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Phnom Penh Nightlife

 

Phnom Penh is a good little party town, offering a heady dusk till dawn nightlife and a variety of places from which to choose - dance clubs and discos, sports bars, neighborhood pubs, hostess bars and more.

Bars and clubs are scattered across the town, but as the city is fairly compact it’s never more than a 5 or 10 minute ride between places. Making it even easier, there are several little clusters of bars around town allowing you to easily hop from one to the next.

The riverfront area area sports the most places with dozens of bars stretching along Sisowath Quay and up several of the side streets. Street 104 and Street 136 both harbor goodly collections of sports and hostess bars.

Very late night Street 51 is one of the busiest bar streets in town. The couple of blocks between Streets 154 and 174 is lined with varied bars and clubs open into the early morn, including Pontoon, The Heart of Darkness and Golden Sorya Mall, now buzzing with shoebox bars. Street 51 is also a good place for a midnight snack. Half a dozen burger carts line the street and there are a few late night eateries in the Mall.

 

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Phnom Penh: Pubs and Clubs

Angry Birds Bar

A good selection of drinks and ice-cold beer. Great atmosphere, relaxed lighting and comfortable seating. Genuinely welcoming, friendly hostesses who don't hassle you to buy drinks. The music you love – not too loud, not too soft, played just right. Reasonable prices, and regular promotions on beer, spirits and wines. Snacks or larger meals ordered for you if you're hungry. A fun night out that makes you want to come back again. "Air conditioned, free wifi, open from 6pm till late every night."

#59  (opposite Fire Bar), Street 130, Phnom Penh

angrybirdsbar@gmail.com

www.facebook.com/angrybirdsbar

Aqvarivm

Trendy hangout that moves seamlessly from early mornings to late nights. Aqvarivm stays open late and has a wide range of creative cocktails. In addition to coffee beverages and cocktails they serve a range of tasty nibbles and snacks. Live music Monday through Saturday. Open mike night. Jam night.

Corner Street 55 & 254, Phnom Penh

Tel: 077-536342

Barbados Bar
Long-running, well-known hostess bar, Barbados, still going strong. Comfortable atmosphere, lots of friendly girls, pool table, occasional live music.

Open: 4:00PM - Late
#42Eo Street 130, Phnom Penh

Blue Bird Bar
Blue and birds are the theme at this good music, good drinks, lots of pretty girls hostess bar. Fully air-conditioned, nice little lounge area, fun place.

Open: 4:00PM - 3:00AM
Happy Hour: 4PM-8PM ($1 draft)
#32 Street 130, 80m off the riverfront, Phnom Penh

Blue Chilli

Phnom Penh's most popular gay bar, Blue Chilli attracts a mixed crowd due to its popular weekend cabaret drag shows that feature the city's finest drag performers singing the hits every Friday and Saturday at 11:00PM.

#36Eo Street 178, Phnom Penh

The Riverfront
Bars and restaurants line the riverfront tourist district from about Street 178 north to Street 102 and most are open all day and into the evening. Great place for an early evening drink overlooking riverside. Many riverfront bars close up around midnight, but a couple of clubs and some of the bars on the side streets stay open well into the wee hours.

Bouchon Wine Bar

Sophisticated but not pretentious, Bouchon is known among Phnom Penh's expats for its French wines and creative cocktails. Young professionals flock to Bouchon for after-work drinks and rave about the martinis, with flavors ranging from cucumbers to chili to chocolate.

#3 Street 246, Phnom Penh 

4:00PM - Midnight

California 2
Good western food and a few Asian/Khmer selections. Burgers, sandwiches, mains and legendary Baja Fish Tacos. Friendly, efficient service, full bar, pool tables, sports/news/movies on the TV, open 24 hours a day.

#79, Sisowath Quay, on the riverfront, Phnom Penh

24 hours

www.cafecaliforniaphnompenh.com

Candy Bar
Popular, air-conditioned 24-hour sports bar and restaurant just off the riverfront. Lots of hostesses, cushioned seating, relaxed atmosphere with music at conversation volume. Pool table, sports TV, games. Serving a selection of western, Khmer and Thai dishes.

