Northeast Vietnam drinking and nightlife

Top Choice Beer Hall in Haiphong

Haiphong Brewery Beer Club

Picture a German beer hall but with much more florescent lighting and a rowdier crowd, and you've got the vibe of this fun venue for a night out. Couple the surprisingly tasty brews (try the Amber Ale) with Vietname…
Cafe in Haiphong

Cong Ca Phe

Haiphong has a branch of everybody's favorite retro/communist-themed cafe. Stop in for excellent Vietnamese-style coffee drinks, fresh juices and other drinks, and light snacks.
Cafe in Cao Bang

Ban Gioc Coffee

The junction of Ɖ Kim Dong & Ɖ Nguyen Du is home to several coffee shops, of which this is the most sophisticated. Choose from a menu of local- and Western-style coffees and other drinks.
Bar in Cat Ba Island

Bia Hoi Stalls

For a cheap and cheerful night out, not to mention pretty great views of Cat Ba Town's harbour, head to this strip of open-air bia hoi (draught beer) stalls.
Bar in Cao Bang

Chimay Beer

Belgian beer in remote northern Vietnam – who knew? Choose from a surprisingly wide selection of trappist ales, coupled with Vietnamese drinking snacks.
Bar in Cat Ba Island

Oasis Bar

A free-use pool table, occasional karaoke, smiley staff and a location slap in the centre of the seafront strip make Oasis a popular spot to plonk yourself down for a beer or two.
Cafe in Haiphong

Caffe Tra Cuc

The coffee, done loads of ways, and free wi-fi is lapped up by grizzled regulars and Haiphong trendies alike. There are several similar places along this strip.
Bar in Cat Ba Island

Good Bar

This upper-floor bar has a real vibe and goes on until late most nights. It comes fully equipped with pool tables and harbour views.
Cafe in Quan Lan Island

Cafe Quoc Huan

This little cafe has friendly owners and serves Vietnamese coffee. It's roughly opposite Tuan Thuy restaurant.