The nightlife in Mui Ne and Phan Thiet matches their reputation as small, tranquil beach towns on the backpacker trail. Although they lack the metropolitan feeling of all-night clubs, bars, live-music joints and after-hours hotspots you will find in Ho Chi Minh City, Mui Ne and Phan Thiet are by no means dead when the sun goes down.
For a quiet glass of wine with dinner, cozy expat lounge Chasseur Blanc offers a relaxed evening and delicious food. Deja Vu, Mui Ne’s fusion of open air cinema, shisha bar, international restaurant and beachside playground, is great for a night out with your friends. This bar serves a variety of beverages and cuisines, the highlight being their curious homemade concoctions, such as vodka with horseradish or chili!
Head next to Joe’s Cafe, a popular venue with great live music every night. Sit near the street for people watching or retreat to a personal oasis near the ocean, and relax in one of Vietnam’s most popular beach-side locations with a beer or a glass of your favourite cocktail.
If you’re still looking for more, there are a few late night venues that keep the party going. Head over to Mui Ne’s most popular dancing contenders Line Up and Dragon Beach Bar, or chill out at the more relaxed Jibe, a kite-surfing joint by day, with their European DJs and sleepy beats.