Ta Hien is a small street lying in the Old Quarter, which well known as Ta Hien beer corner or bar street of Hanoi. This 200 meters’ street is one of the most crowded streets in Old Quarter, even it is almost impossible to have a sit if you show up after 9 PM during weekend when all traffic is banned for walking street. People call the cross made by Ta Hien and Luong Ngoc Quyen street the “international crossroad” because its popularity attracts many international tourists to come here for drinking and make friends.
Summer in Hanoi is quite hot and dam. And that is the reason why people choose cool beer as a preferable drinking. In the afternoon, hundreds foreign travelers and Vietnamese people gather in this small street and enjoy a cup of iced beer after a hard-working day. They just sit on a small-sized plastic chair, hold their beer mug, order some snack foods and chat with their friends. Other foreigners would like to sit in corner of the street and watch the daily life as well as the very charming clutter of Hanoi.
There are lots kinds of beer for you to choose, including draught beer, bottled beer or black beer. Vietnamese beer is reviewed sweet and pretty slight, so you can take more than 5 mugs without getting drunk. The snack foods to serve with the beer are also diverse, from traditional ones such as Nem Phung, Fried Nem, Nem, boiled peanut to Western ones such as fried chip, cheese stick and so on.
The common thing among beer restaurant in Ta Hien is its simple and street style. Everything is on street sides with plastic chairs used for both seat and table. The customers can order a mug of beer and sit for hours without being interrupted. The comfortable and friendly atmosphere as well as great beers and foods are the main reasons for the attraction of Ta Hien Beer Corner
The hotter the weather is, the more people come to Ta Hien. Sometimes at the weekends, there is no empty seat. The street starts getting crowded after 5pm, when the sun sets and the street is getting cooler.
Ta Hien Beer Corner is more and more drawing thousands of tourists from everywhere around the world. It is an unforgettable memory when you stop here to have some beer after long day of exploring the Old Quarter.0