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Top Budget Bars In Ha Noi

Top Budget Bars In Ha Noi

Though Hanoi is not eventful and animated like the biggest city of Vietnam-Ho Chi Minh city, it still has some great spot for the locals as well as tourists to gather around, get some drinks, hang out and relax. Here is list of the budget bars in Hanoi that you might want to stop over.

1.Ta Hien Street

This is a narrow street nearby the old quarter. You will be amazed at the first time they get there by the crowded and energetic atmosphere. Ta Hien street boasts dozens of small and interesting bars that are close together and from one end to the other of the street. This is a favorite place for not only the residents but also the western backpackers. Apart from serving fresh beer at only 5.000 vnd per glass, bars here also offer the other kinds of beer to please customers’ habit with a reasonable price. The snacks served here are also multiform and taste good. Some of bars offer the live music that you can join in the fun or just enjoy your beer and listen to the amateur singers.

  • Address: Ta Hien st, Hoan Kiem district
  • Hours: 6 pm – 2 am

Top Budget Bars In Ha NoiPhoto by Rob M

2. Lighthouse Bar

Lighthouse bar is a small and unique bar in Hanoi. Though lighthouse is a long-standing bar, it is a favorite place for people of all ages. This bar has a narrow space but it is decorated gorgeously and the music here is awesome with a wide range of musical types. Lighthouse offers many kinds of drinks from amazing cocktails to liqueur and beers. This is a perfect place for you and friends to hang out and enjoy the night.

Top Budget Bars In Ha NoiPhoto by Fetch

  • Address: 51 Nguyen Tu Gian street, Ha Noi.
  • Hours: 7p.m - 2.am

3. Hair of the dog Bar

Hair of the dog is known as an attractive place of a big number of western backpackers and the young locals as well. Hair of the dog has been established for 7 years and it always reforms itself to attract more and more customers. It has 2 floors which offer 2 different entertainment vibes. You can enjoy colorful cocktails made by the skillful bartenders and make the most of dancing on a large dancer floor downstair. Go here to see young Vietnamese trends and fashion at its finest.

Top Budget Bars In Ha Noi

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  • Address: 32 Ma May street, Ha Noi.
  • Hours: 8 p.m - 2 a.m

4. City view café

City view café is known as a coffee-bar that hosts the most beautiful view of the city. Located on the 6th floor of the shark jaws tower, this coffee-bar is a great place for you to catch the whole view of Ha Noi. Different from other bars in Hanoi, this coffee-bar opens all day and serves both eatables and drinkables. In the morning, sipping a cup of coffee and admiring the historical monument of The Huc bridge and Hoan Kiem lake as well. Visiting City view cafe, you can truly enjoy yourself without racking up a huge bill. This coffee shop offers a top tasting menu. The food is mind-blowing, the wine pours are generous and the service was absolutely perfect.

Top Budget Bars In Ha NoiPhoto by Chris Goldberg

  • Address: 7 Dinh Tien Hoang st, Hoan Kiem district
  • Hours: 8a.m-12p.m

5. Dragonfly bar

Dragonfly is a favorite place among locals and expats. The club has a big bar, dancefloor, cocktail and shisha lounge. Moreover, for special sport events it even offers table football, pool tables and big-screen TVs! Dragonfly has a healthy mix of different venus which attracts horders of tourists and locals every year. Coming to Dragonfly bar, spend a year partying in Seoul and still leave areas unexplored.

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  • Address: 15 Hang Buom street, Hanoi.
  • Hours: 6 pm – 2 am

6. Mao’s Red Lounge

This is another great spot in the Old Quarter of Hanoi with a cozy atmosphere and a big choice of well-priced drinks. Mao's Red Lounge offers a wide range of rock, dance, funk, Latin and reggae music. Moreover, if it's not attractive enough, Mao's red Lounge gives you a chance to play music from your own CDs! When you are in Ha Noi, come to a bar. More importantly, come to Mao's red loungue for a true local bar taste.

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  • Address: 7 Tạ Hiên, Hoàn Kiếm, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Hours: 4:00 pm – 12:00 am

7. Le Pub

Le Pub is located in the heart of the Old Quarter, and it also has outdoor seatings so you can enjoy watching the street while having a drink. It provides a good selection of drinks and several options for a lunch/dinner including the variety of Vietnamese food. Le Pub is always an ideal suggestion for a great time and to drink unlimited cocktails at low prices.

Top Budget Bars In Ha NoiPhoto by William Whyte

  • Address: 25 Hang Be street, Hoan Kiem, Ha Noi.
  • Hours: 7:00 am – 12:00 am

8. Funky Buddha Club

It is a small, trendy club that mostly plays house, trance and electro music. The club is full of local people and tourists. The venues are classier, the cocktails are suitable for all tourists even you are on a strict budget or not. The diverse menu and lively ambience are what people usually talk about funky buddha club. Feel free to stop by 7 days a week in an inviting, exotic atmosphere that makes you feel immediately comfortable.

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  • Address: 2 Ta Hien, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Hours: 6 pm – 2 am

9. Factory bar

Factory is a new bar in Hanoi that has a unique and creative decoration with red is the decisive color. This bar offers excellent drinks and a multiform fast food menu especially 7 styles of burger. What sets it apart is the live musical performance of local singers and audience. The healthy mix of foreigners and locals gives Factory bar a unique feel that is always full of energy.

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  • Address: 40 Hang Buom st, Hoan Kiem, Ha Noi.
  • Hours: 10 a.m - 1 a.m

10. Sidewalk bar and restaurant

Sidewalk bar and restaurant is basically a college bar filled with foreigners, top tasting menu and huge range of wine choice. Note that locals are a rare sight as this is a bar for expats and tourists. However, it's not expensive as you think. It still packs until the small hours in the next mornings.

Sidewalk is extremely crowded at weekend nights and everyone loves to take seat outside the bar to enjoy snack with beer and wallow themselves in animated atmosphere. The drinks and foods here not only have a reasonable price but also taste really good.

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  • Address: 199D Nghi Tam street, Ha noi.
  • Hours: 10 a.m - 1 a.m

Are you going to visit Ha Noi, here are some suggested itineraries for you:

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My name’s Catherine, you can call me Kate. I love animals, writing and travelling.I started my Asian journey since 2003; and I have been nearly 20 countries so far. The more I go, the more I fall in love with this incredible continent. It has a unique beauty and distinctive culture that never fully explored. This’s why there are many countries I still keep coming back over and over again. I’m here to share with you my fun, sad or even scared memory on my backpacking trails. Hope it works on you!

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