When it comes to bars in Hoi An, many people will feel that they are not too compatible with the peaceful feeling of this ancient land. But on the contrary, this is actually part of the colorful world here, perfectly blended with thousands of glowing lanterns. These bars are usually concentrated in 2 main areas, which are the ancient town and near the beach, with unique spaces and interesting programs, and activities.

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Hoi An City has long been a famous destination in Central Vietnam for its historical serenity, ancient houses, lovely lanterns, and unique culinary culture. However, in this ancient city, there is also a very different, modern, and dynamic side that you probably don’t know much about, which is the nightlife. Below is a list of the best bars in Hoi An to check out, impressive with a gentle and chill atmosphere, which is different from the usual. 

I - Top 7 best bars in Hoi An old town

1 - Hair of the dog

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Hair of the dog Hoi An - Source: topgo

Possessing a unique name, Hair of the dog has gradually become a trending spot among the most popular bars in the old town according to tourists. The space here is not too big, but it has a very modern and youthful style with aesthetic neon lasers and lights and impressive music from the top DJs in the underground music world. In particular, this is one of the only “laughing balloons” service providers in Hoi An city, ensuring that you will have the most enjoyable and unique experiences.

- Location: No.393 Cua Dai Street, Cam Chau Ward, Hoi An City

- Reference price: 25,000 - 1,500,000 VND / item ($1.09 - 65.57)

- Opening hours: 10pm - 4am

- Contact: 0978 156 480

- Fanpage: facebook.com/hairofthedogbarhoian/

2 - Top rooftop bars in Hoi An: The Deck Hoi An

A part of the MGALLERY hotel, the Deck is the tallest rooftop bar in Hoi An, overlooking the ancient city and the dreamy Thu Bon River. The Deck has a capacity of about 60 chairs, with a large natural stone swimming pool in the middle, extremely convenient to organize parties. In this luxurious space, decorated in the style of Art Nouveau and traditional Vietnamese features, you can freely chat with friends and enjoy cocktails. This is definitely one of the best places on your nightlife in Hoi An lists. 

- Location: No.39 Dao Duy Tu Street, Cam Pho Ward, Hoi An City

- Reference price: 55,000 - 470,000 VND / item ($2.4 - 20.55)

- Opening hours: 4pm - 12am

- Contact: 0235 3950 777

- Fanpage: facebook.com/thedeckhoian/

3 - The Shamrock Irish Pub Hoi An

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The Shamrock Irish Pub Hoi An - Source: @The Shamrock Hoi An

One of the best bars in Hoi An that you should not miss is The Shamrock Irish Pub, which brings a gentle feeling different from other bars. The layout inside is also very simple, cozy, and comfortable, accompanied by friendly staff, making you always feel at home and forget all the troubles in life. Therefore, many customers have left reviews that they want to come back here because of not only the delicious drinks but also the atmosphere of this bar in Hoi An.

- Location: No.13 Nguyen Phuc Chu Street, Minh An Ward, Hoi An City

- Reference price: 65,000 - 1,790,000 VND / item ($2.84 - 78.25)

- Opening hours: 11am - 12am except on Monday

- Contact: 090 508 69 08

- Website: theshamrock.com.vn/

- Fanpage: facebook.com/ShamrockHoiAn/

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4 - 3 Dragons Sports Bar & Restaurant - top sports bars in Hoi An

Based in a traditional house, this Hoi An bar has a quiet, nostalgic look with bright yellow paint and old lights. 3 Dragons Sports Bar is actually a place for sports fans to come together to chat, watch matches or participate in mini-games. The space inside is quite deep, with many large TV screens and modern pool tables, most notably the English-style bar. If you are not too interested in the shouting and the noise of the fans, then there is also a quiet area inside. 

- Location: No.51 Phan Boi Chau Street, Cam Chau Ward, Hoi An City

- Reference price:  50,000 - 200,000 VND / item ($2.2 - 8.74)

- Opening hours: 10:30am - 10pm

- Contact: 0235 3914 742

- Fanpage: facebook.com/3DragonsSportsBar/

5 - Why not bar

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This is one of the most vibrant bars in Hoi An Old Town - Source: @whynotbarhoian

Why Not Bar owns a design with nostalgic features but is still very much luxurious and elegant. This place gives you the full range of services, combined with EDM lighting and electronic music true to the spirit of nightlife. 

Coming to this best bar in Hoi An, you can step into the paradise of unique Vietnamese drinks, especially wine and cocktails. In addition, Why Not Bar also offers beer and other alcoholic beverages, along with snacks if you feel hungry, convenient for chatting with friends for a long time.

- Location: No.10B Pham Hong Thai Street, Cam Chau Ward, Hoi An City

- Reference price: 45,000 - 330,000 VND / item ($1.97 - 14.43)

- Opening hours: 9pm - 5am

- Contact: 090 651 52 29

- Fanpage: facebook.com/whynotbarhoian/

6 - Guitar Hawaii Hoi An Live Music Bar

As one of the most special bars in Hoi An, this place regularly has music programs with all genres such as acoustic, country and even Vietnamese music. As its name suggests, Guitar Hawaii Hoi An Live Music Bar offers a captivating musical atmosphere from all over the world, and at the same time gives you the opportunity to perform your favorite songs. This Hoi An bar also scores in the hearts of tourists by its luxurious space decorated with traditional details, art, drinks and super delicious food.

