The best bars and pubs in Hanoi are conveniently set within the Old Quarter, gaining massive popularity among the city’s tourists and expat community. A night out in Hanoi is not complete without making your way to a roadside beer joint, where you can enjoy Vietnamese beer at a fraction of you’d pay back home.
If you prefer a quieter setting, make your way to the more upmarket bars around Hoan Kiem Lake, all of which boast plenty of alcoholic offerings, local and international delicacies, and live performances of various music genres. Most nightlife venues close at midnight, so be prepared to start early by finding a place that you like with our list of Hanoi's most popular bars and pubs.
Set in the centre of Old Quarter, Bia Hoi Junction is widely-regarded as the quintessential nightlife spot in Hanoi. This area is particularly popular with backpackers as they can enjoy the famous bia hoi (Vietnamese draft beer) for as little as VND 5,000. The atmosphere here is very busy, housing numerous shophouses with plastic stools spilling out onto the streets as well as makeshift stalls selling various snacks such as steamed peanuts, fried tofu, and beef jerky. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily 11:00 – late
- Address: Ta Hien & Pho Luong Ngoc Quyen, Old Quarter, Hanoi
Legend Beer Hanoi occupies the third floor of a building in downtown Hanoi, with a sweeping terrace that overlooks the bustling traffic and Hoan Kiem Lake. Great for unwinding after a day of exploring Hanoi, the bar serves lager, dark stout and wheat beers as well a decent menu of German-style dishes such as pork knuckles and sausages. As Legend Beer Hanoi brews its own drinks, the price range is slightly pricier than most bars within the Old Quarter. Most tourists usually come here for the view, as the chaotic streets below are almost at touching distance thanks to the low level of the terrace. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily 11:00 - 23:00
- Address: 01-03-05 Dinh Tien Hoang, Hanoi
- Tel: +84 43 776 1666
Just a five-minute walk from Hoan Kiem Lake, Le Pub Hanoi attracts an international clientele thanks to its friendly vibe, live music, stylish décor, extensive drinks list, and attractive promotions. The tavern-like establishment is also fitted with a rear courtyard, street-facing terrace, and plenty of TV screens, making it a great place to catch up with the latest sports matches. Le Pub Hanoi serves imported wines, beers, cocktails, and liqueurs at reasonable prices while bar snacks range from nachos and pizzas to Vietnamese spring rolls. Every Thursday, ladies get to enjoy free cocktails all night long and ice cold beers from 19:30 till 20:30. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily 07:00 - late
- Address: 25 Hang Be, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
- Tel: +84 43 926 2104
King Pirates Pub is a fun pirate-themed nightlife spot in Hanoi Old Quarter, featuring a satisfying selection of rum-based drinks, local beers, and house wines. The owners are very friendly and chatty, attracting tourists, locals, and expats to this small yet charming pub. King Pirates Pub offers local beers for only VND 20,000 while signature cocktails cost between VND 60,000 and VND 140,000. If you’re up for an adventurous night, we highly recommend the bar’s Walk the Plank! challenge (VND400,ooo), where you’ll get a free t-shirt upon finishing five shots of Captain Morgan’s rum Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily 09:00 – 01:00
- Address: 24B Hang Giay, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
Binh Minh’s Jazz Club is a legendary nightlife spot in Hanoi Old Quarter, where jazz fans can catch live performances by some of the finest musicians in the city. Owned by pioneer Vietnamese jazz artiste Quyen Van Minh, the establishment features minimal décor, cosy seating, efficient service, and an extensive food-and-beverages menu. Open all day, patrons can enjoy an impressive line-up of local and international acts performing between 21:00 and 23:30 every night. Do note that drinks at Minh’s Jazz Club are not cheap, but when you factor in the quality of the live entertainment and lack of cover charge, prices are more than fair. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily 08:00 – 24:00
- Address: 1 Trang Tien Street, French Quarter, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
- Tel: +84 43 942 0400
Sunset Bar at InterContinental Hanoi West Lake
Sunset Bar is built on an artificial island within InterContinental Hanoi West Lake, where affluent travellers can unwind in a tranquil lakeside setting. Accessible via a torch-lit bridge, the bar is fitted with plush daybeds and woven rattan couches, making it a perfect place for a quite evening with loved ones. Priced at VND 90,000 onwards, Sunset Bar’s extensive drinks list features signature and classic cocktails as well as imported beers, wines, whiskies, and liqueurs. You can also enjoy selected drinks at half price from 17.00 until 19.00 every night.
- Opening Hours: Daily 16:00 - 24:00
- Address: 1A Nghi Tam, Tay Ho District, Hanoi
- Tel: +84 46 270 8888
O'Leary’s Sports Bar Hanoi
A Swedish franchise chain, O’Leary’s Sports Bar Hanoi in Hoan Kiem District spans over two floors, featuring cosy seats, vintage sports memorabilia, 50 screens airing the latest sports events, and a breezy terrace that overlooks the busy streets below. As with most western-style bars in Hanoi, O’Leary’s Sports Bar serves the usual array of draft beers, whiskies, wines, and cocktails while its food menu features pastas, hamburgers, pizzas and salads.
- Opening Hours: Monday – Thursday 10:30 – 23:30, Friday & Saturday 10:30 – 00:30, Sunday 10:30 – 23:30
- Address: 38 Ba Trieu Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
- Tel: +84 90 226 9938
A small yet lively music bar in Old Quarter, Rockstore Hanoi features a spacious dance floor, elevated stage, and mural paintings of music icons such as Elvis, The Beatles, and Jimi Hendrix. Its themed nights are especially popular, drawing in a good mix of locals, expats and travellers looking to mix and mingle. Drinks here are quite affordable, while the music policy ranges from classic rock and alternative to techno and house tunes. You can also enjoy a game of pool or catch up with the latest sports matches at Rockstore Hanoi.
- Opening Hours: Daily 10:30 - late
- Address: 61 Ma May, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
- Tel: +84 165 333 6087
Press Club Hanoi
Just a five-minute stroll from Hanoi Opera House is Press Club Hanoi, an upscale bar that’s known for its excellent service and sophisticated setting. Attracting a more affluent clientele, the gentleman’s club-style bar serves excellent wines, champagnes, and cocktails as well gourmet western delicacies while the spacious terrace offers great views of Hoan Kiem Lake and downtown Hanoi. You can also enjoy live rock music from Thursday to Sunday and a special buy-one-get-one-free deal on select drinks every Thursday.
- Opening Hours: Daily 08:30 – 24:00
- Address: 59A Ly Thai To, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
- Tel: +84 43 934 0888
Dragonfly Bar Lounge
Dragonfly Bar and Lounge is a longstanding venue in Hanoi Old Quarter where 20-something locals and expats come to mingle and dance. With a music policy varying between hip-hop and party pop music, the two-storey venue is fitted with a spacious dancefloor and pool tables on the ground floor while a hookah bar is set on the top floor. Happy hour promos are from 19:00 until 22:00, offering spirits and mixers for only VND 70,000.
- Opening Hours: Daily 10:00 - 23:00 (may stay open later if busy)
- Address: 15 Hang Buom, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
- Tel: +84 43 926 2177