Lush Bar, located on 2 Ly Tu Trong Street in District 1 is large and well furnished with contemporary lounge decor on 2 levels. Great DJs playing the latest hip hop, RnB and pop tunes keep the mixed crowd of locals, expats and tourists bopping along. The bar gets packed to the brim after 10:00pm on weekends and drinks are a little on the expensive side but still one of the better bars in Saigon nonetheless.
Features & Facilities
- 2 levels
- Outdoor area
- Food served
Open until 2:00am (closing time can vary), 7 days a week
2 Ly Tu Trong Street
District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Telephone: +84 94 876 7676
Reviews & Comments
Best house music in Saigon… other places suck period!
Joe Shmoe says
It’s full of prostitutes and their gangster boyfriends. As an Asian American, I went to this club with my Viet American girlfriend and her sister. A group of Viet gangsters and their girlfriends started pushing my girlfriend around on the dance floor. I pushed them away and they started throwing punches at me. One of the guys even punched my girlfriends sister! What a bunch of cowards! Then a short guy and security pull me away, leaving the gangsters alone. Security even pulled my girl away while one of the guys was hitting her. He tells me they are his friends! They would have stayed in the club if my girlfriend didn’t call the cops who did nothing when they showed up. By that time the gangsters took off in a cab. Watch out if you are a foriegner as the gangsters and security are friends.
Wouldn’t say full of prostitutes – that would tend to make it more interesting! Yet certainly there are some in there. There are many women in there with straight day jobs, who appear not to be prostitutes but will certainly do “after hours” business if the price is right. Adds to the confusion. What it certainly is full of, with monotonous regularity, are local foreign expatriate men and wealthy Vietnamese/overseas Vietnamese males looking for some company – in a desperate search for an alternative to Korean karaoke bars and expensive discos, or, heaven help us; the backpacker bars. Often I’ve noticed that males outnumber females by 2 to 1. Not a good ratio, unless you’re female of course. A beer will cost you 75,000 VND.
Sandy Phuc Vu says
Very nice, very fantastic place but a lot of dramas there. It’s always out of control. Music and drinks are perfect.
Visited Lush last Thursday October 30, 2008. The place was happening. Not too many expats and the right amount of girls. Had a great time. Met a beautiful girl from Hanoi. It’s much better than Apocalypse Now in my mind.
L. Tram says
A good place to go. If you like hip hop and R&B you should definitely go there.
Also a good one VELVET. I LOVE THAT ONE!
One of the few good places for good music in Saigon. Definitely not full of prostitutes, though there are usually a few of the wealthier single set around if you fancy trying your luck. Every time I’ve been in there (around a couple dozen times in the last 2 months), it’s been mostly full of Vietnamese or Viet Kieu, not that many expats around, guess they’ve been going to Apoc in search of chicken more recently.
Hip hop on a tuesday night, rest of the week rotates between electro house and hard dance (though not quite hard enough for my personal taste). It’s the closest to a real “western” style dance club I’ve managed to find, and the only one not just full of hookers and over age expats looking for prostitutes.
If you want a good clean night out with friends with good music and no hassle, then this is the place.
Vinh Nguyen says
Yes, Lush is very good bar in Saigon. They have a ladies night on Tuesday. Free drink for ladies the whole night. There isn’t anywhere that does that. Great funky house music on Saturday.
For me just one word, cool. That’s why I always wanna go there…
LUSH is my favorite one at the moment!
Especially I usually go there on Tuesday, crowded enough, good music, beautiful girls, drink price reasonable, friendly bartenders.
Hip hop music, happy hour before 9:30PM, the drink price even cheaper around 25.000 to 40.000 VND
What can I say? A best Bar in SAIGON.
The thing that I don’t like is small dancing area!
YUCK, Generally speaking, it is better than Apo. However, the attitude needs to be changed. Does security guard need to be at the entrance to select who should be allowed to go inside? It isn’t like they are searching for weapon.
It’s really really exciting at Friday, from music to the design and the atmosphere in here. In my opinion, Lush is the best Bar in Saigon for everyone… u should try once there ^^
Sy Le says
It’s a decent place for hanging out with friends. However, due to over crowded folks. You probably is going to have a hard time finding a spot to locate. There are tons of hot chicks. The food is decent. Be sure to dress up or you wont be able to get in.
