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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

Alley Cat
A bar with character. Excellent little bar and cafe tucked away on an alley behind the National Museum. Very good Mexican food, great hamburgers, including some massive entries. Popular place with a loyal following. Full bar, good conversation, good people. Look for the sign at the alley entrance.

On the alley 30m off Street 19, between St.178 and St.184, Phnom Penh, Cambodia. 

10:00AM - 1000:PM

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, Cambodia.


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, Cambodia.

Tel: 077-536342

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, Cambodia.

Blue Dragon


Wonderfully located little nook of a bar in front of the Royal Palace. Comfortable living room decor and ambiance. Bar and quiet curbside seating away from the main drag, with a view of the Palace. A special place. (Currently closed for renovation.)

#391E0 Street 184, 20m off the riverfront, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

The Riverfront
Bars and restaurants of every variety line the riverfront tourist district from about Street 178 north to Street 102. Most are open all day long and into the evening. Great place for an early evening drink at the riverside. Many riverfront places close up around midnight. But a couple of clubs and the many of the bars on the side street are open well into the wee hours.

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, Cambodia.  

4:00PM - Midnight

California 2
Bar/Restaurant: International/Western

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, Cambodia.

24 hours

Candy Bar
24hr Bar/Restaurant: International

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.


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

24 hours

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

Tel: 083-355555 (Daytime)

      013-213213 (Nighttime)

Bar/Restaurant: Mexican Gringo

A.k.a. ‘Hurley’s Place’. A bar with heart and a restaurant too. Always interesting company about. The best selection of tequilas in Phnom Penh. Great Mexican food. Indoor and sidewalk seating with an entertaining riverfront view.
#347, Sisowath Quay (map - riverfront area), Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

The Cavern Pub & Café
Pub and Café: English

Welcoming, fully air-conditioned pub and restaurant serving up a full bar, a good choice of British and western fare and a genial pub atmosphere. Draft and a healthy selection of beers and spirits, including particularly good selection of single malts. Sports TV. Wifi. A few hostesses about. Occasional live music.
#19, Street 104, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

11:30AM - 2:00AM

**Happy Hour: 11:30AM-6PM

Tel: 012-620441

The Empire
Restaurant/Bar/Movie House

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, Cambodia.

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)


One of the most popular and long-established places on Street 278 in Boeung Keng Kang 1 (BKK1). Friendly, relaxed comfortable atmosphere. Very popular with expats and travelers. Good food - salads, sandwiches and pizzas. 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, Cambodia.

Foreign Correspondents Club (FCC)
Bar/Restaurant: Intl 
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.
#363, Sisowath Quay (map - riverfront area), Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

7:00AM - 12:00mid 
Tel: 023-724014

Freebird Bar & Grill
Comfortable a/c bar and restaurant with a authentic friendly neighborhood bar ambiance - a beautiful wooden bar with extra comfortable seating, along with good conversation, in a genuine friendly place. Offering a fully stocked bar and a wide selection of American, Tex-Mex and many other western foods. (Kitchen closes at 10PM.) Huge music selection, excellent service, always with a smile! Dependable home delivery service. Listed in the exclusive Miele Guide 2009/2010 and 2011/2012 (to Asia’s finest restaurants,) La“...for homesick Americans...Freebird is heaven on earth.” Ladies Night Friday and Saturday.
#69, Street 240 (map - Street 240), Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

7:00AM - 11:00PM

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

Garage Bar
Bar/Restaurant: American

Very comfortable, very welcoming, fully air-conditioned bar just off the riverfront. Great music on the box, some of the best in town, Velvet Underground, Roy Orbison and the like. More than a terabyte of music on disk. Just ask for your favorite. Good people. Good conversation. Full bar, draft beer, spirits and cocktails, all at very reasonable prices. Delicious flame grilled burgers and dogs. Great fries. Try one of the Cuban sandwiches. Free wifi. Recommended.

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

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. 
#26, Street 51, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

(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.

