Hanoi is charming, and so is Hanoi nightlife. Hanoi is always crowded and tirelessness in the day. If we have a Hanoi with so many activities during the day, the people tend to think of a silent, peaceful and sleepy Hanoi at night. But no! Hanoi does not sleep at night - another amazing Hanoi nightlife will definitely amaze you, believe me. A lot of people in this antique city are sleeping during the daytime to prepare for the nightlife.

The nightlife activities in Hanoi will only take place and become so interesting during the night so that travelers especially foreigners can take part in. Therefore, today's list will be about the top 10 nightlife locations where you and your friends can hang out and enjoy the fun of Hanoi at night. Let's check the list.


1. Ta Hien Beer Street for a sleepless Hanoi nightlife 

Ho Chi Minh city recalls Bui Vien backpacker street, and Hanoi calls Ta Hien beer street, right on Hanoi Old Quarter. Ta Hien street is a short road with only about 100 meters long, but this street has become a crowded, busy and fun location in the antique city, and people named it “Ta Hien Beer Street ”. 

Different from Bui Vien street in Ho Chi Minh city, there are no large modern buildings, noisy music or traffics, Ta Hien Beer Street is a road of antique houses of Hanoi in the past. In front of these antique houses, people will arrange tables and chairs to create seats for customers to sit down for drinks, food, and conversations. By all these things, the small road becomes Ta Hien Beer Street. 

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At night, Ta Hien Beer Street is super crowded and busy. It is already a culture of young people in Hanoi to gather at Ta Hien Beer Street for drinks and hanging out with their friends. This small road is always full of sounds of laughter, talking, singing or yelling sometimes. There are no fancy seats, buildings and high-class beers, it is the simple and joyful atmosphere here that makes the customers love Ta Hien Beer Street. Just imagine that after work, you come to Ta Hien Beer Street, then you find a seat, order some beers and food and talk with your friends till midnight. Around you, people are having fun in telling their stories and somewhere people are singing and laughing. 

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All those feelings turn Ta Hien Beer Street into a dreamy and funny place where people can completely forget all the stress and tiredness of daily life. If you visit Ta Hien Beer Street, must-try “Bia Co” ( or temporarily called Grass Beer) which is the signature thing of this place. About food, Ta Hien Beer Street is not a luxurious restaurant where people will be served classy meals. In Ta Hien Beer Street, people will be fascinated by the very familiar dishes such as fried rice, hotpot, bbq,... all of these dishes are easy to eat and easy to be addicted to, in such a chilling atmosphere. No matter the weather, Ta Hien Beer Street is crowded somehow. The foreigners love this place because Ta Hien Beer Street has a similar feeling with the local beer lounges in their countries. Ta Hien Beer Street already becomes a culture or Hanoi especially the nightlife Hanoi. Visiting Hanoi without coming to Ta Hien Beer Street will be your biggest mistake. Come and chill with Ta Hien Beer Street for the amazing experience of the youth.

Address: Ta Hien street, Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi

Opening time: From 8:00 to 24:00, to 2:00 on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.


2. Beer Alley Lost In Hong Kong - a Taiwan sense of Hanoi nightlife

Recently, a small alley with Hong Kong atmosphere and decorations appeared and became one of the hottest check-in locations for Hanoi people. Its name is Beer Alley - Lost In Hong Kong. Now, young people in Hanoi do not need to be jealous of Dalat Hong Kong 1 check-in location anymore. 

The Beer Alley - Lost In Hong Kong concept is built based on the image of the old crowded and busy Hong Kong towns. All the signboards, neon lights and old-styled houses create a small corner of Hong Kong, and that image is reconstituted in Beer Alley - Lost In Hong Kong. Walking into this alley, you will feel like you are walking on the street in Hong Kong. Along the alley, there will be a lot of beer stands and seats for customers to choose from. Come here and take a seat and then order some drinks and food. You can also chill with music and the atmosphere here. 

Beer Alley - Lost In Hong Kong is a very romantic and sweet place at night with the sound of chilling music. Besides that, Beer Alley - Lost In Hong Kong possesses a lot of special backgrounds and corners for check-in. Thousands of people including Hanoi local people, tourists and foreigners come here to take photos and check-in. In a very short time, the images of Beer Alley - Lost In Hong Kong were spread out on social networks and Google, then many other customers visit Beer Alley - Lost In Hong Kong for check-in and curiosity. Gradually, Beer Alley - Lost In Hong Kong is becoming a very special beauty of culture in Hanoi, which is very good for our country’s tourism. However, Beer Alley - Lost In Hong Kong is only lively and significant at night. Therefore, this place is chosen to be the most attractive location for nightlife. There are more and more young people in Hanoi who want to enjoy the nightlife, and this will become a new highlight for Hanoi at night. If you love the nightlife, do not miss the amazing Beer Alley - Lost In Hong Kong, where you can drink, eat, talk, dance, sing, laugh, take photos and hang out with your loved ones. Try it now!

