HCMC Dining Guide

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Chill

Since opening last year (I think), Chill skybar has become one of Saigon's hottest nightspots. Perched on top of the A & B Tower at the corner of Le Lai and Cach Mang Thang Tam, Chill is spread out over two floors and features a restaurant and two bars: one inside, and one on an open-air terrace. Many consider the view to be the best of the city's collection of rooftop bars, and I'm inclined to agree. The 270-degree panorama is mighty impressive, and the building's location away from the downtown core means you get a full-frontal shot of the growing skyline.


the blockbuster view
the insane roundabout in front of Benh Thanh market

looking out towards District 4
the river



a pretty poor picture, but I wanted to try to get a shot once the sun set
Chill was designed by an international company that specializes in rooftop bars, and this shows. The design and service quality are western-caliber, and as a result so are drink prices. This is one of the most expensive places to imbibe in town, though there is a half-price happy hour from 5:30-7:30. It also has one of the strictest door policies in the city, and the clientele can be fairly snooty, but that's not a big deal if you're only there for an hour or two. Chill is certainly not somewhere I'll be going with any kind of regularity, but it would be a great place to take visitors, or someone you really want to impress. 

5 comments:

  1. geat view. Is there an happy hour every day?

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    1. Yes, I believe happy hour is every day

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  2. Happy hours in the weekdays before 8:30pm, all drinks are half price.

    I wrote a blog post about 5 things to do in HCMC, let's check it out at:

    http://www.citypassguide.com/vietnam-travel-blog/hcmc-activities-5-things-to-do-in-Saigon

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