Visa/MC/JCB/ANZ

#30 Street 136, 30m front the riverfront, (map - riverfront area), Phnom Penh

24 hours

**Happy hour 9:00AM - 7:00PM

Tel: 083-355555 (Daytime)

      013-213213 (Nighttime)

www.facebook.com/candybar.phnompenh

www.candybarphnompenh.com

Cantina 
Mexican Gringo bar, a.k.a. ‘Hurley’s Place’. A bar with heart and a restaurant too. Always interesting company about. Best choice of tequilas in Phnom Penh. Great Mexican food. Indoor and sidewalk seating with an entertaining riverfront view. Open: 2:30PM - 11:00PM.
#347, Sisowath Quay (map - riverfront area), Phnom Penh

Double D’s Bar
Fun, lively hostess bar with lots of friendly girls, good full bar, music, pool table and sports on the tube. Fully air-conditioned of course, and snacks available too. The whole package. Just a block off the riverfront.

Open: 4:00PM - 3:00AM
**Happy Hour: 4:00PM - 8:00PM
#50Eo Street 110, Phnom Penh
 

The Empire
Full bar and restaurant with a small movie house upstairs. Nice cocktails, cool surroundings. Also boasting a selection of excellent Khmer, British and American dishes. The Empire Movie House is upstairs a comfortable, a/c, sound proof theater showing movies in the afternoon and evening. You can even have your snacks and drinks served at the movie.

#34, Street 130 (near corner with St 5), Phnom Penh

3:30pm - 11:00pm Monday to Friday

1:30pm - 11:00pm Saturday and Sunday
**Happy Hour Daily 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Tel: 089-392921 (English)

      077-468243 (Khmer)

info@the-empire.org

http://www.the-empire.org

Equinox
One of the most popular places on Street 278 in BKK1. Friendly, relaxed comfortable atmosphere. Very popular with expats and travelers. Good food. Full bar. Ever changing art exhibitions keep the place feeling fresh and artsy, and live music on the weekends by some of the country’s hottest bands - blues, rock, fusion, hip-hop.

#3A, Street 278, BKK1, Phnom Penh

Foreign Correspondents Club (FCC)
This is the famous Foreign Correspondents Club - still a journalist’s meeting place as well as a popular tourist bar and restaurant. Located on the second floor of a beautiful old colonial-era building, the FCC’s open balcony provides a spectacular, sweeping view of the riverfront. Rooftop bar as well. Full bar, draft beer, cocktails and a good selection of contemporary western and Asian food.
Visa/MC
#363, Sisowath Quay (map - riverfront area), Phnom Penh

7:00AM - 12:00mid 
Tel: 023-724014
www.fcccambodia.com

Freebird Bar & Grill
Comfortable a/c bar and restaurant with a welcoming neighborhood bar ambiance - a beautiful wooden bar with extra comfy seating, good conversation, a genuinely friendly place. Offering a fully stocked bar and a wide selection of American, Tex-Mex and other western foods. (Kitchen closes at 10PM.) Huge music selection, excellent service, always with a smile! Listed in the exclusive Miele Guide since 2009 (to Asia’s finest restaurants,) “...for homesick Americans... Freebird is heaven on earth.” Ladies Night Friday/Saturday. Open: 7:00AM - 11:00PM.
#69, Street 240 (map - Street 240), Phnom Penh

7:00AM - 11:00PM

**Happy Hour: 3:00PM - 9:00PM
Tel: 023-224712

Garage Bar
Very comfortable, very welcoming, fully air-conditioned bar just off the riverfront. Great music on the box, some of the best in town. Huge collection of music on disk. Just ask for your favorite. Good people. Good conversation. Delicious flame grilled burgers and dogs. Great fries. Cuban sandwiches. Free wifi. Now a smoke-free establishment. Recommended. Open: 5:00PM - 1:00AM.

#9, Street 110 (map - riverfront area), Phnom Penh

7:00AM - 11:00PM

Tel: 012-754763

Street 51
During the day you’d hardly notice, but late evening Street 51 between Streets 154 and 174 becomes one of the hottest bar strips in town. Several hostess bars, a few neighborhood pubs and some of the town’s most popular clubs - Pontoon, Heart of Darkness and St. Tropez - all open and busy till early morning, some past 4AM. The bar and beergarden scene Golden Sorya Mall stays open and bubbly till near dawn as well. Street 51 is also great place to satisfy those late night munchies with several street carts selling everything from Cambodian food to burgers and pizza.

