Drink & Play
Vang Vieng, Laos

The Kangaroo Sunset Bar

Go here.  That is all I can say.  There may be a baby swinging to sleep in a hammock in the back while you are sucking down nitrous balloons.  Don’t worry, that is normal.  This bar also serves international cuisine, has a pool table, good views of the mountains, and is far enough removed from the other bars and crowds.


Gary’s Irish Bar

There is always an Irish bar wherever you go right! If you’re looking for good food, an ice cold beer Laos, and famous Irish hospitality all served up in a friendly, fine atmosphere then you’ve come to the right place.  Great place to make friends with the bartender!


The Jungle Project

If you want to recapture the hedonistic spirit of  Vang Vieng before the clampdown, the Jungle Project parties are the easiest way to get your flashback. Friday night is the big all-nighter and Sunday night sees the occasional foam party, both at the decrepit Vang Vieng Mai Resort, about 2km north of town.



Made from driftwood and clay, this hip hillside bar-restaurant pipes out fine tunes to match the ambiance. Check out the view of the cliffs from the candlelit garden, between snacking on toasties, waffles, sandwiches, and curries (mains 20,000K to 40,000K). Look for the glowing green sign to find it.