Sax N’ Art Jazz Club
Saxophones make everything better. It is just a fact. At the Sax N’ Art Jazz Club, you get to enjoy modern jazz, traditional Vietnamese songs and American classics in a cool space awash with neon hues. If jazz is not normally your kind of music, this place will change your mind and your tastes.
Address: Sax n Art Jazz Club, 28 Le Loi, District 1
Thi Bar is not only conveniently located - slap bang in the middle of Saigon’s tourist strip, but it also happens to house a quality cover band and a crowd of friendly, chilled out staff. Although beer is offensively expensive compared to the VND 10,000 draft just around the corner, it is worth every zero for the raucous good time you will find inside. The bar also has an excellent ‘buy two get one free’ happy hour special for beer and cocktails from six to nine p.m., which continues all night on Wednesdays.
Address: 224 De Tham, District 1
Mix and Paint Bar
Located right on the main street, this place is a must-check one for all the art admirers. Mix and Paint is a cultural venue bringing together different artists from graphic urban culture, pop culture and contemporary art. Live art performances and interesting workshops are held here frequently. If not, you can always come at any time in a day to enjoy the snacks and the place’s art gallery. You should not miss a chance to visit such a cool venue like Mix & Paint.
Address: 93 Xa Lo Ha Noi, Thao Dien Ward, District 2
If you are looking for a place that has both good music and a chill atmosphere, you cannot do much better than Yoko Cafe. They have live bands playing every night of the week, featuring rock, jazz and pop. This cafe is popular with both locals and expats alike because it is a cool place to be, and if you have got some musical talent of your own, the band might even let you join them onstage.
Address: Yoko Cafe, 22 Nguyen Thi Dieu, District 3
If you have been to District 1 in Saigon and your ears work as they should, you have probably heard the distant pumping of Chill Skybar’s well-known DJs as you wander the streets below. And if you have a pair of closed-in shoes and long pants, you may have even ventured up to this rooftop slab of flashing lights and futuristic decor to spend far too much money on a beer, and on one of the best views in Saigon.
Address: AB Tower, 76A Le Lai, Ben Thanh, D1
Hard Rock Cafe
This is a familiar venue for most, the memorabilia, the heaping portions of food and a large assortment of collectables to show off your travels. For live music, the Hard Rock Cafe is one of your best options in the city. The bands play an assortment of modern rock and classics.
Address: Hard Rock Cafe, 39 Le Duan, District 1