As we wrote in our Ho Chi Minh City nightlife review, there are endless options for bars, nightclubs, coffee shops and lounges in Saigon. Hanging out, meeting with friends, relaxing or partying in those venues is a part of daily life for Vietnamese, expats and tourists alike.

Coffee shops are everywhere and they come in all kinds of shapes and sizes. You will find both international chains like Starbucks and The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, and local ones like Highlands Coffee, Trung Nguyen and Phuc Long. You also have some more secret and artsy coffee shops that only a discerning eye can find. Tucked in the corner of an alley or inside a residential compound, you should definitely try them if you want to taste authentic Vietnamese coffee - many source their coffee from family farms in the central highlands. Read our selection: 5 Hidden Saigon Cafés You Never Knew Existed.

Coffee shops often double up as juice bars. With prices generally between VND 15,000 to VND 25,000 for a fresh, healthy juice pressed in front of you, you have no excuses for not kicking your habit of drinking coke/pepsi/7up. While you will find many of the fruits you are familiar with, you must try some more local flavors like the soursop, guava, ambarella, kumquat, custard-apple or sapodilla juices. Their exotic tastes will leave a memorable impression on your mind during your travels in Vietnam.

Once the sun sets, beer bars will start welcoming office workers, students and friends. Also called beer gardens, you could count over a 100 of them in Saigon. They are great meeting places for an after-hour drink with colleagues. Some are super luxurious with loud techno music, sexy hostess girls and strict door policies, while others are much more easygoing, consisting of a few tables in the open air. You could try one of Vietnam's local beers such as 333, Bia Saigon or Biere Larue. For more insights into Saigon’s beers, read our Top 10 Vietnamese Beers.

A more exclusive way to enjoy your evening with a classy drink is to visit one of Ho Chi Minh City's rooftop lounges. Almost inexistent 10 years ago, they have popped up like mushrooms as more high-rise buildings have emerged. Chill Skybar is the most famous of them, just 5 minutes away from most of the city's top attractions. You also have scores of bars, from expat drinking holes to neighborhood dive bars. Live music is available in many locations like Saigon Saigon in Caravelle Hotel, Decibel, Catwalk, The Log at the Gem Center, the Rooftop Garden at The Rex Hotel and more. Our listings below will give you many ideas of where to go for a great night out drinking.

Nightclubs in Saigon will please even the most demanding party-goers. Trendy venues will not look very different from the places you could go to in Europe or in the U.S. They will play the latest music, from mainstream hits in clubs likeLush to minimal techno in joints like The Observatory. Prices are generally low: A cocktail or a glass of wine rarely costs more than $10 US even in trendy venues. Most nightclubs will close around 3 a.m., but you can keep the party going until early morning in several after-hour drinking holes such as Go2 Bar in the backpacker district of Pham Ngu Lao.

Where to Drink in Ho Chi Minh City

Catwalk Club, Karaoke and Casino

Catwalk is one of the best entertainment venues in town. It combines karaoke rooms, a lounge, and proximity to the ...

Chill Skybar

The original open-air rooftop club and bar in Ho Chi Minh City, Chill Skybar is a Saigon staple, attracting crowds ...

Air 360 Sky Lounge

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Atrium Lounge

Step into this comfortable setting, unwind and escape from the sights and sounds of the city. Offering an innovative assortment ...

Liquid Sky Bar

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The Long @ Times Square

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Level 23 Wine Bar

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Saigon's Lookout

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Liquid Sky Bar

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Whiskey & Wares

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Saigon Saigon Rooftop Bar

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Pasteur Street Brewing

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Vertical Sky Bar

Since opening in November, Liberty Central Saigon Riverside Hotel’s newest endeavor sports a chic and trendy design welcoming guests from ...

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Maxim’s Club

As an important part of downtown Saigon since 1925, Maxim’s Club has been known as THE entertainment venue for the ...

