The Spirit House is one of Vientiane's best watering holes, with an excellent cocktail menu and satisfying selection of Western and Lao food.
The bartenders take great pride in their cocktails, which include some creative 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 decent wine list. Drinking here is most affordable during their daily 17:00 till 20:00 happy hour, when cocktails are 25% off. Plus you can bathe in a magical sunset glow over the Mekong from the outdoor terrace in front.
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.
By Cindy Fan
Last updated on 8th July, 2015.