Nightclubs and bars in Phnom Penh

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    Walkabout: 24 hours open

    by xaver Written Dec 4, 2004

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    This is a bar, restaurant, hotel, brothel all together, but it is the only place open day and night, serving food and drinks at any time.
    It is run by some english guys and there ofcourse you can follow all the english soccer league.

    Dress Code: No air conditioning inside, so the less you wear, the better.

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    The Elephant Bar: Drinks, food, atmosphere

    by Tina-Perth Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The Elephant Bar at the Raffles Le Royal Hotel is one of the nicest bars I have visited. The bar itself is cosy, elegant and full of the ambience of yesteryear.

    There are frescos on the upper walls of elephant scenes and the red/gold tones of the furnishings and ambient lighting really add warmth and style.

    The staff and service are excellent, as you'd expect at a 5 star hotel.

    You are served with complementary tapioca chips with tomato salsa and peanuts with your drinks, but you can order food from the menu which is all delicious. I really liked the samosas and chicken satay.

    Dress Code: The dress code is casual, but I would keep it to a certain standard, as it is a 5 star hotel.

    The Elephant Bar Samnang, the best barman! Fingerfood to enjoy with drinks
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  • Meta House German Cambodian Cultural Center: Versatile cultural center

    by SamiraZip Updated Aug 29, 2013

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    Not only did Lonely Planet highly recommend me Meta House but also my roommates were really excited about it, so this made me visit and I came back ever since.

    The program they offer is really versatile so everyone would be able to find an event they like.

    The culture center is screening Asian and international documentaries and feature films every day (except for Monday when they are closed) for only 2 Dollar, which is a nice deal.
    On weekends they are offering parties, often with international DJs.
    Once a month you are able to try delicious international food at the charity dinner event Little Kitchen, where local organisations benefit from the profit of the evening, which is in my opinion a really great concept! Most of the time, vegetarian options are available.
    In addition they are often hosting exhibitions, theatre and music performances and also a Green Night, an ecological party.

    Meta House also cooperates and supports many local students and artists.

    You should definetly have a look at it, not only because of the program, but also because they are offering specialties like really delicious flamecakes or Schnitzel and German/ Belgium beer. I would definetly recommend the flamecakes, really liked them a lot!

    Something that really got me excited (as a German) is that on the last Sunday of the month they are showing Tatort (a popular German TV crime series), but only in German.

    The program at Meta House is amazing and unique in Phnom Penh! Hopefully this is a useful tip for you and you will enjoy the time there as much as I do.

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  • 104 Bar: 104 Bar - The best of both worlds

    by dv8inpp Updated Apr 21, 2012

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    OneZeroFour is a small low key hostess bar located on street 104.

    It's a relaxed bar with friendly staff, good music (over 150,000 songs) and cheap drinks.

    The bar is popular with expats and tourists and food is available until midnight.

    There is a foosball table downstairs and a pool table upstairs.

    Opens from about 4pm- 2am

    Dress Code: Casual

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    Zeppelin bar.: Laid back bar with vinyl records.

    by cachaseiro Written Dec 22, 2011

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    The zeppelin bar is a tiny little bar located in 51st street next to quite a few establishments that are not very good in my opinion.
    But Zeppelin bar holds water any day.
    Lovely little hole in the wall bar with a cambodian DJ playing classic rock music on old vinyl recods until the wee hours.
    this is a place where people go if they want to listen to good music, drink resonably priced beer in a place with a good vibe, while avoiding the prostitute scene that is quite big in that part of Phnom Penh.
    I personally always pay a visit to that bar when i am in town as it´s a real treat.

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  • DV8 Bar & Guesthouse: Love the Phnom Penh nightlife

    by dv8inpp Updated May 9, 2012

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    3 years of living in Phnom Penh, not a city I would have thought would have an exciting nightlife but although it's small it is vibrant. Heres'a run down on some of the nightlife in Phnom Penh.

    Phnom Penh's Nightlife is spread across the city, there are many small hole in the wall bars and a few bigger bars. The nightlife is split into Asian and Western bars and dance clubs. The western bars and clubs fit into the middle of the market. Some of the bigger Asian bars and clubs are 4 to 5 times bigger than the biggest Western bars and clubs. There are many small bars aimed at the western market, people buy bars and most do little with them. They are usually devoid of customers most of the time but with rents being so cheap it's not much more expensive than having an apartment here.

    If you are looking for the nightlife in Phnom Penh you can pickup a copy of the Pocket Guide or the Bayon Pearnik. Alternatively you can just go to the bars I do. Firstly Phnom Penh's nightlife doesn't really start until about 10:30 pm. Prior to that it's just drinking in some of the smaller bars. So here's my guide to the nightlife in Phnom Penh, now I should mention I like looking at beautiful women so I tend to visit that style of bar.

    Phnom Penh Nightlife - Early Evening. Early evening 6pm to 9pm visit OneZeroFour, Cavern Pub or Shanghai. Now some of you might ask why I don't go to Sharkies, basically it's a money thing, all the bars I go to early in the evening have $1 beers. The late night bars like Martinis and Heart of Darkness have $2 beers. However Sharkies does have a lot of freelance girls in the bar and has very good food and they do have drink specials on different days.

