Nightclubs and bars in Hanoi

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    Hang Dao - Dong Xuan Walking Street: Shopping and where the action is....

    by myspices Updated Feb 1, 2006

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    Hey, you need a watch ?? Go to Hang Dao and get a good bargain out of it. Fake (or "souvenier Russian-made) watches are aplenty in the shops in Hang Dao. Choose your like and quote a price. If seller doesn't agree, up slightly . You will need time to bargain hard - bargaining is an art. Both parties have to be happy at the end of the transaction.

    Besides watches, both sides of Hang Dao streets will cater for your shopping needs - clothes, scarves, belts...lots and lots..
    Near to Hang Dao you will see a huge building where there all the bars and cafes are located.

    Shops at Hang Dao open as early as 9am. At night, the night market Hang Dao-Dong Xuan will make the street even more lively.

    Hang Dao-Dong Xuan walking street Near to Hang Dao - lots of bars and cafes Bargain a Rolex - deal done  USD22/- each for 5pcs
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    The Hub Pub: A real HOT place

    by Mr.Sparkle Written Feb 9, 2007

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    This is a great little bar to visit in Hanoi. It’s perfect for a few beers before you hit the Bia Hoi. Sure, it’s not as cheap as a Bia Hoi, but its comfy and dry, nice décor, very friendly staff and owner and they speak English. Try the jalapeño beer. Good stuff!

    Dress Code: No Dress Code here.

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    "The Building of balconies": Looking from above

    by Applelyn Written Apr 26, 2006

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    I could not push through the crowds to enjoy the show and decided to beat them to it. I went up a building that housed many restaurants and picked one that can offer me the "window seat". From there, I saw the show sipping my glass of cold diet coke, without fighting for a space. You can also look at the traffic and observe how the locals wriggled through their way in the busy traffic. "They live at the edge!"

    Dress Code: Casual.

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    Cho Dem Market: More Food & Shopping.. and watching people

    by myspices Updated Feb 7, 2006

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    Go to Cho Dem market. It is a place where there is street/stalls selling lots of stuffs. You can practise your bargaining skills here. Good place to find some souveniers to take home to. Street is crowded not only with locals but with foreigners. After a long shopping spree, rest your feet at one of seafood stalls to enjoy the "steamboat" (or known as the "hotpot") or a variety of seafood.

    Dress Code: It's a hot place - you know what you should wear or not wear.

    Seafood stalls at Cho Dem night market
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    Funky Monkey Special

    by muddybok Written Nov 6, 2004

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    Beer in Vietnam is generally quite inexpensive, but cocktail fixes are not. Bigger cities such as HCM and Hanoi are packed with these hip drinking holes and prices are highly customized for tourist consumption.

    Picture taken at Funky Monkey, Hanoi Old Quarters.

    Funky Monkey Special

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    Many.....: Annoying

    by littlebush Updated Apr 30, 2006

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    The bar scene in hanoi is a little disapointing, apparently its better in ho chi min, but i went to heaps of different bars as my brother knew most bars to go to.....

    Bara-run by the same guy who owns the hostel, an aussie, a really cool place and u can normally drink all night.

    Red mask - at no 2D ta hien street, a cool small bar open late but popular.(run by the fun Hien, shes cool)

    There were many others i cant remember. The new century is a nightclub, a little expensive but open late.

    All other bars close by 11 in the week, 12 or 1 at the weekened, but every now and again the police shut everything down early, which happened when i was there!

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    General Nightlife in Hanoi

    by Ewingjr98 Written Jan 5, 2007

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    If you like Western-style nightlife, there is a modern five-story building at the north end of Hoan Kiem Lake with numerous European and American bars and restaurants, including a micro brewery. Our favorite here was the City View Cafe.

    Local, Vietnamese-style nightlife is centered around the little bia hois which are on almost every corner, especially in the Old Qaurter, also north of Hoan Kiem Lake.

    If you are looking for something a little more exciting, there are a few rowdy bars like Apocalypse Now, full of all types of people.

    Along West Lake and Truc Bach Lake (north of the Old Qarter), there seemed to be some ares that offered music and dance, but we didn't spend much time here after dark.

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    City View Cafe

    by Ewingjr98 Updated Nov 16, 2006

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    The City View Cafe is in a 5 story building just north of Hoan Kiem Lake, and across the first street. It sits at a major 5-way intersection with a rotary that will keep you entertained for at least 2 or 3 beers. There are several restaurants and bars here. The City View Cafe is a restaurant/bar on the roof that has open air dining and a fine view of Hoan Kiem Lake and the rest of the city.

