Sleek and sophisticated
88 Setthathirat Rd, across from Wat Ongteu, Vientiane
T: (021) 254 528
I-Beam offers cocktails at price levels similar to Jazzy Brick, plus an elaborate wine and tapas menu.
The decor is modern, the service is good and the drinks are well made. The tapas are tasty and the wine selection is excellent, but neither come cheap, which is part of the reason why Wednesday’s Ladies Night is so popular – women get 50% off glasses of wine. The live jazz performances, usually every Tuesday and Friday, are another big draw – check their Facebook page for the weekly schedule. Once the place is buzzing it can have a great vibe and atmosphere; this is the place to hob nob and mingle.
The bar is connected with upstairs French restaurant Le Silipa, which offers similarly hi-so meals and wine.
By Cindy Fan
Last updated on 7th July, 2015.