Nha Trang’s reputation as a party town has evolved largely out of the growing variety of restaurants and bars (particularly the latter) where visitors can go for a fun night out. Over the years this variety of bars in Nha Trang has steadily developed, with new places constantly opening with different approaches to the presentation of food, drink and entertainment.
In fact, the Nha Trang nightlife and bar scene is arguably the best in the country, with the late night revelry of the big cities hampered by a strictly-enforced urban curfew. There is also a seedy side to nightlife in Nha Trang, but this is easily avoided and limited to a few less salubrious venues away from the main tourist drag.
Recommended Nha Trang Pubs, Bars and Nightlife
Crazy Kim: As the name suggests, this is the place to let your hair down and go crazy, but in a responsible way (proceeds go to street kids). Great music, two-foot cocktails and hangover breakfasts keep punters coming back for more.
Biergarten: Authentic German-owned Bavarian beer garden which offers great food from breakfast and sells a variety of European lagers including crisp San Miguel draft on tap for under US$1 per glass. Understandably popular.
Nha Trang Sailing Club: For some years this beachfront place has been at the epicentre of the Nha Trang party tradition, serving up beers and cocktails by the gallon from around midnight until the sun is well up. Best to drop by after the boat trip, rather than before, in case you lose your sea legs.
Louisiane Brewhouse: It’s tough to find anywhere in town that offers more than this place; a great location smack on the beach, its own swimming pool, a tremendous menu of Vietnamese and international dishes, a separate pizza corner and sushi corner. Add the home-brewed beer, the pool tables and live music most evenings, and the result is a great place to party.
Shamrock Irish Pub: Friendly Irish-themed Nha Trang pub with friendly service, live sports on the box and loads of character. Bar staff are exceptionally friendly and they do British pub favourites including a slap-up cooked breakfast.
Why Not Bar: With popular nightly happy hours from 16:00-22:00, there is always going to be a party atmosphere at this Nha Trang bar. Pool table, elaborate coconut-based cocktails plus a buzzing dance floor keeps revellers packed in here until dawn.
Guava: One of the more chic bars in Nha Trang with sister outlets in Mui Ne and beyong. Cocktails are served here in stylish lounge surroundings with nightly happy hour from 17:00-21:00 perfect for a few sundowners before dinner.