Head to Street 308 instead of Riverside
The Riverside – or Sisowath Quay – is home to a lively collection of bars, restaurants and cafes that overlook the Tonle Sap and Mekong rivers. In the evening, these quickly fill up with tourists and trying to push through the touts selling anything and everything along the long stretch of street can become tiresome.
If you prefer getting something to eat and drink away from the masses, then head to Street 308. In the last few years, this road has transformed from a nondescript back street into a lively lane packed full of bars and restaurants. Bassac Lane, which sits off Street 308, is also home to a delightful collection of boutique bars and eateries.