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“by far the best place in VV” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Fluid

Fluid
Tham Lom, Vang Vieng, Laos
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Ranked #5 of 49 restaurants in Vang Vieng
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
1 review
“by far the best place in VV”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

during my couple of weeks in VV i must have gone pretty much every other day to this place. you literally cannot get bored here theres so many activities to do, on top of that its absolutely beautiful both inside and the surroundings. the owner greg and his brother and friends built the place from the ground up and it really is special. amazing artwork, great atmosphere everyday and as all the staff are djs theres always a funky live set of tunes on the go. as well as that the laos chefs there make some really amazing food. when i was there the tubing had just reopened so thats probably the easiest way to get there for a day out (its the first bar on the left). if ur just looking for food and drinks and ur not up for tubing you can get there by bike or tuk tuk as its a couple of miles out of town. they are only open through the day though so dont go in the evening as iv seen a few disappointed people turning up after 5 when the food has stopped. be sure to check out there weekly jungle party as well, by far the best night in the town unless you want to go to the moon club and get harassed by ladyboys all night!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Definitely a must!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

After spending a few days in Vang Vieng I was lucky enough to be taken to Fluid, a beautiful bar on the riverside with exquisite artwork and hand crafted tables and chairs. The best fried rice I have ever eaten is made here and if you're after a relaxing day by the river head down order some drinks and chill in the hammocks or play some pool upstairs. The music is fantastic as the owner Greg is a dj so you will never be disappointed by the tunes. Make sure you check out the bathrooms for the artworks and mosaics in there and ask them about the jungle party they throw on Friday nights. While I was there they were in the process of constructing a mini golf course around the bar which should be finished soon and will definitely be a hit. Craving to go back to this place!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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39 restaurant reviews
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
“Little gem”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

Went here purely for the shisha, it was good and not too badly priced. The food smelled and looked lovely but I didn't eat here. Drinks aren't too badly priced either. Just was a nightmare to find it, I emailed the owners who helpfully told us how to get there, tell the tuk tuk drivers to take you to Tam Lom, Fluid is the blue building, you can't miss it! definitely worth a visit, whether by tuk tuk or as you pass by tubing!!!

Visited February 2013
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Dying to go back!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

Finding Fluid on the Nam Song River during my last visit to Vang Vieng was the highlight of my week there. I think I rocked up (and stayed there) pretty much every afternoon after that first discovery - we're talking a great place to chill out, some seriously good food (both Western, Thai and Lao fusion), cocktails, ice-cream, hammocks, games, really lovely owners (twin brothers from Leeds) who can also advise on loads of activities to do (including very off-the-beaten-track eco-adventures you won't find in guidebooks)...and most importantly... TOP TUNES (mixed live). Let's be honest, music has never really been the draw of VV, so hearing the funky basslines and electic grooves coming from this arty little gem of a venue was a godsend! Apparently, they organize jungle parties now, too. Want.To.Go.Back.Now. Go find it when you get there. I've not met anyone who hasn't loved it.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cambodia
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“Best place in Vang Vieng!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

Such an awesome bar!! This place is nestled on the riverside a couple of miles out of town and has such a chilled out vibe, the owner Greg has more or less designed the place from the ground up and it is such a funky place! It has a pool table, dartboard, table tennis, foosball table, and amazing artwork everywhere (this will sound weird but if he's free ask him to take you on a tour of the toilets!) If your after a cranking night out then make sure to keep an eye out for the weekly Jungle raves the guys put on on Fridays at the hostel nearby, probably the only place you'll get to party after midnight.
Definitely my favorite bar in town by far :)

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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