Mojo Café on Dong Khoi

Mojo Café is nestled under and owned by the Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers. It sits on Dong Khoi and ...

Purple Jade

Embrace the intimate and sophisticated nightlife experience in the center of the city at Purple Jade. This is the perfect ...

Fanny Ice Cream

Frenchman Jean Narc Bruno trained at the world famous Le Notre Paris school of ice cream. More than 20 years ...

Level 23 Wine Bar

Perched on the 23rd floor of Sheraton Saigon, Level 23 Wine Bar enjoys a comfortable spot among the popular rooftop ...

Chill Skybar

The original open-air rooftop club and bar in Ho Chi Minh City, Chill Skybar is a Saigon staple, attracting crowds ...

The Long @ Times Square

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Atrium Lounge

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Cay Da Café

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Shin Coffee

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Klasik Coffee Roasters

Klasik is Ho Chi Minh City’s friendly neighborhood roaster. Formerly The Cupping Room, the coffee and roasting house has been ...

GEM Lounge

With its sophisticated and relaxed setting located at the exquisite GEM Center, this modern lounge has something for everyone. From ...

Air 360 Sky Lounge

Not far across from its sister club, Chill SkyBar, the Air 360 Sky Lounge is the newest addition to the ...

Lush Bar

At the cutting edge of Saigon nightlife, Lush Saigon plays the hottest electronic music in Ho Chi Minh City to ...

The White House Saigon

The White House is one of the newer bars in fashionable Thao Dien area of Saigon’s District 2. American owned, ...

The Lounge at New World Saigon Hotel

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Starbucks Coffee

With four central locations in District 1, this iconic coffee shop aims to bring it’s coffee specialty to Ho Chi ...

Apocalypse Now

Apocalypse Now, or colloquially, Apo, is a Saigon nightlife institution. As one of the oldest nightclubs in town, Apo dates ...

The Saigon Cigar Club

Located on the Lounge Level of Sorae Restaurant on floor 24 of the AB Tower in Saigon, The Saigon Cigar Club features ...

Boudoir Lounge

Boudoir is the perfect setting for light lunch, luscious desserts or evening bouchees. Less of a bar and more of ...

Phatty's

The premier hub in HCMC for Aussie expats, Phatty's serves burgers and pints, and broadcasts the latest rugby matches. With ...

Broma: Not a Bar

Broma Not A Bar provides a comfortable lounge atmosphere and is especially renowned for its beautiful rooftop views and it’s ...

Xu Bar and Lounge

Searching for a high-class, stylish restaurant and bar in the heart of HCMC? Look no further than Xu, which features ...

Rooftop Garden Bar

Rooftop Garden Bar in Rex Hotel Saigon overlooks the heart of the city and evokes memories of times gone by, ...

La Fenetre Soleil

For the best in Vietnamese-Japanese fusion food, La Fenetre Soleil is the place in Saigon. A daytime hangout for Ho ...

Siqar

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Slate - The Bar

Slate - The Bar is the perfect HCMC meeting place for an after-work or pre-dinner drink. Slate takes its name ...

Wine Embassy

One gets a sense that wine is king in this chic centrally located bar. The sommelier can help you choose ...

Cafe RuNam

Set up in an opulent setting where east meets west, Cafê RuNam offers a wide selection of premium drinks and ...

Highlands Coffee

The most successful Vietnamese coffee chain, Highlands Coffee started by packaging out special roasts and grounds before launching their own ...

L'Usine Coffee

A hip, warm space creatively designed down to the last detail, L'usine plates Western favourites accompany your espresso. As a ...

MZ Club

Spend an evening soaking up the electric atmosphere in one of the best live music venues in Ho Chi Minh ...

Häagen - Dazs Cafe

Choose from a plethora of indulgent flavours in chic and stylishly designed spaces to achieve the ultimate ice cream experience ...

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

One of the beverage mainstays of America, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, has come to HCMC. Sip Western style ...

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