Best 5 night spots in Hanoi

Hanoi – the capital of Vietnam has become a popular destination of many tourists when visiting this long historic country. The city is featured with various busy business activities during the daytime. But when the night comes out, the city seems to dress up in a more elegant cloth to fit with such relaxed atmosphere it brings to its citizen. Apart from night clubs, bars or pubs which are so typical for nightlife activity in many dynamic cities, we now would live to recommend you the list of Best 5 night spots in Hanoi. All promise to bring you slower yet typically vibrant vibe of Hanoi at night.

  1. Hoan Kiem Lake – Sword Lake:

Our list begins with the iconic Hoan Kiem Lake – a supreme symbol of Hanoi. Sitting right in the heart of Hanoi, Hoan Kiem Lake is considered a must-see attraction for any tourists when in Hanoi. The reason lies in both its scenic view and its special meaning – the social venue for many activities of Hanoians. It is said that, if you want to learn how locals conduct their life, let wake up early and head to the lake in the morning. You will have an ample chance to observe the most Hanoian activities, from morning exercise, trading activity, the way people spend their morning, etc.

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Hoan Kiem Lake sparkling at night

When the sun goes down, the lake again becomes a social venue attracting a number of people gathering around its area. From 2016, Hanoi authority made a decision to open Ho Guom (another name for Hoan Kiem Lake) walking streets. Thanks to that, walking lovers and visitors have another social place to enjoy their night with such beloved city.

          2. Ta Hien Beer Corner:

When walking around the winding streets with small alleys of Hanoi, you may encounter a number of small kiosks selling street food furnitured so simply with just some tiny plastic tables and chairs. This can be a symbolic image of an ancient Hanoi. Now the city has changed into a more modern one and those images have become an inseparable part of the 1,000 year-old city.

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Ta Hien Beer Corner

If you ask a Hanoian where is the most social and popular place for gathering at night, you will quickly answer you “Ta Hien”. This is a small and quite short street nesting a variety of small kiosks selling “bia hoi” (Vietnamese fresh beer) and of course so scrumptious nosh food.

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Bia hoi and peanut

Taking a cup of “bia hoi” and some nosh foods, you will soon fall in love with the perfect mix of those things. Maybe, you will spend a long time sitting at the beer corner until midnight.

          3. Hang Buom Food Street:

Just some throws’ stone away Ta Hien Beer Corner, we are now coming into the food paradise of Hanoi. Hang Buom is considered as the epitome of a modern and bustling Hanoi. Let make use of your time being here to savor the most delicious dishes of Hanoi. Here is some suggestions for you: sweet gruel, fermented pork rolls, dried beef, grilled cuttle fish and chips, coconut ice cream, etc. This good offering will always satisfy your appetite.

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Street food of Hang Buom

The food court is open from 19:30 to 24:00 on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. So take advantage of the weekend and come here to be immersed in the bustling atmosphere, while enjoying the taste of delicious dishes.

Enjoy many and many Hanoi street food with Hanoi Food Tour around Old Quarter.

          4. Dong Xuan Night Market:

Going shopping at night, how do you think? If you are seeking for places to buy some souvenirs for your family and friends, heading to Dong Xuan Night Market is an ideal choice. The night market stretches from Hang Duong, Hang Ngang, Hang Dao, to Dong Xuan, Hang Giay Street – about two kilometers. Dong Xuan Night Market is also a great place to choose fresh ingredients  for your Hanoi Cooking Class.

Dong Xuan Night Market

From 5:30 pm daily, traders here start setting up and decorating their booths to show up their items. You can find various offerings for clothes, handicrafts, souvenirs here.

Remember to have some drinks sold along the walking aisle to boost your energy so that you can spend more time visiting the night market and nearby area.

          5. Long Bien Bridge:

We complete our list of Best 5 night spots in Hanoi with one of the historical attractions which once witnessed many important events of Hanoi – Long Bien Bridge.

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Long Bien Bridge

When the night comes out, the bridge looks like a sparkling silk tunic crossing Red River. Visitors wish to come there to admire its French architecture and to spend time gathering with friends while enjoying some familiar noshes like grilled potato and corns and the gentle breeze blowing from the river. You will have chance to admire this “historical witness” of Hanoi in a Hanoi One Day Tour.

These night spots in Hanoi are made to help satisfy different tastes for nightlife activity of visitors. You prefer either more social places or private ones where you can immerse into local life night spots in Hanoi is surely worth your time and effort. For more suggestions to discovering the capital city during the daytime, refer to our related articles below:

  1. Things to do in Hanoi
  2. 10 traditional dishes of Hanoi
  3. 8 things to do in Hanoi’s outskirt for new experience


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