After a long period of social distancing, Hanoi has successfully controlled the spread Covid-19 epidemic and gradually transitioned to a “new normal” phase.
Without a doubt, this is also the golden opportunity to finally meet and bond with close ones and friends beyond the comfort (or discomfort) of your own home. A safer Hanoi offers a wide range of socially engaging activities such as having drinks at cafes, going to the cinema, eating out at restaurants,… Beside the comeback of these traditional forms of entertainment, there is also currently a rise in non-traditional, more high-tech and unique “Friday Night Funs”, that really caught the eyes of the Hanoian.
With that said, where exactly are these exciting and bizzare places? Take a look at this top list to find your new favorite post-pandemic hangout spots!
DREAM GAMES – ROYAL CITY
Dubbed the “underground arcade paradise”, Dream Games is the largest complex of its kind nationwide, offering a vast collection of arcade games, including multiple staples of the genre. In addition, by incorporating innovative technology like virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) into some of its games, Dream Games – Royal City offers the players a chance to actually become their own favorite video game characters or fulfill their childhood dream of becoming a superhero.
Although having been around for a while now, the “heat” coming from Dream Games never seems to fade out. With more than 60 genres and 120 games, from arcade to sport, Dream Games is definitely suitable for everyone.
Address: 01 B1 R1 TTTM, 72A Nguyen Trai Str, Royal City, Thanh Xuan Dist, Hanoi
⏱ Open time: 9:30 – 22:00
Hotline: 028 3820 1760
MISS TERRY – ESCAPE ROOMS
If you are finding a game that requires coordination between team members to conquer challenges, or you simply don’t want to be physically active but also don’t want to stay in one place forever, Escape Room is the ideal choice for you. Escape Room is a puzzle game where you and your teammates will be locked in a closed room filled with mysterious clues. The task of the team is to solve all those clues to find the exit within 60 minutes.
Miss Terry – Escape Rooms is the most popular Escape Room in Hanoi, and is one of three Escape Rooms in Asia to be listed in the Top 100 in the World (according to statistics from Escape The RoomZ). Not only attractive young people, Miss Terry is, by far, on of the most favorite destinations for family fun time and team-building activities
Besides the well designed playrooms, modern equipment and satisfying puzzles, the professional service provided from Miss Terry is also regarded as one of the many highlights when you come to play at this Escape Room.
COMPLEX 01 is one of Hanoi’s new establishments, which is considered by many as “THE” place to enjoy dinners, have fun, and shop freely. Although the area is not too large, it still integrates almost everything you would expect, including exhibitions, photo studios, cafes, fast food, and a shopping mall with famous local brands. There are spa, nail, and eyelash services for women and even a space for workshops or music programs that are loved by many who come here.
One point that makes COMPLEX 01 even more appealing, is the beautifully designed space. All you have to do is just turn on your camera and you will have a trendy photo worthy of hundreds and thousands of likes.
The complex is also filled with greens including trees, table plants, large pots and vines surrounding the railing as well as covering the wall, so COMPLEX 01 creates the impression of a green space: close and cool and very suitable for check-in “virtual life”.
Address: 29/31 numb 167 Tay Son Str, Dong Da Dist, Hanoi
⏱ Open time: 8:00 – 23:00
Hotline: 024 7306 7889
Does it happen that you are looking for an indoor playground with many various exciting activities? Congratulations you’re in luck, Jump Arena Hanoi is just the right place for you!
Jump Arena is the “trampoline heaven” that integrates a variety of trampoline and games such as climbing, overcoming obstacles, and other activities with extremely unique, interesting, and safe challenges.
At this trampoline play area, you are totally free to jump, dash, flip, leap…basically to do whatever you feel like doing at the time.
No complicated rules, no need for skilled techniques, just relax your body and let yourself fly through the air and land safely on the ground without fear of falling down or colliding.
NOTE: A small hint that each time you bounce in the air, try to create a different pose to feel the ultimate refreshment.
Address: 1A Tang Bat Ho, Pham Dinh Ho Ward, Hai Ba Trung District, Hanoi
⏱ Open time: 9:00 – 20:00
Hotline: 1900 789 906
If you can spend countless hours playing online shooter games with your friends
Have you ever wondered what it is like to actually play an online shooter game in real life? Come to Planet Laser and you can experience what seems to be just pure imagination.
The game of laser tag is fairly simple. No matter whether you play as a team or decide to become a lone wolf, your mission is straightforward: using your laser rifles, tag as many opponents as possible, before the time is up (watch out for friendly fire though)
Not much at first glance, but in reality, the game requires a certain level of agility and accuracy, as well as a strategic mind to actually dominate the battlefield of Planet Laser
Ready to prove yourself as a top notch gunslinger?
Address: Numb 3, Me Tri Ha str, Tu Liem dist, Hanoi
⏱ Open time: Mon-Fri 16:00 – 20:00 / Sat-Sun 11:00 – 20:00
Hotline: 1900 789 906
WEST LAKE MINI GOLF
Without a doubt, Mini golf has always been one of the sweetest parts for us when growing up. Moving from holes to holes, striking every box of the scorecard…ahhh, that’s the life right? So why are you giving it up now?
Westlake Mini Golf is one the few places in Hanoi where you can go down that delightful memory lane. Perfectly designed decoration and course layouts, Westlake Mini Golf promises the miniature golf experience that you’ve wanted all these times. With 30 adult and 15 children courses, WMG is surely worthy to be your next family night out spot.
What are you waiting for, grab a few friends and family members and let’s GOLF!?
Address: 79 Vo Chi Cong str, Tay Ho dist, Hanoi
⏱ Open time: 12:00 – 22:00
Hotline: 0346 777 375
Facebook: Miss Terry – Escape Rooms