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    Nutz: Good clean (?) fun

    by Tusitala Written May 8, 2009

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    If anyone remembers Singapore's Brannigans, this is a very close approximation of it.

    A fun atmosphere from the word go, this place was recommended by a couple of the stewardesses on my Vietnam Airlines flight. Mixture of local yuppies and tourists, interspersed with the odd 'enthusiastic amateur' (well, semi-pro really).

    Spacious enough to escape the music and dancing down one end if you want to, and chill out at seats or the bar counter.

    Dress Code: Smart casual would stand you in good stead. It is in the Sheraton after all.

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    Gammabeer: Beer and Rats!

    by AKtravelers Updated Sep 17, 2008

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    On our first night in Hanoi, we decided to finish off a night out with a beer at one of Hanoi's new Czech-themed beer houses, Gammabeer. Here we enjoyed half liter glasses of pils (we could have ordered 5 liter mugs! Yikes!) while watching rats scurry about the floors of the unoccupied sections of the restaurant. Yes, rats! At first it started out with a lone rodent, whose presence was amusing enough to us that I tossed peanuts its way. Occassionally, a waitress would saunter over to herd him/her out of sight, but he/she (the rat) was a brave little soul and never disappeared for long. However, once his claim to territory was established, he was joined by another and another until we had, at best count, six members of phylum rodentia cavorting on the hardwood. Needless to say, we killed any thoughts of ordering food, paid up and left. We were worried that, if we didn't depart quickly, we'd just be part of a scene that seemed to come from an Indiana Jones movie! So much for a Friday night in this socialist paradise!

    You don't leave the rat race behind at Gammabeer
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    Mao's Red Lounge: Cool Place to Unwind

    by saracen Written Jan 10, 2007

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    A great little bar in the old quarter, it was simply and tastefully designed by the owner, Mao, and plays some great music (a James Brown tribute was playing the night we visited). With an interesting mix of foreigners and locals, there is a nice atmosphere, with Mao mixing with everyone and making everyone feel welcome.

    Sunday evenings are free food days – Mao was dishing out soup packed with vegetables and what looked like seafood to all who wished it.

    Drinks are the standard fare, and I can personally vouch for the strength of the rum & cola, many of which conspired to ruin my next day's sightseeing!

    Mao's Red Lounge

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    Half Moon Half Noodle: Just go because of the threat

    by largerama Written Mar 24, 2006

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    Good music selection with tons of choice if you just go up and ask, this is a laid back, backstreet bar that's got cool decor and a real good crowd. Drinks are fairly priced and you just cant beat that sign outside (see pic).

    There is a tv showing sport and they give you snacks.

    Dress Code: Dont be daft its a backstreet bar in Hanoi.

    Sign outside the bar says it all

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    Lighthouse: Late nite dancing and clubs

    by DSwede Updated Oct 17, 2010

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    It sometimes plays R&B, but varies depending on the DJ. The Lighthouse Dancing Club used to be the Barracuda Bar.

    Its no longer under under Australian management, but it is one of the few places that the police/neighborhood does not enforce the curfew. Therefore ic can be open very, very late, sometimes all night depending on the crowd.

    Don't let the shady neighborhood deter you. I went and had a good time. At the time of day that this place is open, the alleys will be full of ex-pats and people so you will be perfectly safe.

    " We have no idea how they manage to get around the local laws, but it may have something to do with the dastardly location -- in the red-light district, on an alley off and alley off Phuc Tan Street across a highway that is nearly impossible to cross on foot, to the east of the Old Quarter. Luckily, most locals know where it is by either its present or former name and definitely hire a taxi to get there -- you'll be rewarded with reasonably priced drinks and room to strut your stuff to the tune of thumping hip hop and R&B."

    Hours: 10:00 'til very, very late.

    Dress Code: There is no enforced dress code.

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    Pho Bao Khanh Street: Bar Hopping in Hanoi

    by 34N118W Updated Sep 9, 2002

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    Pho Bao Khanh is a street crammed full of bars and cafes. At night, locals and expats go here to blow off some steam and have a drink or two.... or three, or four... ;P
    The street really doesn't start getting busy until late at night, but if you come during Happy Hour (1pm-8pm) you can find beer for around 10,000 dong.

    Dress Code: Come casual or dressed to impress... it's all good!

    Pho Bao Khanh Street
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  • Amazon bar: Open till late at night!

    by Hanoilife Updated Nov 14, 2011

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    This bar which has recently opened. Room is small, but has 2 floor. 2 nd floor has soft music, 3rd floor has DJ play room. Sadly, this bar not has food menu. But they has hot music & very friendly staffs. And, what is better, we can drink till late at night!

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