No prizes for guessing the theme here, but as Beatles tribute bars go, this has to be one of the best. Memorabilia plasters the walls, including signed album covers and artworks. Venture upstairs and there are multi-levels, including a pool table and a 4th floor whisky bar with single malts. Great food as well, including Beatle-themed burgers.
Also known as the wooden house, this is a traditional Cambodian countryside dwelling dropped into the backstreets of Siem Reap and makes for an atmospheric place to imbibe. Lounge on capok -filled rice sacks over a classic cocktail made with infused rice wine. Khmer cocktail classes available at US$15 per person.
A Brit pub with a flair for food. Sample the brilliant build-your-own burgers, or try the slightly scary ‘Cardiac Arrest’. There’s truly funky décor, with artsy film posters, and a cocktail menu created for cheeky monkeys. Drop by on Thursday for the quiz; all proceeds are donated to local causes.
A memorable bar thanks to its sweeping sail-like shelters and stylish seating, this place has one of the most creative cocktail lists in town. Curl up in a sleigh bed and relax for the night. Also has an impressive menu of fusion and international cuisine should the munchies strike.
A tiny tapas bar in the up-and-coming Alley West area, this is a convivial spot for a bit of over-the-counter banter. With only 10 stools, expect spillover into the street, especially once the cheap sangria, worldly wines and cheap Tiger bottles start flowing.
The only worshipping going on at this temple is ‘all hail the ale’. This place starts moving early and doesn’t stop, but it’s not for the hard of hearing as the music is permanently cranked up to 11. Dangerous happy hours from 10am to 10pm.
Better known as Dr Beat Richner, Beatocello performs cello compositions at Jayavarman VII Children’s Hospital. Entry is free, but donations are welcome, as they assist the hospital in offering free medical treatment to the children of Cambodia.
Miss Wong carries you back to the chic of 1920s Shanghai. The cocktails are a draw here, making it a cool place to while away an evening, with a new menu offering dim sum. Gay-friendly and extremely popular with the well-heeled expat crowd.
Siem Reap’s original bar claims to have been promoting irresponsible drinking since 1998. The happy hour (to 9pm) lightens the mood for later when everyone’s bouncing along to indie anthems, sometimes on the tables, sometimes under them.
This lively bar opposite Psar Chaa has long been popular with resident expats and travellers in Siem Reap. Top tunes, table football, a pool table and devilish drinks keep them coming until the early hours. Charity quiz night on Thursday.
One of the most alluring bars in town thanks to low lighting and discerning decor, this is the place to come for electronica and ambient sounds. It heaves on weekends or when guest DJs crank up the volume. Happy hour until 9pm.