Hanoi Gay Bars

The gay nightlife in Hanoi cannot be compared with other capital cities in Asia.  But the few venues that do exist deserve your support.

Hanoi has a very small gay scene, partly because many gay Vietnamese avoid expressing their true identity.  Hopefully, the rapid growth of Hanoi as a tourist destination and the increasing number of LGBT travellers will encourage the development of more gay businesses and gay community as a whole.

GC Bar Hanoi

GC Bar (Golden Cock)

5 Bao Khanh Street, Hanoi | map

Audience Rating: 3.6 stars from 21 votes - Click to vote

Audience Awards 2013
4 Star Winner

The oldest and best-known gay bar in Hanoi and quite possibly the whole of Vietnam.  GC gets quite busy at the weekend, attracting both locals, expats and tourists.  There is a pool table but no dance floor.

Located near the popular Hoan Kiem lake.  The bar is relatively easy to find, although there are two streets sharing the same name.

Walk down Ngo Bao Khanh street, away from the lake.  After 50 metres, turn right into a narrower Ngo Bao Khanh street.  GC is about 50 metres down, on the right hand side.  There is an illuminated sign above the doors.

Features: bar, music (酒吧, 音乐) | Updated: 11-22-2014

Latest user reviews:

  1. “Went on a Saturday night. Was crowded and DJ was playing very loud music - so too loud to talk. But 75% of the floor space is taken up by a huge pool table so there was no space to dance. Too loud to talk but impossible ...”

    Phil on 10-30-2014 This review is the subjective opinion of a Travel Gay Asia user, not of Travel Gay Asia. Problem with this review?

  2. “One of the most boring bar in the world...One review on internet said straight acting, that's because everyone was straight there.”

    David on 04-18-2014 This review is the subjective opinion of a Travel Gay Asia user, not of Travel Gay Asia. Problem with this review?

  3. “GC Bar - the gay bar for Hanoi. Very crowded on Friday and Saturdays.”

    Guy on 10-09-2013 This review is the subjective opinion of a Travel Gay Asia user, not of Travel Gay Asia. Problem with this review?

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