8 Best Nightlife in Ba Dinh District

Ba Dinh District’s Most Popular Nightlife Spots

The nightlife in Ba Dinh District is diverse, much like the rest of Hanoi’s sightseeing, dining and shopping scenes. Affluent travellers can find five-star hotels housing sophisticated lounges and rooftop bars with breathtaking views of the city, while backpackers can enjoy live music and affordable cocktails in quirky bars close to the prominent universities and schools within Ba Dinh District.
There are also several nightclubs that are heavily frequented by trendy locals and expats in the area, where you can find attractive happy hour promotions and international DJs spinning a mix of EDM, trance, deep house, electro and hip-hop tunes. Unlike Old Quarter, many of these establishments tend to stay open and busy all night long – perfect for bar hopping until the wee hours of morning. Read on for our comprehensive guide of Ba Dinh District’s most popular nightlife spots.

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    Pharoah’s Bar & Upper Hanoi occupies the 63rd and 64th floors of five-star establishment Lotte Hotel Hanoi, from which you can enjoy expansive views of the city, electronic music, live bands plus an extensive drink and food menu. A must-try here is the signature ‘Pharaoh’s Upper Night’, which consists of six mini vodka-based cocktails mixed with mint, strawberry, parfait amour, blue curacao, milk and Kahlua (VND 360,000). Also available at Pharoah’s Bar & Upper Hanoi are classic cocktails (VND 190,000) such as Cosmopolitan, Whisky Sour and Negroni as well as martinis (VND 190,000 upwards) and sparkling cocktails (VND 275,000 upwards). There is also a choice of imported wines and beers. Read More...

    • Opening Hours: Daily 17:30 – 02:00
    • Location: Lotte Hotel Hanoi, 54 Lieu Giai, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi
    • Tel: +84 43 333 1704
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    Bar Betta Hanoi

    Bar Betta Hanoi

    Bar Betta Hanoi is a retro-themed establishment within a dilapidated French colonial villa, where travellers can enjoy strong coffee, European fare and a wide range of cocktails and beers until late. Open daily, the main café section is fitted with vinyl records, retro movie-themed memorabilia and mismatched 1970s furnishing, while its laidback ambience is perfect for unwinding after a day of exploring Hanoi. You can enjoy two-for-one beers between 15:00 and 19:00, plus fresh salads, sandwiches, burgers and bar snacks if you’re feeling peckish.

    • Opening Hours: Daily 09:00 – 01:00
    • Location: 34C Cao Ba Qua, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi
    • Tel: +84 43 734 9134
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    Top of Hanoi at Lotte Hotel Hanoi

    Top of Hanoi at Lotte Hotel Hanoi is mostly for dining, but there’s a rooftop bar area serving a wide range of cocktails, wines and beers, with panoramic views of the city. Located on the 65th floor of the five-star hotel, it’s the highest establishment of its kind in Hanoi. The open kitchen and bar is set right in the middle, while white-coloured communal tables and rattan furnishings can seat up to 165 people at a time. Beers cost between VND 120,000 and VD 150,000 per bottle, while signature cocktails such as Purple Rain, Raspberry Blush and Look Out are priced at VND 195,000.

    • Opening Hours: Daily 17:00 – 23:00
    • Location: Lotte Hotel Hanoi, 54 Lieu Giai, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi
    • Tel: +84 43 333 3016
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    New Sphinx Beer Bar

    New Sphinx Beer Bar, like the name suggests, is a massive Egyptian-themed nightlife venue (complete with waitresses dressed up in costumes) along Lang Ha Street. Attracting mostly expats and travellers, it boasts an extensive list of beers, wines, whiskies and vodkas at reasonable prices. A bottle of Heineken is priced at VND 35,000, Carlsberg VND 28,000 and Corona at VND 65,000. You can also enjoy a substantial meal at New Sphinx Beer Bar, from seafood hotpot (VND 298,000) and fried chicken rice (VND 88,000) to fresh sashimi and juicy steaks.

    • Opening Hours: Daily 10:30 – 23:30
    • Location: 2 Lang Ha Street, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi
    • Tel: +84 129 215 2222
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    Z Coffee Bar Hanoi

    Z Coffee Bar has a relatively young clientele, consisting of mostly students and expats looking to enjoy acoustic tunes and reasonably-priced drinks during the weekends. Set along Nui Truc Street, this unassuming nightlife spot is within a five-minute walk of prominent institutions such as the Hanoi University of Culture, Nguyen Trai High School and the Vietnam National Academy of Music. Every Saturday and Sunday, the bar hosts local bands playing a variety of genres, from acoustic covers of popular English songs to Vietnamese pop.

    • Opening Hours: Daily 19:00 – 24:00
    • Location: 12 Nui Truc, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi
    • Tel: +84 91 351 5351
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    The Unicorn Pub Hanoi

    The Unicorn Pub Hanoi’s speciality is its extensive cocktail list, of which 12 are unique concoctions by local mixologist Pham Tien Tiep. Located along Hang Than Street, this quaint nightlife venue is a popular hangout spot among expats and locals alike, thanks to its affordable drinks and attractive weekly specials. Live music played every Thursday, and you can enjoy funk, rock and pop tunes. Saturdays feature guest DJs spinning happy house, progressive and deep house music. Drinks-wise, signature cocktails are priced at VND 125,000 and classics VND 95,000 but, if you’re visiting on a Sunday, they cost only VND 100,000 and VND 60,000 respectively.

    • Opening Hours: Daily 16:00 – 02:00
    • Location: 2 Hang Than Street, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi
    • Tel: +84 97 664 2871
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    Hero Club Hanoi

    Hero Club Hanoi is where you can party alongside like-minded locals, expats and travellers as well as enjoy strong booze until late in Ba Dinh District. Featuring an industrial-style interior, this nightclub is decorated with colourful murals, metal cages, neon lighting and a DJ booth within a massive Soviet truck. Drinks are reasonably priced, with vodkas priced at VND 1,000,000 per bottle, and ladies get to enjoy attractive drinks promos and laughing gas-filled balloons every Thursday. Hero Club Hanoi’s music policy rotates between EDM, hip-hop, R&B and deep house, depending on the night.

    • Opening Hours: Daily 20:00 - Late
    • Location: 42M Yen Phu Street, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi
    • Tel: +84 98 926 4242
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    New Square Club Hanoi

    New Square Club Hanoi is your usual, run-of-the-mill nightclub in Ba Dinh District, where you can find colourful strobe lights, quality sound system, strong liquor (beers and cocktails aren’t available here), coyote dancers, and professional DJs, spinning trance music until late. The clientele is mostly expats, travellers and trendy locals, so it’s a good choice if you’re looking to mix and mingle during your holiday in Hanoi.

    • Opening Hours: Daily 20:00 - Late
    • Location: 360 Kim Ma Street, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi
    • Tel: +84 90 324 9670
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