Bars and clubs might be the best destinations at night to get away from stress and tiredness. But where to go? Which bar is the best in Saigon? Let’s check out this following list of best clubs and bars in Ho Chi Minh City.
I. 10 Best Bars in Ho Chi Minh City
1. Chill Skybar
Chill Skybar is not a strange name to anyone who likes going to bars and clubs in Saigon. The rooftop bar is located on the 26th floor, attracting a lively crowd every night. At 05:30 pm, the bar starts playing down tempo, chill-out music and livening things up around 10 pm with hip hop and dance music. As the top bar in Saigon, its drinks are very expensive, about USD 20 for a cocktail. However, it is always crowded and noisy as the tourists come for the cool vibe, great views and take photographs.
Location: AB Tower, 26th Floor, 76A Le Lai Street, Ben Thanh, District 1, Ho Chi Minh
Opening hours: 5:30 pm to 2:00 am
Price: VND 200.000 – VND 550.000
2. The View Rooftop Bar
This place is the most suitable bar in Saigon for those who are traveling with a modest budget. The price is quite cheap, starts from just VND 30.000 for a beer. Although located in crowded in Bui Vien Street, the place is not too noisy. It is best to escape the heat and hustle of the backpackers’ area in Bui Vien without leaving the street. You can enjoy watching crowds mingle below while drinking a cocktail or just enjoy the lovely lantern-lit ambiance at night.
Location: 195 Bui Vien Street, Pham Ngu Lao, District 1, Ho Chi Minh
Opening hours: 10:00 am to 01:00 am
Price: VND 35.000 – VND 300.000
3. The Deck Saigon
The Deck Saigon is a classy restaurant and bar located in the riverside. It is a top dining choice for locals and travelers. Customers may love the restaurants’ excellent pan-Asian cuisine in a romantic atmosphere and scenic locale. The Deck Saigon offers various dishes that even satisfy vegetarians. Some highly recommended dishes you should try are marinated tuna spring rolls, miso-marinated black cod, sautéed Chinese vegetables with udon noodles.
Location: 38 Nguyen U Di Street, District 2, Ho Chi Minh
Opening hours: 08:00 am to 11:00 pm
Price: VND 100.000 – VND 400.000
4. SKYXX Garden & Lounge
SKYXX is a luxurious club designed in a classic European architectural style and warm tones. The Lounge is divided into 2 parts. If you want to stay in a bustling atmosphere with professional dancers and DJs, you can sit inside. And the outdoor space is completely different, more peaceful and romantic with an amazing view from above. Located in the center of District 1, the price for meals and drinks is quite high but the service and food are worth your money.
Location: Deutsches Haus Building, 20th Floor, 33 Le Duan Street, Ho Chi Minh
Opening hours: 05:00 pm to 02:00 am
Price: VND 300.000 – VND 1.000.000
5. Saigon Saigon Rooftop Bar
Located on the 9th floor, Saigon Saigon Rooftop Bar is one of the oldest bars in Saigon. It is also famous for its view where customers can see many famous sites from the bar like Lam Son Square, Saigon Opera House, Notre Dame Cathedral and the People’s Committee Hall. The bar provides customers private and romantic atmosphere with fairy lights, small tables, plenty of foliage and Latino style lounge music performances. The menu has a wide range of western favorites such as best steaks and burgers.
Location: 19 Cong Truong Lam Son, District 1, Ho Chi Minh
Opening hours: 11:00 am to 01:00 am
Price: VND 200.000 – VND 1.100.000
6. Game On – Saigon Sports Pub
Different from other bars in Saigon, Game On is the most popular sports bars for expats. The first floor is a lounge space with nice natural light and two big tables, while the second floor is the main bar with many sports action and a nice little balcony which overlooks the street with pretty good views. The food is a notch and you should try their chicken wings which is the best in Ho Chi Minh. The beer menu is well-priced, starts at VND 35.000. It is now doing a great job at its claim “Bringing Live & Loud Sports to Saigon”.
Location: 81 – 83 Nguyen Cong Tru Street, Nguyen Thai Binh, District 1, Ho Chi Minh
Opening hours: 04:00 pm to 00:00 am
Price: VND 35.000 – VND 150.000
7. Eon Heli Bar
Located on the top of Bitexco Financial Tower – one of the highest buildings in Ho Chi Minh, you may feel like you are now on top of the world. It is well known for a nice venue to have a drink and see the sunset, especially on weekdays. The bar comes to life with the best local and international DJ spinning house, hip-hop tunes. For the spectacular view of the city by night, the bar’s drink rate is quite reasonable, about VND 200.000 for one drink. The best time to visit the bar maybe around 8 pm to 9 pm when the ambiance is wonderful with low and soothing music. In late night, the music is much louder and participants sing and dance a lot.
