What to Do at Night in Hue
Nightlife in Hue can hardly be described as scintillating. It's been said that the raciest thing about it is when the police show up and the illegal street vendors disappear like dust into thin air.
Still, if your scene is a few quiet drinks hanging out with backpackers and/or locals then there's no reason why nights out in Hue shouldn't be loads of fun.
Brown Eyes Bar
Brown Eyes Bar attracts a good mix of fun-loving locals and tourists with its extensive cocktail menu, loud tunes, and light-hearted entertainment. Set along Chu Van An Street, the bar is also fitted with a spacious dancefloor with local DJs spinning R&B, hip-hop, EDM and house tunes. Boasting a great bar atmosphere, its cheerful staff have a habit of encouraging pool and Jenga tournaments. Guests can enjoy a free shot and snack upon arrival as well as two-for-one drinks promos until 22:00 every night.
- Opening Hours: Daily 17:00 - Late
- Address: 56 Chu Van An Street, Hue
- Tel: +84 54 382 7494
Cafe on Thu Wheels
A restaurant run by the lovely and energetic Thu and is particularly liked by the backpackers who love to come here and enjoy live English satellite football with plenty of chilled beer.
- Location: 10/2 Nguyen Tri Phuong, in the alley next to Omar Khayyam's Indian restaurant.
- Tel: +84 (54) 832241
Le Gouverneur Bar at La Residence Hue Hotel & Spa
Le Gouverneur Bar at La Residence Hue Hotel & Spa offers affluent travellers first-rate Cuban cigars, spirits, whiskies, wines and cocktails in an elegant 1920s setting. Occupying a French colonial villa, this nightlife venue houses a polished-wood bar section, subdued lighting, and comfortable lounge seats as well as a spacious terrace with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Perfume River. Priced at VND 180,000 upwards, signature cocktails at Le Gouverneur Bar include Le Parfum (grey goose vodka, lemongrass, lime juice and basil leaves), La Résidence Madame (vanilla ice cream, Baileys, Kahlua and De Vuong rice wine), and Good Morning Hue (dark Bacardi, tawny port, lime juice, orange juice and sugar syrup).
- Opening Hours: Daily 09:00 – Late
- Location: La Residence Hue Hotel & Spa
- Tel: +84 54 383 7475
Le's Garden Hue
Le’s Garden Hue, located on Pham Ngu Lao Street, attracts mostly backpackers looking to enjoy authentic Vietnamese and western dishes as well as strong booze. A 10-minute drive from the citadel, this open-air nightlife venue is kept simple and cosy with plenty of wooden communal tables, traditional lanterns, and hanging greenery. Highly-recommended are the Vietnamese spring rolls, banh mi, mojito, and caipirinha cocktails. Every Friday and Saturday, Le’s Garden Hue offers a free drink for ladies by popping a balloon containing a note of the drink they’ll get.
- Opening Hours: Daily 06:30 – 23:00
- Address: 14 Pham Ngu Lao Street, Hue
- Tel: +84 94 449 1468
Mandarin Café on 24 Tran Cao Van is at the centre of Hue's backpacking community. This friendly, unassuming cafe serves up cheap, excellent Vietnamese and Western fare, and also hosts a desk, where you can book boat trips, car/bike hire, and tour information.
- Tel: +84 (54) 821281
Secret Lounge Hue
Secret Lounge Hue is an open-air bar within a tropical garden setting, offering budget-conscious travellers a satisfying selection of shishas, bar snacks, and strong cocktails at affordable prices. Designed in a traditional Vietnamese style, its indoor dining section has two pool tables, a large TV screen airing the latest sports events as well as daily live band performances, which are held between 20:00 and 22:00. Located on Nguyen Cong Tru Street, Secret Lounge Hue is accessible within a 10-minute drive from Hue Imperial City.
- Opening Hours: Daily 07:00 - Late
- Address: 15/42 Nguyen Cong Tru Street, Hue
- Tel: +84 54 655 5888
The DMZ Bar
The DMZ Bar was named after the demilitarized zone of the 17th parallel that once divided Vietnam. Located on the main hotel and restaurant street in Hue and close to two of the major riverfront hotels, the DMZ is a casual place with a pool table that offers a good choice of Vietnamese and some Italian food.
- Tel: +84 (54) 38 23414