Saigon, otherwise known as Ho Chi Minh, has the most diverse range of night entertainment options in the country, and you can enjoy a completely different experience depending on which part of the Ho Chi Minh nightlife you want to explore. From hipster bars and craft beers, to street bars and live jazz, you’ll find something that’s perfect for you, no matter what your musical preference.
To make your decision easier, here are a few places that have earned a reputation as premier nightlife destinations in Ho Chi Minh.
Saigon has a reputation as the city that sky bars built, and Chill Skybar is a popular destination, offering one of the most breathtaking views of downtown Saigon you will ever see.
Located on the 25th floor of the AB Tower, the bar enforces a strict dress code - but a visit is well worth the trouble thanks to the spectacular views.
The bar is well stocked with a fine selection of cocktails and a playlist to suit the luxury feel of its surruondings - but the most important reason to visit is to step outside and have your breath taken away by the stunning views of the city.
If you’re looking for a place to party until the morning, Crazy Buffalo Nightclub Saigon fits the bill perfectly. Located in the bustling Pham Ngu Lao district, it attracts a vibrant crowd of backpackers and young locals, which means that parties usually don’t end until the sun rises.
There’s a wide variety of drinks, including local craft beers, so you can enjoy an authentic taste of Saigon. The club is open 24 hours per day, so you can drop by at any time, although the real party starts after 10 PM.
There’s a huge dancefloor that comes to life each night as resident play a mixture of chart toppers and hidden gems to get almost anyone on their feet. And with the eclectic crowd that call Crazy Buffalo home, you can always expect to make new acquaintances as your evening unfolds.
It’s not all electronic music and bassline drops when it comes to Ho Chi Minh. Vietnam also has a very prominent rock scene, and the Acoustic Bar is a huge part of the genre’s legacy wihin the city. Here you’ll find some of the best cover renditions of such iconic rock legends as Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles or The Doors.
The bar is split into two parts, a bar and a café with plenty of places to sit, but there’s also a dancing area that comes to life in the evenings.
There’s no food, so make sure you’re not hungry before coming, but there are a number of drink options so you’ll have something to choose from.
The place is perfect if you enjoy rock music, and like a more alternative crowd that’s caters for both locals and foreigners. It has a very cool “classic rock” vibe that has a unique Saigon flavour to it, and that makes Acoustic Bar one of the best bars in Ho Chi Minh.