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Decked in old muskets and rice paddy hats, Bar How is dark and atmospheric...
This is where it is at in Udomxai, a lively wooden and bamboo beer garden that draws a young crowd to quaff Beerlao by the crate...
This is the quintessential provincial Lao nightclub where a typical evening's floor fillers start with Lao line dancing and progress through Thai disco to a few international dance anthems...
Most of Muang Sing is dead asleep by 9pm except at the Singsavanh where the locals get down to live Lao and Chinese pop. It might look permanently closed down by day, but somehow it picks itself up at night.
There is some life beyond the dodgy and dark nightclubs in Sainyabuli and it comes in the form of a pair of lively beer gardens on the banks of the Nam Heung. They draw a young crowd with a thirst for Beerlao.
Sam Neua is not going to win any awards for its nightlife, but Nang Nok might be one of the only contenders. It's a thatched pavilion on the edge of town where young locals come to down big bottles of Beerlao.
It may not have quite the buzz of the more famous Hive Bar in Luang Prabang, but it is one of the only late-night spots in town, offering a free lòw-lów (Lao whisky) shot to first-timers.
Try this simple shack for sunset beers over the rice-paddy fields. Locals gather here to play guitars and munch on barbecued meat.
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