#436, Street 310, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

5:00PM - 11:00PM

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

Tel: 023-979797

K-West Brasserie-Bar
Restaurant/Bar: International

Trendy, stylish, comfortable riverfront restaurant and bar on the ground floor of the Amanjaya Hotel sporting a relaxed fusion décor with hard-wood floors and modern art. Long, comfortable bar with a picture-window view of the riverfront. Fully air-conditioned. Good cocktail menu, draft beer and a wine selection. Also serving a wide range of contemporary Asian and European cuisine at moderate prices.


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

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, Cambodia. 

Le Moon Terrace Bar

Bar/Café: International

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

Lone Star Saloon 
Bar/Restaurant: American

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, Cambodia.

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 


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

#3 Sothearos Blvd, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Martini Pub
This is the famous Martini’s. A legend since the days of UNTAC. Their ad reads, ”Bored, lonely, hungry. We have everything you need!” and that just about sums it up. Lots and lots of bar girls. Generous drinks. Dancing inside the disco, open air restaurant with giant screen TV outdoors. 
#45, Street 95, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
7:00PM - 3:00AM

Mr. Butterfly

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, Cambodia.

11:00AM - 6:00AM

Tel: 083-355555 (Daytime)

      013-513513 (Night Time)

Restaurants, Bars and Casino

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.


Samdech Hun Sen Park, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.  
Tel: 023-228822
* The Aristocrat Wine & Cigar Bar Cognac, whiskey wine and cigar A connoisseur of wine and cigar. The Aristocrat provides a huge variety and stock of imported wines and cigars. Located on Level 1 of the NagaWorld Hotel. Many diners find this to be the right place to be after a big meal. Open noon till 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” This recently opened club brings a modern and sophisticated look showcasing a favorable lifestyle. With a 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. The decor is edgy and fresh, attracting a young crowd and appealing to sophisticated night lifers.

Open 8:00PM - 3:00AM.

Street 104 and Street 136

(and 102, 110, 118, 130...)
Several of the streets radiating off the riverfront road harbor bars and restaurants. The first blocks of both Street 136 and Street 104 are packed solid with bars and pubs, most of the hostess variety, but harboring a few neighborhood pubs and a couple of eateries as well. Busy from sundown until the early morn. Mao’s Club is right around the corner from 104.

One More Pub
Pub/Restaurant: German/Alsatian/French

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, Cambodia.

5:00PM - Late (closed Sunday)

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

Tel: 017-327378

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, Cambodia. 

5:00PM - Late

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

Tel: 016-416802

Oscar 51 Bar  
Music Pub

This large, fully air-conditioned bar and music venue on busy Street 51 has a fun and friendly atmosphere where all are welcome. Oscar 51 features live music and some nights customers are even allowed to come on stage and sing along. Pool table.

#29 Street 51, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

5:00PM - Late

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

Tel: 089-482827

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, Cambodia.

3:00PM - Late

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

Tel: 089-482827

Pickled Parrot
Restaurant/Bar: International
Popular riverfront-area bar and restaurant on Street 104 offering a large menu of Western, Indonesian, Thai, Chinese and international fare. Imported Australian steaks. Burgers, soups, salads. Well-stocked bar, a/c and one of the best pool tables in Phnom Penh (slate). 9-ball is the game. 24hr live satellite sports. Serving food and drinks all night long. Western management. The mid-range Tonle Sap Guesthouse upstairs. Spend $5 and get free Wifi.

#4-7Eo, Street 104
(map - Street 104), Phnom Penh, Cambodia.  

24 hours
Tel: 023-986722


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, Cambodia.

Raffles Hotel Le Royal

Elephant Bar
Bar: International

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.

Street 92 (Rukhak Vithei), Phnom Penh, Cambodia. 

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, Cambodia.

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, Cambodia.

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 (500 meters east of Central Market), Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
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, Cambodia. 

6:00PM - 6:00AM

Tel: 083-355555




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, Cambodia.

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, Cambodia.

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, Cambodia.

Sunway Hotel - The 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, Cambodia.

24 hours

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

Tel: 023-430333


The Walkabout Pub
24 hr Restaurant/Bar: Intl 
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.

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

24 hours 
Tel: 023-211715

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, next to Walkabout Hotel
(map - Street 51), Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

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


Last updated May 15th, 2014 




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