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Why Yoko Bar is special ?
A short moto-taxi out from Ho Chi Minh’s tourist centre, Yoko Bar plays host to an assortment of bands playing rock and acoustic jazz pop in a smallish bar with a unique ‘lived in’ style. This is a true live music bar so there are bands playing every night of the week with a regular crowd of Ho Chi Minh scenesters and expats. Expect to hear some classic rock tunes along with some singer/songwriter type songs – and if the feeling grabs you, you are free to go up and sing with the band! There are plenty of comfy sofas and a small upstairs space with a great view of the performers. Yoko Bar is an authentic Ho Chi Minh venue that doesn’t rely on tourism so it’s the perfect place to sit back with a beer or cocktail and see how the cool kids have fun.
- Chilled out live music venue and bar
- Excellent hangout if you love live music
- Guitars and mojitos
- Great place to chill and listen to classic rock
- Great music, great atmosphere
- Noise level Loud
- Budget Medium
- Alcohol YES
- Air condition YES
- Had kid menu NO
- Accept credit card NO
- Serve breakfast NO
- Serve halal NO
- Serve vegeterian NO
22A Nguyen Thi Dieu, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Wow, what a find!.This place is a little off the beaten track, but offers a great intimate live music venue.The music varies from night to night, but generally it's aimed at the more chilled out western rock and pop classics.Drinks are a little pricy for Saigon, but with no entry fee one can't complain.This isn't a tourist only venue and offers a great mix of expats, locals and holiday makers.Looking for a great night out, Yoko bar does the job a treat.
Just came back from a solo outing to Yoko and I can verify it is a great place! I got there late on a friday (10pm or 22h00) because I was writing reviews for trip advisor and it closed early for a Sydney-sider (11:30pm or 23h30), but despite that I had an excellent time.There wasn't much of a dancefloor and the music skewed towards covers of oldies (with some english lyrics replaced with viet or non-sensical english), although your experience may vary depending on your band.Drinks are cheapish as long as you stay on cocktails (beers cost as much as mixed drinks). Your second drink onwards is 20% off per individual which was a pleasantly surprising bonus. Also, I seemed to have got a lower price than what was listed on the menu but that may be due to the fact that I went to the bar myself to order and purchase drinks; for those that want table service it seems to cost 10,000VND per drink but your mileage may vary.For those wondering, I had a johnnie walker (red) with coke for 75,000VND and two cocktails following that for 68,000VND (incurring 20% discount). The listed menu price for all of those was 85,000VND. Remember that prices are bound to change ;)There is also an upstairs area to watch tge band, but if you plan to get drunk watch out! The area between the stairs and the upstairs seating area has a massive hole between it, and a foundation column covers part of the passage making it a squeeze to go through or just leap across the gap. Also, as a taller guy (~190cm or 6foot3) there were some cables floating above the stairs that may pose a hazard.A definite good night out with friends, or if you just want to kick it back solo and enjoy some good music after a long day and soak in some good atmosphere and music then this is the place for you!
Went last night on the TA recommendation and was not disappointed. We enjoy hitting the clubs for live music in our travels and the band that played on the 16th of Feb was incredibily talented. Would happily have paid a cover but there wasn't one. The drinks were good and very reasonably priced. A nice mix of locals and visitors. Spoke with an Aussie who resides in HCMC, who played one song with the band, he mentioned that they always have good music at Yoko. We're going again on the 18th.