M Bar @ Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

September 12, 2010

HCMC Part VI: This colonial-era hotel's eighth-floor bar boasts a brilliant view.

The Saigon river is a sight for sore eyes _ more entrancing than the city. It reminded us that truly terrific waterfront F&B outlets are sorely lacking in KL (the man-made lakes in Kelana Jaya, the Mines and Bandar Manjalara seem too ... artificial).

Afternoons here are idyllic; the crowds only come out at night.

Tie Me Up (vodka, triple sec, galliano, pineapple juice).

Majestic Martini (ciroc vodka, grand marnier, lime juice, cranberry juice) & Happy Saigon (vodka, malibu, triple sec, orange juice).

Customers who crave air-conditioning can retreat indoors to the hotel's lobby level, where the Cyclo Cafe offers calm and comfort.

M Bar & Cyclo Cafe,
Majestic Hotel,
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.