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Highland Bar

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Bar, Pub, Thai
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Fa Ngum Rd, Vientiane VTC, Laos
+856 20 54 261 374
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London, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2015 via mobile

The Highland Bar is on a great spot overlooking the Mekong towards Thailand. The beers were refreshingly cold and they have beer Lao on tap. Food was home made and delicious, lasagne and chilli con carne. The staff friendly and helpful. The owner was gregarious and up for a chat. Perfect night.

1 Thank Barry S
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223 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2015

It gets very hot in Vientiane, especially if you have hired bikes for the day. This is an ideal stop for a rest and is at the end of the stretch of a number of bars etc which have the Mekong as a back drop. The bar appears to be owned by a Scottish bloke with a number of locals... More 

1 Thank LizzyLeeton
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35 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015 via mobile

Stop for a beer on a hot day when you are out for a bike ride or come see the sunset great location right on the Mekong either way. Beer is icy cold

1 Thank ross o
Sunshine Coast, Australia
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92 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015 via mobile

My husband wanted to watch premier League so we came here. Great spot on the mekong. About 4 tvs so they are bound to have your sport of choice and for bored wives/partners there is wifi. What surprised me was the food ...delicious fresh spring rolls, dried beef and garlic bread. Only disappointment was they had no sangria ...but I... More 

1 Thank Edandkate2010
Vientiane, Laos
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2015

Great location, cheap drinks and lots of tourists/expats. I was only at this place for a short period of time but my Black Russian cocktail was great (a little too much coke but great nonetheless). Next time I think i'll take advantage of the extensive selection of whiskey offered, which is to be expected from a Scottish inspired watering hole.... More 

1 Thank Jasmine S
Singapore, Singapore
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51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2015

Great place for a sundowner beer, perhaps the greatest... it has a laid back attitude you can't find in the hotel bars, it's got a good mix of locals and expats, lots of delicious food being delivered, highly recommended for drinks or chilling !

1 Thank DonPedros
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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86 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015

One of the best spots in VTE with a great view and cold bottle beer. Great food and a cold with a great view, what you need more. Quite and no mad people, let you feel under friends.

1 Thank Ralf_Peter2013
Vientiane, Laos
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

Nice spot to hang with expats and have a beer as the sunsets or watch sport. The food is pretty good too. The lao food like the dried beef, the thai beef salad, spring rolls, duck bills (yeah, try the duck bills!) are all pretty good for a place that is more of a bar than a restaurant!

1 Thank mikeinlaos
Khon Kaen
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2015

I visited Highland Bar in the late afternoon, it was not so busy, just a few customers but the staff were very good. Ordered food and drink which arrived quickly. The Highland Bar is quite 'rustic' but none the less comfortable. I would recommend a visit if you are in Vientiane.

1 Thank autohire
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
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115 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2015

It's more a bar with food and if you keep that in mind it’s nice. Seems to be the place ex-pats catch up for a beer or to watch sport, and in that context it’s fun. Go for the beer and the company.

Thank leaf2468

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20
Bar, Pub, Thai
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Fa Ngum Rd, Vientiane VTC, Laos
  • Location: Asia  >  Laos  >  Vientiane Province  >  Vientiane
  • Phone Number: +856 20 54 261 374

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?