Best Nightlife spots in Vietnam

The nightlife scene in Vietnam has changed a lot in the past years. Big cities like Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi or tourist destinations such as Halong Bay, Mui Ne, and Phan Thiet are now full of lively pubs, clubs and bars.

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Nightlife in Vietnam

Live Music Bars

Looking for a place with great live music? Then gather your friends, and visit the Minh’s Jazz Club, in Hanoi. Upbeat atmosphere, yummy food, full bar and minimal decor, this place is perfect for a night out with your friends!

From rock music to jazz and everything between, you can easily find in Ho Chi Minh a bar or a club playing exactly what you want. Acoustic Bar is one of the best places to listen to live music. The artists are inspired by legends such as Jimi Hendrix and John Lennon. This place is quite famous, so make sure to be there early – often the place is already packed by 11.00 p.m.

Cocktails at a Rooftop Bar

Ho Chi Minh has one of the greatest collections of rooftop bars in the world. From modern Chill Skybar to the colonial Alto Heli Lounge Bar, there is a rooftop spot in HCMC to suit every personality.

Hanoi also has some great spots to enjoy a drink on a rooftop. Situated 65 floors up, the Top of Hanoi offers spectacular panoramic views of the whole skyline. The bar features neon colors, fresh beats, and sleek design.

Dinner on Saigon River

If you are looking for a romantic scenery, there`s nothing better than taking a leisurely cruise down the Saigon River, in Ho Chi Minh City. There are many floating restaurants such: Saigon Restaurant Cruise Ship, Bonsai Cruise Ship, and Indochinese Sailboat.

You can enjoy a great dinner, views of the HO Chi Minh City at night and sometimes even you can also check out a live music performance or a a traditional Vietnamese dance.

Water Puppet Show

Water puppetry is a Vietnamese tradition dating back to the 11th century. Supported by a large rod placed under the water and manipulated by experienced puppeteers, the wooden puppets appear to be dancing over the water and telling folk tales. Fun for both kids and adults!

An original location for this kind of show is Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre from Hanoi. The theater is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Hanoi with tickets selling out well in advance, so it’s worth booking yours as soon as you arrive in town.

Traditional Dance Shows

Taking place at Golden Bell Theatre in Hanoi, Golden Bell Show is a Vietnamese culture show which is performed by Vietnamese artists. This show presents all the sights and sounds of Vietnam through 8 performances of various traditional folk styles - all in just one and a half hour.

Want to attend an incredible cultural experience at Ho Chi Minh City’s opulent Saigon Opera House? Prepare yourself for an extravagant show covering beautiful choreography moves and hypnotic optical illusions!

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