You’ll find that the best nightlife in Siem Reap is mostly concentrated within Pub Street, a vibrant street filled with backpacker-friendly bars, international restaurants, massage parlours, and retail boutiques. Great for bar-hopping with like-minded travellers, these nightlife spots are easily accessible on foot and often stay open (and packed) until 4am. Alcohol is also cheap in Pub Street – expect to pay as little as US$1 (or less) for beers during happy hours.
Alternatively, Siem Reap’s most popular hotels are also fitted with rooftop bars, lounges and pubs where affluent travellers can enjoy imported wines and liquors as well as authentic Khmer and international fare all night long. From elegant colonial-era lounge bars to trendy nightclubs playing raucous dance tunes, read on to discover Siem Reap’s most popular nightlife spots.
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Pub Street is Siem Reap’s definitive nightlife hub, where you can find plenty of bars, nightclubs, pubs, and restaurants that cater to any budget and preference. The street is a 5-minute stroll from Angkor Night Market, and is very popular among budget-conscious travellers looking to party in Siem Reap.
Not only can you find a variety of local, Asian, and European cuisine along Pub Street, but imported beers cost as low as US$0.50 while cocktails are priced at US$1.50. Perfect for a night of bar-hopping, Pub Street’s nightlife venues are within walking distance from each other, offering happy hour promos and great music until 4am. Read More...
- Location: Angkor Night Market, Siem Reap, Cambodia
Miss Wong Cocktail Bar is a classy establishment just outside Pub Street, serving a wide range of cocktails with an Asian twist, infused gins, and imported beers. Tucked away from the bustling Pub Street, this 1920s Shanghainese bar is fitted with paper lanterns, black lacquer screens, tasteful antiques and cosy leather booths while instrumental music plays unobtrusively in the background.
Miss Wong Cocktail Bar’s signature concoctions are priced between US$4.50 and US$5 – standouts include China White (jasmine tea syrup, lychees, Tanqueray gin and Cinzano Bianco), Indochine Martini (vodka, pineapple juice and ginger cognac liqueur), and Miss Wong Punch, served tall with soda float. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 6pm to 1am
- Location: The Lane, Pub Street, Siem Reap, Cambodia
- Tel: +855 92 428 332
FCC Angkor at FCC Angkor Boutique Hotel Siem Reap features a full-service bar as well as an indoor dining area and terrace and poolside dining sections within a massive colonial-style building. Open daily, the restaurant serves authentic Khmer, Asian and international fare by day and a wide range of spirits, wines, beers and cocktails by night.
Due to the rather exclusive setting and location, FCC Angkor attracts a steady clientele that comprises affluent tourists and expats looking to enjoy a quiet evening in Siem Reap. Even so, you can often enjoy the FCC’s selected drinks at half price between 5pm and 7pm. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 6am to midnight
- Location: Pokambor Ave, Siem Reap, Cambodia
- Tel: +855 63 760 280
Elephant Bar at Raffles Grand Hotel d'Angkor
Elephant Bar, set within Raffles Grand Hotel d'Angkor, is arguably one of Siem Reap’s most iconic nightlife venues. Operating since the 1960s, this elegant-looking bar features 1930s colonial architecture, dark wood furnishing, leather sofas, potted plants, and quaint elephant decorations at every corner. Compared to most bars in Siem Reap, prices at Elephant Bar are steep but reasonable thanks to its extensive alcohol and cigar offerings.
Drinks range from bourbon, cognacs and single malt whiskies to beers champagne and martinis cocktails. If you’re a cocktail lover, try the Airavata (US$12), a refreshing mix of rum, Malibu, banana cream, lime juice, sugar syrup and coconut juice, served in an elephant-shaped glass.
