Bars in Hoi An
There are a number of bars in Hoi An but many shut at midnight, presumably due to licensing regulations in the Ancient town. Some of the bars listed below double up as cafes / coffee shops but are totally worth a visit (especially 92 station).
Market Terrace Bar is a rooftop situated near the Central Market in the Old Town. Between 4-6pm every night you can get BOGOF cocktails and there is live music from 7pm Monday and Wednesday – Friday.
Open until 11pm, the live music was great – made even better by the wonderful local family who were singing with the band! Beer is £2-3 and cocktails are £3-4. It was a Tom Collins for me that night!
Dive Bar is in the centre of the beautiful and colourful streets that Hoi An has to offer. It offers a chilled atmosphere with great music and a pool table at the back. Beers are between £1-2 and cocktails are £3 (I had an Amaretto Sour). The bar also offers a selection of starters / tapas style dishes (most local) and larger dishes which are more western. Shisha is also available for £5 for 50 minutes if you fancy it.
The Chef is a gorgeous cafe and bar in Hoi An which doubles up as a souvenir shop. Just make your way in and climb up the stairs to get to the small rooftop. It only fits 6 people so you may have to wait your turn to sit and look out on the town. There is plenty of space inside for a drink though.
The Chef serves a variety of coffee, tea, fruit juices / smoothies, beers, cocktails and mocktails. We went for the Danang Beach (£1.5) with soda, mint syrup, sugar syrup and fresh mint – like a virgin mojito. It arrived in a huge carafe and was so refreshing!
The Deck Saigon is a rooftop bar located in the Hotel Royal Hoi An, just a couple of minutes from our hotel. It has BEAUTIFUL and had unobstructed views of Hoi An – I couldn’t work out why it was busier! It was even happy hour between 5-7pm with BOGOF cocktails. Yes, they were £5.50 but it was totally worth it for the views and were BOGOF!
Cocktail wise we had:
- In the Streets of Hoi An: Tito’s Vodka, Sam Dua and vanilla syrup, triple sec and lemonade
- Ginger and Clay: Gin, Apple Juice, Ginger, Basil, Triple Sec
- Amareanthine: Rum, berry jam, lemongrass syrup and egg white
- Little Garden: Rum, midori, pennywort juice and vanilla syrup
The Hoianian is a lovely restaurant and wine bar which featured on our restaurants in Hoi An post and definitely worth checking out for a tipple or two.
92 Station was my favourite rooftop bar in Hoi An! Its three floors lead to the most amazing space at the top, which wasn’t crowded like Faifo. Be warned, people still want to do full on photo shoots up here though! I had to interrupt one to say I would just be a minute taking a photo as opposed to half hour…
Signature cocktails are £4, beer is £2 and the beautiful fresh coconut pictured above was just under £2. I could have spent hours up on this wonderful rooftop.
The Bird House is a cute cafe and bar in Hoi An – it was a shame it was only open until 10pm. It used to be the garden of a Japanese merchant house, known for attracting a large variety of birds. Luckily, the birds still consider it as home! If you love G&T’s, this is the bar for you and during happy hour they are BOGOF.
We tried the Grapefruit G&T with butterfly pea flower tea and a Tropical Mojito (£4.5). They also offer Peach Blossom, Lychee and Spicy Garden G&T’s!
White Marble is the largest wine bar in Hoi An open until 11pm every night. They have 80 wines by the bottle (all imported) and 15 by the glass. There are a few tables outside for great people watching but also have large windows inside to peer out. The prices vary from £4.5-7 which is obviously a lot more expensive than most of the other bars in Hoi An. It’s because the wine is imported and it is good. If you are craving wine like I did, it’s worth going for a glass! If not, just stick to cheap beer and cocktails.
Before and Now is one of the bars in Hoi An that is open until midnight. It is a large venue which serves local food, cakes, coffee, tea, alcohol – basically everything! The happy hours run from 5-10pm where 9 cocktails are BOGOF (£3-4) and includes two types of mojito, daiquiri and margarita as well as gin fizz, b52 and pina colada. There are more cocktails available but just not on happy hour. As we were peckish, we had a delicious Cao Lau (a pork noodle dish – £2) with our drinks.
The Beer House is situated on the other side of the river, which I refer to as the more touristy side. However, it had live music which always sways me! Happy hour is every day 4-7pm where you can buy 2 and get 1 free on beers, house wine and cocktails. Prices are slightly higher here but still very affordable.
There are a few bars, such as Tiger Tiger, which you will get touted into. It’s a shame really as it ruins the peaceful and beautiful atmosphere in Hoi An. I don’t usually judge scattered bad reviews but these bars had consistently terrible reviews about service and quality of drinks. So it was a big no thank you from me.
East London Girl: Bars in Hoi An
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