Hochiminh Nightlife – What to do?

Known as the biggest commercial city in Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City offers a dynamic nightlife with a lot of exciting activities. This is also a good chance to experience the locals’ life. Below are some worth places to go at night in this city.


One of the top things to do at night in Ho Chi Minh City is spending time at bars. If you love listening to music and dancing, this is absolutely an ideal place for you. Most of the atmosphere at bars is usually lively as there are many bands playing and singing dance music.

Coming bars, you can also have a chance to get known to more people and make many new friends. There are a lot of locals as well as foreigners attending to bars every night, making exciting and sociable environment.

The bars in Ho Chi Minh City usually have a wide variety of food and drinks such as snacks, beers, wine, spirits, cocktails and mocktails. The price can change based on the kind of food and drink you ordered. For the normal bars, it can cost you from $10 and may be up to $100. Especially, at the bar of 5-star hotels like Sheraton, New World, Park Hyatt drink is much more expensive.

Some famous bars in Ho Chi Minh City are Chill Skybar, and Live Music Bars.


Chillsky Bar


There are some casinos in Ho Chi Minh City which are at several of the best hotels. Casinos in Ho Chi Minh City are not on the scale of Las Vegas, but you can entertain by hitting the roulette table, playing some mah-jong or getting lucky on the slot machines. According to gaming machines and table games, Palazzo Club at Sheraton Saigon is the largest casino in this city. The second one is in the Caravelle Hotel.

Night markets

Your time at night in Ho Chi Minh City will be more interesting with night markets. This is also a great place to experience the locals’ life.

It can be said that most of the things you can imagine are able to be found here. Night markets are ideal places to buy local handicrafts, branded goods, Vietnamese art, clothes, footwear, hats, hair clips, jewelry, and other souvenirs. The prices of the items at night markets are often cheaper than day markets or supermarkets as the sellers pay less for the rent.

There are also a lot of food stalls selling specialties in those markets and you’ll have chance tasting hawker-style Vietnamese cuisine or simply cool off with a cold drink.

Some popular night markets are Ben Thanh Night Market, Ky Hoa Night Market, Minh Phung Night Market, Hanh Dong Tay Night Market, and Ho Thi Ky Night Market.



Ky Hoa night market

Saigon Opera House

The Saigon Opera House is one of the top venues in Ho Chi Minh City for you to enjoy opera and classical music. The building is a beautiful colonial building in the city’s center with a stunning facade of ornate winged statues and curved window frames. It is truly a typical example of French colonial architecture in the city.

Apart from opera, this place is also used for staging a wide range of performing arts including ballet, musical concerts, Vietnamese traditional dance, and plays. Performances are advertised around the building and information can be found in the state-operated tourist information center close by.



Saigon Opera House at night


As night falls, the city becomes young with attractive, fun and interesting activities. With our provided suggestions, we hope you can choose suitable places to spend your time and experience nightlife of Ho Chi Minh City. Most importantly, remember to check whether you need visa to Vietnam or not by choosing your nationality on the searching bar through website More specifically, if you are United Arab Emirates citizens, you can see the exact fee & detailed guide to get Vietnam Visa HERE. 

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