Gotta try it once when you are here….
Tina Tran says
It was to crowded when we went. Went in for 5 mins and went back out
Yes, I love lady night. It’s so kool… Lush is the best bar in HCMC 😀
Lush was full of pretentious losers… Too many pigs looking for hookers.. The girls behind the bar were useless ditzy morons.. Ordered my drink 3 times and never got it.. Why have “Girls drink free” if they really dont wanna give it up!! Had to get my partner to demand my drink… over crowded and crap club..
Hi all, visiting Saigon in the next couple of months. Looks like this place is one of the best bars in town for some good house and hard dance music. What is the dress policy for Lush Bar and also other bars in Saigon? What do you need to be wearing to get in?!? Can you wear shorts or do you need to wear jeans if you are a male? Also apart from Lush Bar what is everyone’s best other bars in Saigon that we should check out?!?
Dude, no dress policy, you wear anything you want. You just stay cool. BTW, check out Acoustic Bar!
Mai Le says
Good club….My Bangkok girlfriend and I took limo from Legend hotel and drove around looking for a good time. Stopped in LUSH for a few hours…..Excellent music, exspensive drinks 100,000 dong (Vodka 7up), more chix than dudes. No problems…..Smoking should be banned in club…! Overall, good time
Best Club In Vietnam! I have been there at least 50 times over the last 3 years. Last time I went with three girls, they would not let me in because they said the girls were not 21, (they were 20-25) There is no law in Vietnam that requires people to be 21. There is no age to drink in Vietnam! The young girl 20, was my girlfriends cousin and was not dressed with expensive cloths so they would not let her in! There is an unspoken dress code! make sure you dress your country side girls up or they wont let you in. Many 18 year old girls inside with nice cloths! They are “liars” just like the vast majority of people you will meet here! Ill go back because its the best club in Vietnam! Make sure you dress up your country side girl friends or they wont let you in!
How can it be the best club in Vietnam if they have tossers outside descrimating people on the basis of their clothes. I wont even bother to go and take a look after reading about that!
1 half year ago i was there with my wife, seating at the bar dowstairs. Some carzy guy throw a glass from upstairs which ended up on my front head then on my right hand, cutting 3 tendons and 2 nerves.. blood started to flow heavily.. almost no time to realize what was happening, taking some tissue papers and trying to limit the bleeding, we left the place for the closest hospital.. No one made a move at the bar, from the bar tenders to the security guys.. really shitty attitude.. no ones came to ask if we needed help.. by taxi and after trying 2 international SOS clinics (and 1 unbelievable stop at a nightmare local hospital), i’ve ended up at FV Hospital and got operation 6 hours later, 1 night hospitalization (3500 US$) and had a plaster for 1 month.. Now as souvenir from Lush i’ve a nice large scarf looking like a 7, .. a lucky number isn’t it?! Be careful if you go there, don’t expect any one to help in case of problems, and of course do not stand under the mezzanine! otherwise the people you will see there are the same you will meet at any other bar/disco in VN, nothing particular, the usual “cocktail” of expat foreigners, locals, hookers and sexy “divas” ..
Well guys and gals I was there for one night only with three ladies and 4 other guys, personally we all had a ball, no stress and the music was great, hip and happening.
No hassles getting in and no hassles while we were in there, I guess if you sit at the bar looking like a tool then you might get picked on but for us we were all over the floor for three hours.
As I said that was my first time there and I would not blink a eye to go back again, all good fun, and yes there were working class Ladies there and just normal people having a great time.
What club in Vietnam or for that case the world does not have any working class girls in there, would be boring as shit if they were none correct.
Visited HCMC for about 6 nights and went to Lush 4 times, every night people invited me to drink with them and I met hot vietnamese girls every time. It is a fun club with good music and easy to talk to people.
i can understand why allmost my friends in Saigon prefer this place, a good choice for someone who looking for a one night stand girlfriend.
Best place ever!
I really appreciate rnb/hip hop nights at lush!
