Our top 10 rooftop bars in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) actually came to top 11 of Saigon’s best rooftop bars, as we just couldn’t leave any of these out. Saigonese love rooftop bars and there are almost too many rooftop bars to choose from, most of whom are located in hotels and business towers.

The rooftop craze in the city is not coming to an end soon as sleek glass and steel skyscrapers continue to be built, including Landmark 81 which got completed this year. Landmark 81 is the tallest building in Southeast Asia and 14th tallest building in the world at 461m.


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Rooftop bars have the reputation of being expensive and Saigon’s rooftop bars are no exception. You can expect to pay premium prices on most of the slick city hangouts on our list.

The Social Club – M Gallery Hôtel des Arts Saigon

  • Location: 76 – 78 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, Dist.3, 70000 Ho Chi Minh City
  • Floor: 23rd
  • Dress Code: none
  • Opening Hours: 9:00am to 1:00am
  • Happy Hours: daily 5:00pm until 8:00pm
  • Website

Sitting up above the rooftop of the Hôtel des Arts Saigon, Social Club Rooftop Bar is the ideal place to overlook the busy and lit-up skyline from 24th floor.

With the set-up of several standing tables and armchairs, this rooftop invites guests with ease to drink a cooling cocktail and unwind. After sundown, the atmosphere becomes wilder with the ambient music and DJs.

Secluded far in the right side is the highest rooftop infinity pool in the city. The water looks irresistibly attractive in a calm afternoon. The pool is reserved for hotel guests only.

The Social Club is connected to Shri Restaurant and Lounge via the city’s only glass suspension bridge.

Chill Skybar

  • Location: AB Tower, 76 Le Lai Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
  • Floor: 26th
  • Dress Code: smart casual with no tank-tops, sports shorts, flip-flops or slippers allowed.
  • Opening Hours: daily 5:30pm-8:00pm
  • Happy Hours: 5:30pm – 2:00pm
  • Website

Chill Skybar is a modern stylish and vibrant club, lounge bar and dining that offers both entertainment and nightlife experience. It is recognized as the first and original skybar of Vietnam and is probably the most “proper” skybar in Saigon, and the most expensive, skybar in the city.

The music played in the lounge and rooftop ranges from Hip-Hop, R&B to Mash Up and Electro and there are DJs every day of the week.

Chill Skybar boasts spectacular views of the Saigon’s business district and the indoor lounge area accompanied by a high-class rooftop restaurant known as Chill Dining, which puts the emphasis on steak, seafood and wines matching.

Broma – Not a Bar

  • Location: 41 Nguyen Hue Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
  • Floor: 4th
  • Dress Code: none
  • Opening Hours: 5:00pm – 1:00am
  • Happy Hours: none
  • Website

Located on Nguyen Huy Pedestrian Street, Broma has a New York style feel to it and a cosy atmosphere. The venue is small but offer good variety of cocktails and craft beer. There are DJs and live music every night of the week.

At only 4th floor, it’s not the higest rooftop bar in the city but it does offer nice view of the busy Nguyen Huy Street and surrounding area, including the Bitexco building.

Get there early for the good seats!

Saigon Saigon Rooftop Bar – Caravelle Hotel

  • Location: 19-23 Lam Son Square, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
  • Floor: 9th
  • Dress Code: none
  • Opening Hours: 11:00am – 12:am
  • Happy Hours: 4:00pm – 7:00pm
  • Website

Ten floors above the heart of the city, Saigon Saigon Rooftop Bar is an iconic, inviting space to share a drink, soak up sunset views, or unwind with live music and good company. Since 1959, the bar has drawn people from all over the world to its open-air tables and breezy verandah.

Saigon Saigon played a prominent role as a haven for wartime journalists in the 1960s. The heritage wall along the staircase leading to the entrance highlights pivotal moments in Caravelle history. Today, Saigon Saigon still offers unrivaled views of city’s changing skyline, Lam Son Square below, and the Notre Dame Cathedral to the west.

The Caravelle’s award-winning bartenders shake together signature cocktails and pour craft beers for patrons, and foodies can look forward to an updated menu of gourmet sliders, seafood sharing platters, and delicious bar bites that complement the relaxed atmosphere.

Glow Skybar

  • Location: 93 Nguyễn Du, Bến Nghé, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh
  • Floor: 13th
  • Dress Code: smart casual
  • Opening Hours: 5.30pm – 1.30am
  • Happy Hours: 5.00pm – 8:00PM
  • Website

Glow Skybar, located in the heart of Ho Chi Minh on the top of the President Place building, overlooking the the Reunification Palace. Glow has stunning panoramic views of the urban skyline it is an ideal destination to soak up the city atmosphere in a luxurious setting while enjoying the wide range of cocktails offered.

To accompany the drinks, Glow offers tapas style sharing menu, featuring a range of favorites from Eastern to Western cuisine from light bites to more substantial plates.