Heart of Darkness
A Street 51 classic. Cambodia’s most famous bar, running since 1993, drawing a mix of tourists, locals and expats. Stylish place, sporting a Khmer-baroque flare that’s now common but had its genesis at the Heart. A club - DJ, dancing, sofas and pool table upstairs, all continuing till near dawn every night. Open: 7:00PM - Very Late. 
#26, Street 51, Phnom Penh

(map - Street 51)
7:00PM - Very Late

Kolab Sor Sky Bar
Tenth floor rooftop bar at the Kolab Sor Hotel. Bar and cafe offering cocktails, beer, wines as well as soft drinks, fresh juices and snacks. Sweeping city view and a nice breeze.
Visa/MC/AMEX/ANZ/GoldDot

#436, Street 310, Phnom Penh

5:00PM - 11:00PM

**Happy Hour 5:00PM - 7:00 PM

Tel: 023-979797
www.kolapsorhotel.com

K-West Brasserie-Bar
Trendy, stylish, comfortable riverfront restaurant and bar on the ground floor of the Amanjaya Hotel. Suitable for business or leisure. Long comfortable bar . Extensive cocktail menu, draft beer, a wine selection. Open: 6:30AM - Midnight.

Visa/MC/AMEX

#1, Sisowath Quay (map - riverfront area), Phnom Penh

6:30AM - Midnight

**Happy Hour 6:00PM - 8:00 PM

Tel: 023-214747

Larry’s 110 St Bar & Grill
Welcoming neighborhood bar and restaurant just a block of the riverfront. Fully air-conditioned. Very complete bar, friendly people, good service. Excellent food. Large selection of western favorites - imported steaks, great pizzas, burgers, sandwiches and lots more. Daily specials on the board. Recommended.

#22-24 Street 100, one block off the riverfront, Phnom Penh

Latin Quarter
Set in a beautiful old colonial era villa, The Latin Quarter specializes in Latin and Mediterranean flavor. Air-conditioned bar - beers, spirits and a choice of Spanish, Argentinean and Australian wines. Dining on the patio.

Visa/MC

Open: 11:00AM - Late
Street 178 corner Street 19, Phnom Penh

Le Moon Terrace Bar

Roof-top bar on top of the upscale Amanjaya Pancam Hotel on the riverfront, offering a commanding view of the Mekong and Tonle sap rivers and colorful Wat Ounalom. Full bar, draft, imported beers, cocktails and wines. Snacks and ‘small plates.’
#1, Street 154, Sisowath Quay, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

5:00PM - 1:00AM

Tel: 023-214747

www.amanjaya-pancam-hotel.com

Lone Pine Cafe
Full bar at the Lone Pine Cafe, with a proper wooden bar, cocktails, wines and cold beer including some good imported choices. Margaritas and Mojitos are the house specials. Lone Pine serves excellent American food, many southern dishes - ribs, burgers, gumbo, po boys and the like. Friendly atmosphere.

Open: 11:30AM - 2:00PM / 6:00PM - 10:00PM
#14 Street 282, Phnom Penh

Lone Star Saloon 
Serving up a friendly Texas bar atmosphere and a selection down home good Tex/Mex and southern food. Good burgers. Good home cooking. Happy, friendly, efficient service. Ice cold beer. Sports TV. American football, NCAA and more. Golden Tee golf machine. Free wifi.
#30, Street 23, between Street 154 and 172, Phnom Penh

8:00AM - 10:00PM

Tel: 017-830560

The Mansion - Heritage Bar
An absolutely unique drinking venue set an early colonial period villa near the Royal Palace. The Mansion is largely unrestored, the atmosphere evoking an ambiance of two eras: the French Colonial and the modern post-war Phnom Penh now disappearing to development. Cocktails, wines, imported and local beers served in the patio courtyard 

Visa/MC

5:00PM - Late.
**Happy Hour 5:00PM - 7:00PM

#3, Sothearos Blvd, Phnom Penh
www.fcchotels.com
 

Martini Pub
An UNTAC favorite still sporting much the same ambiance. The ad reads, ”Bored, lonely, hungry. We have everything you need!” and that just about sums it up. Lots of bar girls. A/c dance club. Courtyard bar with pool table, pub-grub and a giant screen TV. 
#45, Street 95, Phnom Penh
 
7:00PM - 3:00AM 

www.martini-cambodia.com

Mr. Butterfly
Bar

Corner Street 136 hostess bar a block off the riverfront, cater-corner to Candy Bar. Full bar, lots of hostesses, sports on the TV and a large food menu, western and Cambodian dishes, Belgian dishes, pizzas and pastas, burgers, more.
# 31, Street 136, Phnom Penh

11:00AM - 6:00AM

Tel: 083-355555 (Daytime)

      013-513513 (Night Time)

www.facebook.com/butterflybarphnompenh

NagaWorld
The NagaWorld resort and casino complex has it all - luxury accommodation, fine dining restaurants, entertainment venues with bars, karaoke, a dance club lounge and sprawling casinos with extensive gaming facilities. It would be easy to plan the entire evening around NagaWorld - drink, dine and dance all night.
Visa/MC

