Chilling & Relaxing Things To Do

First, I will introduce you to three nightly experiences to help you relax and chill. In addition, you can also enjoy the night air of Hanoi after dark.

Exploring the City With Public Bicycle 

  • Price: 5.000 VND (~ 0.21 USD) for the first 30 minutes. Additional charges of 1.000 VND for each subsequent 6 minutes.

Up to the present time, 79 public bicycle areas have appeared across Hanoi main districts such as Ba Dinh, Tay Ho, Hoan Kiem and Hai Ba Trung. You can have a chance to cycle around tourist attractions such as Hoan Kiem Lake and Old Quarter to enjoy the vibrant Hanoi nightlife. Moreover, compared to renting a bike at a store, you can use a public bike at a cheaper price.

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Public bicycle in Hanoi

Getting started on a TN-Go public bicycle tour is as easy as a few taps on your smartphone. First, you need to download the TN-Go app on Appstore or CHplay. And then, you just register and follow three simple steps: Unlock - Ride - Return.

Wandering around Hanoi Old Quarter and Hoan Kiem Lake

Hanoi’s Old Quarter is a maze of narrow streets with its character. This area has storefronts with ancient architecture as night falls. You can take a stroll and explore through the streets and Hoan Kiem Lake to enjoy the vibrant atmosphere here.

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You will have best experience in Hanoi Train Street

Enjoying Hanoi Food Tour

For food enthusiasts, Hanoi’s cuisine is a feast for your senses. You can look for delicious dishes from the sidewalk to the upscale restaurants through the bustling streets. If this is your first time in Hanoi, do not miss the opportunity to try Banh mi, Pho bo and Bun cha.

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You can enjoy Hanoi cuisine on sidewalk 

Cultural Activities 

Besides relaxing experiences, I will introduce you to cultural activities that you may enjoy. These that help you delve into Vietnam’s rich history. 

Joining Night Tours at Hoa Lo Prison

  • Address: No.1, Hoa Lo Street, Hoan Kiem District.
  • Start time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM.
  • Price: 400.000 VND (~ 16.50 USD) - 500.000 VND (~ 20.62 USD) per ticket.

Hoa Lo Prison once used during the French colonial era and later during the Vietnam War. This historical site offers an insightful experience. The night tour here is well-known for replaying the war scene with the theme “Sacred Night”, bringing up emotions for watchers. You need to book an e-ticket in advance on the facebook page Hoa Lo Prison.

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The scene in the theme “Sacred Night 3: Fire of Youth”

Watching Thang Long Water Puppet Show 

  • Address: No.57B, Dinh Tien Hoang Street, Hang Bac Ward, Hoan Kiem District.
  • Start time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM.
  • Price: 100.000 VND (~ 4.12 USD) - 200.000 VND (~ 8.25 USD) per ticket.

For a more lighthearted activity, you can watch the Thang Long Water Puppet Show. This is the ancient art accompanied by traditional music and you can find captivating stories of Vietnamese folklore. The colorful puppets dance across water can provide a unique and entertaining experience in Hanoi nightlife.

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Water puppet show in Thang Long Theater

Taking “Quintessences of Education” Night Tour

  • Address: No.58, Van Mieu Street, Dong Da District.
  • Start time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
  • Price: 200.000 VND (~ 8.25 USD) per ticket.

The Temple of Literature is a symbol of Vietnam's dedication to education. You can join the “Quintessences of Education” night tour to explore Vietnam’s scholarly traditions. Furthermore, I bet you will be surprised at this show and ancient architecture here.

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Calligraphy writing experience in “Quintessences of Education” night tour

Watching Lowering Flag Ceremony 

  • Address: No.2, Hung Vuong Street, Dien Ban Ward, Ba Dinh District.
  • Start time: 9:00 PM.

You should watch the lowering flag ceremony in Ba Dinh Square. This is a place where President Ho Chi Minh read the Declaration of Independence to birth the Democratic Republic of Vietnam. The event is a ceremonial performance, giving a unique view of the local culture to tourists.

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The lowering flag ceremony in Ba Dinh Square

Entertaining Activities 

If the above activities are not enough to interest you, I will immediately introduce you to the must-try entertainment experience. 

Drinking Beer at Ta Hien Street

Ta Hien Street, also known as "Beer Street," is a lively hub of activity. You can sip on local brews, indulge in street food and engage in lively conversations. This convivial atmosphere makes it a perfect spot for socializing and enjoying the dynamic energy of Hanoi's nightlife.

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Tourists prefer Hanoi beer went come here

Shopping at Hanoi Night Weekend Market 

Hanoi Night Weekend Market is a shopper's paradise, always opening from 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM. You can buy a diverse array of goods, from traditional handicrafts to trendy fashion items. You also can enjoy the vibrant atmosphere, which adds excitement to your nighttime trip.

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You can buy many souvenir in Hanoi night market 

Going to Nightclubs

You can join locals at the street-side bars from trendy rooftop bars to pulsating dance floors. There are some must-try nightclubs in Hoan Kiem District:

King Pirates Club

  • Address: No.24b Hang Giay Street.
  • Phone number: +84 94 363 1998.
  • Active hours: 10:30 AM - 2:00 AM.

CLU Cocktail Bar

  • Address: No.6 Tong Duy Tan.
  • Phone number: +84 866 879 443.
  • Active hours: 7:00 PM - 2:00 AM.

Alchemist - Cocktail Bar

  • Address: No.19 Nguyen Quang Bich Street.
  • Phone number: +84 96 871 3442.
  • Active hours: 7:15 PM - 12:00 AM.

Spy Bar

  • Address: No.12 Nguyen Huu Huan Street.
  • Phone number: +84 865 131289.
  • Active hours: 3:00 PM - 6:00 AM.

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Bar in Hanoi

Tips for Exploring Hanoi Nightlife  

  • Always respect local customs and traditions.

  • Be cautious with your belongings, especially in crowded areas.

  • English may not be widely spoken in certain areas, so learning a few basic Vietnamese phrases can be helpful. 

  • Use reputable transportation services or well-known ride-sharing apps to navigate the attractions safely.

  • You should explore hidden cafes in narrow alleys or rooftop bars for the best experience.

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Tips experience Hanoi nightlife for visitors

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In the above blog, you can see Hanoi nightlife has diverse experiences, offering a perfect blend of relaxation, cultural exploration and entertainment. In addition, I share some tips for your best night trip in Hanoi. If you’d like to have more experience with a Vietnam package tour, please contact New Asia Tours on our website.