Da Nang is my favorite city in Vietnam. There is that huge beach as well as a river less than 2km inward, each with its own promenade, so it almost feels like two different cities in one.
When I first came here, I was surprised at how beautiful and developed this city is, yet still not nearly as touristic as Hanoi and Saigon (even though there are so many Koreans nowadays that slowly drive up the prices, especially in the nicest hotels on the beachfront).
There are 2 main nightlife areas in Da Nang, or more precisely, bar areas where you can meet sexy Vietnamese girls: Ngo Thi Sy Street and its side alleys near the beach, as well as Bach Dang Street, which runs parallel to the Han River and all its beautiful bridges (the most famous of which is the Dragon Bridge, check it out on the weekends at 9pm when it spits fire).
- I have marked these two areas with the black flag pin on the map below.
So if you are coming to Da Nang not only to cruise along the scenic roads on the Ba Na Hills but also to meet some nice local ladies (to have sex with), you have a few different options:
The easiest way to find nice girls in Da Nang is to simply go on Vietnam Cupid and contact a few girls. Tell them you are in town for a few days, and alone.
It’s amazing how many single ladies there are on this site, and the biggest advantage is that most of them are not interested in money (unlike in most of the nightlife spots where you’ll find a lot of prostitutes), but simply in hanging out with a white guy, and maybe even finding a new boyfriend.
The sign up process is easy, just fill in your basic info and you can check out the members right away.
Just use the search function on the left side where you can search specifically for girls in Da Nang only (and even filter by age, like 20-28).
If you are looking for a typical girly bar in Da Nang, Dude Bar in Riverside is the only bar with sexy hostesses. They wear red tight shirts and short skirts, and you can drink or play darts with them.
Just 50m down the road is Bamboo 2, the most popular foreigner bar on Bach Dang Street. If you don’t see any single girls when you visit there, check out Universal Pub nearby (first pic of the guide). Both bars have pool tables on the upper floor (and nice views of the promenade).
In the other nightlife area by the beach, Ngo Thi Sy Street, the most popular bars are Filling Station and Vertigo.
Golden Pine Pub in Riverside is the most popular night club among tourists, expats and “open-minded” Vietnamese girls in Da Nang. The only thing I don’t like about it is the extremely loud music in there.
There is also a bar next to it (see picture) which is nice to just sit and watch the scene for some time.
If you want some action in Da Nang before sunset, check out the happy ending massages. They are located in certain hotels, such as Thu Bon Hotel (picture) or Moonlight Hotel.
You pay for a massage (only 150k in Thu Bon Hotel, but 450k in the more modern Moonlight Hotel) and then negotiate with your girl how much for the happy ending (usually hand job only, no sex) – the going rate is 250-300k.
5. Sky Bars
Another way to meet girls in Da Nang without paying for sex is to simply try to flirt with them in everyday life situations:
Especially the countless of restaurants and markets by the beach have so many people you can talk to, not only local Vietnamese women, but also lots of hot Korean girls. Check out Sky 21 Bar (picture) – even if you don’t meet a girl there, it’s one of the most picturesque places in all of Da Nang.