The Vintage Luxury Yacht is a floating hotel set in a five-deck ship with 1920s themed decorations. If you are looking for a different experience of having meal and drinks at some bars and restaurants with unique styles, Vintage Luxury is definitely a nice choice to visit. The hotel is permanently anchored at the Botataung Jetty beside the Yangon River. A bridge is linking between the mainland and the ship.
Once you arrived at the bridge, you will be welcomed aboard by the reception, barrels, an oversized leather sofa and a record player in the style of 1920s. Along the walkway across the river, the leather sofas are provided for relaxation. You can enjoy the river view as you walk a long way to the main entrance of the hotel. When you are finally on board, you will be greeted by hotel staff with friendly smiles before you make your way to the elevators.
What is V Bar & Lounge…?
V Bar is also called Victoria Bar, named after Queen Victoria. V Bar is open from 12 pm to 12 am, serving great drinks and snacks in both vegetarian and non-vegetarian menus. Provided flat TVs for sports live streaming, a dartboard and a billiard table. The experienced bartender has a few delicious cocktails up his sleeve, along with other drinks.
As you step out of the elevator, you will be amazed by the central spiral staircase and a huge chandelier, elaborately decorated with brass. On the corner, there is another oversized leather chair. The bar provides big leather sofas as chairs and large leather boxes as tables for seating.
There are wooden wine stand, record player, and other antique items displayed in the spacious bar room. You can also have a extraordinary outdoor meal at their sunset deck. On rainy days, window seats can offer you a pleasant view of raindrops from the windowpanes. The bartender and waiters are served in white marine uniforms which makes you feel like traveling on a cruise ship.
What You Can Have For Menu?
V Bar serves a wide selection of both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. You can have fine wines, cocktails, beers and whiskeys as alcoholic drinks. There are also non-alcoholic ones such as mocktails, special coffee, tea, and other hot and cold beverages. Bar snacks are also available.
For starters, we tried some snacks from the bar menu. The first one is Mussel Au Gratin which is a flavorful Italian appetizer. It contains mussels stuffed with breadcrumbs and garlic inside the shells and the mixture is baked with olive oil. It tastes a little sour with a squirt of lemon juice on them, the breadcrumbs are crispy and the baking makes its smell nice.
The second exquisite starter dish recommended for us is Norwegian Smoked Salmon Bruschetta, served with sour cream, capers, onions and garden salad. It is based with bruschetta, Italian grilled bread with garlic and olive oil topping. The cream is spread with garlic on bruschetta, followed with the salmon. The bruschetta is a little salty but it matches well with salmon and you can eat with relish.
After that, we tried two special cocktails of the bar, Strawberry Daiquiri and Japanese Slipper. Strawberry Daiquiri, a mix of White Rum, Cointreau, Lime Juice and Sugar Syrup, is a sweet balance with not too strong flavor. A liqueur with strawberry flavor is added to produce a rich red color. Japanese Slipper, on the other hand, is combined with Midori, Cointreau and Lime Juice and is stronger than Strawberry Daiquiri. Both cocktails have its own charm and they are all well balanced in flavor.
The other two snacks followed by are Boneless Bites and Buffalo Chicken Wings. Boneless bites will be your all-time favorite treats as one bite of tender chicken breast with hot sauce dipping can give you a delicate taste. It is served with cucumber and carrot and it tastes a little spicy.
The Buffalo Chicken Wings, served with garden salad, chili sauce and white wine sauce, is also a light dish to enjoy. The roasted chicken wings are coated with tomato ketchup, chili sauce, barbalo sauce and vinegar, and then heated. The hot sauce mixture is infused well which makes the chicken wings quite juicy.
Any Special Events?
The bar has live band performances for every week and every month. There is an unplugged night with Rainbow Band every Friday, from 8 pm onwards. For monthly special, there is a reggae night performed by Saw Poe Swar with One Love Reggae Band from 7:30 pm to 11:00 pm.
Any Last Words?
V Bar in the Hotel Vintage Luxury Yacht creates a cozy ambience of warmth and comfort with luxurious furniture from the 1920’s Victorian culture. The bar is also good for events like anniversaries, parties and other informal business meetings. Staff are friendly, well trained and professional. The wide area on the Botataung Jetty provides plenty of room for parking. The natural sunset view can be enjoyed from the outdoor terrace while relishing great drinks on a lovely evening. You can chill with your friends while having delightful meal and colorful drinks, and being entertained by classic soft music playing in the background, and have a wonderful weekend of your own.
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No.6, Botahtaung Jetty, Botahtaung Township, Yangon.