The Alto Heli Bar is one of the smartest places in town - as well as one of the highest. You’ll find it on the 52nd floor of the Bitexco Financial Tower, which dominates the city’s skyline. The strange platform seen extending from the building is the helipad, hence the bar’s name. Drinks are a little pricey, but the views across the city are priceless. There’s a great choice of beers, spirits and cocktails, plus DJs playing on the weekend.
Ho Chi Minh City Nightlife
Ho Chi Minh City is awash with clubs and bars, varying from tiny, gloomy establishments to some very upmarket venues. Most of the nightlife in Ho Chi Minh City’s concentrated in District 1.
Imported drinks are considerably more expensive than local ones and alcohol sold in the more exclusive places is even more expensive again. The dress code is generally very relaxed with no restrictions on jeans or trainers.
Information on Ho Chi Minh City's nightlife can be found in The Guide, published monthly by the Vietnam Economic Times (www.vneconomy.com.vn). Most tickets are available direct from the venue, but Vietnam’s first ticket agency, Ticketbox (www.ticketbox.vn), sells online tickets to some events.