A selection of the best bars and nightlife in Siem Reap.

Siem Reap nightlife guide

Introduction

| 29 Dec 2017
Last updated 29 Dec 2017

Siem Reap offers plenty of options for quenching a temple explorer's thirst. Pub St is the most popular destination and well worth a look - but unless you’re seeking a deafening thud, you may find the nearby alleys more enticing for cocktails and conversation. The best places for a drink tend to be away from the Pub St madness.

Siem Reap's nightlife scene was pioneered by the young backpackers who began arriving in the mid and late 1990s just as the temples of Angkor were being rediscovered by the world. They've left their mark. The backpacking party scene still dominates the small town.

Gradually though, a wider range of options is becoming available to suit the diverse community of travellers converging on the temples. If you expect Siem Reap's nightlife offerings to be as diverse and interesting as its design and boutique hotel scene though, you'll be disappointed. There's still a way to go.

Siem Reap offers drinkers goodl value for money - the one proviso being that, like neighbouring Vietnam, Cambodia is also awash with fake liquor. It's by no means a perfect guide, but the cheaper your spirits get, the more likely they are to be fake.

Wine drinkers will find surprising good value in the bars and restaurants of Siem Reap - and the fake merchants haven't worked out how to concoct fake wine yet.

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Balthazar Wine Bar, Siem Reap

Newly opened in 2017, Balthazar was quiet during our visits - but that may suit those seeking a place for a glass of wine.... Read more

Little Pub St bars, Siem Reap

Little Pub St runs east of the main Pub St mayhem and seems popular with expats who wouldn’t be seen dead along Pub St. The... Read more

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Little Pub St bars, Siem Reap
Pub St East, Siem Reap

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Picasso Bar, Siem Reap

Cosy, popular expat bar on one of the alleys just off Pub St. Drinkers gather around a small U shaped bar for drinks and... Read more

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Picasso Bar, Siem Reap
Alley West, off Pub St, Siem Reap

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Angkor What? Bar, Siem Reap

Angkor What has been quenching the thirsts of temple weary backpackers for almost as long as they’ve been arriving in Siem Reap.... Read more

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Angkor What? Bar, Siem Reap
Pub St, Old Market, Siem Reap

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Asana Wooden House, Siem Reap

Asana Wooden House is only a short walk from the racket of Pub St but it feels like another universe. It’s blissfully chilled... Read more

Elephant Bar, Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor, Siem Reap

If you’re not staying at the Raffles Grand Hotel d'Angkor, The Elephant Bar is a good way to sample its 1930s colonial... Read more

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Elephant Bar, Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor, Siem Reap
1 Vithei Charles de Gaulle, Khum Svay Dang Kum, Siem Reap
+855 63 963 888

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FCC Angkor Bar, Siem Reap

The FCC Angkor - aka. Foreign Correspondents' Club - is a great spot for a drink after a day of temple climbing. Set in an open,... Read more

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FCC Angkor Bar, Siem Reap
Next to the Royal Residence, Pokambor Ave, Krong Siem Reap
+855 63 760 280

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Laundry Bar, Siem Reap

French owned Laundry Bar is the capital of cool tunes in Siem Reap - and a good place for a quiet drink too. The relatively... Read more

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Laundry Bar, Siem Reap
St 9, Siem Reap not far from Pub St

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Long's Bar, Siem Reap

Long’s is one of the newer arrivals in the Alley area off Pub St.  It’s a simple, quiet little place that’s a welcome antidote... Read more

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Long's Bar, Siem Reap
Off The Lane between Pub St and St 7, Siem Reap

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Miss Wong, Siem Reap

Miss Wong seems to have cornered the market for anyone wanting to step up a little from the raw, racket of Pub St. Located in... Read more

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Miss Wong, Siem Reap
The Lane, Siem Reap, Cambodia
+855 92 428 332

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Pub St, Siem Reap

Siem Reap’s Pub Street is one of those places you’ll need to check out. But you probably won’t spend a lot of time here unless... Read more

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Pub St, Siem Reap
Street 8, Siem Reap

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The Republic, Siem Reap

A relaxed airy spot for a drink in the Wat Damnak area. If you’re ready to move on from the noise and chaos of Pub St, Republic... Read more

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The Republic, Siem Reap
Sala Kemreuk Rd, Siem Reap - beyond Wat Damnak area

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