The Bitcoin Community in Saigon has these days thanks to the dedicated work of some people within the community been able to expand the reach of Bitcoin Merchants in Saigon.
Not only can you wine & dine at your pleasure at a variety of venues - our long-standing community supporter David Watson of Future.Travel (the first merchant in Vietnam to implement Bitcoin payments in 2015) will also get your flights, hotel and visa arranged - all for a handful of Sats.
Food & Beverage Venues
Tippy’s Mexican Food
- Address (District 1): 31/40 Bùi Viện, Phường Phạm Ngũ Lão, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam
- Address (District 4): 99 Số 45, Phường 5, Quận 4, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam
- Google Maps: District 1, District 4
- Phone: +84354759810 (District 1), +84378052168 (District 4)
- Style: Mexican restaurant (Burritos & Tacos)
Led by F&B veteran Christopher Arizaga from Arizona, Tippy’s has become a regular spot for the local Bitcoin meetups as one of the leading localities to stock up & splurge on Mexican comfort food.
Burritos, Tacos, Guacamole, Quesadilla… - everything the Mexican cuisine has to offer and more to make you happy & full!
Xie Xie BBQ
- Address: 878 Trường Sa, Phường 13, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City
- Google Maps: g.co/kgs/Rq8a8f
- Phone: +84909815515
- Style: Vietnamese-style BBQ Restaurant
Grilled meat & Bitcoiners - a match made in heaven.
At Xie Xie BBQ you can enjoy typical Vietnamese-style grilled meats - with a view from the rooftop floor onto the Truong Sa canal.
Plenty of choices for friends of liquified, fermented grains as well!
- Location review: [soon to follow!]
- Facebook: Xie Xie BBQ
- Style: Tex-Mex
With the self-given goal of “offering the most authentic Mexicali experience in Saigon” Tacos Fuego has established itself as one of the front-runners in the Tex-Mex scene in Saigon.
Established since 2019 in Bình Thạnh, the Tacos Fuego team built on their success and the growing demand to expand their offering also towards the Thao Dien crowd across the river.
“We’re just doing our part to fill that tiny void that you might have if you’re familiar with Socal Mexican spots. (…). Whether it be street tacos, nachos, or Mexican fries, we put all our effort into satisfying that craving for Mexican fare.”
Tacos Fuego is one of the newer spots on the meetup roster - with a melting hot Habanero spicy hot sauce & melting fast Lightning payments for your quick Taco fix!
Sector: Online Travel Agency (Flights, Cruises, Hotels, Visas and more!) Full service Travel Agent with online ticketing
- Address: 15/6 Le Van Huan, Tan Binh District, Ho Chi Minh City (Airport location)
- Google Maps: goo.gl/maps/7aPVHXaRg1W9Ncs67
- Phone: +842873019991 or WhatsAp/Viber/Zalo +84902669335
If there is one person in Saigon and possibly all over Vietnam who deserves the title as the doyen of Bitcoin merchant adoption in Vietnam, then it is Future.Travel’s General Director David Watson.
An entrepreneur from head to toe and with business operating experience across 4 different continents in his long career, back in 2015 they were the first merchant to accept Bitcoin for service offerings at the travel agency.
He and his firm have been a steady supporter over the years of the local community - be it the efforts around Bitfilm Festival 2015; BlockFin Asia or sponsoring the Bitcoin Lightning Node of the local community.
David himself is also a regular at the local Bitcoin meetups and probably the person who has set up the most people with wallets and their first Sats all across the country.
- Interview: Interview David Watson
- Website: future.travel
- Twitter: twitter.com/FutureTravel14
- Facebook: fb.com/FutureTravel-1504447956442155
Sector: Bitcoin-related hardware and merchandise
BitcoinVN itself is Vietnam’s oldest Bitcoin Exchange service operating in the country since early 2014; founded by industry veterans such as Dominik Weil, Alex Winter and Bao Phuong Nguyen and provides a variety of exchange-related services such as the online trading platform VBTC, the brokerage BitcoinVN, an OTC desk for institutional & affluent private clients and a fleet of Bitcoin ATMs.
- Interview: (following soon!)
- Website: shop.bitcoinvn.io
- Facebook: BitcoinVN Shop
- Twitter: BitcoinVN Shop
- 31/1 Lo M7, Midtown, Phu My Hung, Duong 15, Phuong Tan Phu, Quan 7
- 18 Trần Ngọc Diện, Thao Dien, District 2
Style: You don’t go here to load up on calories - but to burn them!
Health is wealth.
Your daily dose of exercise is to be seen in the same way that saving capital is - you do the work today, to have a better future tomorrow.
Since Bitcoiners like to work, you can sweat out toxins & reset your hormone balance on a 24h basis at all current two (and soon more) locations across Ho Chi Minh City.
With more locations in the pipeline - so watch out.
- Location review: [soon to follow!]
- Facebook: Anytime Fitness
This page is purely for informational purpose. As for the matter of the current legal status of Cryptocurrency payments in Vietnam we recommend to reach out to the following Vietnam-based Bitcoin companies: BitcoinVN (Bitcoin Exchange Service) / Neutronpay (Bitcoin payment processor)
If you would like to support the work of the Bitcoin Saigon Community - you can donate some of your Sats to us via our Donation page!