Eastern Myanmar drinking and nightlife

Top Choice Bar in Kalaw

Hi Snack & Drink

That rare thing: a genuine bar in a provincial Burmese town, Hi is the size of a closet and boasts a fun, speakeasy feel. If you haven’t had its trademark rum sour (K2000), you haven’t been to Kalaw. No beer served;…
Bar in Nyaungshwe

Pub Asiatico

If you're looking for an escape from Myanmar for a few hours, this is the place to come. Pub Asiatico is decked out with a pool table and live sport on the TVs, and serves up foreign beers and liquor, as well as hig…
Teahouse in Kalaw

Ma Hnin Si Cafe

There's a tiny English-language sign here, but a better way of finding it is to look for the crowd of locals sipping tea, accompanied by plates of pakoda (vegetables fried in lentil-flour batter), other tasty deep-f…
Bar in Nyaungshwe

Min Min’s

Long-standing backpacker hang-out that does cocktails, beer and standard Chinese-Burmese dishes.
Teahouse in Kalaw

Morning Star

A cuppa at this colourful, busy teashop is accompanied by a platter of tasty Indian sweets.