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Bor Pen Niang

$$ - $$$
Bar, Asian
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Fa Ngoum, Vientiane 0100, Laos
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Ernakulam, India
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45 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

The Restaurant is in 3rd floor and has a good view towards Mekong River and Night Market, I went at 18:30, the place was not crowded, good environment and good food..

Thank Hari S
Singapore, Singapore
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

Was at Bor Pen Niang to celebrate with my team and have a great time. The bar overlooks a river bordering Thailand with a busy night market snaking for a couple of kilometers. There was a aerobics session by the river when we were there on a Friday evening. The place was teeming with people after 8 pm and a... More 

Thank Jbond077
Vientiane, Laos
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 March 2016

The best thing about this place is the location. But thats it.. Food is mediocre at best, the staff is not polite, kind of rude actually and will lie to you if you ask them about either the food or the wifi. And also very very slow

1 Thank EcoLaos
Luang Prabang, Laos
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2016

You can say anything about the place wether you like it or not but you have to reckon, the terrace is the one of the best of the city to enjoy a draft beer in front of the mekong.

Thank Thibault193
Vientiane, Laos
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2015

It's a hike up the stairs, but you are rewarded with great views over the river and riverside activities. Good range of drinks and pub-style meals at reasonable prices.

Thank Rob K
Bangkok, Thailand
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151 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2015

I have been visiting this bar since 2006.It is the only decent 1 in Vientiane. It has a great view, the bar is on a terrace and therefore there is a nice circulation of air. Be aware of the many freelance girls, but overall a nice place to hang out with ok food and drinks.

Thank Gigi_Il_Bresciano
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2015 via mobile

Drinks were reasonably priced but the quality of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks were terrible. We had one drink and walked out after two mouth fills.

Thank Liam S
Vientiane, Laos
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 August 2015

lots of locals, expats and freelance models. BYOB is a nice feature. View of Mekong but it's 3 floors up. A few too many mozzies.

Thank clovis h
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2015 via mobile

Our last night before leaving Laos we had a lovely meal at this place. The premises is situated right next to Inter City Hotel. After taking a flight of neverending stairs you find yourself on a rooftop of an amazing bar and restaurant with an exceptional view of the strand at riverside of Vientianne. The bar is circular making it... More 

Thank Alexander C
London, United Kingdom
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297 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2015

It is not just this but that is an element. It is actually a mix of local expats, local Lao, sex workers, lady boys etc. I don't like it but ok to watch people or if with friends. Has draft beer Lao, Also good views of Mekong. Closes later than most bars and restaurants

Thank dorjetravel

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Asian
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Fa Ngoum, Vientiane 0100, Laos
  • Location: Asia  >  Laos  >  Vientiane Province  >  Vientiane
lounge. restaurant. ambiance.

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