+10 Best Live Music Bars In Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Live Music Bars In Ho Chi Minh City - Student Exchange Vietnam

Bars and clubs can be the best nighttime destinations to escape from stress and fatigue. But where should you go? Which is the best bar in Saigon? Check out the following list of the best live music bars in Ho Chi Minh City. We introduce a wide range of bars, such as bustling clubs with crazy remix music, relaxing speakeasy bars, vivid live music bars, affordable pubs with good beers, and so on.

10 Best Bars In Ho Chi Minh City

Chill Skybar

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Chill Skybar is not a strange name for those who like to go to bars and clubs in Saigon. The rooftop bar is located on the 26th floor, attracting a lively crowd nightly. At 05:30 pm, the bar starts playing slow-paced, relaxing music and lights things up around 10 pm with hip-hop music and dancing. As the top bar in Saigon, its drinks are expensive, around 20 USD for a cocktail. However, it is always crowded and noisy when tourists come to enjoy the cool feeling, see the beautiful scenery, and take pictures.

  • Location: AB Building, 26th Floor, 76A Le Lai Street, Ben Thanh, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
  • Tel: 0938822838
  • Opening hours: 5:30 pm to 2:00 am
  • Price: 200,000 VND – 550,000 VND

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Rooftop Bar

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This place is the most suitable bar in Saigon for those who travel with a modest budget. The price is quite cheap—only 30,000 VND for a beer. Although located on the crowded Bui Vien Street, this place is not too noisy. It’s best to escape the heat and hustle of the backpacker district in Bui Vien without leaving the streets. You can enjoy watching the crowds mingle below while drinking a cocktail or just enjoy the lovely atmosphere lit by lanterns at night.

  • Location: 195 Bui Vien, Pham Ngu Lao, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
  • Tel: 0936363505
  • Opening hours: 10:00 am to 01:00 am
  • Price: 35,000 VND – 300,000 VND

The Deck Saigon

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The Deck Saigon is a luxury restaurant and bar located on the riverside. It’s a top dining option for locals and tourists alike. Customers can love the restaurant’s excellent Asian dishes in a romantic atmosphere and beautiful location. The Deck Saigon offers a variety of dishes to satisfy even vegetarians. Some highly recommended dishes you should try are tuna spring rolls, miso-marinated black cod, and Chinese vegetable stir-fried udon noodles.

  • Location: 38 Nguyen U Di, District 2, Ho Chi Minh City
  • Tel: 02837446632
  • Opening hours: 08:00 am to 11:00 pm
  • Price: 100,000 VND – 400,000 VND

Garden & Lounge SKYXX

Garden & Lounge SKYXX - Student Exchange Vietnam

SKYXX is a luxury club designed in classic European architectural style with warm tones. The lounge is divided into 2 parts. If you want to soak up the bustling atmosphere with professional dancers and DJs, you can sit inside. The outdoor space is completely different, more peaceful, and romantic, with a wonderful view from above. Located in the heart of District 1, food prices are a bit high but the service and food are worth the money you spend.

  • Location: Deutsches Haus Building, 20th Floor, 33 Le Duan, Ho Chi Minh City
  • Tel: 0906693138
  • Opening hours: 05:00 pm to 02:00 am
  • Price: 300,000 VND – 1,000,000 VND

Saigon Saigon Rooftop Bar

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Located on the 9th floor, Saigon Saigon Rooftop Bar is one of the oldest bars in Saigon. It is also famous for the view, where customers can see many famous places from the bar, such as Lam Son Square, Saigon Opera House, Notre Dame Cathedral, and People’s Committee Hall. The bar offers customers a private and romantic atmosphere with fairy lights, small tables, lots of foliage, and musical performances in the Latino-style lobby. The menu features many Western favorites, such as the best steaks and burgers.

  • Location: 19 Lam Son Square, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
  • Tel: 02838234999
  • Opening hours: 11:00 am to 01:00 am
  • Price: 200,000 VND – 1,100,000 VND

Game ON Saigon Sports Pub

Game ON Saigon Sports Pub - Student Exchange Vietnam

Different from other bars in Saigon, Game ON is the most famous sports bar for foreigners. The first floor is a living space with beautiful natural light and two large tables, while the second floor is the main bar with many sports activities and a nice small balcony overlooking the street with quite nice views. The food is delicious and you should try the best chicken wings in Ho Chi Minh City. The beer menu is reasonably priced, from 35,000 VND. It is currently doing very well with the statement “Bringing live and loud sports to Saigon”.

  • Location: 81 – 83 Nguyen Cong Tru, Nguyen Thai Binh, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
  • Tel: 02866539993
  • Opening hours: 04:00 pm to 00:00 am
  • Price: 35,000 VND – 150,000 VND

Eon Heli Bar

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Located on top of Bitexco Financial Tower, one of the tallest buildings in Ho Chi Minh City, you can feel like you are on top of the world. It has a reputation as a great spot to have a drink and watch the sunset, especially on weekdays. The bar comes alive with the best of hip-hop and local or international DJs. For a spectacular view of the city at night, the price of drinks is quite reasonable, about 200,000 VND for a drink.

The best time to visit the bar is probably around 8 pm to 9 p.m. when the atmosphere is great with low and mellow music. Late at night, the music is much louder. The participants can sing and dance a lot.

