The Nightlife in Vietnam means very different things depending where you are in the country. Big cities like Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi are now full of lively pubs, clubs and bars, perfect for the nightlife loving backpacker. You can enjoy at rooftop bars, high rolling casinos and smooth jazz bands are the choice forms of nightlife entertainment. As well as the backpacker street of Pham Ngu Lao, with its boisterous street bars, cheap eats and good time vibe, is certainly the place to be when night falls. Good news is that it’s not particularly expensive to go out at night as Vietnam brews some of the cheapest draft beer in the world. Whatever your idea of the perfect night out in Vietnam means, with this top guide to the very best of nightlife experiences in different cities of Vietnam, we’re sure you can find something to suit your style and also enjoy your time!
Nightlife in Hanoi
Hanoi is the second largest city in Vietnam, Hanoi is a city with so many unique things to do at night, and is unlike any other capital in Southeast Asia or the even the world. While it won’t win over many plaudits for its nightclubs, there are a multitude of fun and interesting things to see and places to go. Funky Buddha is the most well-known bar in Hanoi and has live DJs every night and corners for shisha smokers. Here you can enjoy a game of darts, T.V soccer and many others. You may not have a good taste of the city nightlife if you haven’t spent a few hours soaking up the atmosphere and maybe sinking a few beers at the most famous Beer Hoi (Fresh Beer) spot in Vietnam. Other top places include Minh’s Jazz club, The Spotted Cow for a relaxed pint, Relax Bar to sit around the lake and the Water Puppet Theatre for something a little different.
Nightlife in Ho Chi Minh City
Arguably the most popular club in Ho Chi Minh City for backpackers is Apocalypse Now on Thi Sach. The party spreads over two floors and a small terrace area and lasts until morning. Another great spot for backpackers is area of Pham Ngu Lao, you have the choice between Crazy Buffalo. If you’re looking for crazy nightlife in Vietnam you should also try the Rex Hotel Rooftop Beer Garden, Cocktails at Roof top Bar, Visit the Casino, Q Bar and of course, karaoke nights are huge in Ho Chi Minh City.
Nha Trang Nightlife
The Skylight Skydeck & Rooftop Beach Club is hailed as Nha Trang’s first rooftop club, offering a panoramic view of the East Sea, the city and its surrounding mountains. Bar Oz is popular with Aussies, as the name would suggest. It’s a bar with a great atmosphere but you can also get a delicious hearty breakfast any time of the day. Crazy Kim Bar is, crazy. Right in the heart of the main backpacker area of Nha Trang if you come here you’ll be expected to dance all night and crash out on the hammocks round the back. Other places to check out include Phu Quoc Island, Nna Trang Water Puppet Theater, Vung Tau, Dalat, Hoi An, Hue and Mui Ne.
Nightlife in Hoi An
Nightlife in Hoi An is concentrated within the tourist-friendly Ancient Town and Riverside, featuring trendy bistros, cafes, bars, artistic lounges, and live music venues. When its night time, the streets of Hoi An Ancient Town are illuminated with hundreds of colorful lanterns, traditional dance performances, and candles floating down Thu Bon River. White Marble Wine Bar occupies a refurbished heritage building within Hoi An Ancient Town, The bar serves 14 premium wines including Chilean Sauvignon Blanc, Australian Pinot Gris, and Red Bordeaux. You can also visit Q-Bar as it offers an extensive list of unique cocktails, opulent interior, and upscale ambience. Other places to check out include Dive Bar, Tam Tam Bar, Mango Mango, Fusion Café and Mango Rooms.
Nightlife in Da Nang
There are collection of swanky rooftop bars, sophisticated lounges, friendly expat bars, and vibrant nightclubs where fun-loving travelers can enjoy a night out with like minded locals. You can visit Sky36 Club sits on the 36th floor of five-star Novotel Danang Premier Han River, making it the coastal town’s highest rooftop bar. Offering panoramic views of Da Nang City, Bach Dang River, and verdant mountains, this swanky nightlife spot attracts a steady clientele of affluent travelers and local elites looking to party in style. Or better still Waterfront Danang Restaurant & Bar overlooks Han River in Da Nang City Centre, where sports fans can catch the latest sports events whilst enjoying authentic Vietnamese, Thai, European, Japanese and American cuisine. Other places to check out include Brilliant Top Bar, New Phuong Dong Nightclub, Seventeen Saloon Dalang.