Top 15 places to hang out at night in Hanoi for 'extremely chill' night owls

If anyone said that Hanoi at night is boring, they must have never tried a trip to the wharf. Although hidden in the ancient beauty, Hanoi nightlife is still very vibrant and has its own unique features. If you can't sleep a day, pull your close friends to check in these 15 places to hang out in Hanoi at night! 

  1. Sword Lake
  2. Grand Cathedral
  3. Dong Xuan Market
  4. Quang An Flower Market
  5. Hanoi Old Quarter Night Market
  6. West Lake
  7. Ta Hien Street
  8. Long Bien Bridge
  9. Tong Duy Tan Food Street
  10. 1990 Le Theater
  11. Hero Club
  12. Mao Red Lounge
  13. Trang Tien Street
  14. Xofa Cafe
  15. Nhat Tan Bridge

Sword Lake 

The first destination that night owls go to every night in Hanoi is Sword Lake. Every time night falls, the streets are lit up with sparkling lights. Walking around the old road, watching the busy flow of people, will make your soul excited. It is not wrong to say that Hoan Kiem Lake is Hanoi's favorite gathering spot, reflecting the nightlife in Hanoi most clearly.


Address: Ho Guom Walking Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi

Grand Cathedral 

Church lemon tea is the most exciting experience in Hanoi at night. There is no need for fancy dishes; just a cool glass of lemon tea is enough to chat with your friends. Enjoy the bustling atmosphere around the Cathedral amidst the shimmering lights and the sound of traffic. In particular, the Cathedral becomes more and more magical every night. This is also an ideal virtual living spot for foreign tourists every time they visit.

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

Dong Xuan Market 

As one of the capital symbols, Dong Xuan has all the features of Hanoi's night market. This place takes place the busiest trading activities, bustling, especially every evening. The shops here are closed, selling famous snacks.

Address: Dong Xuan, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi

Quang An Flower Market 

If you are a dreamer and love bonsai, Quang An flower market will surely captivate you from the first moment. Around 2 am, the market began to light up, bustling with traffic and bustling with buyers and sellers. Here, visitors will delight in choosing the most beautiful bouquets at low prices. This is a new destination for tourists who want to explore the nightlife in Hanoi.

Address: 238 Au Co, Quang An, Tay Ho District, Hanoi

Hanoi Old Quarter Night Market 

The Old Quarter is the hottest tourist destination in Hanoi. Regardless of locals or foreign tourists, they all love this ancient town with thousands of years of civilization. Here, on weekend evenings, street performances and bustling night markets are often held. Thousands of different stalls will be selling various items such as clothes, accessories, decorations, food, handicrafts, etc. Spending an evening at the Hanoi Old Quarter night market is definitely minutes best seconds. Not only can you taste delicious street food, but you can also shop for beautiful items.

Address: Hang Dao, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi

West Lake 

Exploring Hanoi at night cannot help but mention the windy West Lake. Around West Lake, there are countless sidewalk restaurants for you to choose from. You can enjoy West Lake shrimp cakes, eat lakeside ice cream or lemon tea on the sidewalk. Especially near West Lake, there is a massive yard for friends gathering all night until morning.

Address: West Lake, Tay Ho District, Hanoi

Ta Hien Street 

If Saigon had Bui Vien, everyone would know about Ta Hien in Hanoi. Considered the busiest Western neighborhood, Ta Hien is a favorite stop for saints who spend the night without rest. The street is only about 100m long but full of pubs growing close together. You can freely sip a fantastic beer and chat with friends. In particular, there are many bustling Hanoi nightclubs for visitors to enjoy the music!

Address: Ta Hien Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi

Long Bien Bridge

Long Bien Bridge is one of the long-standing historical vestiges of the people of Trang An. Over the years, Long Bien Bridge is marked by its ancient beauty. Coming here, you will be released in the cool breeze, breathe in the fresh air on the romantic Red Riverbank. Looking down from Long Bien Bridge, you will admire the panoramic view of Hanoi city at night, hidden in the brilliant lights. 

Address: Long Bien Bridge, Ngoc Thuy, Long Bien District, Hanoi

Tong Duy Tan Food Street 

Tong Duy Tan is a street selling delicious and cheap night food in Hanoi. Visiting here, you will be overwhelmed by countless shops with bright lights and fragrant dishes. This small street is the ideal choice if you are a night owl in Hanoi. From popular dishes to luxurious restaurants, you will fill your hungry stomach after a day of bombarding Ha Thanh all night. 

Address: Dien Bien Phu, Cua Nam, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi

1990 Le Theater 

Located right in the center of the youth entertainment street, 1990 Le Theater on Ta Hien Street is one of the famous night bars in Hanoi that is loved by young people. With speakers, modern lighting, musical instruments, and professional DJs, 1900 has successfully built the most current and healthy nightclub in Hanoi today. To fully enjoy the sublime moments of this extreme music, you should visit the 1900 bar from 11pm onwards. At this time, young people will live the moment of intense sound and beautiful smoke and paper fireworks effects. Note that if you want to attend the 1900 bar on the weekend, you should call to book a table in advance, because the bar is always busy and crowded with visitors on Saturdays and Sundays. 

  • Address: No. 8 Ta Hien, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi.
  • Hotline: 091199.1900 (Mr. Dat) & 091111.1900 (Mr. Chien)
  • Instagram: - Opening hours: 10:00 - 01:00
  • Price ranges: 50.000 - 500.000 VND (~2,17 - 21,72 USD)/person
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Hero Club 

Those who have been to Hanoi will certainly not be able to ignore Bar Hero, one of the most luxurious entertainment spaces with the most student prices. A variety of drinks, beer from only 80.000 VND (~3,48 USD), bustling music, and light space for you to relax comfortably. Especially the high-class DJ team that always knows how to create the most points and excitement for customers. 

  • Address: 42M Yen Phu Street, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi
  • Opening hours: 6:30am – 3:00pm 

Mao Red Lounge

Mao Red Lounge is one of the bars in Hanoi that is loved and frequented by young people. The shop is located in Ta Hien street, a famous food court, entertainment street, walking distance to Sword Lake, walking road. The restaurant has a luxurious space, and the traditional design brings nostalgia and warmth. Let's chill with friends here to feel how vibrant Hanoi nightlife is. 

  • Address: No. 7 Ta Hien, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
  • Opening hours: 00h00 – 23h30 

Trang Tien Street 

Trang Tien ice cream has long become a distinctive culture of the Hanoi people. Referring to Trang Tien ice cream, no one is unaware of the taste of ice-cream associated with childhood. Until now, Trang Tien ice cream still retains its delicious and unique taste. Evening visit the old town, don't forget to visit Trang Tien ice cream shop to enjoy the cool ice cream! 

Address: Trang Tien Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi

Xofa Cafe

This is the famous Hanoi cafe of the once-popular He Always Smile guy. Xofa Cafe has become the first cafe in Hanoi to pioneer the 24-hour coffee trend. The space of the restaurant is beautifully decorated, cozy, suitable for romantic dates and meetings. Notably, the restaurant has many comfortable sofas so that diners can lie back and have a good sleep.

Address: 14 Tong Duy Tan, Hanoi

Nhat Tan Bridge

Nhat Tan Bridge is one of the great nightlife spots in Hanoi. Coming to Nhat Tan Bridge, you will admire the fanciful beauty of the romantic Red Riverbank. Enjoy a few cups of sidewalk ice cream, sweet pumpkin with your best friend or loved one. 

Address: Nhat Tan Bridge, Phu Thuong, Dong Anh, Hanoi


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