Top 5 nightlife in Hanoi to spend your Friday night out
1. Bia Hoi Junction
You can’t really feel the bustling of the Old Quarter until you spent a few hours soaking up the atmosphere and being able to submerge a few beers at the most famous Beer Hoi (Fresh Beer) spot in Vietnam.
Some shophouses with plastic stools spillin out onto the street, with beers served for only VND 10,000 (less than $1) and street vendors serving steamed peanuts, dried beef , and snacks. Beer is quite weak compared to European standards, but for a comprehensive experience it is quite something. Open all day and late at night.
Bia hoi junction
Address: Ta Hien & Luong Ngoc Quyen street, Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
Hours: 11:00 – Midnight
2. Hanoi Opera House
Hanoi Opera House is one of the most spectacular buildings which is an example of colonial architecture in Vietnam, and relish a night at a traditional dramas or opera live lives long in your heart. The performances are shown all the time, but be sure to check with your tour guide to see if any shows are scheduled during your stay. Advanced reservations are required. Located in the heart of Hanoi’s August Revolution Square, it is worthwhile to appreciate Hanoi Opera House at night, even when there is no scheduled concert.
Hanoi Opera House
Address: 1 Trang Tien – August Revolution Square, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
Hours: Daily 10:00 – 22:00
3. Legend Beer
Legend Beer is a bar on the third floor with a spacious terrace overlooking the city center of Hanoi and Hoan Kiem Lake. There is no better place in Hanoi to enjoy a cold beer and watch the night escape of Hanoi residents. Due to the low level of the terrace, the fervent action of the streets below is almost at a close distance so you can feel part of the city, but still relax at the same time.
Legend Beer brews his own drinks, with wheat beer, lager and dark beer available in a number of sizes. They also have a rich menu of German-style dishes such as pork and sausages.
Address: 1 Dinh Tien Hoang, Hang Trong, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
Hours: Daily 10:00 – Midnight
4. Binh Minh’s Jazz Club
Minh Doan Jazz Club is a great place to witness the best musicians in Hanoi. Live music fans will love the dark interior, which makes people pay attention directly on talented performers on stage. Minh himself – considered the best jazz performer in history – is sometimes here, interfering with his extremely talented band, as well as international artists. Drinks are not cheap, but when you consider the quality of live entertainment, the price will be fairer.
Binh Minh’s Jazz Club
Address: 1 Trang Tien, Phan Chu Trinh, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
Hours: Daily 08:00 – 24:00
5. Water Puppet Theatre
Water puppet theater is a must-see place if you first travel in Hanoi, live music and sketches of local lifestyles. This ancient form of water puppet art has a long but original association – and is considered the best theater in town as the Thang Long Puppet Theater in Hoan Kiem district.
Puppets dance and slide gracefully on the water, depicting stories of ancient myths and folklore that are easy to grasp for foreign visitors. Held every night from 15:00 onwards, advance bookings are highly recommended, especially on weekends.
Water Puppet Theatre
Address: 57B Dinh Tien Hoang, Hang Bac, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
Hours: Daily 15:00, 16:10, 17:20, 18:30, 20:00.