Nightclubs and bars in Vietnam

  • Polite Pub
    by hoangyen
  • Nightlife
    by guydickson
  • Alto Heli Bar
    Alto Heli Bar
    by SWFC_Fan

Most Viewed Nightlife in Vietnam

  • gwened's Profile Photo

    Beirut Garden: party,drink and dance

    by gwened Written Feb 16, 2014

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    this is Saigon, a lively non stop city, late comers are welcome. I try it and it is awesome. A local brought me here by car, the place is in a passageway narrow street and at the end there is a square with about 7 different restos, this one is good

    karaoke and belly dancers share the spotlight and big sport TV screen with wonderful drinks and beers.
    It will make your nights in Saigon go a lot smoother.

    Dress Code: nice casual fashion clothing and you can dress to kill too

    Related to:
    • Food and Dining
    • Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
    • Arts and Culture

    Was this review helpful?

  • hopang's Profile Photo
    4 more images

    Golden Dragon Water Puppets Show, Ho Chi Minh City: Water puppets show

    by hopang Updated Jul 14, 2012

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    This is the show that you wouldn't want to miss when you visit Ho Chi Minh City. This world famous show is accompanied by live Vietnamese orchestra - certainly worth visiting! This traditional water puppets show is staged on the water controlled from beneath the water unlike those in Thailand.

    Water puppet has history that dates back to the 11th century. It was believed to be originated from Red River Delta in northern Vietnam. However the theatre hall is quite small with limited seating capacity. So book early to avoid disappointment!

    Kindly also see our two videos at our Vietnam travel page which we recorded in the theatre. You may visit the website below for the various programme. You may also e-mail to the following address for more information:- thaiduongtheatre@gmail.com

    Related to:
    • Family Travel
    • Photography
    • Theater Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • martensd's Profile Photo

    CLV: Coffee bar with a "View"

    by martensd Written Apr 27, 2012

    This Coffee Cafe is out of the usual tourist areas in District 10 and the Tan Binh District.
    The area is surrounded with at least 6 coffee cafes all with outdoor sidewalk seating.
    CLV was the best of the group, not because their coffee was any better, but because they had the nicest looking and the most "coffee hostesses". They also seemed to be a little larger than the others.
    But again...the girls were a real plus. Even though I am only speaking as an observer....my wife sittting next to me the whole time! LOL

    They do not speak English (only VN), this being a non tourist area, but they all wore great smiles and were very nice. So bring an interpreter if you want to speak to them at length, they will sit and talk to you.
    No food, only beer was Heinekin. The coffee is good and STRONG!
    There are also two teen clubs about two blocks away but no interest in that venue. Again all VN.

    Dress Code: Come as you are. Sit outside and watch the people.

    Related to:
    • Budget Travel
    • Theme Park Trips
    • Business Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • martensd's Profile Photo

    Huong Vy Restaurant: Drinking, Eating, Socializing

    by martensd Updated Apr 9, 2012

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Here is a restaurant, drinking and socializing place right in the middle of the back packer area.
    I know people are aware of it because it is usually very busy, but it is not your average restaurant since it is outdoors right on a small "street/alleyway" right off Pham Ngu Lao St.

    I love to come down to this area, having stayed here on my first trip eight years ago, if for no other reason, for a change of pace from the all Vietnamese areas I now stay in.

    This place was here when I first visited and is still going strong.

    I went to the Wild Buffalo Bar, in the the beginning, but tired really fast of the cost of small appetizers and expensive beer.

    So instead of paying 50,000 dong for a tiger beer, I go to Huong Vy, and pay 23,000 for a BIG Tiger!!
    The food has always been decent and I really recommend the pasta with a cream sauce, ham and mushrooms. Fantastic.
    Sitting outside, watching the people and all the other interesting things going on in this area is really very cool. It reminds me a sitting out at a street stall in Bangkok.
    So if you are looking for a reasonable eating and drinking place in the backpacker area, I highly recommend Huong Vy.

    Dress Code: There is no dress code, come as you are.

    Related to:
    • Budget Travel
    • Backpacking
    • Singles

    Was this review helpful?

  • martensd's Profile Photo

    Carmen Bar: Fun Music Venue

    by martensd Written Apr 9, 2012

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    The Carmen Bar has been around for many years. I first visited eight years ago and it seems to still be going strong.
    This is in part to the talent of many performers, but in particular one young man named Y Thanh.
    When I first got to the club, which is set in a dungeon type building....duck your head upon entering! You will be met at the bar by a nice young lady who will get you a seat and your drink order.
    The prices are actually reasonable (150,000 dong for glass of wine) when you consider the entertainment. There was no cover charge.

