A selection of the best bars and nightlife in Hanoi.

Hanoi nightlife guide

Introduction

| 10 Jul 2018
Last updated 10 Jul 2018

A new wave of cocktail bars, craft beer tap rooms and clubs are shaking up Hanoi's hard-earned reputation for dullness by night. The capital's drink and dance offerings have been revived with a loosening of official restrictions and a spate of new openings. The best nightlife is found around the Old Quarter and in the West Lake expat enclave around 15 minutes by cab from downtown. If you're not up for exploring, you could hang out around the beer drinkers and clubbers along Ta Hien and Luong Ngoc Quyen streets in the Old Quarter.

Pasteur St Brewing Tap Room, Hanoi

Vietnam's pioneering craft beer brewer made a big splash in the capital in 2017 - opening an impressive emporium right by St... Read more

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Pasteur St Brewing Tap Room, Hanoi
1 Au Trieu, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi

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Mad Botanist Gin Bar

Mad Botanist has the best vista of any cocktail bar we know in Hanoi - looking across St Joseph's Cathedral. It has a pretty... Read more

Ne Cocktail Bar, Hanoi

A cosy little cocktail bar on Tong Duy Tan St - Hanoi’s local food street. Ne is one of only a small number of places in the... Read more

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Ne Cocktail Bar, Hanoi
3B Tống Duy Tân St, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội

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Opera Nightclub, Hanoi

Opera opened in 2017 - it’s the latest arrival on Hanoi’s nightclub circuit and the most flamboyant and risqué we’ve spotted for... Read more

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Opera Nightclub, Hanoi
18 Lương Ngọc Quyến, Hoàn Kiếm District, Hà Nội

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1900 Le Theatre, Hanoi

1900 Le Theatre's a busy new club in an old theatre on Ta Hien St - at the centre of Hanoi’s Old Quarter and the street beer... Read more

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1900 Le Theatre, Hanoi
8 Ta Hien St, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi (Old Quarter - near beer corner).
+84 91 111 19 00

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88 Lounge, Hanoi

88 lounge is an upscale wine lounge in Hanoi’s West Lake area. The decor's cool but the vibe is friendly and casual. Great for a... Read more

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88 Lounge, Hanoi
88 Xuân Diệu Tây Hồ District Hà Nội
+844 371 88 029

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Beer Corner, Hanoi

Hanoi's Beer Corner is something of a traveller institution that's spilled over into nearby Ta Hien St to create what now may be... Read more

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Beer Corner, Hanoi
Cnr Ta Hien and Luong Ngoc Quyen St, Hanoi

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Binh Minh's Jazz Club, Hanoi

Binh Minh’s is Hanoi’s oldest jazz club - and they only dedicated jazz venue we know.. It's a local institution, these days... Read more

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Binh Minh's Jazz Club, Hanoi
1 Trang Tien Street, Hoan Kiem District, Ha Noi
+84-4-3933 6555

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Cama Atk Bar, Hanoi

CAMA ATK CLOSED PERMANENTLY IN LATE 2016. Read more

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Cama Atk Bar, Hanoi
73 Mai Hắc Đế, Hà Nội

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Craft Beer - exploring Hanoi's craft beer scene

This is our independent guide to Hanoi’s craft beer scene. Vietnam's capital has been slower to jump on the craft beer bandwagon... Read more

Dragonfly Bar, Hanoi

Dragonfly Bar is a buzzing space over two floors that's especially busy on weekends. Once a late night venue, these days it... Read more

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Dragonfly Bar, Hanoi
15 Hang Buom, Hoan Kiem Dist., Hanoi

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Factory 47 bar, Hanoi

From the same people that own Rockstore at the other side of Hanoi’s old quarter tourist area, Factory 47 is an industrial style... Read more

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Factory 47 bar, Hanoi
47 Hang Buom Hanoi
+84 163 946 0750

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Hanoi Rock City

Hanoi Rock City, in Hanoi's West Lake area about 10 minutes from downtown, is a mix of outdoor bar, club and live music venue -... Read more

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Hanoi Rock City
27/52, Tô Ngọc Vân, Tây Hồ, Hanoi
+841633166170

