Taste of Vietnam from the sky

Vietnam’s Sky Bars, perfect as an escape from the daily routine, where the dizzy heights of luxurious surroundings, mystical vistas and luscious cocktails take visitors to extraordinary elevations. Sky Bars have become the new musthave destination for the nightlife trend in Vietnam’s Cities. Vietnam offers a wide array of choices from historical colonial-era hotels to giant sleek glass and steel skyscrapers presenting up and coming glitzy nightspots or sophisticated lounges – Vietnam’s cities are on the rise. The Bars are an escape to heights that would never have been imagined just a few years ago, where patrons have an excellent opportunity to orientate themselves to the City but also to believe themselves above the humdrum of every-day life, where sweeping big City or broad riverfront views change dramatically from day to night, with glorious sunsets setting up a mystical ambience to the evening which is enhanced by the luxury of exotic cocktails, international wines and zany music. The choices are all there.

 

AIR 360, SAIGON

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Air 360, 21 storeys above sea level, is sonamed because it’s the only rooftop bar with a fully-panoramic outlook on the city, they’ve also got a swimming pool, fish tanks built into some tables and cheaper prices than their rooftop competitors. This newcomer on the flight level has also got a giant light-up balloon on the summit. Renowned for its vibrant music, cool atmosphere and fancy design it is the ultimate starter to a night-out for those who like things to start with a bang. No night out in Ho Chi Minh City is complete without a couple of cocktails from the glamorous list and some lights to shine it up while gazing out on the surrounding sparkling Saigon. For those who like their nights out to be remembered the pool parties are very on trend with funky music and pool fun.

BEN THANH TOWER
Rooftop 22nd – 23rd , 136-138 Le Thi Hong Gam Street
District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

 

CHILL SKYBAR & DINING, SAIGON

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Chill Skybar & Dining offers views from the 27th floor of the A&B Tower, a small distance away from the other rooftop bars in District 1. This popular bar has at its entrance a grand, double wide wooden staircase which is a first in the world as it is both indoor and outdoor, separated by sloped glass and descends to both the Skybar and Lounge. Within a hip and contemporary setting the main feature is the circular bar that allows for open views of Ho Chi Minh City and overlooks one of the busiest intersections in the City. Behind the bar is the team of mixologists ready to customise any request for drinks and surprise customers with a flair and fire show. Chill Skybar & Dining provides guests with a complete dining and world-class entertainment experience under one roof.

AB TOWER
26th & 27th Floor, 76A Le Lai Street,
District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

COBALT ROOFTOP BAR, SAIGON

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Cobalt Rooftop Bar & Restaurant are located on the 30th and 31st floor of the Pullman Saigon Centre, in the downtown area, just 15 minutes’ walk from the famed Ben Thanh Market. The view from the lofty heights of this five-star hotel can be breath-taking on a clear day, stretching out over the City skyline for seven kilometres. The Bar, as well as offering birds-eye views, delivers delectable tapas with a cutting edge beverage concept of beer, cocktails, wines and coffee which includes oxygen foam cocktails, spilled home-made lemonades and home-made adult ice blocks, these can also be consumed on the open-air romantic terrace. For visitors wanting something a little more substantial the stylish international restaurant on the 30th floor provides the same scenic city vistas.
PULLMAN SAIGON CENTRE
30th & 31st Floor, 148 Tran Hung Dao Street,
District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

EON HELI BAR, SAIGON

 

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Eon Heli Bar, located on the 52nd floor of the ultra-modern Bitacco Financial Tower, is by far the highest spot in Saigon to sip on a cool drink and admire the City scape. The bar is easy to spot as the helipad that juts out of the building is on the same floor. More than twice the height of other rooftop bars in Saigon it provides a sophisticated décor of modern lounge seats, sofas and bar stools with soft lighting so guests can fully appreciate the 360 degree views of Saigon as day gives way to night and the city lights begin to twinkle. Eon Heli Bar is frequented by a formally dressed after-work crowd, camera-happy tourists and hushed couples on a romantic date enjoying a menu featuring a range of signature cocktails, several pages of wines, regionally brewed craft beers, spirits and some tasty mocktails. All drinks are served with complimentary bar snacks and there are smoking and non-smoking sections.

