Just as there are a wide variety of restaurants in Siem Reap thanks to the number of tourists passing through the town, there is also a large selection of bars and clubs. These range from quieter restaurants/bars to livelier clubs.
The best part of town when it comes to socialising is Psar Chaa (Old Market). Many of the town’s bar/restaurants and nightclubs are on this square. And if they’re not on the square they are within close proximity.
If you want to sample a slice of local culture, try and see some traditional ‘aspara’ performances. This is a customary type of dance and is very graceful. Performances are staged in various locations around the town.
Opposite Angkor Village, Siem Reap, Cambodia
For some local culture rather than local beers, the Aspara Theatre is the place to go. This exquisite venue holds traditional 'aspara' performances nightly and offers a welcomed alternative to bars full of pool tables.
Sivatha Blvd., Siem Reap, Cambodia
The 'Dead Fish' is one of the most unique bars in town. With live music playing regularly, and the newly opened 'Fat Boy Bar', it is one of the best places for a night out in Siem Reap.
Pub Street, Siem Reap, Cambodia
Brodies is Siem Reap's most westernised bar, and is kind of a ‘sports bar’. Choose from pool tables or dart boards along with a good selection of beers at good prices. This is also one of the town’s latest-opening venues.
one block west of Psar Chaa, Siem Reap, Cambodia
The Angkor What? is the most popular bar in Siem Reap and is usually filled with both ex-pats and travellers. As it is quite small it always seems full, but this just makes for a good atmosphere.
Psar Chaa area, Siem Reap, Cambodia
This bar doesn't get quite as packed as the Angkor What? but still draws a big crowd most nights. Its décor is tasteful and there is always a good atmosphere here. Its nicest feature is the balcony which hangs over the Old Market.