May 11, 2018
Floating bars aren’t something you’d often associate with Hanoi, but Taboo is paving the way (sailing the way?) with its multi-level bar venue docked on the banks of Westlake. Entered via a wooden-planked boardwalk, the exterior of Taboo looks like a white floating warehouse, which gives you a little clue as to the size of the place inside. Taboo is split into three sections: the main lounge bar located on the lower deck, featuring a dance floor, open-plan bar and stage; a bar and cigar lounge located on the second deck, which overlooks the lower deck from a series of balconies and offers a cocktail bar and relaxing lounge; and the open air roof deck, where visitors flock during the day for a side of lake views to accompany their coffee and croissants. Interior decor at Taboo is the ultimate of hip; it’s all shiny metal, suede bench seats and futuristic light shades. The drinks menu in the main bar is only small – guests can choose from a range of bottled beers or purchase spirits by the bottle – but there is a slightly wider selection of cocktails and mixed drinks at the intimate second floor lounge. Hookah pipes are a regular staple of the proceedings, as are lively DJ sets, themed nights and the odd music festival.
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