Nightlife in Hue is limited compared to other cities in the region, more renowned for its UNESCO-listed citadels, royal tombs, and pagodas than its bars and nightclubs. However, travellers can still find plenty of watering holes with extensive alcoholic offerings, live entertainment, and warm hospitality during their holiday.
Accessible within a 15-minute drive from Hue Imperial City, most of these venues are set along the backpacker streets of Pham Ngu Lao, Le Loi and Nguyen Cong Tru. For something more fancy, many five-star hotels have elegant bars and all-day bistros to unwind at the end of the day. From sophisticated 1920s lounges to frills-free bars, read on for our list of Hue’s most popular nightlife spots.
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
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
DMZ Bar is a prominent nightlife spot in Hue City Centre, where travellers can enjoy an impressive range of cocktails and wines, Italian and Vietnamese cuisine during their holiday. Established in 1994, its name is derived from the demilitarized zone of the 17th parallel that once divided Vietnam. Open daily, you can enjoy expansive views of the Perfume River at the upstairs garden terrace or play a game of pool by the downstairs bar section. DMZ Bar also offers daily happy hour promos such as 50% discount on all wines on Tuesday, and two-for-one cocktails between 19:00 and 21:00 every Wednesday and Sunday.
- Opening Hours: Daily 07:00 - Late
- Address: 60 Le Loi Street, Hue
- Tel: +84 54 382 3414
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
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