The Spirit House

Cocktails galore

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What we say: 4 stars

This bar and restaurant is tastefully built in the likeness of its namesake.

It is one of Vientiane's finest, with the most extensive cocktail menu in town and satisfying selection of Western and Lao food. The bartenders take great pride in their cocktails, which include some spectacular concoctions like a green-tea infused gin and tonic or a martini with sake and pickled ginger.

If you're not that adventurous, there's more familiar mixes plus imported beers, cognacs, whiskeys and a very impressive wine list. Drinking here is almost affordable during their 17:00 till 20:00 happy hour, when cocktails are 25% off.

If you get peckish, the food is as elegant as the drinks with a selection of tapas and sandwiches or full meals like steak or house-made meat pies. It's also one of the best places in town for a full breakfast. Whatever you choose to order, your needs will be impeccably tended to. Free WiFi for customers.

Contact details
West on Fa Ngum Rd, past SIthane Rd
T: (021) 243 795
http://thespirithouselaos.com
Open: Open daily: 07:00 - 23:00.
About the author
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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