Saigon Nite Bar: Saigon nite life
Amazing drinks, amazing games! (pool and connect 4) Bartender is a legend! Makes the best cocktails ever! SOOOO STRONG!!! Will also beat you at nearly every game of connect 4! Weak spot it pool! Haha Bartender is awesome guy, so easy to talk to, makes you feel welcome and want to stay alll night long! Coming back tomorrow night because it was such an awesome time!
If you in Da Lat, CHECK IT OUT!!!!!
Dress Code: Whatever you want
- School Holidays
- Wine Tasting
- Beer Tasting
Da Lat nightlife is in a the highlights as it is also destination for the locals to travel for romantic vacation. Clubs will play loud music, sometimes local "Schlager" and even worst will be karaoke.
Anyhow, I was happy with the Dry Martini..... shaken not steered :)
Saigon Nite Bar: My Dung, the owner is the best
This small cosy place looks like it's shut on the outside. It's not. Mr Dung the owner makes you feel really welcome. He gets everybody talking, playing pool and connect 4. He is a champion at connect 4 and pool. If someone in your group orders a cocktail, he will make extra and share it around between the rest of the group. When you come back, it makes you feel like a long lost friend. Great place. Stays open to about 2am.
Dress Code: No dress code
- Budget Travel
Not so quiet Town Centre
The town centre slowing come alive after the sun slowly set behind the lake/dam.
People seem to pour in from everywhere and there are many interesting foods and night scene in town centre. Sweet corns, sea food, grilled chicken, grilled sotong, beans and hot soya milk drinks are some of the things selling in night market scene.
I personally bought some of those stuffs and consumed them while sitting on one of those the staircases in cold highlands night.
- Road Trip
Drinking Soya Milk
Drinking soya milk on the curb along the way to night market really captures my heart.
I just can't help it, but to grab a seat and enjoy the soya milk like locals did.
The soya milk served will be steaming hot & make sure you won’t burn your tongue or you may not be able to enjoy Vietnamese cuisine for the next few days. The soya milk is served plain, you can add your own sugar to the sweetness that you like.
- Road Trip
Da Lat at night will have two different modes depending on the location. This church is located at not so busy area and you can enjoy slow walk with considerably quite cool climate and minimal noise pollution.
Walk towards the town centre especially when you have visited during the day. I promise a different scene all together at town centre after dark.
- Road Trip
Nice clubs converted from formerly French's administration office can be seen everywhere in Da Lat.
This particular restaurant/pub really stands out as its just opposite of post office.
Nice pork dishes, beers and even good wine are served in some of these joints.
Saigon Nite Bar: Not much nightlife here...but there is ONE place!
It´s a small bar/pub with a billard table. The barkeeper still stays in my mind.
He is a funny person, played games on the bar with us and makes good drinks!
When ordering cocktails you will see he mixes more than necessary and pours in the rest for your friends!! Very generous indeed! The problem is only that this can make you drunk...but not really a problem, is it? You are on holidays!
Dress Code: Casual is fine!
There is this night market just besides of Dalat market. Many young people hanging around. From the night market, you can get yourself a sweater or jacket.. seems like rejected one in extremely low price, somewhere from 20,000D. Some very nice knitted blouses are sold for only 13,000-14,000D.
I observed a unique job I have never seen in Malaysia.. somebody pulling the weighing machine along the road to let others stand and weigh on it.. Not sure how much it cost.. just special.
Novotel Da Lat: Novotel Da Lat
Its not a nightclub or a rowdy bar but the staff in there are extremely friendly and one of the bar staff called Bao is very interested in Western culture. He couldnt do enough to help us on our trip and we are keeping in touch with him.
Dress Code: No specific dress requirements
Since there was no other place in town that was still open, I decided to give the local karaoke bar a shot. In case you wanna pick up a local gay, this is your spot! One guy offered me a free elephant ride (worth 12$, imagine *laughs*... ok, in VN this is much money, so my honour's saved). I ran after number 3 started insulting me when I said no when he asked me if I wanted to go to bed with him (I sorta cleaned his expressions up a little *laughs*). No doubt I would've kicked his drunk butt, but I didn't go VN to start a fight...