Phnom Penh Nightlife

There is many choice if you wish to relish a night out in Phnom Penh, and also the choices are growing more each year! Anyone who has visited Phnom Penh a few years ago can tell you how much the city has been modified. Not only are there more folks living and visiting here, but also there’s more of everything opening all the time. That includes bars and interesting venues.

Whether you like a quiet drink overlooking the stream, or you are looking for something with a little more action, you'll find somewhere to fit your style of nightlife in Phnom Penh. We have selected a list of Phnom Penh’s top places for some nightlife. Most bars in and around the city have happy hours, so check the times to make your travel budget stretch s without sacrificing the fun issue.


The Riverhouse Bar

Address: 157 Sisowath quay, Phnom Penh
Closes: 03:00 A.M
Happy hours: 2:00 PM-7:00 PM - buy one get one free for all cocktails and draft beer:

Set in a French colonial building on the riverfront, you'll make a choice from the relaxing balcony, the VIP space, or the lively club known as The Lounge. There’s a live DJ nightly of the week, and they feature an international DJ once a month, so keep a glance out for his or her program if you are in city for a few nights.


The Eclipse Sky Bar

Address: Phnom Penh Tower, St. 232
off Monivong Blvd, north of Sihanouk Blvd
Closes: 02:00 A.M.
Happy hours: 5:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.:  30% off all drinks except bottles of spirits or wine

The Eclipse Sky Bar is the highest rooftop bar and restaurant located on the 23rd floor of the Phnom Penh Tower and won a people’s choice award for best sky bar in 2014. The bar is not advisable during the wet season as it is completely open air. However, you may view every direction over the city is worth the visit to the top. The Eclipse Sky Bar starts its door in the afternoon, 2:00 P.M. and closes at 01:00 A.M. during the week, and 02:00 A.M. on weekends, with a live band from 9:00 P.M. Like most rooftop bars, drinks are pricier than other bars.



Address: Street 172, off Street 51
Opens: 9:00 P.M. - 05:00 A.M.

Pontoon is a common nightclub with a vast dance floor, a really large bar and many seating areas to chill out. It’s open seven nights a week and every night has a different theme and music with various DJs. apart from regular events like ladies night every Wednesday (50% discount on cocktails and groups of five girls get a free jug of frozen margarita) or a live drag show every Thursday, they feature famous international DJs. Pontoon attracts a mix of locals and travelers, and while you'll have to pay an entrance fee on weekends and special events, you’re certain to get your money’s worth.


The Mad Monkey

Address: St 302, Boeng Keng Korng 1, Phnom Penh
Opens: 03:00 P.M. till midnight
Happy hours: Between 05:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M.

Backpacker central! The Mad Monkey is away from the main tourist area but still settled centrally in Boeng Keng Korng 1. Renowned as a backpacker hostel, the place also has 2 bars including a rooftop “beach” bar overlooking the town, with over 40 cocktails on offer. Don’t miss the Phnom Penh bazooka while looking at the sunset! The prices are slightly more expensive than many hiker bars in the town but quality service and relaxing atmosphere make it a decent choice. While times for happy hour can change, they have been renowned to have free beer promotions as well.



Address: St. 278, Boeng Keng Korng 1 
Closes: 01:00 A.M. most days
Happy hours: from 4:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M

Equinox is located on busy St. 278, which is a backpacker and nightlife center away from the Riverside – hostels, bars and restaurants. The relaxing area on the ground floor gets very busy at night, with the main bar, and art exhibitions on the wall. Every weekends, local bands or comedians from everywhere in the world perform on the small stage on the first floor. Entry is always free and drinks are inexpensive. They even have a rooftop area on the second floor where you can relax.


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