Top 8 Best Nightlife in Hanoi – What to Do at Night in Hanoi

Hanoi is a city that always has unique and interesting things, especially at nights that make it different from other cities not only in Vietnam but also in the world. So what is interesting  characteristic creating such a different Hanoi, let’s find out our list of the Top 8 Best Nightlife in Hanoi you’ll find all the interesting options spread out across town, with the best bars, clubs, live music joints and even family fun!

Street Activities in Hanoi Nightlife

The Walking Street – No car no motorbike

Don’t want to stay in one place? We have another option for you: Take a walk on the Walking Street.

The Walking Street – a 7km street  combining of 26 streets is located around Hoan Kiem Lake. It only opens on the weekend, from Friday nights to Sunday nights.

In the Walking Street, you only walk, instead of using all kinds of transportation

Walking along the street, you will see many street unique activities and may join some Vietnamese traditional games. By immersing in the atmosphere or enjoy some street art performance, you will discover so much about Vietnamese culture.

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People joining a traditional game in The Walking Street
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A street performance in Hanoi Old Quarter

To  walk around the walking street in the evening, you must intake the energy , why don’t you try some street food tour ? Of course.

Night Market

Bring some  presents back for  family and friends at home?

No? Then you must go to the Night Market to grab some.

Hanoi Night Market is the same as the walking street in opening time ( from 18pm -23pm, every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night)

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People buying stuffs in Night market

There are many kinds of stuffs you are free to choose, from clothes, bags accessories,… to household items, souvenirs, home decoration.

  • Address: Hang Dao, Hang Ngang, Hang Duong Street.

Bia Hoi Junction – Ta Hien st

A place not to be missed for any first-time visitor to Hanoi, Hoi Nga Beer is considered a quintessential night entertainment spot in Hanoi. Open all day and late at night, the bustling beer paradise is located on the corner of Ta Hien and Luong Ngoc streets in Hanoi’s Old Quarter, where you can see hundreds of people sitting on plastic chairs with half a liter of beer  in hand.

Although the quality of beer here is not compared with that of European, bia hoi is incredibly cheap each tall glass ranges VND 5000 to 8000 VND

Besides serving Bia Hoi, some  stalls also have sold soft drink and imported beer Tiger ( 20,000 VND) in this street. You can also find makeshift stalls selling a variety of snacks such as steamed peanuts, fried tofu, skewered meats, and delicious beef jerky. 

Bia Hoi Junction is great for drinking on a budget as well as experiencing the local culture. You can try this if having a chance to visit here as well as having a memorable experiences there

  • Opening Hours: Daily 11:00 – Late

Water Puppet Theatre in Hanoi

The world famous Thang Long water puppet theater in Hanoi is derived from an art form dating back to the 11th century. The tradition of water puppet theater originates from the flooded rice fields and villagers will entertain by standing underwater to the waist with puppets performing on the water. Using big sticks to support puppets, it appears as if they are moving on the water with puppets hidden behind the screen.

Water Puppet Theatre Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Hanoi with tickets selling out well in advance so it’s worth booking yours as soon as you arrive in town.  You should also pay more to get closer to the action because the theater has a capacity of several hundred people and the puppets are not very big. Modern theater often displays 17 short sketches within an hour. In addition to the general admission fee of VND 100,000, there is also a camera or video fee if you want to take a photo or shoot the show.

  • Opening Hours: Daily 15:00, 16:10, 17:20, 18:30 & 20:00 
  • Address: 57B, Dinh Tien Hoang Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi 
  • Tel: +84 43 824 9494 
  • Price Range: VND 100,000

Vietnam Central Circus

Vietnam Central Circus is an ideal place for a family-friendly day of play, where visitors can enjoy, live performances and simple fair games in a large park in the south of the city. With clowns, acrobatics and animal performances, the Central Circus in Hanoi follows a fairly predictable schedule, but it can be very interesting. Located next to Thien Quang Lake, 10 minutes from Hanoi Old Quarter by taxi.

  • Opening Hours: Tuesday – Sunday 20:00 – 22:00
  • Address: 67 Tran Nhan Tong, Nguyen Du, Hai Ba Trung, Hanoi

Legend Beer Hanoi – Vibrant Bar Overlooking Hanoi Old Quarter

Legend Beer Hanoi occupies the third floor of a building in downtown Hanoi overlooking the bustling traffic. It takes 10 minutes to walk from Hoan Kiem Lake to this bar along Dinh Tien Hoang Street. Tourists often make their way to this bar to relax  after a day of exploring Hanoi. Drinks-wise, it serves lager, dark stout, and wheat beers.

Legend Beer Hanoi Highlights Legend Beer Hanoi brews its own drinks and serves German-style dishes such as pork knuckles and sausages. Therefore ,this is the reason why the price range is slightly more expensive than most bars within the Old Quarter.

The bar opens every day from 11:00 until 23:00, but gets very busy from sunset onwards. Travellers and people who are passionate about photo often come here to shoot the pictures of colorful trail lights from scooters and taxis on the road

So, if you have a chance to come here, remember to bring a camera to capture the interesting images.

The Bank Hanoi

The  Bank Hanoi is currently the biggest nightclub in Hanoi, boasting three places to play different optimistic melodies until late. The night club is located on the sixth floor of Hanoi Capital building, where you can enjoy the view of Hoan Kiem lake and Hanoi city center.

Attracting crowds of locals, foreigners and well-dressed tourists, its music policy includes hip-hop, top 40 hits, lounges, deep houses and house tunes while gearing up. Drinking here is relatively cheap compared to most night clubs in Hanoi. Cocktails range from VND 150,000 to VND 200,000 while Budweiser and Corona cost around VND 120,000.

  • Opening Hours: Daily 20:45 – 00:45 
  • Tel: +84 94 490 3232

Binh Minh’s Jazz Club – Live Music Bar in Hanoi French Quarter

A legendary nightlife spot in Hanoi French Quarter, Binh Minh’s Jazz Club is the place to catch live music performances by some of the finest jazz musicians in the city. It was established back in 1998 by pioneering Vietnamese jazz artist Quyen Van Minh, who has performed across the world. Exuding an intimate yet welcoming ambience, Binh Minh’s Jazz Club features minimal décor, cosy seats, warm lighting, and efficient service while the menu comprises classic cocktails, imported beers, whiskies, and coffee, as well as a selection of western and Vietnamese delicacies.

A legendary night entertainment venue in Hanoi’s French Quarter, Japanese Dawn Jazz Club is the place to watch live music performances by some of the best jazz musicians in the city. It was founded in 1998 by pioneering Vietnamese jazz artist Quyen Van Minh, who performed around the world. Expressing an intimate but friendly atmosphere, Dawn Jazz Club, with minimal décor, cozy seating, warm lighting and efficient service while the menu includes antique cocktails. classic, imported beer, whiskey and coffee, as well as a selection of Western and Vietnamese delicacies.

An ideal place for many visitors to escape the bustling life of city center, in which the live jazz starting between 21:00 and 23:30 every night  will help you relax after a hard working day, moreover drinking here has reasonable price compared to the most bar in Hanoi, starting from VND 65000 onwards.

If you are a fan of Jazz music, this a destination you can consider.

  • Opening Hours: Daily 08:00 – 24:00 
  • Address: 1 Trang Tien Street, French Quarter, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi 
  • Tel: +84 43 942 0400

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