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Hang out Up High

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  • Address: The Rooftop – 83 Lý Thường Kiệt, Q. Hoàn Kiếm,

If you are looking for an interesting space with a luxurious and romantic setting, ‘The Rooftop’ is a good choice. 100 metres up, away from the noisy car horns, you will feel like you’re in another world, settling down and fully admiring the cityscape of Hanoi.

There are different corners of this bar each with separate styles. There are warm romantic parts with bright but deep colors, or luxurious corners with modern brown and green furniture. You can kick back to a variety of musical styles to help you relax after a long day of travel.

Just Like the Movies

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  • Address: Bar +84 – 23 Ngô Văn Sở, Trần Hưng Đạo, Q. Hoàn Kiếm,


It isn’t easy to find a place that makes you feel like you’re lost a movie. At Bar +84 you can do exactly that. Inspired by the ‘Godfather’, this place is flooded with crimson-painted walls and iconic movie quotes. The ground floor has an Italian style bar, with a small corner for the band to play live music every night from Tuesday to Sunday. There is a different musical theme for each night, ranging from from pre-1975 Vietnamese music to jazz, and acoustic guitar or rock and roll on weekends.

It’s also a great place to come during the day. Take a seat and sip on the aromatic coffee in the front yard, watch the roses bloom outside in a tranquil green space. For the wine lovers, don’t forget to check out the 2nd floor, where you can have a taste of your favorite wine.

A Match Made in Heaven

  • Address: Floral & Books cafe – 26 Hàng Vôi, Lý Thái Tổ, Q. Hoàn Kiếm,

In the middle of Hanoi, it is easy to find cafes wherever you are. This cafe stands out due to it’s floral theme which creates a gentle space to immerse yourself in. It’s the perfect place to take a break from the hustle and bustle of Hanoi. It’s also notable for its delicious and cheap drinks.

Floral & Books cafe is gradually becoming a popular destination for those who love reading and flowers. The cafe has 4 different spaces, all colorful and full of books. So even if you are without a book, pop in here and engross yourself in one of these stories.

After a long days of walking the streets, why not come here to have a cup of coffee, read a book, and relax?

Who Let the Dogs Out?

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  • Address: Hair of the dog – 32 Phố Mã Mây, Hàng Buồm, Q. Hoàn Kiếm,

This place has a youthful and dynamic atmosphere. It attracts not only the locals, but plenty of foreign visitors who are drawn to this lively bar.

Hair of the Dog also has a shisha area, and a lounge with cocktails made by professional bartenders. Drinks are decently priced, especially when you factor in the excellent atmosphere. You can immerse yourself in a crazy mix of drinks, lights, and music in this place.

Take a Stroll

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  • Address: Walking Street – Ngã tư Đinh Tiên Hoàng, Q. Hoàn Kiếm,

Walking Street is the number one thing you must check out while in Hanoi. It is well-known as the most interesting place to visit, even for locals. Why? – Because of the surprisingly open space. In the inner city of Hanoi, it is really hard to find an area with an open space to play, sing, and learn cultural values. This place has exactly that. – Because you can enjoy watching traditional Vietnamese activities, with national old games always being played. – Because of the excitement of….walking. In Hanoi, there are some things, smells, and scenes that require a slow walk to truly be appreciated.  Because of the vibrant street music. Street music is always the art that brings people together. Nowadays, it’s hard to find something that makes people feel close and exhilarated quite like seeing an orchestra playing full of improvisation and emotion, which is what you can find here.

Those are just four of millions of reasons to explain why this shouldn’t be missed. Come here and figure out the rest for yourself.

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