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Yangon Nightlife - Best Nightclubs and Bars 2017

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
I was in Yangon (Myanmar) in January 2017 for two weeks. It was more than enough time for me to go to almost all the nightclubs and bars in the city. Yangon nightlife is better than what I expected, even though it will need a few more years before it becomes travel-worthy. For now, it is still a bit rough around the edges and somewhat repetitive. I counted over 15 nightclubs, but only 3-4 that I really enjoyed. The others are either too loud, too quiet or they simply have too many prostitutes. On the plus side, I was happy to find out that they are usually open every night of the week, sometimes until late, and that Burmese are enthusiastic party-goers.

7th Joint Reggae Bar (Yangon)

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
I found the 7th Joint Bar in Yangon by accident. It was past midnight and I was walking back to my hotel when I heard some noise coming from a tiny alley. I went to see what it was all about and discovered a small live music bar packed with foreigners (with also a few Burmese girls and guys). I would guess that most guests were expats, probably working in NGOs, embassies or schools. If you are new in the city and need to meet people, I would recommend you to go there.

DJ's Bar (Nightclub in Yangon - Myanmar)

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
DJ's Bar is a nightclub located next to Inya Bar in the Inya Lake Hotel complex (Yangon). It is quite far from the more touristic downtown area (15 minutes by taxi at night). It has an entrance fee of 10,000MMK (with a beer or spirits) and it stays open from 10PM until 4AM every day. Its crowd is more international compared with Inya Bar, and there are also much more prostitutes (in fact, I'm not sure there are any normal girls who go there). It is split in three different sections: → A small beer garden at the entrance with just a few tables and a giant screen (to watch sports). → A bar with a 40-pax capacity where most of the working girls are staying. They are not shy and they'll try to make eye contact as soon as you enter. → A medium-sized club, quite dark, and not so busy. The DJs play Top 40 remixes that you can also hear in the bar. The air-con was freezing so I didn't stay there for more than 5 minutes.