Chi Minh City becomes a new place for nightlife with its food, drinks, and lively hangouts in the rooftop.
Chi Minh City becomes a new place for nightlife with its food, drinks, and lively hangouts in the rooftop. (Photo: Raita Futo/Flickr)

Ho Chi Minh City, or popularly known as Saigon, in Vietnam, is now rising to be the perfect place for nightlife. By offering distinctive French-Indochine flavors, fine dining, and lively hangouts in the rooftop, people are now flocking to the metropolis to have a good time.  

There are now a lot of skyscrapers emerging in Ho Chi Minh City, thanks to foreign investments, particularly by Chinese, per The South China Morning Post. However, its famous landmarks like the War Remnants Museum and the Reunification Palace still stand out from the rest for giving significant reminders of the country's history.

But just like any other countries, part of Ho Chi Minh City's culture is food. Aside from bragging its signature meals like street-side pho and banh mi, there are also a lot of great contemporary cuisines and drinks to discover.

"Vietnam has become one of the most progressive countries in Asia, and Saigon is its most cosmopolitan city," former Hongkonger Mark Joyce, who now lives in Vietnam and co-opened a three-story restaurant and bar in Ho Chi Minh City called Knick Knack, said. "The city has a fascinating F&B [food and beverage] dynamic, where its pioneering people are hungry for new experiences and restaurateurs can access exciting home-grown flavors and affordable start-up costs."

One of the best ways to experience good food and nightlife in Ho Chi Minh City is through its rooftop bars. There are many outdoor locations in the city, overlooking the gleaming streets and buildings, that will surely give you a night of fun. So to find the best place for you, here are the top three rooftop bars listed by The Rooftop Guide.

The Chill SkyBar is one of the first and original skybar in Ho Chi Minh City and the whole of Vietnam. Here, visitors will get "magical panorama views" of the entire city and witness a great sunset. It also brags its large, stylish, and modern furniture mainly composed of standing tables and its iconic glowing bar in the middle.

The Chill SkyBar serves classically crafted and signature cocktails, wines, and a vast selection of bar bites. It also has live DJs to complete the party vibes. The rooftop bar is located on the 26th floor of the AB Tower in Ho Chi Minh City.

One of the very magnificent rooftop bars in Ho Chi Minh City is the M Bar located at the "classic and luxurious" Hotel Majestic Saigon. Although the place is also a classic like its hotel, it went to a renovation in 2018 and now offered a new setting and décor, but still has its river views.

Lastly, SKYXX Garden & Lounge is the largest and new addition to the rooftop bars in Ho Chi Minh City. It holds a stylish and chic style with its indoor lounge and outdoor terrace garden that spans over 1500m2.

Experience Ho Chi Minh City and see what it has to offer with its rooftop bars. Your nightlife will be surely complete with its food, drinks, ambiance, and more.