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A Guide to Nightlife in Siem Reap

 
  • 01Angkor What? Bar

    Siem Reap, Cambodia’s architectural hub which houses the famous Angkor Wat temple complex, is also home to lots of night clubs. The nightlife here is so vivacious that you have to see it to believe its class.



    Highlights –
    Brunch, dinner and impressive variety of cocktails and drinks are served here to attract international and local tourists to a great extent. This bar was constructed in 1998 and has the distinction of being the first ever bar on Pub Street. With excellent drinks, reasonable prices, pool tables, loud music, great ambience and a lively atmosphere, Angkor What? Bar is a perfect hang-out spot for tourists after a tiring visit to the 1000 year architectural ruins.

    Location –
    Pub Street.

    Price –
    Angkor Beer-USD1.5, Long

    Island Pitcher –
    USD10.

    Timings –
    5PM until late night.
  • 02Alliance Café

    Located in a superb French colonial style building, Alliance Café is one of those beautiful boutique villas in Siem Reap with an in house bar that offers a variety of drinks for its guests.



    Highlights –
    When you are done with enjoying the natural extravaganza around you from your villas in Alliance Café, you can visit the bar that offers you great choices of drinks in the form of cocktails, coffees, local and imported beer, draft beer, freshly prepared juices, exotic wines, liquor-based drinks, non-alcoholic cocktails and more. Don’t forget to try the tasty snacks that accompany these drinks. The taste of the dishes is as elegant as the interiors and appearance of this restaurant.

    Location –
    Makara Street, High School Road, Siem Reap.

    Price –
    Rooms are available from USD80 onwards.

    Timings –
    The restaurant and bar are open from 9AM to 10PM.
  • 03Armands

    Armands – The Bistro is one of the best French restaurants in Siem Reap and this is evident from the fact that the place has got many loyal customers.



    Highlights –
    The Royal Family of Cambodia once dined at Armands. This speaks volume about the food and hospitality of this place. Though the prices are slightly competitive here, it is worth every dime because the ambience is very romantic and serene. The place serves the best lamb cutlets and espresso martini in the locality. Since this is a French restaurant, the wines are simply out of the world. The restaurant gets its wines all the way from South France’s chateau. Kandal Village in Armands Bistro serves some of the best cocktails and drinks.

    Location –
    Preah Sangreach Tep Vong Street.

    Price –
    The trademark dish of Tenderloin Rossini is priced as USD21.

    Timings -
    5PM till late into the night on all days of the week.
  • 04Asana Old Wooden House

    If you are looking to enjoy excellent cocktails in the great wooden and traditional setup of Cambodia, you have to visit Asana Old Wooden House in Siem Reap.



    Highlights –
    Asana is the last ever cocktail bar constructed in pure Khmer style architecture. Apart from this authentic ambience, the place offers a unique range of cocktails On the outside it looks like a thatched roof structure, but when you enter in, be ready to witness one of the best cocktail bars in Cambodia. As you enjoy your cocktails from a swinging hammock, with a canopy of greenery around you and the large expanse of the blue skyline of Siem Reap looking over you, you will be transported to a totally different world altogether. Guests are offered complimentary finger food apart from traditional Khmer cuisine along with drinks. 

    Location –
    Street 7, Siem Reap.

    Price - Long drinks start from 3.5USD.

    Timings –
    11AM to 1AM;

    Khmer cocktail classes –
    6PM or 8PM.
  • 05Banana Leaf

    The Banana Leaf Restaurant and Bar is one of the well-known places in Siem Reap as it has a touch of American flavour to it.



    Highlights –
    Banana Leaf has been in business for the last 13 years and has been serving customers with excellent quality. When you come here, you can unwind yourself thoroughly, thanks to the impressive and exhaustive quality of food and drinks available here in American, Asian and Cambodian flavours. You can also enjoy music performances of live bands here and watch performances on giant TV screens. When you come here, don’t miss the tapas, dim-sum and the filling Crocodile Burger.

    Location –
    One of the first few restaurants to be opened at Pub Street, Siem Reap.

    Price –
    Imported beer – USD3, local beer – USD2, Beverages – USD1.75.

    Timings –
    7AM until late into the night.
  • 06Barcode

    This is one of those bars which represent the diverse nature of Cambodia in its full form. This is a gay bar and spa – a luxurious one at that!



