How to make the most out of your time in Phnom Penh? Enjoy and experience Phnom Penh nightlife. In this post, you will find out some chilling places in the city. Live music? I also include here. Unlike Siem Reap, Phnom Penh doesn’t have a lively, dedicated pub street. But an area near the riverside of the Sisowath Quay is largely known for the best place for nightlife in Cambodia’s largest capital city. Have you ever heard of the Foreign Correspondents’ Club (FCC)? Aside from the riverfront area, Boeung Keng Kang 1 (BKK1) area is secondary. Another area to check out is the intersection of street 51 and 172.

How safe is the nightlife in Phnom Penh? Nightlife in the Cambodian capital city is amazing. In Phnom Penh, it’s quite safe for travelers. But just like any city in the world, you should always be cautious, especially when you walk alone on a small alley in the dark. After all, it’s a city of party at night.

Sky bars in Phnom Penh
Sora Sky Bar (37th floor of Rosewood hotel) and Eclipse Sky Bar (23rd floor of the Phnom Penh Tower) are the top choice for most visitors.

Phnom Penh’s bars and clubs
Open until midnight, it’s just about the time before the start of clubbing. Sofitel is one of Phnom Penh’s luxury bars. Elephant bar at Raffles Hotel ale Royal is another one.

More places you can hang out:
Cadillac Bar & Manhattan Lounge
Candy Bar
Club Love
PitStop Bar
Pontoon
Riverside Bistro
Botanico Wine & Beer Garden
Long After Dark

How about underground bars? Zeppelin Cafe and Long after Dark are the best bars in the heart and darkness of Phnom Penh.

How about live music in Phnom Penh?
You can expect that Phnom Penh is also a place for lively live music.

Good to know:
Night Market in Phnom Penh along the riverfront is a must-visit at least once. It’s just close enough for a stroll from the Sisowath quay area. In addition to shopping, you can find street food stalls to taste. There are times when you can even enjoy free concerts and local performances.
You should be aware that in Cambodia prostitution is illegal.


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