The Highlander Bar

Vientiane's best sunset spot

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What we say: 4.5 stars

Further down Fa Ngum, where the river widens, The Highlander lays perched over one of the best riverfront views in Vientiane.

The base of this open-air bar is a large stilted wooden deck with greenery growing on, through and around it. Innumerable sports jerseys and banners, and several flat screen TVs, creates the effect of a jungle sports pub.

If you're burning to watch the next game, this is the place to go. They'll show just about any sport, although due to the time difference, they tend to favour those live in Australia and Europe.

If you fancy a bite to eat with your food, the restaurant is open until 23:00 and serves Lao and Western food. True to the Scottish owner, the Highlander has the best fish and chips in town, which with a view of the sunset and a cold BeerLao instills a fine feeling of contentment.

Contact details
Khamkhong Rd, west on Fa Ngum
T: (021) 251 206 (020) 7759 4971
Open: Daily 09:00-24:00
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Born in Aarhus Denmark, Ivana got her first passport at 6 months old and moved to Southeast Asia in 2009 to work as an English teacher and find new cultural windows in which to peep.

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