Northwestern Laos drinking and nightlife

Bar in Luang Namtha

The Classic

Overlooking a lily pond and the distant mountains, The Classic is a great new bar serving up purple rice beer, passion fruit mojitos, exotic snacks and good tunes. By night its low-rise wooden tables glow under the …
Bar in Udomxai

Ming Khouan

This is where it's at in Udomxai, a lively wooden and bamboo beer garden that draws a young crowd to quaff Beerlao by the crate. The central fountain is a bit of a diversion, but good Lao food is available, includin…
Club in Muang Sing

Singsavanh Nightclub

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.