Layla opened last December 2016, is a very cool eatery and cocktails bar that looks like a New Yorker loft with on one side, comfy sofas, cocktail tables and bar with a nice view on Dong Du and on the other side, a nice outdoor terrace for smokers.The music and the ambiance are very cool, perfect to warm you and your friends up with cocktails, before heading to a club afterward.
The quality of the service is excellent and quick, staff speaks english and pay attention to details.
It is also really good to discover a food menu that brings something different from what we can usually get at the other bars. It is a little escape from the ordinary. For example the trio of dips with the home-made warm pita bread is really great for small bite. Also, the prosciutto, rocket, artichoke and shaved parmesan cheese on flat bread is excellent. You can discover the full food menu here.
The other good reason to go there apart from the food, the service and the ambiance, it is the creative cocktails they provide. Indeed, they propose surprising cocktails such as salted caramel espresso, nutella negroni and kiwi basil delight. But if you are not ready yet to try on those cocktails, you can go for some regular cocktails like gin tonic. As a mixology bar, they offer to make it more sophisticated for you. You can choose among 8 different kinds of gin, about 5-8 different kinds of tonic and about 8 different kinds of combos with 3 ingredients such as, basil, strawberry and cucumber or thyme, pepper and orange.
Beside their very large choices of cocktails, they also have a good wine menu with for example La Planta red wine which I highly recommend. If you prefer the wine by glass, it is a really good value for money as the glass is maximum 80,000 VND ++. Also the beer has a good deal which is 50,000 or 60,000 VND, depending on the one you pick.
In conclusion, if tonight you want to try something new, here is the place you must go. You will be surprised in so many ways.