Liveliest Bars and Pubs in Hanoi’s Old Quarter

Liveliest Bars and Pubs in Hanoi’s Old Quarter

The best pubs and bars in Ha Noi can be found mainly in the Old Quarter where many tourists and expats are welcomed every day. Visiting Hanoi without enjoying the nightlife, without tasting Vietnamese beer is impossible.

Do not miss the opportunity to go to the bars and pubs around Hoan Kiem Lake which offer a wide variety of alcoholic drinks, local and international specialties and shows of different musical genres. So be ready to start early by finding your favorite address with our list of Hanoi’s most liveliest bars and pubs!


Rockstore - bars in Hanoi

Located in the heart of the Old Quarter and a 10-minute walk from Hoan Kiem Lake, Rockstore is one of the best rock bars in Ha Noi. Come to rock lovers’ paradise, you can enjoy lively moments with Asia’s best DJs, rock bands, and be immersed in the fun atmosphere.

The bar is small but very busy and dynamic. It features a dance floor, murals depicting icons of music such as The Beatles, Elvis… including a special space appreciated by foreigners, it is a small sidewalk bistro for people who want to enjoy a cold beer while discovering the flow of the locals. The drinks here are quite affordable.

You can also find here dishes like burger, traditional Vietnamese dishes, … On the first floor you will find a bar serving local alcoholic drinks, cocktails, beer… and don’t forget cozy lounges. For your entertainment, head to the second floor to play billiards and sports matches for free. Classic rock and techno music will replace soft music in the morning.

  • Opening hours: everyday from 5:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.
  • Address: 61 Ma May Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi

Funky B

Funky B - Bars in Hanoi

Funky B, previously known as Funky Buddha, is one of the oldest bars in Ha Noi Old Quarter. The bar is designed in a modern style but familiar and still consistent in music. If you get there early, you can have a drink while enjoying Deep House electronic music. A little later, electronic music from Funky House stirred the air. Funky House enthusiasts often come here to relax on weekdays.

One of the highlights attracting visitors is the legendary Buddha Beat series organized every month with international DJs such as DJ Jesse Garcia, Born To Funk, The Beatthiefs UK, DJ Henry… Funky B also has international resident DJs who play the weekly songs. Tuesday and Friday and DJ Matt Catseli from Pacha Ibiza. Compared to other bars in the Old Quarter, Funky B has a large space with 2 bars built in different styles. If you want to chat with friends, you can sit right in front of the bar near the entrance, having cocktails, light wine. The indoor bar is suitable for evening shows, where DJs perform live music in front of an audience.

  • Opening hours: every day from 8:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.
  • Address: 2 Ta Hien Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi

Prague Pub

Prague Pub - Bars in Hanoi

Inspired by the calming and enchanting charm of Prague – the capital of Czechia, the Prague Pub gives guests a quiet and friendly space. Come here to enjoy delicious cocktails on oak barrels or a glass of alcohol while dancing to the background of vibrant house music. The Prague Pub is known for its delicious drinks like Pilner Urquell, Budweiser, Corona, Heineken, Mojito, Vodka martini… The price of drinks from 49,000 VND.

The second floor can accommodate 70 people with sofas, wooden tables and nostalgic lamps, including a row of chairs facing the street – it is an ideal space for people looking to get away from the noise.

Prague is also setting up a big screen for football fans.

  • Opening hours: every day from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.
  • Address: 38 Luong Ngoc Quyen, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi

Mao’s Red Lounge

Mao’s Red Lounge - bars in Ha Noi

Also located in the heart of bustling Western Street, Mao’s Red Lounge has an oriental feel. Colorful laterns, parallel sentences and statues of Buddha are carefully placed in the space of wooden furniture, giving visitors relaxation.

The second floor has a hammock model in the middle of the room, brocade paintings of ethnic minorities, the image of the strip of land in the shape of the letter S …

One of the things that attracts travelers is a sense of privacy and friendliness. You can sit for hours chatting with your friends, listening to pop, rock and enjoying a glass of Whiskey, Jim, Rum or cocktails of all flavors.

  • Opening hours: every day 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.
  • Address: 7 Ta Hien, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi

Polite Pub

Polite Pub

Introduced in Hanoi in 1995, the Polite Pub is renowned for its name. This is a welcome home. The walls are filled with posters of famous Casablanca films, photos of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and legendary movie stars James Dean and Elvis Presley. Every evening, the Polite Pub plays jazz, a little later, rock or music at the request of customers. If you want to listen to live music, you can come there on Friday evening with jazz or Saturday evening with the soft acoustic melody.

Polite Pub offers a wide choice of cocktails, tequila, whiskey, local beer or imported beer from the Netherlands, Belgium, Mexico, Denmark… The price of drinks from 100 000VND.

  • Opening hours: every day from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
  • Address: 5B Bao Khanh, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi

Dragonfly Bar and Lounge

Dragonfly Bar and Lounge

The Dragonfly Bar and Lounge a long-standing hangout in Hanoi’s Old Quarter, where locals and visitors alike come to mingle and dance. With music genres ranging from hip-hop to pop music, this two-story bar is equipped with a spacious dancefloor and pool tables on the ground floor, while a hookah bar (shisha) is installed on the top floor. The promo hour will offer spirits and mixers for just 70,000 VND.

  • Opening hours: every day from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
  • Address: 15 Hang Buom, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi

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