1. Sky36 Club
Sky36 Club sits on the 36th floor of five-star Novotel Danang Premier Han River, making it the costal town’s highest rooftop bar. Offering panoramic views of Da Nang City, Bach Dang River, and verdant mountains, this swanky nightlife spot attracts a steady clientele of affluent travellers and local elites looking to party in style. The music policy varies from EDM and trance to deep house and hip-hop. Despite the lack of cover charge, do note that drinks served at Sky36 Club are more expensive than most night clubs in Vietnam. Expect to pay approximately VND 150,000 for cocktails and VND 120,000 for imported beers.
2. Waterfront Danang Restaurant & Bar
Waterfront Danang Restaurant & Bar overlooks Han River in Da Nang City Centre, where sports fans can catch the latest sports events whilst enjoying authentic Vietnamese, Thai, European, Japanese and American cuisine. Set along Bach Dang Street, the establishment is fitted with a modern dining venue and terrace on the upper level and a lively sports bar downstairs. Waterfront Danang Restaurant & Bar’s extensive drinks list ranges from imported wines by glass and bottle, malt whiskies, ciders and beers to vodkas, rums, and cocktails. There’s also live music performances every Friday and daily happy hour promos are between 17:30 and 18:30.
3. Brilliant Top Bar
Set on the rooftop of Brilliant Hotel, Brilliant Top Bar offers a good selection of cold beers, bar snacks, and western delicacies as well as expansive views of Han River, My Khe Beach and Da Nang City. With a capacity of 100 people, the rooftop bar is fitted with rattan chairs, warm lighting, unobtrusive music, and glass panels that overlook the iconic Dragon River Bridge – perfect for quiet evenings with fellow tourists and expats. Brilliant Top Bar also offers a daily happy hour promo from 17:00 and 23:00, where you can enjoy free flow of Tiger draught beers for VND 110,000.
4. New Phuong Dong Nightclub
New Phuong Dong Nightclub is Da Nang’s definitive club, having been operating since 1994. Located within the city centre, it boasts modern audio-visual systems, a spacious dancefloor, and a centre stage where prominent local DJs, dancers, and bands perform every night. New Phuong Dong Nightclub’s music policy ranges from EDM, disco and house to rock, jazz and funk. Offering an extensive array of cognacs, tequila, beers, wines, and champagnes. The price range here may be higher than your average bar in Da Nang, but the fun-loving crowds and lively atmosphere makes it well worth the extra expense.
5. Seventeen Saloon Da Nang
Seventeen Saloon Da Nang is the second branch of Saigon’s iconic live music bar, featuring fun-loving waitresses in sexy cowgirl costumes, ice cold beers, and talented musicians performing until late. Attracting mostly expats and backpackers, this western-style bar overlooks the tranquil Han River in Da Nang City with a Filipino band covering a medley of classic rock tunes by U2, Aerosmith, and Bon Jovi. Drinks are priced between VND 44,000 and VND 150,000, serving a selection of imported and Vietnamese beers, wines, shots, cocktails, and liquors. Happy hour promos for Tiger draught beers are from 19:00 until 21:00 daily.
6. Writer’s Bar
Inspired by classic European reading rooms, Writer’s Bar is furnished with mahogany bookshelves and leather couches, resulting in an elegant space for Vinpearl Da Nang Resort & Villas’ affluent guests. The bar is located on the first floor, overlooking the pristine Non Nuoc Beach and Marble Mountain while a professional pianist provides romantic yet unobtrusive tunes in the background which allows for easy conversation with fellow tourists. Drinks-wise, Writer’s Bar serves a selection of exquisite wines by glass and bottle, beers, aged whiskies, champagnes, and classic cocktails.
7. Oasis Tapas Bar
Oasis Tapas Bar stands out amongst most expat bars in Da Nang City for its tasty and authentic Spanish delicacies, friendly service, and satisfying range of cocktails, wines, and premium gins. Just a four-minute stroll from Bac My An Beach, this funky bar opens at 17:00 onwards, where you can enjoy over 40 types of tapas such as stuffed eggplants, buffalo mozzarella, Spanish omelette and duck crepe for as low as VND 20,000 per dish. Great for unwinding after a day at the beach, Oasis Tapas Bar plays a wide selection of funk, soul, chilled out beats and Spanish classics until late.
8. Bamboo2 Bar
Bamboo2 Bar Da Nang is a small yet vibrant nightlife spot along the bustling Bach Dang Street, drawing mostly expats and tourists looking to catch live sports matches such as AFL, NRL, Rugby Union, and Premier League. The bar has three levels with open-air terraces that overlook the Han River and Dragon River Bridge, as well as walls decorated with graffiti by past patrons, ample bamboo bar stools, and a pool table. With a music policy of popular English tunes, Bamboo2 Bar Da Nang hosts a local DJ every Fridays at 21:00 onwards. You can also enjoy ‘buy two, free one’ drinks promos from 17:30 until 19:00.
9. Golden Pine Pub Da Nang
Golden Pine Pub Da Nang is favourite late night hangout spot for 30-something locals and expats due to its laidback vibe, lively parties, and chatty staff. Set along Bach Dang Street, this three-storey bar is fitted with a dancefloor, numerous pool tables, and an al fresco terrace where you can catch the illuminated Dragon River Bridge in action. Drinks-wise, Heineken or Guinness are priced at VND 45,000 while Saigon or 333 Beer is about VND 35,000, but patrons get to enjoy ‘buy two, free one’ promos for all drinks between 17:00 and 19:30 every day.
10. Billabong Pub & Restaurant
Billabong Pub & Restaurant is an Australian-owned nightlife spot in Da Nang City, offering an extensive selection of beers and western fare until late. Great for a relaxing night out, this classic-looking tavern features bare-bricked walls, wooden furnishing, and vintage photographs while English tunes plays unobtrusively in the background. There are also several flat-screen TVs airing Australian sports matches such as Rugby World Cup, Caufield Cup, and AFL. Patrons can also enjoy an extensive menu of Asian, Italian, Australian, and Scottish delicacies as well as imported beers, wines, ciders, and cocktails.