Phnom Penh Nightlife
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.
riverfront area area sports the most places with dozens
of bars stretching along Sisowath Quay and up several of the
and Street 136 both harbor goodly collections of sports and
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
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
Pubs and Clubs
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,
10:00AM - 10:00PM
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
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,
Long-running, well-known hostess bar,
Barbados, still going strong. Comfortable atmosphere,
lots of friendly girls, pool table, occasional live
Open: 4:00PM - Late
#42Eo Street 130,
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
Open: 4:00PM - 3:00AM
Happy Hour: 4PM-8PM ($1 draft)
#32 Street 130, 80m off the riverfront,
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,
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,
4:00PM - Midnight
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,
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
#30 Street 136, 30m front the
**Happy hour 9:00AM -
Tel: 083-355555 (Daytime)
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 -
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,
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),
3:30pm - 11:00pm Monday to Friday
11:00pm Saturday and Sunday
**Happy Hour Daily 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Tel: 089-392921 (English)
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,
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.
#363, Sisowath Quay (map -
7:00AM - 12:00mid
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 -
7:00AM - 11:00PM
**Happy Hour: 3:00PM -
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 -
7:00AM - 11:00PM
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
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,
- 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,
5:00PM - 11:00PM
**Happy Hour 5:00PM - 7:00 PM
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.
#1, Sisowath Quay (map -
6:30AM - Midnight
6:00PM - 8:00 PM
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,
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.
Open: 11:00AM - Late
Street 178 corner Street 19,
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
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
Open: 11:30AM - 2:00PM /
6:00PM - 10:00PM
#14 Street 282,
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,
8:00AM - 10:00PM
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,
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,
7:00PM - 3:00AM
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,
11:00AM - 6:00AM
Tel: 083-355555 (Daytime)
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,
* 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.
and Street 136
(and 102, 110,
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
#142Eo Street 172,
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,
5:00PM - Late (closed Sunday)
Hour 5:00PM - 7:00PM
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 -
5:00PM - Late
Hour 5:00PM - 9:00PM
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
#25 Street 104, just
off the riverfront,
Open: 5:00PM - Late
**Happy Hour 4:00PM - 9:00PM
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,
5:00PM - Late
Hour 5PM-9PM (Beer $1)
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,
3:00PM - Late
**Happy Hour 3:00PM - 9:00PM
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.
#4-7Eo, Street 104
(map - Street
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
Raffles Hotel Le Royal
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),
12:00PM - 12:00 Midnight
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
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,
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,
6:00PM - late
**Happy Hour 4:00AM - 7:00PM
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 -
6:00PM - 6:00AM
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,
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,
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,
Sunway Hotel - Lobby Lounge
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.
#1 Street 92, next to Wat Phnom,
Hour 4:00PM - 9:00PM
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
Streets 174 & 51 (map
- Street 51),
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,
- Street 51),
5:00PM - 4:00AM
Last updated September 2014