Originally posted updated 26th November 2018
(CNN) — As soon as the sun sets in Hanoi, Vietnam, there’s only one place to be: the corner of Ta Hien and Luong Ngoc Quyen streets.
Known as “Beer Corner”, this famous intersection in the Old Quarter lures travelers and residents alike to socialize over ice-cold bia hoi (light Vietnamese draft beer) atop tiny plastic stools.
A visit to Beer Corner isn’t just about enjoying a few brews — it’s also a window into the history of the city.
“If you really want to get up close and personal with the culture of a new city, in particular the culture of the local people, you need to stroll the sidewalks, sit on a stool and have a nice cold beer,” Brett MacDouall, co-founder of Hanoi Beer Tour, tells CNN Travel.
“And that’s what I love about Ta Hien Street.”