Hi Jinks (Druk Hotel, Wogzin Lam, Clock Tower Square, Thimphu) — Druk Hotel’s on-site bar is a dimly-lit space that has a lot of character. Early arrivals might be able to score one of the incredibly inviting armchairs by the bar, and proceed to indulge in a drink a two (the drink list features a […]
Club Ace (Phenday Lam, Thimphu) — if you love to dance at nightclubs than this is the best place for you to put your dancing shoes on my friend. Once known as the “Big Bang Club”, Club Ace is one of the most famous nightclubs in Thimphu which is full of energy along with a […]
Benez Bar (Jangchhub Lam, Thimphu) – located on the top floor of one of Thimphu’s modern buildings, the mature above-25 crowd comes here for the views, international food options, and drinks. Prominent locals have been known to frequent this bar.
Nowzone (235 Nguyen Van Cu, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City) – opened in 2008, this is a popular shopping mall that fits the budget of more locals. Regardless, various international and regional retailers can be found here. Nowzone is perceived by locals (especially teenagers) as having some of the trendier fashions in Vietnam.
The View Rooftop Bar (Duc Vuong Hotel, 195 Bui Vien Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City) — there is no better way to experience Ho Chi Minh City than from a lofty rooftop with buildings and streaming cars spread out far beneath you. But some bars in Vietnam’s biggest city are now charging sky […]
The Rooftop (19th Floor, Pacific Place, 83B Ly Thuong Kiet, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi) — located atop Hanoi’s Pacific Place building, The Rooftop more than lives up to its name. Offering a prime view of the city for miles around, the restaurant and bar are equipped with inviting booths, a wraparound deck and a bar serving […]
Swing Lounge (21 Trang Tien, Hoan Kiem D, Hanoi) – opened in 2013, what puts the “swing” in Swing Lounge is that it arguably boasts the best sound system in Hanoi – perfect for nightly showcases of some of the best singers in the capital. Reservations are a good idea as Swing Lounge can get […]
Hero Club Hanoi (42M Yen Phu, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi) — this is an industrial-style nightlife venue where you can dance the night away with party-loving locals and expats. This venue is decorated with colorful murals of popular super heroes and propaganda posters, while the DJ booth is set within an old Soviet truck. The […]
Hanoi Rock City (27/52 To Ngoc Van – Tay Ho – Hanoi) – this is Hanoi’s first and only authentic independent live music stage. Hanoi Rock City hosts and promotes international and local events for all music and artistic tastes. Founded in 2010, Hanoi Rock has been a major player in putting Hanoi on the […]
Go2 Bar (187 De Tham Street, Pham Ngu Lao Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City) — this wicked dive bar (which has an extensive outdoor seating area) opens early and shuts late, making it pretty much 24 hours and a natural born hit, especially with the traveling scene. Located right in the heart of […]