There were so many Aussies when we here that it should have been called Tim Tam rather than Tam Tam.
Its quite an extraordinary place and firmly aimed at the Western traveller/tourist/ backpacker. Its in a converted teahouse, and downstairs is aimed at just that - minimalist decor, a 'quite' spot which is the total antithesis of what you'll get upstairs! Walk up the wooden stairs and enter into a large, modern bar that would not be out of place in Sydney. Pool table, westerners, loudish music, a real buzz in the air. You can eat or just drink, but if you fancy something a little quieter while dining, there are a couple of separate rooms, colonial in character without being overbearing, where you can tuck into the slightly more european tucker, including steaks and pastas. (it can be a welcome variation to noodles and rice).
Its not surprisingly more expensive than the local food, but nothig ridiculous - its not aiming to be haute cuisine. Its simple, hearty but good food and then you can wander into the bar area for a bit of music, noise and even a game of pool.
A busy spot one road back from the river on Duong Nguyen Thai Hoc. The restuarant serves excellent food if a bit on the pricey side, but the bar area was very lively among the tourists, possibly because it is supposedly the only late night bar in Hoi An - if you can call being open til 1:00 am late.
Dress Code: Very casual
There is not much nightlife in HoiAn, so unless you have a really good plan for the night, it's worthy to wake up early the next day and wander around the narrow streets in the early morning, when there's nobody around, no tourists, no shops open.
At that time you can visit the market, where the fishing boats will be arriving and local activity is at its best!!
The lanterns display in Hoi An is so beautiful at night.
I still cannot forgive myself for arriving at Hoi An one night after the new moon festival.
I was told that I Visited Hoi An one night late. The night before my arrival, there was a new moon festival, where lanterns, light & merriment of these simple village folks were greatly celebrated.