Saigon Night Trip - More Joyful And More Colourful Life

Saigon night has very different things depending where you are in the city. Downtown in District 1, rooftop bars, high rolling casinos and smooth jazz bands are the choice forms of nightlife entertainment in Saigon. But move a few kilmoetres west into District 3 and the backpacker street of Pham Ngu Lao, with its boisterous street bars, cheap eats and good time vibe, is certainly the place to be when night falls.

Whatever your idea of the perfect night out in Ho Chi Minh, with our top 10 guide to the very best of nightlife experiences we’re sure you can find something to suit your style…and then some!

1. Cocktails at a Rooftop Bar

Attracting a steady clientele of expats, celebrities as well as affluent locals and tourists, drinks and food served at rooftop bars here are unsurprisingly on the pricier side. Nonetheless, with excellent service, stylish ambience, and lively crowd, a night out (or two) at Ho Chi Minh’s most popular rooftop bars of Saigon night is definitely well worth the extra expense.

Shri Restaurant & Lounge has must try cocktails and view

Shri Restaurant & Lounge has must try cocktails and view.

Below is some place that we advise:

  • Saigon Saigon Rooftop Bar, 19 Lam Son Square, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
  • Chill Sky Bar, 25th floor of Saigon’s AB Tower, 76A Le Lai. District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
  • Rex Rooftop Garden, Rex Hotel Saigon, 141 Nguyen Hue Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
  • Level 23 Wine Bar, Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers, 88 Dong Khoi, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
  • Glow Skybar Saigon, 93 Nguyen Du, Ben Nghe, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
  • The View Rooftop Bar, 9th floor of Duc Vuong hotel, 195 Bui Vien Street, Pham Ngu Lao, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
  • EON Heli Bar, Level 52, Bitexco Financial Tower, 2 Hai Trieu, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
  • Shri Restaurant & Lounge, Level 23, Centec Tower, 72-74 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street, Ho Chi Minh City
  • Breeze Sky Bar, 5th Floor, Hotel Majestic Saigon, 1 Dong Khoi Street, Ho Chi Minh City
  • Broma Not A Bar, 41 Nguyen Hue, Ben Nghe, Ho Chi Minh City

2. Get Lucky at a Casino

Ho Chi Minh have casinos

Did you see that you are lucky at a casino?

Several of the best hotels in Ho Chi Minh have casinos within so you can hit the roulette table, play some mah-jong or get lucky on the slot machines. Two of the biggest casinos in Saigon are located in the Caravelle Hotel and Sheraton Saigon Hotel and Towers. Casinos at Saigon night are not on the scale of Las Vegas and some games, such as hold ‘em poker, are available on a computer screen only, but having a flutter is still an enjoyable way to spend a few hours.

3. Beer Hoi on Pham Ngu Lao

Vietnamese beer on Pham Ngu Lao street is a cultural here

Vietnamese beer on Pham Ngu Lao street is a cultural here.

The street drinking scene along Pham Ngu Lao in District 3 of Ho Chi Minh is legendary. It is the backpacker hub of the city and welcomes a mix of foreigners and local Vietnamese who mix freely and chat the night away, drinking cheap beers on small plastic stools all along the street. There are many cheap restaurants here too and several nightclubs if you want to hit the dance floor later in the night.

4. Live Music Bars

Sax n‘ Art Club is a must go place at Saigon night

Sax n‘ Art Club is a must go place at Saigon night

Live music in Ho Chi Minh is never far away, especially in Saigon night. Whether you are looking for relaxing background melody or a rip roaring rock session, Vietnam’s largest city has a place for you. Instead of enjoying live music that some major hotels provide, you can see other kinds at Saigon night If you visit these five recommendations of the best live music bars in the city:

  • Acoustic Bar, the place where legends never die. Add: 6E1 Ngo Thoi Nhiem Street, District 3.
  • Sax n‘ Art Club, somewhere to listen to contemporary jazz. Add: 28 Le Loi, District 1
  • Hard Rock Café, wonderful place for tasting and listening. Add: 39 Le Duan street, District 1
  • Yoko Bar, a small bar with rock and acoustic jazz pop. Add: 22A Nguyen Thi Dieu, District 3
  • Seventeen Saloon, a two storey live music hall with rock and roll. Add: 103A Pham Ngu Lao Street, District 1

5. Lush Nightclub

Modern and style design, Lush Nightclub is so attractive

Modern and style design, Lush Nightclub is so attractive

Lush Nightclub of Saigon night 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 free until midnight and on Thursdays there is a buy one get one free deal on beers and mixed drinks that lasts until closing.

Add: 2 Ly Tu Trong, District 1

6. Dinner Cruise down the Saigon River

A romantic cruise running in Saigon night

A romantic cruise running in Saigon night

For a romantic Saigon night, there is nothing better than taking a leisurely cruise down the Saigon River. The Bonsai Dinner Cruise combines a slow river journey aboard a beautiful wooden barge with a sumtious feast of western and Vietnamese favourites. Along with dinner and the views of the Ho Chi Minh City at night, there is a live jazz performance on board and a traditional Vietnamese dance to enjoy.

7. Ben Thanh Night Market

Ben Thanh Market still crowed at night

Ben Thanh Market still crowed at night

Ben Thanh Market plays a central role in Ho Chi Minh from early morning until late at night. Although busiest during the day, night time brings many food vendors onto the streets serving a wide variety of seafood, as well as many fashion stalls and souvenir type stalls. This Saigon night market is setup alongside the market on Phan Boi Chau Street and becomes a pedestrian zone from 19:00 until 24:00 so you can browse at your leisure. Be aware that prices start very high here and bargaining is a necessity.

8. Apocalypse Now

The legendary nightclub Apocalypse Now

The legendary nightclub Apocalypse Now

Apocalypse Now is a legendary nightclub in District 1, attracting a healthy mix of backpackers, expats, and Vietnamese ladies looking to mix and mingle. Set over two floors, it isn’t the most sophisticated of clubs, but its lots of fun, with cheap drinks promotions, western pop tunes and plenty of space for dancing or chilling out with a few drinks and playing some pool. Open until 04:00, it is also one of the last places to close at night so Apocalypse Now is a great place when you’re in the mood for that one more drink.

9. Saigon Opera House

Saigon Opera House at night

Saigon Opera House at night

The Saigon Opera House is a beautiful colonial building in the centre of Ho Chi Minh with a stunning facade of ornate winged statues and curved window frames. Inside the opera house the culturally inclined are able to witness the best of the fine arts that visit Vietnam seasonally, and although there is no consistent performances, events are common. Priced at VND 100,000 upwards, the range of performing arts on show includes ballet, musical concerts, Vietnamese traditional dance and live theatre.

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