Night life in Vietnam
All over Vietnam, you will find so many things to do, see and experience, you may not have enough time to do everything. Vietnam is full of interesting places, where one can easily pass many hours enjoying the entertainment that can be found in Vietnam. The are also a wide range of bars, cafes and clubs all over Vietnam. Hanoi and tourist resorts in Vietnam hava some of the most popular clubs in the country. Whatever type of bar or club you are looking for, you will find it in Vietnam.
Tourist offices in Vietnam publish an annual and monthly of events. Life is lived at its colourful and lively best on the streets of Vietnam, and never stops. Late dinners and early breakfasts; it is never hard to find something to eat and drink, whatever the time. Bar hopping to fashionable venues is now a favorite evening pastime, and discos are now not difficult to find. Some of the older-world watering holes, reminiscent of Paris, are still the most atmospheric, invariably offering live jazz music played by talented young classically trained musicians.
Bars in Ho Chi Minh (Saigon) Modestos Currently one of the more popular bars is "Modestos" which is located on the ground floor of Me Linh Point Tower (next to Renaissance Hotel). It has live music nightly and is particularly popular with the Singaporean community and Vietnamese ‘yuppies’.
Saigon Saigon Bar on the 10 floor of the Delta Caravelle Hotel, has some of the best views of Saigon. Built on a corner you have three different views of HCM. It is the place to meet and tends to receive a fair number of earlier after work drinkers. They also have a live band, which attracts quite a crowd, although it is nothing like back home, the bartender kept insisting that it got better. Great bar. Now with Happy Hour from 4pm to 8pm "Buy one Get one free" on all standard drinks and also Carlsberg beer.
Apocalypse Now Do not go here unless you want a quiet game of pool, before 22:30 as it only really starts to get busy from then on. This is more of a disco come bar with one pool table thrown in. It is very popular at the weekends with expats and locals alike. Good music, inexpensive drinks, and a novel decor have made it famous within Vietnam. They even have another outlet of similar style in Hanoi.
Shark 2000 is the latest addition to the disco scene. One of my friends raved so much about it, that I could not resist. Therefore I offer a word of caution, because it is very easy to forget where we are. This is Vietnam and when the locals rave about somewhere, they are raving on local terms, so do not forget where you are and let your imagination run wild. It is a good disco, and definitely the best I have seen in HCM, but I am surprised the owner, was not a little more imaginative with the decor. Still a great place to dance with all the latest music, and a very good place to mingle. Dance anyone ? Cheers is worth going to see only if you have lots of spare time on your hands, and have seen everything else. It is an unusual type of disco/nightclub/hostess bar. The girls, all dress up in au dai (traditional Vietnamese dress) or other very nice outfits, and do not as far as I know work there.