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“The best ambiance for great evening”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Hive Bar & Restaurant - CLOSED

Hive Bar & Restaurant
Price range: $2 - $10
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Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Business meetings, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Rouen, France
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3 reviews
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“The best ambiance for great evening”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2010

When you step inside, it's a amazing terrasse on the back, the world around deseapear. You just have to sit, enjoying great frozen cocktails, you can see the large menu, my favorite's was garlic bread with cheese, but the pizza is also very tasty.
The must is for sure the animations. Amazing shows,i could see the clothing show and the hip hop dance (I hope they will keep doing on it they were so great !). It's nice that they are helping local people doing their art !
The music is also very good, and the staff very helpfull.

I'll definitely go back there again.

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Thank nanie789
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Montreal, Canada
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3 reviews
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“THE place to go!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2010

The Hive is an amazing bar, restaurant, place to go and to be in Luang Prabang. You want to hear good music while having a sssooo very good Frozen Margarita? Well, go at Hive!

The food is very good... The pizza is even better. It's the best one in Luang Prabang!

Don't forget the Fashion Show where they demonstrate the Lao tribes official clothing. Two Thumbs Up!

And while you are there, go take a look at L'Etranger Bookshop (buy, exchange, read and eat!) and the Kopnoi Shop... very nice gifts for your loved ones and you!!

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Thank GeneHa
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Lord Howe Island, Australia
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26 reviews
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“We loved it!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2010

We met up with an English couple on the way to Luang Prabang and the guy kept talking about wanting to go to the Hive Bar as he had read about it in a Lonely Planet book. After having dinner we headed over there and just our luck it was ladies night! 2 for 1 cocktails and they had a beautiful back garden setting. The Owner/Manager Sami came up to us towards the end of the night to ask if we were okay, if we enjoyed ourselves and to tell us about the cheap Laos Tapas that were on the following night.

So we headed back the next night and sampled the Tapa's, which were very nice. We got there before 7pm so happy hour was still on and they let us order quite a few cocktails before time was up! (The poor waiter taking our order though - 2 for 1 became 4 for 2 and there were four of us...). Again during the night Sami came over to see how we were doing and had a chat.

We went back a third night for the Ethnik Fashion show and the breakdancing, both of which were informative and amazing!! The pizza there is really good. We loved the Hive Bar and would definitely go back there if we are ever in Luang Prabang again.

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Thank lordhowelocal
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Vancouver, Canada
1 review
“Great, modern setting with a warm ambiance”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2010

The Hive - with its modern setting and warm ambiance - is the best restaurant to visit in Luang Prabang! I was quite surprised how this place captures the fusion between Laos and the North West. The food was excellent and the drinks were cheap, especially during Ladies' Night where the drinks are 50% off. Using bamboo straws topped it off! The owner, who was from Montreal originally, was very accommodating and welcoming. I could say the same for the rest of the staff. Great music, although the dj could play more up-to-date tunes apart from the Black Eyed Peas. It was a great place to dance and meet other tourists. Definitely worth checking this place out!

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Thank ShirlKristiane
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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
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“Ethnik Chic Stepping Out Fashion Show: Hive Bar Luang Prabung”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2010

What a great surprise. Ethnic clothing is making a splash five nights a week on the Hive Bar catwalk; not far from the Mekong River. The show is set up in an outdoor garden with music, atmospheric lighting and a glowing wall of red glass bottles, in the shape of a heart, as a backdrop.The Lao models wearing clothing representing 14 of the 49 officially different groups living in Lao, (this info. from the useful flyer describing the ethnic groups and their clothes) look spectacular and at ease with the clothes they are wearing. This is not western fashion with ethnic influences. This is the real thing and a wonderful introduction to the fascinating culture of ethnic clothing. I loved the colors, fabrics, patterns and unique style. A friend who was with me, who designs and makes clothes, was totally inspired; never having had the opportunity to see such a variety of ethnic clothing from Lao she was taking it all in. So different from the static displays of these clothes shown in small museums throughout Asia. The show ends with contemporary, Lao designed, clothes from Pheng Mai Gallery. All this and you can order drinks, delicious wood fired oven pizza and, tapas. Stepping out on there own terms. Catch it nightly…after dark…..and enjoy.

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1 Thank kitkatcitcat7
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