The best things to do after dinner in Da Lat include quite a few interesting establishments at the more upmarket venues. For the most part, the city's nightlife is rather lacking, as it's more famous for its rich colonial atmosphere as well as for having many great natural sites. However, for those determined to enjoy their evenings, you will be able to find some places for some fun after dark.

    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 2 main producers. Customers can find interesting local-made beverages on Dalat’s restaurant menus including Bordeaux-style wines, sparkling white wines, peach coolers and wine coolers. Read on for ideas on where to go in Da Lat at night.

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    Da Lat Night Market

    • Shoppers
    • Nightlife

    Da Lat Night Market offers some of the most diverse shopping experiences in the hill town. Open daily from 5 pm, the streets of Da Lat City Center are lined with colorful stalls selling local snacks, second-hand clothing, and souvenirs. 

    If you’re visiting during festivities like Da Lat Flower Festival, Tet, and Christmas, there are numerous exhibitions, street parades, and performances by Vietnamese celebrities. You can also see locals showcasing modern performances, such as busking, hip-hop dances, and skateboarding. Weekends are the best time to explore Da Lat Night Market on foot as all roads in the city centre are closed off to motorcycles, taxi cabs and buses.

    Location: 6b Nguyễn Thị Minh Khai, Phường 1, Thành phố Đà Lạt, Lâm Đồng 690000, Vietnam

    Open: Daily from 5 pm to late

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    13 Cafe-Bar

    • Food
    • Nightlife

    13 Cafe-Bar offers an open-air terrace that’s decorated with string lights, potted plants, and plenty of colorful portraits and antiques. Located along Tang Bat Ho Street, the 2-storey establishment attracts backpackers looking to enjoy a quiet night in Da Lat. Prices are reasonable, with local beers, red wine, and cocktails on the menu. 

    If you’re hungry, 13 Cafe-Bar serves Vietnamese and western favorites, such as beef burgers, vegetarian noodles, and steak with chips.

    Location: 74 Đường Trương Công Định, Phường 1, Thành phố Đà Lạt, Lâm Đồng, Vietnam

    Open: Daily from 12 pm to 12 am

    Phone: +84 (0)702 068 872

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    Escape Bar & Cafe

    • Nightlife

    Escape Bar & Cafe is one of the best places in Da Lat for live music, ranging from country and blues to rock ‘n’ roll and reggae. This 1970s-style bar is located about a 5-minute walk from Xuan Hong Lake. You can enjoy live music from 7.30 pm until late. 

    On most nights, the band covers classic rock songs by the Rolling Stones, Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, and Radiohead. Beverages are reasonably priced and the staff are friendly and hospitable, making it a great place to relax after exploring Da Lat.

    Location: 94 Đ. Bùi Thị Xuân, Phường 2, Thành phố Đà Lạt, Lâm Đồng, Vietnam

    Open: Daily from 2 pm to 11.45 pm

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    Le Select Bar

    • Nightlife

    Le Select Bar at Du Parc Hotel Da Lat is an all-day dining venue with colonial decor, cozy furnishings, and large windows overlooking Da Lat City Center. You’ll find a spacious bar stocked with single malt whiskeys, premium wines, and liquors, making it a great spot for a nightcap. 

    Aside from the usual cocktail offerings such as margaritas, White Russians, and martinis, the expert mixologists can easily customize your very own concoction. During the day, Le Select Bar serves a selection of coffee, tea, and light snacks.

    Location: Du Parc Hotel Dalat, 15A Đ. Trần Phú, Phường 3, Thành phố Đà Lạt, Lâm Đồng, Vietnam

    Open: Daily from 11 am to late

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    B21 Bar

    • Nightlife

    B21 Bar is a local favorite, where you can catch the latest soccer matches on TV screens and/or dance with a fun-loving crowd until late. Set along Truong Cong Dinh Street, this small but busy bar is just a 5-minute walk from Da Lat Market. You can find standard cocktails such as mojitos, Singapore Slings, and Pina Coladas, as well as a good selection of beers on tap. 

    Happy hour is from 3 pm until 8.30 pm, when you can enjoy buy-1-get-1-free promos on all beers and cocktails. The bar gets especially lively after 10 pm, with local DJs spinning dance music all night long.

    Location: 68 Đường Trương Công Định, Phường 1, Thành phố Đà Lạt, Lâm Đồng 670000, Vietnam

    Open: Daily from 3 pm to 1 am

    Phone: +84 (0)917 792 121

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    Le Cozy Bar

    • Nightlife

    Le Cozy Bar at Dalat Palace Heritage Hotel attracts affluent travelers looking to unwind after a day of sightseeing. Located on the first floor, the bar exudes a romantic atmosphere, with chandeliers, pale wooden paneling, high chairs by the bar, leather sofas, and French windows overlooking a lush garden and the nearby Xuan Hong Lake. 

    Diners can enjoy an extensive menu of cocktails, wines, and spirits, though prices here are higher than most of the best nightlife spots in Da Lat.

    Location: Dalat Palace Heritage Hotel, 2 Đ. Trần Phú, Phường 3, Thành phố Đà Lạt, Lâm Đồng 66100, Vietnam

    Open: Daily from 11 am to late

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    Rain Nightclub Dalat

    • Nightlife

    Rain Nightclub Dalat attracts partygoers looking to enjoy a night of dancing during their vacation in the capital of the Lam Dong pr. Located along Le Hong Phong Street, the club regularly hosts vibrant light shows and a good line-up of talented DJs, even during weekdays. Beverages are pricey and, while there’s no cover charge, expect to pay for your first beer or soda in advance.

    Location: 01 Đường Lê Hồng Phong, Phường 4, Thành phố Đà Lạt, Lâm Đồng, Vietnam

    Open: Daily from 8 pm to 2 pm

    Phone: +84 (0)916 407 000

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    V Club

    • Nightlife

    V Club is a vibrant nightclub near Da Lat Market attracting mostly local youths and travelers. It’s fitted with a spacious dance floor and resident DJs spinning house, hip hop, and trance music from 9 pm onwards. Hookah pipes are also available at V Club. 

    While it’s not the biggest nightclub in town, V Club is a good choice if a quiet night at a local pub doesn’t sound appealing to you.

    Location: 2 Lê Đại Hành, Phường 1, Thành phố Đà Lạt, Lâm Đồng, Vietnam

    Open: Daily from 7.30 pm to 1.30 am

    Phone: +84 (0)984 145 555

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