Address: 12 Dao Duy Tu, Hang Buom, Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi

Opening time: From 8:00 to 24:00

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3. Hang Buom Food Street - Hanoi street food heaven exploration for vibrant Hanoi nightlife

Hang Buom Food Street is the heaven for the foodie in Hoan Kiem district, where you can find various kinds of food from Vietnamese traditional food to the street food of Asia or US, UK. Just walk along the street, people can find a lot of food stands in Hang Buom Food Street, where you can choose the food you want and then take a seat. The stand owners will cook and deliver the dishes to your table. Hot and delicious are the words you can use to describe the local food of Hang Buom Food Street. 

The food is always fresh, clean and delicious, and there are a lot of tables and seats in order to meet the great demand of thousands of customers coming every weekend. Besides, the price ranges of the menu are friendly and affordable, so the customers do not worry about expensive prices. Even there is nothing significant or famous, only the delicious local food and the warm hospitality of people here, Hang Buom Food Street still becomes the favorite place for people who love enjoying food. 

Unfortunately, the Hang Buom Food Street only open for customers on weekend from Friday to Sunday, so if you visit Hanoi as well as Hang Buom Food Street during the week, you will be unable to enjoy the food here. However, if Hanoi is your destination in your vacation, visit Hang Buom Food Street for the amazing eating and drinking experience.


Address: Hang Buom street, Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi

Opening time: From 19:30 to 24:00 only on Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Price ranges: From 25,000 to 30,000 VND / dish

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4. St. Joseph's Cathedral - Hanoi nightlife peace

St. Joseph's Cathedral is already famous for a long time as the most beautiful and ancient church in Hanoi. Besides the religious beauty, St. Joseph's Cathedral is significant and outstanding in the architecture designs from the French Colonize period until now. Even now St. Joseph's Cathedral turned old and antique, but it is still beautiful and attractive. Each year, a lot of people who come to visit Hanoi have to come here and take a picture to check-in. They also said that if you visited Hanoi but you did not have a picture with St. Joseph's Cathedral, this meant you had never been to Hanoi before. St. Joseph's Cathedral is indeed the typical beauty of culture and people in Hanoi. 

If in the daytime, St. Joseph's Cathedral is the religious hero, then at night, the surrounding areas of St. Joseph's Cathedral will become a peaceful and cool location for people to hang out. When the sun goes down and the nightlife starts, the areas of St. Joseph's Cathedral will be very crowded by a lot of people coming here for iced lemon tea and chatting with friends. According to them, it is super nice to sit together around one of the most beautiful places in Hanoi while drinking a cup of ice lemon tea and chatting with friends. 

Gradually, this activity becomes a culture of St. Joseph's Cathedral at night. Nobody lives in Hanoi without knowing this nightlife activity. It is an amazing way of Hanoi people to revise the antique beauty of St. Joseph's Cathedral at night and combine it with the busy and interesting of nightlife people. You are in Hanoi, right? Do not forget that we have a date tonight at St. Joseph's Cathedral for some iced lemon tea.

Address: 40 Nha Chung, Hang Trong, Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi

Opening time: From 19:00 to 23:00.

5. Dong Xuan Market - Making bargain - another Hanoi nightlife experience

Dong Xuan Market is a very familiar name for Hanoi people. Unlike the other fancy places in Hanoi, Dong Xuan Market is very simple and peaceful with the daily businesses. From 16:00 to 18:00, Dong Xuan Market will become crowded and busy more than ever by tourists as well as local people. It seems like the market is reborn when the night comes. Therefore, Dong Xuan Market was listed as one of the nightlife activities in Hanoi. Even the nightlife time of Dong Xuan Market is very short, but people can experience a lot of things here such as check-in with photos and go shopping. 

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At Dong Xuan Market, you can find nearly everything you need in Hanoi from clothes to food to specialty… Besides, you will be impressed by the hospitality as well as the friendly attitudes of the local people here. Dong Xuan Market is also a culture of Hanoi that people always mention. It also reflected the images or market activities of ancient people in Hanoi of the past. Visiting as well as shopping at Dong Xuan Market is a good choice.

Address: Dong Xuan street, Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi

Opening time: From 6:00 to 18:00.


6. Hoan Kiem Lake - the heart of Hanoi

Hoan Kiem Lake is not only the icon of Hanoi but also a well known historical place. During daytime, people gather around Hoan Kiem Lake for various types of activities such as exercises, tourisms,.... Hoan Kiem Lake is peaceful and historic in the daytime. but it becomes lively and colorful in nightlife as well. 

At night, Hoan Kiem Lake will attract a lot of people including tourists and local people to gather here for the magnificent light show. The whole lake seems to shine with colorful lights, and a solemn place like Hoan Kiem Lake turns into something new and modern. Moreover, the city authorities block the traffic and turn the areas around Hoan Kiem Lake into a walking street on the weekend for people to hang out, relax and also play some traditional games of Vietnam. Come to this place on the weekend, you will see a completely different Hoan Kiem Lake with crowds, games and many other activities around the most beautiful and significant lake in the country.

