Vietnam is a country blessed with beautiful landscapes, temples, history, and more. Vietnam has been slowly growing as a place to party. While Vietnam is not known as a place to party there are a few places that do offer good nightlife. Which city has the best nightlife In Vietnam?
In general, Vietnam is nothing like Thailand in terms of crazy nightlife but it still offers great nightlife with lively clubs, pubs, and bars. There are places like Ho Chi Minh City, Phu Quoc Island, Da Nang, and more. Vietnam’s nightlife is getting better and better every year but it won’t stop you from enjoying the nightlife.
In this post, we will go through which city has the best nightlife in Vietnam. Let’s get started!
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Which City Has The Best Nightlife In Vietnam?
I have carefully selected what I considered the cities with the best nightlife in Vietnam. For those planning a trip to Vietnam and are interested in nightlife. The list is as follows.
- Ho Chi Minh City.
- Mui Ne.
- Nha Trang.
- Hoi An.
- Da Nang.
- Phu Quoc Island.
Ho Chi Minh City
The nightlife of Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) has something for everyone. From the backpacker’s area of Bui Vien street in District 1 which has cheap beer to fancy rooftop bars and clubs all around the city.
District 1 offers the best area for nightlife in Ho Chi Minh City with Bui Vien Street which is similar to Khao San Road in Bangkok the legendary Apocalypse Now nightclub can be found in District 1.
Popular bars and clubs are Apocalypse Now, Lush, Chill Sky Bar, and the small bars in Bui Vien Area.
Read things to do in Ho Chi Minh City, here.
Mui Ne is a coastal resort town located in Phan Thiet is also very popular for parties and is 4 hours from Saigon. Along Mui Ne beach there are a lot of bars along the beach.
If you are interested in sitting in a nice place to sit and listen to live music or going wilder and dancing the night away, you will find it along Mui Ne beach.
Pogo is properly the most popular bar. There are others that are worth a visit like Fun Key Bar, Déjà Vu Bar, and Snow Club.
Read things to do in Phan Thiet, here.
The nightlife in Nha Trang is fairly lively to borderline crazy and with the added bonus of drinking cheaply. Most travelers to Nha Trang will stay near or in and around the Biet Thu Street area as that is where hotels and hostels are mainly based.
The bars in the city center close around midnight, making this the best place to start. And then going to Biet Thu Street where the bars are open at all hours of the morning.
Some bars worth checking are Sailing Club, Crazy Kim Bar, Jolly Leprechaun Pool Pub Why Not Bar and there are a few rooftop bars in Nha Trang.
Read things to do in Nha Trang, here.
The nightlife in Hoi An is more of a hippie foodie chilled vibe. It has good trendy cafés, bars, and live music bars. Nearly all of the nightlife happens in and around Ancient Town and Riverside.
Hoi An is not a party town where things get crazy but is a great place for a few drinks and to enjoy the local food. There is a good range of bars but these will start to close from 11 pm onwards with bar-type clubs opening at 11 pm and close at around 4 pm.
It is an awesome place to go bar hopping from the Sports Bar and Mango Mango bar to Fender Bar which closes at 4 am. Where things can get crazy.
Read things to do in Hoi An, here.
Da Nang is a lively city at night. The bars and clubs in Da Nang are a lot more lively scene and busier than most other cities in Vietnam.
Da Nang like Saigon has rooftop bars, bars, clubs, and live music bars. Either way, you will have an awesome night in Da Nang.
There is an excellent range of bars to choose from in Da Nang. Making it a great place to spend the night hopping from Seventeen Saloon Da Nang to Oasis Tapas Bar to Golden Pine Pub Da Nang.
Then on to Phuong Dong Nightclub or even Da Nang Night Market.
Read things to do in Da Nang, here.
Hanoi is the second biggest city in Vietnam and is the capital. It is not at glitzy as Saigon but is still a great place to go out whether to want to relax in a quick bar or dance the night away.
The Hanoi old quarter is the place to be, it has plenty of bars, clubs, and food. There are 3 main areas in the old quarter.
- Bia Hoi Junction.
- West Lake Area.
- The Historical Center.
The street vendors serve delicious food and beer but the beer is weaker and cheaper.
Phu Quoc Island
This is not really a party island and is extremely tame if I was comparing it to the party islands in Thailand. Phu Quoc is a very relaxed place in general and that also applies to the nightlife.
Bars and restaurants are on the beachfront and there are open well into the night and a few clubs for those who are interested. If you are in the long beach then it is Rory’s or Phung Bin House.
Most of the bars are in and around Phu Quoc Beach with the best bars being the Rabbit Hole Irish Bar, Coco Bar, and Joe’s Beach Bar.
Read things to do on Phu Quoc Island, here.
Tips To Stay Out Of Trouble When Partying In Vietnam
Everyone wants to have fun going on their holidays and out partying but you need to use your common sense. Here are our top tips to still safe went out at enjoy a few drinks.
- Still away from drugs in Vietnam. Vietnam has a strict policy with serve penalties including the death penalty.
- Drink plenty of water.
- Don’t go wandering alone.
- Pickpockets are not a major problem but where there are tourists there are pickpockets. Make their jobs as hard as possible, like using your front pockets and having a zip on your bag and shorts.
- Don’t get into a fight with locals, it is not worth it. You will lose.
- Bring a copy of your passport and leave the original locked in your hotel safe.
- Don’t accept food or drinks from total strangers.
- Wear runners or shoes when out partying to protect your feet from broken glass.
- Beware of the moto robbers that are looking to snatch items from tourists.
Remember in Vietnam the police presence tends to be lower at night than during the day.
Finally, Vietnam in terms of crazy nightlife is nowhere near as crazy as the party islands in Thailand. In saying that Vietnam’s nightlife is getting better every year, and you will have a great time in Vietnam at night.
Remember partying on the beach is always fun but use your common sense and remember you are in an Asian country. Enjoy the night.
And that’s it for now! I’d love it if this post on which city has the best nightlife in Vietnam was helpful to you. Let me know if you have any questions and let me know if there are any other islands that I might have missed.