A regular events program has put Glow on the map as a top destination for house music aficionados with big headline performers.

 

Rooftop Garden – Rex Hotel

  • Location: 141 Nguyễn Huệ, Bến Nghé, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh
  • Floor: 5th
  • Dress Code: none
  • Opening Hours: 24/7
  • Happy Hours: none
  • Website

The iconic Rex Hotel Rooftop Garden became famous as the main hangout for international news correspondents covering the Vietnam / American war. This was the place correspondents, U.S officers and GIs did their drinking during the 1960s.

Overlooking the very heart of the city, the Rooftop Garden is the place that the memories still remain, of which it recalls the world to its past famous calling “Five O’clock Follies” as the daily briefings from the war were called. It also became the place press conference announcing the reunification of Vietnam in 1976 was held.

The history alone makes this a must-visit place in Saigon.

Air 360 Sky Lounge

  • Location: 136-138 Lê Thị Hồng Gấm, Phường Nguyễn Thái Bình, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh
  • Floor: 22nd
  • Dress Code: none
  • Opening Hours: 5:30pm – 2:00am
  • Happy Hours: 5:30pm to 8:00pm
  • Website

Located in Ben Thanh Tower, the multi level Air 360 Sky Lounge is one of the best spots in Ho Chi Minh City for open-air drinking and lounging. The sky bar is the combination of vibrant music, cooling atmosphere and fancy designs.

With the trendy deep house rhythm and swirls of city’s lights, Air 360 Sky Lounge will redefine your concept of a party. Let your hair down and enjoy the night with friends while we serve you world-class drink in high fashion.

Rogue Saigon

  • Location: 13 Pasteur, Phường Nguyễn Thái Bình, Quận 1, Ho Chi Minh City
  • Floor: 3rd
  • Dress Code: none
  • Opening Hours: 4pm – 12am, Friday and Saturday 4pm – 2am
  • Happy Hours: 4pm – 6pm
  • Website

Rogue Saigon might not be an extravagant as some of the other rooftops on our list, but should not be missed, particularly if you like live music and craft beers. With craft beer on 21 taps, they have one of the largest selection of craft beers in the city.

The craft beer can be enjoyed with some fantastic American style food and nibbles.

The bar is spread over 3 levels with two rooftop terraces and gorgeous open roof overlooking the 300-year-old National Bank Building.

 

Shri Restaurant and Lounge

  • Location: 72 Nguyễn Thị Minh Khai, Phường 6, Quận 3, Hồ Chí Minh
  • Floor:
  • Dress Code:
  • Opening Hours: 10:00am – 12:00am
  • Happy Hours: 3:00pm – 7:00pm
  • Website

Although more a restaurant than a bar, Shri is a fantastic place to sit down for a drink. It has a casual outdoor garden terrace, a stylish non-smoking dining room and an indoor glass house terrace, all with an outstanding view of the city. Shri also have a large comfortable lounge perfect for enjoying cocktails before or after dinner.

Shri is well suited for everything from business lunch or dinners, romantic nights out & special. Everyone will find something to his or her liking. If you can’t find it in the extensive beer and wine menu, you’ll surely find it in the 41 vodka-based cocktails inspired by various Saigon neighbourhoods.

The open-air terrace at the top of the Centec Tower offers 23rd floor view of the Reunification Park area on the boarder of Districts 1 and 3.

The View

  • Location: 195 Bui Vien Street, Pham Ngu Lao Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
  • Floor: 9th
  • Dress Code: none
  • Opening Hours: 7:00am – 1:00am
  • Happy Hours: 4:00pm – 7:00pm
  • Website

Situated on 9th floor of the Duc Vuong Hotel, The View is the highest rooftop bar in the popular Bui Vien backpacker area. Great location for those wanted to escape the busy and crowded Bui Vien and relax over a drink.

With $1 beers and $3 cocktails, The View is the cheapest rooftop bar on our list.

The design matches the Bui Vien area perfectly with colourful strips of neon lights and plenty of trees, shrubs and flowers everywhere.

 

EON Heli Bar – Bitexco Financial Tower

  • Location: Tầng 52, Bitexco Tower, 2, Hải Triều, Quận 1, Thành Phố Hồ Chí Minh
  • Floor: 52nd
  • Dress Code: smart casual
  • Opening Hours: 10:00am – 2:00am
  • Happy Hours: 1:00pm – 5:00pm
  • Website

EON Heli Bar may not technically qualify as a rooftop, but we can’t exclude the highest bar in Saigon from our list. Situated on 52nd floor, 262 meters above the ground in the second tallest building in Saigon.

Boasting spectacular views of the city skyline, EON Heli Bar is the perfect venue for after-work drinks or a vibrant night out with live acoustic performances. After dark, EON Heli Bar comes to life with Saigon’s best local and international DJs spinning house and hip hop tunes.