Bars and Cafes / Bars

Tiger Tiger

5:30pm – 12:30am, 7 days per week
65 Nguyen Phu Chu
+84 (0) 935 42 3721

Tiger Tiger aka King Tiger Tiger is the backpacker bar of choice. It’s invariably packed while other bars nearby sit abandoned and forlorn. Why? Once you get past the al fresco setting by the street you’re in a full-on dance club that plays music the under-30s really want to hear and move to. It’s that simple. Check out our full guide to Tiger Tiger in Hoi An below.

Food, drinks and music overview

Tiger Tiger in Hoi An is a very popular bar especially among backpackers or those under 30. With cheap cocktails and extended happy hours it is definitely one of the places you want to check out if you want to have fun on a budget.

As for the music, you will have a chance to show off your dance moves on hits from Shakira, Britney Spears, Katy Perry as well as some songs from the ‘90s. Even if you are not a backpacker, it’s hard to sit down when all these famous songs are playing on the background.

Lastly, don’t forget to catch your breath from time to time and have a quick bite. At Tiger Tiger, you can choose from a variety of dishes from local ones like rice with veggies, Cao Lao or spring rolls to western dishes like French fries or sausages.

Review of Tiger Tiger in Hoi An

At Tiger Tiger in Hoi An, there are countless specials and a 5:30pm – 9:30pm (Buy 1 get 1 Free) happy ‘hour’ that includes a free drink on entry. It’s likely the sheer robust life of the place is bound to be a magnet for passers-by as well. But, in the end, it’s the music that makes all the difference.

Inside, a DJ rules like a Roman Emperor from an elevated platform and there’s a constant throng of young punters gyrating en masse below. Its dark and fog machines swirl away amidst the pulsing beats and the light show of deep reds and blues.

Tiger Tiger set its tone not long ago with the following promotion: “The first 6 people to strip to their underwear and do the ice bucket challenge will receive FREE BUCKETS ALL NIGHT! Go on… Read the T-shirt!” (The bar’s slogan printed on its T-shirt reads: Don’t Be a Pussy, Be a Tiger!)

Interestingly, despite its perennial popularity, Tiger Tiger has quite an abysmal rating on TripAdvisor – last time we checked, it was at 1.5 stars out of 5. By all means, though, read the reviews, and take them as you will…or go and see what’s up at Tiger Tiger for yourself!

Written By
Sharon Guest

Primarily a playwright, Sharon has written for magazines and newspapers in many parts of the world. The author of two books, she is also a co-founder of Hoi An Now.

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