Vientiane Nightlife: 5 Bars and Pubs You Should Visit

Having involved from a sleepy little Mekong fishing town that set against the Mekong River, Vientiane was considered as a quiet and boring cityin the eyes of many western tourists and some people who have visited this capital city. As time passed, this destination becomes trendy with many choices of night party establishments for tourists to play after dinner in this day and age. Setting foot in this bustling metropolis, you will find for yourself an ever-growing collection ofnumerous friendlybars and pubs often serving specialties from their original country to enjoy Vientiane nightlife, spark up a conversation with a chatty stranger, or exchange travel tips with a backpacker on the same path like you.

Here are the top 5 lively places to stay explore the interesting nightlife in Vientiane.

1. BOR PEN NYANG

Opening Hours: 11:00 - 24:00 

Address: Bor Pen Nyang, FahNgum Rd, WatChanh, Vientiane 

Tel: 021 261 373

Perched on a rooftop overlooking the Mekong River, Bor Pen Nyang is one of the most popular bars in Vientiane for travelers and locals alike. As the name of the bar suggests, Bor Pen Nyangwhich roughly translated means ‘no problem’, evokes in everyone’s mind the best attitude to take in Laos. Excitingly, it is decorated with light woods, fun bamboo touches, pool tables, and Eastern-inspired artwork. Besides, Bor Pen Yang is famous for coldest beer in town. At this bar, everyone can enjoy good times, cold brews, and fantastic sunset views. If you do not want to miss watching the sunset here, try to arrive quite early as all the prime seats by the balcony are taken first.Even you are in sleepy Vientiane, Bor Pen Nyang always ensures that it will be alive with action up until closing time at midnight.

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2. KHOP CHAI DEU

Opening Hours: 9:00 - 24:00

Address: 54 Setthathirath Road, Nam Phou, Vientiane, Laos

Tel: +856 21 263 829

Being called as “The Place Where the World Meets”, Khop Chai Deuusually brings its tourists who arrive in Laos and wish to get a taste of a true Lao restaurant with a cozy feeling of an excellent stop for happy-hour cocktails or dinner. With a range of Lao, Asian, and international dishes including larb, a semi-spicy salad; tom yum, a sour chili-and-lemongrass fish soup; khaoniaw, Lao sticky rice; and a glass of lao-Lao, Khop Chai Deu has been a travelers' favorite for years. Moreover,check it out when you are in Vientiane,there is no regret with a super-slick bar with great views on the third floor.

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3. SPIRIT HOUSE

Opening Hours: 07:00 - 23:00 

Location: Beau Rivage Hotel, 09/093, FaNgum Road, Baan SeetarnNeua, Sikhottabong District, Vientiane

Tel: +856 (0) 21 243 795

Located in a gorgeous home in Vientiane, Laos, The Spirit House deserves keeping its ranking as one of the best combinations between restaurant and cocktail bar with an excellent cocktail menu and satisfying selection of Western and Lao food. The dark woods and comfy couches of its stylish interior complement chilled soundtracks make Spirit House a must-visit destination.Let’s be harmonic with tasteful background music, watch the sunset over the Mekong whilst drinkinginternational beers or wines, and try some food ranging from burgers to sushi on their impressive menu!

4. SALA SUNSET KHOUNTA

Opening Hours: 11:00 - 23:00 

Location: Three Elephants Statue by the Riverfront 

Tel: +856 021 1251079

Known as "The End of The World" and "The Sunset Bar", this is a simple wooden platform made of old boat timbers and decorated with orchids, fish traps, and basketry. The rustic wooden platform made of old boat timbers has been serving beer, local food, and interesting snacks at sunset for years at the west end of the dirt road along the riverfront.

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5. SAMLO PUB

Opening Hours: 16:00 - 23:30 

Location: 101 Setthathirat Road 

Tel: +856 021 222308

Wandering in a steady flow of expats along Vientiane streets, you cannot miss Samlo Pub centrally locateddue to its bright yellow exterior and non-stop feel a certain curiosity to see what lies inside. After passing the entrance door,you will findit enough room downstairs to dance in the atmosphere ofloud music and flashing lights, two full bars stocking ice-cold draught beer, and liquor imaginable.Apart from being evidently liberal in the indoor smoking policy and extremely cheap in wine prices, this bar also shows live sports on widescreen TV and have various classic pub games consisting of pool and table football.

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