7 best bars in Phnom Penh

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7 best bars in Phnom Penh

Post by kiwiincambodia » Wed Jan 27, 2016 6:19 pm

This popped up on my Facebook feed.

Can't say I agree with the most of these.

http://theculturetrip.com/asia/cambodia ... phnom-pen/

What would you say the 7 best bars in Phnom Penh are?
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Re: 7 best bars in Phnom Penh

Post by Jamie_Lambo » Wed Jan 27, 2016 6:38 pm

1.Walkabout
2.Pontoon
3.Gpub
4.GSM
5.Walkabout
6.Walkabout
7.Cant think of anymore the rest are shit!
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Re: 7 best bars in Phnom Penh

Post by phuketrichard » Wed Jan 27, 2016 9:41 pm

Article is aimed at the NGO and embassy crowd i think
for me

Larry's
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Sharkies, ( depending on what band is playing)

to me anything on or near street 51 is shit
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Re: RE: Re: 7 best bars in Phnom Penh

Post by Flexnez » Thu Jan 28, 2016 12:14 am

phuketrichard wrote:Article is aimed at the NGO and embassy crowd i think
for me

Larry's
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Sharkies, ( depending on what band is playing)

to me anything on or near street 51 is shit
Zeppelin was located at street 51 until it closed for relocation last week.
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Re: 7 best bars in Phnom Penh

Post by Cam Nivag » Thu Jan 28, 2016 2:11 am

Fox Bistro? Good God. That place is sterile and boring as hell.
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Re: 7 best bars in Phnom Penh

Post by Bitte_Kein_Lexus » Thu Jan 28, 2016 11:26 am

Yeah that list is really aiming for the a specific crowd. Can't blame her that much as bars tend to cater to fairly specific demographics (though not as much here as in the west). I haven't been at every spot mentioned, but I personally find most of those places a bit boring and pretentious.
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Re: 7 best bars in Phnom Penh

Post by bkktrapper » Thu Jan 28, 2016 12:20 pm

Is walkabout still alive? I heard it died in the ass.
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Re: 7 best bars in Phnom Penh

Post by Jamie_Lambo » Thu Jan 28, 2016 12:34 pm

bkktrapper wrote:Is walkabout still alive? I heard it died in the ass.
as much as i hate to admit it, i was actually in there last night, my mate who's relocating from thailand to cambodia said he had never been and wanted to check it out, i did warn him, we stayed for one drink and didnt hang about, the place was busy, and still attracts the finest of crowds :bad:
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Re: 7 best bars in Phnom Penh

Post by Kuroneko » Thu Jan 28, 2016 5:12 pm

Bitte_Kein_Lexus wrote:Yeah that list is really aiming for the a specific crowd.
I think you're right, number one Strange Fruit - "Strange Fruit is involved heavily in the LGBT scene of Phnom Penh, and has hosted various significant events including Pride Cambodia 2015." Don't think i'd even take my cat there :D
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Cam Nivag wrote:Fox Bistro? Good God. That place is sterile and boring as hell.
Agree there, if your looking for a wine bar I think Bouchon is streets ahead.
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Le Moon Terrace Bar - fine if you are short of cash and don't want to buy a drink. Certainly the service must be the slowest in Phnom Penh
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Re: 7 best bars in Phnom Penh

Post by Jamie_Lambo » Thu Jan 28, 2016 5:16 pm

Kuroneko wrote:
Bitte_Kein_Lexus wrote:Yeah that list is really aiming for the a specific crowd.
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they could serve me anything and id drink it :)
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