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“Great place to start the party!”
Review of Hive Bar & Restaurant - CLOSED

Hive Bar & Restaurant
Price range: $2 - $10
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Good for: Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
2 reviews
“Great place to start the party!”
Reviewed December 10, 2012

Really cool place. Plays good music and has a dance floor so you can have a boogie. Both outdoor areas are so chilled too. Staff very friendly and offer table service

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Thank Kezadabomb
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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8 reviews
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“Go for the Fashion Show”
Reviewed December 6, 2012

Great bar, with great entertainment. Strangely enough, the pizza was delicious! And the 2 for one cocktails are hard to beat.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Matt V
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Perth, Australia
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142 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Very very western in a beautiful Heritage Town!”
Reviewed December 5, 2012

We had been told about the Hive bar and walked around there one night loving all the sights along the way.
Unfortunately for us as we rounded the corner there was the Hive Bar all lit up and music blaring!!! It was so not Luang Prebang we decided not to go in.

Visited November 2012
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Thank Dianne W
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Almost awesome.”
Reviewed December 2, 2012

We passed by several evenings (including weekends) and spent one evening here with friends. The drinks are fine, the atmosphere outside nice, the dance floor & music inside are very inviting. But...there weren't many people there...just a few small groups sitting at the low tables outside, there was never anybody dancing. There's also not much bar area inside, so it's not conducive to meeting others.

if you go with friends, it's fantastic, but if you're looking for a dancing scene or a meeting others scene, you may be disappointed. Icon Klub or Utopia are better for meeting folks to chat with.

Visited November 2012
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Thank AaoNC S
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northern california
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“Great Ethnic fashion show, with 2 for one drink happy hour..”
Reviewed December 1, 2012

Confess, am not a bar hopper, and when we checked the place out in the afternoon, the menu- all western pub/bar food: pizza, tapas, hot sandwiches - wasn't appealing. But so many people had recommended seeing the free ethnic fashion show which features something like 90 outfits from almost half of Lao's 49 different ethnic minorities, we felt we shouldn't miss it. So, we ate Khmer food for dinner, then went to the Hive for the 7 pm fashion show (about one hour, Tue thru Sat)., Models are students, who are paid for a whole day (rather than the 2 hours they're needed) for their efforts , since that money supports their studies. The 6 female and 1 male model were darling, spirited and earnest (NOT a NY Fashion Week Scene) as they modelled outfits . The Hive says they collected these garments over a 1-2 year period in order to present the show. Especially if you've visited the Traditional Arts and Ethnology Center, this really brings the ethnic traditions to life. The music for the show is western, kind of techno, because, they explained, Lao music just doesn't have a beat to strut to. The show takes place on a long stage in the outdoor back garden and on the outdoor dance floor, so fresh air and a long runway/ stage for photo ops.

The mojitos were delicious and strong.

The club was filling with 20-30 somethings as we left, so probably a happening scene later...Service was very good and attentive, good language skills on part of staff. Very welcoming and encouraged us to stay and come back.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank beardiegal
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