In the heart of Siem Reap and at the centre of the city’s party scene, Pub Street is a stretch of bars selling local cocktails, cheap beers and a buzzing experience, drawing travellers from across the globe. It is the perfect place to experience the best of Cambodia’s nightlife, located in the old market area of the city near to the river, and is full of international travellers staying out late into the night. It is a perfect place to both relax with a few drinks or party all night after a day of exploring the city, as many bars stay open until the early hours.
Simply by wandering down Pub Street, visitors can find an abundance of bars and clubs to visit, each with its different style, from graffiti-covered walls to cocktail themes to traditional Cambodian design. Visitors can join the exclusive scene of Siem Reap by visiting rooftop bars or enjoying fine dining at one of the five-star hotels, equipped with pools and terraces alongside well-serviced bars. There is much opportunity to try traditional cuisine and discover the drinks of Cambodia, talk to friendly bartenders and local regulars and listen to classic music, ranging from reggae to acoustic to the heavier sounds of the clubs. The most favoured bars stay open late, enticing visitors with a welcoming atmosphere and contain terraces to enjoy a hot evening in the cool air.
There is no public transport in Siem Reap, but visitors can easily reach Pub Street by taxi, as there are many cheap and reliable services available, or by renting a tuk-tuk which is the local mode of transport. Walking and cycling are the most common ways of getting to Pub Street.
Although the city of Siem Reap has existed for thousands of years, evident through its many ancient landmarks and temples, the modern culture of bars and clubs is the basis Pub Street in a newer area of town. Having expanded over the years as more tourists visit the city, it has become a particularly popular street with international backpackers.