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Our LGBT guide to Siem Reap gay bars and hotels, Cambodia

Our LGBT guide to Siem Reap gay bars and hotels, Cambodia

Siem Reap is the beating touristic heart of Cambodia, where almost all visitors come to marvel at the world famous Angkor Wat temples.

Whilst we were left spellbound by these impressive UNESCO monuments, after the 3rd day we were templed out and just wanted to chill out and party a bit. That’s where the aptly named Pub Street steps in!

Pub Street is a series of small pedestrianised streets in downtown Siem Reap, which is alive with people throughout the day. Most of the city’s best restaurants, bars, cocktail lounges, clubs and hotels are based around. This is the beating touristic heart of the city, and the place where you’ll also find the gay scene of Phnom Penh.

The best time of year to visit is in mid April during the Buddhist new year. That’s when everyone is out in the streets partying, throwing water and talcum powder on each other and generally having an awesome time.

Pub Street in Siem Reap during the Buddhist New Year

The atmosphere around Pub Street during the Buddhist New Year was crazy and very messy

#1 GAY BARS IN SIEM REAP

The gay scene of Siem Reap is small, but there are a handful of gay bars. All of them are open everyday till late and most eventually transform into a dancing venue:

  • Miss Wong Cocktail Bar: gay owned bar and one of the most famous in Siem Reap. We struggled to find it a bit because it’s located down a small lane in Pub Street, but that’s part of its charm. It’s a very classy, refined, chic bar with an intimate atmosphere. And those cocktails…try a Lemongrass Collins or an Apricot and Kaffir Lime Martini. It’s a bit pricey compared to other bars, but definitely worth visiting. Miss Wong is located at The Lanecheck their website for better directions.
  • Barcode: proudly advertising itself as a vintage French Louis XV style gay bar in Siem Reap with drag shows starting at 9:30pm every evening. Late into the evenings, it becomes a nightclub, especially on Saturdays when they host live DJs. They have a men’s spa in case you ODed on the Margaritas. Barcode is located in the Pub Street maze of streets, so check their website which has a map.
  • Mezze: Mezze is an awesome gay bar, which also becomes a club on weekends. It’s open from 6pm everyday, so you can also come here first for Lebanese tapas before hitting the cocktails. Mezze is located on the 1st floor Mezze is located at 1/F, 13A Street 11.
Siem Reap gay bars - Miss Wong

Taking refuge inside Miss Wong bar, avoiding the mess of water and talcum powder from the Buddhist New celebrations on Pub Street

#2 GAY HOTELS IN SIEM REAP

There are a variety of really affordable gay hotels in Siem Reap, some are exclusively men only, others are gay owned and welcoming to LGBT travellers. We found you get extremely good value for money in Siem Reap for accommodation, with a variety of options to suit all budgets.

MEN’S RESORT & SPA

  • This is a men only hotel, quiet and discreet, located a few minutes tuk tuk ride from Pub street. It has its own gym, spa, sauna, steam room and swimming pool.
  • Prices start from $45/£35 a night. To find out more, check their prices and availability on Agoda.

THE 3 MONKEYS VILLA

  • 3 Monkeys is also men only, a luxurious guesthouse with a French touch. It’s located a little bit further out from the centre, around 25 minutes walk to the gay bars of Siem Reap or 10 minutes tuk tuk ride.
  • It has a salt water pool, sun loungers and it’s quite exclusive with only 6 rooms, each with its own patio or terrace.
  • Prices start from $45/£35 a night. To find out more, check their prices and availability on Agoda.

RAMBUTAN RESORT

  • Gay friendly oasis, located walking distance to the gay bars of Siem Reap. They pride themselves on welcoming everyone regardless of their sexual preference or orientation.
  • They also have a salt water pool and make great cocktails at their bar.
  • Prices start from $50/£40 a night. To find out more, check their prices and availability on Agoda.

THE PRIVILEGE FLOOR IN LOTUS BLANC

  • Boutique luxury gay friendly hotel in Siem Reap, located minutes walking distance to the gay bars. Rooms are sophisticated and elegant, influenced by French art and stylised décor.
  • Has large outdoor garden with beautiful swimming pool.
  • Prices start from $75/£60. To find out more, check their prices and availability on Agoda.

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18 Comments

  1. great that i stumbled into your blog. will be in hcmc and siem reap starting next week.

    ill see about the mansion. do u by chance know if the mansion has dorms?

    thanks.

    your post is helpful.

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    • No it is just rooms – but damn fine ones 🙂

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      • thanks, boys!

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        • Our pleasure 🙂

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    • Miss Wongs – stunning little quiet place, don’t tell anyone though! Hehe!

      I think the Angkor famous bar is closed down – nothing opposite the linga bar now?

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      • Thanks for that Chris – have updated the article (removed Angkor – shame though as it was a pretty cool bar).

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  2. Great overview of the bars / scene. We are going there for New Years this year. Do you know of any gay New Years parties or good places to celebrate?

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    • Thanks Paul! I think like with the Khmer New Year in April, just head to Pub Street area in the centre and there will be some sort of large crowd/outdoor party going on- they KNOW how to have a good time there 🙂

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  3. I could not resist commenting. Exceptionally well written!

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    • Thank you

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  4. Station Bar is closed

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    • Thanks for informing us.

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  7. Hi, This is NITIN ( age 53, Gay) from India. Coming to Siem Reap on 21 Jan 2017. Will be staying in GB resort for 5 days.Wish to meet a cute boy of 18-22 for site seeing and friendship and all. Local or asian boy will be preferred. Please contact me on whatsapp +91 8087961780 or email me. Eager to meet you cutie.

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  8. linga bar
    this bar is now closed

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    • Hi John – thanks for letting us know. Post updated to reflect this 🙂

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