TOP 10 BEST BARS IN SAIGON FOR A GREAT NIGHTLIFE EXPERIENCES



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Here is the list of best bars and pubs in Saigon having unique styles and serving delicious beverages that promise to offer you a vibrant nightlife. 

I - Top 5 best cocktail bars in Saigon

1 - Snuffbox

Snuffbox is a mysterious and long-standing bar located in the center of Ho Chi Minh city with the classic Saigon style of the 1920s. The drinks are good, especially the cocktails. Snuffbox often offers live music every Friday with the participation of many famous Vietnamese instrumentalists, acoustic vocalists, and DJs. Visiting this bar in Saigon on Friday to fully enjoy the good drinks and the dynamic atmosphere is a great idea.

- Address: No.14 Ton That Dam Street, Nguyen Thai Binh Ward, District 1

- Opening hours: 6am - 11pm

- Price: 120,000 - 240,000 VND (~  $5.17 - 10.34)/ drink

2 - Qui Cuisine Mixology - top best bars in Saigon 

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This is one of the best bars in Ho Chi Minh District 1 - Source: Quilounge

This special dining lounge in Saigon has a diverse menu of drinks and delicious side dishes. The food at Qui Cuisine Mixology is the perfect combination between European and Vietnamese cuisine. You are not only impressed by the good innovative cocktails, and special Japanese whiskey, but also by numerous premium kinks of wine. The interior space of this Saigon bar is luxurious and cozy with typical features coming from the yellow lights and wooden furniture.

- Address: No.22 Le Thanh Ton Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City.

- Opening hours: 5pm - 2am

- Price: 100,000 - 500,000 VND ($4.31 - 21.55)/ dish or drink.

3 - Firkin - top 5 best cocktail bars in Ho Chi Minh City

As one of the greatest bars in Saigon, Firkin is a small bar specializing in whiskey. Firkin is also rated as one of the best bars in Vietnam. With an elegant and cozy space - Firkin is an ideal place that attracts young people and businessmen. If you are a fan of bespoke cocktails, Firkin will be a must-visit place in Saigon. In addition to an extensive menu of whiskey & cocktails, this bar in Saigon also serves light, delicate European-style snacks and premium cigars.

- Address: No.20 Mac Thi Buoi Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City

- Opening hours: 5pm - 11:59pm

- Price: 150,000 - 8,000,000 VND ($6.46 - 344.82)/ dish or combo

4 - The Alley Cocktail Bar & Kitchen - top bars in Saigon 

The bar offers a classic, elegant, and cozy space with a mix of brown, dark red, and yellow. The ceiling is decorated with bamboo-made details to create a unique Vietnamese architecture. The Alley Cocktail Bar & Kitchen is famous for its sophisticated cocktails & selection of premium wines, impressive space, and friendly staff. Coming to this bar in Ho Chi Minh City, you can order some delicious food and enjoy the typical jazz music.

- Address: No.63/01 Pasteur Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City.

- Opening hours: 5pm - 1am

- Price: 70,000 - 400,000 VND / drink or dish ($3.01 - 17.24)

5 - The Gin House Coffee & Bar

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This is one of the best cocktail bars in Saigon - Source: Theginhousesaigon

The Gin House Coffee & Bar has a small space with lots of lights bringing a warm and cozy feeling. The special drinks prepared by creative experienced bartenders are "souls" of the bar. The Gin House Coffee & Bar often offers live music performances at around 9pm. This Saigon bar is really an ideal place to enjoy the vibrant nightlife of Saigon

- Address: No. 28 / 3A. Ton That Tung Street, Pham Ngu Lao Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City

- Opening hours: 5pm - 2am

- Price: 130,000 - 220,000 VND/ drink ($5.6 - 9.48)

II - Top 5 rooftop bars in Saigon

1 - Saigon Rooftop Bar in Ho Chi Minh District 1

Located on the rooftop of the Caravelle Hotel, this bar in Ho Chi Minh City specializes in serving craft beer. It was found in Saigon in 1959. This is also one of the few bars designed in the traditional architecture of the bar in Saigon in the 1960s. The space of the bar is simply designed with some sets of wooden tables and chairs, typical marble brick background and some decorative details from bamboo. From this rooftop bar in Saigon, you can admire the city's nice scenery immersed in romantic and colorful lights.

