Ho Chi Minh City Nightlife: Best Bars & Clubs
Well-known as Vietnam’s largest metropolis, Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) is an absolute must-visit place on any travel bucket list when you plan a holiday to this beautiful country. Not only attracting visitors for its rich history and culture, nightlife in Ho Chi Minh City is also a part of this memorable trip. Apart from delicious street food, exciting modern sights and other activities by night, the abundance of bars and clubs in this bustling city shows its special place in life of Saigon locals.
Whatever your taste and budget, try at least one of the below legendary Ho Chi Minh City bars and clubs, then you will understand how nightlife in Saigon is.
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1. Apocalypse Now Bar
Apocalypse Now (Apo) becomes a legend among Ho Chi Minh City’s clubs for the expats and locals because of its 23 years in operation. Coming to Apo is to have delicious drinks as well as to enjoy the warmth and open atmosphere bringing from great music that no other Saigon bar has.
There are many layers at Apocalypse Now Bar, from the nautical vibes of the bar, to the neon-clad dance floor, or the palm trees and fairy lights in their bamboo-bordered garden. The club comes alive after 10pm and is pounding with EDM and techno until the early hours of the morning.
Happy hour promos will be from 8-11pm, consisting 50% off for cocktails and beer. Entry is usually free but can be up to 200,000 VND/ person for special events.
Add: 2B Thi Sach, Ben Nghe, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
Tel: +84 28 3825 6124
Opening hours: 7pm – 4am daily
2. Chill Sky Bar
Without a doubt, Chill Skybar is the most exclusive rooftop bar in Saigon with the outdoor entertainment area, the extremely vibrant Lounge area and the most luxurious Fine Dining restaurant in Saigon. Located on the 26th floor of the AB tower, it attracts a lot of international business people, socialites, expats, tourists and wealthy Vietnamese. The view might be the best in the city, especially at the sunset, which coincides with happy hour for all kinds of drinks from 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm.
The bar starts playing down tempo, chill-out music and livening things up around 10 pm with hip hop and dance music when people join to dance in the bar area.
As the top bar in Saigon, its drinks are more expensive, about 10-20 USD for a cocktail. However, if you can afford it and dress appropriately, this place is perfect for a classy drink or a date with cool vibe, great views and photographs.
Add: Rooftop 26th Floor, AB Tower, 76A Le Lai, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
Tel: +84 93 882 28 38
Opening hours: 5.30pm – 2.00am daily
3. Air Saigon (previously as Air 360 Sky Lounge)
Used to be Air 360 Sky Lounge, Air Saigon (name changed after some renovations) is also one of the coolest and most trendy rooftop bars in Ho Chi Minh City, in competition with its sister venue Chill Sky Bar.
Located on top of the Ben Thanh Tower, Air Saigon offers an open 360 degrees panoramic Saigon such as Ben Thanh Market, Opera House City, peaceful Bach Dang Ben or magnificent Bitexco building. With a blend of food, drink, and music, all served in a stylish and vibran setting of multi-level and multi-space venue, you can enjoy Air Dining by the poolside or an indoor lounge and an upper level VIP-area for more privacy.
Happy Hours come from 5.30pm – 8.00pm. From 9.00pm, it is time for the exciting atmosphere of EDM music from famous singers and the hottest DJs in the city or abroad.
Add: Rooftop 22th Floor, Ben Thanh Land tower, 136-138 Le Thi Hong Gam Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
Tel: +84 974 587788
Opening hours: 5.30pm – 2.00am daily
4. Envy Club
Situated in the heart of Ho Chi Minh city, Envy becomes one of the biggest players among clubs in the city due to its great combination with the interior of the lighting and music of an Asian megaclub, a Parisian theatre and the extravagance of a circus.
This club is great place for energetic, creative minded partygoers, music fans and those who love to discover the originality of innovation in art. In an immersive space and elevated 12 meters high ceiling, fully equipped with stage, light & sound system and LED wall, ENVY aims to define itself as the nightlife hotspot in Asia.
All the VIP sections offer the most advantage experience from clear views of the stage to close proximity of all the action to ensure that all guests will get the astonishing experience from its personalize service.
