Step back in time and savor some of the finest spirits at these vintage-inspired bars in town. Get on board the ‘elephant coach’, a meticulously refurbished post-Colonial Chevrolet passenger bus that has been lovingly modified with hand-crafted construction, and drive to each destination while immersing yourself in the nostalgic atmosphere of yesteryear.
- Explore the mystic heritage of Myanmar in the luxurious comfort of the Elephant Coach
- Take a heritage bar hopping tour around Yangon’s most timeless hotel bars
- Enjoy exclusive pricing to experience vintage and premium spirits
- Visit one of the world’s most magnificent heritage sites: the Shwedagon Pagoda
Join your expert guide at the hotel and start a unique Yangon City Tour by Elephant Coach, a lavishly restored antique post-Colonial Chevrolet passenger bus that offers a one-of-a-kind way to explore the city. Begin your heritage bar hop from The Legendary Strand Hotel, a landmark building that dates back to 1901 and holds great cultural and historical significance in Yangon. The Yangon Heritage Trust has awarded the hotel with a special blue plaque, making it the first in Myanmar to receive this prestigious honor. Experience the vibrant nightlife of Yangon, the economic capital of Myanmar, in style aboard a luxurious antique Chevrolet bus known as the Elephant Coach. Hop from one exceptional bar to another and uncover the rich heritage of Myanmar in the process.
BAR HOP I – Sarkies Bar, The Strand Hotel Yangon
At the legendary Sarkies Bar in The Strand Hotel Yangon, enjoy a wide selection of beverages and cigars. You’ll be greeted with a complimentary signature Strand Sour cocktail, and on Friday and Saturday evenings, you can take advantage of happy hour promotion from 5pm – 9pm with 50% off on selected drinks. While en route to the next stop, take some time to snap pictures of the beautiful Shwedagon Pagoda.
BAR HOP II – Newsroom Bar, Yangon Excelsior Hotel
Afterward, make your way to the Yangon Excelsior Hotel, a heritage building from the 1930s. Unwind in the sophisticated Newsroom Bar and enjoy a complimentary serving of their homemade Rosella Hibiscus Juice. You’ll also get a special privilege of 20% off on a wide range of premium beverages and vintage liquors from all over the world.
BAR HOP III – Kipling’s Bar, Belmond Governor’s Residence
End your bar exploration at the prestigious Belmond Governor’s Residence, a mansion dating back to the 1920s, provides a perfect backdrop to enjoy a lemongrass ginger tea with chili before sipping on the barman’s mixed cocktail with a special privilege of 50% off on all house drinks at the Kipling Bar. After a night of indulgence, you will be transferred back to your hotel.
A little bit about Elephant coach
The Elephant Coach is an extraordinary feat of reconstruction and restoration. Painstakingly rebuilt after an original postcolonial Chevrolet passenger bus from the 1940s, these coaches seamlessly blend the charm of yesteryear with the comfort of modern-day travel. Handcrafted with care, the interior features natural and locally-sourced materials such as Myanmar teak and ironwood, as well as exquisite wood carvings and Shan cotton fabrics. With a seating capacity reduced to 6 to 8 passengers for maximum comfort, you’ll feel like royalty as you journey through Yangon. Enjoy the cool air from two separate air-conditioning systems, read by the warm glow of reading lights, and sip on soft drinks from the on-board mini-bar, all while admiring the beautiful wooden parquet floors. A friendly ‘coach hostess’ is on hand to attend to your needs. With three coaches available (one 8-seater and two 6-seaters), a total of 20 seats are available per trip. It’s an experience unlike any other, and one you’ll treasure for years to come.