I didn’t really want to go to Envy Bar, but I ended up getting dragged along with some friends to celebrate a birthday. Turns out that was one of the better decisions I’ve made in my life (the time I decided to wrestle with an over-sized rock lobster turned out to be one of the worst ones, however). Anyway, I had heard than Envy Bar in Hanoi was a bit of a small venue, and that certainly proved true. The floor is covered with mini standing tables which takes up a lot of room that would be better used as a dance floor, in my opinion. However, what I hadn’t counted on was despite the small size of the club, the place was actually quite fun and worth a look for anyone visiting Hanoi.
The music was good if nothing exceptional, and the atmosphere was great for a small venue. One thing I would say about Envy though, is that the crowd is heavily skewed towards youth – a lot of the people looked like they were not a day older than 18, and in some cases I doubt if they were even that old! Of course, maybe it’s just because the locals look a lot younger than they really are. I wish that was the case for me – I look like I’m 65 already! Anyway apart from that it’s hard to find many things to fault about Envy Bar – it’s not as good an option as Max3 Club, that’s for sure – but it’s still a decent option among Hanoi’s nightlife venues.
Closest Public Transport:
Not wanting to say anything bad about Hanoi’s public transport options but… just take a taxi 😀
87 Lý Thường Kiệt, Cửa Nam, Hoàn Kiếm, Hanoi, Vietnam
I’ve reviewed a bunch of other Hanoi bars and nightclubs here.