Nightlife in Sihanoukville - The Complete Guide

Sihanoukville with its own vibe is famous for having some of the best beaches in Cambodia. With a plethora of restaurants and beach bars on the coastal line, you will find everything from Khmer, Italian and European cuisines to elaborate happy hours offering beers and bootleg liquor at only 2,000 Riels. Get ready to be surrounded by beach vendors who will smoothly convince you to buy crabs, langoustines and grilled baby octopus. If the beach nightlife isn't enough, do not worry the Casinos have got you covered. Spend a night full of luxurious gambling and entertainment because Sihanoukville very well knows how to party the night away!

Restaurants and Bars in Sihanoukville

1. The Big Easy


Featuring a breezy bar and restaurant, The Big Easy is situated spaciously at Serendipity Beach. The property houses a big bar with affordable beers and wines along with Asian and American cuisines. Backpackers can afford pocket-friendly rooms and dorms to stay the night before they leave for their next destination. The Big Easy never falls short of entertainment as it has a big TV screen streaming live sports, billiards and Live music shows on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the venue. 

Address: The Big Easy, St Ochheuteal (500) Serendipity Beach Road, Serendipity Beach, Sihanoukville, Cambodia
Open Hours: 8 AM to 12 AM
Phone Number:  +855 15 555 003

2. Jack and Daniels Bar


Being one of the prominent bars at Serendipity Beach, Jack and Daniels attracts a lot of backpackers in Sihanoukville. The party starts from 10:00pm and goes on until early morning with all genres of music played by the DJ. Brace yourselves to make some new friends and dance the night away with them!

Address: Serendipity Beach Street (502), Preah Sihanouk, Cambodia
Phone Number: +855 96 893 6784

3. Papa Pippo


Nestled in the heart of Otres village, Papa Pippo stands out amongst the other restaurants for its charming ambience, freshly prepared pastas, pizzas and authentic Italian Gelatos. The restaurant offers an authentic Italian style menu along with beers, wine and cocktails making it the perfect spot for a romantic dinner by the beach.

Address: Otres Village, Group 6, Village 6, Sangkat 4 Sihanoukville, 18000, Cambodia
Open Hours: 8 AM to 2:30 PM and 5:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Phone Number: +855 69 906 006

4. 5 Men Fresh Beer


If you’re craving for some German styled chilled beers then 5 Men Fresh Beer is the place for you. Although the place closes before midnight, it is packed with tourists and locals to try out refreshing white and black beers and even the very unusual craft ale. What makes this spot special is that they make beer on-site using a lager and a stout.

Address: 19 Mithona Street, Independence Beach, Sihanoukville, Cambodia
Open Hours: 7 AM to 11:30 PM
Phone Number: +855 12 913 346

5. Boudoir Sihanoukville


Located in the premises of Sihanoukville’s second largest casino, Boudoir is a luxury club and bar boosting a lush and elegant interior serving craft cocktails and high quality drinks. It is very well known for its parties hosted by international DJ’s and not to forget the exceptional staff service.

Address: Queenco Hotel & Casino, Victory Beach, District 3, Sihanoukville 18000 Cambodia
Open Hours: 8 PM to 3 AM
Phone Number: +855 69 536 256

Beach Nightlife and Bars in Sihanoukville

At a distance of 140 miles from Phnom Penh, Sihanoukville offers beautiful white sand beaches at the Bay of Thailand. Serendipity Beach, Ochheuteal Beach and Victory Beach are the most happening beaches boosted by the tourists. The beaches are filled with restaurants, nightclubs and bars offering unlimited entertainment for the night. Although, if you want to spend a peaceful vacation away from the parties you can visit the quieter beaches outside town that include Otres Beach, Hawaii Beach and Independence Beach.

6. Otres Corner Beach Bar


Besides being the liveliest bar on Otres Beach, Otres Corner hosts the largest ‘Full Moon Party’ every month. With a bar on the beach, the venue offers different sorts of entertainment every night including movie nights, fire shows, Poker mondays and psychedelic fridays. Also known as the Last Hippie Standing, the ambience is neon themed with westerners grooving to psychedelic music. The bar is easily accessible and affordable with happy hours starting from 7 PM to 11 PM. The staff also provides you with rental bikes to tour the town.

Address: Sihanoukville, Otres-1 Beach Kompong Som, Sihanoukville 18000 Cambodia
Open Hours: 9 AM to 12 AM and 9 AM to 7 AM on Mondays
Phone Number: +855 97 579 5329               

7. Wish You Were Here


A popular guest house at the heart of Otres, Wish You Were Here is famous for its hippie styled wooden interiors. The food is unreal, offering authentic Sri Lankan Curry every Thursday night along with Cambodian and European cuisines. Sunday Nights call for live music and beers worth 3052 Riels (75 cents) along with a variety of cocktails and food specials served. Sip on the amazing cocktails as you watch the serene sunset over Otres Beach.

Address: Sangkat 4, Mittapheap, Otres Beach, Cambodia
Open Hours:  +855 97 241 5884

8. Angkor Beach Bar


Angkor Beach Bar is perfect for you to relax and enjoy the cold breeze with your family and friends. Located at Ochheuteal Beach, the venue provides indoor as well as outdoor seatings with a wide range of Cambodian, Australian, European and Thai cuisines. Do not miss out on the barbeque fish and Angkor beer. With a list of modern music playing in the evening, the bar hosts a live music show at 7 PM everyday.

