| Hanoi by Night |
The emerging gay event in Hanoi is Rainbow Night Party at Taboo Bar, 2f Thuy Khue, Tay Ho, Hanoi. Show with Hot Male model with Body Painting and sexy male dancer, Good perfomance of cabaret singer.
This event, after Viet Pride, was attract a lot of youngers to show off their liberty. The carnival was colofulled with music & dancers.
The best known gay bar, on the tourist scene at least, is GC Bar. Located at No. 5 Bao Khanh Street, Hoan Kiem, the GC is centrally located on Ngo Bao Khanh, near Hoan Kiem Lake, and along a road full of bars. It's an SLSA -- straight-looking, straight-acting -- bar, with no dance floor but a pool table at its centrepiece, good music, cold beer and a relaxed vibe. It's at its most lively after 21:00 or 22:00, when a local DJ plays. Mostly frequented by Vietnamese, you'll also find Western expats and tourists here as well taking advantage of free entry and affordable drinks.
If you prefer dancing to pool, then Aqua is the place to be. It's located at 333 Kim Ma, Ba Dinh Dist, a few kilometres away from Old Quarter, and is an upmarket "Glitz and Glam" or "Glam and Fem" club, frequented mainly by younger, affluent Vietnamese men. It gets going around 22:30 and then closes at 00:00 -- but for that hour and a half, the dance floor is wild. "It has a small but great dance floor which is rare to see in Vietnam," one of my pals who heads there regularly told me.
The infamous Solace nightclub is known as being another gay-friendly place, and though I haven't been to this boat docked on the Red River, I've heard it's for hectic party goers and also that it's, well, terrible. So not sure I'm exactly recommending this one! Ask the driver to 42 Chuong Duong Do, Hoan Kiem Dist.
F Bar is another party place popular with the gay scene, and featuring male and female exotic dancers and a lively atmosphere, located at 18 Thanh Nien, Tay Ho Dist-- its name changes frequently. You can't miss it: There are many shemale show like in Thailand.