The Dog Bar

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The Dog Bar
The Dog Bar

Named possibly in honor of the distinctive razorback Phu Quoc canine is the Dog Bar, a popular watering hole in downtown Duong Dong next to Chez Carole. Australian owner Jimmy is proud of his beer, which is apparently always ice cold. You don’t often find ice cold beer at out of the way bars and restaurants in Vietnam, which is one reason this place is so popular. Some other reasons are the pool table, darts and the variety of sports on TV.

the Dog Bar
the Dog Bar

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Being an Australian, Jimmy is a fan of every sport you could imagine (except, perhaps, Vietnamese cock fighting!) If there is a big game going on anywhere in the world and you want to watch it, make a beeline to the Dog Bar. As a matter of fact there is another Australian themed establishment nearby, it is called Hop Inn (opposite Saigon Phu Quoc Resort). The Hop Inn is a local landmark and meeting point, and as its kangaroo sign may suggest, it is an Australian/Vietnamese style barbeque joint. Vietnamese love kangaroo kebabs, but it is not clear whether kangaroo has ever made it on to the menu at Hop Inn, or at the Dog Bar for that matter. Instead, it seems the Hop Inn is devoted to seafood, particuarly squid, fish and crabs.