Mid-July in Yangon is something like mid-February in England: dark, wet and relentless. Now we’re not advising you to drown your sorrows but, in case you need somewhere to shelter from the rain with lots of cheap booze, here are some options. All the offers listed here apply to beer, wine and cocktails. (Anything else is frankly half-arsed.)
Blind Tiger (5pm until 7pm)
Yangon’s first speakeasy (pictured above) is a glitzy hole-in-the-wall in a nondescript apartment building on Nawaday Street. Their cocktail game is particularly strong. Try the gingagango ($7), a refreshingly tangy blend of ginger-infused vodka, lime and pureed mango. While not exactly downtown (it’s near Yawmingyi) it is close enough to walk.
Drinks deal: Buy one get one free.