The best bars and pubs in Hanoi

Old Quarter is well known as the street including the best bars and pubs of Hanoi, gaining the massive, crowded popularity and dynamic environment. One good night is not totally perfect without drink a cold beer with your friends in the street at a fraction of you’d pay back home.

If you do not like the crowded you can choose the top-notch bars and pubs around the Hoan Kiem lake. Most nightlife venues close at midnight, so be prepared to start early by finding a place that you like with our list of Hanoi’s most popular bars and pubs. 

1. Bia Hoi Junction 

Bia Hoi Junction is located in the center of Old Quarter and this is a widely-regarded place as the vibrant nightlife spot in Hanoi. If you are on a budget you will really like this place as the pride of beer is just 5000 VMD that is so cheap and suitable for backpackers. The shop houses here sell their food in the street and the customers sit in small plastic chairs and roll around a plastic table that make you feel comfortable and enjoy the dynamic atmosphere.

Opening Hours: Daily 11:00 – late

Location: Ta Hien & Pho Luong Ngoc Quyen, Old Quarter, Hanoi

2. Legend Beer Hanoi 

Legend Beer Hanoi occupies the third floor of a building in downtown Hanoi, with a sweeping terrace that overlooks the bustling traffic and Hoan Kiem Lake. Great for unwinding after a day of exploring Hanoi, the bar serves lager, dark stout and wheat beers as well a decent menu of German-style dishes such as pork knuckles and sausages. As Legend Beer Hanoi brews its own drinks, the price range is slightly pricier than most bars within the Old Quarter. Most tourists usually come here for the view, as the chaotic streets below are almost at touching distance thanks to the low level of the terrace. 

Opening Hours: Daily 11:00 – 23:00 

Location: 01-03-05 Dinh Tien Hoang, Hanoi Tel: +84 43 776 1666 

3. Le Pub Hanoi 

Le Pub Hanoi is well known as one of the best bars of Hanoi, it is nearby the Hoan Kiem lake just 5 minutes walk. This bar draws an international visitors by its friendly vibe, live music, stylish décor, extensive drinks list, and cheap promotions.. Le Pub Hanoi serves customers high quality of imported wines, beers, cocktails, and liqueurs at reasonable prices while bar snacks range from nachos and pizza to Vietnamese spring rolls. Every Thursday, ladies has one priority to drink fee cocktails all night long and ice cold beers from 19:30 till 20:30 that is a special promotion of this bar. 

Opening Hours: Daily 07:00 – late 

Location: 25 Hang Be, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi 

4. King Pirates Pub 

King Pirates Pub is decorated with pirate-theme nightlife spot in Hanoi Old Quarter, featuring a carefully choosing off rum-based drinks, local beers, and house wines. The owners are very general and garrulous, drawing expats, locals, and visitors to this small yet charming pub. King Pirates Pub has local beers for only VND 20,000 while signature cocktails cost from VND 60,000 to VND 140,000. If you are the lovers of adventurous night, we highly recommend the bar’s Walk the Plank! challenge (VND400,ooo), where you receive a free t-shirt upon finishing five shots of Captain Morgan’s rum.

Opening Hours: Daily 09:00 – 01:00 

Location: 24B Hang Giay, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi

5. Binh Minh’s Jazz Club 

Binh Minh’s Jazz Club is well known as the traditional bar with Jazz performance of by some of the finest musicians in the city. Owned by pioneer Vietnamese jazz artiste Quyen Van Minh, the establishment features minimal décor, comfortable seating, high service, and a deliciously extensive food-and-beverages menu. Open all day, patrons can join a unique line-up of local and international acts performing between 21:00 and 23:30 every night. Do note that drinks at Minh’s Jazz Club are so expensive, but when you are a lover of jazz and enjoy music, service so you will feel comfortable with high pride.

Opening Hours: Daily 08:00 – 24:00 

Location: 1 Trang Tien Street, French Quarter, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi 

6. Sunset Bar at InterContinental Hanoi WestLake 

Sunset Bar is built on an artificial island within InterContinental Hanoi WestLake so you can imagine the beautiful landscape and luxurious services. This bar is decorated with candles, beds, trees so that is an attractive place for dating or gathering your family after the weekend. Priced at VND 90,000 onwards, Sunset Bar’s extensive drinks list features signature and classic cocktails as well as imported beers, wines, whiskies, and liqueurs. You can also join chose drinks at half price from 17.00 until 19.00 every night. 

Opening Hours: Daily 16:00 – 24:00 

Location: 1A Nghi Tam, Tay Ho District, Hanoi 

7. O’Leary’s Sports Bar Hanoi

A Swedish franchise chain, O’Leary’s Sports Bar Hanoi in Hoan Kiem District spans over two floors, featuring warm seats, cozy sports memorabilia, 50 screens airing the latest sports events, and a windy terrace that overlooks the crowded streets below. As with most western-style bars in Hanoi, O’Leary’s Sports Bar serves the common  array of draft beers, whiskies, wines, and cocktails while its food menu features pastas, hamburgers, pizzas and salads. 

Opening Hours: Monday – Thursday 10:30 – 23:30, Friday & Saturday 10:30 – 00:30, Sunday 10:30 – 23:30 

Location: 38 Ba Trieu Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi 

8. Rockstore Hanoi 

A quite tiny yet lively music bar in Old Quarter, Rockstore Hanoi features a large dance floor, raised stage, and wall paintings of music icons such as Elvis, The Beatles, and Jimi Hendrix. Its themed nights are especially common, drawing in a great combination of locals, expats and visitors looking to enjoy and mingle. Drinks here are quite inexpensive, while the music policy ranges from traditional rock and substitute to techno and house tunes. You can also partake in a game of pool or follow the latest sports matches at Rockstore Hanoi. 

Opening Hours: Daily 10:30 – late 

Location: 61 Ma May, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi 

9. Press Club Hanoi 

Just a five-minute stroll from Hanoi Opera House is Press Club Hanoi, a bar for the plutocrat that’s well known for its high service and classy setting. Drawing a more the rich, the gentleman’s club-style bar serves expensive wines, champagnes, and cocktails as well gourmet western delicacies while the large terrace offers beautiful views of Hoan Kiem Lake and downtown Hanoi. You can also partake in live rock music from Thursday to Sunday and a special buy-one-get-one-free deal on choose drinks every Thursday. 

Opening Hours: Daily 08:30 – 24:00 

Location: 59A Ly Thai To, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi 

10. Dragonfly Bar Lounge 

Dragonfly Bar and Lounge is a long place in Hanoi Old Quarter where 20-something locals and expats come to enjoy and relax. With a music policy changing between hip-hop and party pop music, the two-storey place is fitted with a large dance floor and pool tables on the ground floor while a hookah bar is located on the top floor. Happy hour promos are from 19:00 until 22:00, offering customers for only VND 70,000. 

Opening Hours: Daily 10:00 – 23:00 (may stay open later if busy) 

Location: 15 Hang Buom, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi