High above the streets of Yangon you will find an oasis of sorts, a place of serenity amid the hustle and bustle of big city life. Perched on the rooftop of the Uniteam Tower is the Atlas Rooftop Bar & Lounge.
Situated in Sanchaung Township, the Atlas provides unparalleled views of the city of Yangon, where one can see for miles. This is the perfect location to unwind from a long day while taking in gorgeous views of Yangon.
The Atlas opens at 5:30 pm, providing plenty of time to see the city while it is still light outside. You can then enjoy a variety of drinks and snacks while watching the sun set over the Hlaing River (also called the Yangon River), and this view doesn't disappoint. As the sun slowly falls into the distance, the lounge begins to glow and come to life, literally. The unique drink menus are printed on luminescent materials, allowing the reader to easily choose cocktails of their choice even in the dark. The full bar also features a wide selection of red and white wines. You will see locally bottled Myanmar wine, a fine selection of international wines, and even organic wine produced at the famous Château La Lagune in France.
With your favorite drink in hand you can then admire the Shwedagon Pagoda, which also glows like a golden jewel in the night sky. Now if that’s not enough to be considered the perfect way to end your day, you can also sit back and listen to live events that are regularly scheduled and held on the rooftop’s stage. The Atlas features a variety of musical artists including jazz, DJs, and blues rock band - Where is Charlie? They have other entertainment too, some that feature chefs, comedy, and even one called Sabrage — that showcases a Burmese saber chopping the cork off champagne bottles.
The Atlas opened in November 2016, and shortly thereafter they won Myanmore’s 2017 Best Nightlife Experience Award, and we can see why. With a well rounded selection of entertainment to choose from, and views of the city that never get old, the award is well deserved.
If you want to check out the Atlas for yourself, don’t wait. You only have a few more weeks to do so before rooftop shuts down with the start of the rainy season. You can keep track of the remaining events they have scheduled on their Facebook page.
Atlas Rooftop Bar & Grill is part of Uniteam Group of Companies. Atlas’ parent company, Uniteam Marine, has been associated with Myanmar since 1986, and their company vision is to “perpetually innovate ourselves and reinvent ourselves”. Well, with the Atlas Rooftop Bar & Lounge, we say you have innovated quite well indeed. I think the artwork hanging in the lobby says it best, “There is nothing more beautiful than a sunset, viewed over a glass of chilled champagne.” We agree with that sentiment, and we don’t think you will find a more suiting location for that then at the Atlas Rooftop Bar & Lounge.