The Best Bars in Otres, Cambodia

Otres Beach
Otres Beach | © LMspencer / Shutterstock

The stretch of beach at Otres is becoming more packed with beach shacks, bars and guesthouses catering to the mounting crowds. Here are some of the best bars to be found at Otres beach in Cambodia.

1. Pappa Pippo Bar, Restaurant & Bungalows

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© Pappa Pippo Bar, Restaurant & Bungalows

Sitting to the far end of Otres beach, Pappa Pippo doubles up as as a guesthouse and restaurant/bar. As a stalwart on the Otres strip, it gets busy in the evenings, building a reputation as the top pizza spot, serving it until 2:30 a.m. Whether it’s day or night, this place offers a chilled-out atmosphere right on the beach, so it’s great for sunset cocktails.

2. The Secret Garden

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© The Secret Garden

Nestled at the secluded end of Otres Beach, The Secret Garden is a sumptuous getaway that boasts accommodation as well as drinking and dining options on the beach. The stylish spot also has a swimming pool for those wanting to avoid the creatures of the sea. Cocktails, draft beers and other drinks are available beach- or pool-side, with happy hour running from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. daily.

3. Mushroom Point

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© Mushroom Point

Another Otres stalwart, Mushroom Point embodies the personality of Otres back in the day. Named after the mushroom-shaped huts that make up its accommodation, this beachside haunt is also home to a number of bars that serve food and drinks overlooking the sea. Loungers and chairs are available, while egg seats swing gently from the branches of trees that dot the stretch of sand.

4. Greenhouse Effect

Bar, Diner, Asian, European

4. Greenhouse Effect
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As a relatively recent addition to Otres, Greenhouse Effect represents the new wave of additions to the beach. More flashpacker than backpacker, this beachside venture has a hip vibe, with chic loungers dotting the private section of beach, gentle house music dancing through the air and a menu of food and drinks served throughout the day and night. This is a hangout for the cook crew.

5. Chez Paou

Bar, Diner, Asian, European, Seafood

5. Chez Paou
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Set right on the beach front at the start of Otres Beach, if you’re coming from Sihanoukville town, Chez Paou is probably one of the largest shacks on the beach. Also, offering basic accommodation, food and drinks are served throughout the day and night. There is also a pool table and sun loungers on the beach for guests.

6. Wish You Were Here

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© Wish You Were Here

Usually where the late night party is to be found, Wish You Were Here is a lively bar that serves food and plenty of Western comforts, as well as a guesthouse. Live entertainment in the form of bands, musicians and DJs often take over after hours, with the dance floor packed until the morning. When the party isn’t on, this is a great place for chilling. It is set on the other side of the track from the beach.

7. Moorea Beach

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© Moorea Beach

Set on the beachfront, Moorea Beach is made up of a collection of huts and a bar and eating area, all with a Mediterranean vibe. The stylish set-up offers the ideal spot to watch the sun slip from the sky while listening to the waves gently crashing on the shore. And, to top it all off, there’s a happy hour with sundowner specials runs daily.

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