Might open again in November 2012
This place has a pretty cool interior, and good sound system. Venue-wise, one of the best places in Kunming.
The service is a bit slow, but I think that is a GOOD thing, this is not KFC.
The only bad thing I can say is that it can be unfriendly. And maybe that is not bad, at least it is honest.
The first times I went there, I got some unfriendly stares from staff, and no greetings. Later, no more unfriendly stares, but always pretty cold, no greetings at all, and just kind of a bit unfriendly from the staff and some of the regulars. I know this is China, but I would say Laba goes another step in the coldness department. The truth is, I don't really mind that, and if you don't, then you will probably like this bar.
i was here last year,,,and i love that place.i was really happy,cause i can see club 8's live,,that swedish band.but the ticket toooooo expensive.,next time i hope to see the xxx,,and the temper trap,if its possible
come here,u will see a new laba!buddhafeet group waiting for u.
A lot better than before, the mixing desk is downstairs now, so you can actually get the sound right. Great stage, comfy sofas, bar could still be improved though.
I'm so glad I found this place.
I was very surprised to find a venue like this in Kunming. In the states I would consider this place an awesome venue.
Don't be afraid to go find this place, you will definitely be satisfied. If you want to help support the Kunming music scene come to events here.
My only complaint is that the sound was too loud for the amount of people there. In a venue of that size you should be able to talk to the person next to you without yelling.