Archive for the 'Bars & nightlife' Category

Dec 26 2011

Irish pubs in Phnom Penh

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If you’re looking to get to a taste of the Emerald Isle, Phnom Penh has a few Irish pubs in town to sate you. Other major Asian cities such as Bangkok may be teaming with Irish drinking establishments, but Phnom Penh only has a handful of Irish pubs. None of them serve Guinness draught, although … read the full post

Nov 08 2011

Clubbing on Street 51 in Phnom Penh

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When you’re ready for a big night out in Phnom Penh, where should you go? Phnom Penh has no end of nightlife and clubbing opportunities, so if you’re heading this way, be sure to pack a pair of dancing shoes. The area around Street 51 (Rue Pasteur) is the most happening spot in town, with … read the full post

Nov 06 2011

Rock bars in Phnom Penh

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Phnom Penh is probably home to more Western-orientated bars than foreigners, but most of them seem to believe that all Westerners want to hear is Top 40 from three years ago. You can’t walk down one of the busy bar streets without hearing the strains of Lady Gaga or Rhianna, but where should you go … read the full post

Jun 30 2011

Khmer clubs in Phnom Penh

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Most visitors to Phnom Penh who are the club-going type end up visiting one the few Western-oriented clubs in town. But there are even more clubs in town catering to Khmers, and each offers a unique clubbing experience — from daytime discos to live bands and slow dancing — that gives an interesting insight into … read the full post

Jun 15 2011

Gay bars and clubs in Phnom Penh

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If you missed all of the excitement of Cambodia Pride Week, never fear, there are bars and clubs catering to the LGBT crowd in Phnom Penh every night of the week. “The Phnom Penh gay scene is just coming into bloom,” Marcus Mucous, the organiser of Cambodia Pride and mastermind behind the gay night at … read the full post

Jun 06 2011

“Ladies’ nights” in Phnom Penh

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“Ladies’ nights” — those antiquated gender-discriminatory events — are still popular around Phnom Penh. These mid-week promotions usually offer some sort of free or discounted drinks to women in the hopes that it will draw more of them, and the men that love them, into the establishment. It never seems to have the desired effect, … read the full post

May 09 2011

Phnom Penh’s Nerd Night

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Every other Monday Phnom Penh’s expat population gather together to share their obsessive hobbies, interesting career choices and celebrate all things nerdy. The events are held at venues around the city and each have six or seven speakers who cover topics ranging from yoga to Khmer handicrafts to obscure English words. The format is called … read the full post

Apr 19 2011

Tepui at Chinese House: South American and Mediterranean flavours

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Bringing a bit of South America to Phnom Penh, a team of Venezuelans have opened a new restaurant and bar at the Chinese House on Sisowath Quay. Antonio Lopez de Haro, originally from Caracas, Venezuela, first visited Phnom Penh while he was living in Singapore. He liked it so much he kept coming back, and … read the full post

Feb 11 2011

Shore leave: Party at Pontoon

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The Phnom Penh club scene can leave one feeling a bit like Goldilocks looking for a bowl of porridge — this club’s too small, that club’s too sleazy … but finally there’s a nightclub in Phnom Penh that is just right. Pontoon was one of the most popular clubs in town until it mysteriously disappeared … read the full post

Feb 03 2011

Fruity 3: Like a house party except not

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Tomorrow night sees the third installment of Fruity, a monthly club night that started in December and promises some of the best tunage in town. Dan Beck, formerly of Pontoon, will be DJing along with Cynthia Herman, aka Cyncity. This time they’ve got a special guest also on deck, Patrick Parco, who will be playing … read the full post

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