    Highlights -
    Barcode Gay Bar is one of the most recently established night clubs in Siem Reap. The interiors are so luxurious and elegant that you will get a flavour of its grandeur within one look of the place. Situated in a very cosy surrounding, Barcode Bar has 2 floors. The ground floor is the actual bar which hosts live music and other performances as evening turns into night. There is a massage cum spa centre on the first floor, which is definitely worth a visit when you come here. The lounge bar offers a great deal of cocktails, mocktails, fruit juices, wines and champagnes along with delicious French tapas.

    Location –
    New Street A, Siem Reap.

    Price –
    Champagne cocktail – USD5, Vodka Cocktails – from USD4, Local Beer – USD2.5, Imported beer – USD3.5.

    Timings –
    5PM until late into the night. 
  • 07Miss Wong

    While there are lot of French and Spanish bars and restaurants in Cambodia, there are only few to represent Shanghai. Miss Wong is one such bar which quenches the thirsts of people who were looking for a perfect vintage-Shanghai style bar in Cambodia.



    Highlights –
    Miss Wong, with its traditional Shanghai culture in food and drinks, has been widely regarded as one of the best bars in Siem Reap. If you are looking for a place where you can enjoy the best martinis in peace, Miss Wong is the place for you. With a huge collection of cocktails, colourful lanterns all over, scarlet-coloured walls and excellent customer service, Miss Wong wins hands down when it comes to finding out some of the best cocktails bars in the locality. Do try out their Jasmine tea syrup.

    Location –
    The Lane, Siem Reap.

    Price –
    Local beer – USD2, Imported Beer – USD5, White Wine & Red Wine – USD4, Champagne – USD28.

    Timings –
    6PM to 1AM.
  • 08Picasso Bar

    Picasso Bar is one of those lesser-known yet classy bars close to Pub Street in Cambodia’s Siem Reap province.



    Highlights –
    The Picasso Bar is so small that even regulars tend to miss it. This is why the bar is still not known to many tourists. However, this is one of the best bars in Siem Reap. There is not much to speak about the interiors because the bar takes up almost the entire space of this building. While you are here, you can spend your time chatting with the friendly barman as you enjoy your drinks and snacks. The cheese will definitely remind you of the flavours of Italy. Enjoy the fusion of Khmer and Italian here at reasonable prices.

    Location –
    Pub Street Alley, Siem Reap.

    Price –
    Beer prices start from USD2 onwards.

    Timings –
    The bar is open 24/7 with the happy hours between 5PM and 9PM every day.  
  • 09Silk Garden

    If you are looking to enjoy the beautiful nightlife of Siem Reap in a bar which is located amidst greenery and comfort, you should come to Silk Garden.



    Highlights –
    Situated amidst a tropical forest, Silk Garden is an awesome restaurant cum bar which offers the best of both worlds – natural extravaganza and delicious food. Come here with your friends and family and enjoy the impressive cocktails and international wines that the bar offers at reasonable prices. Wines, cocktails and al-fresco dining are the specialities of Silk Garden, which is one of the famous restaurant-cum-bars in Siem Reap.

    Location – Just behind Pub Street at The Lane, Siem Reap.

    Price –
    While starters are available from USD3.50, ice-cold beers are available from USD0.75 to USD2 and cocktails are available from USD2 to USD4.

    Timings –
    4PM to 12AM.
  • 10Mezze

    Mezze Lounge Bar & Nightclub is one of those bars where you will get introduced to some high quality electronic music.



    Highlights –
    With its classy interiors and delicious snacks, Mezze Lounge Bar is one of the best bars to enjoy the nightlife in Siem Reap in Cambodia. One of the major highlights of Mezze is that it plays louder music than most of its other counterparts. Middle Eastern tapas and excellent drinks and signature cocktails of exotic flavours are the famous specialities here. Located a short distance from the Pub Street, Mezze is a place that you can visit if you want to stay away from chaos and crowd.

    Location –
    Street 11, 1st Floor, Krong Siem Reap. 

    Price – 
    Average price of drinks range between USD2 and USD7. 

    Timings – 
    6PM to 2.30AM. 
  • 11Peace and Love

    Run by one of the famous, leadin and lively bartenders of Cambodia, Hong Kry, Peace and Love does true justice to its existence – to present Siem Reap’s night life in full form.

    Highlights –
    It is not without reason that this bar has been voted as one of the best bars in Cambodia just quite recently. With live band performances, flashy interiors, Hong Kry’s bottle-throwing skills as he mixes cocktails, loud yet likeable music playing in the background, dim lights and reggae-style bar, bamboo walls, old drums with coloured lights and a happy-go-lucky ambience, Peace and Love is one of the bars that present the Siem Reap’s vivacious nightlife in its full grandeur to its guests.