Add: 74 – 76 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia Street, Nguyen Thai Binh Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
Tel: +84 28 39 138 168
Opening hours: 9.30pm – 3.30am
5. Lush Club
Lush Saigon has been an infamous nightlife spot in Saigon for more than a decade since its establishment in 2004. The venue has 3 areas to cater to different tastes of its savvy clients including Hip-hop-lounge, the EDM room, and Open-bar.
Lush is the first nightclub in Saigon to start weekly Ladies Night events every Tuesday with free-flow selected cocktails before 12am.
If you are ready for an unforgettable night, come and live your fullest life at Lush in a blazing party atmosphere, or sit at the Bar and try out some cocktails while making new friends from all over the world.
Add: 2 Ly Tu Trong Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
Tel: +84 91 863 07 42
Opening hours: 9.00pm – 3.00am from Tuesday to Sunday
6. Carmen Bar
Next to Lush Club, you will find Carmen Bar which is set back from the street in a Spanish villa standing out from the crowd for its enchanting Latin sounds which is built on the flamboyant foundation of Flamenco music.
The venue features a lovely intimate interior like a wine cellar while the exterior stone wall gives a European feel. Not only having indoor space, the Bar offers outside space in the garden which makes your night out in Saigon more interesting.
Carmen Bar delivers Flamenco music played by a Vietnamese band and this is the perfect quiet bar for travelers looking to unwind after a busy day spent dealing with all the sights and sounds of Saigon.
Add: 8 Ly Tu Trong Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
Tel: +84 90 361 85 77
Opening hours: 7.00pm – 1.00am
7. Seventeen Saloon Saigon
Located a few hundred metres from Saigon’s main backpacker area on Pham Ngu Lao Street, Seventeen Saloon Saigon is one of the best live music bars in Ho Chi Minh City, hosting two different bands every day. Upstairs are Western songs played by a Filipino band playing and some Vietnamese on request, while downstairs in the main area are for a rock, heavy metal band.
Set in the yeeha-style Wild West themed bar, you will resurface at the end of the 19th century, a world of Texas Cowboys, with saddles, sharp pointed boots, sexy (Asian) cow girls and beer while waking inside.
Prices can be a little on the high side but free entry and the live music make it worthwhile.
Add: 103A Pham Ngu Lao Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
Tel: +84 28 3914 0007
Opening hours: 7.00pm – 2.00am
8. Game On Sports Bar
Bringing Live & Loud Sports is what Game On is all about to bring to you. Supplying the best live sporting streams since 2013, the Bar covers from English Premier League games to Ultimate Fighting; World Cup to NHL Stanley Cup playoffs; Wimbledon tennis to The Golf Masters; Cricket Test Matches to Major League Baseball.
A lounge space with nice natural light is located in first floor while the second floor is the main bar with many sports action and a nice little balcony overlooking to the street with pretty good views. If you are hungry, worry free as the Bar offers some great food and a great selection of the local and specialty craft beers which are always served icy cold.
Add: 81 – 83 Nguyen Cong Tru Street, Nguyen Thai Binh, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
Tel: +84 28 6653 9993
Opening hours: 8:00am to 00:00am
9. Rabbit Hole
As one of hidden bars in Ho Chi Minh City, Rabbit Hole is an underground cocktail bar that its concept refers to the Independence Palace story. No serving any food here but great drinks are for your taste.
The bar venue is bold American speakeasy with a relaxing atmosphere by gentle dim lights, velvet red curtains like the old speakeasy and a lot of wine bottles on display. The bartender here will be ready to serve you with any classic cocktails or your preference. The Mad Hatter is a must-try!
Most of every week, live jazz performances will be performed here, so don’t hesitate to dip yourself in this ambience and great music of Rabbit Hole.
Add: 138 Nam Ki Khoi Nghia Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
Tel: +84 28 3823 4896
Opening hours: 6:00pm to 2:00am
Having good time with friends while enjoying a drink at quality place & immersing yourself in great music, it is really worth a try. If you plan a holiday to Vietnam, don’t forget to cheer yourself up from the busy daytime at one of the best nightclubs and bars in Saigon. We are here to help you creating great moments during your trip in our beautiful country!
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