Dalat Street Food, Vietnam
Dalat is famous for its rich colonial atmosphere as well as for having many great natural sites. It might, however, be lacking slightly in its nightlife but if visitors really want to enjoy themselves they can definitely find quite a few interesting establishments at the more up-market venues. Among them are Larry’s Bar and Le Rabelais Bar, both are located in the Dalat Palace Hotel.
For a choice of drinks here, there are imported beers, whiskies, cocktails and wine. Many new arrivals in Vietnam are surprised to discover locally produced wine. Thanks to the French, who introduced this beverage to the country, there is a young but growing wine industry in and around Dalat with Vang Dalat (aka Wine Dalat) and Dalat Beco the two main producers. Customers can find interesting local-made drinks on Dalat’s restaurant menus including Bordeaux-style wines, sparkling white wines, peach coolers and wine coolers. Give them a try.
100 Roofs Café
100 Roofs Café in Dalat, Vietnam
100 Roofs is located in an unusual place for such a popular café and it also has quite an amazing design. Situated amongst small shop-houses and just about 100 metres from the town market, regulars usually go to the rooftop where they can appreciate the views. A must try for all new comers is the locally brewed beer. Opening Hours: All year. Location: 57 Phan Boi Chau, not far from the town market.
Tel: +84 (0) 63 383 7518.
Café de la Poste
Café de la Poste in Dalat, Vietnam
Café de la Poste lies across the road from Dalat’s main post office and is adjacent to (and owned by) the Sofitel. If you want to try out fairly expensive French cuisine without breaking the bank, this is the place to go. The building and its setup are very typical French, meaning it is charming and has a lovely ambience with a good selection of French wine. Café de la Poste is popular for its breakfast and lunch set menus. If you happen to be in Dalat on a Sunday, check out its famous Sunday brunch. Opening Hours: All year round.
Location: Across the street from the main post office.
Larry’s Bar in Dalat, Vietnam
This legendary bar is part of the vintage Hotel Dalat Palace Hotel and was named after Larry Hillblom, the American billionaire businessman who was a key person in turning Dalat into the up-market resort that it is. Hillblom is also known as a co-founder of DHL Worldwide Express. The cosy bar features pool tables, games, widescreen TVs and private corners, with a menu covering western pub food including pizza, burgers and more. Opening Hours: 16:00-24:00. Location: Basement floor of the Hotel Sofitel Dalat Palace on 12 Tran Phu Street.
Tel: +84 (0) 63 3825444.
Le Rabelais Bar
Le Rabelais Bar in Dalat, Vietnam
A smaller setup, Le Rabelais is located on the lobby floor of Dalat Palace Hotel. It has a maximum capacity of 20pax allowing customers intimacy with comfortable seating and a fireplace. Sometimes there is live music with a violinist and pianist. Opening Hours: Nightly. Location: Lobby floor of The Hotel Sofitel Dalat Palace.
Tel: +84 (0) 63 3825444.
Saigon Nite Bar
Saigon Nite Bar in Dalat, Vietnam
Saigon Nite is a friendly and cosy little bar located downtown and has been around longer than many of its competitors. It has pool tables, games, and serves inexpensive drinks and cocktails. Opening Hours: All year round from 16:00 onward. Location: 11 Hai Ba Trung Street.
Tel: +84 (0) 63 820 007.
V Café in Dalat, Vietnam
It is true that live music is very limited in Dalat but what V Café has to offer is just right for this small resort town. This popular all-day dining café is run by an American-Vietnamese couple. Their regular live music makes them a popular hangout for many expats and quite a few visitors. The kitchen offers homemade Vietnamese dishes and good choices of Western food such as steaks, pizza, burgers, roast pork, tacos, soups and lemon meringue. Vegetarian dishes are also available. V Café has free WiFi as well as a pool table. Opening Hours: All year. Location: About 200m from Xuan Huong Lake up Bui Thi Xuan Street (across the road from the Trung Can Hotel and Sinh Café Travel Company).
Tel: +84 (0) 63 352 0215.
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