The best things to do after dinner in Hoi An involve nightlife scenes that are concentrated within the tourist-friendly Ancient Town and Riverside. They include everything from trendy bistros, cafes and bars to artistic lounges and live music venues. Unlike cities like Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City, most of these nightlife venues are within walking distance and stay open until 3 am, where you can barhop with fellow travelers and fun-loving locals.
    When the sun sets, the streets of Hoi An Ancient Town are illuminated with hundreds of colorful lanterns, traditional dance performances, and candles floating down Thu Bon River. Meanwhile, numerous bars and pubs offer attractive happy hour promos with local artists and international DJs playing a variety of music genres. Whether you prefer a relaxing evening or dancing until the sun rises, check out our suggestions on where to go in Hoi An at night below.


    Hoi An Night Market

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    Hoi An Night Market consists of over 50 local vendors selling a variety of local snacks, trinkets, clothing, jewelry, and accessories. The market occupies Nguyen Hoang Street in the center of town.

    Widely regarded as one of the most popular markets in Vietnam, it occupies a 300-metre-long street that overlooks Thu Bon River. After sunset, it’s illuminated by hundreds of colorful lanterns, making it a popular spot for photography as well.

    Location: Nguyen Hoang Street, Hoi An, Quang Nam Province, Vietnam

    Open: Daily from 4.30 pm to 10 pm


    White Marble Wine Bar

    White Marble Wine Bar is a cool drinking spot that occupies a refurbished heritage building within Hoi An Ancient Town. It’s where you can enjoy exquisite wines, spirits, and cocktails with sweeping views of the bustling streets and Thu Bon River. Set along Le Loi Street, this stylish bar, restaurant, and lounge is a 2-minute walk from Hoi An Museum of Trade Ceramics.

    The nightlife venue serves 14 premium wines by the glass, including Chilean Sauvignon Blanc, Australian Pinot Gris, and Red Bordeaux. Meanwhile, its food menu comprises authentic Vietnamese, French and Italian fusion dishes – we highly recommend the cheese platter, mini crispy pancakes, and chicken satay.

    Location: 98 Le Loi Street, Hoi An, Quang Nam Province, Vietnam

    Open: Daily from 11 am to 11 pm

    Phone: +84 (0)235 391 1862


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    Tam Tam Cafe

    Tam Tam Cafe has been a staple in Hoi An’s nightlife scene since it opened in 1996, with tropical-inspired décor, pool tables, a relaxed setting, and a spacious upstairs lounge area that’s ideal for relaxing and people-watching. Set within a restored tea warehouse in Hoi An Ancient Town, it’s a 5-minute walk from the Japanese Covered Bridge. 

    For beverages, you can find a standard array of imported beers, cocktails, spirits, and wines by the glass. Tam Tam Bar also serves a selection of Vietnamese and European fare such as banh xeo, pho, omelets, sandwiches, pizzas and pasta, as well as homemade ice cream, sorbet, and cakes.

    Location: 110 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, Hoi An, Quang Nam Province, Vietnam

    Open: Daily from 8 am to midnight

    Phone: +84 (0)235 386 2212


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    Mango Mango

    Mango Mango is a colorful eatery that’s set along the tranquil Hoi An Riverside, offering a wide range of signature cocktails and authentic Vietnamese fare. With a spacious upstairs terrace overlooking the iconic Japanese Covered Bridge, Thu Bon River, and Hoi An Night Market, its prime location attracts mostly tourists looking to unwind after a day of exploring Hoi An. 

    Imported beers and wines by the glass come in a great selection, but the cocktails are the main attraction at Mango Mango. A popular pick is the berry cocktail, which consists of fresh strawberries, vodka, hibiscus, mint leaves.

    Location: 49 Nguyen Phuc Chu Street, Hoi An, Quang Nam Province, Vietnam

    Phone: +84 (0)235 391 1863


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    Mango Rooms

    Mango Rooms is a bistro bar facing Hoi An Riverside, boasting vibrant interiors, friendly service, and upbeat music. Its impressive menu features signature cocktails, fruity smoothies, and Vietnamese fusion dishes. Made with fresh mangoes and lots of booze, popular beverages here include margarita, daiquiri, fandango, and mojito while beer lovers can enjoy ice-cold pints of Tiger, Heineken, Saigon, and LaRue. 

    If you’re feeling peckish, try its homemade spring rolls, papaya salad, or baguette with shrimp mousse and mango coconut curry. Happy hour promos are between 5 pm and 7 pm, where you can enjoy selected beverages at half price.

    Location: 111 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, Hoi An, Quang Nam Province, Vietnam

    Phone: +84 (0)235 391 0839


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    Before and Now Bar

    Before and Now Bar’s is a nice nightlife venue for a relaxed night out in Hoi An Ancient Town. The 2-storey bar is 5 minutes away from the Japanese Covered Bridge, featuring an open-air terrace that’s decorated with plenty of potted plants and colorful lanterns.

    You can play a game of pool and foosball or simply enjoy a chat with its friendly staff. Before and Now Bar’s main draw, however, is its 4-hour happy hour promos, where you can get 2 beverages for the price of one between 6 pm and 9 pm.

    Location: 51 Le Loi Street, Hoi An, Quang Nam Province, Vietnam

    Phone: +84 (0)235 391 0599


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