  • Location: 52nd Floor, Bitexco Tower, Hai Trieu, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
  • Phone: 10:30 am to 01:00 am
  • Opening hours: 02862918752
  • Price: 200,000 VND – 550,000 VND

Indika Saigon

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Indika Saigon, also known as House of Curiosity, is located in an old French wooden house in District 1. This is a famous destination for not only Vietnamese but also foreigners, with its music events at night and delicious meals. To satisfy customers, Indika regularly changes the menu and adds many unique dishes. Moreover, the space inside is especially suitable for group meetings or places away from the hustle and bustle of life in HCMC. Cheap compared to other bars and restaurants (only 30,000 VND for a beer).

  • Location: 43 Nguyen Van Giai, Da Kao, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
  • Tel: 0356581648
  • Opening hours: 04:00 pm to 00:00 am
  • Price: 30,000 VND – 100,000 VND

Firkin Bar

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Hidden behind a small entrance and going up a narrow staircase, you can imagine gloomy feelings. But no, these feelings will quickly disappear when you open the door and walk in to see the sophisticated vintage bar. The bar gives customers a warm feeling with wooden textures, soft music, dim lighting, and comfy chairs. You may be surprised by the large collection of more than 400 different bottles from many countries. There are also a variety of bar foods to accompany your spirit concoction, especially the scotch eggs. The price is a bit expensive but worth a try.

  • Location: 20 Mac Thi Buoi, Ben Nghe, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
  • Tel: 0931312723
  • Opening hours: 05:00 pm to 02:00 am
  • Price: 150,000 VND – 8,000,000 VND

Broma Not A Bar

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Broma Not A Bar has a large space with 4 floors in a building on Nguyen Hue Street. It has a unique terrace area where you can overlook Nguyen Hue Street and the Saigon River. Broma is an ideal place to relax and unwind after work, with a variety of imported beers from different countries. When Ho Chi Minh City has a festival, you can even enjoy fireworks from the bar’s terrace.

Live music is played throughout the week and weekend. Thus, it might be one of the best live music bars in Ho Chi Minh City. Sometimes the bar holds events at the request of customers. It is sure to make you come back again and again with its calming and charming atmosphere.

  • Location: 41 Nguyen Hue, Ben Nghe, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
  • Tel: 02838236838
  • Opening hours: 05:30 pm to 02:30 am
  • Price: 100,000 VND – 440,000 VND

7 Hidden Bars In Saigon

Nestled in old apartment blocks and narrow alleys, the unexpected location of these bars has an irresistible attraction for diners, from chic design to enticing cocktails. Here are our best recommendations for the best-hidden bars in Saigon.


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Alley50 can be listed as the best weekend hangout hidden bar. It’s the perfect place to relax with the ones you love. You can enjoy cozy music and sumptuous jungle decor. Besides, you will enrich your palate with an exceptional food and cocktail menu. Their signature cocktail starts at VND 240,000, and you can get 50% off on your food and drinks during happy hour from 5 pm to 8:30 pm.

  • Address: 49 Mac Thi Buoi, District 1, HCMC

Corked Tales

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Located on Floor M of CJ Building, you need to go upstairs to find Corked Tales. Its decoration is inspired by the forest so that customers feel closer to nature. Perhaps it has the most unique concept among other live music bars in Ho Chi Minh City.

There are 6 signature cocktails based on 5 elements and metals. The food is very creative and delicious. Prices start from 220,000 VND and the sale promotion hours last from 17:00 to 20:00.

  • Address: 6 Le Thanh Ton, District 1, HCMC

The Alley Cocktail Bar & Kitchen

The Alley Cocktail Bar and Kitchen - Student Exchange Vietnam

As the name suggests, the shop is located in a small alley on Pasteur Street, right next to Liberty Central. Behind the main door are hundreds of bottles of wine of all kinds. Happy Hour runs until 8 pm and offers discounts on select drinks. Sometimes, the bar also invites live bands to perform.

  • Address: 63/1 Pasteur, HCMC

Iron Bank

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Located on the first floor of an old apartment building, Iron Bank has a not-too-large space, so it gives you a very cozy feeling. It has a large selection of signature cocktails with a variety of flavors to choose from (sour, sweet, bitter, or spicy), and basic varieties including gin, whiskey, rum, local liquor, etc. Cocktails range from 145,000 VND to 175,000 VND.

  • Address: 47 Ton That Dam, HCMC


Live Music Bars In Ho Chi Minh City - Student Exchange Vietnam

Nestled in a nondescript building in District 1, Snuffbox offers you the kind of music you would hear in 1920s America. Its decor does a good job of bringing out the atmosphere. secret gas of the illegal Prohibition-era bars. Not only is it a fun theme, but it also features a list of signature cocktails and elaborately crafted classics. The price is a bit expensive, about 500,000 VND to 1,000,000 VND / person.

  • Address: 14 Ton That Dam

Rabbit Hole

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Rabbit Hole is an underground cocktail bar inspired by the story of the Independence Palace. The bar doesn’t serve food but has great drinks from 200,000 VND. It would be a mistake not to taste the Mad Hatter, a long drink made from gin, while enjoying upbeat music.

  • Address: 138 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia, HCMC

Gin House

Live Music Bars In Ho Chi Minh City - Student Exchange Vietnam

If you are looking for the best gin cocktails in town, then Gin House is the place to be. Not too far from the famous backpacker street Bui Vien, the bar offers great cocktails with tried-and-tested bartenders. And, if you smoke, there’s a place inside for you. All drinks are 50% off during prime time (17:00–20:00).

  • Address: 28/3A Ton Nhat Tung, HCMC

Have you chosen your favorite live music bars in Ho Chi Minh City to go to? Go with your friends and enjoy the night!

Compiled by Student Exchange Vietnam