One of the best ways to discover a new city is to be at somewhere high up with a panoramic view, where you can get a visual grip on your new surroundings while sipping on a local drink. Imagine being elevated above the chaos of Hanoi traffic, where you can feast your eyes on the magnificent views and watch the city transform from day to night. There is no better way to experience the city and to enjoy a sundowner than looking down from a rooftop bar in the capital city of Hanoi.
Let’s go straight to the point, which are the best rooftop bars in Hanoi? Here are my top 6 rooftop bars in Hanoi with breathtaking views, which one do you like best?
#1. Terraco Sky Bar
Just joined the team of bars on the top of Hanoi in August 2019, quite recent comparing to other rooftop bars, but Terraco Sky Bar has been drawing both locals and travelers’ attention to its wonderful location. Located on the 8th floor of La Sinfonia del Rey Hotel, a newly built luxury boutique hotel, the Terraco Sky Bar prides on its incomparable panoramic views overlooking to Hoan Kiem Lake and other surrounding areas.
The breathtaking views weren’t all about this sky bar, as it also features a classy design that seems to be inspired by ancient Hanoi architecture, creating a relaxed ambience to grab a drink and to enjoy the stunning views. Their drink menu, again, will remind you of Hanoi when their cocktails are named after some popular streets in the "36 streets”, like Hang Vai, Hang Chuoi or Lan Ong.
With that said, Terraco Sky Bar is an ideal place to taste a local Hanoi drink, feast your eyes on the beautiful lake views, and enjoy dazzling scenes of the vibrant street life with so many buzzing motorbikes. It’s where you can quickly experience Hanoi with all of your five senses within a minute!
Terraco Sky Bar: 8th Floor, La Sinfonia del Rey Hotel & Spa, 33 Hang Dau Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi.
Opening hours: 17h00 to 24h00
Tel: (+84) 24 3828 5599
#2. Twilight Sky Bar
Twilight Sky Bar is a modern and well-designed Hanoi sky bar, located on the 8th floor at the superb boutique Hanoi La Siesta Central Hotel & Spa, right in the center of the Old Quarter and just few steps away from Hoan Kiem Lake. Though the Twilight Sky Bar does not have the highest altitude (not even by Hanoi standards), it offers a romantic lake view and a lively surrounding neighborhood.
Besides being one of the best spots for a drink as the sun sets over Hoan Kiem Lake, there are loads of other reasons to visit Twilight Sky Bar. The boutique lobby welcomes you with very stylish and classic setting, the open air bar on the top offers visitors with a relaxed ambience, and completed with a great service.
Yes, you can have dinner at the Twilight Sky Bar, and reservation is highly recommended, or drop by for a drink any time. Don’t forget there is a happy hour on the 8th floor between 16h30 and 19h30 every day, which is also a great time to catch a fantastic sunset with your favorite mixed drinks.
Twilight Sky Bar: 8th Floor, Hanoi La Siesta Central Hotel & Spa, 1 Cau Go Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi.
Opening hours: 9h00 to 24h00
Tel: (+84) 24 3938 0963
#3. MK Rooftop Bar
Also located on the top of a boutique hotel, MK Rooftop Bar offers panoramic views of its surrounding neighborhoods and the nearby Dong Xuan Market. The bar isn’t super high on the 6th floor, but its location in the heart of the Old Quarter with great views is why we sometimes visit it on during my “street eats tour”, it also features an elegance and boutique concept sky bar with excellent service.
The bar is just few minutes walking from the nearby beer corner, and the feeling of grabbing more fresh air out of busy streets during Hanoi weekend is always worth the short walk. My favorite thing to do during the sunset here is to hold a cold Hanoi beer and quietly enjoy the surrounding old houses, all the colors are enhanced with the last sun rays, some are brighter and newer while some look aged.
MK Rooftop Bar: 6th Floor, MK Premier Boutique Hotel, 72 Hang Buom Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi.
Opening hours: 9h00 to 24h00
Tel: (+84) 24 3266 8896
#4. Summit Lounge
Located on the top of Pan Pacific Hanoi, Summit Lounge is one of the most luxurious rooftop bars in Hanoi. From its ideal location on the 20th floor, the Summit Lounge offers mesmerizing views of the city, the West Lake and the Red River. And if you are looking for a great spot for an amazing sunset over the tree-lined Thanh Nien road that separates the lakes, you’ve just found it.
Beside serving a wide selection of cocktails, beers and wines, the Summit Lounge also offers a nice food menu with both local and international cuisines. By occasions, it holds food and wine events, like a rooftop BBQ.
There are both outdoor and indoor lounge, so it’s possible to enjoy your drinks when it rains. The Summit Lounge hits all the high notes for its stunning views, appealing décor, and five-star service. Take the lift to the top of the Pan Pacific Hanoi, fold yourself into one of the bird’s nest chairs or claim a rattan armchair in the open-air patio, enjoy the views!
Summit Lounge: 20th Floor, Pan Pacific Hanoi, 1 Thanh Nien Street, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi.
Opening hours: 16h00 to 24h00
Tel: (+84) 24 3823 8888
#5. Top of Hanoi
Top of Hanoi is located on the 65th floor of the Lotte Center Hanoi, it’s an expansive bar and restaurant with gorgeous views of Hanoi and the surrounding areas. There is no doubt that Top of Hanoi owns the best views in the entire city. It is an ideal place for both dink and dinner, from a tasty cocktail to premium spirits to a wide verity of wines.
With the kitchen located on the rooftop, the restaurant at Top of Hanoi serves a full brasserie-style menu with tasty and classic bistro-style Vietnamese and interventional cuisines. The service is fantastic, and it’s where I really feel of touching the sky!
The real highlight here is the unobstructed perspective across the city, call ahead and book their outdoor tables, perfect for couples, and enjoy a cocktail while admiring Hanoi by night.
Top of Hanoi: 65th Floor, Lotte Center Hanoi, 54 Lieu Giai Street, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi.
Opening hours: 17h00 to 24h00
Tel: (+84) 24 3333 1000
#6. The Rooftop Bar
Located on the 19th floor of the Pacific Place building, Rooftop Bar offers magnificent views of the Hanoi French Quarter and the bustling traffic on Ly Thuong Kiet street below. The Rooftop Bar is a spacious lounge, also a restaurant, nightclub and a rooftop bar all in one. All of which take advantage of the stunning views from 19th floor above Hanoi.
There is outdoor terrace with comfortable seating and also indoor lounge, so you can visit even when the weather is not supporting. Here you can order either Vietnamese or Western food, or just come for a drink and enjoy the city from the top. It’s truly a great place to “drink with a rooftop view” in Hanoi.
The Rooftop Bar: 19th Floor, Pacific Place Building, 83b Ly Thuong Kiet Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi.
Opening hours: 9h00 to 23h30
Tel: (+84) 90 222 0700