BITEXCO FINANCIAL TOWER
52nd Floor, 02 Hai Trieu Street,
District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

GLOW, SAIGON

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Glow Sky Bar situated in President Place has a fabulously historical view over the treetops to the former Presidential Palace. Even closer is the French colonial era city courthouse, this is one of Saigon’s most striking remaining pieces of colonial architecture. Then there’s the city’s fast changing skyline and its incredible density – it all makes for interesting viewing at the end of a day of exploration. And the skies are likely to add to the spectacle. Head up at 5:30 in time for sunset – and happy hour, which runs till 8. Glow’s feel is a little more welcoming and relaxed than some of the city’s other sky bars. It’s a great spot for an early evening quiet drink and a chat. Later in the evening, especially on weekends, the DJ fires up, Saigon’s young pretty things come out to play and Glow’s vibe becomes more like a club. It’s one of the Saigon’s busiest nightspots right now. And if it rains, there’s a full-blown nightclub downstairs too.

PRESIDENT PLACE
93 Nguyen Du Street,
District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

LEVEL 23, SAIGON

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Level 23 Sky Bar located at the Sheraton Saigon Hotel and Towers is reputed to be one of the highest rooftop bars in Saigon. It’s not an intimate view but it’s big! The sheer height and scale is impressive. It takes in all the downtown sights, both old and new: colonial architecture like the Hôtel de Ville (now the People’s Committee), and modern skyscrapers like Bitexco Financial Tower (known as the Lotus Building), the second highest structure in Vietnam. It is a perfect place to enjoy a pre or post dinner cocktail, or beverage of choice, while taking-in the panorama. The separate Wine Bar faces the City and the Night Spot, with a live band, is located inside, both offer the same set of menu, cocktails and snacks. The Wine Bar is outside and has magnificent views of the Saigon Skyline and a calm and sophisticated ambience. This contrasts to the dancing and lively party music atmosphere of the adjoining night club.

SHERATON SAIGON HOTEL & TOWERS
23rd Floor, 88 Dong Khoi Street,
District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

 

LIQUID SKY BAR, SAIGON

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The Liquid Sky Bar is a casual destination, somewhere to escape the nuances of everyday life and unwind under the sun. It is a fun, open air social event venue with a buzzing atmosphere which overlooks the river and city. It features a sunken barbecue pit, a highlight of the Bar, which can be used for special events, parties and deliciously grilled pool snacks. The bar has a chic, contemporary look with sleek yet casual design elements. Guests can sit directly at the bar and watch the bartender’s in action or order refreshing cocktails while lounging by the pool. In the evening, the space transforms into a rooftop lounge where guests and locals come to socialise, dance or just let loose. On the mezzanine level, comfortable lounges and the flow of cocktails maintain a casual, fun atmosphere. It is the perfect spot to be for happy hour, watching the sun set over the horizon while the DJ will keep the party spirit alive all day and late into the night. Famous international DJs can be hosted on special occasions.

RENAISSANCE RIVERSIDE HOTEL SAIGON
8-15 Ton Duc Thang Street,
District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

OMG, SAIGON

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Perched above the Ben Thanh roundabout OMG Sky Bar is located at the Tan Hai Long Hotel. To get there, saunter through the night market masses and slip into a tucked-away elevator. In the lobby, a welcoming host escorts customers to a table. At the top of the stairs there is an OMG moment when the impressive terrace opens up the full length of the building, with open air and semicovered sections, and majestic views of the city’s skyline. OMG! speaks to understated, youthful confidence – the essence of Saigon’s burgeoning high society – and every finishing touch compliments the next: soft, coloured lighting, an uber cool soundtrack, a stylish rooftop garden, handsome staff in black, ceramic ashtrays with pirate-style skulls, plush couches and beanbags and the kitchen produces some of the city’s best Asian-fusion cuisine, with a cosmopolitan wine and cocktails menu.

