By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
Savage is my favorite nightclub in Hanoi (by far). Located 15 minutes by taxi from the Old Quarter, in West Lake, it is just a few months old yet already crowded every night (with mostly expats).
It was opened by the Hong-Kong based Cliché Record label which is owned by a group of 4 French friends (Jean-François Amadei, Samy Stouky, Ouissam Mokretar and Julie Mira).
Savage is quite difficult to find as their outside sign is almost invisible. In fact, I had to look around for 10 minutes before I finally heard some music coming from a basement. As I was walking down the stairs, I was still unsure if I was in a club or in someone's house. To avoid wasting time, make sure you save their location on Google Maps: Savage Hanoi.
At the beginning of the night, Savage was more of a lounge/bar with great cocktails (around VND130,000 each but they had a promo Buy 1 Get 1 Free) and a relaxed vibe. The music was not too loud and it was easy to talk to other people, especially at the bar.
After 1AM, the sound got louder and people started dancing. Some moved from the lounge to a small "dark" room. This is Hanoi's version of an underground club. The two foreign DJs played techno/tech-house but this is likely to change depending on the schedule. What is for sure is that you won't hear commercial EDM/Hip-hop/House. The sound system could not be better (Funktion One, the standard among the best nightclubs in the world).
I had to leave around 2AM as my friend was getting sick, but the club does not close until 4AM or 5AM. This makes Savage the best late-night club in Hanoi (apart from dodgy bars like Tom's). Note that their door policy is that you cannot enter after 2.30AM.
Overall: If you enjoy quality electronic music, you won't find a better nightclub than Savage in Hanoi. Very recommended.
Gay-friendly nights once a month. More information on their social media below.
Savage Nightclub Hanoi
112 Xuan Dieu, West Lake
Phone number: 04 6686 6150
Facebook: Savage Hanoi
Everyday from 7PM to very late.
- Friday free flow for 3 hours from 7PM to 10PM (VND350,000)
- Thursday: Buy 1 Get 1 on Champagne and GreyGoose Cocktails. Note that the GreyGoose bottles are served by these jaw-dropping ladies: