Travel tips for Hanoi – What to do in the evenings?

Why not arranged couple of nights in your travel schedule to explore the nightlife of Hanoian? When the streets turn on the lights, it is time to see the eventful life of the local peoples. What will you do and where would you go? Let us to help you with those questions.

Hanoi old quarter

 

1. Eating and drinking.

Vietnamese food’s tastes are absolutely not familiar with tourist when first travel to Vietnam. So where is the best place for you to taste the real Vietnamese cuisine? Hanoi’s old quarter is the best place and famous for lot of local street food. Simply order those food at the street vendors, sit on plastic chair and tables along the pavements. This is not something fancy like eating at the restaurant but it will give you the truly local flavors. Here are some of our recommendations for you:

–       Pho (noodle with beef or chicken) – Best place is 49 Bat Dan street.

–       Bun (noodle with duck meat) – Best place is Hang Be street

–       Bia Hoi (draft beer) – Best place is Luong Ngoc Quyen street

–       Banh Cuon (Rolled rice cake with or without meat) – Best place is in Cha Ca street

–       Trang Tien Ice cream (This is local ice cream) – Trang Tien Street

–       Che (weet gruel with different taste) – Best place To Tich street

Delicious Pho

Delicious Pho

2. Walking in Hanoi at night time:

After experiencing the local Vietnamese food and Bia Hoi, it’s good time to explore around the Hanoi’s old quarter and Hoan Kiem Lake to get some fresh air and relaxing on the stone bench.

There is another option to go shopping for some little souvenir at the night market near Dong Xuan Market. The market is 3 days per week and the whole street will be blocked away from traffic. Please be aware of pickpockets and do not bring valuable things with you like phone, passport, money…

Dong Xuan Night Market

Dong Xuan Night Market

3. Singing Karaoke with Vietnamese style.

Karaoke is now become more and more popular with Vietnamese peoples. This is one of the relaxing ways to entertain after working hours or celebrate birthday party with friends or in some special even. There will be a private room for singing, drinking beers and showing off your voice to friends. The songs can be in both Vietnamese and English. There are many Karaoke bars around Hanoi and the best places are:

  • X-Men Club : 408 De La Thanh street
  • Jaguarudi Karaoke : 9 Hang Chuoi or 40 Cua Dong street

4. Minh’s Jazz Club:

Hanoi clubbing scene is still new for many Hanoian. Peoples are getting to know more about going to Club in recent years. Clubs hours are mostly from 8 pm until midnight, and they get packed with local Vietnamese and foreigners from around 10.00 pm on-wards. Weekend is busier. Minh’s Jazz club is a great place for you to relax. The club is owned by an amazing saxophone player who first brought jazz to Vietnam – His name is Minh also the name of the club. The opening hour for the club is every day from 9PM – 11.30PM with live music. Here are the contact details:

Binh Minh’s Jazz Club
Address: No. 1 Trang Tien Street (behind the Opera House)

Binh Minh - Jazz-performance

Binh Minh – Jazz-performance

 

 

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