Czech-Mate

Simon Stanley explores Vietnam’s historic relationship with the Czech Republic. Photos by Vinh Dao. “What’s that doing there?” many first-time visitors to Hoa Vien Brauhaus will ask. Hidden at the end of an otherwise sedate hem on Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, this cavernous and immensely popular Czech beerhall and restaurant feels rather incongruous among the bun…