to décor, it is fair to say that this place needs sprucing up. It just feels like it is lacking some TLC & a general polish or a coat of paint would certainly raise the whole feel of the establishment. The original owner was certainly on the right track but it seems that the current proprietors did not inherit his passion.
The service is fine, nothing great & no reason to complain. The staff are gracious enough & seemed to enjoy gawking as we played pool. That’s fair enough but I did find it rather invasive, although it meant that the replenishment of drinks was never delayed. If you are in the vicinity of the bar & need a drink with the chance of free pool then Banana bar is the place to go.