    Location –
    Just opposite of the famous Angkor Night Market.

    Price -
    Happy hours price of USD0.50 for beer and USD1 for mixed drinks.

    Timings –
    3PM to 1AM; happy hours from 3PM to 8PM.
  • 12The X Rooftop Bar

    This is one of the highly recommended bars in Siem Reap, because of its high quality of service.

    Highlights –
    The X Rooftop Bar is known for being open until the very late hours of night, when all other bars in the vicinity are closed. Tourists and expats are found here in equal numbers all through the week. During weekends, the crowd becomes close to unmanageable here, because drinks and food are available at highly reasonable rates then. With comfortable interiors and excellent customer service, the X Rooftop Bar is one of the must-visit places in Siem Reap if you love to enjoy your cocktails amidst music like hip-hop, rap and rock. The list of cocktails, beer, wine, spirits and other traditional snacks that are offered here is really huge. Pool tables and drums which customers can bang on add to the beauty of the bar.

    Location –
    Sivatha Bvld, near western side of Pub Steet.

    Price –
    Highly affordable.

    Timings –
    4PM until sunrise the next day.
  • 13Yokohama Restaurant & Bar

    If you are looking for a restaurant-cum-bar offering Japanese cuisine in Cambodia’s Siem Reap province, Yokohama Restaurant & Bar is the place for you.



    Highlights –
    The very fact that this restaurant-cum-bar is located at over 3 levels is one of its kind when compared to other night spots Siem Reap. The first floor is the usual bar area with jazz and blues playing in the background. A couple of massive fish tanks are also found here. The 2nd floor is for people who want some privacy. A few sofas are scattered all over the floor offering guests some personal time. The 3rd floor blows your mind away with its striking interiors with raised chairs, bamboo birdcage for seating, dim lights, silk pillows and flashy interiors. Japanese and Asian cuisine dishes are offered here.

    Location –
    Bugs Street, Siem Reap.

    Price –
    Traditional Angkor Beer – USD2, cocktails – USD3.5 and other juices – USD4.

    Timings –
    6PM to 12midnight.
  • 14Mikey’s Night Bar

    This is one of those night spots in Siem Reap, which is buzzing with activity always. Tourists, locals and expats keep coming to this place often.

    Highlights –
    One of the well-known near hostess bars in the locality of Siem Reap, Mikey’s Night Bar offers a great deal on beverages and drinks during its happy hours. With a couple of pool tables, two giant televisions, free Wi-Fi and an excellent ambience, Mikey’s Night Bar is the favourite night joint in Siem Reap for single men who want more than just drinks and snacks from the bar. You can get great deals on cocktails, draft beer and Margaritas during happy hours every day.

    Location –
    Sivatha Blvd, Sivatha Road, Siem Reap.

    Price –
    Draft beer- USD1.25, whisky – USD2 to USD3 and cocktails – USD3 to USD4.

    Timings –
    6PM until late in the night.

  • 15Linga Bar

    Linga Bar is one of the most famous bars for gays in Siem Reap.

     



    Highlights –
    Siem Reap’s first gay-owned bar, Linga Bar, attracts a healthy crowd every day. Most of them are youngsters who are looking for new company from the bar. Guests coming here can also enjoy relaxing massages and treatments at the Linga Spa. Excellent customer service and an exhaustive collection of cocktails/martinis make this place one of the most visited bars during the evening/night hours in Siem Reap. Ever since 2004, the Linga Bar has been serving the gay community in the most special way possible by providing them a great platform to connect with each other.

    Location – Pub Street Alley, Siem Reap.

    Price –
    Very affordable.

    Timings –
    10AM to 1AM.
  • 16Laundry Bar

    There are certain bars that find a huge favour among the expat community. Laundry Bar is one of them.



    Highlights –
    One of the most preferred bars by the European community of expats, Laundry Bar is owned by French management, which is reflected in its interiors, hospitality, food and overall ambience. Many international tourists who visit Angkor Wat temples, pay a visit to this bar and enjoy the drinks and food here. With great music in the background, pool tables, cheap-priced drinks, dim lights and dartboards, Laundry Bar is one of the most famous night spots in Siem Reap.

    Location –
    Street 9, Siem Reap.

    Prices-
    Highly reasonable.

    Timings –
    5PM until late into the night.