Address: Ochheuteal Beach Path, Preah Sihanouk, Cambodia
Open Hours: 24/7
Phone Number: +855 17 788 372

9. KTV Paradise Garden


The Paradise Garden offers tourists a chance to experience authentic Cambodian Karaoke culture of Khmer performances by women. The tourists can join them too. Those who want their individual karaoke sessions are provided with private KTV rooms. The venue hosts a large bar set up with lots of delicious seafood on the Chinese-Cambodian menu.

Address: Street 333 (Karaoke Street) near the Golden Lions, Sihanoukville
Phone Number (Tel):  016-333609

10. IDN Pub and Bar


The best hour to visit IDN Pub and Bar is during sunset with the beachfront looking absolutely picturesque as you enjoy your drinks. Located inside The Rich Resort and Casino, the bar faces the famous Victory Beach. Visitors can lazy away in the evening and join the live DJ performance at night inside the club.

Address: Krong St Inside The Rich Resort and Casino, Sihanoukville 18000 Cambodia
Open Hours: 2 PM to 2 AM
Phone Number: +855 96 635 4375

Casinos in Sihanoukville

Casinos are a major tourist attraction in Cambodia with approximately 16 casinos located in Sihanoukville. Although the casinos are open 24 hours a day, they are packed with tourists during the evening hours to gamble and try their hands on some luck. Gamblers can enjoy free drinks and snacks while playing on the slot machines, roulettes, blackjacks, etc.

11. Holiday Palace


With around 200 slot machines to choose from, Holiday Palace is the largest casino in Sihanoukville. The casino hosts 6 baccarat tables, American Roulette and Blackjack. Along with 11 restaurants, a spa and a swimming pool, the venue also has a VIP area for prodigal gamblers.

Address: 2 Thnou St, Preah Sihanouk 18200, Cambodia
Phone Number: +855 34 933 807

12. Golden Sea Casino


The Golden Sea casino is a family-friendly casino providing a bunch of amenities like aromatherapy, spa and sauna to the guests. Set on Otres Beach, the venue is open 24/7 with a variety of gaming options made available for gambling enthusiasts.  

Address: Ekareach Street, Sangkat 3, Preah Sihanouk, Cambodia
Phone Number: +855 34 937 888

13. Queenco Hotel and Casino


The second largest casino in Sihanoukville offers 138 slot machines and 12 gaming tables. Set on Victory Beach, the visitors can relax at the bar/lounge, spas and salon with the premises after a long night of gambling and games.

Address: Victory Beach, Mohavithey Krong, District 3, Preah Sihanouk 18000, Cambodia
Phone Number: +855 34 933 733

Night Markets and Street Food in Sihanoukville


14. Saturday Night Otres Market 

A street full of surprises, get ready to expect the unexpected! Every Saturday, the dull roads of Otres Village take the form of a massive food festival full of live music, high quality craft cocktails and a parade of fusioned cuisines. Spontaneous villagers and foreign expats cook whatever they feel like, reinventing dishes and themselves! You will find Australians Cooking Indian food, Russians preparing barbeques, a man from Dubai selling mouthwatering baba ganoush and hummus and local Cambodian women selling Italian style pizzas. These incredible home chefs passionately look out for their customers and always offer the best food to them. Every ingredient they use is sourced as locally as possible. The chefs also make customized dishes on request. All of these beautiful elements combined make the Otres market worth visiting!

Address: Otres Lake, Sihanoukville 18000 Cambodia
Open Hours: Every Saturday from 5 PM to 11 PM

15. Old Night Market

You can head over to the Old Night Market after a nice stroll at the Serendipity and Ochheuteal Beach. The market is located at one of the 7 corners of Golden Lions Circle and  is worth a visit if you’re hungry or just passing by. The market is known for its authentic Khmer food and BBQ at cheap prices. It is open from afternoons till late evenings with an array of street style restaurants selling deep-fried bugs and snakes.

Tips for Experiencing Nightlife in Sihanoukville

  1. Personal Safety - Watch out for pickpockets, bag snatchers, beggars and drunks. It is best to leave your valuables at the hotel room. Do not carry your passport, instead keep a photocopy of the same in your bag just in case. Do not go out for a walk alone in the night, a group of fellow travellers and friends always help! 

  2. Drink Spiking - Buy your own drink, keep an eye on it while interacting in groups and finish it before going to the restroom. Drink Spiking has been reported by many travelers in Sihanoukville. If you start feeling drowsy leave immediately and get help from your travel insurance emergency assistance as your drink might have been spiked by Yaba, famously known as the ‘Madness Drug’.

  3. Avoid Drugs - With harmful drugs sold under the name of Cocaine, drug-related deaths are very common in Cambodia. Unexpected Police raids could land you up in jail for even the smallest trace of marijuana.

  4. Girly Bars and Prostitution - It is best to avoid women and hostesses at bars as most of them are pickpockets, drink spikers and scams. The beautiful girls may leave you mesmerised but unfortunately, Cambodia has a high HIV rate in sex workers and hence a polite ‘No’ always works. Be aware of locals dancing with you at the bar or giving you a lot of attention. They might end up claiming assault and blackmail you for an enormous amount of money.

  5. Drunk Driving - With an increasing amount of vehicles in Cambodia, accident rates have increased. Therefore always wear a helmet, don't drink and drive and be wary of trunks and cars coming your way. 

Cambodia truly comes to life after dark with a gazillion entertainment options and glistening experiences to take your breaths away. With full moon parties, night bars and pleasing beaches, this nightlife experience will definitely help you get rid of all your worries in the best ways possible. The lively crowd and mad party culture is perfect for you to party all night long.

This post was published by Shivani Asudkar

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