Ho Chi Minh City’s vibrant city streets are equally matched by its colorful nightlife scene. In the city’s small but densely populated Phu Nhuan district alone, you can encounter a varied selection of bars and pubs. Some of them even have their own unique vibe to let you drink, eat, and socialize in a place where you’re most comfortable.
What’s more, their proximity with one another makes them highly accessible if you’ve chosen to stay in one of the district’s many hotels. You can even get great deals by searching for a hotel along one of the area’s main roads, Phan Xich Long Street. Indeed, you can get a comprehensive list of the most popular options through just a simple online search for “hotels near Phan Xich Long” (or “Khách Sạn Phan Xích Long” if you’re a local). But no matter where you decide to stay in Ho Chi Minh City, the following Phu Nhuan bars will definitely be easy to find. Read on to find the area’s best places for a fun night out.
Located at the top of a small building along Duy Tan Street, Hippie Beer is a very cozy place to have a drink. Though they both have indoor and outdoor areas, you’ll want to get a spot outside for a true rooftop bar experience. And if you prefer strong drinks, they also sell liquor with alcohol levels reaching up to 12%. Just be careful when going back down the stairs if you feel like you’ve had too much to drink.
Caribe Coffee & Pub
Paying homage to the popular series of films, Caribe Coffee & Pub is made up to look like the interior of a pirate ship. This isn’t just limited to some old-fashioned wooden paneling and interiors. You can also notice the inspiration in the various pirate-themed decorative pieces. They also have delicious drinks at highly affordable prices, making it a great place to drink if you’re looking to have a wild and fun night.
Bar Cay Dan
Bar Cay Dan along Nguyen Dinh Chinh Street is separated into two different floors. The ground floor functions primarily as a bar, while the upper floor serves as a restaurant. But the thing that makes this place unique is its open-mic sessions. This means that you can take the stage and sing along to your favorite tunes if your nerves are up for it. If your stay happens to coincide with one of those nights, make sure to give this place a try.
Mot Hai Bar
The bar’s name can be literally translated to “One-Two Bar.” This is a reference to the common Vietnamese drinking phrase which translates to “one, two, three, drink!” Since it’s at the ground floor of a 5-star luxury hotel, it might be a bit too posh and pricey if you’re on a tight budget. However, its classy atmosphere makes it a great place for bigger celebrations or if you just want to put a fancy end to your evening.
If you want an exciting option for your night out, you can head to Hoa Lan Street and enter Gbeer Station. This place has most of the elements of a fun night: tasty food, plenty of drinks, and even catchy danceable tunes. At peak times, they even have a DJ to help keep the crowd going. You’ll definitely want to give Gbeer station a shot if you’re looking to end a long day with a wild night out.
You don’t have to go out of your way to visit Ho Chi Minh City’s District 1 just to experience great dining and drinking options. Phu Nhuan has its own great bars and pubs to help you take the edge off after a long day in the city. And since the places we’ve suggested above are in the same small area, they can even make great stops if you want to go on a pub crawl.