An oasis of neon, concrete, metal, and glass recently debuted on New University Avenue last weekend. The Myst Bar and Lounge is a haven of cool music, comfortable seating, and amazing lighting in Yangon.
The Myst is cozy and cool. Its modern architecture and alluring neon lights lure you inside a red-lit corridor where a bookshelf trapdoor straight out of a Sherlock Holmes mystery leads you into a lofty lounge with broad cushioned couches, a large mahogany bar, and designer lighting.
Once inside, you’ll be enveloped by the smell of sweet Shisha vapors; they offer different flavors such as ‘Cola’, ‘Saffron Hype’, and ‘Watermelon Berries’. The cocktail menu is no less flowery and mysterious. Offering cocktails with names such as ‘New Girlfriend’, ‘Jin and Rose’, ‘One Night Stand’, ‘Bad Romance’ and ‘Pass the Rum’, patrons must exercise their imagination trying to figure out what these drinks contain, or ask the friendly staff if one is less prone to suspense.
The cocktail menu is pricey and ambitious, to be sure, and the results might miss the mark in terms of flavor and intensity, but the presentation is spot on. With rose petals as decoration, chili-lime-rimmed glasses, or lemon wedges, the drinks don’t stay on their coasters for long.
The food menu is as eclectic as it is delicious. Ranging from Mexican tapas (8,000 Ks) to Beef Nachos (7,500 Ks) and Prawn Salad (9,000 Ks), one can be pleasantly surprised by such rich flavors from a venue not specializing in food.
The Lounge area at the Myst, where DJs perform live every weekend, is a separate space next to the Bar better suited to the party people. The spacious room is saturated with red light reminiscent of crimson districts in other arts of the world, reinforced by a neon “lick me!” sign.
There is something for everyone at The Myst Bar and Lounge.
Address: 25/27 New University Avenue Road, Bahan Tsp, Yangon
Tel: 09 788 881899
Hours: 6pm – 2am