Ho Chi Minh (Saigon) Nightlife
What to Do at Night in Ho Chi Minh
Ho Chi Minh City’s nightlife scene varies from one district to another, though venues that play live music close soon after midnight due to Vietnam’s rather strict laws. If you’re looking to party in style, District 1’s rooftop bars and swanky nightclubs stay open until 03:00 or later, offering excellent service, dance tunes, stylish ambience, well-dressed crowds, and panoramic views of the vibrant city and beyond.
Moving down several kilometres into Districts 3 and 5, Saigon’s Pham Ngu Lao is lined with boisterous street bars and pubs, cheap eats, live music, and casual ambience – great options for backpackers looking to mingle with fun-loving locals. Embracing about any mood, price point, and style, here’s a helpful guide on what to do at night in Ho Chi Minh City.
More Bar/Club in Ho Chi Minh
Allez Boo offers a great dinner at a very reasonable price, making it one of the prime hangouts for backpackers. As a result, it has a reputation as an essential place for travellers to meet and share information.
- Address: 197 Pham Ngu Lao Street, District 1
- Tel: +848 3837 2505
Breathtaking views require a vantage point and Alto Heli Bar on the 52nd floor of the ultra-modern Bitexco Financial Tower is by far the highest spot in Saigon to sip on a cool drink and admire the cityscape. Although not technically on the rooftop, Alto is more than twice the height of other rooftop bars in Saigon and offers endless views off to the curving horizon – it’s a seriously impressive vista that is matched by a sophisticated décor of modern lounge seats, sofas and plenty of bar stools. The whole bar is bathed in soft lighting so guests can fully appreciate the 360 degree views of Saigon as day gives way to night and the city lights begin to twinkle. Read More...
Arguably the largest nightclub in Vietnam, America Discotheque is popular with both locals and tourists. Every night house DJs spin electro and techno tunes in the main area. There is a separate karaoke room.
- Location: An Duong Plaza, District 5
- Tel: +848 3833 6688
This club and disco is probably the best known entertainment venue in Ho Chi Minh City. It is not big but it has all the essentials – dance floor, pool table, bar and sitting area.
- Address: 2C Thi Sach Street, District 1
- Tel: +84 8 825 6124
Breeze Sky Bar
Breeze Sky Bar is an all-day al fresco venue atop Hotel Majestic Saigon, featuring a spectacular view of the Saigon River, Saigon Opera House, and several colonial-era buildings within the city centre. It’s also an iconic landmark in Ho Chi Minh City, as the hotel was where English author Graham Greene had penned his war novel, The Quiet American. Featuring French architecture, classy décor, and a tranquil setting, Breeze Sky Bar is a great nightlife spot for watching the sun set over the city with a cold beer in hand.
- Opening Hours: Daily 10:30 – 02:00
- Location: Dong Khot Street
- Address: 5th Floor, Hotel Majestic Saigon, 1 Dong Khot Street, Ho Chi Minh City
- Tel: +84 83 829 5517
Broma Not A Bar
A favourite hangout spot amongst expats, Broma Not A Bar occupies the fourth floor of old French colonial building in Ho Chi Minh City’s District 1. Accessible via a rickety stairway, this grungy-style bar regularly hosts live music performances and themed dance parties with resident DJs playing minimal, deep house and techno music until 02:00. Drinks-wise, Broma serves signature cocktails, sangrias, wines, and more than 30 types of beer from Belgium, Germany, Spain, and Mexico. Meanwhile, bar snacks here comprise of Asian and western favourites such as wood-fired oven pizzas, spring rolls, and chips.
- Opening Hours: Daily 17:00 – 02:00
- Location: Ben Nghe
- Address: 41 Nguyen Hue, Ben Nghe, Ho Chi Minh City
- Tel: +84 83 823 6838
Café Latin is a popular venue among both expats and travelers. Stylish and comfortable, it has a huge TV which is used to screen a multitude of favourite sports events including Formula 1 and rugby and soccer matches.
- Address: 19-21 Dong Du St
- Tel: 08-822-6363
Experience a chance to sing and dance like your favorite stars or idols at Catwalk karaoke, l9ocated at International Tourist Club, inside New World Hotel Saigon. Karaoke is one of the favorite hobbies of many Asians and the Vietnamese are no exception. So give it a try and you might discovery a brand new hobby too!
