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.  This is partly because many gay Vietnamese avoid expressing their true identity.  We hope that the rapid growth of Hanoi as a tourist destination and the arrival of increasing numbers of LGBT travellers will encourage the development of more gay businesses and the gay community as a whole.

GC Bar Hanoi

GC Bar (Golden Cock)

5 Bao Khanh Street | map

Visited : 2 Feb 2012

Audience Rating: 3.8 stars from 18 votes - Click to vote

2013 Audience Awards: 4 Star Winner

The oldest gay bar in Hanoi and quite possibly the whole of Vietnam.  GC Bar is located close the popular Hoan Lien lake.  It is relatively easy to find although there are two streets sharing the same name.  Walk down the ‘main’ Boa Khanh street away from the lake.  After 50 meters, turn right into a narrower ‘Boa Khanh’ Street.

GC is about 50 meters down on the right hand side.  There is an illuminated sign above the doors.  Tends to be busy at the weekends attracting both locals, expats and a few tourists.

Features: bar, music, dancing (酒吧, 舞蹈, 音乐) | Updated: 11-20-2013

Latest user reviews:

  1. “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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Aqua Club

333 Kim Ma, Ba Đình | map

Audience Rating: 3.8 stars from 4 votes - Click to vote

Reported CLOSED.  Small gay-friendly bar/dance club.  DJ at the weekend attracting a mostly local crowd.

Features: bar, music, dancing (酒吧, 舞蹈, 音乐) | Updated: 11-20-2013

Latest user reviews:

  1. “Aqua bar has been closed now for a month. It has been replaced with a common cafe and juice bar. That leaves only 1 gay bar in Hanoi (see G/C Bar)”

    ben on 09-28-2013 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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