TAN HAI LONG HOTEL
9th Floor, 15-17-19 Nguyen An Ninh Street,
District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

SAIGON SAIGON ROOFTOP BAR, SAIGON

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Saigon Saigon Rooftop Bar on the ninth floor of the Caravelle Hotel has been immortalised for its role in the Vietnam War as the location of the daily war correspondents and their watering hole throughout the conflict. This living history is palpable at Saigon Saigon where its famous past is reinforced with wooden fixtures, sepia photographs and a chequered black and white marble floor. Although the bar is only on the ninth floor the view is majestic overlooking many of Ho Chi Minh City’s famous sites. There is a daily happy hour from 18:00 to 20:00 and an excellent live band performing Latino style lounge music. The cocktail menu at Saigon Saigon runs to several pages and the menu has an excellent range of western favourites with some of the best steaks and burgers in town. All drinks are served with a sort of bento-box selection of nibbles that includes nuts, dried fruit chips and small crunchy shrimp.

CARAVELLE HOTEL
9th Floor, 19-23 Lam Son Square,
District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

SHRI, SAIGON

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Shri located on the 23rd floor of the Centec Tower was one of the early players on the rooftop scene when it opened around five years ago and its views continue to rank well. The uniquely historic late afternoon vista includes the former Presidential Palace – now known as the Reunification Hall and there are also glimpses of the leafy grounds of the vast colonial era French Consulate, it is also an impressive vantage point for a summer afternoon storm. Shri tends to be on the mellow side – somewhere for a quiet drink rather than a wild party. The design is contemporary and the space is large. It feels a little like a 5-star hotel bar. It has a generous happy hour that runs till 6:30pm and good value refreshments. And if you feel like hanging around, there’s an extensive dinner menu.

CENTEC TOWER
Rooftop, 23rd Floor, 72-74 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street,
District 3, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

VERTICAL, SAIGON

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Vertical Sky Bar is located at the Liberty Central Saigon Riverside Hotel on Ton Duc Thang Street in the heart of downtown Ho Chi Minh City along the active Saigon River. From the 25th floor rooftop the Sky Bar opens to a breath-taking view of the Saigon skyline with the interior of the Central Saigon Riverside Hotel’s newest endeavour sporting a chic and trendy design welcoming guests from near and far. The Vertical Sky bar offers a healthy selection of savoury snacks and drinks, visitors can enjoy one of the sundown cocktails made by the professional bartenders or a glass of wine from an international winery with a light bite before continuing on for the evening.

LIBERTY CENTRAL SAIGON RIVERSIDE
25th Floor, 17 Ton Duc Thang Street,
District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

CIELO13, SAIGON

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Cielo 13 Sky Bar & Restaurant, Hanoi located on the top floor of the Sun City Building commands an intimate panoramic view of Hoan Kiem Lake and the Opera House from the outdoor lounges and tables. This classy and refined Sky Bar enables patrons to witness the daily transformation of this vibrant developing capital City from the comfort of their table. The best kept secret in town is the mesmerizing sunset during happy hour over a cocktail or glass of wine on the panoramic terrace. One of Cielo13’s unique features is its wine cellar which houses over 80 fine selections from world wine makers and vineyards promising choices that are the best in class, quality and exclusivity.

SUNCITY BUILDING
13 Hai Ba Trung Street,
Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, Vietnam

SUMMIT, HANOI

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The Summit Sky Bar on the 20th floor at the Sofitel Plaza Hanoi is renowned for the best views in Hanoi over West Lake and Truc Bach Lake. When visitors ascend to the rooftop bar in the glass elevator they are dazzled with the panoramic views from the outdoor wooden terrace, it’s the best place to enjoy evening cocktails and a get-together while appreciating the sunset. The list of cocktails from the extensive list of 80 trendy delights includes a delicious Passion fruit Mojito, as well as wine, beverages, or even an Irish coffee. There are fresh tunes from a guest DJ and lavish parties, more than enough ingredients to be chilled all night long.