- Opening Hours: Nightly from 20:00 onwards
- Location: New World Hotel Saigon on Le Lai Street, District 1
- Tel: +84 (0) 8 3824 3760
Uber cool with a stunning view of downtown Saigon, Chill Skybar is one of the most popular nightspots in the city. This rooftop bar and clubs sits on the 25th floor of the New World Building and attracts a lively crowd who are dressed to impress and keen to party. There is a strictly enforced dress code at Chill Skybar so make a little effort if you plan to enjoy a cocktail up here and definitely don’t wear Birkenstocks or flip-flops. Read More...
Cobalt Restaurant & Bar
Cobalt Restaurant & Bar is an all-day establishment that’s located on the 30th and 31st floor Pullman Saigon Centre. Attracting a clientele of affluent travellers and sophisticated locals, the rooftop bar is furnished with unique pieces by famed local designer John Reeves, silver flooring, and a massive open bar that serves innovative tapas and drinks such as oxygen foam cocktails and spilled homemade lemonades. There’s also a resident DJ spinning deep house and techno music from Wednesday till Saturday at Cobalt Restaurant & Bar.
- Opening Hours: Daily 16:00 – 01:00
- Location: Tran Hung Dao
- Address: Pullman Saigon Centre, 148 Tran Hung Dao, Ho Chi Minh City
- Tel: +84 83 838 8639
There is no better way to experience Ho Chi Minh City than from a lofty rooftop with buildings and streaming cars spread out far beneath you. But some bars in Vietnam’s biggest city are now charging sky high prices to go with the sky high view. That’s why The View rooftop bar at Duc Vuong Hotel is such a great place for a drink: prices for a beer start from just 20,000 VND ($1 US), and the panorama from the ninth floor takes in the full cityscape of Ho Chi Minh for some great photographs. Located on the backpacker street of Bui Vien, The View rooftop bar is easy to find; it is housed atop one of the tallest buildings on the street. Read More...
EON 51 Heli Bar
Known as Vietnam’s tallest nightlife spot, EON 51 Heli Bar features a cosmopolitan setting, live acoustic performances, talented DJs, and an extensive alcohol list, not to mention vertigo-inducing views of Ho Chi Minh City. Formerly known as Alto, it is located on the 51st floor of Bitexco Financial Tower which is a short five-minute walk from Hotel Majestic Saigon. Drinks-wise, cocktails and beers are priced from VND 210,000 and 90,000 VND respectively. Happy hour promos start from 17:00 to 20:00 every day, where you can get selected cocktails and wines by the glass for VND 145,000.
- Opening Hours: Daily 10:00 – 02:00
- Location: Hai Trieu
- Address: 52nd floor, Bitexco Financial Tower, 2 Hai Trieu, Ho Chi Minh City
- Tel: +84 86 291 8751
This colorful bar/nightclub is a favourite with travelers. Good sounds, seating indoors and out, a pool table and live music later in the evening. The menu is mainly international with a few Asian dishes. It is in backpacker central.
- Address: 187 De Tham Street, Pham Ngu Lao Ward, District 1
- Tel: +848 3836 9575
Part of the Dai Nam Hotel, Gossip Club is home to DJ Stanley, the former winner of the Heineken Thirst Competition, who plays techno and house tunes here nightly.
- Location: 79 Tran Hung Dao, District 1
- Tel: +848 3824 2602
Ho Chi Minh Casinos
Gambling is banned for Vietnamese citizens but it is open to all foreigners. If you feel like trying your luck, visit some of the casino facilities in HCMC. You will be amazing with the quality of games rooms and gaming machines available here including roulette, blackjack, slot and horseracing machines.
- Opening Hours: Varies but usually from 11:00 till late
International Tourist Club
This perennial favourite, which is located in the New World Hotel Saigon, boasts a catwalk disco and cosy lounge and karaoke rooms.
- Location: 76 Le Lai, District 1
- Tel: +848 3824 3760
Level 23 Wine Bar
The classy Level 23 Wine Bar at Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers is catered to a more sophisticated clientele, offering an al fresco terrace setting that overlooks Ho Chi Minh City and its surroundings. Aside from an extensive collection of international wines at VND 120,000 onwards, the rooftop bar also serves beers, whiskies, champagnes, and signature cocktails all night long. You can also pair your drinks with some light snacks such as spring rolls, beef satay, nachos, and chicken samosas. Level 23 Wine Bar also offers a buy-one-get-one-free cocktail promo between 18:00 and 20:00.
