Nightlife

     Ho Chi Minh City is the nightlife capital of Vietnam: it is here that you will find the best bars, pubs, live music lounges and beer clubs in the country. Drinking alcohol is an important part of Vietnamese culture and few people would pass on the opportunity to share a drink with friends or colleagues. Beer is the most popular beverage. In Vietnamese beer gardens, people usually order beer towers containing several litres of their favourite brews. Expats can quench their thirst in a few popular spots located in District 1, District 2 and District 7. The typical expat bar has several screens to watch sports, a pool table, fun games and a crowd of regulars. A more exclusive way to enjoy your evening with a classy drink is to visit one of Ho Chi Minh City's rooftop lounges. Once the sun sets, beer bars will start welcoming office workers, students and friends. Also called beer gardens, you could count over a 100 of them in Saigon. They are great meeting places for an after-hour drink with colleagues. Some are super luxurious with loud techno music and strict door policies, while others are much more easygoing, consisting of a few tables in the open air. Nightclubs in Ho Chi Minh City will please even the most demanding party-goers. Trendy venues will not look very different from the places you could go to in Europe or in the U.S. They will play the latest music, from mainstream hits in clubs. Prices are generally low: A cocktail or a glass of wine rarely costs more than $10 even in trendy venues. Most nightclubs will close around 3 a.m., but you can keep the party going until early morning in several after-hour drinking holes. Considering the wide variety and diversity of bars and clubs spread across the city, it is never a difficult thing to find one that you like.
Saigon Soul Pool Party (Nov-May)
2nd Floor, New World Hotel, 76 Le Lai D1
012 2734 8128 saigonsoul.com
Air 360 sky Bar
Rooftop, Ben Thanh Tower, 136-138 Le Thi Hong
Gam, D1 09 7458 7788 air360skybar.com
Chill Skybar
Rooftop AB Tower,76A Le Lai D1 chillsaigon.com
Saigon Saigon Bar
9th Floor, Cravelle Hotel, 19-23 Lam Son Square, D1
09 0690 0523 caravellehotel.com
Vespa Sofar Bar
99 Pham Ngu Lao, D1 09 0837 8965
Rooftop Garden Bar
141 Nguyen Hue, D1 08 3829 2185
rexhotelvietnam.com
Glow Skybar
Rooftop of President Place, 93 Nguyen Du, D1
09 3887 4569 glowsaigon.vn
EON Heli Bar
52th Floor, Bitexco Financial Tower, 2 Hai Trieu, D1
08 6291 8751 eon51.com
Apocalypse Now Bar
2B Thi Sach, D1 09 0290 2302
apocalypsesaigon.com
Shrine Bar Saigon
64 Ton That Thiep, D1 08 3914 2817
shrinebarsaigon.com
Sax N Art Jazz Club
28 Le Loi, D1 08 3822 8472
saxnart.com
Broma Not A Bar
41 Nguyen Hue, D1 012 6387 2603
Pub Crawl Saigon
185 Bui Vien, D1 09 0388 0150
pubcrawlsaigon.com
Up Station
2nd Floor, 2B Thi Sach, D1 09 1990 1310

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