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Phnom Penh has a vibrant nightlife offering a wide range of evening venues. Though bars and clubs are scattered across the town, it is never hard to hop in a tuk-tuk (or cab/taxi if you must) and arrive at any destination within 5 to 10 minutes without a big impact on the wallet. One to 3 dollars is the standard fare depending on the distance between most night life areas. Most of Phnom Penh’s streets are numbered, even numbered streets run east west and odd numbered streeets run north south.
The Phnom Penh Underground website is an invaluable guide to the rapidly expanding underground clubscene in Phnom Penh and has very useful events listings.
The Riverfront-Sisowath Quay
Street 51 has plenty of fun nightspots.The Heart of Darkness has done some remodeling and accommodates more people until the wee hours. Bars on Street 51 include PitStop, Howies late night bar, White Cobra Bar, 51, Shanghai, Alien, Plan B, Drunken Sponge Walkabout.as well as the Popular Golden Sorya Mall which houses bars in a beer garden like setting.
Just off of the mall is Pontoon, probably Phnom Penhs most popular night clubs. They get a variety of international DJs and have a caberet show on Thursday evenings.
Pontoon Caberet show on Thursdays
Flashing lights on the Dance Floor in Pontoon
The Heart of Darkness.
When Pontoon and Heart of Darkness close, The G-Pub squeezes the last bit of party out of everyone and goes until sunrise. It is located in Golden Sorya Mall behind Pontoon
A new venue offering live music on Street 172 on the opposite side of 51 from Pontoon is Slur Bar. During the week they have sports on TV and a pool table.
The Bayon Pearnik magazine and the back page of the Friday Cambodia Daily list the nights live music options. Another popular source of information Phnom Penh DJS, bands and weekend happenings is lengpleng.com