Outside Dai Ly Bia Hoi, benches are packed with a cross-section of men, from white-shirted office workers to weather-beaten motorcycle taxi drivers, toasting each other with glasses of freshly brewed, rice-based draft lager.
Inside, aluminium tables are weighed down with bottles and jugs while customers initiate the Vietnamese drinking mantra of mot, hai, ba, yo (one, two, three, cheers). Several sturdy middle-aged matrons oversee this testosterone-fuelled environment, serving plates of boiled peanuts and other drinking snacks such as suon nuong (BBQ ribs) and quail eggs, as well as dishing out the occasional tongue lashing to the more sozzled patrons. Recommended beer: Bia Hoi
4 Thi Sach Street