Best Bars in Ho Chi Minh City 2018 - Boozez

Best Bars in Ho Chi Minh City 2018

Infamous for its crazy traffic, that’s not just what Vietnam is all about! The next up and rising holiday destination in South East Asia, Vietnam is so much more than its Pho, Banh Mi and motorbikes! A treasure trove waiting to be explored, head into Ho Chi Minh City which was formally known as Saigon but was renamed after revolutionary leader Ho Chi Minh. If you are looking for watering holes in Ho Chi Minh, look no further because here is Boozez’s list of Best Bars in Ho Chi Minh!

best bars in Ho Chi Minh

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Here is our list of the best bars in Ho Chi Minh City!

Eon Heli Bar

eon heli bar

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What is a trip without a visit to a rooftop bar? Located on the 52nd floor of Bitexco Financial Tower in District 1, Eon Heli Bar is Ho Chi Minh City’s top rooftop bar. Enjoy a stunning bird eye’s view of the city from Eon Heli Bar. An added bonus here is that there’s live music from a band that goes on every night! Alcohol, live music and a view to die for, a killer combination that will never fail! Heading to Eon Heli Bar is also a hack because you pay for a cocktail to enjoy the view here instead of paying for your entrance fee into the observation deck.

Level 52, Bitexco Financial Tower, 2, Hải Trieu, District 1, Thành Pho, Ho Chí Minh, Vietnam


Glow Sky Bar

glow sky bar

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Glow Sky Bar offers a beautiful panoramic view of Ho Chi Minh City from its premises. One of the hippest bars around, Glow Sky bar has a DJ line up that is pretty impressive so party up a storm at Glow while admiring the stunning view. Go earlier for their happy hour offers so that you are able to get drinks at cheaper prices before the night begins!

93 Nguyễn Du, Ben Nghé, District 1, Ho Chí Minh, Vietnam


Pasteur Street Brewing Company

pasteur street brewing company

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Vietnam’s very own microbrewery, Pasteur has been very successful, earning many accolades at brewing competitions. It uses fresh Vietnamese ingredients in its brews, coming up with many interesting and great beers which can be found at its taproom tucked away in an alley in Ho Chi Minh City. Try out their pomelo IPA for some refreshing goodness and check out their award-winning brew, the Burnin’ Down the House Double IPA as well! The El Vietnamo chocolate stout made with local chilis is one not to miss as well. The beers definitely take the spotlight here.

144 Pasteur, Ben Nghé, District 1, Ho Chí Minh, Vietnam

29 Thao Dien, District 2, Ho Chí Minh, Vietnam

47D Hoa Lan, Phu Nhuan, Ho Chí Minh, Vietnam


The First Bar

the first bar

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The First Bar was made for whisky lovers due to the extensive range of whiskies that it carries here. Fret not, the First Bar also carries other spirits, beers and cocktails. Enjoy the sophisticated and simple ambience here at the First Bar. Another highlight here would be the Japanese dishes, affordable, the dishes definitely make your money’s worth with their amazing taste.

23 Đường Huỳnh Thúc Kháng, Ben Nghé, Ho Chí Minh, Vietnam


Indika Saigon

indika saigon

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The House of Curiosity, Indika Saigon is a getaway during a getaway. Its line-up of local and foreign musicians is impressive and the live music never fails. The ambience here is quirky, hippy and great for a night out and the beer and food here is pretty awesome too, no wonder it is one of the best bars in Ho Chi Minh.

43 Nguyễn Văn Giai, Đa Kao, Ho Chí Minh, Vietnam


Snuffbox Lounge

snuffbox lounge

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One of the pioneering speakeasies in Vietnam, Snuffbox lounge is one of the more luxurious and upmarket bars in Ho Chi Minh City. Tucked away in a dark apartment building, Snuffbox features a 1920s deco theme. They switch their music up pretty often, with jazz on Tuesdays and Thursdays but dub and EDM on the other days.

14 Tôn That Đạm, Phường Nguyễn Thái Bìn, District 1, Ho Chí Minh, Vietnam


2 Lam Son

2 lam son

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2 Lam Son, also known as the Martini Bar, is a luxurious bar located in Park Hyatt. Its wooden interior screams sleek and elegant and enjoy the ambience here as you sip on their signature cocktails. With a fabulous happy hour deal that consists of drinks at 51% off, 2 Lam Son is the perfect place to be! Don’t forget to catch their resident DJ who mixes up brilliant tunes for you to groove to.

2 Lam Son Square, Park Hyatt Saigon, Ben Nghé, District 1, Ho Chí Minh, Vietnam


Urban Kitchen + Bar

urban kitchen + bar

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Last but not least on our list of the Best Bars in Ho Chi Minh is Urban Kitchen + Bar. With its industrial chic themed interior, Urban Kitchen + Bar is the hottest place to be. Serving up a gastronomical storm alongside its drinks, it will be a treat for your tongue and stomach here because they take both their food and drinks very seriously. Come here on the weekends to party because there’s a DJ spinning tunes but stick to the weekdays if you want a cosy and quiet feel.

18 Ngô Văn Năm, Ben Nghé, District 1, Ho Chí Minh, Vietnam

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