Da Lat Nightlife: 9 Best Outstanding Things to do at Night
Honestly, Da Lat is famous for having gorgeous natural scenery, ideal 4-seasons- atmosphere, and great signature cuisines, not for having a super vibrant nightlife. However, there are still several exciting things you can do to explore a night of fun here. Follow BestPrice for a list of suggestions of the best things to do in Da Lat at night.
- 1. Visit the crowded Da Lat Night Market
- 2. Taste Da Lat street foods for night suppers
- 3. Explore the Western-style Truong Cong Dinh Street
- 4. Check-in at flowers villages and farms
- 5. See the panoramic view of the city from Da Lat Night Cafe
- 6. Walk and enjoy the cool breeze at Xuan Huong Lake and Lam Vien Square
- 7. Have a BBQ party and watch local performances on Lang Biang mountain
- 8. Try night camping at a peak nearby the city
- 9. Visit top bars & pubs
1. Visit the crowded Da Lat Night Market
- Address: Nguyen Thi Minh Khai street, Da Lat city
- Opening Hours: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Da Lat Night Market is situated in a prime location, which is right in the city center, just 5 minutes walk from the beautiful Xuan Huong Lake, and has a walking distance of the majority of places in the city. It provides countless stalls that sell a wide variety of goods ranging from street food, traditional clothes, to flowers, souvenirs, etc. at incredibly reasonable prices. The most common dishes that you can find here are Banh Trang Nuong (Grilled Vietnamese Pizza), a warm glass of soy milk, etc.
Besides experiencing street food and shopping, visitors also come here for the fun and bustling atmosphere. In this market, you can watch amusing diverse street performances such as acoustic singing, hip hop, and k-pop dancing, etc. because it has an open space.
Because it’s pretty busy here and difficult to track, you should always pay attention to your belongings. In addition, since you will do a lot of walking, wear comfortable shoes. Don’t need to bring lots of cash because the price here is quite affordable.
Visit the crowded Da Lat Night Market
2. Taste Da Lat street foods for night suppers
- Address: Hoa Binh Area, Ward 1
- Opening Hours: 6:00 PM - 3:00 AM
There is no doubt that trying street foods is the highlight of Dalat nightlife. You can simply walk around the Hoa Binh area for a delicious food tour. If you have room in your stomach, try having a full grilled food meal in Da Lat. It’s quite well-known, tasty, and the price is economical. For a lighter snack, for the price of only 20,000 VND, you can have tourist’s top pick Vietnamese Pizza that is so mouth-watering, flavorful, and fulfilling.
On the other hand, if you are not in the mood for some savory dishes, you can also get some sweet treats. Having a glass of warm soy milk at 10,000 VND is so satisfying in the cool weather, or you can have avocado ice cream and shaken strawberry for around 20,000 for a healthy option.
Be careful of pick-pocketing here since the market is crowded. Also, keep in mind that if some people with some unique costumes approach and want to take pictures with you, they probably will charge you a fee after that.
Taste Da Lat street food - Banh Trang Nuong
3. Explore the Western-style Truong Cong Dinh Street
Truong Cong Dinh Street is known as the “Foreigner Street” of Da Lat. Among many things to do in Da Lat, visiting this street is a must-try. Although it’s a quite short street, which is only less than 1 kilometre, it's filled with European-style restaurants, cafes, bars, and pubs. As a result, you will see a lot of expats here.
A popular Da Lat nightlife activity is having some cocktails, chilling, and having an intimate conversation with your friends in a bar or pub here at night. Although it’s a foreign street, the price is actually not that premium, for 80,000 VND - 100,000 VND you can have a delicious and decent meal already. Of course, if you want to order more drinks and food, the price will be higher.
Explore the Western-style Truong Cong Dinh Street
4. Check-in at flowers villages and farms
- Thai Phien flowers village: Ward 12, Da Lat City
- Van Thanh flowers village: 43 Van Hanh, Ward 5, Da Lat City
As you probably have heard before, Da Lat is considered the city of flowers. If you think visiting flower villages is only a daytime activity, you are missing out. It’s one of the best things to do in Da Lat at night. At night, the whole village will be lit up, which creates the most magnificent and sparkling scene, it lights up the entire area.
If you fancy the beauty of gladiolus, hydrangeas, lilies, carnations, etc. then you should definitely visit Thai Phien Village while if you are a fan of glorious roses, come to Van Thanh village, since it’s known as the Rose Kingdom. Van Thanh is not only the oldest but it is also the biggest flower village of Da Lat. Don’t forget to take beautiful photos to check in at these places. You should contact these villages for more detailed information, but the last time we heard, the entrance fee will be around 40,000 VND.
Check-in at flowers villages and farms
5. See the panoramic view of the city from Da Lat Night Cafe
- Address: 4 Dong Da Street, Ward 3, Da Lat City
- Opening Hours: 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
- Price range: 40,000 VND - 80,000 VND
Da Lat Night is one of the cafes that provide the best view of the city. Coming here, you will be able to appreciate the valuable experience of both having a drink in a quiet, peaceful atmosphere and admiring the beauty of the splendid city at night from a high distance. The outdoor seating arrangement is absolutely airy, romantic while the indoor is elegant, luxurious, and cozy. It’s especially a perfect choice for a date night with your lovers. Based on the reviews, lots of proposals have happened here thanks to the romance in the air.
