Top 5 best bars in Yangon
When talking about Yangon or other places in Myanmar, spectacular view of sacred pagodas may come first in our mind. And you may think Yangon is a kinda slow in pace of life. Wandering around in such peaceful and kinda slow (pace of life) city, and then when the night comes out, you wish to find a nice place to change the mood. Heading to a bar to grasp your favorite drink and enjoy the music is not a bad suggestion. Remember that in Yangon, you totally can find such vibrant places. Check out our list of 5 best bars in Yangon below:
1. Yangon Yangon Bar:
We open the list of 5 best bars in Yangon with Yangon Yangon – sharing the same name with its beautiful city. This is a rooftop bar and is considered a top pick for rooftop drinking in the city. Located in the top of Sakura Tower, Yangon Yangon brings out a spectacular panoramic view of Yangon city.
Turning your eyes to the north, you can see the sacred Shwedagon Pagoda sparkling at night. Now turn your eyes to the south, you can admire Yangon’s fantastic old colonial buildings such as Secretariat, the High Court, the Port Authority. Far away, you can see Yangon River meet Andaman Sea.
If you wish to spend your night in Yangon Yangon at weekend, remember to book a seat in advance. The extra fee for reservation is 5,000 kyats and you will get free drink. If you head to the bar during happy hours, you can buy one and get one free.
- Opening hours:
- Daily: 5:00 PM – mid night
- Happy hours: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
- Address: No 42, Strand Road, Yangon
2. Vista Bar:
If you still wish to experience another rooftop bar in Yangon while admiring the fabulous Shwedagon Pagoda, Vista Bar is worth a try. It is an elegant and stylish bar with a relaxing view of Yangon from rooftop.
Vista Bar offers both a great place to spend your night out as a bar and an ideal place for dinner. The drinks here are offered at very reasonable price. Plus, the menu at the bar offers a wide selection for dishes from Myanmar, Thailand, China, Italy and Western food.
- Opening hours: 6:00 PM – 1:00 AM
- Address: 168 West Shwegondaing Road, Yangon
3. 7th Joint Bar:
7th Joint Bar is more and more catching the attention of both locals and foreign tourists. It is the Caribbean and Reggae – inspired design that makes 7th Joint Bar unique. Along with that, as claiming to be the only reggae bar in Myanmar, 7th Joint Bar makes their great attempt to show off a unique reggae experience with a typical atmosphere reminding you of the colorful and vibrant Caribbean.
More interestingly, 7th Joint Bar owns a great collection of drinks offered at very reasonable price. Thus, 7th Joint Bar is totally a suitable place for you to mingle with friends or to meet other foreign friends on your Yangon trip.
Happy hours in 7th Joint Bar is from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Save your time to head to the bar and enjoy the better price.
- Opening hours: from 6:00 PM onwards
- Address: G-A10, Shwe Asia Building, Corner of 48th Street & Mahabandula Road, Botahtuang Township, Yangon
4. Gekko Bar and Restaurant:
Gekko is a Japanese bar and restaurant in Yangon. If you wish to find places to try out some typical Asian foods, heading to Gekko is a right choice. It is a stylish restaurant and lounge bar sat on the ground floor of the historic Sofaer building. Slowly take the bar menu to choose your favorite dish and drink while immersing into the soft jazz music background.
What includes in the menu? There are Japanese and Korean dishes such as its exquisite yakitori (barbecue), ramen, sushi and spicy Korean-style noodles. Remember to have a look to its cocktail collection and pick up your favorite one.
- Opening hours: 11:00 AM – 1:00 AM
- Address: 535 Merchant Street, Kyautoda Township, 4th Quarter Rangoon
5. 50th Street Bar and Grill:
We complete our list of top 5 best bars in Yangon with 50th Street Bar. 50th Street Bar has become popular for both locals and expats living in Yangon. The bar features with with brickwork and teak wood décor bringing about a touch of sophistication and elegance easily drawing the attention of guests.
If you are looking for a place to drink the night away, the variety of drinks offered here definitely can satisfy your need. You can try out beer from international and national brands, or a good selection of cocktails including the local one called Wingaba Bloody Mary made from homemade tomato juice. For those who are fans of wine, here is a good news for you. 50th Street Bar offers a vast list of wine from authentic French, Australian and New Zealand brands. Remember to try out the locally brewed Red Mountain Estate originated from Shan State. If you are in kinda festive mood, take a glass of original champagne to boost your energy.
For those who prefer both drinking and dinning, 50th Street Bar will never let you down. It serves both Western and Asian cuisine. You can choose simple salads, tapas, pastas, sandwiches to more creamy pizzas, burgers, a unique mix of curries, imported Australia steak, fish, etc.
From 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM on weekdays and Sundays is Happy hours there. Normally, the price for drinks and food at the bar goes around 7000 to 12000 kyat. But during the Happy hours, you can enjoy very good price.
- Opening hours: 9:30 AM – 1:00 AM
- Address: 9/13, 50th Street between Maha Bandula Road & Merchant Road, Botataung Township, Yangon, Myanmar
Yangon may not be a perfect place for nightlife activity but when you desperately wish to search for some places to enjoy the night, best bars in Yangon is truly worth your visit. For more tips to enjoy every moment you have in such wonderful city, you can refer to our related articles below: