6 Best Ideas to Discover the Bustling Nightlife in Nha Trang, Vietnam

Night Activities in Nha Trang

Rachel Tran
Rachel Tran | Published: February 5, 2020

Nha Trang City, the precious pearl of Vietnam South Central Coast, has long been well-known for the magnificent sandy beaches as well as the world-class resorts that attract many domestic and international tourists. Besides, this city is also called “the sleepless city” because of the busy nightlife in Nha Trang. When the sun goes down, it is the time the city lights up with lively colorful streets and a hustle and bustle of people. In our journey today, we will take you to experience the wonderful nightlife in Nha Trang and hope that you will be satisfied with it.
Be it the night markets or the clubs and bars, there are endless things to do in Nha Trang at night to make your trip more enjoyable.

1. Nha Trang Night Market

Nha Trang night market
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Nha Trang Night Market is the first stopover in the nightlife trip in Nha Trang. Going to this market, you will have an opportunity not only to find a variety of products but also to know more about the local culture of Khanh Hoa as well as South Central Vietnam.

When visiting the night market, you will have a feeling of immersion in the familiar features of Vietnamese countryside like the kiosks with thatched roofs, horse carriages,  coconut mattings, wooden chairs, earthenware and so on. This is simply a market for purchasing goods where you can find a variety of food, clothes, handicrafts and souvenirs which appear in a huge selection for brands, labels, styles and prices. 

After a walk in the 140-meter street along the market, you had better drop in a street food stall and enjoy the mouth-watering dishes with affordable prices that you cannot find anywhere else in Nha Trang. The souvenir shops or grocery stores there are always available for you to buy some popular souvenirs of Nha Trang such as pearls, small sculptures, local handicrafts, photographs and postcards.

2. Night Squid Fishing

Night Squid Fishing - Nightlife in Nha Trang
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The still of the night is a good chance for you to explore Nha Trang sea. After the last sunlight reflects on the sky, coming to the fishing port, you can find many local fishing boats for taking part in the night fishing trip. It costs you a certain amount of money to try this experience, but it is worth the money you had to pay. The activity as a fisherman, talking to them and knowing more about their life as well as the local custom are extremely intriguing experiences that you cannot forget in your journey to Nha Trang. 

It would be flawed if traveling to Nha Trang in the evening without feeling the night sea. Walking in the sand, listening to the whisper of the waves and enjoying the taste of the sea will help you to unwind and escape from the worry of daily life. Unlike the hot and bustle day, Nha Trang beach after the sunset has its own beauty and tranquility. Having finished the trip on the sea, you can enjoy the grilled squids you have caught as well as a small barbeque party in the cool air of the beach at night, which leaves the long-lasting impression on your mind about the nightlife in Nha Trang.

3. Visiting Nha Trang Mountain Church

Nha Trang Mountain Church

Nha Trang Mountain Church, also called King Christian Church or Nha Trang Stone Church, which was built by the French in 1928, is typical for the architectural style of a Catholic cathedral. The design of the church is quite similar to the Stone Church in Sapa, another famous destination in the North of Vietnam. Overall, the church has a sound layout with small cubes of rock rising to the blue sky. The church has a large dome and the rose-shaped windows in gothic architecture, making it become a mark in the heart of the city.

The mixture of the color grams and lights used in the church make the atmosphere inside and outside more majestic and mysterious. The glimmer of light from the church at night, in combination with the arched doorways, pointing straight to the sky like an arrow shape contributing to the beauty and the harmony of the church. In both day and night, this is an ideal place for visitors and photographers to take excellent photos memorizing them about this city.

4. Drinking Craft Beers and Enjoy Local Food at Night

After an interesting evening trip, your empty stomach for sure is urging you to drop in a food stall and grab a bite. Don’t hesitate to try these following delicious specialties in Nha Trang.

4.1. Craft Beers

Drink caft beers in Nha trang at night

Breweries are no longer strange for tourists when coming to big cities like Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. However, craft beers in Nha Trang have it own attraction that will immediately impress any person for the first experience. Nha Trang breweries are infused from the well-selected ingredients such as malts of Australia, seasonal hops of New Zealand as well as the local fruits and spices to create the best tastes matching the vibes. 

