Many central cities in southeast Asia are famous for their vibrant and exciting nightlife and bar districts. Siem Reap’s nightlife has always been one of the top competitors in the region, and continues to offer perfect venues for entertainment and relaxation after a long day’s travel and sightseeing.
Where to Go for Bars in Siem Reap
When visiting popular bar districts in Siem Reap, or Cambodia in general, of course it is best just to stroll along the main street and pick out the venue that fits your liking, or seems to be the liveliest. Siem Reap’s most famous such street, is simply called “Pub Street”, and is perfect for bar-hopping.
Due to the large and seemingly endless variety of bars to choose from, however, finding the perfect one may seem overwhelming, and you can spend many evenings searching and filtering out common bars from the really great ones. If you want to minimize your chance of disappointment, and get straight to the great ones, there are several bars that have consistently provided tourists and visitors with great and memorable experiences, with superior services, and better all-around quality.
Below you can find 10 of our top bar picks in Siem Reap, that are bound to leave a great impression on you, as you sip on your Margarita or beer late in the evening!
1. The Angkor Wat Bar
Ask almost any proficient Cambodia-tourist which bar they had the most fun in, and you are likely to hear this one. More often than not, this bar will have the best party in town, with loud music (usually with a DJ), cheap prices, and a varied crowd of friendly bar-goers.
Located conveniently on the Pub Street, you are likely to see (and hear) this bar within minutes of entering the street. If you are looking for a night of drinking, dancing, and mingling with young expat crowds, this is it.
- Address: Street 08, Sangkat Svay Dangkum Krong
- Open: 1 p.m.
2. Funky Flashpacker
This popular bar is part of a hostel, and is famous for its backpacker crowd that keeps partying all night! Don’t expect to get much sleep if you stay in the hostel, but do expect to have an amazing party at the bar. The food and drinks are cheap, but quality, and the service is one of the best! You likely won’t be able to find a negative review of the staff and bartenders at this bar!
- Address: 319 Funky Lane | Steung Thmey Village, Svay Dangkum Commune, Siem Reap 17259
- Open: all day!
3. Miss Wong Cocktail Bar
This legendary bar has made it to pretty much every top-bar list in Siem Reap, and for a good reason. The moody and cozy design and style of the interior are inspired by late 1920s Shanghai décor, and make for a very memorable atmospheric experience, with quality service, and great food and cocktails.
Since the style of the bar is more fancy/classy, it is also perfect for families with children, and is a refreshing break from Siem Reap’s noisy nightlife scene.
- Address: The Lane (behind Pub Street)
- Open: 6 p.m.
4. Asana Old Wooden House
A perfect stylish venue to have a drink while also experiencing a bit of culture and history. This old wooden-house bar has utilized one of the very few still-standing Khmer wooden houses in the area, and offers a very relaxed setting for drinking cocktails.
The cocktails here are very delicious, and use special local herbs and spices for a truly unique flavor. The cocktail workshop also allows you to personally learn how to recreate their signature cocktails.
- Address: Street 7
- Open: 12:00 p.m.
5. Naga Bar
Are you all about the quality? Then you should come here. This bar offers exquisite cocktails, and unique dining choices, at reasonable prices. The atmosphere is not as loud, and is more suited for sitting down with friends or family for a comfortable pre-dinner cocktail and chat.
- Address: Vithei Charles de Gaulle | Khum Svay Dang Kum, Le Méridien Angkor
- Open: 4 p.m.
6. Siem Reap Prosecco Cocktails Bar
The best kind of bar to go to in a tropical country like Cambodia, would be one with that typical ‘island-vibe’. This bar is just that; an outdoor bar shielded by only the starts and some trees, with simple wooden chairs, and very friendly service. The simplicity of the venue is part of its charm, and it continues to draw in satisfied customers who fall in love with the friendly staff and atmosphere.
- Address: Achar Sva St, Siem Reap 17259
- Open: 6:30 p.m.
7. Le Siem Reap
A one-of-a-kind quaint little bar situated on the waterfront of the Siem Reap River. It has very high quality and creative cocktails considering the small size of the venue, and a very friendly vibe and service. Enjoy the refreshing breeze of the river while sipping on fresh cocktails in this relaxed bar!
- Address: Opposite Angkor Trade Centre | Along Siem Reap Riverside, Old Market Area
- Open: 7 p.m.
8. X Bar
Another backpacker-gem for the young-spirited bar goers of Siem Reap’s Pub Street. This famous bar attracts locals and foreigners alike, throws great parties almost every night of the week, and is usually one of the last few to close in the morning. Great live music and DJs, and an incredible view of the whole Pub Street from the roof.
- Address: Rooftop at the end of Pub Street
- Open: 4 p.m.
9. The Yellow Sub
Yes, you guessed it! This is a four-floor Beatles themed bar, filled with decorations and memorabilia of anything Beatles or 60’s. Very good food and cheap drinks, and you can guess what kind of music they have. The friendly staff bring this place to life every night!
- Address: 9A, The Lane
- Open: 11 a.m.
10. Foreign Correspondents Club Angkor
Last but not least, if you want a more high-class establishment, with a romantic vibe, great service, and quality food and drinks, FCC is for you. Inside of the renowned Foreign Correspondents Club Hotel, sits this beautifully-designed outdoor bar and restaurant, great for spending an evening with family or loved ones.
- Address: Pokambor Avenue
- Open: 11:00 a.m.
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