February 13, 2012

AW KOON CAMBODIA: Pub Street, Siem Reap

As its name suggest, the street is lined with a wide selection of pubs, bars and restaurants from end to end - each with their own creative decors and offerings of cheap cocktails competing for attention. The good news is, you don’t have to wait for happy hour to get your fix of mojito since most bars and restaurants are open during daytime. Some even have a buy 1 take 1 whole day promo to fully absorb you.

Restaurants with authentic Khmer food can also be found here, as well as other western and Asian cuisines.

Also popular in Pub Street are its alleys - The Passage, Alley West and The Lane. The Passage is also dominated by restaurants with a few bars and a smattering of shops and galleries. If all the eating and drinking is not enough to detain you, head on to Alley West. Here you’ll find a more artsy atmosphere with boutiques and shops selling handicrafts, accessories, clothing and other souvenirs.

While it’s borderline criminal not sinking your teeth onto some Khmer dishes while in Siem Reap, no visit to Cambodia is complete without watching an Apsara Dance at least once. This is a traditional Khmer dance drama performance and most restaurants have a nightly show for free as long as you dine with them.

HOW TO GET THERE:  Pub Street is near the Old Market area, a tuk-tuk can take you there no matter where you are in Siem Reap


  1. I'm going ho chi minh this summer. I hope we'll have time to visit this place. If not, probably next time. I understand Cebu Pacific now has a direct flight to cambodia. I'll take note of these places you mentioned in your post. Have a safe and happy journey.

    1. Siem Reap is still about 12 hours from HCMC by land, and as far as we know there's no night travels. Sayang naman yong oras:-) Better to fly there direct I guess, yes, CebuPac will start flying there this April.

      Thank you, happy to share! Hope you have as much fun as we did, or better, MORE!:-) Good vibes and happy travels to you too!

  2. In Siem Reap, after returning from the temple tours in the evening, many tourists are taken to the Pub Street to take advantage of the happy hour deals or a good meal. The street is so named because it is lined end to end on both sides by pubs, restaurants and shops.


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