- Location: No.80 Luong Nhu Bich Street, Cam Nam Ward, Hoi An City

- Reference price: 45,000 - 150,000 VND / item ($1.97 - 6.56)

- Opening hours: 8pm - 11:30pm

- Contact: 093 511 61 47

- Website: guitarhawaiihoian.wixsite.com/livemusicbar

7 - Woop Woop bar - top beautiful bars in Hoi An Vietnam

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Woop Woop bar Hoi An- Source: @woopwoophoian

This is considered the friendliest gay bar in Hoi An, featuring a sizable garden courtyard that is not only suitable for drinking but also for small parties. There are the unique tables made of tires or barrels, and the areca trees with small lights hanging, making the scene even more shimmering and romantic at night. 

Coming here, you will feel like entering a common house, able to talk to whoever without feeling strange. Otherwise, you can also sit in a corner and sip a glass of wine, cocktails, or a glass of draft beer in the gentle melodious music.

Most especially, Woop Woop Bar is one of the gay bars in Hoi An dedicated to the LGBT+ community. The owner of this Hoi An bar is very friendly, ready to chat and give some tour guides or tell interesting stories about the old town. 


- Location: No.114/3 Thai Phien Street, Cam Pho Ward, Hoi An City

- Reference price: 50,000 - 1,400,000 VND / item ($2.2 - 61.2)

- Opening hours: 5pm - 12am

- Contact: 093 555 53 00

- Fanpage: facebook.com/woopwoophoian/

- Note: The bar closes in 3 months from 10 April 2022 for renovation

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II - Top 4 beach bars in Hoi An Vietnam 

1 - Bungalow Beach Bar - a good Hoi An beach bar near An Bang

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Bungalow Beach Bar Hoi An - Source: travool.life

If you love craft beer and happen to be on the An Bang beach of ​​Hoi An, then this bar is a place you cannot miss. The space of this beach bar in Hoi An is very spacious, including a swimming pool and a large yard, always playing music and having interesting entertainment programs. 

Bungalow Beach Bar has a total of 23 extremely delicious beer taps, coming from famous breweries such as 7 Bridges, Heart of Darkness, Pasteur Street, East-West… In addition to mouth-watering European and Asian dishes, this is one of the bars in Hoi An that also offers wines, coffee, tea, and desserts. The owner and staff are all friendly and have an in-depth understanding of craft beer.

- Location: No.101 Nguyen Phan Vinh Street, Cam An Ward, Hoi An City

- Reference price: 182,000 - 341,000 VND / item ($8 - 15)

- Opening hours: 4pm - 10pm

- Contact: 0235 3919 988

- Fanpage: facebook.com/Bungalowbeachbar/

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2 - Kahuna's Hoi An Beach Club

Rated 4.5 out of 5 on Tripadvisor, Kahuna’s Hoi An Beach Club is a Hoi An beach bar combined with a motel, restaurant, and entertainment area. Uniquely designed, the space of this Hoi An bar blends nostalgia, elegance, and youth, with views overlooking the sea from any angle. 

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One of the crowded beach bars in Hoi An - Source: @Viet Doan

There is a large swimming pool, bustling DJ music, and beach chairs for you to sip drinks and eat food while enjoying the cool sea breeze. This bar is the perfect place for you to organize big BBQ parties, corporate events, or other team-building activities.

- Location: No.68 - 70 Nguyen Phan Vinh Street, Cam An Ward, Hoi An City

- Reference price: 20,000 - 100,000 VND / item ($0.87 - 4.37)

- Opening hours: 10pm - 4am

- Contact: 0235 3959 256

- Fanpage: facebook.com/kahunashoianbeachclub/

3 - Shore Club An Bang Beach - top beach bars in Hoi An

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Shore Club An Bang Beach - Source: diadiemhoian

This cool bar in Hoi An is really a perfect choice for those who are passionate about food, art, drinks combined with music. Shore Club presents itself with typical tropical blue and white tones, decorated in a nature-friendly style with natural materials. Overlooking to one of the best beaches in Hoi An - An Bang beach, this is a great place for enjoying the vibe of beach and good drinks. 

You will surely be mesmerized by the colorful cocktail parties, as well as the music events featuring international & Vietnamese singers that regularly take place. Moreover, this Hoi An bar where the flavors and characteristics of Asian and American cuisine can be found together, along with cocktails from professional bartenders. Shore Club also offers many interesting water sports services such as jet-skiing and parasailing.

- Location: West end of An Bang Beach, Cam An Ward, Hoi An City

- Reference price: 30,000 - 75,000 VND / item ($1.3 - 3.28)

- Opening hours: 7am - 11pm

- Contact: 090 589 2121

- Website: shoreclubvietnam.com/

- Fanpage: facebook.com/shoreclubanbangbeach

4 - Soul Kitchen Live Music

As one of the best bars in Hoi An Vietnam, Soul Kitchen is an ingenious combination of restaurant and bar. The space here is spacious in harmony with nature, designed quite nicely with the old-fashioned color scheme. 

Coming to this bar in Hoi An, you will feel like stepping into an ancient fishing village, with a special highlight of the bamboo huts in the corners. The points that make many people fall in love with this Hoi An beach bar are not only the attractive drinks but also the fun and bustling atmosphere plus colorful cuisine.

- Location: An Bang Beach, Cam An Ward, Hoi An City

- Reference price: 100,000 - 300,000 VND / item ($4.37 - 13.11)

- Opening hours: 8am - 10pm

- Contact: 090 644 03 20

- Fanpage: facebook.com/soulkitchenlivemusic 

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Hoi An often appears in people’s minds with its ancient and peaceful features, old houses and hanging lanterns, imbued with cultural and historical values. However, the nightlife here seems to be very different, painting this city with extremely youthful, dynamic and modern colors. With the list of the top famous bars in Hoi An Vietnam that are presented above, we hope you will have a great time here.

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