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Best Live Music Venues in Ho Chi Minh

Ho Chi Minh City never lacks entertainment, and dancing to good music is a good way to release stress and recharge after a long, tiring day. No matter what kind of music you are into, this city has a bit for everyone. Below are the best live music venues in Ho Chi Minh City. Decide whether you want to rock yourself with exhilarating music or relax with slow melodies.

Best Live Music Venues in Ho Chi Minh for Heavy Metal Lovers

Fang Pub

Address: 13 Ho Xuan Huong, Ward 6, District 3
Show schedule: Every night from 9 PM, except Monday
Opening hours: 6 PM – 12 AM (midnight)
Beverage price range: VND 50,000 – 300,000

Every night, the bands at Fang Pub hype up the crowd with rocky tunes. The pub has gained its popularity in the rock lovers’ community, so the demand is quite high, especially on the weekends. Because of this, the service can be relatively slow, and spaces can be tight and smoky. The range of drinks and snacks is wide, though.

Hard Rock Cafe

Address: 39 Le Duan, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1
Show schedule: Every night
Opening hours: 11 AM – 12 AM (midnight)
Beverage price range: VND 30,000 – 245,000. No supplementary fee for live music.

Located near the most famous attractions such as the Saigon Central Post Office, Hard Rock Cafe is one of the most popular live music venues in Ho Chi Minh City. Besides being an American-style restaurant with a corner for memorabilia, this place is where you can reconcile to the melodies of modern and classical Rock ‘n’ Roll songs. Another plus is the variety of delectable dishes that it offers. You can enjoy the harmonious combination of American cuisine and local flavors as dinner before moving to the exciting rock atmosphere.

Insiders’ Tip: At the center counters inside the Saigon Central Post Office, you can usually find discounted coupons for Hard Rock drinks.

Rock Fan Club (RFC)

Address: 25C Tu Xuong, Ward 7, District 3
Show schedule: Every night, Tuesday off
Opening hours: 7:30 PM – 12 AM (midnight)
Price range: VND 100,000 – 220,000

The name speaks for itself. For huge rock fans, Rock Fan Club is a favorite meeting place. The gathering of big names and newcomers, the impressive shows of Western classical rock songs and Vietnamese indie rock melodies combined, and the modern sound system all contribute to the enthusiastic atmosphere that would move your body. You should book your table in advance and be prepared. There will be a big crowd. The excitement is also built up by screams, smoky cigarettes, and alcohol, so be ready to let go of all of your worries and tiredness.

Best Live Music Venues in Ho Chi Minh for Classical & Acoustic Music Fans

Acoustic Bar

Address: 6E1 Ngo Thoi Nhiem, Ward 7, District 3
Show schedule: Every night from 8:45 PM
Opening hours: 7 PM – 12 AM
Price range: VND 70,000 – 140,000

As soon as the shows started, the Acoustic Bar promptly gets crowded, with people holding their drinks and sitting crowdedly enjoying the hit music. Different international and local bands take turns performing modern songs every night. You can listen to the latest melodies mixed with classics, covered by powerful vocalists.

Sax ‘N Art Jazz Club

Address: 28 Le Loi, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1
Show schedule: Every night from 9 PM
Opening hours: 6 PM – 12 AM (midnight)
Price range: from VND 300,000 (include VND 150,000 entrance fee)

Owned by Tran Manh Tuan, a notable Vietnamese jazz saxophonist, Sax ‘N Jazz Club is surely one of the most unique live music venues in Ho Chi Minh City for those interested in live jazz. Together with outstanding musicians, both Vietnamese and international, he delivers delicate jazz shows. Since it is located in the heart of the city, not very far away from Ben Thanh Market, and offers highly entertaining live music, it is understandable that the price is comparatively more expensive than other places.

Best Live Music Venues in Ho Chi Minh for the General Crowds

Yoko Cafe

Address: 22 Nguyen Thi Dieu, Ward 6, District 3
Show schedule: Every night from 9 PM
Opening hours: 8 AM – 12 AM (midnight)
Price range: VND 57,000 – 119,000. Entrance ticket prices can be charged for notable bands

If you are into good music but not too picky at the music genres, Yoko Cafe can be a good choice. It offers different types of music, from rock and jazz to pop and ballads. Established nearly two decades, many well-known artists and bands now believe to choose it as a favorite location to perform and meet up with their fans. Have some music talents running in your blood? Do not hesitate to sign up with the managers for a performance on stage. Showing off your skills in one of the most long-standing live music venues in Ho Chi Minh City would be an unforgettable memory.

Thi Bar Saigon

Address: 224 De Tham, Pham Ngu Lao Ward, District 1
Show schedule: Every night
Opening hours: 5 PM – 12 AM (midnight)
Beverage price range: VND 50,000 – 400,000

Many young Vietnamese love Thi Bar for its modern, easy-to-listen offering songs. Filipino bands bring up the latest English hits that would make your night more enjoyable. The bar also has some promotions from Monday to Thursday, so it is a better deal for your group of friends to have some fun after work.

Dong Duong Coffee

Address: 101 Bui Vien, Pham Ngu Lao Ward, District 1
Show schedule: Every night
Opening hours: 9 AM – 5 PM, 6 PM – 2 AM
Price range: VND 30,000 – 50,000

Located in Bui Vien – a part of the Backpackers’ District in Ho Chi Minh, Dong Duong Coffee has the decór which seems to be quite opposite to the funky bars in the neighborhood. The design and the objects displayed remind customers of the old Saigon, the former name of Ho Chi Minh City. If you want something different from dancing to the colorful disco light, this coffee shop is worth a try. It is where you can sit down, have a bottle of beer, and wiggle to the upbeat songs played by skillful bands which are “carefully selected from all over Six Provinces of Southern Vietnam”. In the morning, this place turns quiet and peaceful, suitable for drinking a cup of Vietnamese coffee and knowing more about the passing of Saigon’s time.

Vung Oi Mo Ra Cafe

Address: 17 Ngo Thoi Nhiem, District 3
Show schedule: Every night from 8:30 PM
Opening hours: 8 AM – 11 PM
Price range: VND 55,000 – 70,000

Vung Oi Mo Ra Cafe is a nostalgic space for those who want to escape their busy daily life. With the melodious sound of the violin and piano, classical songs of Vietnam, America, and Europe are performed. Several potential vocalists have been found in this cafe, and it is a great place to learn about Vietnamese music through timeless songs that have been the favorite of many generations.

Broma: Not A Bar

Address: 41 Nguyen Hue, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1
Show schedule: Wednesday – Saturday
– Tuesday: Open-mic show
– Wednesday: live music band
– Thursday: Jazz Act
– Friday & Saturday: DJ Takeover
Opening hours: 5 PM – 2 AM, music shows start from 9 PM
Beverage price range: From VND 70,000

With a top view of Nguyen Hue Boulevard, Broma: Not A Bar is one of the best live music venues in Ho Chi Minh City for those who want to enjoy some fresh air and good music at the same time. Cozy decorations and a romantic atmosphere make it perfect for a date. It also offers a variety of drinks, including delicious craft beer (“bia hoi”). Note that even at DJ Takeover night, the music is not as heavy as most bars, which is why this place gets “Not A Bar” as a crucial part of its title.

Summary of Best Live Music Venues in Ho Chi Minh

Among numerous things to do in Ho Chi Minh City at night, listening to live music is an interesting recreational form and a good way to understand the local culture. Talented bands delivering quality performances promise an enjoyable time.

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