Hanoi rooftop bars where you can enjoy the city’s skyline


While the hustle and bustle of human activity is part of Hanoi’s unique charm, sometimes you can’t help but feel a bit suffocated amidst the busy streets.

During these moments, retreat to one of these 9 rooftop bars in Hanoi for an elevated view above it all.


1. O’Sky Bar – one of the best spots to watch the sunset in Hanoi


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Perched atop the 11-story O’Gallery Classy Hotel, O’Sky Bar offers an unobstructed view of the iconic Hoan Kiem lake. Being head and shoulder above the surrounding buildings, this is also an ideal location to enjoy the sunset over the city. 

The bar itself is a warm space boasting a marble counter set on an elevated floor as well as a mismatched assortment of rattan chairs and sofas.


The view of Hoan Kiem Lake from the bar
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This is also home to an extensive collection of creative signature cocktails. Mystery Garden (VND220,000, ~USD9.52) is the one that captures attention with its appealing presentation. Combining Barcadi rum, Cointreau, fresh orange juice, grenadine, and Blue Curacao, it comes in 2 opposing colors separated perfectly in the middle of the glass.


The Mystery Garden cocktail
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Address: 2 Cho Cau Go Str., Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
Opening hours: 9AM-12AM, Daily
Telephone: 024 3791 3333
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2. Moonlight Sky Bar – views of a historical landmark


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Touted as one of the most ambitiously designed sky bars of Hanoi, Moonlight Sky Bar takes a daring step in bringing one of Hanoi’s most iconic symbols into its space.


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Right as you enter this outdoor venue, you’ll be greeted by a huge octagonal bar at the center, whose bright light is soothed by the wooden floor and flowering plants adorning the area.


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The real highlight, though, is a huge replica of the Long Bien Bridge – a historical landmark of Hanoi – woven around the second floor. As you walk across this replica, the real bridge can clearly be seen in the distance.


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The bar also boasts a wide selection of signature cocktails. Their Tropical Mojito (VND245,000, ~USD10.60), for instance, combines Barcadi Gold Rum, Martini Rosso Vermouth, and lime juice with a variety of flavors from strawberry to pineapple to cater to different tastes. Order your drink with a steak (VND495,000, ~USD21.42) for a fancy dinner, or get some fried chicken wings (VND205,000, ~USD8,87) if you want a light snack. 

Address: 94 Ma May Str., Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
Opening hours: 4PM-0AM, Daily
Telephone: 024 3926 3641
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3. Deli Sky Bar – a bird’s-eye view of the unique train street


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While most rooftop bars in Hanoi are located at the center of the Old Quarter, Deli Sky Bar is tucked into a more secluded area toward the western outskirts, allowing for a quieter vibe.

The bar has a simple design with plain chairs, tiled flooring of mismatched patterns, and marble tables attached around the edges, offering a bird’s-eye perspective of the famous Hanoi Train Street below.


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Many of Deli’s signature cocktails are named after this unique attraction as well. Hanoi Express (VND195,000, ~USD8.41) deserves a nod for blending bourbon, apricot brandy, lime juice, maple syrup, and egg white to create a balance between sweetness and sourness. 

Address: 12-14 Dinh Ngang Str., Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
Opening hours: 9AM-11.30PM, Daily
Telephone: 098 365 2650
Website


4. Lighthouse Sky Bar – a cruise ship structure in the heart of Hanoi’s Old Quarter


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It is believed that in ancient times, the Red River flowed much closer to Hanoi and Hang Be Street (Street of the Raft) was a popular riverside trade spot. Located on the same street, Lighthouse Sky Bar takes this history as an inspiration for its name and design.

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The place is built to resemble a cruise ship with the bar on the bow overlooking the Hanoi Old Quarter. The stern at the back, meanwhile, turns toward the Red River. Both sections feature outdoor seating with comfy sofas facing the open sky.


The bar’s cocktails start at VND210,000 (~USD9.06)
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While you are here, be sure to try out Lighthouse’s signature “La Sélection” (VND245,000, ~USD10.54). Leaning back on the sofa with this beautiful concoction of Black Smirnoff Vodka, Campari, rose syrup, and lime juice in your hand, you’ll feel as if you were actually sailing off into the sunset.

Address: 27 Hang Be Street, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
Opening hours: 4PM-12AM, Daily
Telephone: 024 3929 0011
Website


5. Top of Hanoi – a bar on the 67th floor


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When a bar has the audacity to call itself Top of Hanoi and stands unchallenged for years, you can bet it has the quality to back up that claim. Located on the 67th floor of the Lotte Center building, this spacious outdoor bar is the highest bar in the city and opts for a simplistic design to draw the focus to the stunning scenery around. 

