6. Vietnam Central Circus Than Nhan Tong Street, Lenin Park
For some family-friendly fun, head down to the Vietnam Central Circus which features a big top tent, live performances and simple fairground games within a large park in the south of the city. Featuring clowns, acrobats and animal performances, the Central Circus in Hanoi follows a fairly predictable schedule, but it can be a lot of fun. Located next to Thien Quang Lake, it is a 10 minute taxi ride from the Old Quarter. Performances start from 20:00 six days a week (closed on Monday). Opening Hours: 20:00-22:00(Bar in Hanoi)
7.Hanoi Opera House Near Hoan Kiem Lake on August Revolution Squar
The stunning Hanoi Opera House is one of the most spectacular examples of colonial architecture in Vietnam, and spending a night of culture at a live opera or musical performance lives long in the memory. Shows aren’t on constantly but be sure to check with the concierge at your hotel to see if any performances are scheduled during your stay. Advanced booking is imperative. Located in the centre of the French Quarter of Hanoi, it is worth going
8.Legend Beer Northern Edge of Hoan Kiem Lake
Legend Beer is a third storey bar with a sweeping terrace overlooking downtown Hanoi and Hoan Kiem Lake. There is no where better in Hanoi to enjoy an ice cold beer and watch the night time escapades of Hanoi’s inhabitants. Due to the low level of the terrace, the fervent action of the streets below is almost at touching distance so you can feel part of the city, yet relaxed at the same time. Legend Beer brews its own drinks, with wheat beer, lager and a dark stout all available in several sizes. They also have a decent menu of German-style dishes such as pork knuckle and sausages. Opening Hours: 11:00-23:00 Tel:+84 4 3776 1666.
9. Dragonfly Bar Lounge 15 Hang Buom, Hoan Kiem
Dragonfly Bar and Lounge is a long standing night spot in the Old Quarter of Hanoi that attracts a fairly even mix of young Vietnamese and youthful expats. The music varies between hip-hop and party pop music and there is space to dance if you get in the groove, although most people prefer to mix and mingle. Perhaps due to the amount of backpackers that frequent Dragonfly, large cocktails are popular here and are noticeably good value. Head upstairs to enjoy a shisha pipe with a range of flavours available. Opening Hours: 10:00-23:00 (may stay open later if busy) Tel: +844 926 2177
10. Sunset Bar at InterContinental Hotel 1A Nghi Tam St
When the hectic nature of Hanoi gets too much, retreat to the chilled surroundings of Sunset Bar at InterContinental Hanoi West Lake. Relax on the comfortable day beds and couches on a chilled-out wooden deck, complete with serene views overlooking West Lake.