We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Very good bar and the coldest beer in Vientiane, great location & Good cheap food too!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Highland Bar

Highland Bar
Fa Ngum Rd, Vientiane VTC, Laos
+856 20 54 261 374
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #62 of 250 Restaurants in Vientiane
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Restaurant details
Dining options: Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Vientiane, Laos
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Very good bar and the coldest beer in Vientiane, great location & Good cheap food too!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

I go here quite often and really like it.

The beer is actually ice cold so you don't have to spoil it by putting ice in like most places here in Laos. Great location near the river with nice views and a refreshing breeze if your lucky.

Cheap and decent food both Lao, Thai and western so suitable for all! Good selection of people (Mainly expats) It's not so much a tourist bar as it's around 1km from the main thoroughfair however I like that.

All in all great place!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

32 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    10
    18
    3
    0
    1
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Great Western
Top Contributor
114 reviews 114 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Expat hangout that does some things well”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

Fair way from the old riverfront. Very scenic views over the Mekong, although storms can affect the premises in the season. Cold beer and Lao & Farang food. My Larb was served without chillies (bor phet), I should have been asked if they were going to change the recipe on an assumption. Still O.K.

Visited May 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Denmark, Australia
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Good place for sunset beers”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Stumbled on this place trying to find somewhere to watch the sunset over the Mekong. Cheap ice cold beer and sport on TV. Lots of expats around. We had food which was decent too.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes 3
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Super Bar, Super Location........”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

Been in Laos now for 4 days and luckily found this excellent bar immediately.

Staff are lovely, the location overlooking the Mekong is great, and all the food I've had here, both Thai and Western has been fabulous.

Nice friendly ex-pats from all over normally to be found at this bar, and two large screens for sporting events.

Will miss the Highland Bar when I go.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Bangkok
Top Contributor
161 reviews 161 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
“What a great little riverside bar”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

This is a great little basic bar, ideal for sitting and watching the majestic river flow by as you enjoy a nice beer and nice local food in very friendly surroundings.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Highland Bar also viewed

Vientiane, Vientiane Province
Vientiane, Vientiane Province
 
Vientiane, Vientiane Province
Vientiane, Vientiane Province
 

Been to Highland Bar? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Highland Bar, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.