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Pontoon opinion

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:48 am
by superferret
Here's my opinion of Pontoon in case someone's interested:

Thuggish disco really sucks

I've been to this place about 20-30 times, the only reason is there's not that many choices late night and I lived in
PP for 3 years. This place is thuggish and the music absolutely sucks.
There's so many mean looking security guards watching every move it's ridiculous. On a Thursday night there were about 20 people dancing and 4 mean looking security guards standing on the side watching them dance. One of the guys was walking around like a complete clutz acting like some boot camp intructor in the middle of the place. So unprofessional. So rude.
Very hard to find a place to sit down because half the tables are marked as reserved despite being completely empty.
They have some sort of a class system going, rich khmers get these tables if they buy bottles, so you see some bored to death looking 40+ year old women sitting on the sides by themselves at empty tables, while other people can't sit down.
The place feels like it's all about showing off how rich you are with what drinks you can buy.
As for the music. Wtf is this? It's some mix which is 80% no-name speed disco music, 15% songs that were cool three years ago, and 5% summer favorites that have been so overplayed it hurts to hear them.

Re: Pontoon opinion

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:11 am
by pczz
superferret wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:48 am
Here's my opinion of Pontoon in case someone's interested:

Thuggish disco really sucks

I've been to this place about 20-30 times, the only reason is there's not that many choices late night and I lived in
PP for 3 years. This place is thuggish and the music absolutely sucks.
There's so many mean looking security guards watching every move it's ridiculous. On a Thursday night there were about 20 people dancing and 4 mean looking security guards standing on the side watching them dance. One of the guys was walking around like a complete clutz acting like some boot camp intructor in the middle of the place. So unprofessional. So rude.
Very hard to find a place to sit down because half the tables are marked as reserved despite being completely empty.
They have some sort of a class system going, rich khmers get these tables if they buy bottles, so you see some bored to death looking 40+ year old women sitting on the sides by themselves at empty tables, while other people can't sit down.
The place feels like it's all about showing off how rich you are with what drinks you can buy.
As for the music. Wtf is this? It's some mix which is 80% no-name speed disco music, 15% songs that were cool three years ago, and 5% summer favorites that have been so overplayed it hurts to hear them.
it didn't used to be like this. As with many of the good places in Cambodia it has slid down the slippery slope towards oblivion. I believe the owner now has other business ventuires and this is just a money machine now. The rot started when he brought in door charges and Dj's whose main talent is clearing the dance floor in record time

Re: Pontoon opinion

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:48 am
by that genius
DJ's clearing the dance floor in record time...good one!

Re: Pontoon opinion

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:15 am
by King Keil
The music is just atrocious in the main club. Could not even stay long enough to witness the thuggish behaviour of the security guys.
Guess it only makes sense if your looking for working girls.

Re: Pontoon opinion

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:55 am
by pczz
King Keil wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:15 am
The music is just atrocious in the main club. Could not even stay long enough to witness the thuggish behaviour of the security guys.
Guess it only makes sense if your looking for working girls.
They used to have very good security a few years back. I saw them removing a drunk Khmer very politely, not just beating him up like at home. As they took him past me they bumped my beer and the bouncer apologized and got one of the girls to bring me another one. Now, as you say, they are just a bunch of hooligans

Re: Pontoon opinion

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:24 pm
by PSD-Kiwi
I definitely agree about the new security mob, never used to be like it is now. Still a good spot to get ya groove on though...table service, poppin bottles is the only way to roll up in da club!

Re: Pontoon opinion

Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:37 pm
by xX.TROPA.Xx
It's okay but you need to watch your bill and or change you are given back here more then anywhere else I've been in PP

Re: Pontoon opinion

Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:21 am
by Jamie_Lambo
preferred it before it had that new extension (forget what its called) very very rarely i go there these days, and only go if were buying a bottle and have a table and sofas

Re: Pontoon opinion

Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:51 am
by Jimmy Crow
Revolting place with no class and a bowl of contagious scarelett whores who should be screened for infectious diseases before entering premises,no sense of privacy,sweaty Nigerians and khmericans having flashbacks of life once had in the first world before they qeee deported to their ancestral land,Great music though and good service !

Re: Pontoon opinion

Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:33 pm
by Beerinthemorning
Place was cool in 2010.