For jazz lovers, this is one place you MUST visit while in Hanoi, as it has a welcoming, intimate atmosphere and presents a live set of jazz performed by accomplished musicians each evening from 9 to 11pm. The driving force behind the club is Quyen Van Minh, a saxophonist who has been entertaining rapt audiences for a couple of decades now, along with his son Dac and several students who have made the grade. Besides jazz standards, the band plays Latin jazz and other tunes that blend Vietnamese influences with jazz, and the result is captivating. It's a bit difficult to find, but look for the Hot Life Cafe on Quan Su, then go up to the third floor where the club is located. There's no cover charge, but drinks are a bit pricey to cover musicians' fees.
Binh Minh Jazz Club
65 Quan Su, Hai Ba Trung District
Our Rating Neighborhood 3 blocks east of the railway station Hours Daily 10am–11:30pm, live music 9–11pm Phone 04/7675-1331 Prices Small beer from $5 Web site Binh Minh Jazz Club
Map65 Quan Su, Hai Ba Trung District Hanoi
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.