The best things to do after dinner in Hue are great for ending the day with a nice drink, live entertainment, and warm hospitality. The city's nightlife scene is rather laidback compared to most cities in Vietnam. Hue is more renowned for its UNESCO-listed citadels, royal tombs, and pagodas than its bars and nightclubs. 

    Most of Hue's nightlife spots are within a 15-minute drive from Hue Imperial City, and set along the backpacker streets of Pham Ngu Lao, Le Loi and Nguyen Cong Tru. For something fancy, many 5-star hotels have elegant bars and all-day bistros to unwind at the end of the day. From sophisticated 1920s lounges to frills-free bars, read on for our list of Hue’s best places to go at night.

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    Le Gouverneur Bar at La Residence Hue Hotel & Spa

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    Le Gouverneur Bar at La Residence Hue Hotel & Spa offers high-end Cuban cigars, spirits, whiskeys, wines and cocktails in an elegant 1920s setting. It occupies a French colonial villa, which houses a polished-wood bar section, subdued lighting, and comfortable lounge seats. It also has a spacious terrace with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Perfume River. 

    Signature cocktails at Le Gouverneur Bar include Le Parfum (gray goose vodka, lemongrass, lime juice and basil leaves), La Résidence Madame (vanilla ice cream, Baileys, Kahlua and De Vuong rice wine), and Good Morning Hue (dark Bacardi, tawny port, lime juice, orange juice and sugar syrup).

    Location: La Residence Hue Hotel & Spa, 5 Le Loi, Vinh Ninh, Hue, Vietnam

    Phone: +84 (0)54 383 7475

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    Brown Eyes Bar

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    Brown Eyes Bar attracts a good mix of fun-loving locals and tourists with an extensive cocktail menu, loud tunes, and light-hearted entertainment. Set along Chu Van An Street, the bar has a spacious dancefloor with local DJs spinning R&B, hip-hop, EDM and house. 

    Brown Eyes Bar's cheerful staff have a habit of encouraging pool and Jenga tournaments. Guests can enjoy a free shot and snack upon arrival, as well as 2-for-1 beverages promos until 10 pm every night.

    Location: 56 Chu Van An Street, Phu Hoi, Hue, Vietnam

    Open: Monday–Saturday from 5 pm to 3 am, Sunday from 5 pm to midnight

    Phone: +84 (0)813 665 088

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    DMZ Bar

    • Nightlife

    DMZ Bar is a prominent nightlife spot in Hue City Center. Here, you can enjoy an impressive range of cocktails and wines, as well as Italian and Vietnamese cuisine. Established in 1994, its name comes from the demilitarized zone of the 17th parallel that once divided Vietnam. 

    DMZ Bar offers expansive views of the Perfume River at the upstairs garden terrace. You can play a game of pool by the downstairs bar section. The bar's daily happy hour promos include a 50% discount on all wines and 2-for-1 cocktails between 7 pm and 9 pm.

    Location: 60 Le Loi Street, Phu Hoi, Hue, Vietnam

    Open: Daily from 7 am to 2.30 am

    Phone: +84 (0)54 382 3414

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    Le's Garden Hue

    • Nightlife

    Le’s Garden Hue attracts mostly backpackers looking to enjoy authentic Vietnamese and western dishes, along with a few local beers. This open-air bar is on Vo Thi Sau Street, about a 10-minute drive from the Imperial City of Hue. It's kept simple and cozy with plenty of wooden communal tables, traditional lanterns, and hanging greenery. 

    You can enjoy Vietnamese spring rolls and banh mi (baguette) with the bar's boozy mojito and caipirinha cocktails. On Fridays and Saturdays, ladies get to enjoy a free drink at Le’s Garden Hue.

    Location: 28 Vo Thi Sau, Phu Hoi, Hue, Vietnam

    Open: Daily from 6.30 am to 11.30 pm

    Phone: +84 (0)94 449 14 68

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    Secret Lounge Hue

    • Nightlife

    Secret Lounge Hue is an open-air bar within a tropical garden setting in Hue. It offers a satisfying selection of shishas, bar snacks, and strong cocktails at affordable prices. Designed in a traditional Vietnamese style, its indoor dining section has 2 pool tables and a large TV screen airing the latest sports events. 

    Live bands perform at the bar from 8 pm onwards. Located on Nguyen Cong Tru Street, Secret Lounge Hue is within a 10-minute drive from the Imperial City of Hue.

    Location: 15/42 Nguyen Cong Tru Street, Phu Hoi, Hue, Vietnam

    Open: Daily from 1 pm to 2 am

    Phone: +84 (0)96 196 22 22

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    Penny Wong | Compulsive Traveler

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