The fun does not end in Saigon when the sun goes down. Enjoy a completely different experience depending on which aspect of Ho Chi Minh nightlife you want to explore.
Just what do you do in a city that never sleeps? Here are a few places that have earned a reputation as premier Ho Chi Minh nightlife and entertainment destinations.
Raise the roof at Chill Skybar, one of the most fashionable rooftop bars in Ho Chi Minh City. An ultra-popular nightspot in District 1, it also offers some of the most breathtaking views of downtown Saigon you will ever see.
Located on the 25th floor of AB Tower, the bar enforces a strict dress code, so do dress to impress — it will be worth it!
The bar serves a fine selection of cocktails and features a cool playlist that suits the luxury feel of its surroundings. Be prepared to be sucked into the high-energy buzz of this bar showcasing Saigon’s nightlife at its best.
Happy hour starts when the bar opens at 5.30pm — all cocktails, long drinks and beers are half-priced all the way to 8pm. Sip on a tipple, snap Insta-worthy photos, then dance the night away to the latest hip-hop beats. On Fridays and Saturdays, the party only ends at 4am.
If you’re looking for a place to party, Crazy Buffalo Nightclub Saigon fits the bill. Located in the bustling Pham Ngu Lao district, this Ho Chi Minh club attracts a vibrant crowd of backpackers and young locals.
The real partying tends to begin after 10pm but the club is open 24 hours so you can drop by any time you want. The bar is well-stocked with a wide variety of drinks including local craft beers, so you can always enjoy an authentic taste of Saigon.
The huge dance floor comes to life each night so get your dance shoes ready. One thing is for sure, with the eclectic crowd that calls Crazy Buffalo home, you can expect to make new acquaintances as your evening unfolds.
It’s not all electronic music and bassline drops when it comes to Ho Chi Minh City’s nightlife. Vietnam also has a very prominent rock scene and the Acoustic Bar upholds this genre’s legacy within Saigon. Here you will find some of the best cover renditions of iconic rock legends such as Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles or The Doors. However, the music mania does not stop here; the live music bar also features an international roster of musicians.
Located in the city’s vibrant District 3, the venue is split into two parts, a bar and a café. Do note that there is no food available at this venue, so make sure you grab something beforehand. A number of drink options are available so you can definitely sway to the music with a drink in your hand from the time it opens at 5pm until it closes at midnight. Expect live music from 9pm onwards except on Sundays; and ladies, Wednesday night is “Ladies’ Night”!
This place is perfect if you enjoy live music and like an engaging crowd made up of both locals and foreigners. Boasting a cool “classic rock” vibe with a unique Saigon twist, the Acoustic Bar is definitely one of the best bars in Ho Chi Minh City.
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