Nightlife in Hanoi French Quarter is best suited for travellers with a taste for the finer things in life. You can enjoy live jazz tunes or classical opera and stylish interiors with relaxing views of colonial buildings and shaded boulevards. Late night revellers can also find Hanoi’s largest nightclub in the area, which features three unique spaces and talented DJs spinning dance tunes all night long.
French Quarter’s bars and nightclubs may be pricier than the neighbouring Old Quarter, but the excellent service and extensive exclusive alcoholic beverages are well worth the extra splurge. Whether you prefer a relaxing night after a day of sightseeing or looking to mix and mingle with elite crowds, Hanoi French Quarter’s most popular nightlife spots are definite must-visits during your stay in Hanoi.
Binh Minh’s Jazz Club is a legendary nightlife spot in Hanoi French 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, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
- Tel: +84 43 942 0400
The Bank Club Hanoi
The Bank Hanoi is one of the biggest nightclubs in the city, 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 about 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
Press Club Hanoi
Press Club Hanoi, just a five-minute stroll from Hanoi Opera House, is 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
The stunning Hanoi Opera House is one of the most spectacular examples of colonial architecture in Vietnam, and spending a night of culture at a live opera or musical performance lives long in the memory. Shows aren’t on constantly, but be sure to check with the concierge at your hotel to see if any performances are scheduled during your stay. Advanced booking is imperative. Located in the centre of the French Quarter of Hanoi, it is worth going to appreciate the Hanoi Opera House at night, even if there is no performance scheduled. Read More...
- Address: 1 Trang Tien, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
- Tel: +84 43 933 0131
- Price Range: VND 100,000 – VND 2,000,000
O’Leary’s Sports Bar Hanoi
A Swedish brand, 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 pasta, hamburgers, pizzas and salads.
- Opening Hours: Mon – Thu 10:30 – 23:30, Fri – Sat 10:30 – 00:30, Sun 10:30 – 23:30
- Address: 38 Ba Trieu Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
- Tel: +84 90 226 9938