About the mood.. its pretty cool. People dont look down on u cause u dont get a table with 3 bottles. Just going with the flow.
And yeah there is an unspoken dresscode.. make sure to be hot and sexy kaka
Prices are not cheap but still not expensive as others big clubs.
People are mostly viet kieu (viet from overseas) and tourists. U have some locals too. Chicks a definitly hot.. and mostly of them are just girls coming to have fun just like u 🙂
1rst bar of my top3 with bounce and velvet.
Illuminated Son says
If I have to sum up LUSH, then LUSH is the least crappiest nightclub in HCMC in my opinion. There is no “best-place” list here in HCMC only a “sucks-big-time” list and LUSH is the one that sucks the least.
If I go, I usually hang out in the outside areas of the club and hardly go inside.
Like in all the Saigon clubs it’s very easy to witness or be part of a fight with drunk idiots. Lush is no exception. I’ve seen many fights in Lush and even someone been thrown of the balcony into the dancing crowd. Personnel and security are a bunch of chickens and never step in when there is a fight. Unless one of their friends is involved.
the lost boy says
Why? Why do we go a third world club and expect perfection? stay away from Yellow Charlie…
MIke JOnes says
well, i went to vietnam in the summer of ’09 and it was the shit, we hit up all the clubs. personally i love Gossips, but i went to lush and it was crowded as fuck. saw a girl there that was super hot, almost trip when i was walking toward her, hahaha. it was pretty good, the bottle are cheap as compare to the other clubs. me and my friends blow 5K. trust me the bottles there are cheaper. plus i suggest buying bottles instead of drinks cause that shit add up to the same amount and you dont get that much. split it between friends and it’ll be cheap as hell
the lost boy says
Wo, wo … blow 5K in ? USD or CAD ? sound like you’re such a stupid fool… not knowing where to spend your money.
why so surprised? Vietnam is now a country of gangsters (I’ve lived here for two years) and it appears that almost all women in Saigon turn into hookers at nightfall……..every club I’ve been in in Saigon has a fight each night………the feeling in Saigon is that “if I have money, then I MUST have class”……sadly not the case…..money in Saigon just helps people to show how tasteless they really are, but to do it in a louder more aggressive way………..and money cannot buy you class/breeding/style………….when will Saigon realise this?
I agree there is no “best list of bars/clubs in Saigon”, just “a crappiest list of bars/clubs in Saigon”, and yes, Lush is the least crappy
miki rizocho says
hey can someone tell me if this is true or not..ive never been to vietnam..my husband is there right now..i asked him hows the girls over there..he says theyre okay..not to his liking..my girlfriend on the other hand have been there says there hot over there is it true?..hes white btw..says no girls mack on him..hes fucking bs right?..and another question is..some chick called my phone from there..from fuckos phone..i asked what the fuck was that?..fucko goes its the bad connection down there!..wtf?..can someone have answers for me please?..thanks..
Looks like ya man is lying and maybe cheating behind ya back cz i was there a few months ago and i gotta tell u the girls are stunning hot n sexy. Better keep an eye on ya husband if i were you
And make sure the next time you fuck him, have him checked out for STD or HIV cause HIV is prevalent among those with such risky behaviors in this fucking country of Vietnam.
Was there last night. Got attacked by three of the parking lot staff as i left. They beat me with steel pipes. Now I’m laying in a bed and can’t move for the pain to my back, can hardly see out of my left eye, and have a badly damaged right knee.
The three staff tried to lift my wallet and phone from my pocket. I yelled for the manager and then these thugs came at me with metal pipes. Management refused to get police. They said it wasn’t their problem.
Time for more pain killers.
Sandy Bernasconi says
ehh…Don’t know why all ya got a lot of problems at Lush, I had been there a lot times and everything was so fine. The music was perfect but on Tuesday and weekend only. Lady Nights there are lots lots of stunning sexy and hot chicks. I really have to say that, a lot of hot girls there even celebrities and models. Prostitutes…also a lot there, but normal girls still available. Normally ppl go there for enjoyin’ good music and nice drinks, not so expensive. It’s easy to recognized if some girls are hooker or not, they tend to dress very sexy in a way like they have nothing else to strip off (braless, very short pant, only one piece of thin voan over their top, their hair look totally like a shitty messy, and very thick make-up. Normal girls are dress elegant and sometimes sexy too with long dress, short dress, high-heels and they normally go with a group of their gf. I think there are not a lot of messy in Lush, as some ppl go there and look for hooker but not have a good deal maybe. Whatever, if you be nice ,no-one will treat you bad.
