In recent years, Ho Chi Minh does not fail to disappoint in the nightlife entertainment scenes, especially with the numerous trendy sky bars and fancy night clubs popping up as a result of the city’s rapid development into a metropolitan. If you get a chance to visit this lively city, take some time to stop by some of these popular night club recommendations (in no particular order) to experience Ho Chi Minh’s nightlife at its best.
Most night clubs in the city have a short shelf life, either closing or operating under a new name, so it is recommended to check the individual club’s site to be sure that it is still open. Some clubs have a free entrance pass before 9 PM, depending on the days of the week, but be prepared that some of them have a cover charge between $10 - $20, beers $5 - $9, and cocktails $10 - $18.
This hidden gem of underground music in Ho Chi Minh City offers techno, disco, and great tunes with both local and international vibes.
©DJ Ouch Observatory
Thursday: 5 PM - 4 AM
Friday and Saturday: 5 PM - 6 AM
Located in the center of District 1, Lush can get crowded on the weekends after 10 PM with DJs playing the latest R&B, hip-hop, and mixed pop and techno. This contemporary, young, and trendy lounge has 2 levels with limited dance floor space. Drinks are considered more on the expensive side compared to other local night clubs in Ho Chi Minh City. Regardless, it is a popular choice for locals and expats alike.
Address: 2 Ly Tu Trong Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1
Tuesday - Saturday: 9 PM - 4 AM
Sunday: 8 PM - 12 AM
This club is arguably the most popping night club in Ho Chi Minh. The venue upstairs is big and often packed with a varied age group from the 20s, 30s, to 40s. The staffs are attentive, and they keep pouring drinks until your group gets loose ensuring you’ll have a fantastic and fun time.
Address: 147 Hai Ba Trung Street, Ward 6, District 3
Monday - Saturday: 4 PM - 5 AM
Sunday: 8 PM - 12 AM
This crowded club has mixed reviews with decent music and a restaurant inside the open back area. Drinks and charges are priced reasonably to international standards. You can enjoy dancing on the 2 different floors with different DJs and shoot pool with a nice mix of Vietnamese locals, expats, and tourists.
Address: 2B Thi Sach Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1
Opening hours: 8 PM - 4 AM
Considered as one of the most relaxed and hyped night clubs in Ho Chi Minh City, Republic has a great vibe, and the music is phenomenal. Drinks are more on the expensive side, but the inside décor and atmosphere are splendid.
Address: 19 Do Quang Dau Street, Pham Ngu Lao Ward, District 1
Opening hours: Tuesday - Saturday | 9 PM - 2 AM
Envy is one of those night clubs that either you love it or you hate it. There are lots of animations during the night filled with shows and dancers. For those who love it, they favor a good atmosphere with lovely décor and music. And for those who hate it, they fuss about the table charge because the whole club is filled with tables with limited dance floor space.
Address: 74-76 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia Street, Nguyen Thai Binh Ward, District 1
Sunday - Thursday: 10 PM - 3 AM
Friday - Saturday: 10 PM - 4 AM
Situated in part of the backpacker’s area of Pham Ngu Lao and Bui Vien, the streets to experience the Ho Chi Minh’s red-light scenes, the New DC Club hosts a mixture of local and western party-goers with the magnificent and grand decor.
Tuesday - Saturday: 9 PM - 3 AM
Sunday: 9 PM - 12 AM
When visiting this lively city, whether you are traveling solo or in groups, these popular night clubs in Ho Chi Minh offer some insights into the nightlife for all types of clientele looking to let loose on the dance floor. Most clubs are generally inclusive but can be exclusive under the names of certain promoters.
Related article: Top places to visit and things to do in Ho Chi Minh City
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Great article! The list will really help me out when I travel. I would also recommend trying out nightlife in London as well. It is really amazing and you can book a table through vip tables London very easily in the best nightclubs without any hassle.