Hanoi is one of the most popular destinations when foreign tourists first come to Vietnam, with the advantage of being the capital, Hanoi has an ancient appearance, filled with national culture, but equally the vibrant part from the young generation brings dynamic freshness to the city. Nightlife in Hanoi plays an important role in helping people get out of their tiring life. So this entertainment style is like an integral part of the life of the Hanoi people.
Tourists are often overwhelmed by the friendliness, hospitality from the people here, besides, the type of entertainment is also extremely attractive. Here is our suggested list of places to have on your Hanoi nightlife discovering trip.
The ideal place to stroll and enjoy the cool, quiet atmosphere of Hanoi at night
Thanh Nien Road along Hồ Tây (West Lake)
Located between Hồ Tây and Trúc Bạch Lake, Thanh Nien street is one of the most beautiful streets in Hanoi. Coming to this area when it is just dark, you will feel a very peaceful beauty of Hanoi nightlife. When the sky is no longer dazzling but turns to the mysterious black with the cool breeze beside the trees, all create a fresh atmosphere, extremely close to nature. Besides, there are many couples who walk hand in hand after a hard working day to enjoy the moment of the day turns to night, so this road is also known as the “Love road”.
With beautiful road beds, wide sidewalks, and lush green trees all year round, you can stroll around to eat some Hồ Tây cuisine like ice cream, shrimp cakes or choose a small corner by the lake to chat and observe the peaceful and romantic scene.
Hoan Kiem Lake and walking street on weekends
In the evening, it is the busiest time around the lake when the locals go for a jog, exercise. There are also some dancing groups performing on the walking street. This area is an attractive destination for many tourists.
Taking a stroll through the beautifully decorated flower gardens, seeing people painting portraits or watching the glowing Turtle Tower in the lake, observing Ngoc Son temple, The Huc Bridge, But the tower, Nghien tower and Ly Thai To monument are great activities to do at night in Hanoi.
Especially on the weekends, there will be a pedestrian street around Hoan Kiem Lake and some nearby old streets, from 7 pm on Friday to 11.30 pm on Sunday. Coming to the shore of the lake on weekends, you will see how crowded and bustling this area is with people strolling down the walkway, participating in some interesting folk games such as skipping, stilts, playing volleyball, etc.
You also have the opportunity to enjoy street music with groups or artists in many kinds of music.
Finally, after walking around the lake, remember to buy Thuy Ta ice cream right near the lake to enjoy, there are many flavors to choose. Each ice cream sticks cost about 7,000 – 15,000 VND.
Quảng An flower market
After midnight, after exploring Hanoi on the quiet streets, you can drive through Quảng An flower market. Located on Âu Cơ Street, Tây Hồ District, about 10 minutes from the old town, this flower market is crowded with people and cars at night time.
Quang An Flower Market is open 24 hours a day, but it is until 10.00 pm to 7.00 am that is really the time when the flower market is most active. Being immersed in the bustling business atmosphere at the colorful night flower market, taking a few photos is definitely a memorable experience when visiting this market.
The perfect destination for taking photos combining buying souvenirs
Old town night market (Đồng Xuân Hà Nội night market)
The night market represents the cultural life and activities of Hanoi in the past. The Old Quarter Night Market is 1 km long from Hàng Đào to Đông Xuân market. Like Ho Guom walking street, this place is open from 7 pm – 11 pm on 3 days of weekends (Friday to Sunday). You should be there before 7 pm for easier parking, then leisurely enjoy the bustling atmosphere here.
More than 2,000 stalls at the night market offer a variety of accessories, clothes, souvenirs, crafts and culinary rich and attractive. You will be overwhelmed by the richness of cuisine and clothing items as well as souvenirs here. Going downtown through such a nice place like this, you can feel how to bustle nightlife in Hanoi is.
Where to eat, hangout and enjoy the pleasures of Hanoi people
Tạ Hiện Western Street, Hanoi
Some streets are crowded with foreign tourists, most of them are backpackers from different countries, so the locals call them with the simple name “Western Street”. The area is small but the street is a crossroads of many cultures, bustling with many entertainment activities until morning.
This is a place where visitors can discover much traditional beauty, intercultural culture between regions, countries, regardless of rich and poor, skin color, only the fun lasts. The place brings them the feelings like home, and enjoy their nightlife in Hanoi with a cozy welcome.
Ta Hien, a small street in an old town of Hanoi, has long been known as the first destination of most foreign tourists. At night, Hanoi is somewhat quieter, then the excitement in Ta Hien just begins on this sleepless street. The street is more than 200 meters long with many houses still bearing moss. The nightlife in Ta Hien is bustling with beer shops right on the sidewalk. Drinking beer at Ta Hien night, having with drinking food like spring rolls, cheese sticks, roasted peanuts, fried sour spring rolls … has become a unique culture in this street corner.
Tống Duy Tân Street – Culinary street
Visiting this street, a street known as the “night-eating paradise of Hanoi”, you can fill your hungry stomach with a variety of delicious delicacies. Many restaurants and bars in Tong Duy Tan are open around the clock, priced from affordable to expensive. In addition to the delicacies of Hanoi in the past, the menu in the food street is also included many specialties of all 3 regions.
Another great thing if you stay near this neighborhood, you can spend more time eating and enjoying the food because this food court is open all day, never worry about missing food!
Bar clubs to spend your night in Hanoi
Camelia Lounge is considered as the most luxurious bars in Hanoi thanks to the sophistication of the interior, the chandelier, and the bar layout.
Located on the 3rd floor of the Melia Hotel, from here, visitors can observe the bustling scene of the capital at night. Moreover, they can experience drinks with international quality from a professional bartender.
- Address: 44B Lý Thường Kiệt street, Trần Hưng Đạo ward, Hoàn Kiếm district, Hà Nội
Push Bar Club impresses customers with a modern lighting system, luxurious interiors, and a quality sound system. This is truly the entertainment destination for young people because of the hot atmosphere, vibrant sounds and the presence of popular DJs.
- Address: 23M Hai Bà Trưng, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội
The most special feature of The Rooftop is an extremely luxurious space and also full of youthful and dynamic spirit. The Rooftop is also attractive by leading Vietnamese guest singers along with famous DJs.
- Address: Floor 19th Pacific Place, 83B Lý Thường Kiệt, Hà Nội
These are quite prominent places, frequented by many tourists, we are looking forward you to finding out the entertainment place that best suits you in Hanoi nightlife.