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“New, nicely appointed, but somewhat artificial and boring.”
Review of pontoon

pontoon
Ranked #802 of 1,534 Restaurants in Phnom Penh
Cuisines: Asian
Description: this is a cool night club on the river, on a pontoon, hence the name. I'm not sure about the food but the music and drinks were great.....its best to go from 11pm til dawn. I believe they have early breakfast which comes in handy. Wear comfortable dancing shoes and the perpetual breeze from the river will keep you cool as a cucumber. The best value drink was a jug of Liquid Kokaine which has about 2 bottles of alcohol in it and it only cost $18!
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Description: this is a cool night club on the river, on a pontoon, hence the name. I'm not sure about the food but the music and drinks were great.....its best to go from 11pm til dawn. I believe they have early breakfast which comes in handy. Wear comfortable dancing shoes and the perpetual breeze from the river will keep you cool as a cucumber. The best value drink was a jug of Liquid Kokaine which has about 2 bottles of alcohol in it and it only cost $18!
Reviewed 26 April 2013

As one of the newest discos, (with food, of course), Pontoon looks very nice. Nicely decorated and clean to a fault, I wandered why I didn't feel comfortable there. I finally concluded that it was like an artificial imitation of so many other places. It had nothing new; nothing to claim as "it's own" like so many other place. It's just too normal. Sure, the food is OK, and reasonably priced, and it's hard to fault the decore and layout. But it reminded me of a place that could be replicated around the world like a MacDonald's restaurant. Maybe time will give it some unique distinctions, (if it survives time), but for now, expect plain, artificial, normality at Pontoon.

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Reviewed 20 April 2012

Have been at Pontoon on a number of occasions in recent months and have found that the music has become ever more bland. It now sounds like a "80's teen disco". It may be what they call "Retro" now days, but pretty awful to say the least, The group of DJs are now more caught up in pretending to be pretentious and twisting knobs than making any real effort playing good and enjoyable music for patrons to dance to.
The venue is still a good venue being well cooled in the hot season, but a cover charge policy on weekends is a bit of a rip off considering the Heart of Darkness and Tropicana are just around the corner.

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Reviewed 19 February 2012

If you're going to be in Phnom Penh be sure to get out at least one night to Pontoon - they have international dj's through on the regular as well as dope resident dj's. Every time I go back they seem to have expanded into bigger and better things - they now have comedy nights through the week and have opened up a dope little bistro.

The crowd is a an awesome international mix of foreign residents, travellers coming through, and local khmer peeps - who by the way love to party!

Here's a little video I found of Major Lazer at Pontoon just to give you an idea of just how good the party gets there:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrOHSEmwFd0

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Reviewed 1 May 2016
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