Drinking and nightlife in Siem Reap

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    Wild

    Hidden away down a small side alley near Wat Dam Nak, Wild is an unprepossessing door from the front, but enter the threshold to discover a secret garden and an old wooden house. Cocktails with local infusions are a popular choice for locals, and the light menu is blissfully simple as all items are a fusion interpretation of spring rolls.

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    Harbour

    Shiver me timbers, this self-styled 'pirate tavern' is a lovable bar housed in an atmospheric wooden house in Stung Thmei. Upstairs are cocktails, booze aplenty and regular open mic, comedy and other events; downstairs is the famous Lex Roulor Tattoo Studio. Just make sure you don't get so drunk you wake up with an unplanned inking.

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    Asana Wooden House

    This is a traditional Cambodian countryside home dropped into the backstreets of Siem Reap, which makes for an atmospheric place to drink. Lounge on kapok-filled rice sacks while sipping a classic cocktail made with infused rice wine. Khmer cocktail classes (US$15 per person) with Sombai spirits are available at 6pm.

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    Picasso

    This tiny tapas bar in the Alley West area is a convivial spot for a bit of over-the-counter banter. With only a dozen or so stools, expect spillover into the street – especially once the cheap sangria, worldly wines and cheap Tiger bottles start flowing.

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    Miss Wong

    Miss Wong carries you back to chic 1920s Shanghai. The cocktails are a draw here, making it a cool place to while away an evening, and there's a menu offering dim sum. Gay-friendly and extremely popular with the well-heeled expat crowd.

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    Laundry Bar

    One of the most chilled, chic bars in town thanks to low lighting and discerning decor. Laundry 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.

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    Beatnik Bar

    A hip little bar on the corner of The Alley, it's just far enough away from Pub St not to be drowned out by the nightly battle of the bars. Cheap drinks, friendly staff and a convivial crowd add up to a great pit stop.

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    Angkor What?

    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 dance anthems, sometimes on the tables, sometimes under them. Regular DJs and live music add to the party mood.

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    Sombai

    Is it drinking or is it shopping? A bit of both, actually, as this rice-wine distillery sells beautiful hand-painted bottles of infused spirits and also offers free tastings. Set in the beautiful house of the renowned artist Leang Seckon, choose from around eight flavours, including ginger and chilli or anise coffee.

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    Dialogue

    Cool coffee shop by day and hip little bar by night, this place has a split personality: one all about coffee and the other all about craft beer. And it works thanks to the coffee being hand roasted and supervised by a former Cambodian barista of the year and the craft ales being sourced from across the region.

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    Hard Rock Cafe

    While you might not head to the Hard Rock Cafe in London or New York, it is well worth making the diversion across the bridge from the Old Market to catch the live band here. They bang out anthems from the 1960s to the '90s, ranging from the Rolling Stones to the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

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    Menaka Speakeasy Lounge

    A cultured speakeasy cocktail bar has arrived in Siem Reap. Downstairs is a cafe by day; upstairs is a hidden bar by night. The artwork pays homage to the golden years of Cambodia's music and film from the 1960s and the creative cocktails are available two-for-one from 6pm to 8pm.

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    Local Brewpub

    Sitting pretty at the end of a popular guesthouse lane, Local Brewpub draws a local and visiting crowd thanks to its impressive range of craft and homebrew beers. Signature IPA Apology Juice is popular, but it also offers regular wheat beers, amber ales and stouts.

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    Home Cocktail

    With drinks starting at US$1.50, this is surely a leading candidate for the cheapest cocktail bar in town. It's also noteworthy as one of the few bars in this area that draws a genuinely mixed crowd of Cambodians and foreigners. Reliable, inexpensive food as well.

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    Wine 'O Clock

    This 24hr cafe-bar never closes, so you can find a food or drink fix any time of day or night. As the name suggests, there is a huge wine selection here and that ensures there are also quality cheeses, cold cuts and other imported items to wash it down.

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    X Bar

    One of the late-night spots in town, X Bar draws revellers for the witching hour when other places are closing up. It offers early-evening movies on the big screen, pool tables and even a skateboard pipe – take a breath test first!

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    Temple Club

    The only worshipping going on at this temple is ‘all hail the ale’. Things start moving early and they don’t stop. It’s not for the hard of hearing as the music is permanently cranked up to 11. Dangerous happy hours from 10am to 10pm.

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    Long’s Bar

    A great little bolt-hole hidden away among the lanes, Long's has some creative cocktails such as pomelo and basil infusion or ginger and lemongrass mojito. Cheap beers for a proper bar, blissfully air-conditioned and no smoking inside.

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    Score!

    Having expanded from Phnom Penh to Temple Town, Score! commands the entrance to Sok San Rd, beckoning sports fans with an inviting open plan and a ginormous two-storey screen.

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    Barcode

    A superstylin' gay bar that's metrosexual-friendly. The cocktails here are worth the stop, as is the regular drag show at 9.30pm. Happy hour runs from 5pm to 7pm daily.