Hanoi Nightlife: The BEST Bars in Hanoi Old Quarter
La Sinfonía del Rey Hotel & Spa

Hanoi's nightlife scene offers a multitude of interesting things to see and places to go well after the sun sets. The city's lively bars and glitzy nightclubs are definitely a must experience for tourists who want to experience the authentic Hanoi nightlife.

1. Mojito Bar & Lounge

With a laid-back vibe, friendly service and well-priced cocktails, Mojito Bar & Lounge is one of Hanoi’s more popular destinations for sociable drinks and entertainment. Set within a refurbished heritage building on the periphery of the buzzing nightlife of Hanoi’s Old Quarter precinct, the bar exudes a welcoming and comfortable atmosphere with its pared-back decor and intimate bar and lounge spaces. Talented bartenders serve up an impressive variety of the namesake mojitos, plus creative signature and classic cocktails, robust shots, and an extensive list of well-priced alcoholic beverages. In addition to the top-notch drinks, Mojito Bar & Lounge attracts a strong following with its weekly schedule of an eclectic variety of live music performances – ranging from solo acoustic, local bands and DJs to comedy acts and open mic nights.

Address:: 19 Nguyễn Quang Bích, Cửa Đông, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội

Hours:  5PM - 12AM

Phone: : 096 236 19 99

Distance from hotel: 1.2 km - 6 min by car - 14 min walk

2. Terraco Sky Bar

Terraço Sky Bar, located in the heart of Hanoi Capital on the 8th floor of La Sinfonía del Rey Hotel, overlooking the city’s most popular landscapes is one of the most iconic rooftop bars in Hanoi. Boasting stunning panoramic views of the urban skyline, it is an ideal destination to soak up Hanoi’s vibrant yet picturesque atmosphere in a luxurious setting whilst enjoying a locally inspired drink menu, served by an enchanting bartender team. The bar design represents a perfect combination of Eastern and Western culture, underlining the terrace in a sophisticated design of angular shapes and classic tessellated tiles. The entire rooftop bar is envisioned as a King crown symbol present in a royal feast, complemented by a beautiful jazz melody, destined to be part of the glamorous nightlife scene.

Address:: Rooftop, 35 Hàng Dầu, street, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội 100000

Hours:: Closed ⋅ Opens 5PM

Phone: 096 908 57 88

3. Pasteur Street Brewing Company

A representation of steady modernization of Vietnamese brands, Pasteur Street Brewing Company is one of the pioneers of craft beer in Vietnam, Pasteur Street Brewing Company has not only established itself as one of the premiere brands in restaurants and hotels, it also has its own tap room in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City, right on Pasteur Street – it’s namesake.Pasteur Street Brewing Company (PSBC) started with the simple idea to combine American craft brewing techniques with fresh and exotic Vietnamese ingredients to create amazing craft beer. They use the highest quality we have to import hops, malt, and yeast. And then add at least one local ingredient to all of our different beer styles to root the product right here in Vietnam.

Address:: 1 Ấu Triệu, Hàng Trống, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội 10000

Hours: 11PM - 12AM

Phone: : 024 6294 9462

Distance from hotel: 1 km - 4 min by car - 13 min walk

4. Red River Tea Room

A warm, quiet and friendly pub offering a rotating selection of international and local/craft beers, wine from around the world, mixed drinks, local craft and imported cider, cocktails, and a nice view of Xuan Dieu Street from our balcony. Serving wholesome, fresh "comfort food" from PHILLING STATION restaurant in-house. There are also Indonesian food, imported bottles of beer, coffee, and some amazing views of West Lake. The have quiz night and games, are surprisingly non-smoking, and affectionately dog-friendly. 

Address:: 176 Xuân Diệu, Quảng An, Tây Hồ, Hà Nội

Hours:: 2PM - 12AM

Distance from hotel: 5.3 km - 14 min walk 

5. Press Club Hanoi

Stunning view right inside the heart of Hanoi together with delicious meals and professional service that make Press Club a well-known place for gourmets in the city, especially foreigners. Realizing a lack of venue for international friends to Vietnam like ambassadors, journalists, and foreign tourists regardless of nationality and color, the Merlin brother decided to establish Press Club. Press Club Bar opens daily from 9:00 – 24:00 with a long list of world-class wines and cocktails is especially suitable for a chit chat between friends while enjoying melodious tunes and forgetting all about stresses of social life. Not only focusing on gastronomy, Press Club is also a venue of different cultures in Hanoi with a collection of rare book and famous magazine of the world and weekly meeting of the Journalisms Club in Hanoi. More interestingly, on every Friday night is discount for drinks and free fast-food at the restaurant.

Address : 12 Lý Đạo Thành, Tràng Tiền, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội

Hours:: 5PM - 12AM

Reservations: hanoi-pressclub.com

Phone: 024 3934 0888

Distance from hotel: 1.6 km - 6 min by car - 11 min walk

6. Binh Minh Jazz Club

A legendary nightlife spot in Hanoi French Quarter, Binh Minh’s Jazz Club is the place to catch live music performances by some of the finest jazz musicians in the city. It was established back in 1998 by pioneering Vietnamese jazz artist Quyen Van Minh, who has performed across the world.

Exuding an intimate yet welcoming ambience, Binh Minh’s Jazz Club features minimal décor, cosy seats, warm lighting, and efficient service while the menu comprises classic cocktails, imported beers, whiskies, and coffee, as well as a selection of western and Vietnamese delicacies.

Address: 1 Tràng Tiền, Phan Chu Trinh, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội

Hours:  5PM - 12AM

Phone: 024 3933 6555

Distance from hotel: 1.4 km -  4 min by car - 13 min walk 

7. Polite & Co.

One of Hanoi's legendary expat bars of the 1990s and 2000s, has had a complete facelift. A once cheap and cheerful venue of sports-mad expats, in the heart of the Old Quarter, Polite Bar has morphed into a cosy little cocktail bar with a new following of dressed-up locals, expats and visitors. We'd only recently dropped it off our listing, thinking its best days were past. But Hanoi's offerings are still pretty modest and the new Polite has a place. Good spot for a drink - though cigarette smoke can be annoying and the waiters weren’t sending out much love on our visits. One time-honoured ritual is holding. The local constabulary still like to ride by at midnight and create a scene if anyone still looks like they're enjoying themselves.

Address: 5b Ngõ Bảo Khánh, Hàng Trống, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội

Hours: 4PM - 2AM

Phone: 096 894 96 06

Distance from hotel: 650 m - 8 min walk - 3 min by car



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