Nightlife in ho chi minh city: what to do after dark


Ho đưa ra Minh City, also locally called Saigon, is one of the main hubs among must-travel destinations in Vietnam. If the thành phố is loaded with history & interesting sightseeing places in day time, you will find this bustling thành phố a different face when the night falls. Becoming more colorful and exciting, Ho đưa ra Minh city will definitely attract visitors with lots of night activities as another best part of the city to explore. When you are wondering what to lớn do và where lớn go in the evening, read on for our picks to find the best nightlife in Ho bỏ ra Minh City.

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1. Live Music at Bars và Clubs

Music always plays an important role in daily life. It can help people khổng lồ get away from áp lực by its beautiful melody & lyrics. While some choose listening music through their phone, radio or TV shows, others enjoying immerse themselves in live music party. At night, nowhere is more suitable than coming to lớn Bars and Clubs. Depending on your music style, the below can be a các mục that you should try.


Apocalypse Now Bar – 2B Thi Sach, District 1, hcm CityEnvy Club – 74 – 76 phái nam Ky Khoi Nghia Street, District 1, sài gòn CityLush Club – 2 Ly Tu trong Street, District 1, hcm CityCarmen Bar – 8 Ly Tu vào Street, District 1, Ho đưa ra Minh CitySeventeen Saloon Saigon – 103A Pham ngây ngô Lao Street, District 1, hồ chí minh City

Besides, if you are a fan hâm mộ of sports, game On Sports Bar (81 – 83 Nguyen Cong Tru Street, District 1, hcm City) will be an ideal place khổng lồ choose. This bar not only offers you music các buổi tiệc nhỏ in their 2nd floor, but also bringing Live & Loud Sports from English Premier League games khổng lồ Ultimate Fighting; World Cup lớn NHL Stanley Cup playoffs; Wimbledon tennis khổng lồ The Golf Masters; Cricket kiểm tra Matches lớn Major League Baseball. They have the best live sporting streams to bring to you.

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2. Looking the thành phố from the above.

Rooftop bars will also be one of the great choice to lớn enjoy lively atmosphere and stunning view overlooking the thành phố from the above. Here are some recommended places in tp hcm City for your pocket list.


Chill Sky Bar – Rooftop 26th Floor, AB Tower, 76A Le Lai, District 1, hồ chí minh City

As its name, Chill Skybar is indeed a chill place khổng lồ hang out with friends & family. Located on the 26th floor of the AB tower, it attracts a lot of international business people, socialites, expats, tourists & wealthy Vietnamese. The view might be the best in the city, especially at the sunset, which coincides with happy hour for all kinds of drinks from 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm.

Air Saigon (previously as Air 360 Sky Lounge) – Rooftop 22th Floor, Ben Thanh Land tower, 136-138 Le Thi Hong Gam Street, District 1, sài gòn City

Located on top of the Ben Thanh Tower, Air Saigon offers an xuất hiện 360 degrees panoramic Saigon such as Ben Thanh Market, Opera House City, peaceful Bach Dang Ben or magnificent tập đoàn bitexco building. With a blend of food, drink, & music, all served in a stylish and vibrant setting of multi-level và multi-space venue, you can enjoy Air Dining by the poolside or an indoor lounge & an upper level VIP-area for more privacy.The View Rooftop Bar – 195 Bui Vien Street, District 1, sài gòn City


The View Rooftop Bar uses bright và colorful decorations. What greets you is a view of modern và older buildings that symbolize the growth of Ho chi Minh đô thị throughout the decades.

Above Sky Bar – 59 Pasteur Street, District 1, hồ chí minh City

Located on the 19th floor of the modern Liberty Central Saigon Citypoint, Above is a chic và modern rooftop bar with a fabulous 360-degree views of the Saigon skyline. More of a pool bar during day, where guests at the khách sạn can enjoy a cocktail in the comfy sun loungers và swim in the fantastic infinity pool.

Saigon Saigon Rooftop Bar – 19-23 Lam Son Square, District 1, tp hcm City

Situated at the classic hotel Caravelle, right opposite the Opera House, the Bar offers an old-style rustic in décor, with large wooden chairs and tables on the main terrace và on the “balconies” surrounding the inside bar, along with spectacular views of the skyline.

