Must see nightlife in Ho Chi Minh City

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    With almost 40 taps, BiaCraft is an essential destination for thirsty souls. Complementing its own creations are ales and ciders from craft breweries in…

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    Pasteur Street Brewing Company

    Pasteur Street Brewing turns out a fine selection of craft beer. Brews utilise local ingredients including lemongrass, rambutan and jasmine, and up to six…

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    This excellent musical cooperative now has a permanent location in a block with a skyline view for its DJ events and gigs featuring emerging electronic…

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    Heart of Darkness

    This premier craft brewery has an always-interesting selection of innovative beers on tap. The selection varies as the Heart of Darkness brewers are…

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    Malt is one of the city's cosiest and most welcoming bars, and has a no-smoking policy (a rarity in HCMC). There's always a well-curated selection of…

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    Saigon Outcast

    This District 2 venue has a diverse combination of live music, DJs, cinema nights and good times amid street art. Cocktails, craft beer and local ciders…

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    Rogue Saigon

    Live music and Vietnamese craft beers combine on Rogue's rooftop terrace in a gritty building on the riverside edge of District 1. You'll find good beers…

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    Alley Cocktail Bar & Kitchen

    Good luck finding this place (turn left just after the Liberty Central Saigon Citypoint hotel and follow the signs), but when you do discover it,…

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    Coffee-geek culture comes to HCMC at this spacious upstairs warehouse space. Single-origin, fair-trade roasts from Dalat feature, and there's a great…

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    Indika Saigon

    Tucked down a narrow laneway, the off-the-radar Indika Saigon dubs itself the 'House of Curiosity'. It is definitely worth venturing to, with a barbecue…

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    East West Brewing

    All beers are brewed on-site at this impressive microbrewery (or should that be mega-microbrewery) near Ben Thanh Market. Ales include a Far East IPA with…

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    With a long bar – we're talking 10m-plus here – Layla is a laid-back spot that's perfect for the first or last cocktails of the night. Don't be surprised…

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    Social Club Saigon

    Overlooking District 3 from the 24th floor, this is a prime spot for a stylish sundowner: happy hour is a very generous triple hour whammy, from 5pm to…

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    Saigon Soul Pool Party

    Cool beats, cold beers and a fun crowd of locals, expats and visitors all combine at the New World Saigon Hotel on Saturday afternoons from late November…

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    Ong Cao

    A hoppy cut above the backpacker bars lining Ð Bui Vien, Ong Cao is your best bet for craft brews in Pham Ngu Lao. Bar snacks, including cheese and…

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    Tipsy Unicorn

    One of the city's very few openly gay bars, drawing a loyal crowd of locals with a fun, welcoming vibe. There's plenty going on, with quiz nights, DJs on…

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    Whiskey & Wares

    Fine whisky, good cocktails and local craft beer all appeal at this sophisticated bar a short hop from Pham Ngu Lao. It's also a top spot to purchase…

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    Chat Coffee Roasters

    On a little lane in the buzzing area southwest of the Fine Arts Museum this vibrant little roastery serves up a mean espresso or flat white. There's a…

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    Bosgaurus Coffee

    Looking over the Saigon River, this designer-coffee mecca has two roasters on-site and imports beans from across the globe. They serve mean brunches here…

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    Thi Bar

    Tiny gay-friendly bar in the Pham Ngu Lao area where there's live music every night from 9pm-ish. Happy hour is from 5pm to 9pm and all evening on…