How much do you spend on a good night out in Phnom Penh?

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Re: How much do you spend on a good night out in Phnom Penh?

Post by bolueeleh » Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:21 am

superferret wrote:
Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:07 am
it's much harder to go out and have fun cheap like in the past.
thats the key word, progress and investments in almost all sectors have squeezed out the old modus operandi of the previous occupier with limited resources, welcome to the asian century
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Re: How much do you spend on a good night out in Phnom Penh?

Post by superferret » Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:17 pm

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Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:22 am

dusk til dawn closed?? erik is my boy... they were doing ok last summer....if thats the case...damn..
It's not closed, but I just spend a month with a direct view from my balcony so I saw it each night. The upper deck was open perhaps 1-2 nights in that month and I just saw a few people there when it was even open, the bottom part seems to be open but I only saw a couple people too. It's absolutely a shadow of the big parties they used to have.
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Re: How much do you spend on a good night out in Phnom Penh?

Post by BklynBoy » Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:31 pm

superferret wrote:
Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:17 pm
BklynBoy wrote:
Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:22 am

dusk til dawn closed?? erik is my boy... they were doing ok last summer....if thats the case...damn..
It's not closed, but I just spend a month with a direct view from my balcony so I saw it each night. The upper deck was open perhaps 1-2 nights in that month and I just saw a few people there when it was even open, the bottom part seems to be open but I only saw a couple people too. It's absolutely a shadow of the big parties they used to have.
That's unfortunate. Thanks for the info. I really had some good times there
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Re: How much do you spend on a good night out in Phnom Penh?

Post by dron » Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:26 pm

I spend between ten and two hundred a night. It depends on where I go, who I am with, and what I do. Pretty stupid answer I guess, but isn't that how it would be anywhere? You can spend as much as you want in PP or New York. There are bars with super cheap beer in America and places with twelve dollar cocktails here.
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Re: How much do you spend on a good night out in Phnom Penh?

Post by Jamie_Lambo » Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:42 pm

dron wrote:
Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:26 pm
I spend between ten and two hundred a night. It depends on where I go, who I am with, and what I do. Pretty stupid answer I guess, but isn't that how it would be anywhere? You can spend as much as you want in PP or New York. There are bars with super cheap beer in America and places with twelve dollar cocktails here.
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Re: How much do you spend on a good night out in Phnom Penh?

Post by shnoukieBRO » Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:27 am

I bet you'd spend less if you had a few rum and cokes before heading out on the town. Sorry about being a cheap scate here but I guess happy hour out can be cheap too...good company means money doesn't really matter I guess and yea having fun usually means spending a fair amount...
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Re: How much do you spend on a good night out in Phnom Penh?

Post by BklynBoy » Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:38 am

shnoukieBRO wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:27 am
I bet you'd spend less if you had a few rum and cokes before heading out on the town. Sorry about being a cheap scate here but I guess happy hour out can be cheap too...good company means money doesn't really matter I guess and yea having fun usually means spending a fair amount...

Pre-gaming is always a good idea.. Even better if you take the rum out and just get the coke!!
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Re: How much do you spend on a good night out in Phnom Penh?

Post by Mr Curious » Tue Apr 03, 2018 2:47 pm

the only time I paid 100 for Leo was NYE and everything else around was closed. Should be more like 59 baht.
on a recent visit to Vientiane I paid 45 baht for a large bottle of Beer Lao.
I miss the sidewalk bars. 130 for bourbon on the rocks, take one of the girls home for 1000 or so, no barfine. Watch the crazy show of Bkk streets the whole time. Maybe get the first Skytrain of the morning as the bars packed up.

How much you need depends on how much you make or how stupid you want to be I suppose.
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Re: How much do you spend on a good night out in Phnom Penh?

Post by dron » Tue Apr 03, 2018 2:54 pm

Price always goes up if there are a lot of women there. I guess they gotta pay the salaries somehow, though I'm sure it balances out. If I have a choice between a bar filled with miserable old men or one with dancing women in bikinis I'm going for the latter. Have an unlimited supply of the prior back home!
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Re: How much do you spend on a good night out in Phnom Penh?

Post by ExPenhMan » Tue Apr 03, 2018 3:44 pm

Just for comparison sake: Booze is already cheap in Vietnam but happy hours in Vung Tau will turn you into a fire-breathing alky. I had to leave after 6 months. You'll see what I mean . . .

Buy 1, get 1 free. Translation: 30,000 dong/$1.30/40 baht for two Tigers, 90,000/$4/120 baht for two Jagermeister shots. So for four drinks, you shell out $5.30/160 baht. A double Black Label is $3. (It's not really Black but sort of close.) HH runs 5-9 pm at Red Parrot and MK Bar. Imagine the damage you can do in 4 hours.

At the Parrot (1st pic), HH prices extend to almost everything right well into the top shelf, e.g., single malts (Bushmill's Single Malt=135,000/$5.75 but you get 1 free), imported Euro beers (Erdinger 85,000/$3.75 but get 1 free), etc.

An HH Saigon Red is 20,000/90 cents/25 baht at Offshore. Regular price 30,000/$1.30/40 baht.

In Saigon, a Belgian Heverlee pint at Phatty's (2nd pic) is 100,000/$4.40/135 baht. Non-HH.

Forgot about Cask (3rd pic, non-girly bar). They sell East-West beers. Think it was 80,000 dong/$3.50/105 baht.

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