Chill Sky Bar is the original open-air rooftop bar in Saigon where locals and tourists come to enjoy top-shelf cocktails along with some of the best views of the Ho Chi Minh City skyline.
This comprehensive guide to Chill Sky Bar covers everything you need to know about one of the best rooftop bars in Saigon including the dress code, drink prices, menu and much more.
Author’s Note: Is it Saigon or Ho Chi Minh? Saigon was the original name of the city until 1976 when it was officially renamed Ho Chi Minh City following conclusion of the Vietnam War. We spoke with several locals who told us that they still prefer to use Saigon, but either one is fine.
The Ultimate Guide To Chill Sky Bar HCMC
Chill Sky Bar was the first rooftop bar to open in Vietnam. It didn’t take long for this establishment to gain notoriety within Saigon’s nightlife scene as it quickly became one of the most popular spots in the city.
How To Get There
Chill Sky Bar is situated on the 26th floor of the AB Tower in the Ben Thanh District of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. For directions to the rooftop bar from your current location, click here.
[Address: Tang 26 AB Tower, 76A Le Lai, Ben Thanh, Quan 1, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam]
The AB Tower is located near several noteworthy landmarks in Saigon like the Ben Thanh Market, Quách Thị Trang Park and the War Remnants Museum.
Arriving On Foot
If you are planning to stop in for drinks at Chill Sky Bar after a day of exploring Saigon then you should make Ben Thanh Market your last stop due to it’s close proximity. This local market is one of the more popular tourist attractions in Saigon where you can find handicrafts, textiles, souvenirs and Vietnamese cuisine.
The AB Tower is a short 5 minute walk from the Ben Thanh Market shown in the photo above.
The rooftop bar is also within walking distance of several other popular tourist attractions like the Independence Palace, Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica and War Remnants Museum.
Using Public Transportation (Not Recommended)
The Ho Chi Minh City Metro system is still under construction and will not be completed until 2020 so the only public transportation option at the moment is the bus system. I would not recommend taking the bus as Uber and taxi service is very cheap in Vietnam.
However, if you decide to take the bus then you can get off at the Ben Thanh Market station and walk about 5 minutes on Le Lai street to get to AB Tower.
Taking A Taxi or Uber (Recommended)
Taking a taxi or an Uber can be very cheap in Vietnam – not to mention super fun! For the real experience make sure you order an Uber bike as shown in the photo above.
Hours Of Operation & Best Time To Go
The rooftop bar is open daily with the following hours of operation:
Monday: 5:30 PM – 1:00 AM
Tuesday: 5:30 PM – 1:00 AM
Wednesday: 5:30 PM – 1:00 AM
Thursday: 5:30 PM – 1:00 AM
Friday: 5:30 PM – 1:00 AM
Saturday: 5:30 PM – 1:00 AM
Sunday: 5:30 PM – 1:00 AM
Happy Hour & Sunset Service [5:30 PM – 9:00 PM]
The sky bar opens every day at 5:30 PM for the daily “City View Happy Hour” with discounts on select drinks and food (see Happy Hour Menu below) from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM.
It is definitely worth getting there early to catch the sunset and watch the skyline light up as the night begins.
There is a relaxed vibe during happy hour with chill music until about 9:30 PM when the resident DJ set begins.
Nightclub & DJ Performances [9:30 PM – Late]
Chill Sky Bar is more than just a rooftop bar. This establishment is also a world-class nightlife venue that is known for its themed events featuring top-notch DJ’s and mixologists from around the world.
The DJ set usually kicks off around 10:00 PM and the party goes until 1:00 AM or later.
What Is The Dress Code At Chill Sky Bar?
The dress code at Chill Sky Bar is smart casual with no tank-tops, sports shorts, flip-flops or slippers allowed.
It is worth noting that the dress code is much more strictly enforced after the “City View Happy Hour” ends and the venue turns into one of Saigon’s premier nightclubs.
Chill Sky Bar Menu & Drink Prices
The drink menu at Chill Sky Bar features a wide variety of drinks including signature cocktails, imported beers, international wines and champagne.
How Much Do Drinks Cost?
Drink prices at the rooftop bar range from about 88,000 VND (during happy hour) for a standard cocktail, imported beer or glass of the house wine during happy hour, up to 300,000 VND for premium / signature cocktails.
Note: All drinks are subject to a 5% service charge and a 10% VAT.
City View Happy Hour Cocktail Menu
The happy hour drink menu includes an impressive list of creatively named cocktails including:
- Saigon Punch (88,000 VND) – Tequila, Red Wine Melt, Lime Juice & Simple Syrup.
- V&M (88,000 VND) – Vodka, Mandarin, Lime Juice, Simple Syrup & Lime Leaves.
- Last Time (88,000 VND) – Gin, Egg White, Lime Juice, Simple Syrup, Raspberry Pure & Mint Leaves.
- Whisky Smash (88,000 VND) – Tennessee Whiskey, Lime Juice, Simple Syrup, Bitter & Mint Leaves.
- Chillacolada (150,000 VND) – White Rum, Malibu, Coconut Water, Fresh Pineapple Juice & Cream.
- Asian Temptation (150,000 VND) – Vodka, Sake, Vanilla Ice Cream & Fresh Passion Fruit.
- Bourbon Bow Tie (150,000 VND) – Whisky, Apricot, Grand Marnier, Simple Syrup & Lime Juice.
- Neon Leather Drip (150,000 VND) – Tequila, Guava Juice, Apricot, Grenadine & Lime Juice.
- 13th Street Daiquiri (150,000 VND) – White Rum, Simple Syrup, Lime Juice & Basil Leaf.
Specialty Drinks, Classic Cocktails & Imported Beers
The standard drink menu features classic cocktails like the Old Fashioned, as well as Chill Signature’s like the Pineapple Knifefighter and Blue Jungle Bird.
The bar also carries a variety of imported beers including Budweiser, Corona, Stella Artois and Hoegaarden.
Curated Wine List
Chill Sky Bar also has a wine list that includes a variety of red wines, white wines and champagne / sparkling wines from around the world.
I’ve tasted both of the Chilean wines from Concha Y Toro that are featured on the wine menu and I can personally recommend those as great options.
Shots & Mixers
Food & Snack Menu
Chill Sky Bar also has a great food and snack menu featuring local flavors as well as classic dishes.
Views Of Ho Chi Minh City From The Rooftop Bar
The views from Chill Sky Bar are incredible to say the least. The rooftop bar has an unobstructed view of the Ho Chi Minh City skyline including a clear view of the iconic Bitexco Tower.
The venue also overlooks the bustling streets of District 1 giving you the perfect vantage point to witness the madness that is Ho Chi Minh Traffic!
You can also check out some more photos to get a better idea of the venue by checking out the official Chill Skybar Facebook page here.
There are plenty of other establishments in Saigon offering drinks with a view including Eon Heli Bar, Glow Sky Bar and OMG Rooftop Bar to name a few.
However, if you are searching for the best rooftop bar in Ho Chi Minh City then Chill Skybar Saigon is the place to go.
"Best place for drinks with a view in Saigon! They have great cocktails and incredible views of the Ho Chi Minh City skyline."Rating: 5.0 ★★★★★
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