Central Myanmar drinking and nightlife

Cafe in Old Bagan

Fantasia Jetty & Garden

Aside from running sunset cruises on the river, Fantasia has a peaceful garden with serene views over the river. Order a cold drink, sink into a shaded lounge chair and watch the river traffic slowly drift past.
Bar in Nyaung U


One of Nyaung U's only real bars, Hti is the Burmese name for parasol, and this certainly puts most other would-be bars in the shade. The cocktail list is impressive and food is available including Asian and interna…
Beer Station in Nyaung U

Shwe Yar Su

Thanks to endless draught Myanmar Beer, this place with a large outside area and a menu of Chinese-inspired favourites has become quite the local hang-out. It's a good spot to watch some football (soccer), and the b…
Teahouse in Meiktila

Golden Rain Tea Center

This popular unsigned place, just north of the Mandalay–Yangon Hwy, has all the usual milky, sweet drinks and filling chicken or steamed pork buns. Mix with locals at the low tables shielded by a rattan roof cover.