- Opening Hours: Daily from 4pm to midnight
- Location: Raffles Grand Hotel d'Angkor, 1 Vithei Charles de Gaulle, Khum Svay Dang Kum, Siem Reap, Cambodia
- Tel: +855 63 963 888
Asana Bar occupies a wooden house on stilts just off The Lane at Pub Street, serving Khmer-style cocktails and light snacks until late. The only remaining traditional Khmer house in downtown Siem Reap, patrons can opt for the upstairs lounge that’s fitted with hammocks, daybeds, and beanbags or enjoy the evening breeze at the cosy garden area.
Usually, on the first Friday of each month, you can expect jazz, blues and BBQ nights held here between 7pm and 10pm. Asana Bar also hosts daily Khmer cocktail-making classes for US$15 per person, where you get to learn how to recreate its signature concoctions as well as mix your very own cocktail.
- Opening Hours: Daily from 11am to midnight
- Location: Street 07, Mondul 1 Village, 17252, Cambodia
- Tel: +855 12 508 248
Picasso Bar is a good option if you’re looking for a cool place to mingle with friendly expats during your holiday in Siem Reap. A dozen bar stools surround the compact, barrel-vaulted bar section while drinks specials are scribbled on suspended blackboards.
With drinks priced at US$1.50 onwards, you usually get to enjoy 2-for-1 promos for Singha beers, cocktails, martinis, and sangrias from 5pm to 9pm. Standouts at Picasso bar include chocolate cake (Frangelico, vodka, sugared lime wedge), B53 (Kahlua, Bailey’s and absinthe) and Thong Slap (US$4). Located along Alley West, Picasso Bar is just a 2-minute walk from Pub Street.
- Opening Hours: Daily from 2pm to 2am
- Location: Alley West, Pub Street, Siem Reap, Cambodia
- Tel: +855 86 776 528
Angkor What? Bar, known as the first-ever bar in Pub Street, has been attracting a massive following of backpackers since its inception in 1998. You can easily distinguish it from the other establishments along the same street thanks to its massive signage which reads ‘Promoting Irresponsible Drinking Since 1998’.
Also, prominent are Angkor What? Bar’s black walls filled with neon-coloured graffiti by previous patrons, as well as raucous pop hits and dance tunes. The bar offers the usual array of beers, cocktails, and shots at US$1 onwards and you get free tee shirt when you order two buckets of whiskey.
- Opening Hours: Sunday–Thursday from 2pm to 4am, Friday–Saturday from 2pm to 3am
- Location: Pub Street, Siem Reap, Cambodia
- Tel: +855 96 641 9002
Temple Food & Beverage
Temple Food & Beverage is a 2-storey bar within Pub Street, where budget-conscious travellers can watch traditional Apsara dance shows, catch the latest sports matches, play a game of pool, and enjoy a good selection of strong boozes that are offered at affordable prices.
Head up to the rooftop section for breezy chilled-out vibes which features plenty of plush beanbags, neon lighting and a full-service bar. You can also expect traditional dance performances held between 7.30pm and 9.30pm every day. Downstairs, Temple Bar is furnished with leather booths, flat screen TVs and pool tables with resident DJs playing song requests all night long.
- Opening Hours: Daily from 7am to 3am
- Location: Street 8, Pub Street, Siem Reap, Cambodia
- Tel: +855 15 999 922
Soul Train Reggae Bar
Soul Train Reggae Bar is relatively new in Pub Street’s bar scene but it’s gained massive popularity amongst locals and travellers thanks to its charming Caribbean setting and chilled-out ambience. Popular selections of soul, funk, and reggae tunes are played regularly at the bar, though you can easily request your favourite songs to be played at this friendly establishment.
Happy hours are usually held from 4pm until 8pm, with signature cocktails such as passion margarita priced for US$1 or less. Set along New Street A in Siem Reap, Soul Train Reggae Bar is a 3-minute walk from the Angkor What? Bar, another hotspot in the prime nightlife area.
- Opening Hours: Daily from 10am to midnight
- Location: Street 2D Mondul 1 Village, 17252, Cambodia
- Tel: +855 86 430 740