Saigon (the old name of Ho Chi Min City) is famous as a sleepless city. How can spend an interesting night in this city? We will guide you to explore the nightlife of Saigon with us to find its highlights.
1. Find the local food to taste
The first place we arrive is Saigon Street Food Market. If you do not like a too polite restaurant, this space is the perfect choice to start a night in Ho Chi Minh. The dining area has a series of long wooden tables and chairs that are placed outdoors extremely well.
Choose a few items in countless food stalls, and come to the available tables to taste all of them. While sitting here, many guests around, it’s a good chance to make some friends if you have abilities to communicate with strangers. We love this area because of the different food, opening-air space and being suitable for chatting with friends.
There is no need to keep ourselves, you can talk and chat happily and comfortably.
- Saigon Street Food Market: 26 – 28 – 30 Thu Khoa Huan, Ben Thanh Ward, District 1
- Open: 9:00 – 23:00
- Price: food prices are a bit high compared to the general ground because it is located in the central district.
2. Stroll at Nguyen Hue Walking Street
After filling the hungry stomach, we stroll at Nguyen Hue walking street in hopes the stomach spends all the food away. The cool breeze at this street is great to go up and down in the exciting atmosphere full of fun activities of young Saigon people.
As the largest bustling walking street and focusing on nightlife experience, Nguyen Hue Walking Street has become a familiar place of Saigon people.
The road is always crowded and active. As a habit, if you don’t know where to go, come to the pedestrian street. Nguyen Hue Apartment is an ideal place to eat and shop.
In order to serve the needs of guests, many stores are set up. And, Zone 87 is an integrating shopping and dining areas, this is also a lively studio for who like to have the virtual living criteria.
If the thirst comes, we can stop at one of the famous milk tea shops. Although the price is not cheap, it’s alright to get quality and flavourful drinks here.
- Zone 87: 87 Nguyen Hue, P. Ben Nghe, Q. 1
- Open: 9:00 – 23:00
3. Come to Pho Tay
Pho Tay, meaning the streets of tourists, includes Bui Vien, De Tham, Pham Ngu Lao. But, Bui Vien Street is a top choice for the local people and backpackers.
Every night here is a place to play all night to the morning of a lot of people. Most of the guests come to Bui Vien to release a stressful day at work. There are countless options for you to play here, from the pop music bars to the elegant pub. Definitely, you must come here to see what Saigon looks like at night.
A few beer bottles are enough for a light night. Remember stopping drinking before getting drunk.
- Address: Pho Tay at Bui Vien Street, Pham Ngu Lao Ward, District 1, HCMC
- Opening hours: 24/7, busy from 7:00 pm
>>> Please read more about Pho Tay Bui Vien here.
4. Relax and chat at café
As a culture of Saigon people, sitting and chatting with friends in the café is a wonderful time. 24/7 cafes with all styles appear as a saviour. Going to 2-hours coffee at night is the typical culture of the local people.
If you do not drink bitter coffee, ordering a cup of Bat Siu (more milk than coffee), you can start unlimited stories with my friends, talk about life and dreams. Time seems to stop when sitting with a lovely friend. The night still goes by.
A shop has beautiful decor corners is the Coffee Factory:
- Address: 52 – 54 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, District 1, H CM or 184Bis Pasteur, District 1
- Open hours: 24 hours
- Price: From 30,000 VND
>>> Read more 24 hours in Ho Chi Minh City.
5. Think about life and ourselves
In a busy city like Saigon, it is really difficult to find a quiet space during the day. Fortunately, the streets of Saigon at late night seem to be completely opposite to its image. It is because of a few quiet periods, we will forget who we are in a chaotic life in the current city. This is great to think about life and to find ourselves again for original features.
Saigon at night is both active and beautiful. Sometimes, let’s do whatever we want, no judgments, making our mind become more balanced and peaceful.
Walking around Saigon’s streets, making us know more the nightlife of the local people. It’s time to nurture the dream. Do not pass the interesting life of Ho Chi Minh City at night when you have a chance to travel to this vibrant city.
Do you want to spend overnight with Saigon?