After a long haul of temple-hopping during the daytime, you might want to relax and enjoy Siem Reap nightlife with all the exciting and best things to do in Cambodia. Siem Reap doesn’t have only beautiful temples and magnificent religious monuments, it also has a vibrant nightlife scene with cool bars, lively local night markets, and great night shows.
Siem Reap nightlife can cater to any budget and preference. Tourists have a wide range of choice from shopping options, to restaurants to entertainments. Are you ready for one of the best night out in your life? If you are, check out our exclusive list of best things to do in Siem Reap at night below.
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1, Best of Siem Reap Nightlife: Night Markets
Siem Reap has some of the best night markets in Cambodia where you can enjoy shopping to your heart’s content. Not only that you can find everything from accessories, clothes, and souvenirs, the night markets are also the place to taste the best of Cambodian street food.
Angkor Night Market
Open from 5:00 PM to midnight, Angkor Night Market is the best night market for both locals and tourists to enjoy their time. Angkor Night Market is a community which supports authentic, unique products produced by the locals. Best items to look for in Angkor Night Market are Khmer products and handmade items. However, you’ll have to bargain, hard.
Noon Night Market
This market is decorated with a lot of colorful lights and it’s quite easy to find. Just a road away from Angkor Night Market, Noon Night Market is smaller yet boasts 100 stalls selling all kinds of things, including carvings like Buddha statues, and tattoo parlor. You can find some local dishes here to satisfy your hunger for Khmer food.
Siem Reap Art Center Market
This market is a beautiful and special place that you’ll love every minute in it. Opened in 2011, Siem Reap Art Center Market has become one of best shopping places for tourists in Siem Reap. Located near Old Market, Pub Street, this night market is always busy and chaotic with all clubs, restaurants, boutiques, art gallery and souvenir shops. The place is bright, adorned with beautiful artworks but remember to bargain hard.
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2, Siem Reap Bars and Siem Reap Pub Street
Siem Reap Pub Street
Located right in the downtown of Siem Reap, Pub Street is the place to go for those who are seeking a fun, exciting nightlife experience in the town. As the name says, there are tons of bars, restaurants, and pubs that have everything for everyone. The ambiance is also nice and you can meet many travelers to chat and interact.
Pub Street is a great place you can have a draft beer and drink the heat away.
Miss Wong Cocktail Bar
Miss Wong is the number-one bar in Siem Reap for its classy style and its fantastic collection of drinks and cocktails. The atmosphere is absolutely amazing with the 1930s Shanghai design and warm lights. Some drink to try in Miss Wong: Indochine Martini, Lemongrass Collins and Apricot and Kaffir Lime Martini.
- Opening hours: Sun-Sat from 6:00 PM – 1:00 AM
- Address: The Lane, Siem Reap
The bar has a totally different style compared to Miss Wong. Its style is more rustic, easy going and more intimate to Cambodian housing styles. Asana is set in one of the center’s last remaining traditional wooden houses. You’ll be surprisingly amused before the use of rice sacks with feathers inside served as cushions, hammocks, and divans. The cocktail menu is just very creative.
- Opening hours: Sun-Sat from 12:00 PM – 12:01 AM
- Address: The Lane, Siem Reap
Angkor What? Bar
This place is just iconic to travelers to Siem Reap and it’s so different from the temple that it is named after. Come to Angkor What? you’ll enjoy exciting music, a wonderful atmosphere for dancing and cool graffiti art. The bar is just perfect for to loosen up and socialize with other fellow travelers.
- Opening hours: Fri – Sat: 2:00PM – 4:00AM, Sun – Thu: 2:00PM – 3:00AM
- Address: Pub Street, Siem Reap
A nice place for those who prefer a quieter, atmospheric ambiance with relaxing music. The bar is known for a great collection of cocktails, a wonderful happy hour and friendly bartenders. The u-shaped layout of the bar makes it even easier to strike a conversation with people here.
- Address: House # 11, Mondol 1 Village, 17252
- Opening hours: 13:00PM – 2:00AM
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3, Watch an Aspara dance during a Khmer dinner
However, if the vibrancy of Pub Street and its bars isn’t something you’d enjoy very much, then you always have an alternative that leans more to exploring Cambodia traditional side. Aspara Performance Dinner offers a chance to see the most famous pieces of Cambodian classical theatre and enjoying the best of Khmer cuisine.
