The Best Pub Street Restaurants in Siem Reap
Pub Street is the most famous street in Siem Reap and it's full of bars and restaurants. If you come to Siem Reap, you can be 100% sure that at some point, you will walk down this infamous street to look for a bite to eat. Fortunately, it's not hard to find a place to eat but we've made it easy to find a good place to eat with real reviews from real customers. Save money and book your table before you arrive.
Pub Street, or Street 8, is the most popular area in town. It’s flooded with bars, restaurants and shops. Locals, expats and tourists all come to the area to enjoy a bite to eat, a drink with friends or to just walk around and watch the world go by.
The road started out like any other road in town and over the years, it grew into what it is today. The area has grown and the alleys to the east and west are also vibrant areas as are the surrounding streets and location such as the Old Market area and the Night Market area.
You’ll find that Pub Street has something for everyone. Whether you’re looking for a decent breakfast, a traditional Apsara dance show, live music, western food, Cambodia food or a drink with your friends, you’ll find it on Pub Street.
Where is Pub Street?
Everyone in Siem Reap knows Pub Street. Just hop into any waiting tuk tuk and you’ll arrive in no time at all.
If you’re making your own way there, then you’ll find it directly next to the Old Market about 100m from the Siem Reap River.
With large neon signs at each end, it’s impossible to miss.
History of Pub Street
Pub Street started out life as street number 8. Until the late 1999s and early 2000s, there was only a bar and a few restaurants. However, as tourism steadily increased, so did the number of bars and restaurants.
Today, there are 100s of bars and restaurants in the area. It’s become the tourist centre of town and its full of people looking for something to eat.
Getting Back to your Hotel
Getting back shouldn’t be a problem, there are tuk tuks all over the area. There are so many that they will start asking you before you even get to the end of the street.
Remember, prices can vary depending on where you’re going, the time and how many people there are. However, you should be able to get back to your hotel for just a couple of dollars.
If you want to avoid the discussions with the often over-zealous tuk tuk drivers, there are ride hailing apps available in the form of Grab and PassApp.
Like most built up tourist areas around the world, there will be petty crimes and scams targeted towards tourists. Crime isn’t commonplace in Siem Reap and the town is generally a safe place, but don’t be complacent and you should be fine.
Pub Street Parties
Late in the evening is when Pub Street turns into a big street party. Drinkers from the two main bars – Temple Bar and Angkor What? often spill into the road and dance until the early hours of the morning.