5 Hip Hotel Bars in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Inside Hotel Majestic
Inside Hotel Majestic | © Jean-Marie Hullot / Wikimedia Commons
Isabelle Sudron

Ho Chi Minh City has no end of excellent drinking dens, but it’s often easy to overlook the amazing hotel bars, writing them off as guests-only venues. However, some of the city’s hippest hotel bars are open to the public and well worth a visit. Here are five of the best.

Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers

The Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers

Atop the Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers is one of the loftiest drinking dens in Ho Chi Minh City. The stylish and sophisticated Level 23 Wine Bar is perfect for those who want to escape the chaos of the streets below. Unlike many other hotel bars, this chic haunt is so far above street level, there’s simply no noise from traffic – only the low hum of chatter and music. With almost 500 rooms spread across 25 floors, the Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers is located in one of the most convenient areas for sightseeing.

88 Đồng Khởi Street, District 1. T: +84 8 3827 2828

1. Rex Hotel


Rex Hotel
© Hotels.com
The rooftop bar of Rex Hotel may only be on the fifth floor, but it still has a breathtaking view of its surroundings. If anything, the perspective provides a closer look at nearby landmarks such as the People’s Committee Building and Saigon Opera House. If that isn’t enough to convince you, there’s also an open-air dance floor, a bar illuminated by neon lights and entertaining evening performances. Built in 1920, the building was originally filled with shops, but it’s now one of the most renowned hotels in the city.

Hotel Majestic Saigon

Inside Hotel Majestic Saigon

The fifth-floor Breeze Sky Bar offers a picturesque view over the Saigon River, rather than the usual city vistas. The all-day bar is also apparently where author Graham Greene wrote The Quiet American, a war story based in Ho Chi Minh City. The French-colonial-style hotel has been open since 1925 and offers a number of luxurious suites.

1 Đồng Khởi Street, District 1. T: +84 8 3829 5517

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