Hanoi Night Life Scenes
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29.05.2019

A night out in Hanoi is not complete without making your way to a roadside beer joint, where you can enjoy Vietnamese beer at a fraction of what you would pay back home. If you prefer a quieter setting, make your way to the more upmarket bars around Hoan Kiem Lake, all of which boast plenty of alcoholic offerings, local and international delicacies, and live performances of various music genres. Most nightlife venues close at midnight, so prepare to start early by finding a place that you like with our list of Hanoi's most popular bars and pubs.

Binh Minh’s Jazz Club – 01 Trang Tien


Binh Minh’s Jazz Club is a legendary nightlife spot in Hanoi Old Quarter, where jazz fans can catch live performances by some of the finest musicians in the city. Owned by pioneer Vietnamese jazz artiste Quyen Van Minh, the establishment features minimal décor, cosy seating, efficient service, and an extensive food-and-beverage menu. Open all day, patrons can enjoy an impressive line-up of local and international acts performing between 21:00 and 23:30 every night. Do note that drinks at Minh’s Jazz Club are not cheap, but when you factor in the quality of the live entertainment and lack of cover charge, prices are more than fair.

Opening Hours: Daily 08:00 – 24:00

O’Leary Sport Bar – 38 Ba Trieu


A Swedish franchise chain, O’Leary’s Sports Bar Hanoi in Hoan Kiem District spans over two floors, featuring cosy seats, vintage sports memorabilia, 50 screens airing the latest sports events, and a breezy terrace that overlooks the busy streets below. As with most western-style bars in Hanoi, O’Leary’s Sports Bar serves the usual array of draft beers, whiskies, wines, and cocktails while its food menu features pastas, hamburgers, pizzas and salads.

Opening Hours:

Monday – Thursday 10:30 – 23:30

Friday & Saturday 10:30 – 00:30

Sunday 10:30 – 23:30

Rock Store Ha Noi – 61 Ma May


A small yet lively music bar in Old Quarter, Rock Store Hanoi features a spacious dance floor, elevated stage, and mural paintings of music icons such as Elvis, The Beatles, and Jimi Hendrix. Its themed nights are especially popular, drawing in a good mix of locals, expats and travellers looking to mix and mingle. Drinks here are quite affordable, while the music policy ranges from classic rock and alternative to techno and house tunes. You can also enjoy a game of pool or catch up with the latest sports matches at Rock Store Hanoi.

Opening Hours: Daily 10:30 - Late

Press Club – 59A Ly Thai To


Just a five-minute stroll from Hanoi Opera House is Press Club Hanoi, an upscale bar that’s known for its excellent service and sophisticated setting. Attracting a more affluent clientele, the gentleman’s club-style bar serves excellent wines, champagnes, and cocktails as well gourmet western delicacies while the spacious terrace offers great views of Hoan Kiem Lake and downtown Hanoi. You can also enjoy live rock music from Thursday to Sunday and a special buy-one-get-one-free deal on select drinks every Thursday.

Opening Hours: Daily 08:30 – 24:00

Dragonfly Bar – 15 Hang Buom


Dragonfly Bar and Lounge is a longstanding venue in Hanoi Old Quarter where 20-something locals and expats come to mingle and dance. With a music policy varying between hip-hop and party pop music, the venue is situated in a long-and-narrow building, but never mind when it’s a good fun. Drinks are affordable for all, Vietnamese or tourists.

Opening Hours: Daily 10:00 - 23:00 (may stay open later if busy).

1900 Le Theatre – 8 Ta Hien (near beer corner)


1900 Le Theatre opened in 2016 and has brought the feel of a large international club - with Hanoian characteristics - to an area of mostly small drinkeries and plastic stools. It’s off to a flying start and comes with a friendly vibe and DJs serving up contemporary pop dance tunes.

The old theatre was a venue for traditional Vietnamese performance in the early twentieth century, at the height of French colonialism. The new owners have spent up big on this first effort in twenty years at turning the space into a large club. The drinks are of course more expensive here than on the plastic stools outside.

Opening Hours: Daily 20:00 – Til midnight and later

Hero Club, Hanoi - 42M Yen Phu


Hanoi’s Old Quarter nightlife shuts down at midnight so if you want to continue the party without travelling too far, Hero is a good option. It’s a less up-tight party scene, than some of the city’s more serious clubs. The crowd seems more focused on enjoying themselves than cellphone shenanigans, metre high vodka bottles, or being looked at.
There’s an industrial feel to the interior which is reminiscent of Hanoi’s quickly shutdown, but fondly remembered, Zone 9 arts and nightlife precinct. Music varies with the DJ. DJ booth is embedded in an old Soviet truck cabin.

Opening Hours: Daily 20:00 – Til late



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