Ho Chi Minh City Nightlife: The Top 6 Best Bars

The vibrant streets of Ho Chi Minh City are home to some of the best nightlife scenes in the country. The people here love to drink and have fun. And as they say, when in Rome do as the Romans do, or in this case, when in Saigon do as the Saigonese do and drink to your heart’s content. After a day of sightseeing, relax and unwind by grabbing a beer at one of the best bars in Ho Chi Minh city.

The Top 6 Best Bars in Ho Chi Minh City


Snuffbox is a speakeasy hidden away in the streets of District 1. One of the first speakeasies in Ho Chi Minh City, the bar opened its door to the public in 2015. The 1920s prohibition-era decor takes you back to the roaring 20s. The bar is famous for its cocktails and wine. Every Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday the bar hosts live music sessions with some of the most talented up-and-coming artists from all over the world.

interiors of snuffbox saigon
Photo courtesy of Snuffbox

Indika Saigon

Tucked away in a nondescript street corner in District 1, Indika is one of the best bars in Ho Chi Minh city. It is also known by its nickname ‘The House of Curiosities’ because of its quirky vintage decor. The bar's location in an old colonial-era house adds to the charm of this bar. Locals and tourists flock here for the ever-changing menu and the variety of events the bar hosts every week.

indika saigon
Photo courtesy of Indika Saigon

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Gin House

For gin lovers, head to Gin House, a bar dedicated to all things gin-related. Their mixologists have perfected the art of making state-of-the-art cocktails. Their masterfully crafted drinks pair perfectly with the variety of dishes. The bar’s vintage prohibition-era style decor gives off a dark mysterious vibe that is perfect for sipping gin-based cocktails.

Photo courtesy of Gin House

Broma not a bar

One of the most popular bars in Ho Chi Minh, Broma not a bar is a 4 story barn in the iconic Nguyen Hue Street. Overlooking the busy street and the Saigon River distance, the bar is a great place to have a drink and let your hair down. One of the best things about Broma is its rooftop area with 360-degree views of the city. The bar is also famous for its daily live music, imported craft beers, and chilled-out vibes.

Photo courtesy of Broma not a bar

T & R Tavern

A small and cramped but popular dive bar, the T & R Tavern is a must-visit in Ho Chi Minh. Located along the Do Quang Dau road, the bar can be a bit difficult to find. But once you step inside you’ll be transported to a different era with its old-school Americana-inspired decor. The drinks here are cheap and their cocktails are impressive. Come here to experience a casual and relaxed atmosphere.

bar decor in t&r tavern
Photo courtesy of T & R Tavern

Malt Bar

Malt Saigon has some of the best craft beers on tap in the city. Besides the beer, the bar also offers amazing cocktails and a variety of delicious finger food to have with your booze. The bar also offers a variety of bar games like shuffleboard and darts. The bar has 2 locations, one in District 1 and the other in District 5.

decor in malt saigon bar
Photo courtesy of Malt

So there you have it, a list of the best bars in Ho Chi Minh city that you should definitely check out when you're in the city. These are just a few of the hundreds of bars across Ho Chi Minh City. There are so many more places you can explore in the city. Reach out to us at BDATrip to help you get the best out of your Vietnam trip. We provide customized tour itineraries, online Vietnam visa services, flight bookings, hotel bookings, and more.

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