The best nightclubs in Hanoi are more than enough to keep you busy if you’re looking to party during your holiday. Most of them are conveniently set around Hoan Kiem Lake in Hanoi’s Old Quarter, where travellers can mix and mingle with the city’s fun-loving locals and expats.
Hanoi’s clubbing scene is relatively limited, but you can find many crowded nightlife spots serving potent yet value-for-money drinks and blasting an impressive mix of electro, EDM, house, hip-hop, and party pop tunes. It’s worth noting that Hanoi nightclubs and bars usually close at midnight, but there are some that remain open (and busy) until the local authorities show up. Read on to discover Hanoi’s most popular nightclubs.
Playboy Establishment HanoiHoan Kiem District
Playboy Establishment Hanoi is set below The Apricot Hotel in Hoan Kiem District. It’s the first official Playboy Establishment to open in Vietnam, making it a popular spot amongst affluent travellers. Styled in a theatre setting, this venue is divided into a lounge bar, dancefloor, and dining room. The drinks menu consists of imported champagnes, spirits, wines and cocktails. Every Wednesday, ladies get to enjoy free cocktails from 20:00 until midnight, followed with a 50% off on cocktails until 02:00. True to its name, dancers here are dressed in signature Playboy bunny costumes, while DJs spin a variety of music to keep the crowd dancing.
- Opening Hours: Tuesday – Sunday 19:00 – 02:00
- Address: 136 Hang Trong Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
- Tel: +84 96 180 76 88
Dragonfly Bar LoungeOld Quarter
Also set within Hanoi’s Old Quarter, Dragonfly Bar Lounge is a longstanding night spot that attracts a fairly even mix of young Vietnamese and youthful expats. The music here varies between hip-hop and party pop while its spacious bar allows plenty of room for mingling with fellow tourists and backpackers. There’s also a shisha lounge on the upper level that’s fitted with a foosball table, pool tables, and big-screen TVs airing the latest sports events. Drinks-wise, you can find the usual array of draught beers, liquors, and shots, though the large yet value-for-money cocktails are the main draw at Dragonfly Bar Lounge.
- Opening Hours: Daily 10:00 – 00:00
- Address: 15 Hang Buom Street, Old Quarter, Hanoi
- Tel: +84 43 926 2177
Hero Club HanoiBa Dinh District
Hero Club Hanoi is an industrial-style nightlife venue where you can dance the night away with party-loving locals and expats. The establishment is decorated with colourful murals of popular super heroes and propaganda posters, while the DJ booth is set within an old Soviet truck. The music policy here ranges from EDM and deep house to hip-hop and R&B while drinks are priced at VND 75,000 onwards. A ten-minute taxi ride from downtown Hanoi, themed nights with great drinks promos and international DJs are held regularly at Hero Club Hanoi, resulting in a loud and fun party scene.
- Opening Hours: Daily 20:00 – Late
- Address: 42M Yen Phụ, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi
- Tel: +84 98 926 4242
Infinity ClubHoan Kiem District
A local favourite in Hanoi’s vibrant clubbing scene, Infinity Club is where the city’s stylish partygoers gather for a fun night out. Fitted with a spacious dancefloor, impressive lighting, affordably-priced alcohol, the small yet busy nightclub hosts local DJS spinning hip-hop, house, trance, EDM and electro tunes. Set along Hang Bai Street, Infinity Club is a short 10-minute walk from Hoan Kiem Lake. Do note that its clientele is mostly Vietnamese youths, so it’s a good idea to brush up on the local language before making your way here.
- Opening Hours: Daily 21:00 – 00:30
- Address: 45 Hang Bai Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
- Tel: +84 96 555 8998
The Bank HanoiHai Ba Trung
The Bank Hanoi is currently the biggest nightclub in Hanoi, boasting three venues that play different upbeat tunes until late. The nightclub is set on the sixth floor of Hanoi’s Capital Building, where you can enjoy a great view of Hoan Kiem Lake and downtown Hanoi. Attracting a well-dressed crowd of locals, expats and tourists, its music policy comprises hip-hop, top 40 hits, lounge, deep house, and house tunes while drinks here are relatively inexpensive compared to most nightclubs in Hanoi. Cocktails are priced between VND 150,000 and VND 200,000 while Budweiser and Corona cost approximately VND 120,000.
- Opening Hours: Daily 20:45 – 00:45
- Address: 6th Floor, Capital Bulding, 41 Hai Ba Trung, Hanoi
- Tel: +84 94 490 3232