Believe me when I say you will have no problems obtaining beer or spirits in Vietnam. Beer, flickr.com/photos/bertie_is_here/5855520979/ costs as little as 6000d = 25cents. Big bottle of Tiger (600ml) goes for around 25000d. Saigon beer about 10000d. Spirit I don't normally drink but available everywhere. Just check the packaging etc if buying spirits outside of a supermarket. The locals do and so should you.
my dad buys real johhny walker blue label at phuong ha in ham nhi for about half what he pays in australia!
Will take your info with us.
Thanks Buddy, that's a great help
We bought a bottle of rum from a street stall one night. We thought it might be a risk, but were prepared to take it. It cost us $5 for 750ml bottle and we thought it will taste like petrol or rum, so for $5 we were prepared to take the risk.
It didn't taste too bad at all. We didn't drink it all, so gave it to housekeeping staff when we left.
Funny story - we did the Herb Village tour in Hoi An and told our guide as we were cycling. He asked 'how much did you pay' , we told him $5. His reply was 'tourists ripped off, locals pay half that'. We got a laugh out of it.
The local rum isn't half bad and very cheap.
How funny is that story, will keep it in mind when we travel, thanks for the trip
I meant tip oops!!! it's Friday night
will see if we can try some, hubby is a rum drinker
Any liquid including water will be confiscated at the airport on any internal flight - so if you buy duty free - wrap it well in your checkin baggage.