Hue Nightlife and Best Things To Do

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Hue Nightlife and Best Things To Do

Hue nightlife has been transformed in recent years. The once sleepy former capital now springs to life when the sun goes down. The amount of noise emanating from the bars of the tourist area will definitely get people’s attention, which is one of the best ideas to spend a night in Hue, in addition to Ironwood Bridge, Perfume River, etc. On weekends, Hue’s tourist precinct is closed to traffic and it is well worth heading out for a wander and a drink. There are some GADT Travel’s suggestions that make travelers’ holiday in Hue at night more unforgettable. 

1. Hang Out At The Western Area In Hue

Western Area

Located right on three major roads in the city center, including Pham Ngu Lao, Chu Van An and Vo Thi Sau Street, the Western area is a highlight among Hue nightlife spots. This recreational zone has changed the thinking that Hue is a city of early bedtime. With a total length of about 1 kilometer, the Western area offers visitors various cultural experiences, tasty specialties as well as lively entertainment. Here people are able to find rows of stalls that display interesting items. It is wonderful to purchase some souvenirs, have intimate friend meetings or drink some beer while enjoying the music in Hue at night.

Address: Chu Van An Street, Hue City.
Opening hours: Friday - Saturday: 18:00 - 2:00, Sunday: 18:00 - 00:00

 2. Chill Out At Nguyen Dinh Chieu Pedestrian Street

Nguyen Dinh Chieu Pedestrian Street

Located at the heart of the city, along the riverside of Perfume River, Nguyen Dinh Chieu Walking Street is considered the most vibrant nightlife venue in Hue. As a pedestrian street, Nguyen Dinh Chieu Street has an extensive range of amusement activities. On a few days a week, youngsters will hold music shows with acoustic and street dance performances that attract a large number of students in the area. Plus flash mobs or street painting events, this famous destination at night never lacks excitement all day and night.

3. Release Lanterns On Perfume River

Perfume River

Another memorable activity worth trying in Hue nightlife is releasing lotus lanterns on the Perfume River. This occasional activity is not only for tourism purposes but also considered a traditional act of the native people to pray for luck, prospect, and happiness in their real life. Visitors can purchase traditional lanterns on dragon boats at the riverside area and when dropping the lantern into the river, remember to send the wish. In addition, visitors can also fall in love with the night in Hue with the songs played on the river. Together with the lights of the lanterns, all create an extremely poetic picture of the Perfume River.

4. Exploring Hue Imperial City 

Hue Imperial City 

Hue Citadel is certainly an interesting place to explore in day time but it is even more exquisite in the evening when the whole complex is lightened up. In the evening, lighting is turned on, and reflects on the sparkling water surfaces, creating a spectacular scenery of the whole ancient Hue complex at night. On the hottest summer days, wandering along the part of Huong River in Hue Citadel at night is definitely the best way to run away from the extreme heat in this city and immerse in exploring Hue nightlife.

5. Going To The Bars


If visitors look for a lively spot in the midst of Hue, bars will be the perfect nightlife destinations for them. People will have a swell time with their friends there while having a glass of wine, beer, cocktail, or mocktail after dinner in Hue. In addition to the food and drink in the crowded bar, visitors can try extremely unique and delicious street food at Hue nightlife.

*Recommended bars to try in Hue:

  • DMZ bar
    Address: No.60 Le Loi Street, Hue City.
    Opening hours: 07:30 - 02:00

  • Tipsy Pub n’ Bistro
    Address: No.16 Pham Ngu Lao Street, Hue City.
    Opening hours: 08:30 - 23:55

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