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Top bar recommendations from locals

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“The bar with great view - 5 mins from the Studio :) A bit pricey for the drinks though.”
  • 115 locals recommend
Pub
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“Located in the heart of District 1, Bui Vien, Pham Ngu Lao and De Tham are the destinations of dust tourists when visiting the most crowded city of Vietnam, West Saigon is always bustling with visitors from The West Road is not only home to foreigners but also tourists in the country. Here your first impression will be the noisy and bustling with all kinds of languages, all skin color.”
  • 102 locals recommend
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“Bui Vien Street is the main street of the so called ‘backpackers area’ of Ho Chi Minh City. Here you find a wide variety of inexpensive restaurants, bars, souvenir shops and hotels/hostels. While being seated at one of the places you can soak up the local lifestyle and culture. You can shop, dine and party on Bui Vien Street. The total ‘backpackers area’ consist of roughly four streets and some small interconnecting alleys. To have dinner here is very affordable and will cost you around VND 100-200.000 (US$ 4-8), for this amount you will have a decent meal including a drink. The options vary from Vietnamese, Indian, Italian to Chinese and Western. On Bui Vien street you also find many bars that offer drinks with a view of the busy city life. Depending on the location you can have a beer for VND 10.000 to VND 80.000 (US$ 0.5-3). Besides this there are many souvenir shops that sell affordable gifts ranging from paintings, statues to clothing and bags. As this is the heart of the city centre it can easily be reached by foot or taxi and almost all locals in here speak English. It gets busiest from early evening, around 18:00, with the many bars and pubs popular until 02:00 or even later. ”
  • 65 locals recommend
Nightclub
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“One of my most favourite skybar in town with a great view to the city centre.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Bar
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“Nice and quiet place for grouping to have drinks of all kinds. Music will played late in the everning.”
  • 37 locals recommend
Rock Club
“True to its name, there is wonderful live music played and sung by talented and enthusiastic musicians. Our tips: have food elsewhere before coming here for the show (Tuk Tuk across the street serves awesome Thai foods, for example). Drinks are average, remember you come here for the show :)”
  • 41 locals recommend
Café
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“In the middle of the nightclub district. Very busy and vibrant with live music band. Its also known as a meeting place for gay community. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bar
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“Good play to chill with friends, good drink and the views is absolutely gorgeous. ”
  • 39 locals recommend
Brewery
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“In Ho Chi Minh City, Pasteur Street Brewing Company is one of the pioneers in the craft beer scene with a plethora of international beer awards under its belt and a growing reputation throughout the world for their quality brews. The brewery combines American craft brewing techniques with unique Vietnamese ingredients to produce distinct tipples like their passionfruit wheat ale, coffee porter made with coffee from the Da Lat region, and IPAs flavoured with ingredients like jasmine and pomelo.”
  • 39 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“This new emerging bar is gaining wild popularity in Saigon. Imagine Saigon's take of a New York lofty mixology bar in Lower East Side. Tucked on the 3rd floor of an old building and right next to the most famous gay club Republic, it provides a hip and casual setting with delicious drinks for you to start a classy drunk night. So many good drinks there but if you're into whisky I highly suggest their Smokey Bourbon cocktail! 8 mins driving from SuBee and 20 mins walking from SuBee”
  • 27 locals recommend
Beer Garden
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“Great place for beers and food. The young and hip crowd of locals gather here for the fantastic music pumped out by foreign and local DJ's. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Nightclub
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“A ten-minute walk away of the backpacker district of Dong Khoi is Apocalypse Now, a legendary bar with an upstairs nightclub that draws a steady following of backpackers, expats and well-dressed locals. While it isn’t the most sophisticated of clubs, Apocalypse Now still offers a fun night out, with cheap drinks promotions, good mix of pop and trance tunes, as well as plenty of space for dancing and enjoying the evening with a few drinks. Unlike most nightclubs in Saigon, Apocalypse Now stays open until 04:00, making it a great place for when you’re in the mood for that one more drink. Do be aware that Apocalypse Now draws in a fair share of working girls. Opening Hours: Daily 19:00 – 04:00 Address: 2B-C-F Thi Sach Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City Tel: +84 83 825 6124”
  • 17 locals recommend
Café
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“With a prime position above Le Thanh Ton, one of Saigon’s premier shopping streets, this irrepressibly cute tearoom with grandmother’s-parlor décor and tasty cakes and cappuccinos is a huge hit, especially with Japanese tourists.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Nightclub
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“Envy is a theatrical themed nightclub, in the centre of Ho Chi Minh City. This club is a rendezvous of energy, all night partygoers, music lovers and thrill seekers who love to discover the the wildest party spots.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Beer Garden
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“Fantastic place to mix with the locals. Great music with live performance gymnast and dancers.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Public Art
“An alternative events venue, creative space, magical craft beer garden and graffiti paradise. Think skateboarding, workshops, climbing & music.”
  • 25 locals recommend