Bia Hoi Junction


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Bia Hoi Junction

A must-visit when in Hanoi, an area widely-regarded as a typical spot in Hanoi where locals, expats and tourists are gathering. In the daytime the area is great for shopping and when the evening falls you will see hundreds of people sitting on colourful plastic stools on the streets with a pint of bia hoi (beer) in their hand.

Bars & Nightlife

Hanoi has only recently come to grips with the concept of nightlife past 10 pm, and the result is pockets of activity dotted around the city. Most tourists head for the bustling Bao Khanh Street in the northwest of Hoan Kiem, where late-night hangouts and bars huddle together, which attract the locals just as much as out-of-towners. There aren’t a huge amount of actual nightclubs in the city, but the handful you do come across are riotous affairs that stay open until the small hours and pump up the volume.