Luang Prabang offers dozens of restaurants and party locations, but we have chosen the best bars in town where you can have fun and enjoy a mouthwatering drink, all in one.

It is often described as the spiritual capital or a little piece of Europe in South East Asia. Luang Prabang certainly has a lot to offer. From unique markets and places to go shopping, to exquisite temples, timeless culture and breathtaking scenery it does not disappoint. Luckily, the culture of aperitifs and fun is ever-growing in the Laotian capital. We narrowed Luang Prabang’s best bars down to the top 3. We think it’s compulsory that you stop by, sip your favorite cocktail and marvel at the uniqueness and charm found.

For the Trend Setter – 525

The Long Bar at 525

The Long Bar at 525

Located in a quiet area of the UNESCO World Heritage Town, 525 is modern lounge with a long bar. With its stylish modern decor as well as garden front seating outside it is not to be missed. The owner and staff are super friendly, professional and welcoming. 525 serves great cocktails, surprising shots and also features a small but popular tapas menu. We highly recommend their ‘ultimate’ G&T.

For the Eccentric – Icon Klub

Eclectic ambiance can be found at the Icon Klub

Eclectic ambiance can be found at the Icon Klub

‘The only real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes. – Proust’ . Meet Lisa, the owner and genius drink mixer. She is a true romantic and this can be seen throughout the intricate décor.  Icon Klub serves up quality cocktails in a setting of cool and classic ambience not to forget her signature playlist. What to do when your there? Icon Klub has a large and varied stock of game: chess, cards, dice as well as books of poetry, art, a pole for dancing if you’re brave and  a properly-tuned guitar (available for use by those who possess adequate talent). As you are in Laos we recommend you trying her famous Spicy Bloody Mary!

For the High So – 1861 Bar

For true luxury in a French Colonial setting - 1861 Bar at The Luang Say Residence

For true luxury in a French Colonial setting – 1861 Bar at The Luang Say Residence

For the ultimate experience in luxury 1861 bar  at The Luang Say Residence feels like a traditional and cosy bar from the French Colonial period. Step back in time and indulge yourself in studded leather sofas, marble tables, and traditional ambiance. In the winter their marble fireplace warms 1861 whilst a modest library corner with a choice selection of books not found elsewhere enhances the atmosphere and makes for great reading with your drink.  Bar 1861 is truly an experience that you will not forget and a must visit for those who appreciate refined luxury and deluxe comport with a friendly and warm atmosphere. We recommend you try the 1861 Vesper Cocktail.