Hah…Vietnamese girls are so fucking hot, sexy, charming, and beautiful…you wives, or ladies be careful and don’t let your husbands or boy friends hanging around in the nightlife life…So dangerous…. 😛
Phuoc Nguyen says
Lush is a good place to go to and have fun, trust me !!!! I say this not becuz i’m a Vietnamese but it’s true……… One of the most coolest place in town
About the price : soft price, not so expensive compare to other places such as Velvet, Lavish, Fuse……
About the service : Good service, friendly waiters and waitress
About the music : Very good, R&B and hip hop mix together especially on Tuesday (Ladies night) and Friday (Hip hop night). If u love House then come to Lush on Saturday.
I see a lot of you guys like Vietnamese chicks. They are indeed hot and sexy :D. They’re friendly, too.
P/s: I will celebrate my B’day at Lush on the 24th August, it’s also the Ladies night. Come and have a drink with me 🙂
Mike jones says
to refer to my previous post. me and my friends blow 5K on a lot of shit not just clubs. most of it was on food, god i miss the food. for u people who dont go out as much or are about to go back to vietnam, remember to bring a lot of friends cause it does get crazy sometimes. if anything just mind ur own business and you;ll be fine. went back last summer and went out for 23 of the 27 nights i was there, no problems at all. well, i have tons of family there so i always roll packing, but we just go out to have fun and not looking for shit. about to go back this december. cant fucking wait. lush has some of the prettiest girls that are not hookers as i can tell. gotta find me a mistress, lol. j/k im not even marry yet.
uriy aka dj u says
hi! i am a dj from russia, saint-petersburg. from 13 till 16 august will stay in ho shi min. would like to play in local clubs. iPlay funky house and deep house music.
link for my mix is below:
can you advise me good clubs for playing at?
Phuoc Nguyen says
to uriy aka dj u :
You should play at Lush. Lush plays house music on Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday. Sabrina Terence and Major Laser from Dubai and USA had chosed Lush. This is my suggestion , hope u can fight a good place to bring the noise 😀
Phuoc so you’ll will be at Lush the 24 I might check it out
Hieu Nguyen says
I celebrated my 18th birthday there with my friends and family. We had a really good time. As I was a star of that night, lots of hot girls dance around me lol. Now back to America to study. Waiting for the next summer to go back with my friends and party hard again.
Lush has got to be one of the best clubs in Saigon. Was there 3 nights in a row for their Halloween party. one of those nights they had DJ Kill from Marina bay sands singapore. Though the local DJ had some room for improvement, he still had the entire club partying. Crowd starts to leave at about 2.30am and by 3am, its almost time to close, which seems too early! Just wished the locals would party longer! they’re so friendly and sporting, never turning down a shot.
Great club…….but hang over for 2 days after finished 2 bottles of Jim Beam whisky with 3 friends. Wonder why…..anyway, very enjoy! Highly recommanded club at HCMC.
for sure the best club i know in saigon, spent half of my nights there during 2 weeks, even when not busy always had great nights, especially toward the end that gets high level, spontaneous friendly and fun by everybody, the sound is more than decent. wish there were much more Lush and less Gossip and x-clubs in Saigon. decidely love hcm
very small place don’t drink beer cause’ you might have to walk miles up stair to the TOILET HAHA
an average joint don’t care to come back
went there twice in feb 2011, best club in ho chi min, even if there is no real place to dance and gets crowded, but the girls are so hot it’s ridiculous, and they did not seem working girls.
Daniel Nguyen says
hey how old do you have to be to go into lush someone tell me please. thankyou
they’re pretty lax in VN Dan, don’t ever recall me or anyone in my entourage being asked for our IDs… no dress code either apparently; in some clubs locals rocked up in thongs/sandals. they just want you to splurge!!!!!!!!!!!
daniel nguyen says
can ya be 12 or 14 to get in luke???????????