Location: 52nd Floor, Bitexco Tower Building, Hai Trieu, District 1, Ho Chi Minh
Tel: 10:30 am to 01:00 am
Opening hours: 02862918752
Price: VND 200.000 – VND 550.000
8. Indika Saigon
Indika Saigon, or so-called House of Curiosity, lies at an old wooden French-style house in District 1. It is a popular destination of not only Vietnamese but also foreigner for its musical events at night and delicious meals. To satisfy its customers, Indika often changes its menu and adds more unique dishes. Moreover, the inside space is especially suitable for group meetings or getaways from hustle and bustle life in Ho Chi Minh. The price is cheap in comparison to other bars and restaurants (only VND 30.000 for a beer).
Location: 43 Nguyen Van Giai Street, Da Kao, District 1, Ho Chi Minh
Opening hours: 04:00 pm to 00:00 am
Price: VND 30.000 – VND 100.000
9. Firkin Bar
Hidden behind a tiny entrance and up a narrow stairway, you may think of gloomy feelings. But no, these feelings will quickly disappear when you open the door to see the sophisticated classical bar. The bar gives the customers the warm feelings with its wooden textures, low music, dim lighting, and comfy seats. You may be surprised with its large collection of more than 400 different bottles from many countries. There is also a wide variety of bar foods to accompany your spirit concoction, especially scotch eggs. The price is a little bit expensive but worth your try.
Location: 20 Mac Thi Buoi Street, Ben Nghe, District 1, Ho Chi Minh
Opening hours: 05:00 pm to 02:00 am
Price: VND 150.000 – VND 8.000.000
10. Broma Not A Bar
Broma Not A Bar has a large space with 4 floors in a building in Nguyen Hue Street. It has a unique rooftop area where you are able to look over Nguyen Hue Street and the Saigon River. Broma is an ideal relaxing spot and unwind after work with various types of beer imported from other countries. When Ho Chi Minh City has festivals, you even can enjoy the fireworks from the bar’s rooftop. The live music plays all throughout the weekdays and weekends, and the bar sometimes holds some events following customers’ requirements. It will surely make you come back time and time again with its mellow and seductive atmosphere.
Location: 41 Nguyen Hue Street, Ben Nghe, District 1, Ho Chi Minh
Opening hours: 05:30 pm to 02:30 am
Price: VND 100.000 – VND 440.000
Hidden Bars in Saigon
II. 7 Hidden Bars in Saigon
Nestled in old apartment buildings and narrow alleys, the unexpected location of these bars has a magnetic attraction to the customers with its elegant design to alluring cocktails. Here comes our best recommendation for the best hidden bars in Saigon.
Alley50 could be listed as the best weekend hanging-out hidden bar. It is an ideal place to chill out with your favorite people, enjoy the cozy music and extravagant jungle décor, enrich your taste with special food and cocktail menu. Its signature cocktails start at VND 240.000 and you can get a 50% OFF for your food and drinks in happy hours from 5 pm to 8:30 pm.
Address: 49 Mac Thi Buoi street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
2. Corked Tales
Located on M Floor of the CJ Building, you need to get upstairs to find the Corked Tales. Its decoration is inspired by the forest so customers feel closer to nature. There are 6 signature cocktails based on the 5 elements and the metal. The food is very creative and tasty. The price starts from VND 220.000 and happy hours for discount last from 5 pm to 8 pm.
Address: 6 Le Thanh Ton street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
3. The Alley
As its name reveals, the bar is located in a small alley on Pasteur Street, right next to Liberty Central. Behind the main door is a wide selection of hundred bottles of alcohols. The happy hour is until 8 pm and the discount is on selected drinks. Sometimes, the bar invites live bands performing too.
Address: 63/1 Pasteur Street, Ho Chi Minh City
4. Iron Bank
Located on the 1st floor of an old apartment, the Iron Bank has not too large space so it makes you feel very cozy. It has a large selection of signature cocktails with many flavors to choose from (sour, sweet, bitter, or spicy), and the bases include gin, whiskey, rum, local wine, etc… Cocktails vary from VND 145.000 to VND 175.000.
Address: 47 Ton That Dam Street, Ho Chi Minh City
Hidden away in a nondescript building in District 1, the Snuffbox gives you the music genres that you would have been heard in 1920’s America. Its décor does a good job to bring the clandestine atmosphere of the illegal prohibition period bars. More than just an interesting theme, it has a well-crafted list of signature and classic cocktails. The price is a little bit expensive, around VND 500.000 to VND 1.000.000/ person.
Address: 14 Ton That Dam Street
6. Rabbit Hole
Rabbit Hole is an underground cocktail bar that its concept refers to the Independence Palace story. The bar doesn’t serve any food but has great drinks which start from VND 200.000. It will be a miss if you don’t taste the Mad Hatter, a gin-based long drink while enjoying groovy house music.
Address: 138 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia, Ho Chi Minh City
7. Gin House
If you are looking for the best gin cocktails in town, Gin House is the place to go. Not too far from the famous backpacker street Bui Vien, the bar offers excellent cocktails with experimented bartenders. And, if you smoke, there is a place inside for you. All drinks are discounted 50% in happy hours (5 pm to 8 pm).
Address: 28/3A Ton Nhat Tung street, Ho Chi Minh City
Did you choose one as your favorite bar to go to? Let’s go with your friends and enjoy the night. For any questions about these bars, please comment below.