A French-colonial structure houses this very popular downtown restaurant and bar, which serves as an excellent meeting point for happy-hour cocktails or dinner. The long menu is crammed with Lao, Asian, and international dishes, and a daily buffet is also served. For a tasty introduction to traditional Lao cuisine, try the Lao Discovery, a set menu including larb, a semi-spicy salad; tom yum, a sour chili-and-lemongrass fish soup; khao niaw, Lao sticky
rice; and a glass of lao-lao (rice whiskey). Draft beer is on tap, live music plays in the bar nightly, and the kitchen is open until 11 pm.