Hanoi nightlife

After the sun sets, Hanoi nightlife scene offers many fantastic things to see and places to go well. In this article we will guide through the nightlife of Hanoi to make your journey to the city even more unforgettable.




There are many lively bars and glitzy nightclubs in Hanoi center. Most of them are conveniently set around Hoan Kiem Lake in the Old Quarter, where you can enjoy great tunes and all sorts of booze as well as mix and mingle with fun-loving locals and expats.



Coming to bars is probably one of the most popular way of spending leisure time among locals. Everyone visits bars with a group of friends, for drinking after work or for any other occasion. The bars are usually pretty full during weekends and open till late night or early morning of the next day.





Situate in the heart of the Old Quarter, Le PUB also has outdoor seats. People can enjoy watching the street action while drinking. It has a good drink list and several options for a lunch/dinner, including the variety of Vietnamese food. Le PUB is certainly the place with a friendly service and positive atmosphere.

Address: 25 Hang Be Street, Ly Thai To Ward, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi.

Opening hours: 7:00 am – 12:00 am

Mao’s Red Lounge



Mao’s Red Lounge is a great address in the Hanoi Old Quarter area with a cozy and ambient atmosphere and a big choice of well-priced drinks. Plays a wide range of rock, dance, funk, Latin and reggae music. Besides, if you don’t like the choice, there’s a possibility for you to play music from your own CD! Mao's Red Lounge is an ideal place for meeting with friends and chilling after a long day.

Address: 7 Tan Hien Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi

Opening hours: 4:00 pm – 12:00 am

The Rooftop


The Rooftop bar locates on the 19th floor of Pacific Place Tower in Hanoi center. It has an aerial fantastic view on the Hanoi, especially during the night time, when the capital is illuminated with millions of lights. The Rooftop bar has an elegant interior design, fine cuisine and a good selection of drinks. It also regularly hosts special events and DJ’s performances.

Address: 83 Ly Thuong Kiet Street, Tran Hung Dao Ward, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi

Opening hours: 11 am – 2 am


In Hanoi, clubs are not so popular among people for spending their nights on hanging out, what actually makes the existing places even better: there’s always a lot of people, but there’s no a crowd, what makes your staying there more pleasant and comfortable.

Funky Buddha Club



Funky Buddha Club is a small, trendy club that mostly plays house, trance and electronic music. The club draws a lot of local people and tourists, and during weekends may be even crowded, as it is located in the very central of Hanoi and is actually one of the most famous in the city, especially among young people.

Address: 2 Ta Hien Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi.

Hours: 6 pm – 2 am

Nutz Bar

Nutz Bar is a part of the Sheraton Hanoi Hotel. It turns into a nightclub with live entertainment and DJs. This nightclub is famous for Hanoi expats and visitors staying in the hotels around. This is a great place if you want to spend your evening to mingle in multicultural atmosphere and meet both, locals and travellers. The club is quite expensive and there is an informal dress code.

Address: 11 Xuan Dieu Street, Tay Ho District, Hanoi.

Live Music

Hanoian often visit concerts in their leisure time. Certainly, Hanoi has many things to offer for music lovers: from jazz and swing to rock music. The only thing you have to do is deciding how you would love to spend your evening.

Minh’s Jazz Club



Wonderfully, Minh's Jazz Club offers jazz music that will touch your heart, soul and awake the deepest feelings. It hosts live shows and jam-sessions every night at 9 pm. The bar owner, Minh, is a famous saxophone teacher at the Hanoi Conservatory, who also moonlights here. As a bonus – a really great menu with a big selection and affordable price of food and drinks. Minh’s Jazz Club is one of the best places in Hanoi, according to travellers’ rate.

Address: 1 Trang Tien Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi

Hours: 8:30 am – 11:30 pm

Swing Cafe And Lounge



Swing Cafe is a fancy retro-style cafe by day and a popular live music place by night. Surprisingly, the music played here is not only swing! In the evenings you may enjoy live performing of Vietnamese songs, as well as worldwide English hits! It also hosts concerts of famous Vietnamese singers and cabaret-shows. Open till late night, this is definitely a “must” if you are searching for a place with a style

Address: 21 Trang Tien Street, Hoàn Kiếm District, Hanoi.

Hours: 7 am – 3 am

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