Like many seaside destinations in Southeast Asia, the resort town of Nha Trang comes alive with an entirely different kind of energy when the sunsets. The nightlife scene here is just as exciting as the after-hours entertainment that can be found in the big cities of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh. From rooftop bars with magnificent views to down-to-earth craft breweries located right by the ocean, Nha Trang has it all. Read on for our top picks:
4 Awesome Bars and Clubs to Check Out
1. Sailing Club Nha Trang
Sailing Club is hands-down the best nightlife spot in Nha Trang, and it’s easy to see why. This beachfront institution has been spoiling its guests since 1994 with 3 separate kitchens that serve Vietnamese, Indian, and international cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. At night, a barbecue station opens, and the extensive liquor menu comes into play – Sailing Club’s professional mixologists are standing by to put together your favorite cocktail or dream up a customized concoction on the spot just for you. Whether you want to just chill or dance the night away, the club’s 4 bars will keep you well-watered.
Check out their official page for happenings and events, or just head down on a Saturday night for their epic beach party. It’s easy to spend an entire day on the premises; make sure your phone is fully charged and ready to take photos of your unforgettable experience. Forgot your charger, or your phone just isn’t holding enough juice? Visit Vĩnh Phước mobile Nha Trang to pick up a portable power bank and keep the fun going.
There are a number of rooftop bars in Nha Trang, but Skylight stands out for its unique 360° sky deck, often lauded as the best view in the city. The restaurant is helmed by Iron Chef Vietnam Michael Bao and he is in fine form here, serving up delectable Pan-Asian dishes in what must be the most stunningly beautiful location in the area.
The rooftop beach club exemplifies the phrase “over-the-top” with an extensive drink menu, 3 fully-stocked bars, 3 DJ booths pumping out deep house and hip-hop, 4 event spaces, and a swimming pool. Visiting as a group? Skylight’s signature 3.5-liter punch bowls should keep you and your friends very well hydrated as you party it up until the sun rises. Check it out at the 45th floor of the Best Western Premier Havana Nha Trang.
3. Louisiane Brewhouse
Looking for something a little more laidback? Louisiane Brewhouse is the only craft brewery in Nha Trang, situated right on the white sands of gorgeous Trần Phú Beach. They combine local and natural ingredients with specialty malts and new season hop sourced from Australia and New Zealand to create what they claim to be the best beers in Vietnam. Choose from a variety of available brews or go for a beer tasting tray to sample them all; Louisiane Brewhouse also serves wines by the glass or bottle, mixed drinks, cocktails and spirits.
The restaurant menu is carefully curated, featuring Vietnamese, Japanese, and Italian dishes that pair excellently with the house beers. Guests are encouraged to take advantage of the alfresco lounging options on the beach or by the swimming pool area. The atmosphere is welcoming and comfortable, which is why it doesn’t surprise us that many tourists choose to spend entire days here. Louisiane Brewhouse’s full beach bar is open from 8 AM to 5 PM; similar hours apply for the swimming pool. Live music and entertainment are available 6 nights a week from 8:30 PM to 11 PM, Mondays to Saturdays.
4. Crazy Kim Bar
This down-to-earth pub is owned by the eponymous Crazy Kim, who saw the business as a means to fund her true passion: community service. Crazy Kim’s is described on their official website as a bar-restaurant-school; Miss Kim funnels part of the proceeds from her cozy neighborhood saloon into worthwhile causes. She is particularly known for her “Hands Off the Kids!” campaign, which seeks to protect children from predators and human traffickers.
During the day, children receive English lessons and meals at Crazy Kim’s, fully funded by profits made by the establishment. At night, the place transforms completely: Miss Kim herself can be found slinging drinks from behind the bar and having fun with the patrons. If you must blow your money on cheap drinks and grub, let it be right here—there’s no better place to drop your dollars. Go the extra step further and become a Crazy Kim English School volunteer. Teaching experience is preferred but not required, and you can choose to be a short-term volunteer, teaching kids for a day or two, or a long-term volunteer, if you’re staying in the area a while. For more information, visit the Crazy Kim Bar official website, or drop by 19 Biet Thu Street in Nha Trang.
With a wide variety of options available, visitors to Nha Trang are spoiled for choice when it comes to choosing a watering hole to frequent while on holiday. Whatever your jam is, drink responsibly and stay safe!