Samdech Hun Sen Park, Phnom Penh  
Tel: 023-228822

www.nagaworld.com
* The Aristocrat Wine & Cigar Bar Cognac, whiskey wine and cigar A connoisseur of wine and cigar. Offering a huge variety and stock of imported wines and cigars. Great place for an after dinner drink and a smoke. Open: Noon until midnight.
**Happy Hour 5:00PM - 8:00PM
* Lobby Lounge Enjoy an afternoon tea or evening cocktail while enjoying the ambiance of hotel waterfalls as you are being serenaded by a self-playing piano. .
* Darlin Darlin Bar, Live Music and Dancing “A Red Hot Spot of Music & Entertainment” Club sporting a sophisticated look. Great selection of drinks from high-end champagne to a variety of cocktails and wines, this is what a upscale night spot is all about. Open: 8:00PM - 3:00AM.

Street 104 and Street 136

(and 102, 110, 118, 130...)
Several of the streets radiating off the riverfront road are bar streets in their own right. Streets 136 and 104 are packed solid with pubs, most of the hostess variety, but also a few neighborhood pubs and a couple of eateries as well. Busy from sundown until the early morn.

Night Start Bar
Live music and hostesses on 172. Attentive hostesses, good full bar and pool table on the mezzanine level. Live music Saturday evenings 8:30PM til 1:00AM.

#142Eo Street 172, Phnom Penh

Open: 4:00PM - Late

**Happy Hour 4:00PM - 9:00PM

One More Pub
Homey little air-con bar and restaurant with an Old World pub and bistro ambiance. Offering draft and imported beers, a selection of wines, cocktails and a genial neighborhood pub atmosphere.

#16Eo, Street 294, Phnom Penh

5:00PM - Late (closed Sunday)

**Happy Hour 5:00PM - 7:00PM

Tel: 017-327378

www.onemorepub.com

One3Six Bar
Popular hostess bar on the very popular Street 136. Lots of friendly hostesses, good music including lots of classic rock, relaxed atmosphere, bar games and a good selection of beers, spirits and cocktails all make for a fun place to while away the evening. Live music Fridays 8:00PM - 11:00PM.

#17, Street 136, just off the riverfront (map - riverfront area), Phnom Penh 

5:00PM - Late

**Happy Hour 5:00PM - 9:00PM

Tel: 016-416802

OneZeroFour
Long-running, popular, fully air-conditioned little hostess bar on Street 104. Good music, sports TV, full bar - beers, draft, spirits, cocktails - lots of ladies. Particularly good selection of premium bourbons, tequilas and single malts.

#25 Street 104, just off the riverfront, Phnom Penh

Open: 5:00PM - Late
**Happy Hour 4:00PM - 9:00PM
www.104barphnompenh.com

Oscar 51 Bar  
Live music on Street 51! Fun, friendly place. Large, fully air-conditioned bar and music venue with a full bar, reasonable prices and live music most nights of the week. Best line ups on the weekends. Pool table.

#29 Street 51, Phnom Penh

5:00PM - Late

**Happy Hour 5PM-9PM (Beer $1)

Tel: 089-482827
www.facebook.com/oscar51pp

Oscar’s Pub

Street 104 hostess bar with character. Live music at night several days a week, especially weekends. Bands and open mike. Fun, cozy, musical, easy-going atmosphere. Full bar - draft, spirits, cocktails. Lots of ladies. Open earliest, 3PM. Happy hour till 9PM: $1 draft, 1 for 2 cocktails. 

On Street 104, Phnom Penh

3:00PM - Late

**Happy Hour 3:00PM - 9:00PM

Tel: 089-482827

Pickled Parrot
Popular, western-managed, Street 104 bar. Fully air-conditioned, well-stocked bar and one of the best pool tables in town. 9-ball is the game. 24hr live big-screen satellite sports. Serving food and drinks all night long.

Visa/MC
#4-7Eo, Street 104
(map - Street 104), Phnom Penh 

24 hours
Tel: 023-986722

www.tonlesapguesthouse.com/pickled-parrot.html

Pontoon
The ever popular Pontoon is now located in the Street 51 entertainment area, just around the corner from the Heart. Busy place with a mixed crowd, big dance floor, DJ’s, reasonably priced drink, open very late and always hopping busy.

