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The Observatory, Ho Chi Minh City

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Groove the night away at The Observatory, known for hosting late night events with live bands and DJs. The venue's balcony is ideal for observing the river while sipping on a cocktail. Add The Observatory and other attractions to your Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary using our Ho Chi Minh City itinerary builder.
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  • I have been going to The Obs since it first opened and it is without question the best place to hear underground music in Saigon and Vietnam. Techno, House, Disco and everything in between. Always goo...  more »
  • good place to drink with friends, very friendly ambien, delicious cocktails, and best of all, big parking lot which is pretty rare to come by around downtown.  more »
  • We were in Friday at 3am (it's suposed to close at 6 am) and it was closed already. The staff was rude and sarcastic with us even though we took a taxi just to go there. It was a waste of time and mon...  more »
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  • Music good. Crowd boring. Ah well.
  • This is the best place to chill with your friends in a non-pretentious way. All other big, front club is reek with the showing-off vibe, but not this place. You get a clear wide view of the river and the Elisa floating restaurant. Entrant before 11pm is free, 100k after that.
  • Was here Friday night. Good DJ from Berlin. Good people, mix of expats and locals.
  • Great underground music. Nice crowd. Friendly staff.
  • Great music, great soundsystem, great vibes

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