Nha Trang to Vietnam is what Miami is to the Florida. Despite being a beautiful coastal city with amazing strips of white sand and mountains to hike, some of the best things here happen after dark, when the lights are low, the music is up and the drinks (and sweat) are flowing. Here are favorite nightclubs in Nha Trang to get a little wild at. Don’t worry, plenty of cafes await the next day for the hangover.
Nha Trang Sailing Club
Bar, Cocktail Bar, Restaurant, Mediterranean, European, American, Asian, $$$
Nha Trang Sailing Club is one of the fancier options for partying. A calm beachfront restaurant by day transforms when the sun sets. The menu boasts delicious international and regional items, and the extensive drink list comprised of imported spirits, wines and beers, will have all your favorites. It’s the perfect venue to stack in some calories as you dine under the stars and then burn them off on the dance floor after. Live performances and hip-hop dance shows add to the uniqueness of the place and every month is the full-moon party, aptly named Insomnia, where international DJs are invited to take to the turntables. Even though the beach right there is tempting to jump in to sober up, don’t do it — the security guard yells at you!
Skylight Skydeck & Rooftop Beach Club is located on the 45th floor of the Premier Havana Nha Trang Hotel. You can party in style surrounded by elevated panoramic views of the sea and mountains. Behind each of the three bars are over 50 different types of imported spirits and wines for mixologists to use when creating the unique cocktails you order; there are also numerous beers on tap. Skydeck has four event spaces, three DJ booths, a swimming pool and a kitchen that serves up Pan-Asian cuisine. We highly recommend the Strawberry Mule Vodka punch bowl priced at a hefty VND$2,200,000 (US$100.00). It is the ultimate party drink for your whole crew! There is an also entry fee of VND$100,000 (US$4.40), which includes a free drink (limited options).
A club popular among the Russian troupe in town, but nevertheless attracting multicultural clientele, ZIMA has an attractive and welcoming atmosphere that spans both its floors. The venue is furnished with cozy lounge seats and a fully stocked bar by the spacious dance floor, often crowded after 9:00 p.m. When the lounge music stops, the resident DJ begins his playlist of hard-core house and techno. Only a 10-minute walk from Nha Trang City Hall, the entrance here is free for girls who also receive a free glass of champagne. Guys aren’t as lucky but still receive a cocktail voucher to use at the bar.
Unlike most clubs that cater toward an international clientele, at Yasaka you might be surprised to find a local crowd to mix and mingle with too. The music is loud, the shots strong, and the cocktails just right, with flashing lights and a lively crowd, this is exactly what a club should be. The music fills the air, and you will definitely find yourself wiggling your hips and jumping to the music unwillingly. Entrance is also free of charge.
On the more chill end of things is Banana Club. With awesome drinks, food, sound system, and lights. It’s a relatively cheaper option compared to the rest on the list, thus you will find mainly backpackers inside, which again makes it surprising that the venue is considered chill. It’s a good spot to start the night though, and if you want something a little more…mind numbing, head to Yasaka or Zima afterward. The best thing here? You get a free shot with every drink you order!
Bar, Restaurant, Nightclub, Vietnamese, European, American
We left the best for the last. Located underground at Story Beach Club, The Rabbit Hole is a storybook come to life. With decorations creating an ambiance based on the Lewis Carroll favorite Alice in Wonderland, this venue takes partying in Nha Trang to the next level. You will walk in through an underground garden tunnel which leads into a room that welcomes you with a surrealist vibe. You will almost feel as if you are Alice but in a wonderland for adults, where the copper-colored decor and fluorescent colors come together, making you feel as if you are in a children’s story book about a crazy rave.
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