Gay ho chi minh city

     

Only a handful of establishments in Saigon are truly “gay places” in the internationally-recognized sense. Instead, gays tend khổng lồ gather together in “mixed” establishments with their own group of personal friends.

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Based on Eating Saigon! & Utopia.com experience, this is a current overview of Gay Places in Saigon (mixed, unless noted otherwise). Consult the Google map below.

COFFEE – DRINKS – FOOD

Sinh Tô on the StreetOpposite to lớn 211-213 Vo Van chảy Street, District 1


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Another gay-friendly street venue serves up yummy sinh đánh (fruit shakes)


An evening street venue serving great sinh to (fruit shakes). Gay-friendly, gay-owned và frequented by gay customers (read more …)

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Dong Hoa Xuan49 Long Trang LongBinh Thanh District


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Hai – Our very own chef!


Eating Saigon!’s #1 recommended eatery (Hai’s place!!). Gay-owned, gay friendly, local neighborhood eatery with authentic Vietnamese dishes. Mở cửa 7:00 am – 3:00pm. Come by 11:30 am for best selection of foods. Rated highly on Trip Adviser! (read more …)

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Serving up good seafood hotpot at a local neighbor eatery


Mixed-sex couples enjoy their hot pot dinner meal. Apparently-lesbian couples, arm-in-arm, laugh with friends over their drinks. Transgender workers swish (literally) across the floor (hips first), taking orders, delivering food, cleaning tables, và exchanging coy smiles with customers. A table of construction workers (gay? who knows?) laugh together with their Trans waitresses. The server, with dangling earrings, sings confidently as he/she refills the trà đá (ice tea) glasses. Very fun! (read more …)

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Join Khanh and Hoa for a Home-cooked MealEat With a Local Saigon Family


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Hai introduces Khanh & Hoa


Khanh và Hoa have joined our Eat With a Local Saigon Family team. This lovely couple in their 50’s have shared their trang chủ together for over 3 decades & are good friends of Joe và Hai. Hoa recently retired from her career as a successful chef in local Vietnamese restaurant. We’ve enjoyed many wonderful meals with Khanh và Hoa in their trang chủ and can testify to Hoa’s skills preparing truly delicious and authentic Vietnamese dishes. Why not have a real Saigon eating & cultural experience by allowing Khanh và Hoa to lớn host you for a wonderful meal together in their modest home. Read more here.

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Beer và Seafood on the StreetPasteur Street, District 1Go khổng lồ Sherwood Residence & walk 50 meter backward of Pasteur StreetLocated about 50 meter from the opposite side of Sherwood Residence at Pasteur Street

This eatery place is normally crowded from 8pm till late. Snails, crabs and fried noodles among the food available here. Many gay customers.

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Saigon River Boutique khách sạn Rooftop Cafe58 Mac Thi Buoi streetDistrict 1+84 (0) 1 666 888 138


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Saigon River hotel Rooftop Cafe


A small, but lovely rooftop cafe atop this downtown boutique hotel. Gay-owned and operated with gay-friendly staff. Coffee & food menu with a pocket-view of the Saigon River.

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Papa CaféCong Truong Quoc Te #083-601-5629

Some lunch food và coffee. See BARS, next.

BARS

Papa CaféCong Truong Quoc Te #083-601-5629

Enter down a long alleyway packed with motorcycles on busy nights, just off the large traffic circle around Hồ con Rùa (“Turtle Lake”). This two story mostly gay club that gets packed on weekends. Enjoy the Karaoke bar downstairs as the gay clientel sing their hearts out. 2nd floor is a chill-out lounge with couch seating, large screen TV and French pop music at a conversation-friendly level.

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Godmother Saigon Bar129 Cong Quynh St, Dist 1, #3832-4589

Gay-friendly bar located in the backpacker area of Saigon. Meet up with your friends & hang out. They serve inexpensive, international comfort food. Busiest before 10pm. Ask khổng lồ chat with the friendly owner & tell him you saw his place on Utopia and Eating Saigon! He’ll give you a very warm welcome.

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People come here in groups and seem to lớn know each other. Centro Bar is located next lớn the Caravelle khách sạn and Lion Brahaus.

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61 Club – 61 phái nam Kai Khoi Nghia St, Dist 1

Gay-popular dance club. Heaving on Sat nights. Half the space is a dance floor with wall-to-wall LED computer graphics display. The other half is tables around which people drink & dance. Muscular security is everywhere khổng lồ prevent tables from tipping over and embraces from getting too sloppy. Sound system will make your hairs stand on end, literally. The DJs play a relentless, looping drone beat and mix dance songs into it, occasionally punctuated by a police siren. Many groups of gay friends in evidence. Crowd is 20s & 30s.

GUEST ROOMS – HOTELS

Saigon River Boutique Hotel58 Mac Thi Buoi streetDistrict 1www.saigonriverhotel.vn+84 (0) 1 666 888 138


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Saigon River Boutique hotel lounge area


A conveniently located downtown Saigon boutique hotel. Tastefully appointed rooms at good prices. Gay-owned and operated with gay-friendly staff.

SPAS – mát xa – SAUNAS

World class gay men’s facility. Friendly staff và deluxe gay sauna facilities. Mát xa room are luxurious with wet treatment areas as well as mas sa beds. Spa and massage services including body toàn thân scrub, body care, hair dresser, facials, etc. Very popular, often crowded.

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Guy Spa

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TD spa chăm sóc sức khỏe và làm đẹp (Thanh Dao)372/25 Cach sở hữu Thang Tam St (small alley opposite the large “Bakery” shop), Dist 3#32248-6371

This small neighborhood gay sauna is a little gem. Nicely decorated in a colorful, Moroccan style. The patrons are fit and friendly. Ground floor has reception area & lockers (be sure lớn wear the rubber slippers provided because the stairs and landings are otherwise treacherously slippery). 2nd và 3rd have mas sa rooms, bathrooms & a resting nook. 4th has dry sauna, steam room, and a relaxing lounge. That’s it – hot men, warm sauna. Go all the way down lớn the over of the alley & look for the small TD sign.

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Binh Minh SaunaL19 Hoang Hoa Tham StWard 3Binh Thanh District(Enter on 2/F. Cross Hoang Hoa Tham bridge going north and the sauna is a block & a half on the left with a large sign and attendant out front.)

OPEN 9AM – 11PM ; Entry Fee about $3 USD

Easy to find, friendly neighborhood gay sauna. Locker room on 3/F & the attendant will help you get settled. There are showers in the bathrooms on all levels and also on the đứng top floor. 4/F has a small TV lounge. 5/F has a dim phối room with lounge chairs and in the evening this room gets busy. Top floor has a nice smelling steam room (lemongrass) and a jacuzzi. Men here are friendly và unpretentious working class guys. Not much privacy, but connections get made. Crowd is mixed ages và it’s more active towards the evening. They also offer massage.

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If you are looking for places to pamper yourself with good unique spa services, Nam spa is really worth a try. This place is better than some.

SWIMMING POOLS

Younger gays & those less well-off, who perhaps cannot afford the cost of bars and high-end coffee shops, often socialize at Saigon’s public swimming pools. Most often after work/school & on weekends. Hours of operation are mildly unpredictable, with closures at holidays, lunch hours và after 7 pm. Bring your own bathing suit, towel, and bag for checking garments & valuables. Among the pools most often noted as gay meeting sites are:


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One of Ho bỏ ra Minh City’s gay-friendly public swimming pools