Chill Sky Bar Saigon Review: Best Rooftop Bar In Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam [Dress Code, Drink Prices, Menu & More]

By | 2018-03-26T14:02:31+00:00 Aug 18th, 2017|Categories: Travel|Tags: , , |4 Comments

Chill Sky Bar Saigon Rooftop Bar

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 Ho Chi Minh City VietnamChill 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.

Nowadays Chill Sky Bar is widely regarded as one of the best rooftop bars in Asia, on par with the likes of Sky Bar Bangkok and Heli Lounge Bar KL.

How To Get There

Rooftop Bar In Ho Chi Minh City

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.

How To Get To Chill Sky Bar Saigon

[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.

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Paul Anthony At Ben Thanh Market In Saigon

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)

Uber Motorbike In Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam

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

Ho Chi Minh Sunset From Chill Sky BarThe 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.

Sunset View Of Ho Chi Minh City At Chill Sky Bar

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.

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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.

Trevor Guilday At Rooftop Bar In Saigon

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?

Paul Anthony and Trevor Guilday At Chill Sky Bar Saigon

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

Cocktail At Chill Sky Bar In Saigon

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

Chill Sky Bar Happy Hour Cocktail Menu Happy Hour Drink Menu At Chill Sky Bar

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

Chill Sky Bar Saigon Drinks Menu

Chill Sky Bar Signature Cocktails Menu

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.

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The bar also carries a variety of imported beers including Budweiser, Corona, Stella Artois and Hoegaarden.

Curated Wine List

Ho Chi Minh City Sky Bar Menu

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

Saigon Rooftop Bar Drink Menu

Food & Snack Menu

Chill Sky Bar also has a great food and snack menu featuring local flavors as well as classic dishes.

Chill Sky Bar Snack Menu

Food Menu At Chill Sky Bar Rooftop Bar

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.

Ho Chi Minh City Skyline From Chill Sky Bar

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!

View Of Saigon From Chill Sky Bar

Trevor Guilday At Chill Sky Bar

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.

Final Thoughts

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.

You can also check out some of our other rooftop bar reviews from around the world below:

Chill Sky Bar
Reviewed by Trevor Guilday on .
"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 ★★★★★

Please feel free to leave a comment below with any questions or advice that you may have about Chill Sky Bar!

About the Author:

Trevor is a digital nomad and travel writer at Bespoke Unit. His life-long passion for travel has taken him to 30+ countries over the years. He covers a wide range of travel-related topics including detailed destination guides, travel reward credit cards and life as a location-independent entrepreneur.

4 Comments

  1. Brad August 27, 2017 at 11:14 am - Reply

    I’m looking forward to going to this bar when I’m in HCMC next week. The views look really nice during sunset.. Thanks for the info 🙂

    • Trevor Guilday September 5, 2017 at 8:36 am - Reply

      Hi Brad,

      Yes, it is definitely worth it to get there in time for the sunset. Hope you enjoy your time in Ho Chi Minh City!

      -Trevor

  2. Jenna Duong March 31, 2018 at 1:37 pm - Reply

    Wanna stop by to catch the sunset view and get to know the nightlife in Saigon this coming 18 Apr. Could i ask if there is any seat for just 1 person?

    • Trevor Guilday April 3, 2018 at 12:31 pm - Reply

      Hi Jenna,

      Yes, there are plenty of tables on the outdoor terrace where you can sit and you can also sit right at the bar.

      Have fun!

      -Trevor

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