Saigon’s developing night scene is true testimony to Vietnam’s rapid development in recent years. Hip and trendy establishments, catering to both the young and the young at heart are spreading throughout Saigon like wildfire. While most of the more well known nightspots are have set up shop within district 1 and district 3, many smaller (but not less ‘happening’) hangouts have also been sprouting out in the other parts of the city. As a tourist, you are recommended to visit the more well-established clubs for safety reasons.
Most of the night clubs charge less than 10USD for entry, which is likely to include one free drink. And contrary to popular beliefs, many of these clubs actually measure up to the best party joints in Bangkok, Singapore, and Hong Kong. So for the most hardcore party animals, here are some of the best places to visit for a wild night out.
26 Ho Huan Nghiep str., Dist. 1, HCMC
+84 938 222 262
You will be hard pressed to find another club as extravagantly furnished as The Velvet. It is of no wonder then, that most of the biggest events Saigon are held right here on its floors. With most of its clientele being celebrities and the upper echelons of society, The Velvet has carved itself a reputation as being the place to be and to be seen. And if that does not count as a good enough reason for you to be here, how about gyrating to Hip Hop, R&B and RAP with the most beautiful people in Saigon? Velvet’s operating hours are from 8:30pm to 1:00am daily. Every Wednesday is Ladies Night, and all Mademoiselles enjoy a cocktail on the house.
4th floor, Parkson Plaza, 35 Bis - 45 Le Thanh Ton str., Dist. 1, HCMC
+848 3659 8569
Bounce is not a large club, but it is one Saigon’s youths favorite hangout places. Many models, young working adults, expats come here for its dynamic media effects, gigantic screens, inspiring lights and top ten music. Ladies’ Night at Bounce is on Thursday, and all girls enjoy free drinks the whole Hiphop night. Moreover, you can enjoy a 1 for 1 on wine bottles every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday, as well as a 2 for 1 offered on Friday and Saturday. Rap and Hiphop fans can look forward to a wild night with DJ Drew on Thursday and Saturday.
5 Nguyen Sieu str., Dist. 1, HCMC
+84 933 998 389
With its illusory decoration style, fabulous laser displays, and impressive DJ mix, the Lavish Bar is also another fantastic place to check out for a night of fun and great music. On Ladies’ Night every Tuesday between 8:30PM to 11:00PM, ladies can enjoy two free drinks such as cocktails, beers and soft drinks. And if your group has four to five ladies, you are offered a free Grey Goose or a 12-year-old Dewar. Shisha, a popular tobacco smoking through a pipe with fruit flavors, is also available in Lavish Bar.