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Hero Club, Hanoi

Hero is an industrial style Hanoi club, that’s popular with locals and expats. Regularly features visiting DJs and events. Read more

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Hero Club, Hanoi
42M Yên Phụ, Ba Đình, Hanoi
+84 98 926 42 42

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Le Terrasse Du Metropole, Metropole Hotel

The fancy sidewalk cafe at the historic Metropole Hotel is a perfect spot for a quiet, Hanoi drink. The colonial era building is... Read more

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Le Terrasse Du Metropole, Metropole Hotel
15 Ngo Quyen St, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
+84-4-3826 6919

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O'Leary's Sports Bar, Hanoi

If your travels to Hanoi happen to coincide with an important sports event back home (or somewhere else), O’Leary’s Sports Bar... Read more

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O'Leary's Sports Bar, Hanoi
38 Ba Trieu, Hang Bai Ward, Hoan Kiem Dist. Hanoi
+84 90 226 99 38

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Polite Pub Bar, Hanoi

One of Hanoi's legendary expat bars of the 1990s and 2000s, has had a complete facelift. A once cheap and cheerful venue of... Read more

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Polite Pub Bar, Hanoi
5 Bao Khanh St, Hoàn Kiếm Dist, Hanoi
+84 4 38250959

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Rockstore Bar, Hanoi

In the heart of the tourist area in Hanoi’s old quarter, Rockstore’s a dependable, vibrant, venue, most nights with a mix of DJs... Read more

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Rockstore Bar, Hanoi
61 Mã Mây Hanoi
+84165 333 6087

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Rooftop Bar, Hanoi

Rooftop is holding its own as a trendy spot for Hanoi’s pretty people after five years. It's a club featuring DJs - mostly minus... Read more

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Rooftop Bar, Hanoi
19th Floor, Pacific Place, 83B Ly Thuong Kiet Street, Hoan Kiem Dist., Hanoi,

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Savage Club, West Lake, Hanoi

Late night venue of darkness, and local and international DJs, by Hanoi's West Lake. Opened in late 2016. Savage is pulling in... Read more

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Savage Club, West Lake, Hanoi
112 Xuan Dieu, Ho Tay, Hanoi
+84 4 6686 6150

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Standing Bar, Hanoi

Craft beer specialist on Hanoi’s Truc Bach Lake - opened in 2016. Big selection of Vietnamese craft beers. Popular laid back... Read more

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Standing Bar, Hanoi
170 Trấn Vũ, Trúc Bạch, Hanoi
+84 4 3266 8057

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Swing Cafe and Lounge, Hanoi

Swing cafe and lounge, in the heart of Hanoi, is a fancy retro-style cafe by day and a popular live music venue by night. Read more

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Swing Cafe and Lounge, Hanoi
21 Trang Tien St, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
+84 4 3824 5395

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Ta Hien St - old quarter street party

This isn't an official street party as such but Hanoi's Ta Hien St has been transformed by the spillover from beer corner. The... Read more

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Ta Hien St - old quarter street party
Ta Hien St, Hanoi

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Tadioto Cafe, Hanoi

We've lost count of how many times Tadioto's moved. In the latest incarnation, owner Nguyen Qui Duc, has absconded from Hanoi's... Read more

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Tadioto Cafe, Hanoi
24 Tong Dan St, Hanoi
04 668 09124

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The Bank nightclub, Hanoi

Located bang in the centre of town, The Bank is one of Hanoi’s most popular local nightspots. Expect pretty people, very tall... Read more

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The Bank nightclub, Hanoi
41 Hai Ba Trung, Capital Bulding, 6th Floor Hanoi
+84944903232

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The Doors Cafe, Hanoi

THE DOORS HAS CLOSED ITS DOORS. A GREAT LITTLE LIVE MUSIC VENUE IS NO MORE... Read more

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The Doors Cafe, Hanoi
11 Hang Chinh, Hanoi (in the Old Quarter)

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Unicorn Bar, Hanoi

Unicorn is a funky, friendly, little bar on the fringe of Hanoi’s old quarter, that’s developed a reputation for exotic... Read more

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Unicorn Bar, Hanoi
2 Hang Than, Hanoi - old quarter fringe
+8490 488 62 66

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