- Opening Hours: Daily 18:00 – 02:00
- Location: Dong Khoi
- Address: Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers, 88 Dong Khoi, Ho Chi Minh City
- Tel: +84 83 827 2828
Lush Nightclub in Ho Chi Minh is a sleek and fashionable nightspot where the young and beautiful party the night away to different styles of music, depending on the evening. On Fridays and Sundays Lush is taken over by some of the best hip hop DJs in the city while Saturday night is the real highlight of the week with International funky house ensuring Lush is packed by a crowd of locals and foreigners. There is an amazing ladies night on Tuesday when the fairer sex drink fee until midnight and on Thursdays there is a buy one get one free deal on beers and mixed drinks that lasts until closing. Read More...
- Location: 2 Ly Tu Trong, District 1
- Tel: +848 3824 249
M Bar on the 8th floor of the Majestic Hotel Saigon boasts breathtaking panoramic views of the Saigon River. A Flamenco band plays here every night from 21:00.
- Location: 1 Dong Khoi, District 1
- Tel: +848 3829 5517
MGM Club is set within a four-storey building on Nguyen Dinh Chieu, MGM Club gets into full swing with impeccably-dressed clubbers come nightfall. The music policy here is a mix of techno and house, drawing mostly local youths looking to party the night away. With that being said, you should buy a bottle and find a table for the night. After a night of dancing, you can enjoy a cuppa at MGM’s all-day coffee shop on the ground floor or unwind with more drinks at the lounge bar on the second.
- Opening Hours: Daily 20:00 – 02:00
- Location: District 3
- Address: 172C Nguyen Dinh Chieu, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City
Park Lounge is part of the Park Hyatt Hotel and is a great place to go if you like jazz, which is performed there nightly from 20:00 onwards. Also features local and international musicians regularly. Smart dress required.
- Location: 2 Lam Son Square, District 1
- Tel: +848 3824 1234
Q Bar Ho Chi Minh
Q Bar, which has been one of the leading bars in Saigon since the 1990s, is a stylish hangout for sophisticated locals and expats. The drinks list caters to just about every taste.
- Address: 7 Cong Truong Lam Son St, on the ground floor of the Opera House.
- Tel: +848 3823 3479
Set on the fifth floor, Rex Hotel Rooftop Bar makes up for its modest height with breath-taking views of Vietnam’s French colonial structures such as Saigon Opera House and People’s Committee Hall. Rex Hotel Rooftop Bar is also fitted with an elevated stage and dancefloor, hosting live Latino bands and salsa performances at 20:00 onwards. The price range here is fairly in line with most rooftop bars in Ho Chi Minh City, but you can enjoy selected alcohols at 20% off from 16:00 to 20:00. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily
- Location: District 1
- Address: 141 Nguyen Hue Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
- Tel: +84 83 829 2185
Home to the Ho Chi Minh City Ballet, Symphony Orchestra and Opera, the modern and stylish Opera House features a sophisticated light and sound system. It has regular performances and occasional shows by international classical artists as well as dance, music and acrobatic performances. Read More...
- Location: 7 Lam Son Square, District 1
- Tel: +848 3829 9976
Saigon Saigon Rooftop Bar on the ninth floor of the Caravelle Hotel will be forever immortalised for its role in the Vietnam War as the location of the daily war correspondents briefing, and it was the professions’ watering hole of choice all through the decade long conflict. In those days – before the construction of the much taller Sheraton Hotel nearby – the view from the rooftop bar looked uninterruptedly across the Saigon River so the journalists had a clean view of the fighting as they relaxed with a few beers and shared war stories. Read More...
- Location: 10th Floor of the Caravelle Hotel at 19 Lam So Square, in the heart of District 1.
With a slogan of “where the elites gather for a glamourous evening”, Sin Lounge is aiming for a certain kind of clientele and currently it is very successful at attracting a young and moneyed group who come to see and be seen with a cocktail in hand and a strut in their step. The decor is ornate and decadent with lots of drapes and plush lounge chairs spread out like thrones, and plenty of criminally pretty girls sitting on them who would like to be queen. Sin Lounge in Ho Chi Minh is located on the ground floor of The Lancaster Building condominium on Le Thanh Ton, close to the Japanese quarter of District 1 in Ho Chi Minh. Read More...
