Hanoi’s Nightlife – Top 7 Night Lounges & Bars in Hanoi
31 Aug 2017 by KATE LE
After the sun sets, Hanoi starts to head on to the vibrant night life as it always has been from night to night. The city’s atmosphere is light up by the lively bars and glitzy night clubs around Hoan Kiem Lake and Hanoi’s Old Quarter.
Ta Hien Street
Ta Hien Street is the most popular name for both the locals and foreign travelers who had spent the night in Hanoi. The night would be complete with a glass of draft beer on one hand while sitting on a low plastic stool and listening to great vibes from the bars along the street. Apart from beer, you can order some snacks for a little bit of Hanoi street food’s taste. The street often gets crowded after 10 p.m. Draft beer in this area is incredibly cheap, you can enjoy a glass of draft beer with only US $0.25. Therefore, Ta Hien Street is great for drinking on a budget as well as experiencing the local culture.
• Opening hours: 8 p.m to late
• Location: Ta Hien Street, Old Quarter, Hanoi.
The Lighthouse Bar is a great spot for a late night drink and dance. Lighthouse Bar is the only place that stays open after 1 p.m. You can find some late night snacks here too, barbecue food is available outside for the late night munchies. There is no entrance fee unless a rare and special events are held there. The price for the drinks and other beverages ranging between US $5 to $15.
• Opening hours: 8 p.m – 2 a.m
• Location: 51 Nguyen Tu Gian Street, Phuc Tan Ward, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi.
HAIR OF THE DOG
Having been running for more than 7 years, Hair of the Dog bar always pays attention to customers’ taste to innovate according to the trend. The ground floor is the place for shisha and lounge with imported beverages which mostly young Vietnamese. The dance floor is quite spacious on the second floor of the bar which is famous for backpackers. The bar can get really crowded after 11 p.m. Happy hours is from 9 p.m to 11 p.m.
• Opening hours: 7 p.m – 1 a.m
• Location: 32 Ma May, Hang Buom Ward, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi.
THE BANK HANOI
The Bank Hanoi is an awesome night club to hang out in Hanoi. The place is starting to grow popular with EDM generation as well as good services. The sound system is rated high quality and do no harm to your ears. It is a must-go place in Hanoi for young people because there are a good mix of young locals and foreigners as well as excellent drinks.
• Opening hours: Till 1 a.m
• Location: 41 Hai Ba Trung Street, Capital Building, 6th Floor Hanoi
In spite of looking small from the outside, Dragonfly Bar is actually a huge place with 2 floors. Downstairs looks like a student university bar in the front and there is a pool hall at the back. The second floor is suitable for more rooms to lay back for a drink and shisha whether it is comfy sofa or low tables with soft floor mats. It is a real student’s vibe pub and a good place to re-live your youth.
• Opening hours: 8 p.m – 12 p.m
• Location: 15 Hang Buom, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
Le PUB bar has been a famous spot for foreigners and expats in Hanoi for a long time. Just within walking distance from Hoan Kiem Lake, Le PUB bar attracts tourists with not only its location but also many other factors: the vibes, the music, the stylish decoration, extensive drink list and hot promotions. The well-known promotion is on Thursday when the ladies get to relax with free cocktails and ice cold beer from 7:30 p.m to 8:30 p.m. Le PUB Hanoi serves a wide range of beverages from imported wines, beers to cocktails and liquors at a really reasonable price. You can order pizza, nachos or Vietnamese spring rolls among the snacks menu as well.
• Opening hours: 7 p.m – 12 p.m
• Location: 25 Hang Be, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
FUNKY BUDDHA BAR
It is a small, trendy club with live DJs mostly playing house, trance and electro music. The club is full of local people and tourists, and during weekends may be even more crowded. It is located in the very centre of Hanoi and is actually one of the most famous of its kind in the city, especially among young people. Once the house beat of this L-shape bar starts kicking in, you’d better get ready for a bit of squeeze if you want to hit the dance floor. Drinks vary from US $ 20 to $30.
• Opening hours: 3 p.m – 1 p.m
• Location: 2 Ta Hien Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
Hanoi can get really crazy like that at night but it can get really peaceful and lovely in the day. There's so many other things that you can explore when visiting Hanoi!
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