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Popular Night Clubs in Ho Chi Minh City

In recent years, Ho Chi Minh has not failed to disappoint in the nightlife entertainment scenes, especially with the numerous trendy sky bars and fancy nightclubs popping up due to the city’s rapid development into a metropolitan area. If you get a chance to visit this lively city, take some time to stop by some of these popular nightclub recommendations (in no particular order) to experience Ho Chi Minh’s nightlife at its best.

Most night clubs in the city have a short shelf life, either closing or operating under a new name, so it is recommended to check the individual club’s site to ensure it is still open. Some clubs have a free entrance pass before 9 PM, depending on the days of the week, but be prepared that some of them have a cover charge between $10 – $20, beers $5 – $9, and cocktails $10 – $18.

Observatory Ho Chi Minh

This hidden gem of underground music in Ho Chi Minh City offers techno, disco, and great tunes with both local and international vibes.

Address: 85 Cach Mang Thang Tam Street, Pham Ngu Lao Ward, District 1
Opening hours:
Thursday: 5 PM – 4 AM
Friday and Saturday: 5 PM – 6 AM


Located in the center of District 1, Lush can get crowded on the weekends after 10 PM with DJs playing the latest R&B, hip-hop, and mixed pop and techno. This contemporary, young, trendy lounge has 2 levels with limited dance floor space. Drinks are considered more expensive than at other local night clubs in Ho Chi Minh City. Regardless, it is a popular choice for locals and expats alike.

Address: 2 Ly Tu Trong Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1
Opening hours:
Tuesday – Saturday: 9 PM – 4 AM
Sunday: 8 PM – 12 AM

Canalis Club

This club is arguably the most popular night clubs in Ho Chi Minh. The venue upstairs is big and often packed with a varied age group from the 20s, 30s, to 40s. The staff is attentive and keeps pouring drinks until your group gets loose, ensuring you’ll have a fantastic and fun time.

Address: 264 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia Street, Ward 8, District 3
Opening hours:
Monday – Saturday: 4 PM – 5 AM
Sunday: 8 PM – 12 AM

Apocalypse Now

This crowded club has mixed reviews, decent music, and a restaurant inside the open-back area. Drinks and charges are reasonably priced to international standards. You can enjoy dancing on the 2 different floors with different DJs and shooting pool with a nice mix of Vietnamese locals, expats, and tourists.

The club is temporarily closed.

Address: 2B Thi Sach Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1
Opening hours: 8 PM – 4 AM

Republic Club Ho Chi Minh

Considered one of the most relaxed and hyped nightclubs in Ho Chi Minh City, Republic has a great vibe, and the music is phenomenal. Drinks are more expensive, but the interior décor and atmosphere are splendid.

The club is temporarily closed.

Address: 19 Do Quang Dau Street, Pham Ngu Lao Ward, District 1
Opening hours: Tuesday – Saturday | 9 PM – 2 AM

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Summing Up on the Popular Night Clubs in Ho Chi Minh City

When visiting this lively city, whether traveling solo or in groups, these popular night clubs in Ho Chi Minh offer some insights into the nightlife for all types of clientele looking to let loose on the dance floor. Most clubs are generally inclusive but can be exclusive under the names of certain promoters.

Related article: Top places to visit and things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

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