Hoi An Nightlife and What to Do at Night in Hoi An, Vietnam

by Huy Huỳnh Ngọc

Even though Hoi An has a reputation as a town that turns its lights off early, there are two factors that make it an attractive nightlife location:
Number one, you can walk everywhere here as it’s small enough for a night out without the need of wheels and indeed the centre is pedestrian only – this in a country that adores motorbikes.

Number two, the beer in Vietnam is about the cheapest in the world – making just about anywhere in the country party central if you wish it to be.


Zero Sea Mile Beach Club

Zero Sea Mile Beach Club in Hoi An, Vietnam

Zero Sea Mile Beach Club in Hoi An, Vietnam


The beach is where all the wildest partying takes place with revellers heading down to Cua Dai after the bars close. Zero Sea Mile is part of a large entertainment complex with the bar area playing a variety of dance tunes. If you head to Then and Now just before closing you’ll be able to get to Zero Sea Mile via a shuttle bus.

Opening Hours: 12:00-04:00.
Location: Cua Dai Beach.
Tel: +84 510 863 210.


White Marble

White Marble - Hoi An, Vietnam

White Marble – Hoi An, Vietnam


Fabulous wines and plenty of beers, spirits and cocktails all reasonably priced, this is one of Hoi An’s most tasteful night spots. White Marble is Hoi An’s first wine bar, located in a classily renovated heritage building. All the colour of the old town is on offer as you enjoy a fine wine and a light snack with views across Thu Bon River. Make sure you include White Marble on your tour of the old town.

Opening Hours: 07:00-23:00.
Location: 98 Le Loi Street.
Tel: +84 510 391 1862.


Treats Same Same Not Different Bar

Popular with backpackers seeking pizza and a game of pool, the Treats Bar can get boisterous and busy due to its location close to the hostels and backpacker accommodation. It’s a great place if you’re travelling and want to hang out with fellow backpackers and always has plenty going on. For a better selection of food, head to its sister nightspot Treats Same Same Café.

Opening Hours: 18:00-23:00.
Location: 93 Tran Hung Dao Street.
Tel: +84 510 386 2278.


Treats Same Same Café

Head to the intersection of Le Loi and Tran Phu Street for Treats Same Same Café where drinks flow until late and a game of pool is always on offer. Treats is spread out over three floors and is very nicely decorated with window tables delivering river views. Lighting is low thanks to hanging lantern jars and the ambience is friendly and warm. Not a bad place for a romantic drink although the music can sometimes be loud.

Opening Hours: 10:00-22:00.
Location: 158 Tran Phu Street.
Tel: +84 0510 386 1125.


Then (Before) and Now

Look out for special two-for-one promotions, and a very long four-hour happy hour at Hoi An’s very noisy and very popular nightspot. Then and Now attracts a crowd who are ready to drink and enjoy in a high energy atmosphere where you are pretty much always guaranteed a fun night out. This is the place to go when everywhere else has closed for the night and definitely the place to go and make new friends.

Opening Hours: 18:00-24:00.
Location: 51 Le Loi Street.
Tel: +84 510 391 0599.


The Lounge Bar

The Lounge Bar, also on Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, is a laid-back, chic location worth checking out.


Tam Tam

Tam Tam Cafe in Hoi An, Vietnam

Tam Tam Cafe in Hoi An, Vietnam


Arrive early to grab a balcony seat and wait for the fun to unfold. Tam Tam is an upmarket venue with a friendly atmosphere in what is one of Hoi An’s most popular night spots. Housed in a picturesque old building and despite having been around forever it’s still one place not to be missed. It’s not as loud as it used to be and is a lovely place to have a drink while you catch up with friends.

Opening Hours: 08:00-02:00.
Location: 2nd Floor, 110 Nguyen Thai Hoc.
Tel: +84 510 862 2212.


Q Bar

Q Bar in Hoi An Ancient Town, Vietnam

Q Bar in Hoi An Ancient Town, Vietnam


Part of a chain with another branch in Ho Chi Minh City, Q Bar is ultra-hip and attracts a cool wannabe crowd who don’t mind paying the expensive drink prices. The interior is flashy and chic and the bar list is never ending with what is possibly the biggest selection of cocktails in Hoi An. Q Bar is a great place to stop by for a couple of drinks if you don’t mind shouting over the music to be heard.

Opening Hours: 11:30-Late.
Location: 94 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street.
Tel: +84 510 391 964.


Mango Rooms

Mango Rooms - Hoi An, Vietnam

Mango Rooms – Hoi An, Vietnam


This is a bistro bar with an owner on a mission to ensure you’re having fun. Grab a low table in the lounge at the back for river views where you can also enjoy some food if you’re feeling peckish. Visit Mango Rooms on the weekend and experience a party scene that’s usually jam packed with expats and visiting artists out for a good time.

Opening Hours: 08:00-24:00.
Location: 111 Nguyen Thai Hoc.
Tel: +84 510 910 839.


Mango Mango

Mango Mango Hoi An, Vietnam

Mango Mango Hoi An, Vietnam


Wonderfully located next to Hoi An’s famous Japanese Covered Bridge, funky Mango Mango is a stylish place to share a bottle of wine. Relaxing and chic, the red lacquer bar is smartly accompanied by cocktail tables and an extensive choice of drinks. Latin-inspired music adds to the ambience and there is also a selection of succulent food on offer.

Opening Hours: 08:00-24:00.
Location: 49 Nguyen Phuc Chu.
Tel: +84 510 391 1863.


Hai Scout Cafe

Hai Scout Cafe in Hoi An, Vietnam

Hai Scout Cafe in Hoi An, Vietnam


This is a super spot for a late drink before heading home or even for a morning coffee as you start your day. Hai Scout Café is located in a breezy venerable building in the old town with drinks best enjoyed in the large grassy courtyard at the back of the café. There is quite often artwork and handicrafts for sale and also plenty of bar food available, including western style sandwiches.

Opening Hours: 10:00-22:00.
Location: 98 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street.
Tel: +84 510 386 3210.



Located on one of Hoi An’s busiest night streets, cosy ChamPa gets going late, and offers a decent selection of wine, the odd cultural dance performance and plenty of comfy chairs to lounge in. There are pool tables if you fancy a game and often art exhibitions on the ground floor. Arrive early for one of the balcony tables to watch the world go by below.

Opening Hours: 18:00-24:00.
Location: Nguyen Thai Hoc.
Tel: +84 510 386 2974.


Café 96

Café 96 in Hoi An, Vietnam

Café 96 in Hoi An, Vietnam


Situated along the river, Café 96 is rustic and trendy; peeling paint and exposed bricks lend exactly the right look. Serving up cheap beer in a location that is bordering on run-down, makes for both an interesting venue and an enjoyable laid-back night out. If you’re feeling hungry then there are plenty of street bites such as spring rolls on the menu with everything cooked and served by the family owners.

Opening Hours: 09:00-22:00.
Location: 96 Bach Dang Street.
Tel: +84 0510 910 441.

Huy Huỳnh Ngọc

Written by Huy Huỳnh Ngọc