Kangaroo Sunset Bar
Vang Vieng, Laos
Kangaroo Sunset Bar Vang Vieng Reviews
Good food, music and conversation Nov 19, 2009
The Kangaroo Sunset Bar is a restaurant and bar owned by an Australian but currently rented and run by the Irishman Paul and his Thai girlfriend. We ended up here because it was recommended by the Lonely Planet and we wanted something different from all the TV bars in Vang Vieng. Sure, The Kangaroo Sunset Bar had a TV but I had the impression it's more for the staff than the visitors. You won't find row upon row of backpackers watching endless reruns of 'Friends' here.
The menu of the bar is extensive, with both Asian and Western food, and all of the food we ordered was absolutely delicious and as cheap as you'll find anywhere in Laos (we paid less than 8 euro per person for lots of food, Beerlao and whiskey). Paul was more than happy to show us the kitchen and how food was being prepared by his girlfriend (the Thai dishes) and their Lao staff. The toilet is clean and there's a pool table if you want something more active than just eating and drinking.
Paul is more than happy to play your choice of Western music and he's an allround good chap that will chat with you any moment he's available.
It's really a shame that The Kangaroo Sunset Bar is slightly removed from the center of Vang Vieng. Not because it's a long walk from the rest of the center (it isn't) but because the bar gets less customers than it deserves since most people won't bother to go beyond the main line of TV bars. You'll find it in the south of town, past the school and close to the temple in the road that runs parallel to the main street but closer to the Nam Song river.
Highly recommended !
Part of the Laos 2009 travel blog
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