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The Escape bar

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4 Phan Boi Chau | (Basement of Muong Thanh Hotel), Da Lat 6001, Vietnam
+84 63 3578 888
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paultrfc
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55 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

Bar itself is small. We visited and the band were playing a mix of oldish music. Low ceilings and full of smoke. Not our ideal venue but it was ok. Would probably not visit again...

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Thank paultrfc
vcafedalatvietnam, Owner at The Escape bar, responded to this review

FYI... We have installed a very large fan system to help eliminate the smoke issue. Hope you will try us again! More 

New York City, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

Recommended by V Cafe, and just down the street near to Trung Cang hotel, I stopped in for a last drink on a night expecting it to be just another bar. Pleasant surprise - super friendly atmosphere with a great band rocking out some Beatles, Rolling Stones, Radiohead, etc. Drinks were reasonably priced, and the staff were pleasant. I came... More 

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

Very good music and to be honest, I was sitting back and really enjoying it. Owner is a great guitar player and good musician. However it's the total package that counts. I would not come back here, because the owner was drunk and treated me and my friend very unrespectful. I was very embarrased and left right away. Also: 50... More 

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Thank MPhuongT
vcafedalatvietnam, Owner at The Escape bar, responded to this review

The guitar player who occasionally plays here is NOT the owner. (The owner is a Vietnamese woman from Dalat.) We have asked the guitar player not to enter the bar if he has had too much to drink. Sorry about that experience! More 

No fixed address
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2016 via mobile

It was rock, not blues playing. And jam night is actually covers night. And it's really expensive, people were cool though but it's under a hotel and they gotta stop playing at like 11

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Thank Blaraha
vcafedalatvietnam, Owner at The Escape bar, responded to this review

Sorry you hit it on a quiet or "off" night... The music and vibe depends on the crowd, and though it is usually rocking, sometimes the vibe is a bit quiet. Hope you can come back another time! More 

Cat Ba, Vietnam
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2016

Great atmosphere this place. There are lots of photos over the walls of Vietnam and some other places. The food was delicious. The music was great. Also not expensive

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Thank Peartoh
Adelaide, Australia
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

I am unable to comment on the food as we had eaten before arriving to listen to the music on offer that night and to have drinks (which were expensive). We enjoyed most of the jam-type session with various instruments played but did not enjoy the performance by the rude and insulting manager who displayed bad manners, and at times,... More 

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Thank Annah S
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64 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2015 via mobile

Funny little bar underneath a hotel. It's very hard to find also considering the hotel has changed its name. The place is very damp and that smell hit is as soon as we entered the building and stayed with us for our whole visit. Most unpleasant. The band was very good. The lead guitarist maybe a little brash playing ridiculous... More 

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Thank Lyndonmarch17
vcafedalatvietnam, Owner at The Escape bar, responded to this review

Sorry about the dampness - we have recently installed a very very large fan to help solve this problem. (It's Dalat - it does get wet everywhere!) Hope you come back and try again! We'll tell the guitar player to cut the solos! :-) More 

london
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76 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2015

We arrived in town late and went into the restaurant attached to our hotel . To our surprise the food was great but the live music was amazing ... highly recommended

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Thank Trevortolton
Nha Trang, Vietnam
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85 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2015

I am biased, as I live in Viet Nam and do know the owners and play music during the breaks when I visit. I always brought my travelling visitors here if they were up for the late hours. Live band with Reyman Robles as band leader who sings and plays guitar; a drummer, a base player and a second guitar... More 

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Thank richjf2015
HCM city
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2015

I've been in escape bar so many times. I'm a regular guess. The band is okay and doing their great job. When the owner come in (Curtis King) we paid the bill and came back home as usually. The last thing I saw was Curtis threw his guitar to the dummer of the band. But It's okay, "It's my bar"-the... More 

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vcafedalatvietnam, Owner at The Escape bar, responded to this review

It's a rock and roll bar. It's part of the show. Nobody ever, ever gets hurt. They are cheap guitars, and if they get broken, hopefully it adds a bit of excitement. Perhaps a hotel lobby lounge band would be more your thing. Just kidding. Safe travels. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, Wine Bar
Meals
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Delivery, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Phan Boi Chau | (Basement of Muong Thanh Hotel), Da Lat 6001, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Lam Dong Province  >  Da Lat
  • Phone Number: +84 63 3578 888
Description
The Escape bar is a cosy wine and music bar in the basement of the Muong Thanh Hotel. Great place to hang out in the evening.Sunday Jam session. Open Daily: 4pm till mighnight. Happy Hour: 4pm - 7pm. Nightly live music - acoustic, blues, jazz, Rock n Roll.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?