This disco is a recent arrival in the city, with a lively, fun atmosphere, giving visitors the opportunity to mingle with the locals. It can hold 300 people and has good lighting and sound systems.
- Address: 5-15 Ho Huan Nghiep St, District 1
- Tel: +848 825 7783
Shri Rooftop Bar & Restaurant
Shri Rooftop Bar & Restaurant at Centec Tower overlooks some of Ho Chi Minh’s top attractions, including Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, Kumho Plaza, and Lotus Building, as well as the Phu My Suspension Bridge over Saigon River. Open all day, you can savour modern European and Vietnamese fare at the indoor dining area before enjoying the rest of the night at the rooftop bar and lounge. Shri Rooftop Bar & Restaurant is fitted with modern decor, ample sofas, and a sleek-looking bar serving cocktails, beers, spirits, and wines from France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa.
- Opening Hours: Monday – Saturday 10:30 – 24:00, Sunday 16:30 – 24:00
- Location: Thi Minh Khai Street
- Address: Centec Tower, 72-74 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street, Ho Chi Minh City
- Tel: +84 83 827 9631
Another new addition to the night beat of Ho Chi Minh City, Sparkle in the city centre on three floors with plenty of glass is earning its name as a place to go for after-work drinks and great music late into the night.
- Location: 38 Dong Du, Dist. 1
- Tel: +848 3822 1414
The Metallic Bar
Metallic Bar has a house band specialising in heavy rock such as songs by Metallica and Guns N’ Roses. There is also a deejay who plays dance and hip hop.
- Address: 41 Ba Huyen Thanh Quan, District 3.
- Tel: +848 3930 3154
The Observatory Saigon
The Observatory Saigon is an underground music club within District 4 that plays mostly underground techno, house and disco until sunrise. Set on the third floor, the nightclub boasts impressive sound systems, spacious dancefloor, and an open-air balcony that overlooks the Saigon River. The Observatory Saigon hosts prominent local and international DJs including Tom Trago, John Morales, Joakim and San Soda. While entrance to The Observatory Saigon is free of charge, there’s a cover charge of VND 150,000 after 23:00. Every Wednesday, you can also watch a documentary on electronic music and club culture as well as a live DJ set at The Observatory Saigon.
- Opening Hours: Wednesday – Sunday 18:00 – 06:00
- Location: District 4
- Address: 5 Nguyen Tat Thanh, District 4, Ho Chi Minh City
- Tel: +84 83 925 9415
The Sax n' Art Jazz Club
This place is a must for jazz lovers. Tran Manh Tuan, the talented front man of the house band, is a well known saxophonist from Hanoi. The club also welcomes musicians who want to jam with the band.
- Address: 28 Le Loi St, District 1
- Tel: +848 3822 8472
The View Rooftop Bar
The View Rooftop Bar is located on the ninth floor of Duc Vuong Hotel, one of the tallest buildings in Bui Vien Street. Well-frequented by backpackers worldwide for serving some of the cheapest drinks in Ho Chi Minh City, you can enjoy a glass of beer for as low as VND 20,000. Apart from its tranquil garden setting (complete with colourful neon lights), service at The View Rooftop Bar is also excellent with English speaking staff who more than happy to chat and recommend the best places to go in Ho Chi Minh City. You can also enjoy a selection of western and Vietnamese delicacies, but it’s the cheap cocktails that attracts a loyal following for The View Rooftop Bar.
- Opening Hours: Daily 17:30 – 02:00
- Location: District 1
- Address: 195 Bui Vien Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
- Tel: +84 83 827 2372
Underground Bar is one of the busiest places in Ho Chi Minh City, right in the middle of Dong Khoi, next to Lucky Plaza. It has an extensive drinks menu and good food too.
- Address: 69 Dong Khoi, District 1
- Tel: +848 3829 9079
Velvet is popular with hip Vietnamese youngsters and expatriates. Wednesday night is ladies’ night where every female customer gets free cocktails all night long.
- Location: 26 Ho Huan Nghiep, Dist. 1
- Tel: +848 3822 2262
A new addition to the Ho Chi Minh City nightclub scene with a difference is Volar featuring hip-hop beats by local musicians.
- Location: 52 Nguyen Trai, Dist. 1
- Tel: +848 919 111 615
Small but stylish bar offering live music.
- Location: 22A Nguyen Thi Dieu, Dist. 3
- Tel: +848 3933 0577