Lush is a totally racist pub!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If your not white don’t bother going there!!! they’ll treat you like dog and won’t serve you
Trish Smith says
Was here the other night, nice looking club, lots of hookers! The service was really slow and bar staff were quiet off standish! Basically rather go to Apocalypse Now as it’s more of a relaxed environment.
This comment is for everyone who thinks that because they go somewhere and don’t have any trouble that anybody who does have a problem is a tool or looking for trouble.One day the shit is gonna come down on you too, too cool. So don’t try to say that everyone’s experience should be the same as yours! There are bad bastards in these places, fuckin assholes who see westerners as targets the same sort of people who go to a new country and complain when they are treated differently and call whites racist, when they are doing exactly the same thing here in Vietnam. Another example of this is the double price system for foriegners,
– you can say we have more capacity to pay but maybe some of us don’t, how do they know? and what gives them the right to treat us differently. I am truly sorry for what has happened to the Vietnamese in the past at the hands of foriegn invaders but as long as they continue to rip westerners off and gang up on us in fights, lie, cheat and steal there will be hatred and mistrust between the two cultures. I know the issues are much more complex and I am merely scraping the suface none the less these are some of my thoughts. PS I have been to Lush, it was too crowded and we ended up in the back bar where all the girls ‘seemed’ to be hookers and if I remember correctly the service was very slow, I have never been back.
so good anyone going during the christmas holidays
This place is crap! Got my purse opened and wallet stolen last night at Lush Bar. Security did nothing.. no one cared! Don’t go there!!
Sorry to hear that Gaby. You need to be very careful with your belongings in any club in Vietnam. There are so many opportunists out there.
Anyone going there near christmas or GO2?
I went there about 9.30 PM , the funny thing all the tables up and down reserved even the 2nd floor
tell 11.30 still free and no one sit there , why not let people sit , many people left after one drink because no seat , and many people not polite , easy push you without say anything even not look . to go there you have to leave early .
Please beware： there is a Vietnamese hooker, Kim Nguyen, her best friend is Phuong Hua, both are regulars at Lush, especially Kim , she is interested in fucking old men, already con one who is stupid enough to give her money to move out of her whore place to live alone and soon she is asking him for money to pay her occupational disease….syphilis…HIV?!?! Funny is that these idiot old guys are MD of companies / businessmen . Just can’t understand how such supposedly men with brains could be con by such sluts! Must be the brains are between the groin …hahah! Kim claims that she can fuck them so tired that they can move no more, these old guys definitely need sex pills to help them! So ladies , beware of this slut n make sure you keep your men close to you at Lush….:)
Anthony R says
Guys, i visited LUSH last night!!! nice place, good drink and good choices., the wonderful things i like was that the security guys were very protective of the women around! thats a very kind thing to do. This place rocks!!
daniel nguyen says
can you get in at 15?
Stephen Boylan says
On d way.. Will report tomorrow. Hope to meet Kim
went on thursday.s 12 pm . not much cirowd level 2 close
hmm.. very small place.
music not bad. but cant compare to club in thailand.. or even singapore .
for loud music wise.. ok.. maywent wrong time… weekend maybe better..
Packed tonight for Ladies night. Really good hip hop music. A place to be seen for sure.
Usually people think they got money legally or illegally r a bunch of stuck up coward thinking the can boss people around if they r alone one on one they r just a bunch of coward n cried babies. I beat people like that people b4 thinking that their friends will protect them. 1 against 3 no problem. Once their friends r knock down, they just beg u not beat them,
Michael Nguyen says
Looks like there hasn’t been any attacks in the past couple years. How is the club lately? I’m viet kieu as well. Just trying to have fun and be careful. Always down for hot Vietnamese girls 😉
i went to Lush last night with my cousin…nothing happened kinda violent there,its only like a coffe shop with loud and great music……except that people danced really well and even my sister….i think its ok if u go to Lush.
