Hanoi can easily make one exhausted with its many sights and activities. If you're heading to this side of Southeast Asia, make sure you save some energy for exploring its nightlife--this hip city has so much more in store for visitors after the sun goes down.
Here are the top things to do in Hanoi at night.
Chill at Binh Minh's Jazz Club. If you're looking to while away the hours of the evening in Hanoi with a delicious, cold drink in hand with exciting music entertainment, then visit Binh Minh's Jazz Club. Live music performances will welcome you every time you enter their doors, performed by the finest jazz musicians in Hanoi.
Experience Hanoi's street food. Make sure your stomach is empty and embark on a street food adventure in Hanoi. Vietnamese food is coveted in most parts of the world, so you're surely in for an awesome treat walking through the city's street side food markets such as Dong Xuan, the city's largest market. Have you heard of egg coffee? Ask your tour guide or a local for the hidden café in Hoan Kiem Lake. You won't regret it.
Drink with locals at Bia Hoi Junction. If you really want to experience the uniqueness of Hanoi nightlife, go to Bia Hoi Junction to experience a taste of their local culture and to meet new friends as well. The place is like a beer haven with tons of tables and plastic stools packed together while friends and families enjoy drinking an ice-cold Bia Hoi Beer.
Watch the Water Puppet Theater. If you prefer your night to be spent in culture, then you must not forget to get a seat in Thang Long Water Puppet Theater. The whole performance is world-famous because of its authenticity and preservation of Vietnam's history, as well as the ingenious use of water pools for a stage. The puppets mostly perform shows that highlight's the beauty and history of Vietnam, a one-of-a-kind experience you shouldn't miss when you're in town.
Groove in the Bank Hanoi. If your definition if nightlife really entails loot of booze and booming music, then the biggest nightclub of Hanoi is perfect for you. The Bank Hanoi is a really big venue with both locals and tourists. If you want to drown in booze, you wouldn't regret staying here--their cocktails are not expensive compared to other bars and clubs in the city.