The best nightlife on Phu Quoc Island attracts fun-loving locals, expats, and travellers looking to enjoy a fun night out during their holiday. While Phu Quoc's nightlife scene is relatively tame compared to major cities in mainland Vietnam, there are beachfront bars, wine lounges, late-night restaurants, and vibrant nightclubs that cater to different budgets. Exuding a more relaxed ambience, these establishments are renowned for their charming service and stylish interiors, as well as strong cocktails, imported alcohol and tasty treats at affordable prices.

    There’s also a night market in Duong Dong where travellers can sample fresh seafood, authentic Vietnamese cuisine, and shop for souvenirs until midnight. Hosting full moon parties, sports events, bonfires, dance performances, and guest DJs from all across Vietnam and Europe, read on to discover what to do after dinner in Phu Quoc Island.


    Dinh Cau Night Market

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    Dinh Cau Night Market offers a plethora of dining and shopping opportunities for budget-conscious travellers, hosting more than 50 stalls selling fresh seafood, street snacks, local wines, Vietnamese coffee, and fresh juices. 

    Located along Duong Dong’s Vo Thi Sau Street, this pedestrian-friendly market is about a 5-minute walk from Dinh Cau Rock. Do note that Dinh Cau Night Market is closed off to motorised vehicles from 5 pm onwards, but parking is available just outside the main entrance.

    Location: Vo Thi Sau Street, Duong Dong, Phu Quoc island, Vietnam

    Open: Daily from 5 pm to midnight


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    Le Bar at La Veranda Resort Phu Quoc

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    Le Bar at La Veranda Resort Phu Quoc is an elegant lounge bar with breathtaking views of the ocean and the resort pool. It is where affluent travellers can unwind after a day at the beach or sightseeing on Phu Quoc Island.

    Surrounded by a tropical garden, this nightlife venue is fitted with colonial-style decor, warm lighting, art deco furnishing and relaxing music playing in the background. Visitors can find the usual array of cocktails, wines, spirits, and beers while food options range from Vietnamese spring rolls to pizzas. BBQs are held every Saturday if weather permits, featuring candlelit tables right on the beach.

    Location: Veranda Resort Phu Quoc, Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam

    Phone: +84 (0)77 398 2988


    Rory’s Beach Bar

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    Rory’s Beach Bar is Phu Quoc Island’s quintessential beach bar, featuring a spacious open-air wooden deck with great views of the ocean and surrounding islets. During the high season (November until March), the bar hosts live bands and DJs as well as foosball games and bonfires right on Long Beach. 

    Drinks served here include tropical cocktails, beers on tap, and imported wines while its food menu comprises mainly seafood and western fare. Thanks to its laidback setting and friendly service, this bar is very popular amongst backpackers looking to unwind after a day of exploring Phu Quoc Island.

    Location: Group 3, Cay Sao, Ham Ninh, Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam

    Open: Daily from 9 am to midnight

    Phone: +84 (0)91 933 39 50


    Coco Bar

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    Coco Bar at Long Beach is renowned for its friendly service, homemade rums and wines as well as an extensive menu of Vietnamese and European snacks. Established in 2012, this open-air bar features a pool table, quaint decor, and plenty of seats overlooking the Tran Hung Dao Street. 

    Highly recommended drinks here include coconut-infused wine, passionfruit rum, and tri-coloured rum shots. Visitors can also enjoy board games while sampling Coco Bar’s signature snacks, such as Chinese dumplings, coconut flan, and banh mi sandwiches.

    Location: 118 Tran Hung Dao Street, Long Beach, Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam

    Open: Daily from 5 pm to midnight

    Phone: +84 (0)79 800 0953


    Beach Bar at Mango Bay Resort

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    Beach Bar at Mango Bay Resort caters to guests looking to enjoy a private evening on Phu Quoc Island. This swanky bar overlooking the bay specialises in innovative cocktails paired with gourmet tapas, pizzas, salads, grilled seafood and meat. 

    Open all day, this rustic establishment features a covered dining area and alfresco terrace with expansive views of Ong Lang Beach. Standout cocktails at Beach Bar include Phoenix (tequila, Malibu, triple sec, and watermelon juice), Vietnamese Caipiroska (vodka, kumquat, lime, and sugar), and their mango mojito (rum, mint, lime, sugar, soda and fresh mango).

    Location: Mango Bay Resort Phu Quoc, Ong Lang Beach, Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam

    Phone: +84 (0)297 3981 693


    Bittersweet Cocktail Bar

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    Bittersweet Cocktail Bar, located opposite Salinda Resort Phu Quoc, is renowned for its signature, affordably-priced cocktail list. Playing mostly lounge music, this hidden gem attracts travellers who prefer a quiet and laidback nightlife venue during their holiday on Phu Quoc Island. 

    Standout drinks include The Symphony (lychee, vodka, lime juice with chilli), Kristen Sour (cinnamon, whisky, and lime juice), and Learning to Run (roses, vodka, artichoke and red tea). Bittersweet Bar’s food options are limited to mixed nuts and popcorn, so make your way to the resort’s onsite restaurant if you’d like something more filling.

    Location: Salinda Resort Phu Quoc, Cua Lap Hamlet, Duong To, Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam

    Open: Daily from 6 pm to 1 am

    Phone: +84 (0)90 738 93 82


    Rabbit Hole Irish Bar

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    The Rabbit Hole Irish Bar caters to just about any traveller in Phu Quoc, featuring large TV screens airing live telecasts for sports fans. Located along the main strip of Duong Dong, this lively bar is also fitted with a pool table and dartboards while music ranges from lounge and house to pop and R&B. 

    Drinks served here include classic cocktails, shots, imported beers, whiskies and wines. Every Thursday, ladies get to enjoy buy-one-free-one cocktail promos.

    Location: 90 Tran Hung Dao Street, Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam

    Open: Daily from 10 am to 2 am

    Phone: +84 (0)90 605 89 90


    Happy Buddha Club

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    The only nightclub on the island, Happy Buddha Club is ideal for those looking to mingle and party on Phu Quoc. Opened in 2010, this nightclub only opens on Saturdays but gets packed with fun-loving locals and travellers fairly quickly thanks to its free entry and cheap drinks. 

    Depending on the line-up, Happy Buddha Club’s music policy includes deep house, techno, deep acid, jazz and fusion, house, and world music. Set along Tran Hug Dao Street, Happy Buddha Club is a 5-minute drive from Dinh Cau Rock.

    Location: 127D Tran Hung Dao Street, Long Beach, Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam

    Open: Saturdays from 8 pm to 5 am (closed Sunday–Friday)

    Phone: +84 (0)36 405 3830

    Penny Wong | Compulsive Traveller

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