See the panoramic view of the city from Da Lat Night Cafe
6. Walk and enjoy the cool breeze at Xuan Huong Lake and Lam Vien Square
Lam Vien Square is located right opposite Xuan Huong Lake, which is on Tran Quoc Toan Street, Ward 1, Da Lat City. Since it’s super close to each other, within a walking distance, so if you have a chance, you should visit these both symbolize Da Lat attractions. Xuan Huong Lake has a pure, peaceful beauty during daytime and charming, mysterious, and romantic beauty at night, which is a perfect spot for people (especially couples) to walk around and feel the cool atmosphere.
Lam Vien Square is an iconic spot that no one should skip when visiting Da Lat. Coming here, you can spot right away the famous impressive structure that has a shape of a yellow wildflower and it’s pretty giant with 18 meters height and a total area of 1,200 m2 that can accommodate 1500 people inside. Not far away from it, you can also see the green huge unique-architecture-designed artichoke flower. During the day, it’s one of the most popular spots for taking photos and check-in. At night, it’s an ideal location for a group gathering, walking around, chatting, and eating snacks.
Walk and enjoy the cool breeze at Xuan Huong Lake
7. Have a BBQ party and watch local performances on Lang Biang mountain
Lang Biang is considered as the roof of Da Lat. Standing on top of Lang Biang mountain, you can observe the beauty of the entire city. What’s a better feeling than eating flavorful BBQ in cool weather with your friends and family on top of a marvelous mountain? If you go to Lien Mut restaurant, for a price of around 140,000 VND per person, you can enjoy a tasty meal of grilled chicken with sticky rice, chicken porridge, smoked pork served with bamboo tube rice, grilled banana, etc. Furthermore, if you decide to stay for the evening, you will have the opportunity to observe the gong performance of local people.
8. Try night camping at a peak nearby the city
If you go in a big group, camping will be a fun activity to bond over. For a suggested camping spot, we highly recommend Lang Biang. With a total height of more than 2000 meters, it will be a memorable experience to try. There are 2 spots that travellers tend to go camping the most: Radar Peak and Hon Ba.
For adventurers, you can trek to reach the top, while for someone who wants to save energy, you can hire a jeep. You can prepare some foods in advance, but it’s better to grill some meats and have a small BBQ there, so you will be able to enjoy a delicious meal in an ideal atmosphere and a chill and relaxed environment with a stunning view. The last time we checked, the entrance fee will cost around 30,000 VND.
Try night camping at a peak nearby the city
9. Visit top bars & pubs
There are many bars & pubs in Da Lat that you should not miss if you want to enjoy the nightlife here, let's see some suggestions below:
Secret Bar and Cafe
- Address: 1B Hoang Hoa Tham, Ward 10, Da Lat City
- Opening Hours: 4:00 PM - 3:00 AM
- Price range: 80,000 VND - 100,000 VND
According to the guest reviews, the most outstanding thing about this place is their excellent, creative, and delicious cocktails at a fair price. For a change of taste, milky tea cocktails are a must-try order. The ambiance is chilled, relaxing with melodious music background and a dreamy and fairytale mountain view. On top of that, the service is exceptional.
The Fog Bar
- Address: 76 Truong Cong Dinh Street, Ward 1, Da Lat City
- Price range: 50,000 VND - 300,000 VND
- Opening Hours: from 5:00 PM
The highlight of this bar is the impressive Hip-Hop street-style graffiti decoration that is easy to catch the eyes. Plus, the music is quite trendy with the main genres being vinahouse and Western music. In addition, the bartender makes outstanding cocktails, especially the Margarita and Martini. It’s not a spacious bar, so it can be crowded but the good thing is that the price is decent and they have a DJ to play music nightly.
Brother Bars Da Lat
- Address: 31 Truong Cong Dinh, Ward 1, Da Lat City
- Opening Hours: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
The majority of guests who have visited the place said that the music in this bar is fire. Listening to great music in a chill vibe. If you feel bored, there are pool tables available. Drinks are reviewed to be well-mixed at a competitive price. Furthermore, a pleasant staff team makes the place even more appreciated.
6th Floor Bar
- Address: 191 Bui Thi Xuan, Ward 2, Da Lat City
- Opening Hours: contact for more information
Having fun in a famous nightclub is also a highlight to complete Da Lat nightlife. Located on the top floor of Kim Cuong Hostel, the 6th Floor Bar is one of the top picks for people who want to have a vibrant night at the club. This bar offers a pretty good quality of drinks selection and a great music playlist that ranges from Hip-Hop, Bass, to R&B.
Don’t sleep on the liveliness of this stunning city. Dalat has so much to offer for you to discover. Hope that our listing is beneficial to you and we wish you a fun night full of adventure. Check out amazing Dalat Tours to enjoy your wonderful vacation.