I had to visit this rooftop bar because of the history of the place. I had read various journalistic pieces from the 50`s, 60`s and 70`s about anyone who was anyone taking cocktails at the Rex rooftop bar. What I didnt recall was reading about the elephant statues and the fact that there was really no view from sitting at a table, you almost had to climb on the wall to see the city below while sipping a Tiger.
I think I should have visited this bar before I went to Saigon Saigon at the Caravelle as it was bound to suffer in comparison.
Dress Code: It is a hotel but they appeared not to be too fussy, it was late April and 37degrees but shorts were frowned upon
Written Sep 15, 2006