Da Nang nightlife has something to offer for every taste. While the city is still small enough that can run into people you know at the bar, there’s plenty of spots to grab a drink for every style and budget. Here’s a quick rundown of some of the Da Nang nightlife options.
Da Nang Nightlife
City Side Bars
Bamboo 2 – 216 Bach Dang
A favorite of long-time expats with a somewhat older crowd, this is the longest-running bar in Da Nang. Come here to watch traffic on Bach Dang and enjoy the same playlist that’s been on for as long as I’ve lived here.
Golden Pine – 54 Bach Dang
The mothership of Da Nang nightlife where pretty much anything goes. It’s open all hours of the night but doesn’t really get going to after 11 pm or so. The owner is the soft-spoken Mr Hiep, a truely gentle spirit, yet surrounded by chaos of all kinds.
Waterfront – 150 Bach Dang
Gourmet eats, good cocktails with a swanky modern vibe. Drinks aren’t cheap but come here for live music on the weekends.
City Pub – 92 Bach Dang
A shameless Golden Pine rip-off. They seem to attract a decent local crowd with their live 4-piece acoustic band that plays most nights.
Luna Pub – 9 Tran Phu
This pizza restaurant used to be a fire station. They’ve kept the exposed brick, high ceiling and even have a firetruck-turned-DJ-booth. They have great cocktails one hell of a list of infused vodkas. Try the meter! There’s also live music from time to time.
On The Radio – 35 Thai Phien
Live Vietnamese bands every night. It’s noisy and typically packed with locals. Surprisingly good cocktails though.
OQ/Drink not Drunk – 18 Bach Dang
Sorta-posh Vietnamese-style beer club, this is one of many places to ‘see and be seen.’ It’s loud, plus they have beer towers and scantily-clad DJs.
New Phuong Dong – 20 Dong Da
The rowdiest club in Da Nang and a personal favorite of mine for years. Loud & always packed, this place is a blast. Skip the cocktail menu; bring a friend and get a bottle. If you don’t finish it, they will hold if for you for 90 days.
Sky 36 – 36 Bach Dang
Situated on the roof of the Novotel, this is the highest sky bar in Vietnam. It’s also the only place in Da Nang with a dress code, which lends it a certain pretentiousness that I personally don’t care for. But this place offers amazing views if you don’t mind wearing closed-toed shoes and breaking out the big notes.
Beach Side Bars
Vertigo – 48 An Thuong 1
Popular older expat hangout. Trang the manager is very friendly as are the rest of the staff. Vertigo is great place to watch Premier League games on Sunday nights and does surprisingly good Thai food as well.
Minsk – corner of An Thuong 3 & Ngo Thi Sy
Laid-back reggae bar made of recycled stuff, popular with English teachers and hipster locals. Live music most Wednesday nights. Open pretty much as late as you want.
Oasis – An Thuong 4 near Ngo Thi Sy
Spanish tapas bar with good cocktails, plenty of outside seating and a Spanish owner to boot. Come here to snack, not for dinner.
Seventeen Saloon – 76 Tran Hung Dao
American saloon-themed bar with live music every night (think Filipino cover bands), sexy cowgirl staff and overpriced drinks.
To check out some of more local nighttime hangouts, which definitely aren’t bars or clubs, book an evening food tour!