Bui Vien Street
Bui Vien Street
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
Head to Bui Vien Street for a wild night out along one of Ho Chi Minh City’s most iconic streets. Also known by locals as the “Backpacker District” or “Western Street” for its popularity amongst travelers, this street is lined with tons of bars, restaurants, coffee shops and street food stalls that beckon with their flashing lights, thumping music and fragrant aromas of Vietnamese cuisine. It'll be daybreak before you know it. Sign up for a night tour of Ho Chi Minh, which often includes a stop at Bui Vien Street and nightlife spots in Saigon. – Tripadvisor
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  • Nitin_Yerunkar
    Mumbai, India9 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Loud and crowdy place
    Very loud and unmanaged street. It is replica of Pattaya walking street but in walking street vehicle entries are restricted and also restaurants and pubs can not set up on the street, so people can easily walk away. Here along with traffic and roadside setup very narrow path remains to escape.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written May 24, 2023
  • Boxy64
    Melbourne, Australia402 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lively, flashing lights and a 1000 offers as you stroll.
    We arrived about 5:30 and mostly quiet. As we drank Mojitos, we watched the bustle increase and lights turning on from the 1st floor balcony of a bar until 7:30 when everything was picking up. Strolled down the street and was hassled by everyone to drink or eat. My partner was taking a photo behind me, when I then was hassled for seeing “dancing girls”. All good fun and smiles all around. Great please to visit. Reminds me of Thailand in the 80’s and 90’s (YES - last century… aghhhh).
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 26, 2023
  • ADifferentKindofNerd
    San Diego, California12 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Walk through to take a the scene
    It's a loud drinking and Party scene. Picked up a Banh Mi from a street cart and a beer from a shop at one end. With food and drink in hand I had a built in excuse to pass by a bar/club. Lots of people on the on the street ushering the public into their business. Sit and people watch at a place selling 20K beers. The music from the neighboring clubs with 80K beers is plenty loud enough
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written October 6, 2023
  • Siddeeque Hassan
    Kochi (Cochin), India1,437 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Street of good vibes
    The uniqueness of Bui Vien Walking Street is the vibe. The music from the pubs, the positivity of people and luscious food menus will blow your mind for sure. I had a 10 days trip to Vietnam, and got the best food from this street. As an Indian, there are 3 or 4 Indian cuisine restaurants, But I choose authentic Vietnamese food from here, and it was so good. The only negative I felt that, Its a walking street, but lots of motorbikes and cars are passing through this road every time. It’s a bit annoying. Apart from this issue, this street got its own vibes. Go and feel it guys!
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 7, 2023
  • PrincessVenus
    Singapore, Singapore121 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Walking street, Saigon. Backpacker district. 1400m walk in District 1
    Bustling, more hype and lights than NYC Times Square. Except the absence of the big screen. So much neon lights, music, smokes, food, bars and plenty more. This is a designated walking street so when you book the grab car for pick up be cautious. The driver can only wait at the start or end of the street and so be clear on where the driver is to pick us up. More suited for the night life lovers. Music was loud and may not be suitable for everyone. Children may get overwhelmed.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written January 4, 2024
  • Becky Busché
    Auckland, New Zealand12 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nightlife Craziness
    Crazy and vibrant place to visit in the evening. Recommend going down some of the little alleyways to taste some of the more local cuisine and enjoy a little peace after the frantic pace of Bui Vein Street. Well worth popping on the list to visit.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 7, 2024
  • merlyn0001
    Fethiye, Türkiye34 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Party party party without the ' distractions'
    Party street it is. Similar to khaosan road in Thailand. Totally different from Pattaya walking street. No hookers on the street although there are various services at the numerous massage parlours. Gets v crowded late at night. Beer can cost 20000 vnd in one place and 75000 just next door. Food is there but better choice in side streets. Quite safe walking around the area at night. Beware ' grab' drivers that aren't who may persuade you to take their taxi service then insist you pay 5x grab price. Only use taxi you book online through grab app.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written January 16, 2024
  • Raymondale
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia1,110 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    “western” street
    Bui Vien street is so-called “Western Street” referring to its Western culture-orientated features. Bui Vien also crowded with backpackers, cuz there are many budget hotels located here. besides, there are many eateries around the street. you can sip a cup of coffee or have local food beside the street.it is also a nightlife tourist attraction, and an ideal venue for travellers and locals to come to eat and hang out. the walking street is full of fun and vitality, if you come to Saigon, i recommend this place to you, you should come at least once.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written February 20, 2024
  • CanisHan
    Seoul, South Korea26,419 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Night Culture Street for Tourists
    C ( 24.03.10 ) One of the nightlife streets in tourist attractions in Southeast Asia. Lots of pubs and bars, lots of tourists. It's a once-in-a-lifetime street, with a great night view with lights and lights.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written March 13, 2024
  • MichelleByrne79
    Berneck, Switzerland481 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a visit to this street and keep in mind that it’s built for tourists
    We visited to see what it was all about and found it very touristy and full of neon lights - hehe. It’s obviously somewhere you have to visit when in the city and it’s good to experience it. It’s crazy busy in the evening and made for tourists which takes away the authenticity. Still, we had a nice time there and stopped for a drink in one of the many bars offering ‘buy two, get one free’ offers. Worth a visit but I’d certainly suggest to eat somewhere outside of the street as it’s cheaper.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 23, 2024
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Jason B
Brisbane, Australia48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
An amazing variety of venues from flash bars to simple old Saigon style street bars sitting on the foot path. The more flashing lights and louder the music the more you will pay. Look for the signs Bia Saigon for 20k and that's about the money
Written March 22, 2020
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Boomeranger
Whickham, UK518 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We made a special trip to this area and unfortunately was very dissapointed. Lots of bars but so loud music !!! . Please note we are not old fuddies but at one stage my wife could not hear me speaking . Walking street - NO. You have to watch out for cars and 1000's of motor bikes. The prices in this street are expensive compared to else where , but we hit Happy hours 5 - 7 pm . After 2 hours we had enough and looked for somewhere less noisey and bright .
