Hanoi weekend: what to do and where to go


Hanoi Weekend Guide

Hanoi, the heart and soul of Vietnam, never ceases to enthrall its inhabitants and visitors alike. This weekend, the city prepares to unveil an array of exciting events. Want to relive the 90s with MTV classics or savor a luxurious brunch? How about dancing the night away or diving into the rich culture of mooncakes? Here’s your ultimate guide.

MTV’s Nostalgia Trip: “8X Memories”

Let’s journey back to a time when pop stars and MTV ruled the world. “8X Memories – MTV 90’s” promises a trip down memory lane this Friday night. Expect pulsating music from the early 2000s and rekindle those memories of your youth. And where’s this happening? Polygon Musik at Complex 01. Don’t forget your ticket; it comes with a drink!

Event Details

  • Dates and Venues: Friday, 8:30 p.m. at Polygon Musik, Complex 01.
  • Tickets and Prices: VND250,000 ($10.50).
  • Special Highlights: Complimentary beverage.

Stellar Brunch at InterContinental

Sundays at the InterContinental Hanoi Landmark72 have just become more sumptuous. Stellar Steakhouse’s new brunch menu boasts Western and Asian delicacies, promising a gastronomic delight. For those who appreciate the finer things in life, this brunch is a must.

Event Details

  • Dates and Venues: Every Sunday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Stellar Steakhouse Spoons Restaurant.
  • Tickets and Prices: Starting VND2,900,000 ($122.20).
  • Special Highlights: 30% discount for Lifestyle! program members.

Mooncake Mastery Workshop

Dive deep into the traditions of the mooncake festival. The Indoor Cafe and Bistro are not just offering mooncakes; they’re teaching you to make them. As the cherry on top, enjoy a musical treat themed around the five classical elements.

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Event Details

  • Dates and Venues: Saturday at Indoor Café & Bistro.
  • Tickets and Prices: VND100,000 ($4.20).
  • Special Highlights: Cake buffet segment with 12 mooncake flavors.

Dive into Italian Vibes

Celebrate 50 golden years of Italian-Vietnamese diplomatic ties with Hanoi’s first Italian Summer Party 2023. Whether you’re craving authentic pizza, yearn for Italian music, or wish to immerse in cultural workshops, this is where you should be.

Event Details

  • Dates and Venues: Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Kinh Do Light Square.
  • Special Highlights: 50+ stalls depicting Italian culture, food, and more.

Swinging in Hanoi’s Heartbeat

Ever fancied swing dancing? Hanoi Swing Out is back and it’s the perfect opportunity to groove to some classic tunes, make new friends, and learn a new dance form.

Event Details

  • Dates and Venues: Multiple dates in August, 8 p.m. to 10 p.m at COMPLEX 01.
  • Tickets and Prices: VND50.000 ($2.10).
  • Special Highlights: Complimentary mineral water and a vibrant ambiance.

Ministry of Men’s Cocktail Revelation

Indulge in unique cocktails at Ministry of Men Hanoi, inspired by influential figures from history. A night of flavors, colors, and memories awaits.

Event Details

  • Dates and Venues: Friday, 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Ministry of Men Hanoi.
  • Special Highlights: Live music, entertainment, and discounts on the Signature Cocktail menu.


Hanoi’s vibrant pulse is echoed in its weekend events. Whether you’re a local or a traveler, the capital promises unforgettable experiences. So, which event calls out to you?


  1. Can I attend multiple events in one day? Absolutely, plan your day and make the most of it.
  2. Are there any age restrictions for the MTV event? It’s recommended for adults, but there’s no strict age restriction.
  3. Do I need to book in advance for the Stellar brunch? While not mandatory, reservations are advised to ensure a spot.
  4. Is there parking available at the venues? Most venues offer parking, but it’s always good to check in advance.
  5. Can I get discounts for group bookings? This varies by event; it’s best to contact the event organizers for such details.
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