Location: Street 104 (Riverside Phnom Penh)
Rating: 5 out of 5
Pool Table: Yes
Private Lounge: Yes
"FML I always end up at Rose Bar!" This is how a lot of my posts on the 2+2 poker forums conclude as this is often how my night ends. And as bleak as the statement sounds, such is completely unintentional as there are great reasons why I always indeed do end up at Rose Bar. Located on street 104 on the infamous Riverside, the Rose Bar is by far and away my favorite bar in all of Cambodia. It's certainly not the newest bar, nor the prettiest and other bars have far more girls. But what you do have in the Rose Bar is a group of girls that know how to entertain their male guests like no other. If you are a regular you won't get a "friendlier" greeting anywhere else, they never pad your bill and never have I been to a bar where they are so careful not to overcharge. The girls know how to do one thing at Rose Bar and one thing better than anyone else, and that is to have you never wanting to leave and spend your entire evening in this bar and nowhere else. When your evening is done you'll be left wondering how you spent so much time and money in one place, but you won't be complaining as you've probably had the best time ever and you'll be back the next night to do it all over again. I wish I could have included more videos and photos of this establishment, but the girls are fiercely private and I've been going there for so long I try to respect their wishes as much as I can. But the lack of media is not due to any lack of beautiful girls inside the bar. If you're ever in Phnom Penh and fancy a fun night out, you should definitely drop into the Rose Bar and see for yourself!
So many bars, so little time
Whether you want a $0.50 beer or an exotic cocktail, Cambodia has it all. Drinking is a favorite past time in this country so expect to see reviews and photos from dozens, if not hundreds, of bars throughout the country. Of course then there are the bars not exactly known nor popular for their drinks ;)