Written February 27, 2020
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Brett D
Corowa3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Don’t go there. Hassled by Restaurant staff and street hawkers , Music is way to loud, can’t conduct a conversation. Went to Hotel 96 Restaurant and were overcharged with extra drinks and different drinks from what was ordered. When pointed out the bill was wrong the owner became very nasty and aggressive demanding payment of inflated bill. Later talking to an expat said it was a common occurrence along with multiple billing.
It has fallen a long way since I was previously there Pre Covid.
Written July 15, 2023
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Kaisa L
Tartu, Estonia1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Couples
The most horrifying experience ever. The “secutiry” guys push you to their bar. I was walking there with my bf and they try to push or pull you to their bar. Very crowded and really loud, my heart couldnt cope with this music competition - who plays it louder. Never ever going back…
Written November 18, 2022
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scoutts
Leamington Spa, UK245 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
This street is very busy, very loud and a bright party area with bars competing for customers with their very loud music, bright lights & staff trying to encourage you into their bars. It’s a mad crazy place with dancers, entertainers & hawkers trying to sell their wares. If you like to party then it’s probably the place to be, although more expensive than other places. Lots of drinking and people inhaling laughing gas from balloons so definitely not a place for children. Sad to see local children being used to sell items & trying to entertain by ‘fire breathing’.. though this was obviously not linked to the bars. I enjoyed sitting down with a beer and people watching, but once was enough!
Written February 18, 2023
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Siddeeque Hassan
Kochi (Cochin), India1,437 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
The uniqueness of Bui Vien Walking Street is the vibe. The music from the pubs, the positivity of people and luscious food menus will blow your mind for sure. I had a 10 days trip to Vietnam, and got the best food from this street. As an Indian, there are 3 or 4 Indian cuisine restaurants, But I choose authentic Vietnamese food from here, and it was so good.

The only negative I felt that, Its a walking street, but lots of motorbikes and cars are passing through this road every time. It’s a bit annoying. Apart from this issue, this street got its own vibes. Go and feel it guys!
Written October 7, 2023
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toekneehawk
Washington DC, DC5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Great night life with many clubs/bars. Hookahs available. Girl dancers are in front of each club. Most music is electronic music. Not much hip hop. Music could be really loud. Could turn down some for the virgin ears. Overall, great vibe if you're looking for some night life or hang out with close friends. Be aware of the locals who may pick pocket as you walk down the street.
Written October 29, 2022
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AnnPawinee
Bangkok, Thailand65 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
Street for nightlife lol. I feel like this street is safe more than khaosan road, bangkok because of they don’t have marijuana and everything here is very cheap. I went to the hair of the dog club is good, cheap beer and shot of tequila lol. Must to visit but don’t expect too much because is not different from any nightlife in Bangkok.
Written March 4, 2023
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Louisa D
50 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
Good for people watching but depressing to see the young women selling themselves at the bars, there are lots of very young children exploited and being dragged around by their mums trying to sell you things. There were even young children fire eating for money and we saw a young girl with a tiny monkey on a leash being used for photos which she then proceeded to hit with her shoe when it misbehaved. Very sad place!!!!
Written January 20, 2024
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merlyn0001
Fethiye, Türkiye34 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
Party street it is. Similar to khaosan road in Thailand. Totally different from Pattaya walking street. No hookers on the street although there are various services at the numerous massage parlours. Gets v crowded late at night. Beer can cost 20000 vnd in one place and 75000 just next door. Food is there but better choice in side streets. Quite safe walking around the area at night. Beware ' grab' drivers that aren't who may persuade you to take their taxi service then insist you pay 5x grab price. Only use taxi you book online through grab app.
Written January 16, 2024
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