A great place to party in Ho Chi Minh City is the sleek rooftop bars. They cater to just about any style and mood while also giving perfect views of the bustling city below.
Attracting a lively crowd, the rooftop bars are favoured by tourists, affluent locals, celebrities and expats, so the prices for food and drink aren't the cheapest. However, with the stylish ambience and excellent service, a trip to one of the rooftop bars is well worth a visit when in the city.
Here are five of the top rooftop bars in Ho Chi Minh City to experience while on the tours in Vietnam:
Saigon Rooftop Bar (19 Lam Son Square, District 1)
This rooftop bar is an inviting and iconic space set on the 9th floor of the Caravelle Saigon. It was once used as a major briefing area for wartime correspondents at the time of the Vietnam War. It has a cosy ambience with plenty of foliage, wooden furnishing and fairy lights, with views overlooking Lam Son Square. Drinks are served with snacks such as dried fruits, nuts, shrimp, etc.
Chill Sky Bar (76A Le Lai Rooftop of AB Tower, District 1)
The Chill Sky Bar attracts the affluent expats and locals looking to party in style. This rooftop bar sits on the 25th floor of the AB Tower and plays a mixture of early evening chill-out tunes and popular hip-hop and dance music later in the evening. The more upmarket clientele means the food and drinks aren't the cheapest, but there is still a happy hour with half price wines, beers, cocktails and snacks. Also, this bar has an enforced dress code, so it is necessary to dress up before stopping by at the Chill Sky Bar.
Rex Hotel Rooftop Bar (141 Nguyen Hue Street, District 1)
Located on the fifth floor, the Rex Hotel Rooftop Bar gives striking views of the local surroundings, such as People’s Committee Hall and Saigon Opera House. This rooftop bar hosts salsa performances and Latino bands on its elevated dance floor and stage. The prices of the drinks are typical of other rooftop bars in the city, but there is a 20% discount in the early evening on selected alcohols.
Glow Skybar (93 Nguyen Du, Ben Nghe, District 1)
The Glow Skybar in District 1 has the ability to offer spectacular city views of the nearby colonial-era and modern architecture. This establishment is fitted with a fully-stocked bar, a spacious dance floor, black-and-white furnishing, tropical trees, and brings in the well-dressed locals and expats. Happy hour takes place between 5-8 PM with signature cocktails, wines by the glass, mixed drinks and beers at 50% off. Also, this rooftop bar has a useful supply of food options, such as shared platters at $4-$5 each.
Shri Rooftop Bar & Restaurant (Centec Tower, 72-74 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street)
This rooftop bar and restaurant gives a perfect view overlooking some of the best places to visit in Vietnam, such as the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Reunification Palace. The indoor dining area is open all day and serves a varied choice of local Vietnamese and European fare. And the sleek-looking rooftop lounge and bar area is great for the evening.
Overall, visiting the best rooftop bars is certain to appeal to many travellers on a tour of the country and one of the many worthwhile things to do in Ho Chi Minh City.
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