Ho Chi Minh City, also known as Saigon, is a bustling city in Vietnam and is the country’s largest metropolis. An expansive cityscape, many travellers enjoy getting lost in this urban maze. However, for those on the tight time constraints of a boys weekend, you are going to want to find Ho Chi Minh City’s best bars fast. Here are five of the best bars in Ho Chi Minh City, ranging from trendy cocktail bars, raging nightclubs, local pubs and creative spaces.
Unanimously praised as a great bar to visit, Apocalypse Now first opened in 1991, making it a veteran in Ho Chi Minh City’s nightlife landscape. Offering both bar and nightclub atmospheres, Apocalypse Now hosts wild parties and themed events with live music and DJ sets.
Chill Sky Bar
If you are seeking a view to impress, then Chill Sky Bar is for you. Standing on the 26th and 27th floor of the AB Tower, the Chill Sky bar is an über trendy bar with breathtaking views of Ho Chi Minh CIty. The bar is critically acclaimed, winning the titles of “Best Bartender in Vietnam”, “Best International Leisure Interior” and “Favourite Bars in Asia”.
Home to both a beautiful restaurant and a sophisticated lounge area, taking a date to Xu is sure to gain you points. Delicious small dishes can be ordered to accompany your mouth watering cocktails and the lounge features DJ nights and special events.
Ice Blue Pub
Sometimes you just feel like having a refreshing beer in a great local pub, and Ice Blue Pub is exactly that. A favourite of many locals, this venue is a great place to chill out and enjoy Ho Chi Minh City’s atmosphere.
Saigon Outcast is a unique bar made out of three shipping containers that are creatively stacked in a great open space. Describing themselves as “Creative space, Events, Bar, BBQ, Café”, Saigon Outcast is a great place to visit to see an alternative side to this vibrant city.