The nightlife and drinking scene in Hanoi is not as wild as in Ho Chi Minh City, but there is more than enough to keep you busy at night. Whether you are out for a date or with a party of friends, we will help you find the perfect café, bar or club or lounge.

After a long day of sightseeing and a relaxing meal, travelers will find no better way to unwind than to share a cocktail on one of Hanoi’s numerous rooftop lounges. While your hotel's in-house bar may do the trick, don't settle for a less than spectacular view, especially when soaring vistas are often de rigueur in Hanoi.

Hanoi's Old Quarter features elegant spots that offer panoramas of Hoan Kiem Lake and the surrounding bustle. Try another waterfront locale, West Lake, for a more relaxing atmosphere and decks that extend over the water. In this part of Hanoi the excitement may be more of a slow glow than a pulsating blue flame, but that's part of this area's draw. Most venues close around midnight or shortly after; don't wait too long before hitting the town.

Scattered throughout the city you'll discover packed clubs, swanky jazz bars and inviting lounges, a diverse mix of nightlife with something for everyone to love. Of course, no trip to Hanoi would be complete without a stop for bia tuoi, fresh beer from the street side served by tireless vendors to legions of locals and travellers perched on tiny plastic stools.

Where to Drink in Hanoi

Arena Lounge

Located in Hanoi Club Hotel & Lake Palais Residences, Arena Lounge offers a superb view of West Lake and is ...

La Fee Verte Bar

La Fee Verte Bar is the signature tavern of the Hotel de l’Opera Hanoi. Taking its title from the historical ...

Hanoi Night Club

Looking for somewhere to party the night away or enjoy a few delicious cocktails? Head to Hanoi Night Club in ...

The Rooftop Hanoi

Tucked away just outside the backpackers’ area of Hanoi, on a street lined with five-star hotels and office buildings, The ...

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The Rooftop Hanoi

Tucked away just outside the backpackers’ area of Hanoi, on a street lined with five-star hotels and office buildings, The ...

Savage

Located at the intersection of two busy streets in the West Lake area, Xuan Dieu and Quang An, is a ...

Top of Hanoi

The highest open air brasserie & bar in Vietnam, Top of Hanoi, is located on the rooftop of Lotte Hotel ...

WannaWaffle?

This is the first chain in Hanoi to focus on serving delicious waffles. Crisp outside, soft inside, these waffles pair ...

Tan My Design Café

Located inside Hanoi's Tan My Design store, Tan My Design Cafe features real espresso coffee and delicious snacks to be ...

La Plume Bar & Lounge

Located in the historical part of Hanoi, La Plume tells you beautiful stories about Vietnamese culture. The stunning decor is ...

La Fee Verte Bar

La Fee Verte Bar is the signature tavern of the Hotel de l’Opera Hanoi. Taking its title from the historical ...

Paris Deli

Located near the Opera House, Paris Deli is a slice of The City of Light in the heart of the capital. ...

Bar Déjà Vu

Those looking for a drink with a view should visit this stylish and modern bar. It also has the reputation ...

Arena Lounge

Located in Hanoi Club Hotel & Lake Palais Residences, Arena Lounge offers a superb view of West Lake and is ...

Joma Bakery Cafe

Established in 2009 Joma offers a slice of North American cafe culture in Hanoi. The coffee bar is passionate about ...

The Hanoi Social Club

This eclectic bohemian cafe is a haven for Hanoi’s creative types. Order an I.P.A. beer or a craft cocktail and ...

Sunset Bar

Situated within InterContinental Hanoi Westlake and built on an artificial island, Sunset Bar offers a great view of _ guess ...

Swing Lounge

Located among colonial gems and modern landmarks on trendy Trang Tien Street in the Old Quarter, Swing Lounge threw open ...

Hanoi Night Club

Looking for somewhere to party the night away or enjoy a few delicious cocktails? Head to Hanoi Night Club in ...

Coffee Club

An iconic bar with panoramic views of Hoan Kiem Lake. Unwind with a glass of beer or have a cocktail ...

Pharaoh's Bar & Upper

Located on the 63rd & 64th floor of the newly opened Lotte Hotel Hanoi, this Egyptian themed bar offers a ...

Summit Lounge

Renowned for having one of the best views in Hanoi, Summit Lounge's spectacular panoramas of the city skyline dazzle. Enjoy ...

Don’s Oyster Bar

Don's Oyster Bar overlooks Hanoi's West Lake. The venue is committed to quality service, local produce and superb imported ingredients. ...

Antidote Bar

Taking Hanoi’s drinking culture to new heights. Antidote invites you to enjoy crafted cocktails or sample their unique bottle service. ...

RockStore

Head to the largest live rock music venue in the heart of the Old Quarter for a paradise of cocktails ...

Starbucks Coffee

With 3 locations in central Hanoi, Starbucks offers a wide range of coffees, teas, Frappuccino® and juices. Each store also ...

Fanny Ice Cream

This Vietnamese chain launched by an ice cream expert from France makes and serves European-style ice cream with Asian flavours. ...

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