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Retrospect: Atlas: Yangon's latest roof
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Atlas, the latest project of the people behind the Mahlzeit food service in Germany, is becoming one of the most stylish roof terraces in town, as far as Yangon is concerned. That was usually all I needed to keep far away, but since I was as good for a panorama of Shwedagon as the next foreigner, I started.
Fortunately, it is not only the 360-degree panorama of the town that is definitely a must to have. Contrary to some other roof outlets in Yangon that let the shining golden touristic attraction do all the work while serving clients some overpriced drinks, Atlas would be a great place to be without the views.
So we decided on the "strong" Scorpio (K5000) - a drunken, fruit-flavoured preparation with a cooling buzz - and the very fine Cosmo gingerbread (K4500), with a dash of hot, crispy, clean gingerbread, which went right to the top of my favorite cocktail menu in Yangon (learn how to do it here).
When your favorite drink is not on the party table, the person in charge can prepare it for you or tell you your favorite tastes and they will make you something new. There is also a small but frequently alternating range of ground floor meal and snack-stuff. Here we hope that a "regularly alternating menu" means to drop the hot dog before even more of you make the same mistakes.
Hot dog high drinks aside, I can't think of a better place to enjoy a cold winters cocktail outing. More pep than Expat-Lieblings-Alfa and far better than the usual Vista cocktail the concept "OMG you can see Shwedagon" will convince the guest and the large seats make it a great place to party a particular event.