Is there a better combination than Saigon and rooftop bars? Panoramic views of one of South East Asia’s most vibrant cities, competitive prices and a huge array of different styles/sounds make the pair seem like a match made in heaven.
From the super-modern EON Heli bar to the charming Saigon Rooftop bar, Saigon’s ever-expanding array of rooftop bars continues to compete with any Asian city when it comes to variety and choice. Read about our top picks to enjoy a drink with a view below:
1. Saigon Saigon Rooftop Bar
Having first opened its doors in 1959, Saigon Saigon is a cultural icon where rooftop bars are concerned.
Get a chance to sample your own serving of rooftop bar history by journeying up to the 9th floor of the Caravelle Saigon. Here you’ll find wood furnishings, fairy lights and an ambiance that harks back to the bar’s humble 50’s origins. We recommend starting your evening out in Ho Chi Minh here to take advantage of the daily happy hour offers.
2. Rex Hotel Rooftop Bar
Rex Hotel Rooftop Bar has recently become something of a rite of passage for those new to Saigon. Sure, it may only be 5 stories high, but the bar offers a supreme rooftop experience despite being one of the lowest addresses on our list – thanks to great views of the People’s Committee Hall and Saigon Opera House.
Two of Saigon’s most iconic buildings and a 20% discount on alcohol purchased between 17:00 and 19:00: the perfect excuse for an early start to your evening!
3. The View Rooftop Bar
As the name suggests, the View rooftop bar comes with visuals that are even more impressive than the bar’s set-up itself. Set across two expansive main sections, the bar incorporates a full blown treehouse dancefloor, extensive seating area and gorgeous 360 views of Saigon’s skyscrapers. Seeing is believing, so what are you waiting for…
4. Eon 51 Heli Bar
Formerly known as Alto, the aptly named EON 51 occupies the 51st floor of the Bitexco Financial Tower and as such has the accolade of being the highest bar in Ho Chi Minh City.
Expect a relaxed atmosphere (accompanied by live bands and acoustic sets) as the evening starts, with the tempo rising courtesy of EON’s in-house DJ’s (plus international guests) spinning late into the night.
5. Breeze Sky Bar
Located atop the historic Hotel Majestic Saigon, the Breeze Sky Bar is one of the oldest bars, in Saigon. The French-influenced bar has been selling first rate cocktails served with views of the Saigon river since 1925, and as such offers a tantalising glimpse of Vietnam’s colonial past and, more importantly, offers a drinks menu without compare in the city! Avoid the crowds by arriving early and enjoy a cocktail or two from the extensive drinks menu in refined tranquility.