The fact is that Honey is not a world famous party capital and after 10 PM the city is usually not full of people partying and having fun out. However, if you go to the Old Quarter or area around Hoan Kiem Lake, you will many crowded spots with loud music and friendly atmosphere. In this article we will guide through the nightlife of Hanoi to make your visit to the city even more memorable!
Hanoi by night Image source: stianrekdal.com
Visiting bars is, probably, the most common way of spending free time among locals. People come here with a company of friends, for a drink after work or for any other occasion. The bars are usually pretty full during weekends and open till late night or early morning.
The bar is located in the heart of the Old Quarter, and it also has outdoor seatings, so you can enjoy watching the street action while having you drink. It has a good selection of drinks and several options for a lunch/dinner, including the variety of Vietnamese food. Le PUB is definitely the place with a friendly service and positive atmosphere.
Address: 25 Hàng Bè, Lý Thái Tổ, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam
Hours: 7:00 am – 12:00 am
Mao’s Red Lounge
Another great spot in the Old Quarter of Hanoi with a cozy and ambient atmosphere and a big choice of well-priced drinks. Plays a wide range of rock, dance, funk, Latin and reggae music. Moreover, if you don’t like the choice, there’s a possibility for you to play music from your own CD! A good place for meeting with friends and chilling after a long day.
Address: 7 Tạ Hiên, Hoàn Kiếm, Hanoi, Vietnam
Hours: 4:00 pm – 12:00 am
The Rooftop is a bar on the 19th floor of the capital’s Pacific Place Tower. It has a fantastic view on the Hanoi, especially during the night time, when the city is illuminated with millions of lights. The bar has an elegant interior design, fine cuisine and a good choice of drinks, It also regularly hosts special events and DJ’s performances.
Address: 83 Lý Thường Kiệt, Trần Hưng Đạo, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam
Hours: 11 am – 2 am
The Rooftop Bar Image source: hanoi-online.net
In Hanoi clubs are not so popular among people for spending their nights out, what actually makes the existing places even better: there’s always a lot of people, but there’s no a crowd, what makes your staying there more pleasant and comfortable.
Funky Buddha Club
It is a small, trendy club that mostly plays house, trance and electro music. The club is full of local people and tourists, and during weekends may be even crowded, as it is located in the very centre of Hanoi and is actually one of the most famous in the city, especially among young people.
Address: 2 Ta Hien, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Vietnam
Hours: 6 pm – 2 am
The Sheraton Hanoi Hotel's Nutz Bar turns into a nightclub with live entertainment and DJs. It is popular with Hanoi expats and visitors staying in the hotels around. This is a right place if you want to spend your evening in multicultural environment and meet both, locals and travellers. The club is quite pricey and there is an informal dress code.
Address: 11 Xuan Dieu, Tay Ho, Hanoi, Vietnam
Nightlife in Hanoi can always surprises you! Image source: tnhvietnam.xemzi.com
Dragonfly is a favorite place among locals and expats. The club has a big bar, dancefloor, cocktail and shisha lounge. Moreover, for special sport events it can even offer table football, pool tables and big-screen TVs! No wonder, that it had been popular for years and always has visitors!
Address: 15 Hang Buom, Hanoi, Vietnam
Hours: 6 pm – 2 am
Local people often visit concerts in their free time. And Hanoi has many things to offer for music lovers: from jazz and swing to rock music! The only thing you have to do is to decide how you would love to spend your evening!
Minh’s Jazz Club
A place with jazz music that will touch your heart, soul and awake the deepest feelings. It hosts live performances and jam-sessions every night at 9 pm. The bar owner, Minh, is a saxophone teacher at the Hanoi Conservatory, who also moonlights here. As a bonus – a really great menu with a big choice of food and drinks, and with reasonable prices. Minh’s Jazz Club is one of the best places in Hanoi, according to travellers’ rate.
Address: No.1 Trang Tien, Hanoi, Vietnam
Hours: 8:30 am – 11:30 pm
Swing Cafe And Lounge
Swing Zafe is a fancy retro-style cafe by day and a popular live music venue by night. Surprisingly, the music played here is not only swing! In the evenings you may enjoy live performing of Vietnamese songs, as well as worldwide English hits! It also hosts concerts of famous Vietnamese singers and cabaret-shows. Open till late night, this is definitely a “must” if you are searching for a place with a style!
Address: 1, Tràng Tiền, Hoàn Kiếm, Hanoi, Vietnam
Hours: 7 am – 3 am
Hanoi Rock City
Hanoi Rock City is the capital of Vietnam’s independent music and is one of the most popular concert venues nowadays. Every weekend it holds special events and concerts, so you can have a great time and discover the local nightlife having a drink and enjoying actually great music!
Address: 27 Tô Ngọc Vân, Quảng An, Tây Hồ, Hà Nội, Vietnam
Hours: 4 pm – 2 am
Hanoi rocks! Image source: en.wikipedia.org