Street 172, just off Street 51, Golden Sorya, Phnom Penh

Raffles Hotel Le Royal

Elephant Bar
Elegant, historic, upscale bar at the 5-star Raffles Hotel Le Royal, patronized by many a historic figure including Somerset Maugham and Jacqueline Kennedy. Perfect for those who wish to enjoy original cocktails and a wide selection of premium spirits in a sophisticated and charming atmosphere.
Visa/MC

Street 92 (Rukhak Vithei), Phnom Penh

12:00PM - 12:00 Midnight

Tel: 023-981888 

Riverhouse Lounge
Open seven nights a week, the Riverhouse Lounge features live DJs as well as monthly theme parties and events. Whether you prefer to mix it up on the dancefloor, in the VIP area or on their breezy balcony overlooking the river, Riverhouse lounge offers something for everyone looking for a night out in Phnom Penh.

Corner Street 110 & Sisowath Quay, on the riverfront, Phnom Penh

Tel: 023-992420

Score Sports Bar and Grill
One of Phnom Penh’s better sports bars. Giant screen TV. All the most popular games on. Big space. Good quality pool tables. Full bar and good pub grub and meals. Check the website for game schedule.

#5 Street 282, between Streets 51 and 57, BKK1, Phnom Penh
www.scorekh.com

Sharky Bar
One of Phnom Penh’s oldest and most popular bar/restaurants. Hosting regular live rock & roll and R&B, Four good pool tables. Serving up a large selection of Tex-Mex. Also an extensive Thai and western menu.

#126, Street 130, Phnom Penh
6:00PM - late

**Happy Hour 4:00AM - 7:00PM

Tel: 012-228045

69 Bar
Happening little hostess bar nestled amongst a cluster of bars and pubs along Street 136 just off the riverfront. The priorities are girls, music, dancing, drink and girls, in that order. Lots of dancing. A lively place. If a hopping hostess bar are what you’re looking for, 69 Bar is for you.

#15, Street 136, just off the riverfront (map - riverfront area), Phnom Penh

6:00PM - 6:00AM

Tel: 083-355555

      013-413413

sixtyninebarphnompenh@yahoo.com

 

Skirts
Full bar, great service, perfectly air-conditioned, relaxed atmosphere, a few hostesses around, free pool table and more music videos can shake a stick at. Requests welcome.

Street 174, between Norodom and Street 51, Phnom Penh

Open very late

Sorya Beer Garden 51
Restaurant/bar on the Golden Sorya Mall central beergarden. Good, reasonably priced food and drink through the evening and into the night. Thai and western dishes including a few very nice Belgian specialties. Great barbeques and weekly all-you-can-eat specials. And, of course, full bar, cocktails, draft and imported beers including some Belgian beers. Open very late.

Open: 3:00PM - 3:00AM

Sorya Mall Street 51, Phnom Penh
www.facebook.com/SoryaBeergaarden51

Space Hair Salon and Bar
Space is a unique combination of cool Cambodian hair salon and gay bar that attracts a mixed crowd who appreciate its relaxed vibe, impromptu drag shows and cheap beer by the jug. Great place to relax and enjoy the tunes, which are usually Cambodian pop songs and gay standards.
#66, Street 136
, Phnom Penh

Sunway Hotel - Lobby Lounge
Comfortable, elegant lounge and bar in the upmarket Sunway Hotel next to Wat Phnom. Nice place to meet up with friends for a sundowner or to watch the game. Good pool table. Live sports TV. Visa/MC/JCB/AMEX/TC
#1 Street 92, next to Wat Phnom, Phnom Penh

24 hours

**Happy Hour 4:00PM - 9:00PM

Tel: 023-430333

      023-430339
www.sunwayhotels.com

The Walkabout Pub
Well-known, reasonably priced bar/restaurant on the ground floor of the Walkabout Guesthouse. Full bar, full menu, pool table, all major sporting events on TV. $80 pool competition every Tuesday. One of the few western restaurants open after 2:00AM. Popular ‘Jokers Wild’ on Friday evenings. Giant screen TV and two more pool tables upstairs. ATM in front of restaurant.

Visa
Streets 174 & 51
(map - Street 51), Phnom Penh

24 hours 
Tel: 023-211715
www.walkabouthotel.com

Zeppelin Café

If classic rock is your thing, this is the place for you. Sporting the best collection of classic rock vinyls in Cambodia - over 1000 discs - a great sound system and Mr. Jun spinning a brilliant selection of classics and choice B-sides, the Zeppelin Café is a rock lover’s heaven. Full bar and pub grub (Chinese dumplings!) Occasional live music. Consistently open very late. Highly recommended.

 #109C, Street 51, (map - Street 51), Phnom Penh 

5:00PM - 4:00AM
Tel: 012-881181

 

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