It’s very confusing reading all the reviews. I’m going tonight. Will report tmrow
I checked it out last Saturday and it ain’t half bad. The goods: very chilled layout, decent electronics, few overage expats, and moderately priced drinks compared to other high-ended clubs. As an avid American electronica clubbed, producer and promoter, I found the service to be atrocious: while the hostesses were cheerful and greeted patrons upon arriving, the security guys display unnecessary Nazi bravados and arrogance in profiling certain ethnic people–namely non-Whites/their own kind–Vietnamese or other Asians–yeah, like someone says here-pathetic!). Having been in the business, I can understand completely the need to maintain the utmost security and vigillance for the sake of customer well beings; however, security must maintain professional discretion and not be so overzealous like Rambo getting into a patron face when he/she haven’t break any club rules. The waitresses were indeed self absorbed and very rude, classic behaviors of poor people from a developing country trying to act “modern” by giving off the arrogant(but idiotic backward) attitude, rudeness and general lack of proper social skills. How these inhospitable flunkies end up in the hospitality business is anybody guess. Foreigners esp. Westerners will find it annoying but this is not incoming
Continue… If Westerners including Viet Kieu such as myself can put up and overlook these petty nuisances from some of these lowly-paid uninformed staff, Lush can be an adequate alternative while in Saigon in terms of price and quality (Gossip’s a little Classier but also unnecassily exorbitant). Few fat old pervs on the lookout for underaged ” professional ladies” so that’s a blessing to start. Lush’s a good balance that I won’t mind checking out again!
Oh, one more thing, the airy, breezy back terrace is a big thumb up as it gives quick access to toilets upstairs and quiet respite for bantering and making-out..major pickup spot. Here as in back home, one must have game to play. Hmm not sure I should be divulging the best fishing ground to hungry sharks who might swamp this peaceful oasis.
Teddy Tran says
Pretty good club. Nice music, drinks are okay, service is not that good. would like it if the staff was more friendly. What I don’t like about this club is that a bunch of teens can get pass. I was dancing with this girl and i asked her for her age and i found out she was 15, jeez..not good. She did look older though. I found out that a bunch of kids go there, ages 14,15,16,17,18, whatever. You’re supposed to be at least 20 or 2. I don’t wanna sound like a party pooper or anything, but I don’t like how a place meant for adults has a bunch of kids in it! there are more of them than you think. They’re pretty much all from international schools or something and 14 60 17 is way too young. Makes people feel like pedophiles when they find out about the kids’ actual age…
Teddy Tran says
sorry, not “60”, i meant to right ‘to’ *to
Went there back in February of 2012. Started the night off by getting ripped off by the cabi. Almost beat the crap outta that lil piece of shit. But we decided to go inside, nice place and great music! Yes the dance floor is small but theres tons of cute girls, probably workers, but the main thing, the MUSIC is awesome! Much better than the electronic shit they play in most of the clubs. I will recommend this joint to anybody that wants to hear hip hop, top 40s type music. Reminds me of clubbing back home to be honest, I’m from Canada.
I been there in 2007. I think is great! I don’t know about now. It’s so that there are a lot of beautiful woman there. That place is awesome.
i’ve been there on 2011, music was great, the only matter is toilet that is upstair and its far to walk when you got to be drunk… and walk to make urself evacuate/// haha
I am returning to HCM in Wednesday Nov 19. Can anyone give me and up date on the bar scene there.
I’m an ordinary Vietnamese girl. And Lush is my favorite bar. Have been there many times, always feel welcomed. Normally u don’t have to pay anything to get in, but in some special occasions like Xmas Eve, New Year or some events, there will be entrance ticket (abt 100 ~ thousands Dong, including one free drink/beer), that applied to everyone.
Good and different music depends on the day of the week. Tight and small space to dance, though. Guests are 50% foreigners, very few working girls. There is also a nice terrace area, away from the loud music to chill out and chit chat.
Always is my first choice to enjoy the night, especially Tuesday (ladies’ night, free standard drinks for all ladies until midnight! ^^)
Good music, nice outdoor quiet area. Good drinks. I was digging the place a lot until I started to realize every girl I talked to or tried dancing with was a prostitute lol. It was insane. After so long I stopped trying to talk to girls because I was pretty sure every girl there that wasn’t with a boyfriend was a working girl. That part of it was very surprising and disappointing.