The Best Bars on Pub Street, Siem Reap

Pub Street | © mikecphoto/Shutterstock
Pub Street | © mikecphoto/Shutterstock
Pub Street is Siem Reap’s equivalent to Bangkok’s Khao San Road, with the party continuing around the clock. Here, we take a look at some of the best bars in and around Pub Street.

Angkor What?

Bar, Beer
The Angkor What? Bar, Krong Siem Reap
The Angkor What? Bar, Krong Siem Reap | Courtesy of The Angkor What? Bar

As Pub Street’s most famous bar, The Angkor What? is heaving until dawn, with a mix of backpackers, flashpackers, young, old and everyone in between gathering on the dance floor. Expect debauchery, loud music, plenty of dancing and super-strong buckets, well, by the bucketload.

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Laundry Bar

Bar, $$$

Kenny Raw at Laundry Bar | Courtesy of Laundry Bar

While Pub Street may be at the heart of the nightlife, to not explore the surrounding area is a crime. Laundry Bar is one popular spot that sits one street away from Pub Street. Open since 2002, it plays an eclectic mix of music and offers free darts and pool.

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Bar, Fast Food, Beer
YOLO Bar, Krong Siem Reap
YOLO Bar, Krong Siem Reap | Courtesy of YOLO Bar

Located at the bottom end of Pub Street, YOLO Bar is a lively spot, where a mix of house, R&B, hip hop and rock is blasted throughout the night. Cheap drinks are on tap, with a warning going out that the cocktails are super strong. This funky spot is also home to a swathe of street art, and the UV paint comes out after dark.

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Picasso Bar & Tapas

Bar, Contemporary, $$$
Picasso Bar, Mondol 1 Village
Picasso Bar, Mondol 1 Village | Courtesy of Picasso Bar

Having been on the scene since 2009, Picasso Bar is a popular after-dark haunt. The intimate drinking spot is located on Alley West, which neighbours Pub Street. A range of innovative cocktails are served, and there is a well-stocked bar.

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The Yellow Sub

Bar, Brasserie, Beer, $$$

Again, not quite on Pub Street but close enough to the action to be included, The Yellow Sub is another popular after-hours spot, especially if you happen to be a Beatles fan. Spread across four floors, this pub is packed full of genuine Beatles paraphernalia and other tributes to great rock ‘n’ roll acts. It also serves up a great selection of food and drinks, and has a rooftop terrace.

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Banana Leaf

Bar, Diner, Restaurant, Asian, Dim Sum, Contemporary, $$$
Banana Leaf, Krong Siem Reap
Banana Leaf, Krong Siem Reap | Courtesy of Banana Leaf

As one of the first bar/restaurants to open on Pub Street, Banana Leaf has built up a strong reputation as the go-to place for drinks and food. The venue often hosts live music and serves a selection of beers, wine and cocktails. Sports fans can keep up-to-date with their team on the large projector screen, and food is also available, including crocodile burgers.

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Miss Wong

Cocktail Bar, Bar, Asian, Contemporary, Beer, Cocktails, $$$
Miss Wong Cocktail Bar
Miss Wong Cocktail Bar | © Sam Jam Photos

No visit to Siem Reap is complete without grabbing a cocktail at the stylish Miss Wong. With its Shanghai circa 1930s feel, the bar is famous for its carefully-crafted cocktails, which take in Indochine Martini, Lemongrass Collins, China White and Apricot and Kaffir Lime Martini — all made from spirits infused onsite with local ingredients. A selection of tapas and dim sum is also served.

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