Hanoi After Dark: Street food, Drinks & Stories

Hanoi After Dark: Street food, Drinks & Stories

Spoken in: English, Vietnamese

( 51 reviews ) star Food tour Hanoi 1 - 8 watch_later 2 hours
  • Visit an old cafe & enjoy a spectacular view
  • Listen to the legend of Hoàn Kiếm Lake
  • Savor the best papaya salad in Hanoi
  • Take in the vibes on the Hang Bac Street
  • Sip a traditional drink - an egg coffee
  • Privately guided by your favorite guide

You will meet here: St Joseph Cathedral

What you can expect

Step into the vibrant nightlife scene of Hanoi and spend some quality time together with your favorite local. Find out which places are the best to get your groove on, enjoy traditional street food and admire the city’s treasure after the sun goes down. During the tour, you not only have the chance to discover Hanoi’s nightlife but also experience it like a true local.

Follow the sound of the bells and meet your guide at St Joseph's Cathedral. Check out its Neo-Gothic style, admire the finely stained glass windows and find out the story behind this beautiful building. Stroll through the narrow streets and get ready to be taken to one of Hanoi’s best-kept secrets: a small cafe that has been around for three generations. Savor a refreshing egg coffee while admiring the breathtaking view.

Enjoy a short walk and pass by the Temple of the Jade Mountain, Hoan Kiem Lake, and the famous Water Puppet Theatre. Do you know the legend of the turtles? Or the temple’s history? What about the tradition of water puppet shows? Your favorite host can give you a lot of interesting facts about all the places you’ll see along the way and a great introduction to Vietnamese culture.

When you enjoy the city like a local, you also eat as the locals do. Start exploring the culinary world of Hanoi and let your favorite guide introduce you to popular authentic dishes like papaya salad, beef satay, and prawn crackers. Do it the Hanoian style and sit on the small plastic chairs in Hanoi’s shortest street while taking in the vibes of the Old Quarter.

Follow your private guide through the back alleys and check out a night market if it’s the weekend. Wander past countless stalls, take in the smells and watch how the skilled street chefs cook the food. Your guide can always give you the best bargaining tips! It will be fun to practice yourself!!

Did someone say food & drinks? Before saying goodbye to your local host, get ready to explore the busiest street in Hanoi - Beer Street! Take in the local night vibes and top off your private experience with another delicious dish and a cold local beer! Learn how to say “cheers” in Vietnamese and get your last recommendations.

During this private tour, your local guide can help you experience the essence of Hanoi’s nightlife: from the lively atmosphere to wonderful street food and beautiful sights. The best thing is that everything can be 100% personalized, just get in touch with your favorite local guide!

This is the plan

Meeting Point
St Joseph's Cathedral
Stop 1
Wander by the lake and pop into a coffee shop that will surprise you. Start off with an egg coffee, sure to boost your energy with both caffeine and sugar!
Stop 2
Head to the glowing red bridge and the temple it leads to. Hear the stories of the lake and the significance of the temple
Stop 3
Head back into the crowds and zig zag your way to the most delicious place in town for a papaya salad infused with magic sauce and a beer
Stop 4
Weave your way through streets and alleys and find a hidden gem that you would never have managed to stumble upon alone
Stop 5
Hear it before you see it. Time to hit up beer street where you can see all where all the party people are
Stop 6
Finish up just around the corner where the party still lives but in a more local way. Enjoy another beer and a traditional Hanoian snack!
Your host will leave you near the beer street allowing you to continue to party into the night or will help you find your way back to your hotel

Feel free to personalize this offer with the host of your choice

Food tour details

Private Food tour
Mode of transport
Walking tour
2 hours
Nr. of guests
1 - 8 persons
Meeting point
St Joseph Cathedral
Guest pick-up
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  • closeNo refunds within 14 days of experience date

What's included
check2 alcoholic drinks

about Withlocals Originals

  • Experience the heart
    of the city

  • With the host of
    your choice

  • Private. Affordable.
    And 100% You.


How it works:

  1. 1 Choose the theme of your tour.
  2. 2 Pick your favorite local as your private guide.
  3. 3 Let your guide personalize anything you like.


Now you can enjoy the true heart of the city in the most personal and unique way.