Being in such a high place means it can get rather cold up here, so it is recommended that you bring a coat. The bar also has a dress code wherein customers are asked not to wear flip-flops or sleeveless shirts, so do keep that in mind as well.


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Drink-wise, the signature Faint Smoky cocktail (VND210,000, ~USD9.04) is one you should go for here. The strong taste of whisky combined with the sweetness of honey and the pungency of cinnamon will warm you right up. 

Address: 54 Lieu Giai Str., Ba Dinh, Hanoi
Opening hours: 5.30PM-11PM, Daily
Telephone: 024 3333 3016
Website


6. The Summit Lounge – wide view of the West Lake


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Occupying the 20th floor of the Pan Pacific Hanoi with a deluxe interior and magnificent view over the West Lake, The Summit Lounge is a must-mention in any list of rooftop bars in Hanoi.

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With glass walls covering three sides of the indoor lounge and comfy seating outdoors, customers can enjoy a creatively-designed cocktail while absorbing the mesmerizing beauty of the lake.


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The Summit regularly comes up with new cocktails with prices averaging at VND200,000 (~USD8.61). Pair them up with a tapas platter or their beef and seafood mains for an after-work treat.

Address: 1 Thanh Nien Road, Ba Dinh, Hanoi
Opening hours: 4PM-12AM, Daily
Telephone: 024 3823 8888
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7. Diamond Sky Bar – unique layered sky terraces


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Diamond Sky Bar is an extraordinary piece of architecture that consists of 3 overlapping terraces crafted into the shape of a grand piano. With black being the main color palette, the spacious venue has timber parquet flooring extending across the main bar and second level. 

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From Diamond Sky Bar, you can take in the mighty Red River curving around the edge of the city and parts of the Hanoi Ceramic Mosaic Mural – which is listed in the Guinness World Records as the longest ceramic mosaic in the world. If the weather allows it, even the Ba Vi mountain range 60km west of Hanoi can be seen.


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Beverage-wise, the signature Stairway To Heaven (VND215,000, ~USD9.30) gets a recommendation from us. The mixture of red wine, passion juice, lychee puree, and Sprite make for a refreshing drink to enjoy in the cool evening breeze.

Address: 32 Lo Su Str., Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
Opening hours: 11.30AM-12AM, Daily
Telephone: 024 3935 1632
Website


8. The Chi Rooftop Bar – an ideal place to marvel at the St. Joseph’s Cathedral



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The Chi Rooftop Bar is a breezy place to relax after a long day of touring Hanoi, with its open ambiance and stunning view.

The marble bar juxtaposed by velvet-clad sofas and brass wall panels exude a sense of classiness, while the more minimalist outer terrace is one of the few vantage points in Hanoi from which one can have a clear vista of the St. Joseph’s Cathedral.

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You can see the cathedral from the rooftop bar
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The drink menu boasts a wide variety of specialties, among which My Childhood’s Dream (VND185,000, ~USD7.96) is a must-try. Its clear mixture of white rum, Cointreau, Malibu, and coconut syrup is served inside a coconut shell.


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Address: 13 Nha Chung Str., Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
Opening hours: 10AM – 11.:30PM, Daily
Telephone: 094 179 5665
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9. Terraco Sky Bar – creative cocktails inspired by Hanoi’s ancient streets


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Also offering a clear view of the Hoan Kiem Lake, Terraco Sky Bar impresses with its elegant décor, with the highlight being a crown-shaped structure on the right side of the bar.

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This is also home to 9 unique cocktails that draw inspiration from the ancient streets of Hanoi. The Lan Ong (VND235,000, ~USD10.13), for instance, is named after a street with many Chinese medicine shops, which is why it combines whisky and Jagermeister with various herbs including oolong tea, wolfberry, and dried longan that recreate the distinct bitterness.


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Address: 33-35 Hang Dau Str., Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
Opening hours: 4PM-12AM, Daily
Telephone: 0969 085 788‬
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Rooftop bars in Hanoi for an elevated view of the city


While it’s nice to get up close and personal with Hanoi’s rich cultural heritage by walking its streets in the day, these 9 Hanoi rooftop bars will give you a new perspective on the city by night.

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Cover image adapted from: Lighthouse Sky Bar, The Summit Lounge, Moonlight Sky Bar, and Terraco Sky Bar

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