Hanoi – Vietnam’s capital lies in the North of the country and is one of the country’s top tourist hot spots. Nightlife in Hanoi Old Quarter is legendary, partly because of the inexpensive Vietnamese draft beer at Junction. However, you can also find plenty of proper sit-down bars and nightclubs offering a wide range of alcoholic beverages, live bands, and DJs spinning dance tunes until late.
In this article, as the locals, we will provide you some Hanoi Night life tips you must know to make your trip in Hanoi fulfilled and perfect.
The Walking Street
The Walking Street is actually a 7km street that combines of 26 streets located around Hoan Kiem Lake. It only opens on the weekend, from Friday nights to Sunday nights.
You only walk in the Walking street since all kinds of transportation are prohibited. You can enjoy many activities to join traditional games, street art performances or simply walk around and immerse in the atmosphere.
Same with the Walking Street, Hanoi night market is held from 18pm to 23pm every Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights.
The open-air market runs through the Old Quarter, starting from Hang Dao Street to Dong Xuan Market. There are all kinds of products you can find here, from clothes, bags, accessories,… to household items, souvenirs, home decoration.
Water Puppet Theatre
The Water Puppet Theatre is a ” must visit” if you’re travelling in Hanoi for the first time, featuring live music and sketches of local lifestyle. This ancient art form of water puppetry is practiced in many venues throughout Vietnam, but the original – and widely regarded as the best – theatre in town is the Thang Long Puppet Theatre in the Hoan Kiem District.
Ta Hien – Beer Street
You definitely cannot miss traditional Hanoi beers, it’s one of the best. Also called the “International Crossroads”, Ta Hien Street is one of the most popular places for tourists in Hanoi. Always full of people, here sells delicious beers with great price.
The atmosphere here is very busy, housing numerous shophouse with plastic stools with the pint of beer in hand.
Binh Minh’s Jazz Club.
Minh’s Jazz Club is unparalleled as a place to witness the finest musicians in Hanoi. Live music fans will love the dark interior, which leaves all of the attention squarely on the talented performers on stage. Minh himself – widely regarded as the best Vietnamese jazz performer in history – is sometimes here in person, jamming with his immensely talented band, as well as international performers.
The Bank Hanoi
The Bank Hanoi is currently the biggest nightclub in Hanoi, boasting three venues that play different upbeat tunes until late. The nightclub is set on the sixth floor of Hanoi’s Capital Building, where you can enjoy a great view of Hoan Kiem Lake and downtown Hanoi.
The Polite Pub Hanoi
Polite Pub Hanoi is a sports bar that’s fitted with foosball and pool tables, serving a wide range of single malt whiskies, beers, cigars, craft cocktails and wines.
Loud and laid back with plenty of low-cost drinks to be enjoyed over a game of pool at this nightlife venue, although be warned that some of the regulars are pool champions.
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