Lowering the Bar: Cheeky Yangon pub owners defy shutdown order with this one stupid trick

Yangon’s bars are finding creative ways to skirt a new shutdown order issued last week in response to snowballing COVID-19 cases. Some unhappy proprietors already reeling from the year’s losses have found a simple solution: drop the word “bar.” Photos of their efforts – achieved by covering or removing the word from their signs – ...

Bars & Nightlife

Thank God, It’s Free: Burma Bistro celebrates T.G.I.F. in style with free cocktails

Thank God, It’s Free: Burma Bistro celebrates T.G.I.F. in style with free cocktails

Burma Bistro, on the corner of Merchant and Shwe Bon Thar, has a gift for all of you this coming Friday and for all foreseeable Fridays as well (while supplies last). Starting...

Oh no they didn’t — fishy cocktail Mohinga Martini evokes mixed reactions

Oh no they didn’t — fishy cocktail Mohinga Martini evokes mixed reactions

First they came for lahpet thote (not once, not twice, but three times), then they came after Ohno Khao Swe, and now … now, they — those F&B hipsters who can’t...

Where, when, wine in Yangon: Patios, rooftops, cellars, bistros & bars to sip wine

Where, when, wine in Yangon: Patios, rooftops, cellars, bistros & bars to sip wine

With the buzz (pun intended) around the newly opened Marco’s Cellar a few months ago — the Yangon wine bar making waves for its affordable ethos and offering over 100...


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Coconuts Yangon Bars & Nightlife

Nightlife in Yangon doesn’t always mean what it does elsewhere. Sure, there are clubs, like GT-R, Pioneer, Brave, DJ Bar and The Vibe. But these venues may not appeal to you if you’re not in the mood for “What Does the Fox Say” or if you don’t want to spend your evening with working women. A more tasteful side of Yangon nightlife revolves around singular events, like poetry readings, rooftop hip hop parties, stand-up comedy shows and documentary screenings. A couple years ago, everyone you knew would be at the one event planned for that evening. These days, creative, entrepreneurial, festive folks are pouring into Yangon, and FOMO is now possible. We’ll let you know what’s popping off so you can design your perfect weekend.