Nightlife in Saigon, depending on where you are, means very different things. We have district 1 with rooftop bars, high rolling casinos and smooth jazz bands or District 3 and Pham Ngu Lao’s backpacker street, with stunning street bars, cheap food and a good atmosphere. Surely, Saigon is the place to be when night falls.
1. Enjoyable drinks at Rooftop Bars-Caravelle hotel
Ho Chi Minh City has one of the world’s most impressive rooftop bar collections, especially the ones that still remain its colonial charm like Saigon Saigon Rooftop.
Saigon Saigon Rooftop Bar was opened in 1959 and is an iconic landmark in Ho Chi Minh City as the setting has drawn people from all over the world.
This rooftop Bar’s menu has something for everyone. It offers a gentle gateway into Vietnamese cuisine, but at the same time offers classic bar food.
2. Beer Hoi on Pham Ngu Lao Street
This street drinking scene along the Pham Ngu Lao street is legendary. It is the city’s backpacker hub, welcoming a mix of foreigners and local Vietnamese who want to drink the night away.
If you want to hit the dance floor later in the night, there are several nightclubs, as well as many cheap restaurants if you are running low on energy.
Seventeen Saloon, Go 2 and Crazy Buffalo Nightclub, as well as many smaller pubs known for their cheap drinks and happy hour promotions, are interesting nightlife entertainment spots.
3. Saigon Opera House
Built by the French architect — Eugene Ferret in 1898, the Opera House is located on the center axis of the city, connecting the metro station and the roundabout in front of the Ben Thanh market.
The theater is now a venue for many high-profile and cultural events — the city’s entertainment activities. This magnificent building, certified as a national relic in 2012, remains on top of Ho Chi Minh City’s must-visit.
Opera House is not only used to stage opera, but also a wide range of performing arts including ballet, musical concerts, traditional Vietnamese dance and plays. The performances are advertised around the building and you can find information in the nearby tourist information center operated by the state.
4. Get Lucky at the Casinos
This may not cross your mind the first time you heard about Vietnam, but yes, Ho Chi Minh is equipped with many luxury casinos, one of them is located inside Caravelle Hotel, right in the heart of Saigon.
Vegas E-Gaming Club offers state-of-the-art slot, roulette, baccarat and blackjack machines with frequent mystery jackpot hits. Furthermore, there are daily special events and promotions featured with many free F&B and other free services.