By Mitch Albaniel

WHAT IT IS
Yangon’s first rooftop bar with a pool – although only checked-in guests are allowed to take a dip. Nonetheless, it does provide those north of the city a great and convenient place for after-work sessions, with a stunning panoramic view of Yangon and Kabar Aye Pagoda.

ATMOSPHERE
The whole vibe of the bar is modern chic with very clever lighting. It has been set up with four main areas: a lively bar, a lounge area, LED cocktail tables in front of the stage and the outdoor pool deck. The little touches they have added definitely makes this place stand out from the rest.

RECOMMENDATIONS
The Piano Bar & Grill prides themselves in their special cocktails, and topping the list is the 7 Treasures. A mix of, you guessed it, seven different drinks in a giant pint glass which can be shared by two to three people (US$20). Other notable cocktails are the Parami Passion Effect and the classic Mojito (both US$6).

The bar also serves food described as “\’local Myanmar taste with international standards’. Their bestsellers are the Seta Tar Chout (dried mutton salad, US$4.50) and the Nga Kin (grilled tilapia that was marinated overnight, US$6.50). And if you’re still hungry, go ahead and try the 160g Australian Beef Sirloin Teppanyaki (US$19.50) and the Vegetable Spring Rolls with Sesame Foie Gras (US$10.50).

Most of the items on their food menu are chic antipastos, tapas, and meals intended for sharing. They also have a small desert selection for your sweet tooth. Prices range from US$5 starters to US$25 steaks.

FINAL THOUGHTS
Though the monsoon season has slowed down the activity on the pool deck area at Piano Bar & Grill is still a must visit. You will be greeted by their enthusiastic staff who will be more than glad to teach you how they make your cocktails. It is a breath of fresh air… literally!

Address: 9th floor, Hotel Parami Yangon, No. 2 Parami Road, Mayangone Township
Phone: (95-1) 658 118 / (+95) 9 977 955 633
Opening Hours: 5.00 PM to 1.00 AM (Sunday to Thursday) 5.00 PM to 2.00 AM (Fridays and Saturdays)
Website:
www.pianobarygn.com

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