SOFITEL PLAZA HANOI
20th Floor, 01 Thanh Nien Street,
Ba Dinh District, Hanoi, Vietnam

TOP OF HANOI, HANOI

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Perched at the rooftop of Lotte hotel on the 65th th floor, Top of Hanoi offers a spectacular panoramic view of the skyline with a modern brasserie style cuisine. This will certainly be a place that is worth splurging on.you can full unwind.

LOTTE HOTEL HANOI
54 Lieu Giai, Ba Dinh, Hanoi, Vietnam

ROOFTOP BAR, HANOI

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For the most entertaining and exciting night out in Hanoi look no further than The Rooftop on the 19th floor of Pacific Place where there is a nightly DJ or a special live performance. The Rooftop is an exciting venue that blends quality entertainment and a unique environment as well as offering amazing views of Hanoi. Mingle with the beautiful people and be spoilt with the wide selection of premium wines and cocktails and savour every moment as the sun goes down and the panoramic views show the splendour and beauty of Hanoi’s sunset. Signature cocktails are mixed to perfection and developed exclusively for patrons.

PACIFIC PLACE
19th Floor, 83B Ly Thuong Kiet,
Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, Vietnam

ALTITUDE, NHA TRANG

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Altitude Sky Bar, on the 28th floor of the Sheraton Nha Trang, boasts the highest panoramic views in Nha Trang. This luxurious bar is the place to sip champagne with close friends or family as the sun sets over the 270 degree viewpoint or to experience the music industry’s latest beats with the guest DJs from Thursday to Saturday. This bar can also serve as a remarkable event space and is a spectacular wedding reception venue. By day, sunlight pours in through wraparound windows and illuminates the gleaming white marble floors. By night, the shimmering lights of busy Nha Trang create a spectacular backdrop.

SHERATON NHA TRANG
28th Floor, 26-28 Tran Phu Street,
Nha Trang City, Khanh Hoa Province, Vietnam

SKY36, DANANG

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SKY36 Sky Bar located on the 36th floor of the Novotel Danang Premier Han River combines a luxurious and extravagant entertainment experience. The modern mirror elevator system of SKY36 allows tourists to view Da Nang from different heights. Designed over three floors and with a capacity for 600 guests it oozes stylish design along with modern sound and light systems. SKY36 with 166 meters in height is currently the highest and most modern bar in Vietnam, it feels like an extension of the night sky overlooking an impressive panorama of the City, an ideal location for unforgettable moments, complete with a striking ambience, inventive cocktails and delicious tapas. SKY36 is an entertainment venue that combines the high energy dance scene of a nightclub with the chill-out atmosphere of an upscale lounge.

NOVOTEL DANANG PREMIER HAN RIVER
35th & 36th Floor, 36 Bach Dang Street,
Hai Chau District, Da Nang City, Vietnam

 

CITRON RESTAURANT AND BAR, DANANG

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Citron, located on the highest level of the resort, makes a striking first impression. Set against a citric color palette of yellow and green, you’ll encounter whimsical animal graffiti (adapted from Vietnam’s earliest known cave paintings), temple-inspired lamps and wooden latticework and imperial Nguyen thrones recast as dining chairs.

Private dining booths in the shape of inverted Non La (Vietnam’s iconic conical hats) float out over the hillside 100 meters above sea level, with spectacular views of the entire bay and surrounding mountains.

Start your day at Citron with the breakfast buffet menu, which offers everything from cereals and pastries to fresh eggs and traditional Vietnamese pho. During the day Citron is open for lunch and dinner with a full menu that travels the culinary map of Vietnam with signature dishes from the North all the way down to the Mekong Delta.

A wide range of Mediterranean dishes round out the offerings. All food is prepared and served from the two interactive show kitchens by Citron’s team of chefs who were the recent winners of the 2013 Golden Spoon contest, a nationwide Master- Chef cook-off among the top hotel and resort restaurants in Vietnam.

INTERCONTINENTAL DANANG RESORT
Bai Bac, Son Tra Peninsula,
Danang, Vietnam

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