live music Saigon Ranger

Wonder about the best places for endless entertaining nightlife in HCMC? HCMC’s nightlife means very different things depending where you are or what’s your taste. How about enjoy some live music while having a glass of beer or cocktails in the chilling atmosphere?

Check out our 5 recommendations of the best live music places in HCMC, where you can regularly find talented live performances, which genres ranging from rock to jazz, EDM to indie and everything in between.


 Cargo Bar

[7 Nguyen Tat Thanh, District 4]

Located in Saigon Port, just over the bridge from District 1, many big music festivals in HCMC has chosen Cargo Event Space as their performance place because of its huge capacity (up to 1500 pax) and the consistently high quality of performances.

live music Cargo
LYDMOR @ CARGO | Photo: AnyArena

You can come to Cargo on daytime for occasional live band rehearsals or on nighttime offering lots of music live events with specific theme, fantastic line-up artists, both local and international.

Cargo Event Space
Photo: Cargo Event Space

Some recurring events can be counted as Dance Battle Party every Tuesday where the audience is the only judge. And don’t miss Cargo Jump Empire is held constantly on every Friday and Saturday, with spacious space with one of a kind warehouse club design inspired by European stype.

Cargo Event Space
Photo: Cargo Event Space

The bar offers draft beers, both original and bespoke cocktail menu at a very reasonable price. About food, kebabs and waffles or snack are worth to try.

Open from Wednesday through to Sundays. Entrance fees may applied. Keep an eye on their fanpage for not missing upcoming live music events.


 Saigon Ranger

[5/7 Nguyen Sieu, District 1]

You would never guess what’s hidden in this alley located in the heart of the city: one of the most epic bar in HCMC so far.

High quality sound effects and perfect light create the perfect ambience for your chill time.

Saigon Ranger stage
A live stage view of Saigon Ranger. Photo: Saigon Ranger

Saigon Ranger has become popular, especially with travelers, because it hosts a widely range of cultural events. Live music from blues to rock to EDM and everything in between, sometimes art exhibitions and even cosplay night, no matter what your taste, you can find an impressive performance here.

Energetic and high quality live bands everynight.

live music Saigon Ranger

You should come back many times to discover all different genres of live music here.

Drink prices are reasonable for a live music place, around 3$ for beer bottle and up to 7$ for lovely cocktails.

Occasionally, some events are held for charity purpose. Check out their website or Facebook to update latest coming events.



[22A Nguyen Thi Dieu, District 3]

According to Yoko’s owner, who is also the most-frequent artist here, Yoko Cafe and Bar is named after Yoko Ono – wife of singer-songwriter John Lennon.

Over a decade ago, most music lovers know Yoko as one of the very first live music places in HCMC.

You may think the glory days of Yoko may be in the past, but no. After the huge re-construction, Yoko now is back with new decoration and menu, and become a cool place to hang out after dinner.

New look of Yoko
New look of Yoko, modern and fashionable. Photo: Yoko

Yoko performed mostly rock in the past, but now they have more genres of music like jazz or indie, which performed mainly from local artists.

live music Yoko
TOFU @ YOKO | Photo: Yoko

You can mingle with the crowd or take a seat in comfy sofas, while upstairs space giving you awesome views of the performances.

In the menu, there’re 2 different prices, one for the daytime as a café shop with lots of good food choices to choose, one for nighttime.

Live music from 21:00, Thursday to Saturday. Creative beverage but a bit pricey. Smoking is permitted inside.


 Saigon Outcast

[188/1 Nguyen Van Huong, District 2]

Wanna have some fresh air? Saigon Outcast is perfect place for you.
With slogan “Saigon Outcast: Alternative Events Venue”, this outdoor place become most important cultural hub that connects all art lovers.

Outdoor space at Saigon Oucast
Outdoor space at Saigon Oucast. Photo: Saigon Outcast

3 years ago, 2 entrepreneurs Linh and Ha spent all their saving to stack 3 retro fitted shipping containers which were dropped into a sort of graffiti-covered urban jungle.

Shipping containers
3 impressive shipping containers. Photo: Saigon Outcast
graffiti works
You can see a lot of creative graffiti works like this everywhere in Saigon Outcast. Photo: Saigon Outcast

Nowhere else has creation expresses in all shapes and forms like Saigon Outcast: live music, street graph, pool party, cozy outdoor movies night or even skate and flea markets or any other of original and hype events.

These events like magnets that bring in passionate artists from everywhere and keep Saigon Outcast alive and attractive.

Outcast Beer Fest
Artists performed live music at Outcast Beer Fest. Photo: Saigon Outcast


Acoustic night
Wednesday is an acoustic open mic for all. Imagine how nice to enjoy live acoustic in the warm place like that?  Photo: Saigon Outcast

Despite the far location, Saigon Outcast is the great place to make new friends and enjoy nice music.

 Welcoming staffs. Foods are worth to try. Follow their Facebook to update latest coming events for almost every night of the week.


 Thi Bar

[244 De Tham, District 1]

There is no time for sleep in Backpacker area, District 1, especially when you find down a great place to relax in for a chilled out evening like Thi Bar.

Small in size, but huge in atmosphere, this fun and busy bar is the regular place for most of expats who live in Backpacker area.

Thi Bar
A corner of Thi Bar. Photo: Thi Bar

In daytime Thi functions as a chill-out café. From 9pm, it turns to an interesting bar for live music. It’s a good place to meet up with other travelers with the menu is loaded with good drinks.

Energetic bands every nights, Filipino bands mostly, with strong and wonderful voices.

Filipino band
Filipino band performed at Thi Bar. Photo: Thi Bar
Free entrance, opens from 5pm – late. For cut-down prices, catch their Happy Hour promotion for each beverage every night!.


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