    Dress Code: Casual

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    Sharky Bar: The most notorious bar in the Far East?

    by iwys Written Apr 14, 2005

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    Sharky Bar is one of the most notorious nightspots in the Far East. It's the number one hangout for expats and Cambodian bar girls. It's owned by an American and all of the staff speak English. There's a pool table, fast food and American rock music of the late 60s and early 70s (the owner's era) plays in the background. it's not just a hostess bar; it's the hub of the local expat community. On Sunday eveningss there is a BBQ with spare ribs and pork chops, and the Angkor draft beer flows freely.

    Customers arrive late and it's open until the early hours.

    Dress Code: Casual. Although some of the girls do wear a lot of makeup.

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    Tom's Bar: Irish Pub

    by Jasen71 Written Jun 14, 2005

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    When you see 'Irish Bar' you think it's a theme Bar, but this Bar is run by an Irish Man called Tom... his best own customer!
    Polite and friendly bar, which has a gaelic charm about it.

    Dress Code: informal dress code...

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    Phnom Penh by Night: Phnom Penh by Night

    by Cathy&Gary Updated Sep 25, 2006

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    This is great when there are a few of you.

    Hire cyclos and go to various locations around Phnom Penh and have a drink etc.
    Organise for the cyclo drivers to pick you up from the Elephant Bar (after you have had a few drinks) then go to the Sunway Hotel for a cocktail.

    Go past some local markets, past Wat Phnom, stop for another drink somewhere, go to Sanderson Park and see the Dove of Peace, (made from weapons) stop at Pon Lok for dinner, then off to the Gym Bar.

    Its great fun and takes about 4 hours.

    The company we used are called The Cyclo Company and they only charge $5 per person. they are located near the Central Markets.

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  • Coyote Ugly: Nice entertainment and good food

    by expat_at_phnom_penh Written Jul 11, 2006

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    I have been quite a few times in this really good bar in Phnom Penh. It is Coyote Ugly, located at the northwest side of Wat Phnom where there is a small cluster of bars.

    They have around 12 very pretty hostesses. Not too pushy also. In the early evening it is ok to go even with family, later it is a bit wild sometimes.

    Prices are really nice, during happy hour draft beer is only 70 cents. Full selection of spirits also. It is a perfect place to go for a dirty beer after work. Once you sit down, you will be given a ice cold wet towel to relax your face and a massage for your neck if you want. Nothing better after a hard day at work.

    Food is also good, they have probably the best pizza in Phnom Penh and good burgers. Also steaks and Khmer dishes.

    For a lonely man or a group of friends it is a great place to spend evening. Girls are friendly and pooltable is free.

    I really enjoyed my every visit there.

    I recommend it!

    Dress Code: Dress as you like

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    Riverside bars/girlie bars: Between streets 110 & 154

    by Willettsworld Written May 2, 2010

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    There's plenty of cafes, bars and girlie bars either along the riverside (Sisowath Quay) or the small streets that lead off it. Most of them are congregated between Street 110 and Street 154 so take your pick!

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    FuBar: Great place for drinks & movies

    by kat2000 Written Oct 29, 2005

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    I would definitely recommend Fu Bar it is a great place for a night out. We went loads while we were in Phnom Penh, I especially loved getting to see all the English comedies as they have a tv room for movies & stuff- ideal to chill out in!. You can order food from one of the local restuarants that gets delivered to Fubar too. They have a thing going with Sunrise Guesthouse where you can get a free beer at Fubar if you steal a small bear from Sunrise.

    Dress Code: No dress requirements!

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    Nightlife Is There For The Looking

    by keeweechic Updated Jun 26, 2004

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    There are several forms of nightlife in Phnom Penh which tends to begin rather late. Bars and clubs have a mix of both local and expats. Some popular spots are Heart of Darkness, Sharky's, Walkabout and Martini's. There is also disco's and Karaoke.

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    STARRY PLACE, 355 Sisiwath Quai/178 Street: Cocktail on Rooftop Bar

    by Tedsocoa Written Dec 20, 2013

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    On the corner of Sisowath no. 355 and 178 Street, (just opposite FCC Hotel), opened in October 2013 a brandnew Rooftop Restaurant / Bar, with a splendid open terrace and a beautiful view over the Tonle Sap river and the Mekong river.
    It is situated on the 5th floor of this corner building, with on the ground floor a restaurant, and the same at first and second floor.
    So don't hesitate to climb up until the 5th floor and you will have a spledid view on the whole starry sky.

    Dress Code: Open to late, no dressing code.
    Very friendly service and happy hours from 17 to 19 hrs.
    When rainy wether you can sit inside a cosy saloon.

    STARRY PLACE Topfloor Groundfloor Groundfloor Topfloor from 18.00 hrs, open to late.
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    SISOWATH QUAY

    by ancient_traveler Updated Mar 23, 2012

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    Nightlife in Phnom Penh is pretty vibrant and there are a large number of bars to choose from. There are only a few live music venues, although some of the international hotels have bands from the Philippines. Most nightlife in Phnom Penh can be found along Sisowath Quay, on Street 104 and also on Street 51 between Streets 174 and 154, known as The Strip.

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