Fodor's Expert Review Sapphire Bar & Lounge
The Shwedagon Pagoda is at its most gorgeous at night and, from Alfa Hotel's rooftop bar, you can see it clearly in the distance, a gilded piece of history shining bright. It's a simple bar where people gather for a drink or two and quiet conversation. A local saung harpist places plays nightly from 7 to 9. Because the rooftop is open to the elements, the bar is closed during Myanmar's rainy season, roughly June to September.