The Best Bars in Siem Reap
There are plenty of bars in Siem Reap where you can unwind after a day spent exploring the temples at Angkor Wat. We have some exclusive special offers and deals which are only available here. You can relax, enjoy a drink and save money at the same time!
Siem Reap, aka Temple Town, has its fair share of bars to help you unwind after a long day sightseeing. Pub Street is where you can find the mainstream bars and restaurants, but side streets provide a good home for some quaint bars and cafes. Many bars in Siem Reap offer craft cocktails, delicious local food, hidden speakeasies and home-brewed beers. So which type of bar should you choose? Read along!
Cocktail bars are usually stylish and boast comfortable seats, so you can relax while sipping your drink. You may have also heard that bars in Siem Reap don’t usually have air conditioning – but most cocktail bars do.
These bars attract an enthusiastic, loyal clientele who love experimenting with various drink specials. The better news is that during the happy hours, delicious drinks like Kampot Pepper Martini are quite affordable.
Dancing & Nightclubs
If you thrive in a loud, blood-pumping, ear-throbbing nightclub, Siem Reap has plenty of them. Drinks are affordable, the décor is most often flashy, catchy or traditionally-charming, and the dance floors are wide enough. The local DJs combine traditional Angkorian music with international tunes so that you can dance the night away.
If you don’t want to drink cheap beer that’s mixed with water, try one of the microbreweries in the Kingdom. Craft beer is becoming a thing in Cambodia, attracting a clientele for whom flavor, aroma, and aftertaste are more important than getting tipsy.
Home-brewed beer locales have a classy setting, they’re peaceful and aren’t overcrowded with tourists.
Early Morning Bars
If you want to enjoy a perfect sunrise in Siem Reap, early morning bars are just the thing. Many tourists prefer nightlife, but the morning life in this city is equally enchanting. Choose a rooftop bar with a view so you can enjoy affordable drinks during the morning happy hours, while still enjoying a vibrant party-like atmosphere.
Besides, rooftop bars in Siem Reap are amazing for a night out bar-hopping. There are plenty of entertainment options, from swimming pools to traditional dances and skateboarding ramps. You can choose a quiet bar or one that’s bubbling with lights, songs, and dancing.
Wine bars are famous in Cambodia, and you can find some of the best in Siem Reap on Pub Street, but also on corner streets. Wine bars don’t usually attract the backpacking crowd because of the high prices. But the quality is definitely worth it, as you can pick from an international wine list. Don’t fret though; you can order many of these wines by the glass, sipping them in a laidback, stylish locale with treats like cheese and charcuterie boards. Just make sure to book in advance because the seating is limited.
Art galleries are chic and cater to a cosmopolitan audience. You can savor your drink while also enjoying an art exhibition, discussing the work of international or local artists with your friends. The décor is enticing, and the intellectually laid-back atmosphere is what makes art gallery bars unique in Siem Reap’s bar scene.