3. Get Lucky at a Casino


Although not on the scale of Las Vegas, you still can spend your time by night at some Casinos in the city. There are casinos which are located in the Caravelle Hotel, Majestic khách sạn or Grand Saigon hotel… At here, you can hit the roulette table, play some mah-jong or get lucky on the slot machines.

4. Drinks along Pham đần độn Lao Street & local street food

Known as the backpacker hub of the city, the drinking scene along Pham đần Lao Street is legendary. This place welcomes a mix of foreigners and local Vietnamese who prefer drinking cheap beers while enjoy local street food on small plastic stools all along the street.

Though this is the place where most backpacking travelers stay during their holiday, Pham ngốc Lao Street is not limited to lớn only low-budget travelers, but draw people from everywhere due to its close proximity to the city’s prominent landmarks.


More local street food dishes can be found at some other streets such as:

Street Nguyen Canh Chan, District 1 (24/7 service): The unique food here is bun rieu (noodles with crab chowder), crab soup, fruits, etc.Street Nguyen Thuong Hien, District 3 (8.00am – 8.00pm): The unique food here is banh trang tron (mixed rice paper cake), hu tieu (Cambodia rice noodle soup), ha cao (shrimp dumplings), etc.Street Le Van Sy, District 3 (8.00am – 8.00pm): The unique food here is Fried Half-Dried Cuttlefish with Fish SauceStreet Tran Binh Trong, District 5 (6.00pm – midnight): This street is famous for com tam (broken rice).

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5. Wander down Nguyen Hue Boulevard


Located in the middle of District 1 which is a very attractive and luxurious downtown area in Ho bỏ ra Minh City, it will absolutely easy lớn reach Nguyen Hue Street. Becoming “walking street” in 2015, Nguyen Hue Street is busy, especially on weekend nights of Saturday & Sunday. From here, you can also admire its surroundings with some beautiful French colonial architectural wonders like the People’s Committee Building with Ho chi Minh’s statue in front, the Rex hotel and a luxury shopping mall. All become more colorful và vivid by night.

6. Enjoy vibrant atmosphere at Ben Thanh night market


Ben Thanh Market is a symbol of Ho bỏ ra Minh city due to its existence in parallel khổng lồ the city’s history. When the night falls, the market can be described as the miniature Saigon, where visitors can experience fully the local life và food culture. Not only offering a wide range of items for purchase, such as clothing, handbags, and handmade souvenirs, you can taste mouth-watering local dishes in night food courts; or just simply immerse yourselves in the bustling atmosphere, crowded in the busy streets of this modern metropolis.

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7. Cruise along Saigon River


A leisurely cruise down the Saigon River is such a great idea to lớn enjoy the beauty of the city by night. You can see both modern buildings và rural villages along the river. Having a dinner on cruise with a sumptuous feast of Western và Vietnamese favourites as well as enjoy live music performance on board bring such a thắm thiết night. Find the best options as following:

– Indochina Queen: Designed with Asian & European neoclassical style. The capacity can be up lớn 600 passengers on 3 decks, with a VIP cabinet on 3rd deck. The Vietnamese traditional music instruments và dance performances are inclusive service during the buffet dinner on cruise. Welcome guests from 18.30 & end of services at 21.15.

– Saigon Princess: Wearing a white look, along with soft, gentle & delicate lines, Saigon Princess cruise will be the ideal place lớn experience a unique, luxurious and unique culinary atmosphere. Featuring modern interiors but a classic European style, there are two main decks of four serving dinner, and the đứng top floor-sun deck Sky view 360 degrees offers dance floor, music theater or fashion. Welcome guests from 18.15 and end of services at 21.15.

– Saigon Sensation Lounge and Dinner Cruise: Offering a breathtaking view of Ho đưa ra Minh thành phố by night, this is also a great choice for your dinner cruise. The food is prepared by professional chef, fusion between Asian & Western with wide range of selection for you. Welcome guests from 18.45 and end of services at 21.30.