Dark lager, red ale and wheat beer are available for those who enjoy the basic and familiar tastes. The more festive flavors are contained in the seasonal beers that are handcrafted by the skillful brew masters. What could be more thrilling than sitting in a pub, enjoying a cup of craft beer and seeing the colorful streets outside!

4.2. Jellyfish Noodles:

Jellyfish Noodles in Nha trang
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This is one of the must-to-eat dishes for you when travelling to Nha Trang and you cannot find the similar taste anywhere. In spite of many kinds of seafood noodles in other cities, Nha Trang jellyfish noodles are unique due to the ingredients and the way it is cooked. Thanks to the fresh seafood, this specialty is so tasty that you may immediately say “This is exactly the taste of the sea!”.

The jellyfish that has crunchy texture must be caught off-shore, not the spiny itchy jellyfish that is often encountered near the seashore. The broth is not made from pork or beef bones, but from a type of boneless fish that gives absolutely sweet flavor. In addition to jellyfish as the main ingredient, you will also enjoy the famous fried fish in the coastal city of Nha Trang.

4.3. Grilled Sausage:

Grilled Sausage to eat during nightlife in Nha Trang

Nha Trang grilled sausage is surely a popular dish which is easily found in many food stalls in Vietnam. However, to enjoy the full flavor of grilled sausage, you had better try it in the place where it comes from. Ninh Hoa grilled sausage is a well-known brand name with its own recipe, attracting a lot of food lovers in Nha Trang.

Grilled sausage is made from ground pork with a certain rate between the lean and fat meat. It is added spices, formed into pieces and grilled in a charcoal brazier. This dish is served with raw vegetables, mangos, noodles, all the things wrapped in a rice paper and dipped in dipping sauce, which is diluted with a special recipe. All the flavors swirl in your mouth in a perfect roll, which certainly pleases any gourmets.

4.4. Lac Canh Grilled Beef:

Lac Canh Grilled Beef

Beside grilled sausage, Lac Canh grilled beef is the next dish that you should have a try in Nha Trang. The grilled beef is a famous Nha Trang specialty with a history of about 40 years in this land. The taste of this dish is so attractive that people consider coming to Nha Trang without eating Lac Canh grilled beef as a pity. 

The beef dish here is particularly delicious thanks to the typical recipe of the restaurant: beef is marinated with honey and 10 special spices of the restaurant then grilled on the red charcoal until the meat is cooked evenly. You will have a chance to grill the beef on your own discretion and then enjoy the specialty with lettuce, cucumber, tomatoes, onions, and cilantro sauce with salt and lime chili seeds. 

6. Watching a Show at Nha Trang Water Puppet Theatre

Watch a show at Water Puppet Theatre in Nha Trang
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Location: Tran Phu Cultural House at 46 Tran Phu Street, Nha Trang

Opening hours: 4 P.M to 8:45 P.M

Ticket price: 100,000 VND/child, 150,000 VND/adult

Tel: +84 58 352 7828

Considered one of the most traditional activities at nighttime in Nha Trang, watching a show at the Nha Trang Water Puppet Theatre brings to tourists, especially the foreginers, a general view about daily life of Vietnamese farmers through traditional music, colorful puppets, and light shows.

Performances often run for approximately 45 minutes, covering 15 scenes, namely frog-catching, fishing, rice planting and children’s games. The activity is ideal for those keen on immersing themselves in local life.

6. Having Fun at Bars and Clubs

Bars and Clubs - Nha Trang Sailing Club
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Exploring Nha Trang nightlife might be a shortcoming without going to Nha Trang bars and clubs, where you can find the sleepless atmosphere of the youngsters as well as the dynamic city. To admire the entire night in Nha Trang, you can come to Tran Phu Street, where plenty of bars and clubs are welcoming you to come.

6.1. Nha Trang Sailing Club 

Location: 72 – 74 Tran Phu Street, Nha Trang

Opening hours: 7.30 – 2.30 daily

Atmosphere: The space and interior of the club is a bit like the bars of the Mediterranean coast blending with Asian charm. Sailing Club is like an open space using music to bring together people you have never known, where you can immerse yourself in that vibrant atmosphere to forget the daily stress, fatigue, and have fun moments here.

Highlights: The club focuses a lot of diverse services such as restaurants, bars and a vibrant club attracting a large number of young people. When the sun goes down, the Sailing Club puts on a shimmering and fanciful look. The late night is the time for you to dance and swing with exciting tunes and EDM tracks from the multi-talented hands of famous DJs.

