Snuffbox Speakeasy Saigon
Last update: April-17-2019
Snuffbox Happy Hour Details Type of Happy Hour:
- Selected cocktails: 120,000 VND.
- Spirits: 100,000 VND.
- Beers: 90,000 VND.
- Selected Wines: from 100,000 VND.
- Every Tuesday from 8pm - 10pm: Buy 1 get 1 free on select cocktail
Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
- centrally located
- historic building
Sunffbox is a very well executed speakeasy style bar; very hip and theme-oriented, in a hard to find but central location. The inside is sleek and elegant, with music and staff to match. The idea is to transport you to a speakeasy from the 1920’s America, with periodic furniture, dim lighting and a hard to find entrance. Since its inception it has become one of Saigon’s hottest cocktail bars.
The Location & Space
Passing over Ham Nghi Street the city slows considerably, as does much of the infrastructure. Finding the alley to this grungy, run-down building and stairs can be tricky but look for the row of parked motorbikes. This building is truly a hidden gem and wandering around before you head in to Snuffbox is a good way to do some exploring while working up your thirst. Fashion shops, cafes, homes, a lost dog or cat, and some epic views of Bitexco building are all on hand.
The interior of snuffbox is dark with cozy discrete seating areas so you can enjoy your company without a very crowded feel, even though it is a small space. Vintage lamps, sofas, and tables accentuate the ambiance. There’s a small balcony that can get a bit hot, but if you need a bit more privacy or want to smoke it’s a cool little space. And the upstairs is a nice spot if the music gets too loud.
Food & Drinks
The featured cocktails go with the speakeasy theme and the mixology is a big focus here. There’s a good selection of spirits, a decent wine list, and a selection of local and imported beers. Prices are relatively high considering the location.
Music & Entertainment
Snuffbox has a resident DJ on Friday and live musicians on Wednesday and Saturday nights. The music often keeps up with the period theme and you’ll here genres from 1920’s America. Check out their Facebook Events page for the current live line up.
Thursday is Simply Syrah Thursday from 6pm to closing – 1 bottle of Syrah and 1 medium Antipasto Set for 820k.
It’s not so hidden anymore so plenty of tourists are now discovering it. The mix is usually equally divided amongst tourists, local expats, and the hipster Vietnamese crowd.
It’s a great place for
- bringing a group of friends
- taking a date