8. Chill out with friends at Tea or Coffee Shops

If luxury bars or clubs are not your favorite things, spending time with your friends khổng lồ chit chat at Tea or Coffee Shops can be an good alternative choice. Drinking tea/coffee seems to lớn be an “office culture” when officers, young staffs to come và have fun time together during their break time or after works.


Here are some shops with 24/7 service & high-speed wifi which can be useful for all of you.

Snob Coffee: 147A Tran Hung Dao Street, District 1, sài gòn CityThuc Coffee: Locations are all in District 1, including:– 156B Pasteur Street– 182 Pasteur Street– 48-50 Huynh Thuc Khang Street– 37 Ly Tu vào StreetAnd some other shops in Phu Nhuan, Go Vap, tung Phu District.Den da Coffee: 182 Pasteur Street, District 1, hồ chí minh CityOpen Tea Club: 1st floor, 39 Ly Tu vào Street, District 1, sài gòn City.

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9. Watch a Show at Saigon Opera House

Enjoy everything belonging to old traditions including folk stories/song or cultural shows are always attracting the visitors who love khổng lồ understand about the destination culture.

Watching live performances at Saigon Opera House, which is also known as the Municipal Theater (No. 7 Cong Truong Lam Son Street, District 1), will bring you a great time. The following show name can be put in your pocket list while in Ho chi Minh City. The show schedule should be checked in advance to lớn get the availability và seats.

– A O Show by Lune Production:


The name ‘A O’ derives from ‘Lang Pho’, which means ‘village and city’. A O show depicts the charming beauty and cultural richness of Vietnamese life in the countryside, in contrast with the nation’s racing urbanization. The show is a chất lượng mix of bamboo circus, acrobatic acts, dance, & theatrical visual art. The live music echoes Vietnamese Southern work songs. All in all, this beautiful blend of genres creates a quality stage language, which well captures the essence of Vietnam’s fascinating culture.

– Teh Dar:


Teh Dar invites audience on a venture into the enchanting world of Vietnamese highlanders. Wild animal hunts, moonlit romance, jungle’s tales of death and reincarnation, are all recreated with stunning Vietnamese Bamboo Circus, daring acrobatics, & hypnotizing melody from exotic tribal instruments certified cultural heritage by UNESCO. Meaning ‘going in circle’ in the highland tribe K’ho’s tongue, Teh Dar embrace & preserve beautiful and diverse Vietnamese tribal cultures. As the artists keep inspiring, the circle of tribal life keeps going, the cultures shall remain.

– The Mist:


The Mist tells a story Southern Vietnamese farming life, expressed through neo-classic & contemporary dance by skilled artists. Using rice cultivation as a metaphor to lớn appreciate farmers’ dedication, from their misty dawn on the fields, their hardship và will power khổng lồ rise up from humble muddy soil, to lớn brace storms, to the moment they arrive joyously lượt thích shining pearls at harvest. The Mist is an hour of emotions, with myriad ups & downs, painted by sensational live music, splendid visuals, & colorful lighting effects.

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Besides, if you are interested in Water Puppet show – another traditional Vietnamese art, let come to lớn Saigon’s main water-puppet venue at Golden long Water Puppet Theatre – 55B Nguyen Thi minh khai Street, District 1. The shows will start at 6.30pm and 8.30pm & last about 50 minutes per each.

10. Street food tour by scooter


For those who are food lovers, taking a food tour by sitting behind skillful guide on a scooter will be a great experience. Following this way, you will enjoy the local nightlife, tasty food and live music as you ride pillion on vintage Vespas along the busy streets of this vibrant city. See Saigon come alive at night on this after dark adventure!

This tour will normally base on joining group, depart every evening at 6:00pm & lasts for 4 hours, finishing at 10:00pm approx. Private tour is also available and upon your request. As you can see, Ho chi Minh City’s nightlife scene is always in high spirits. Come và experience yourself lớn know how great this energetic metropolis brought to you. If you need our further helps related to lớn accommodations, tours và excursions, flight tickets and visa or any travel advices to lớn Vietnam and Indochina, contact Vietnam Travel’s consultants!