6.2. Skylight Skydeck & Rooftop Beach Club 

Location: 38 Tran Phu Street, Nha Trang

Opening hours: 9.00 – 14.00 and 16.30 – 00.00 daily

Atmosphere: Skylight Skydeck & Rooftop Beach Club is one of the four main parts of Best Wester Premier Havana Nha Trang, the biggest hotel in Nha Trang. It is designed in a modern Latin style, in combination with Skydeck 360, Skywalk and Light House to become a perfect destination to enjoy Nha Trang nightlife. 

Highlights: Located in the 43th-45th floors, Skylight Skydeck & Rooftop Beach Club  is an ideal place for you to enjoy the nightlife of the young and at the same time, admire the shimmering lights of Nha Trang city at night from above. Here you can recharge your batteries with the hectic performance of the leading singers and DJs in the music parties.

6.3. Yasaka 008 Club Nha Trang

Location: 18 Tran Phu Street, Nha Trang

Opening hours: 18.30 – 1.30 daily

Atmosphere: Owning a prime location in the heart of Nha Trang city, Yasaka 008 Club with the extremely flashy appearance has attracted all eyes of those who walk on Tran Phu Street. The outer space is also decorated with many flashing lights around the tree, quite romantic for those who like to watch the night street.

Highlights: Though there are many vibrant bars and clubs on Tran Phu Street, Yasaka 008 Club still has their own attraction that makes it different from the others. In the improvised arrangement of the numerous letters and numbers, the name Yasaka stands out in the pink light of the large-sized signboard. The furniture inside is arranged subtly and meticulously, especially the eye-catching colorful ceiling lights.

6.4. Lunar Lounge

Location: Nha Trang Center Tower, 20 Tran Phu Street, Nha Trang

Opening hours: 13.00 – 1.00 daily

Atmosphere: Along with the different styles of the bars in Tran Phu Street, Lunar Lounge makes it unique with the mid-century modern furniture and a large pool on the fourth floor of the building. This is a fascinating place where you can enjoy the food, music and the vibrant Nha Trang beach at night.

Highlights: Lunar Lounge provides you with the natural light of the sky and fully reflection on the beautiful view of the coastal city. Inside the bar are excellent entertainment services with a modern kitchen space surrounded by transparent glass, and you will be truly satisfied when seeing how the dishes prepared from the talented hands professional chefs, bringing new experiences to the culinary world by the creativity from decoration to taste.

6.5. Z Club (Zima Club)

Location: Complex 4 Seasons, Tran Phu Street, Nha Trang

Opening hours: 20.00 – 3.00 daily

Atmosphere: Zima Club, with a typical Russian name, is a place where you can experience the culture and custom of Russia from the architecture, music and cuisine. This place is not only an entertainment club but also a warm space, a convergence of many interesting things from culture, people, life, and new and exciting moments.

Highlights: Zima Club is located in a basement with a depth of up to six meters and has two floors with a capacity of more than 500 guests. The club has special shows with famous artists from Russia, adding new and interesting breeze to this playground. Zima Club, in addition to providing guests with relaxing moments, is also a small space to introduce a little of Russian cuisine, when you will have the opportunity to taste common delicacies in accordance with traditional Russian flavor.

6.6. The Rabbit Hole

Location: B1 Tran Phu Street, Nha Trang

Opening hours: 21.00 – 03.00 every Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Atmosphere: Taking the inspiration from the famous film “Alice in Wonderland”, The Rabbit Hole brings a very different appearance in comparison with the nearby bars and club in Nha Trang. The decoration here follows the surrealism of Alice’s adventure, which brings you the feeling as getting lost in the wonderland.

Highlights: The Rabbit Hole is located underground at Story Beach, the largest beach on Tran Phu Street. The interior furniture is designed with a simple structure of copper pipes and bricked walls, then augmented by fluorescent colors, transparent floors and unusual lighting designs. This seems to be a little bit crazy but a really amazing atmosphere created by the various styles of music from all over the world. 

Exploring a young and lively city like Nha Trang is no more interesting when you forget to experience the nightlife here. We hope that the above details can be helpful for you plan to Nha Trang in the near future. Don’t forget to share with us your feelings as well as wonderful moments there!

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