Top 5 best bars in Phnom Penh

Top 5 best bars in Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh is a vibrant capital city of Cambodia. It is well-known for plenty of cultural and historical attractions that highly induce you to pay a visit during the daytime. After dark, Phnom Penh is still attractive which can satisfy any night owls. Heading to social places like clubs, bars or pubs where you can meet a lot of locals and international friends is a great choice to experience every minute you have in such a wonderful city. So where should you nest your feet? Check out the list of Top 5 best bars in Phnom Penh below:

           1. Elephant Bar:

best bars in Phnom Penh
Elephant Bar

We open the list of Top 5 best bars in Phnom Penh with Elephant Bar. A good news may please those who wish to find a bar serving great drinks is, Elephant Bar owns an impressive collection of beers, wines, cocktails, spirits and Asia’s largest gin selection of over 30 types. During the Happy Hours (from 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM), guests can enjoy half price discount. Thus, for a great deal, the price for cocktails start from about $12.

best bars in Phnom Penh
Drinks at Elephant Bar

Besides, playing a role as a bar in the evening, Elephant Bar also serves lunch and dinner for those who would like to enjoy the sophisticated ambience of a luxury hotel.

  • Opening hours:
    • Open from 12:00 PM – midnight
    • Creative Lunch: 12.00 PM – 2.30 PM
    • Afternoon Tea: 2.00 PM – 5.00 PM
    • Happy Hours: 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Tapas and light meals are served all day.

  • Address: 92 Rukhak Vithei at Preah Monivong Blvd, 12302 Phnom Penh

          2. Eclipse Bar:

Located at the 13rd floor of Phnom Penh Tower, Eclipse Bar is told to be the tallest sky bar in Cambodia. The bar brings out a perfect place for those who want to enjoy the spectacular panoramic view of Phnom Penh City at night. From here, you can oversee the Independence Monument, the Royal Palace and Mekong River. At night, Eclipse Bar looks sparkling thanks to the unique design of various glass panels drawing a huge attention from visitors to Phnom Penh.

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Eclipse Sky Bar

What is more, from 21:00, there are different live performances from skillful international DJs at the bar. Now let see what kinds of drinks you can take while enjoying the comfortable atmosphere full of music there: You can try cocktails and house wines with price from $6, or local beers from $3.5, or soft drinks from $2.5.

Happy Hours at Eclipse Bar are from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM so spend your time heading to the bar to enjoy 30% discount. Note that, the discount rate is not applied for spirits, liquors and bottles of wine.

best bars in Phnom Penh
Drinks at Eclipse Sky Bar

Like Elephant Bar, you can enjoy meal at Eclipse bar too. In here, there is an indoor dinning section downstairs where guests can be served with Asian and Western cuisine. The price for meal here goes from $25 – $40.

  • Opening Hours: Daily 17:00 – 02:00
    • Happy Hours: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
  • Address: Phnom Penh Tower, Street 232, Phnom Penh

           3. Equinox Bar:

With the ideal location at the hustling and bustling area with various recreational activities, Equinox Bar hosts various cultural and social events Bacahata Dance every Tuesdays, Swing Dance every Thursdays, live music performances by local artists every weekends and art exhibitions every month. For those who want to play Bonzini Foosball table, Congrats! You found the right place, because Equinox Bar is the only place serving this sport in the town.

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Live performance at Equinox Bar

For those, who prefer a quiet and more private atmosphere can head to the 2nd floor of Equinox which offers a perfectly cozy and tranquil space to take a real retreat.

  • Opening hours: 7:00 PM – Midnight
    • Happy Hours: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Address: 3A St 278, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

           4. Score Bar:

If you consider bar a social place where you can meet and talk with 1st time friends about sports topic, then Score Bar is totally a right place for you. When in here, let immerse yourself into the competitive and exciting football matches. Let be wild and crazy as you are enjoying appealing matches from your favorite teams at your home.

best bars in Phnom Penh
Score Bar

Don’t hesitate to take more than a drink at Score Bar because the drink price is served at very affordable rate. And spend your night out to stay awake in such a wonderful place like Score Bar is truly worth your time and money.

  • Opening hours: 8:00 PM – 12:00 PM
    • Happy Hours: Monday – Friday from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
  • Address: No.5 Street 282, Phnom Penh 12302, Cambodia

           5. The River House Lounge:

We now complete the list of Top 5 best bars in Phnom Penh with The River House Lounge. Good news is, the bar is home to satisfactory live performances by international skillful DJs.

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The River House Lounge – Photo from Rusty Compass

The drink list at The River House Lounge is diverse in types and origins with local and imported beers, wines and liquors. Taking some drinks and wallowing yourself into such a comfortable atmosphere with good taste of music can be a great retreat for a night out. After that, you can take a slight meal to increase your energy. Take a look at the menu at The River House Lounge below:

Spring rolls with plum sauce costs $4.8. Riverhouse fries with paprika and Japanese mayo costs $2.7. Sun-dried beef strips cost $6.5.

If you wish something a bit more substantial and local, you can try fish amok, luk-lak with jasmine rice, grilled steak or spaghetti Bolognese.

best bars in Phnom Penh
DJ at The River House Lounge

“Different tastes of music for different occasions” is the bar operation motto. The music taste here varies from rock, pop and jazz to EDM and house. Every month, there are international DJs coming to the bar to perform. Save your date to spend your time enjoying the live performance there.

  • Opening Hours: Daily 10:00 – 02:00
  • Address: Street 110, Sisowath Quay, Phnom Penh

The feeling of being both slow and high can help fulfill your trip and make it memorable in your life. Experiencing every moment and various aspects of a destination may be the wish and expectation of many visitors. And paying a visit to a place more social will help you do that. Let share with us, which bars you will choose to visit first. For more interesting information to fulfill your trip in Phnom Penh, check out some related articles below:

  1. Things to do in Phnom Penh
  2. Top 10 best restaurants in Phnom Penh Part 1, Part 2
  3. Night activities in Phnom Penh


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