Hanoi Nightlife | Top 13+ must do and see at night in Hanoi 2023

When the sunset goes down, Hanoi becomes noisier and offers many exciting activities to do and exciting places to go. Visit nightlife in Hanoi. You will never get boring. Recommend by the local guide.
We divide 4 different topics.


1. Relaxing and chilling activities – nightlife in Hanoi

1.1. Wandering around Hoan Kiem Lake and Hanoi Old Quarter

Hoan Kiem Lake is right in the old quarter and very easy to find. You can walk around and explore the city at night. It is not a bad idea. If you visit on the weekend, make sure you do not miss the night market and walking area.

the huc bridge 

Hoan Kiem Lake and The Huc Bridge

1.2. Visit sky 72 Observation Deck

Sky 72 observatory is the most remarkable and attractive place of Keangnam Landmark 72 building. Located on the 72nd floor - the highest building in Hanoi, Sky 72 Observation Deck can help you enjoy a panoramic view of the capital city small with the naked eye or through 3600 binoculars. This is an exciting experience that you should experience at least once.
Location: Pham Hung street - Hanoi.
Time opening: 10:00 am - 23:00 pm
Price from 180.000vnd ~ $8USD/ person


keangnam landmark 72 building hanoi 

Keangnam Landmark 72 building

1.3. Visit Quang Ba night flower market

This is the biggest flower market in the capital. Supply for all the shop and vendors people (you may see the lady with the bicycle on the street in the old quarter) this market not only place for trade or by souvenirs, but it's also a place for taking photos with many colorful flowers.
Address: 236 Au Co street - Tay Ho - Hanoi
Time opening: 23h00 - 06:00 am every day


quang ba night flower market 

Quang Ba night flower market 

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1.4. Drink lemon tea at the corner of St. Joseph's Cathedral

Evening, especially on weekends, many young people in Hanoi like to hang out with friends. Find a place and drinks have some snacks, and chat. St. Joseph's Cathedral is a great place, right in the city center and you can enjoy the beautiful view.

2. Hanoi nightlife tour - Cultural Activities at night in Hanoi

2.1. Tour Hoa Lo prison by night

At the beginning of July 2020, Management Hoa Lo relic introduces a new tour calling "The sacred night". Its combination of sound and light will awaken all emotions and senses of visitors to feel the harshness of the colonial prison regime and admire the resilience and heroic sacrifice of the heroes of Vietnam.

hoa lo prison sacred night glorious vietnamese spirit 

Hoa Lo prison sacred night 

2.2. Join the Hanoi street food tour with a free local tour guide

Hanoi street food tour is very famous. You will have a chance to explore a lot of food such as Pho, bun cha, banh mi, egg coffee, etc. Besides that, walk through a small alley, explore the custom of local people. The tour guide will share many fantastic stories with you about history, food, culture, etc.

hanoi street food tour old quarter 

Visitors enjoying local foods

2.3. Watch the traditional performance

There are plenty of options for visitors, from traditional performance to modern, combining sound and light will give guests an exceptional performance. Here is some advice:
Water puppet show: The unique performance born more than the 10th century ago in the Red River Delta, it a special form of traditional theater art, born from wet-rice culture. The show star every day in the afternoon.
>>>Read more: Timetable and price of the water puppet show
My Village Show – Lang Toi: This is one of the most famous shows performed by professional artists. This show has been performed in many other countries from Asia to Europe, such as France, Germany, Belgium, Hong Kong.
My village show describes the peaceful and charming picture of the northern Vietnamese villages with images of farmers, rice paddies, bamboo, and traditional music.

Address: Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi.
Ticket price: 700.000 – 1.600.000 VND.
Besides that, visitors can enjoy others show such as the Ionah Show, The Quintessence of Tonkin, etc.


my village ticket box 

My village show 

3. Fun & Interact Activities at Night in Hanoi

3.1. Discovery beer street Hanoi old quarter

This is a place all visitors must visit in the evening. There are many kinds of beer, drinks, snacks, etc. The price is not so high for Bia Hoi (draught beer), less than $1USD; you will get two glasses. You can see a lot of people sitting on small plastics chair. Of course, you can join – be like local people, drink, chat and HAVE FUN.

beer street hanoi old quarter 

Beer street in the old quarter

3.2. Shopping at Hanoi night market on the weekend

The market from Hang Ngang to Hang Duong (near Hoan Kiem Lake) is open on weekends from Friday to Sunday (7 pm-midnight) attract many locals and tourists every weekend. There are many kinds of souvenirs you can buy for friends, family or just try a lot of local food at very low prices. And don't forget to bargain for a better price.

hanoi night market 

Hanoi night market

3.3. Play traditional games with locals at the walking street

At the weekends, the whole area surrounds Hoan Kiem Lake is blocked and becomes a Walking Street. All transportations are prohibited.
If you're lucky and arrive on the weekends, make sure not to miss the Walking Street because there're so many activities such as performances, dance from traditional ones to modern ones. Especial, local people are pleased to show you how to play many traditional games here.


 walking street hanoi

Traditional games Kéo Co (tug of war contest) 

4. Hanoi Night Club, Bars, and Pub

Of course, there are many night club, bars around Hanoi. Here are some famous places:

4.1. Hero Club

This is a popular nightclub in Hanoi for both young Vietnamese, foreigners, and many expat people living in the city. This club always gets crowded, especially on weekends.
There are many kinds of music from young people from EDM, hip–hop, R&B….
Hero club near the West Lake, you should get Grab or Taxi from the old quarter.
Location: 42M Yen Phu street, Ba Dinh district, Hanoi
Opening hours: 8 pm – later.


hero bar hanoi 

Hero bar - an idea for young people 

4.2. Binh Minh's Jazz Club

For whoever wants a peaceful and fun night, Binh Minh's Jazz Club is your place!
A legendary nightlife spot in 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.
The club brings an intimate ambiance with warm lighting, cozy seats. It is an ideal place for escaping the bustling of capital.

4.3. Legend beer

It's located right in front of the walking street near Hoan Kiem Lake. You will easy to find it on the third-floor bar name Legend Beer. This is a great place to have an overview of both Hoan Kiem Lake and the night market.
Location: 1-3-5 Dinh Tien Hoang street, Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi
Opening hours: 8:30 am – 11 pm

4.4. Some tips for getting out at night in Hanoi

Explore the nightlife in Hanoi is fun. However, please note some tips:
Don't forget to bring your hotel card, just in case getting lost.
Do not bring valuable things like jewelry, your passport, etc. Vietnam is a safe country, but it still has petty theft.
It is better to go with your friends if you have. Or ask a reliable local travel agent to get more information before visiting.
Keep yourself warm, bring your jacket if you visit in the winter.


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Author Hoan Nguyen

He has over 10 years of experience working in the tourism sector and operator. He has traveled to many places in Vietnam and around the world.

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author hoan
My name is Hoan and I come from Hanoi, with more than 10 years working in the tourism industry (both as a tour guide then tour operator). I am very proud to say that I can give you the best advice for your trip to beautiful Vietnam.

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