If you want to chill and hang out like any other tourist in Siem Reap, Cambodia, the Pub Street is for you. This is where the night life happens when traffic is blocked so restaurants and bars can occupy a better portion of the street with tables and chairs.
On our 2nd day in Siem Reap, we quickly finished touring the temples and asked our tuk tuk driver to drop us off at the Old Market. We’ve had enough temples to visit for the day and we wanted to scan through the number of stalls selling different merchandise in the original marketplace. I still had some pending requests for items to buy and I was about to panic since we only had limited time left. Didn’t find much to explore there as most of the items were also in the night market.
We also wanted to explore the pub street when it’s not too crowded with people.
pub street during day time
The place has a number of nooks and corners and each of these are filled with shops that scream ART in every direction. There’s also a rich display of colors and designs which create a quaint but cozy look.
saw this shop first in Marcus of Ambot-Ah.com and his site
Pub Street is located a block away from the Old Market. It’s not a hard spot to locate as most of the tourists go here at night to get some booze-fix. Restaurants offer a lot of choices of Khmer and international cuisine. Happy hour starts at 5pm and the night becomes bright with lights and different types of music gets played on both sides.
Pub street at night
tables waiting to be filled
After a long day of walking at the temples, you’d definitely want to grab a bite to eat and couple it with a cold drink while talking to fellow travelers you’ve just met there. Everybody seems friendly and everybody just wants to have a good time.
football on a big screen
talking and talking
Unfortunately for us, because we I took a lot of time buying souvenirs at the Angkor Night Market, we weren’t able to fully check out the Pub Street. Shops and restos have already closed and there were only a few watering holes left open.
We ended up spending the rest of the time with our feet in a fish tank. But that will be for another blog entry.
Here’s a couple of comprehensive guides about Siem Reap:
- Tips and Things to Know about Siem Reap, Cambodia
- Digital Nomad Life: One Month in Siem Reap, Cambodia
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