Ho Chi Minh City ( Saigon) is well-known for its crazy traffic, the most popular and efficient mode of transport in Saigon is motorbike, so a walking tour around the center can be divided by a never-ending river of traffic, additionally, the heat and high humidity in the city can make your walking be more harder. Luckily, Vietnamese cuisine is the best in the world, after enjoying your dinner in one of great restaurants in the center, the best way to finish your day in Saigon is drinking a glass of wine or beer at one rooftop bars. The rooftop bars in Ho Chi Minh City provide not only an excellent opportunity to get a good orientation to the city, but also the chance to savor some delicious cocktails.
Let’s have a walk around the best places to drink with a view in Saigon.
Chill Sky Bar – A & B Tower
76 Le Lai Street, District 1.
Located at the 27th floor of the A & B Tower in a hip and contemporary setting. From the bar you look back towards the big hotels and office blocks of District 1 – Saigon’s financial district: it’s a great cross section of all the big construction projects that have changed the city skyline over the last ten years. The best part of the view is Ben Thanh roundabout, which is nicely aligned with the lotus-like Bitexco Financial Tower – the Ho Chi Minh City’s tallest building.
Level 23 Wine Bar at Sheraton Saigon
88 Dong Khoi Street, District 1
The Level 23 Wine Bar is one of the highest rooftop bars in Saigon. It doesn’t have an intimate view but it’s big, this is the perfect place to enjoy a pre- or post-dinner cocktail or beverage of choice while taking in the panoramic. From the 23rd floor, you can get an almost bird’s-eye view of the seemingly organic struggle for survival among buildings in central Saigon: the low-rise and expansive buildings of the past battle for space with the new and slender architecture of the present
Saigon Saigon Bar – Caravelle Hotel
9th Floor, 19 – 23 Lam Son Square, District 1
Back in the ‘60s, the Caravelle Hotel was the tallest building in Saigon, since 1959, it has been Ho Chi Minh City’s landmark 5-star address in the heart of the business, shopping and entertainment district. This famous hotel was a meeting point for American journalists and army officials during Vietnam War. The charming, breezy spot right in the middle of the city often has live music and is well worth a visit, whether you’re a history buff or not.
The Alto Heli Bar at The Bitexco Financial Tower
45 Ngo Duc Ke Street, District 1.
Bitexco Financial Tower is the tallest skyscraper in Saigon and its bar on the 52nd floor has the best views in all of Saigon. It is not a real rooftop but the huge floor to ceiling windows boast spectacular views of the city. It’s pricey due to its unique location, but Alto Heli Bar is a great place for a high altitude cocktail – you quite literally feel like you are on top of the world.
1 Đồng Khởi, District 1.
Set on the riverside, this is not the high rooftop bar but it has a lovely outdoor terrace with spectacular views of Saigon river. The bar offers a completely different experience – the river views, rather than an urban setting, is a lovely contrast to the other bars in the list.