In addition, during the nightlife time, there will be some local music bands performing on the street, and the crowds gather to chill with the music. All of those images turn Hoan Kiem Lake into a completely different and beautiful location at night. The nightlife at Hoan Kiem Lake is also a new culture and also a good way to maintain the traditional values of Hanoi as well as Vietnam. Everybody knows Hoan Kiem Lake, but not everybody knows Hoan Kiem Lake in nightlife. Come and experience the atmosphere of a warm and beautiful Hanoi here at once.

Address: Hoan Kiem Lake, Hanoi

Opening time: From 19:00, on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

7. Night Market of Antique Town - the typical Hanoi nightlife exploration with the locals

Just like Dong Xuan Market or Hang Buom Food Street, the Night Market of Antique Town is organized to serve the tourists as well as the local people with goods, clothes, and food. The nightlife of Night Market of Antique Town is not so noisy, it is busy and crowds but close and warm just like the Tet market. After people hang out the whole night with music and alcoholic drinks, they would like to stop at Night Market of Antique Town for some late hot meals and wander around the market to buy stuff. 

Night Market of Antique Town brings a slow and peaceful atmosphere to people, and it reminds them of the market activities of Vietnamese people in the past when the country did not develop so fast. There used to be a lot of simple and rustic markets like Night Market of Antique Town in the memories of old people in Hanoi. With Night Market of Antique Town, all the flashbacks just come into reality. Night Market of Antique Town is not so special, but somehow it attracts a lot of nightlife people to drop by. If you feel enough with the busy modern and fancy places, come to experience something rustic, normal and simple at Night Market of Antique Town for an interesting nightlife experience.

Address: Hang Dao, Hang Ngang, Hang Duong, Hang Khoai to Hang Giay, Hanoi

Opening time: From 19:30 to 24:00 every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.


8. Trinh Cong Son Walking Street - joy & peace for Hanoi nights

Trinh Cong Son is a very famous songwriter in Vietnam with a lot of well-known songs that become the memories and childhood of many people. By naming the road with his name, Trinh Cong Son Walking Street is an outdoor activity on the street with the subject of this popular songwriter. 

Trinh Cong Son Walking Street is 900 meters long from Lac Long Quan street to Au Co. Trinh Cong Son Walking Street was officially opened in May 2019, and it becomes a local hot nightlife place in a short time. Walking along the street, people can enjoy the paintings of Trinh Cong Son like they are walking in an art museum. The cool breeze and fresh air will give you a new and interesting art-view experience in Hanoi. When the sun goes down and the nightlife mood is on, people can drop by the food stands along the road of Trinh Cong Son Walking Street to eat and drink. 

The prices are friendly only from 15,000 to 20,000 VND, so you do not worry. You will also be fascinated by listening to the music of Trinh Cong Son on a large stage. In brief, Trinh Cong Son Walking Street is a combination of art, food and music together. Trinh Cong Son Walking Street is also a location where young people not only can check-in but also understand more about the artist Trinh Cong Son ‘s music as well as traditional musical culture. 

Address: From 612 Lac Long Quan street to Au Co, Tay Ho district, Hanoi

Opening time: From 16:00 to night. 


9. Vinpearl Aquarium Times City 

Thanks to Vingroup for their strong investment in building the Vinpearl Aquarium Times City, Hanoi people as well as tourists can visit a magnificent aquarium. Even the aquarium opens during the day, but people love to spend their nightlife in the undersea city of Vinpearl. The space of  Vinpearl Aquarium Times City is super modern, convenient and futuristic, which can impress you at first sight. In this magnificent place, you can observe the mini ocean as well as the sea creatures in the city of Hanoi. Vinpearl Aquarium Times City is a very romantic and favorite location for couples dating. The beauty of  Vinpearl Aquarium Times City will be an amazing nightlife experience for you to explore yourself. Come to the aquarium at night and feel the atmosphere of the ocean in Hanoi.

Address: 458 Minh Khai street, Hai Ba Trung district, Hanoi

Opening time: From 9:30 to 22:00.

10. West Lake - Romantic Hanoi nightlife moments for couples 

West Lake (Ho Tay) is a very beautiful lake that is so familiar to Hanoi people already. The banks along Ho Tay is the nightlife location we are going to mention. At night, people in Hanoi especially young ones would like to gather here for meeting friends. Ho Tay is also a romantic dating place for couples in Hanoi. No music, no colorful lights and also no noises. Ho Tay areas are quiet and peaceful, where people can sit down together to enjoy some iced tea or Sau juice and start to tell their daily stories. If Hanoi is a storyteller, then Ho Tay is a nightlife listener. Only at night, Ho Tay seems to open the quiet sides to welcome people to enjoy the magnificent beauty of the lake. If you are looking for a simple and rustic place to sit and ponder about your concerns, then Ho Tay is perfect for you to spend your nightlife time.

Address: Thanh Nien street, Ho Tay district, Hanoi

Hanoi is beautiful and young in the morning, but it is also lively and dreamy at night. By the lists, we would like to bring you 10 Hanoi best nightlife locations so that you can hang out, play and have fun but also spend some peaceful moments to ponder about lives. Hanoi nightlife is magnificent just like the beauty of Vietnam and our cultures.

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