9 awesome beach bars for your Hoi An holiday

While it’s tempting to spend every minute of your holiday checking out all the cool things to do and places to explore in Hoi An, sometimes you just want a lazy afternoon by the beach. We get it. And so do these bars. Our favorite beachside hangouts invite you to relax, go for a swim, sip on a drink, and enjoy a do-nothing day by the waves and the palm trees. Save this list of nine amazing beach bars for your holiday in Hoi An.

Shore Club

The breezy cabanas at Shore Club boast a lovely view of An Bang Beach below, where the waters are calm and the daybeds are enticing. Aside from refreshing cocktails and beers, Shore Club also offers scrumptious seafood platters and greens. Browse the Coco Casa exhibition room while you’re here for chic upcycled wood sculptures and home decor items.

The Fisherman

If you like a more rustic setting, The Fisherman is a casual vegetarian restaurant and bar tucked away in a quieter corner of An Bang Beach. Decorated with bamboo lanterns and painted sampans, The Fisherman appeals to those who appreciate both obvious and subtle Vietnamese inspirations. The bar’s special rum cocktails are perfect for a mellow evening by the waters.

The Edge

Hoiana Golf & Resort’s rooftop lounge The Edge is one of the few spots where you can appreciate the Hoi An coastline from above. Located on the 16th floor of Hoiana Hotel & Suites, The Edge is also home to Hoi An’s highest infinity pool with a panoramic view of the sea. Take a front row seat to Hoi An’s brilliant summer sunsets out on the lounge’s balcony.

Barefoot Beach Club

Barefoot is one of the most Instagram-worthy spots on Tan Thanh Beach, with its hilltop lawn and wooden tables and chairs that look down to a pristine stretch of soft sand. Order yourself a cold beer, and get that beautiful holiday tan on one of the club’s sun loungers or colorful bean bags right by the waters.

The Black Pearl

Fewer than 10 tables occupy The Black Pearl’s wooden deck, which makes this bar just cozy enough for couples, families, or small groups of friends. Drinks at The Black Pearl are simply affordable and well made, and the friendly staff goes out of their way to take care of you. If you’re feeling peckish, the fresh-caught shrimp and squid are always popular here.

The Nam Hai Beach Bar

Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai’s Beach Bar is set up right on the white sand of Ha My Beach, one of Hoi An’s lesser-known beaches and a textbook hidden gem. Beach Bar specializes in Asian tapas and tiki cocktails. Local ingredients are highlighted in the bar’s signature drinks such as pandan peppers and mojitos using resort-grown mint and lemongrass.

Roots Bar Hoi An

It takes a bit of adventuring to find Roots Bar Hoi An, but it is worth it. Colorful artworks, mismatched do-it-yourself furniture, hand-painted cushions and lampshades–Roots looks like it was put together by a group of friends with a lot of love, and it was. The bar is just a few steps away from the waters, and the sun-drenched lawn is perfect for a summer picnic.

Esco Beach

You’ll hear Esco Beach before you see it. Funky music, cold drinks, casual parties, and an all-around laid-back atmosphere define this bar on Tan Thanh. From birthday celebrations to weekend barbecues, there’s always something fun happening at Esco Beach. Tired from all the dancing? Cushioned rattan sofas perched above the sand provide a much-welcomed rest.

Eight Days A Week

Eight Days A Week is technically beach-adjacent, but it’s too cool a place to not make this list. Low wooden chairs and a campfire corner surround a small stage in a leafy yard, where local musicians, writers, and poets gather every Monday night at open mic to share their works. On balmy summer nights, a glass of mojito pineapple here can be just the thing to end your day in Hoi An.