I have worked in bars in Sydney for over 20 years and seen the industry grow and new ways of doing things come and go and the rise of the experience economy and the sense of theatre.
Well in Vietnam the traditional wet bar does things a little bit differently from what we do in Sydney Australia.
Need ice, no worries
So you may wonder at how they hand cut ice, but have you thought about how they move the ice around? For your next bar renovation I invite you to consider where you will put your ice crane.
Jugs of beer are also available straight from the tap with complementary nuts.
To show the beers are cold the bottles are put up against your arm before they are opened.
While some may consider this to be outdated, I wonder how many people would go to a bar in Sydney to see ice hand carved for their drinks. I wouldn’t mind betting it would be quiet a few and they would be prepared to pay extra for the experience as well.
Wet bar in Ho Chi Minh City gets and experience economy tick for me