Ho Chi Minh City/ Saigon never seems to sleep at night. But do you know where the youth of Saigon usually frequent at night?
1) Nguyen Hue Walking Street
Recently opened at the beginning of this year, Nguyen Hue walking street has not disappointed Saigonese. It is the most popular at night where everyone hangs out, congregates, sings, dances and skateboards.
2) 24/7 Coffee chains
At night, Saigon youth often go to open-all-night coffee shops to work and chat with friends at the 24/7 Coffee chains. Joining the trends, even foreign brands such as Coffee Bean has recently announced that they would serve coffee all nights.
3) Special movie theaters
Escaping the boring regular movie theaters, Saigon youth takes to mini cinemas, Sweetbox cinemas (Sweetbox means a sofa that can be shared between a couple), or rooftop cinemas.
4) Backpackers’ street at Bui Vien
Bui Vien is where backpackers congregate for a night out with cheap beer and food. However, some Vietnamese love this place too!
5) Ice cream
With a variety of ice cream available here such as Thai, Japan, Singapore and Korean style, coconut ice cream currently captivates the youth of Saigon.
6) Convenient stores
Cheap food, air conditioned, ubiquitous, staffs with nice attitude, 24/7 opening time
7) Lively acoustic bars
Beer, cocktail, live music, and concert-like environment. Who can resist?
Suggested bars: RFC, Fang pub, Acoustic Bar, Saigon Ranger…