- Address: Rooftop Caravelle Hotel, No.19-23 Cong Truong Lam Son Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City

- Opening hours: 11am - 11pm

- Price: 200,000 - 1,100,000 VND ($8.62 - 47.41)/ drink or dish.

2 - Top 5 bars in Saigon: Chill Sky Bar Saigon

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Chill Sky Bar Saigon/Source: Like.chill.saigon

Located on the 26th floor of AB Tower, Chill Sky Bar has an area of about 10,000m². This bar not only serves delicious and flavorful alcoholic beverages such as classic cocktails, spirits, high-class champagne, etc. but also provides customers with a unique food menu. Each of the dishes in this Ho Chi Minh City bar is a combination of fresh ingredients and great cooking. The high-quality drinks, and delicious food with vibrant and youthful music bring guests relaxed and enjoyable moments.

- Address: At 26th & 27th Floor, AB Tower, No.76A Le Lai Street, Ben Thanh Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City

- Opening hours: 5pm - 0am

- Price: 200,000 - 550,000 VND ($8.62 - 23.7)/ drink or dish.

3 - Rex Rooftop Garden at Rex Hotel Saigon

As one of the best bars in Saigon, Rex Rooftop Garden was rated as “the best bar in Southeast Asia” by Newsweek magazine in 1996. The bar still has an impressive design. An extensive menu of delicious drinks are prepared by professional bartenders, creating an amazing adventure of taste with different levels of flavor. This Saigon bar also serves many attractive dishes from different countries around the world such as Europe, China, and so on.

- Address: Rooftop, Rex Hotel, No.141 Nguyen Hue Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City.

- Opening hours: 7am - 10pm 

- Price: 200,000 - 440,000 VND ($8.62 - 19)/ drink or dish. 

4 - Top 5 bars in Saigon: Air Saigon

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Air Saigon is one of the best bars in Ho Chi Minh City - Source: Airsaigon

This rooftop bar has a youthful, modern, and impressive design which also offers an immense city view. The interesting music performances by famous DJs bring guests a new music festival atmosphere and exciting experience. The menu of this bar in Saigon includes lots of unique cocktails, typical wine, and some famous Vietnamese side dishes.

- Address: at 22th Floor, Ben Thanh Tower, No.136 - 138, Le Thi Hong Gam Street, Nguyen Thai Binh Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City

- Opening hours: 5:30pm - 1am

- Price: 70,000 - 550,000 VND (~ $ 3.01 - 23.7)/ drink.

It may interest you: Top 15 best rooftops bars in Saigon

5 - Glow sky bar Saigon- one of the best bars in Saigon 

This is one of the most famous outdoor bars in Ho Chi Minh City which has colonial architecture with a spacious dance floor, many kinds of tropical trees and a spectacular view. Under the colorful lights, the bar seems to become "hotter" with amazing melodies and sounds. The diverse menu of drinks with cocktails, whiskey, or some Vietnamese beverages such as lemongrass peach tea, lemon juice, celery juice, pink pepper… are the best accompanies for an exciting night.

- Address: 13th Floor, President Place Building, 93 Nguyen Du Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1

- Opening hours: 5pm - 2pm

- Price: 130,000 - 420,000 VND (~ $ 5.6 - 18.1)/ drink or combo. 

It is the top 10 best pubs and bars in Saigon that hopes to give you some interesting ideas for an enjoyable nightlife. Traveling to Saigon, it must be a great pity if you miss these vibrant bars. 

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