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Top 7 amusement places for nightlife in Ho Chi Minh City

Posted By : Threeland Travel / Ho Chi Minh ( Saigon )

Saigon - Pearl of the Far East - is the most vibrant and bustling city in Vietnam. It is a major transport hub connecting with the provinces in the region and an international gateway to the region. The city is constantly moving no matter day or night, the streets are always full of lights and lines of people connecting each other. Downtown in District 1, rooftop bars, gambling establishment or live concert music are the best preference forms of nightlife amusement in Saigon. Just move forward a few kilometers west to District 3, you will absolutely amazed by its rambunctious streets, mouth-watering street foods and fancy vibe while in Saigon nightlife. 

Nightlife in Saigon

Nightlife in Saigon

There are countless options for a good nightlife in Ho Chi Minh City, let's experience with our top 7 guides to the very best of nightlife venues that are most loved by young people!

1. Walking Street Nguyen Hue

Going into operation so far, the pedestrian street never seems cool-off annually. If you can stroll around the streets in the daytime, you can feel nothing until nightlife comes, the bustling atmosphere will make you extremely stir-up. Revealing to you, Walking Nguyen Hue Street is absolutely one of the most appealing places in Saigon that you should not miss it!

The nightly congregations here are well worth a look

The nightly congregations here are well worth a look

Nguyen Hue St is busy every night. At the weekend, the streets that run either side of the strip are closed to traffic – adding to the size of the space and drawing a larger crowd. Because of its large square, spontaneous performing activity often takes place in the evening. Don’t worry about being travelers, all Vietnamese’s inhabitants will welcome you to relish in their activities with warm-hearted and hospitality.

Tu Loi and Mac Thi Buoi St are designed with sprinklers combined with light to make the space sparkling! Not stopping there, there are quite a lot of engaging places for you to explore such as the milk tea street, the entertainment and dining strips

Good to know: Always pay attention to your belongings since they might be the targets of street pickpockets.

2. Western Street/ Bui Vien Street

The reason many people often call this area Western Street because it is frequently occupied by foreign tourists. About 10 years ago, Bui Vien was a normal street but since the pubs and restaurants have grown, this place has gradually become a Saigon entertainment spot for domestic and non-native. 

The bright light of stallholders and the fragrant smoke of street foods will make you starving

The bright light of stallholders and the fragrant smoke of street foods will make you starving

Located in the heart of District 1, surrounded by the major hectic streets such as Pham Ngu Lao, De Tham ... West Bui Vien Street is always renowned for its night-time opening until 2 a.m which lures hundreds of visitors. Just like in Hanoi's Ta Hien street, people often come to Bui Vien to sip a cool beer bottle, immerse themselves in the vibrant atmosphere to dispel the daily fatigue in life. 

If you are a nocturnal lover of buzzed places, surely this will be a reasonable choice for your Saigon nightlife tour as it becomes more crowded and busier than ever. 


3. Zone 87 Complex

If you’re looking forward to finding a place that can have both merriment, gorgeous photos, delectable foodstuffs, and shopping addiction, surely this entertainment complex Zone 87 will make you gratified.  

Zone 87 - the convergence of the cult fashionista

Zone 87 - the convergence of the cult fashionista

The spacious yard in the middle of Zone 87 is the biggest difference in this place from other entertainment and shopping areas. This will be a place for young people to sit, eat, chit-chat and rest after they are tired of shopping. On weekends or events, this yard will become turn into a stage for people to sing and relish in live concert music.
Around this complex is a series of photographic backgrounds, beautiful photobooth corners for teenagers to come and check-in. And yet, periodically, these decorations will be changed to create a new feeling for everyone.

4. Muster at Notre Dame Cathedral

Get into the position of Dong Khoi Street, this place is both a theater and a regular venue for many attractive music and art programs.

Notre Dame Cathedral in Ho Chi Minh at night with light trails

Notre Dame Cathedral in Ho Chi Minh at night with light trails

If the daytime here makes you admire and enjoy the unique architecture, at night, the shimmering lights make the big theater become more sparkling and fanciful than ever. The sidewalks on both sides are full of street coffee, just about 0.7 US dollar for an evening that you can have a cup of iced coffee, milk tea,.. gathering with friends in front of the big theater singing, “slashing wind” or simply watching the busy traffic also brings an extremely interesting feeling. With so many young people, the Opera House has become an ideal place to spend the whole-night in Saigon, especially for weekend nights.

5. Anh Sao pedestrian bridge in District 7

Installed with an LED system in the center of the bridge symbolizing twinkling stars stretching along both sides of the bridge, the Starlight Bridge looks from afar as a striking star strip between the seven-colored rays of light.
Two squares on either side of the river, one simulating the moon and one simulating the sun give the bridge a special meaning as cohesion.

This bridge reminds us of the famous “O Thuoc bridge” with the love of Nguu Lang - Chuc Nu. Perhaps that is why this place becomes a paradise of love.

An ideal place for taking photos of the prosperous city over 300 years old.

An ideal place for taking photos of the prosperous city over 300 years old.

Besides, Starlight Bridge becomes an adored destination for couple-dates. Just holding your buddy’s hand to walk on the shimmering bridge and opening your’s heart is so sweet, isn’t it?

A few notes when passing Anh Sao Bridge:
-You should use Google Map on the way to Bridge, cause this address sometimes make you get lost. 
-The food and drinks here are generally considered delicious and cheap, encouraging you to buy a lot.


6. Chill Skybar - Le Lai

Address: Floor 27 AB Tower, 76A Lê Lai, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
Open: 17:30 - 22:30 daily
Price: 500,000 VND - 1,500,000 VND

Chill Sky is truly a bar worthy of the "must-have-go" list of anyone coming to Saigon because in here, you can embrace the whole city at night. People no longer looked at the Bitexco building from the bottom up, they sat in the same level to admire it because the open space outside was surrounded by thick tempered glass, and the wind was blown cool. The drink is a little bit expensive, but for what you get, it's worth a try. Not only have the new cocktail, but Chill Skybar also has scrumptious dishes made from fresh, carefully selected ingredients.

Let's enjoy a well-deserved cocktail at Chili Skybar

Let's enjoy a well-deserved cocktail at Chili Skybar

Different from other bars in Saigon, Chill Skybar is divided into many different areas such as restaurant area, non-smoking area, cool and airy space for rest and relaxation. This is not only a gathering place for the "elders" of Saigon's playboy but also a place for you to learn the "pleasures" of young people.

7. Ben Thanh Night Market

For those who are culinary-lovers want to get a taste of hawker-style Vietnamese cuisine or simply cool off with a cold drink when the haggles become too much, just cat a sight of Ben Thanh Street Food, you will find them no different from a culinary paradise with more than 60 booths presented extremely attractive and eye-catching dishes.

Crowded Ben Thanh Night Market

Crowded Ben Thanh Night Market

Possessing quite a large area, this food court is divided into many different stalls from traditional stalls to delicious Asian and European dishes with cheap grain prices such as wok-fried noodles, barbecued fish and meats. Not only have the opportunity to enjoy delectable food, but also interesting entertainment activities on the weekend that you should not miss it! 

The above is my suggestion of extreme nightlife venues that have guaranteed to bring you to exhilarating experiences. These locations continue to be updated by us, if you know of any new place please contact us. Ưish you have an intoxicating Saigon nightlife tour with your family and partners!