    The music is Latin influenced and a variety of entertainers accompany the eight of so musicians on stage.
    Y Thanh is a first rate performer. He really gets the crowd into the vibe of the club. He is funny and charming and actually a really good singer. My wife absolutely loved his Beatles rendition.
    We were lucky enough to have him sit at our table between his sets and his english was very good. He is quite witty and interesting, speaking about his passion for choreography, which he actually teaches. He has a website: www.ythanh.net.
    There were a number of other performers all of which were great. The band was also very good.
    We also had the good fortune to listen to a couple songs by a duo on holiday. The girl from Norway and the gentleman from the Dominican Republic. They really were very good and complimented each other well.

    The club is only open at night from 6pm until...?? It gets very busy around 8pm so get there early for the best seats.
    I do not think they serve food so best to eat first.
    The club is in a nice area with other venues within walking distance.
    Overall this is a do not miss, change of pace in Saigon.

    Dress Code: There was no dress code, although everyone was dressed casual with not many in shorts and tee shirts.

    Related to:
    • Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
    • Seniors
    • Singles

    Was this review helpful?

  • minhphat01's Profile Photo

    Local Karaoke Spots: Karaoke Time!

    by minhphat01 Updated Apr 4, 2011

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Get some friends...and if you don't have a friend.....tap the shoulder of anyone you see on the street and say you want to invite some friends over....Kaboom!!! you'll have them all by nightfall. :o)

    Then hawl them all to a local Karaoke spot.....the rent rate is pretty cheap depending on location. Most expensive is about 50,000dong (~3.5USD) per hour per Medium room.

    "Medium" = Means the room can hold a maximum of 12persons???...Vietnamese can cram more if you need to do so. They are pretty good at it. :O)

    Most cheap places you can negotiate down to half as much....

    Dress Code: Anyway you want.....I had even saw Buddist Monks came out of those places!....not bad eh? Them party animals.

    Put your life behind and start singing/yelling your head off....should be fun as all of the people will do it anyway if you are shy. :0)

    Related to:
    • Music

    Was this review helpful?

  • uncle_bose's Profile Photo

    Seventeen Saloon: Pub Nights

    by uncle_bose Written Sep 17, 2009

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Stay away from the pubs listed in most guides. They're full of pestering ladyboys. This place is really cool, a bit expensive but they have excellent live music on 2 floors in Saigon and 1 floor in Hanoi. Foods pretty good too, service is excellent and no one bothers you. Leave a good tip the 1st night and you get the best spot in front of the band the following nights. I didnt visit the one in Danang.

    Was this review helpful?

  • eliteone's Profile Photo

    Hanoi: lights out

    by eliteone Written Dec 25, 2007

    your evening will be interupted around 12 am by the switching off of bar lights,street lights and the street hawkers serving you 50 cent beers by the approaching of the local police,dont worry the local spies give you time to hide.
    i found hanoi strange place for drinking,but depends what u are looking for.the nightclubs you hear about did not exsist for me,maybe my moto driver was just out for the drive too.
    still a cheap place to drink and eat, and mix with locals.

    Was this review helpful?

  • call_me_rhia's Profile Photo

    Saigon Saigon Bar: in Ho Chi Minh

    by call_me_rhia Written Aug 16, 2007

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    The Saigon Saigon Bar is located inside the posh Caravelle Hotel, on an open-air terrace on the 9th floor... Take the elevator on the right side of the hall as you enter the hotel, the elevator on the left side leads to the hotel rooms, and is of no use for the bar.

    The bar is exceptional... not only for the panoramic night views, but for the breeze... even when it's roasting hot at ground levels, up there it's wonderfully cool... it tends to be on the expesinve side, so you'll only find rich HCM residents and crowd (about 50/50 I would say), but it's very pleasant.

    Plenty of drinks and cocktails, and there's a live band, too - nothing too impressive... One really comes here for the views, not for the music.

    Dress Code: Casual is fine... smart casual is better...

    Was this review helpful?

  • call_me_rhia's Profile Photo

    around town: night walking: everywhere, except HCM

    by call_me_rhia Updated Aug 16, 2007

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Vietnamese people are not much the kind of people who enjoy nightlife, especially in smaller towns: they go to bed early and rise early, often before dawn. In the eveningI found that the most pleasurable activity was to simply walk around, especially wherever I could find some street vendors and local families.

    Nightlife does exist, though... the country is quite touristy and you can find happy hour bars and nightspots quite easily... in this case you'll be spending your evenings/nights with other foreigners... often people from your own country. Just like you would have done at home... So why bother?

    Dress Code: Casual

    Was this review helpful?

  • Opera House Ho Chi Minh: Concert

    by christinenigam Written Apr 10, 2007

    We asked the Caravelle Hotel Conceirge to get us two tickets to see a concert. We just wanted to see the and feel the cultural life in Saigon.
    People were very casual here when going to concert unlike other cities when people dress up to go to the Opera House.
    The concert was interesting to mark this violinist, a Vietnamese Professor 65 birthday. There was also a vietnamese dance which was most enjoyable and the orchestra was interesting.
    For 150,000 dong, the concert was worth every cent and the Opera House is very pretty.

