There’s only one thing to do when the heat and humidity hits – find the nearest rooftop bar in Hanoi and cool down with a cocktail or two.
The city is famous for its rooftop bars, with countless skyscrapers for a cool new cocktail lounge to perch on. Having a drink in one of Hanoi’s best sky-high watering holes is a smart way to escape the heat and the crowds.
Plus, you get a whole new viewpoint… and a tasty cocktail.
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When it comes to nightlife in Hanoi City, there’s no better place to party in style than a sleek rooftop bar. Offering panoramic views of the old quarter, MK Rooftop Bar & Restaurant is a totally relaxed atmosphere with excellent cocktails.
Perched at the rooftop of Lotte Hotel Hanoi on 65th floor, Top of Hanoi offers a spectacular panoramic view of the skyline with a modern vibe. There’s trendy music to chill out to and prime sunset viewpoints.
Order one of the excellent signature cocktails and get ready for the skies to change.
Trill Rooftop Cafe is easily one of the city’s most impressive rooftop bars, with a huge seating area with fairylights and wooden pallets on side and a glass swimming pool on the other. It’s on the outskirts of Hanoi, about 25 minutes from the Old Quarter but it’s well worth the trip.
Located on the 19th floor, you will a panoramic view of the entire city from this swanky cocktail lounge. Live DJs add to the classy party vibe when midnight comes around and there’s always new and creative drinks specials.
Ideal for a fancy night out on the town.
Make your way to the top floor of the lovely Skyline Hotel for a two-level rooftop bar with a 360 degree view of Hanoi. Ideally located in the Old Quarter, the bar is open during from midday – perfect for poolside drinks – and turns into a romantic cocktail bar in the evening on the top deck.
The Summit Lounge is a popular place from which to watch the sun setting over West Lake. One of the most luxurious rooftop bars in Hanoi, it’s pricier than other bars in the city but is worth splashing out on for a special occasion.
The cocktails are world-class and the views unbeatable.
This stylish, greenery-covered bar on the 13th floor is spread out over three terraces. The bar has an amazing view of Hanoi, and on a clear day you can even see as far as Ba Vi mountain range.
There’s a 2-for-1 daily happy hour and live music on regularly. Perfect for a lively night out that’s not too wild.
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