Every big cosmopolitan city captivates visitors with full of playgrounds lit up when the Sun is out. Vietnam’s capital is the same. If your Hanoi tour package ends up before darkness, here are top recreation areas where you can see how our locals spend their night!
Hanoi Central Lake is not just a stunning destination, it also hold in itself significant historical values. When the night takes over the whole scene, the Lake becomes mystic in the illumination system. Diversified services and the chilling gust of wind never fail to draw the natives’ attention. Walking around the lake, resting on a bench, viewing towards the serene scenario or joining in the crowd of the walking street is the best way to end your day.
Around Sword Lake at night (Source: Google)
Long Biên Bridge
Having existed with Hanoi citizens for over 100 years, Long Biên Bridge has been living its life as an iconic historical bystander. Shining and fancy appearance not what you are about to witness here. The whole arch’s makeover is a brown-reddish rust, which delivers a heritage-like outlook. Standing on the sidewalk of Long Biên Bridge, enjoying the northern wind-blow and contemplating Hanoi nightlife from afar is surely something you cannot find elsewhere.
Long Biên Bridge (Source: Google)
Royal City is known to be a shopping mall and underground recreation center. Located near the heart of the capital, Royal City puts on a European-like style. This cutting-edge venue brings you a modern lifestyle as well as sanitary vibe with a high standard of safety. Visiting Royal City when the Sun is gone, you can choose to go for energetic games such as ice-skating, bowling, wandering around its water park or hiding in a cinema.
Royal City Hanoi (Source: Google)
Hàng Buồm Street Food Town
The street is believed to be a miniature of a new, crowded and hectic Hanoi. Apparently, street food and diversified cuisine are what you are going to witness. Traditional Việt gastronomy and foreign additives can all be found here. Bistros at Hàng Buồm Street are open from 19:00 to midnight on Friday and weekends.
Hàng Buồm Street (Source: Google)
Tạ Hiện Beer Street
This is for our beer loyal fans. Tạ Hiện Street is fervently favored even by local Hanoians to come over every night seeking for some shots. Tạ Hiện Beer Street is a focal point gathering various social classes, most of whom are intellectuals, university students, workers, officers, Vietnamese tourists as well as abroad visitors. Beer of all types can be found on the street, especially the sensational Hanoi draft beer with a pretty affordable price will surely win your heart. Hence, do not forget to ask for an iced glass of “Bia Cỏ” and make a big shout-out with your local besties.
Tạ Hiện Street (Source: Google)
Quảng Bá Night Flower Market
Usually open at around 24:00, Quảng Bá Flower Market gets its best vivid ambiance when the clock reaches 2:00 to 3:00. As a consequence, this is also the finest time to visit Quảng Bá. Due to its specific section of time, each of the seller and buyer holds a torch lighting up their favorite bunches. Hence, the whole scene soon becomes mystic and stunning all at once. If possible, do not forget to visit Quảng Bá during special occasions such as Valentine’s Day, Women’s Day or around the Lunar New Year for the best insight. The market is also in the list of must-see sites in many Hanoi tour packages.
The vivid scene of Quảng Bá (Source: Google)
Bars and Clubs
Our fourth candidate for this roundup cannot be something else, but the real nightlife in pubs and bars. This recreation point can be found in various types that meet the need of all social classes. Below are our best-selected picks:
- The Rooftop – 83 Lý Thường Kiệt Street, Hoàn Kiếm District, Hanoi.
- Cielo 13 Sky Bar & Restaurant – 13 Hai Bà Trưng Street, Hoàn Kiếm District, Hanoi.
- The Bank Bar – 41 Hai Bà Trưng Street, Hoàn Kiếm District, Hanoi.
- Rockstore – 61 Mã Mây Street, Hoàn Kiếm District, Hanoi.
Cielo 13 Sky Rooftop Bar (Source: Google)
Hanoi Opera House
Our list today cannot go without a symbolic Hanoi icon, the Opera House. Almost every night, the municipal theater holds various genres of shows, one of which is usually listed as a top pick for foreign visitors – A O Show, which brings different kinds of performance to meet the expectation of its audiences and fans. The Mist, Teh Dah, and My Village are three of its best roundup. Check out A O Show Website at www.luneproduction.com for more.
Hanoi Opera House (Source: Google)
With eight of our recommendations above, your alternatives for what to do in Hanoi at night will become fullest. If you are done with your daytime Hanoi tour package, do not forget to chase down these mentioned hot areas and you will see how enjoyable our native Hanoians live up their darkness.