A Travel Guide to HCMC - Exciting Nightlife Experiences

Ho Chi Minh City’s nightlife scene is in high spirits. After dark, this energetic metropolis keeps the party going in hidden lounges and atop breezy rooftop bars. These ten hotspots will give you a taste of the best nightlife in Ho Chi Minh City..

 

Best for Casual Conversations: BROMA NOT A BAR

The ascent to this rooftop bar is an adventure in itself. In-floor fluorescent fish tanks pave the way to a double-decker rooftop that is spacious yet intimate. Broma’s mixologists will whip up tailored cocktails on request. Come early as they have a tendency to turn away customers when full.

Location: 41 Nguyễn Huệ, District 1, HCMC, Vietnam

 

Best for Craft Beer Enthusiasts: ROGUE SAIGON

Rogue Saigon, outfitted in reclaimed wood trappings and housed in graffitied, bare-brick walls, is an artsy, urban oasis. While the Brooklyn warehouse party vibes are strong with this one, Rogue Saigon returns to its namesake with its drinks list, boasting sixteen cold brews and ciders on tap, all proudly made in Vietnam. Enjoy on the rooftop terrace with a starry ceiling overhead. 

Location: 2nd Floor, 13 Pasteur Street, District 1, HCMC, Vietnam

 

Best for Foodie Finds: ANAN SAIGON

Ho Chi Minh’s new kid on the block, ănăn kitchen and bar, is situated in a narrow tube house among the hullaballoo of the old marketplace. Award-winning Chef Peter Cuong Franklin introduces an exemplary culinary movement to the local dining scene dubbed, “Cuisine Mới” or New Vietnamese Cuisine. On tap, you’ll find the country’s staple bia hoi, fresh draft beer, and artisanal cocktails. Sip your drink on the cozy rooftop bar gazing out the hustle that defines the city.

Location: 89 Ton That Dam, District 1, HCMC, Vietnam

 

Best for Speakeasy Sleuths: SNUFFBOX

Snuffbox, arguably the best speakeasy in town, pays homage to the Roaring Twenties with prohibition-era décor and sensuous jazz. If you’re looking for some old-fashioned libations, these bartenders know a thing or two about Angostura bitters and Manhattans. A certified vintage gem in a forward-thinking environment.

Location: 14 Ton That Dam, District 1, HCMC, Vietnam

 

Best for Unwinding After Work: SAIGON SAIGON BAR

There's a lot of history on display at the 10th floor of the Caravelle Saigon. Smack in the centre of the city, overlooking Lam Son Square and the Opera House below, Saigon Saigon Rooftop Bar was once a haven for wartime journalists. Today, it's a welcome sight after a full day. As the air starts to cool, hotel guests, expats and locals gather to chat over potent cocktails and take in the sunset. Claim one of the tables on the fringes to see downtown Saigon transform into a patchwork of twinkling lights. Later on, a live Cuban band heats up the stage and the dancefloor.  

Location: 19/23 Lam Son Square, District 1, HCMC, Vietnam

Posted on: 02/14/2022

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