Bars in Siem Reap
The good news is that there are tons of bars in Siem Reap. The even better news is that beer starts from just $0.5c and cocktails from $1. Very cheap!
The main area for bars in Siem Reap is Pub Street, which grows in popularity every year. It spans three streets in the centre of Siem Reap and was less than a ten minute walk from our hotel. It reminded me of Khao San Road in Bangkok but not as busy!
The bars I visited in Siem Reap are set out below:
Triangle Bar on Pub Street was our favourite bar in Siem Reap because of the live music. It can be accessed in three different entrances (like a triangle!) and is housed on the second floor of a market. We visited twice and saw two different live bands, who were great. They even invite members of the public on stage for a singalong if you fancy a bit of karaoke!
Beer is $1.50 with cocktails at $4. We tried the selection of six different cocktails which included Singapore Sling, Blue Margarita, Midori Green, Pina Colada, Mai Tai and Sex on the Beach, which arrived in 12 shot glasses for us to share ($10). Lively, fun bar with a food offering too.
X bar is a rooftop bar on the corner of Pub Street open all day. The first floor contains the main bar with a pool table and a football table, and the second floor had further seating and a skate park. It was very quiet when we visited in the day but looked rowdier at night time!
Cocktails weren’t served during the day, so we had a beer and sprite which was $2.50! A great rooftop for some sun and cheap drinks.
I am always chasing the rooftops bars! We saw this one from the view at X bar so decided to check it out. It appears to have two names – 101 Rooftop Bar and Yolo (which I think is the name of the bar below).
We visited for sunset (views are obscured but it is still lovely!) sitting on beanbags. Cocktails are priced at $3.50 / $4 and include most of the classics. I had a Margarita which was great and a beer ($2.50). It was a chilled bar with plenty of space on the rooftop and a pool table.
Angkor What? is on the main street of Pub Street and was one of the first bars in Siem Reap. It appears this used to be the most popular bar but may have lost some custom to the Temple Bar opposite. They have happy hours with cheap beer and cocktails.
Cheers Bar and Bistro has live music upstairs and more of a club vibe downstairs. There are booths outside and a dance floor inside. Beer and spirits and mixers are $1.50-$3.
Asana Old Wooden House is a cocktail bar slightly hidden down an alley off Pub Street and provides a quieter haven to enjoy some great cocktails. The building remains the last traditional house in the Old Market district and was a lovely place for cocktails with swinging beds and cosy tables.
We opted for the Khmer Cocktail Discovery Set (4 drinks for $10).We had an Asana Sling, Little Sweet, Tamarind sauce and Ginger Mojito which all arrived in half portions and was a great way to taste some of the menu! Individual cocktails are priced between $4.25 and $4.75. They also offer a Khmer cocktail class every day at 6pm or 8pm for $15.
The Bell is another quieter bar and restaurant just a couple of minutes away from Pub Street. With plants surrounding the restaurant and plush pink chairs it was a good place to sip on cocktails whilst people watching near the market. Selected cocktails are only $2.5 during happy hour and a delicious Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri (one of my favs) was only $4. They have the best choice for frozen cocktails including frozen mint margarita and frozen green Hawaii!
If you are looking for a party, then Temple Bar is where to go. It is part of the Temple Group, which owns hotels, supermarket and this bar in Siem Reap. It is on the main part of Pub Street with music booming and lots of people dancing (some on a little stage). Be careful to check the prices of drinks properly as they can be a lot more expensive than the other bars (beer is still cheap). They also seem to have a system where you order from the bartender but then get your change from someone else. Just be a bit more careful here but it is a fun place to dance the night away and is open until 3am.
The Harbour is a hidden bar situated off Sok San Road in what looks like a treehouse. It is a rum bar serving specialty dishes from around the world. The rum cocktail ($4) was fantastic – a great mix of sweet and sour. They also have a live band on Fridays.
We also heard that Miss Wong’s cocktail bar was great but did not have time to squeeze it in!
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