    Dress Code: No People wear tee shirts, some like us were dressed nicely.

    Was this review helpful?

  • Opera House Ho Chi Minh: Concert

    by christinenigam Written Apr 10, 2007

    We asked the Caravelle Hotel Conceirge to get us two tickets to see a concert. We just wanted to see the and feel the cultural life in Saigon.
    People were very casual here when going to concert unlike other cities when people dress up to go to the Opera House.
    The concert was interesting to mark this violinist, a Vietnamese Professor 65 birthday. There was also a vietnamese dance which was most enjoyable and the orchestra was interesting.
    For 150,000 dong, the concert was worth every cent and the Opera House is very pretty.

    Dress Code: No People wear tee shirts, some like us were dressed nicely.

    Was this review helpful?

  • MickeH's Profile Photo

    Where to go?: Hue Nightlife

    by MickeH Updated Apr 7, 2006

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    We were only in Hue for a short while and so I only have to tips for you here.

    Stop & Go Cafe
    A small place, perfect for a few beers and something to eat. The owner, Mr Do, is more than happy to have a chat and he also takes tourists out on tours of the city and it's surroundings. A very friendly place that I really liked. The picture is us enjoying some beers here.

    DMZ Bar & Cafe
    A small place that is popular with backpackers. Got a couple of pooltables and the whole place is filled with writing. Walls, the bardisk, the roof(!!), everything is filled with messages from travellers.
    And as luck would have it, I sat down at the bar exactly where someone had written 'Heja GAIS'!
    GAIS beeing my football team from Gothenburg!

    Related to:
    • Beer Tasting
    • Backpacking

    Was this review helpful?

  • MickeH's Profile Photo

    Where to go?: Nha Trang Nightlife

    by MickeH Written Apr 6, 2006

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Nha Trang has a wide selection of nightlife hotspots to choose from.
    Here is a suggestion of a few to try:

    Crazy Kim Bar
    This bar is always great fun. Happy hour 2 for 1 on drinks and beer, and there are some good drinks here. DJ that takes requests, pooltables, tables to relax, an outdoors area and a friendly and helpful staff. And lets not forget a wide variety of funny hats to borrow of you feel a bit silly, or maby not silly enough! Money earned at the bar go towards keeping kids off the streets and away from prostitution, so no need to feel bad if you spent way to much drinking last night. The money is put to good use!

    Nha Trang Sailing Club
    This seems to be the place to be most of the time. So I wonder why we never went there... Might have been the name, sounds a bit posh. Supposed to be great though, so give it a go.

    Casablanca
    A small bar with really good drinks. Order a 'Play it again, Sam' and you won't be disappointed. A perfect place to slow-start the night, and not at all far from Crazy Kim.

    Was this review helpful?

  • MickeH's Profile Photo
    1 more image

    Nguyen Chi Thanh Street: Dalat Nightlife

    by MickeH Written Apr 6, 2006

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Along this central street there are many great caf?s worth a wisit. Rather than writing about any specific place I would like to reccommend the whole street. It starts at Hoa Binh square and runs towards the lake, and it's somewhat elevated situation gives you a great view over the lake and the streets below.

    There are also internet caf?s to be found here, with some of the fastest connections we came across in Vietnam.

    Was this review helpful?

Vietnam Hotels

See all 1162 Hotels in Vietnam

Top Vietnam Hotels

Ho Chi Minh City Hotels
3131 Reviews - 7263 Photos
Hanoi Hotels
2747 Reviews - 6065 Photos
Nha Trang Hotels
446 Reviews - 1012 Photos
Hoi An Hotels
802 Reviews - 1717 Photos
Phan Thiet Hotels
161 Reviews - 424 Photos
Da Nang Hotels
71 Reviews - 185 Photos
Vung Tau Hotels
68 Reviews - 258 Photos
Hue Hotels
621 Reviews - 1726 Photos
Da Lat Hotels
252 Reviews - 807 Photos
Quy Nhon Hotels
16 Reviews - 55 Photos
Sapa Hotels
184 Reviews - 818 Photos
Can Tho Hotels
125 Reviews - 287 Photos
Phu Quoc Hotels
110 Reviews - 284 Photos
Dong Dang Hotels
See nearby hotels
Yang Thang Hotels
See nearby hotels

Instant Answers: Vietnam

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

86 travelers online now

Comments

Vietnam Nightlife

Reviews and photos of Vietnam nightlife posted by real travelers and locals. The best tips for Vietnam sightseeing.
Map of Vietnam