Vang Vieng drinking and nightlife

Top Choice Irish Pub in Vang Vieng

Gary's Irish Bar

Still one of the best bars in town thanks to its friendly, unpretentious atmosphere, indie tunes, free pool and cheap grub like homemade pies, burgers and Lao fare (mains 20,000K to 30,000K). When there's live rugby…
Top Choice Bar in Vang Vieng


Made from driftwood and clay, this artsy hillside bar-restaurant pipes out fine tunes to match the ambience with live music nightly from 7pm. Check out the sumptuous view of the cliffs from the lamp-lit garden, betw…
Bar in Vang Vieng

Smile Beach Bar

With relaxing down-tempo music, perky palms, and a long stretch of serene riverside hammocks, this is easily the chillest bar along the Nam Song. It's also the ending point for rafting trips along the yellow route, …
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Jungle Project

If you want to recapture the hedonistic spirit of Va Va Vang Vieng before the clampdown, the Jungle Project parties are the easiest way to get your flashback. Friday night is the big all-nighter and it takes place a…
Club in Vang Vieng


For something completely different with more of a Lao flavour, head to this big beer garden and nightclub about 2km north of town. This is where the visiting weekenders from Vientiane end up for fun and frolics and …
Bar in Vang Vieng

Sakura Bar

At the time of writing, Sakura was one of the most popular backpacker bars in Vang Vieng with the largest crowds and loudest music. Expect a raucous night with shot promotions and lots of dancing.