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Activities for night owls in HCMC

Activities for night owls in HCMC

Ho Chi Minh City is the top tourist attraction city of Vietnam: the destination is fun and lively in the daytime but transforms into a definitive party city at night. Beyond the entertainment activities, eateries, and cinema venues have been what drives many people to come to the city - you will find the best bars, pubs, live music lounges and beer clubs in the country. That might just bring back those awesome journey moments you had.


Bui Vien Walking Street



Saigon’s version of the Bangkok backpacker haunts Khao San Road, this area is a convenient place to find cheap accommodation, food, and fun-loving locals. It is also known for a large number of tour agencies, clothing shops, tailors, and street hagglers that cater to budget tourists. It is a buzzing, chaotic, sensory overload for enjoying life. In Saigon, we are really excited for anyone we meet on the streets. Unlimited of friendly-bar for lady night, old-school American-styled, rooftop bar, LGBTQI+ folks, gay-friendly bars, live and acoustic lounge, and so on that countless yet affordable with vibrant craft beer scene or some of the fancier liquors. Some would love it, some wouldn’t enjoy it, but shall we give it a try?  


Bui Vien Walking Street, Pham Ngu Lao, De Tham, and Bui Vien, District 1

Local insight: Be careful with your belongings, this area is notorious for bag and phone snatching.

“It is a buzzing, chaotic, sensory overload for enjoying life. In Saigon, we are really excited for anyone we meet on the streets.”

Ben Thanh Street Food Market



In the dynamic Saigon city at Center Market – Ben Thanh market in the daytime that turns into a vast array of food vendors, goods, and handicrafts in the evening. Market closes around 6 pm while the neighboring streets light up and many stalls open to run until midnight. On the four sides of the market on both sides of the road, stalls are well lit and with a large variety of goods on offer. Some stalls have expanded into restaurants that are suitable for tourists with menus in English and illustrated pictures. You can enjoy a local experience with many specialties from different countries and every region of Vietnam.


Air 360 Sky Bar



Rooftops are the top option for offering panoramic views of the vibrant city and beyond.Heading to a rooftop to gaze over 360-degree views of our iconic Saigon skyline, including a pretty spectacular backdrop of the city’s famous Ben Thanh Market, Opera House, Bach Dang Wharf, and numerous skyscrapers along the Saigon River. Air Saigon welcomes the brand hype concept: AIR Dining, which represents a harmonious blend of food, drink, and music; a combination of the flavors of SouthEast Asia on your palate and the live beats of soulful music.


Air 360 Sky Bar is located on 22 floors, Ben Thanh Tower, 126 – 138 Le Thi Hong Gam Street, District 1. Let your hair down and enjoy the night with friends while dividing in the world-class drink in high fashion.


24 Hour Coffee Shops



Doesn’t it sound hilarious to drink caffeine after daylight? But for some occasion, are having long talks with your friends and avoiding hangovers the day after? And you don’t feel like sitting in McDonald's all night long? There are 24/7 coffee shops around the city center that may be unexpected by the night owl visitors. There are a lot of ideal options such as Cafe Thuc, Mr.8 Coffee, The Coffee Factory, Kai Coffee, Den Da Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, etc. With free Wi-Fi, power outlets, and a good drink to do study, work, or chat. You can get a decaf drink from the extensive menu like smoothies, juice, or herbal tea. 


And if you feel stuck, take a walk around and change a different working space teeming to boost up your mood.


Cafe Thuc, 156B Pasteur Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1.

Mr.8 Coffee, 74E Hai Ba Trung Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1.

The Coffee Factory, 53H Nguyen Du Street,Ben Nghe Ward, District 1.

Kai Coffee, 13p Nguyen Thai Binh Street, Nguyen Thai Binh Ward, District 1.

Den Da Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, 182A Pasteur Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1.


Night Out At The Cinemas



The movie theater is one of the local preferable particularities. Saigonese indulge in cinemas, some are like the rest of us, in a good global blockbuster from time to time. They tend to see movies as entertainment, trendy, a popular subject to discuss and critique the film with friends or on social networks. After work, they go to theaters. On the weekends, they choose the theaters. It is a markable hobby of the youngsters. Show time could be around 11 pm till 1 am; besides, you can reserve a couple-seat if you are going with your partners. Generally, late-night movie shows are available in the following theatres: CGV, Lotte Cinema, Cinestar BHD Star, Galaxy Cinema Mega GS, DDCine. Remember to check online the latest movies and further options before leaving all other thoughts outside the big screen. 


Don't forget movie treats! Let’s dim the lights.