Roughguides travel site commented both Hanoi and HCM city are “food paradise” but the taste of coffee and nightlife of each place brings distinctions.
Nightlife travel in Hanoi and HCM city
As a rule, most of the shops are closed after midnight so international visitors can find a number of places closed earlier than usual.
HCM city can “stay up late” than Hanoi, although there are also plenty of bars serving dinners late. The narrow streets in the old quarter of Hanoi at night are really alive with thousands of residents and visitors together looking for places to play or eat. The shops of snack, kebabs or chicken legs… are available on streets.
Many bars in HCM City at the weekend have live music and serve cocktails. If you’re looking for a fun night, a night club with air conditioning, which can spend a few hours for partying, the HCM city is the best option.
Visitors can find the cheap gourmet restaurant in Hanoi and HCM City. In particular, diverse street food is available everywhere that visitors “can not resist”. Hanoi is famous for pho, one of the traditional dishes of Vietnam where you can find restaurants of any streets.