If you’re an all nighter as well as this is your first time in Saigon, and you’re looking for an outstanding music venue. Here are my top 5 recommendations for you all, featuring all kinds of music from indie rock, electronic dance to pop, you got them all.
- Cargo Event Space:
It’s known as one of the top music venues in Saigon, located on Nguyễn Tất Thành, Dist 4. Don’t underestimate the outside surroundings around the bar because on you’re going in, you’re surely gonna get lost the in the music itself. There has been a variety of events organized here already, you name it: Trap Room, Hall of Fame, After School Series and most recently, Southside Connection- which was a special musical event for underground hip hop artists in Saigon. There will be times that international indie artists will come and play, but make sure you check our their schedule on Facebook because most of the info will be updated frequently. I’m telling you, this place is hot!
Address: 7 Nguyễn Tất Thành, Dist 4.
2. Saigon Ranger:
If you’re into live band performances, you’ve come to the right place. Saigon Ranger provided a wide selection of bands : both local and international – to play at the venue. The overall space is medium but the sound quality comes from the instruments tops it all, Saigon Ranger proves that they stick to the live performing spirit very closely. For more show schedules, go log on their website or Facebook for latest news. You won’t be disappointed, I promise!
Address: 5/7 Nguyễn Siêu, Bến Nghé Ward, Dist 1.
3. Carmen Bar:
An illuminating place for flamenco music at night, starts from 9PM to 12AM. If you’re a huge fan of flamenco music in particular or latino music as a whole, this is the place for you. The overall theme color is red, represents for passion, endless fun and love, and even the waiters/waitresses all dress in red as well. Once you go in, it feels like a wine cellar filled with mesmerizing guitar riffs and jumpy drum beats. Even though it’s not that spacious, but you can still get up and dance if you dare, the musicians will highly anticipate for some wild dance moves with you!
Address: 8 Lý Tự Trọng, Bến Nghé Ward, Dist 1.
4. Hard Rock Cafe:
Hard Rock Cafe is out there all over the world, but here in Saigon we do have it as well. Live music performances run from Tuesday to Sunday (except Monday) including special offers for cocktails and of course, great tribute shows for the oldies like Queen, Led Zeppelin, Madonna and even Guns ‘n’ Roses. Hard rockers, Hard Rock Cafe Saigon is here to welcome you home!
Address: 39 Lê Duẩn, Bến Nghé Ward, Dist 1
5. RFC Cafe:
Another spot for live music performances, but this place’s specialty is rock music. Even a pop song can be turned into rock, the same goes with the ballads as the bands really know how to make use of the songs and make them become so versatile. With RFC, everything can go rock and roll! So grab yourself a beer with your peers and rock on!
Address: 25C Tú Xương, Ward 7, Dist 3.