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Bui Vien Street, Ho Chi Minh City

(2.7/5 based on 1,400+ reviews on the web)
Walk under a jungle of electric cables, avoiding tuk tuks and scooters in Bui Vien Street, a super busy area of Ho Chi Minh teeming with young tourists and street vendors. Packed with bars, shops, restaurants, and cafes, this noisy street assaults all the senses, offering round-the-clock entertainment and activities to please anyone looking for urban adventure. A great place to have a local beer and inexpensive authentic food, the area features many clubs open until the wee hours of the morning. Mind your belongings and prepare to be hassled with massage offers as you walk the street. You may even witness an occasional police raid, as many shops openly sell glass pipes and tools used for smoking illegal narcotics. To visit Bui Vien Street on your trip to Ho Chi Minh City, use our Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary planner.
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  • This is the other street of the well known backpackers district of Saigon, the main street being Pham ngu Lao, the other side of that block, a bit more poshy, this one being downscale with cheaper hot...  more »
  • If you are looking for a cheap night life in Ho Chi Minh City, this is the place to go. Beware, it's a very busy and crowded place, if you don't like crowded place "Don't go". Also won't suggest this ...  more »
  • If you want to meet and greet economy type travelers, or you are one yourself, go to this street before it is gentrified. On a recent trip to buy a dubbed DVD, I saw that several of the old stores I h...  more »
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  • worst service ever. the staff there is not unfriendly but hostile. DO NOT GO HERE. they will try to overcharge you for everything the bathroom is horrible dirty. Worst experience in Vietnam.
  • As many others stated before. The old lady is very unfriendly and would sent visitors away for no good reasons. Luckily there's no lack of bars at that street.
  • Had a couple next to me thrown out their chairs last night for drinking too slow. The lady and man who served them and us were extremely rude and arrogant... by far the worst bar experience iv witnessed in my life. Do NOT drink or support 96 Bui Vien they are money hungry thieves who take your money but do not let you finish your drinks. I highly recommened Donkey Sportsbar... we went there afterwards and had a great time.
  • worst customer service ever. The boss harrassed us after we ordered our beers, telling us we were drinking too slowly; and that we were not welcome here, we should move on. When another 2 of my friends came, she flat out refused to serve any of us and kicked us out. Later we found out the place is a local trouble maker and there's a reason why most of the shops around are full, while this one is mostly half empty.
  • We've been in the street bar, Bui Vien 96 (on the picture where it says 'room for rent 96'). Beer is cheap and it's nice for watching the nightlife of HCMC. BUT....! But be aware who your hosts are: My girlfriend and I sat on a two person table in the first row. Luckily we met a vietnamese friend from Phu Quoc whilst sitting there. The lady from the bar forbid to take another chair for our friend and said to her, she should leave! We stood up and offered one of our chairs to our friend and the staff said they don't serve her! We recognised, that not one asian person was allowed to sit in the first row. Every 'non western person' was given a seat inside or anywhere away from the street! We were so annoyed... oh and afterwards we weren't served anymore. Last beer here! Please have a look where you have your beer and don't support such an inhuman treatment!