There are a considerable number of restaurants and hotels that have this service, but the quality varies. A recommendation for Apsara Performance Dinner with buffet: Somadevi Hotel and Amazone. If you prefer set menu with the performance, we suggest you Kanell Dinner Show.
This service is included in many of our tours to Vietnam and Cambodia as a welcoming dinner to Siem Reap.
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4, Hop on for a Vespa Food Tour
A great activity for food enthusiasts to enjoy Siem Reap nightlife. You don’t have to do anything but sit back and let the driver take you to places to enjoy Khmer best dishes. This is a perfect combination of modernity and local style.
A highlight of the tour is your chance to eat bizarre Cambodian food like fried insects. You won’t be able to forget the taste!
5, Siem Reap Café: Escape the crowds
Cafes are always wonderful places to chill and relax after a day of adventure and temple-hopping around Siem Reap. Here are some of the best café to enjoy at night in Siem Reap:
Sister Srey Café
If you’re looking for a trait of western architecture and atmosphere in the tropical Siem Reap, this is the perfect café for you. The café is new, run by two energetic Australian sisters. Café’s ambiance is lovely and can easily win your heart. Come to Sister Srey Café for refreshing drinks and a healthy lunch menu.
- Address: 200 pokambor St, Siem Reap, Siemreab-Otdar Meanchey
Everyone in town knows this café, a place not just to have a taste of coffee, to chill and spend time unwinding but also a place to conduct a formal meeting. The coffee made here is sourced from Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam. This promises a seriously delicious taste.
- Address: #719-721, Street 14, Mundol 1, Khum Svay Dangkum, Siem Reap, Cambodia
The Glasshouse Deli. Patisserie
If you want some beautiful place to spend your night with a great collection of food, drinks, and baked goodies, then this is your café. They have a wonderful tantalizing homemade ice-cream you should not miss by any means.
- Address: Park Hyatt Siem Reap | Sivutha, Boulevard, Siem Reap, Cambodia
6, Have a blast at KTV (Karaoke TVs)
If you love singing, Karaoke TVs is your thing to enjoy in Siem Reap. Karaoke bars in Cambodia are called KTVs as general, dotting along the streets in Siem Reap.
You can easily find those bars with large neon letters ‘KTV’ on them. If you go with family and friends, this is such a fun activity to do together. We recommend High Zone Family Karaoke, located right by the Central Market, to be the place for your family practice singing without being complained by the neighbors.
7, Watch Phare: the best circus show in Cambodia
Phare is the best activity for those who are looking for a suitable nightlife experience in Siem Reap for both adults and children. Come to the Phare Circus Street to enjoy a stimulating night of circus, art, music, juggling, gymnastics and Cambodian theater.
It’s so fascinating to watch the Cambodian stories being told in such a creative and beautiful way. The show sends one message: to show the world how a country recovers from a war-torn past with such optimistic hope. Nowadays, Phare supports 1200 students at a public school and over 500 students at a vocational arts training center.
- Address: Phare Circus Ring Road, south of the Intersection, Sok San Rd, Krong Siem Reap
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8, Enjoy a Siem Reap Nightlife Massage
There are plenty of massage and wellness centers in Siem Reap with various styles of massage: from Thai style to Japanese style. Nothing better in relieving your sore muscles after a day of temple-hopping in the tropical heat of Siem Reap than a good session of massage.
Here are some good choices for you:
Address: Wat Bo Rd | Salakamreuk, Siem Reap, Siem Reap, Campuchia
Address: Nation Road 6 | at the north of Phum Trang Market 200 meters
Japanese Style Body Care Saiju
Address: Samdech Tep Vong St. | Taphul village, House No.410 2F, Siem Reap
Thai Zen Spa
Address: Soksan Road, Siem Reap
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In conclusion, Siem Reap has the best nightlife scene in Cambodia. You can feel the vibrancy on every street in the city’s downtown. Spend a night in Siem Reap, you will be indulged in exploring local night markets, watching traditional performances or discovering the unique collection of cafés and bars around town.
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