Hai Phong nightlife might not be as active as Hanoi – only a few hours away by car. But if you explore a bit, especially around the Minh Khai District, you’ll find all sorts of choices. Bars, nightclubs, discos and karaoke joints are to be found while the live music scene here has become more and more common and quite active lately. This comes as something of a surprise considering Hai Phong is not a big party town. Though it’s true that most businesses close their doors early, there are a few places that stay open after midnight. Visitors just need to ask around and the best source is at your hotel tour or receptionist desk. They should be able to lead you to the nearest cool place for a fun night out. Alternatively see the following list for some recommendations.
Da Lat is famous for its rich colonial atmosphere as well as for having many great natural sites. It might, however, be lacking slightly in its nightlife but if visitors really want to enjoy themselves they can definitely find quite a few interesting establishments at the more up-market venues. Among them are Larry's Bar and Le Rabelais Bar, both are located in the Da Lat Palace Hotel. For a choice of drinks here, there are imported beers, whiskies, cocktails and wine. Many new arrivals in Vietnam are surprised to discover locally produced wine. Thanks to the French, who introduced this beverage to the country, there is a young but growing wine industry in and around Da Lat with Vang Da Lat (aka Wine Da Lat) and Da Lat Beco the two main producers. Customers can find interesting local-made drinks on Dalat’s restaurant menus including Bordeaux-style wines, sparkling white wines, peach coolers and wine coolers. Give them a try!