We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Universal (Sports Bar/Cafe/Restaurant/Live Music)

$$ - $$$,
90 Bui Vien, Pham Ngu Lao, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good42%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“nachos” (4 reviews)
“pizza” (5 reviews)
“burrito” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
90 Bui Vien, Pham Ngu Lao, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (145)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 121 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Seen the first test on the big screen when passing one day. called in and ordered drinks which were icy cold and sat back and relaxed. Staff were fun and polite. Visited the upstairs DJ one night although not much of a crowd we had...More

Thank chrisandliz5
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love the location as this sits right in the center of Bui Vien. The food, however, is a different story. Food is not great but it doesn't have to be. This place is geared toward the traveler who may visit twice in a one...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Stopped for lunch and had the Vietnamese egg noodles with chicken and vegetables. It was superb, I loved the flavours and the vegetables were cooked perfectly. The banana smoothie was also delicious. A very enjoyable meal for only $9.00

Thank Grantwatson777
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

My husband and I came in for the 60-80s DJ upstairs (sounds fun! But our poor experience with the waiter made us lose interest) but arrived too early so we decided to enjoy some food and take advantage of happy hour while we waited. The...More

Thank Katherine W
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Good for sport. Can be hard to catch waiters attention for drinks when busy. Quite small and crowded as people go for the sports. Very warm inside and smoky. Beers 50k a glass. Had loud music on. Which was not needed due to the loud...More

Thank katie2686
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed the food! We had burritos and the tacos they were so tasty and were a bit spicy which was amazing! Definitely will be going back again.

Thank robyn_f2701
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

My husband is NFL fanatic. Luckily on our visit to Vietnam, my husband found a bar where they show NFL on Sunday starting at midnight.(12 hours ahead of cst). Great atmosphere, nice staff and good bar food. If you are a football (soccer), they have...More

Thank Lisa D
Reviewed 29 September 2017

Great Bar for live music, People watching and a decent pint of Tiger Draft Located right in the heart of HCMC District 1 on Bui Vein (The Khao San Rd of Vietnam) I found the staff to be very friendly and the prices more than...More

Thank Paul V
Reviewed 17 August 2017

We ordered some beers and food. Waiters very slowly. Parasitic smiling hookers sitting outside alone or in small groups watching us all the time. Annoying. We asked 2 times for the change.

1  Thank frankmarcyaus
Reviewed 4 August 2017

Best seafood nasi goreng.. Freezing beer.. cheap and friendly.. great service and the only place that shows all sport including AFL. In district 1 ( backpacker area).Really good value. ( 3/8/2017)

Thank John H
Nearby Restaurants
Five Boys Number One
133 reviews
.01 km away
Phuong Cafe
60 reviews
.08 km away
Lost In Saigon
70 reviews
.02 km away
Nearby Attractions
Bui Vien Street
1,737 reviews
.03 km away
Bui Vien Walking Street
20 reviews
.06 km away
Vespa Adventures
2,433 reviews
.10 km away
TNK Travel
2,143 reviews
.11 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Universal (Sports Bar/Cafe/Restaurant/Live Music) staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$7
Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 90 Bui Vien, Pham Ngu Lao, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Ho Chi Minh City
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing