One of the favorite bars in Siem Reap is very hard to miss with its large, bright neon sign beckoning you to enter. Inside this Retro Americana Style Bar you’ll find an open mezzanine floor merging the space together, making it feel like the same space even if you are sitting at the bar where you can see the people upstairs. There is ample room for standing, mingling and talking, or sitting in one of the custom made wood and steel drums that have been converted into chairs. If you want some solitude, you can find your own small nook in one of two places, either in the upstairs back area or at the downstairs rear, near ‘The Lane’ entrance. Charlie’s is full of character with its American vibe with motorbike headlights reincarnated as light fittings, and vinyl LPS, old license plates and vintage signs adorning the walls.
There is even a customized Honda Steed motorcycle perched on the mezzanine edge, overlooking the crowded bar. Charlie’s is well known for their tunes, fun crowd, and cheap drinks, including a good selection of local and imported bottled beer, spirits, cocktails, pitchers, and shots. A daily happy hour and different drink special occur every night of the week, with standouts like Mojito Monday or Wine & Whisky Wednesday. The kitchen serves up great food for breakfast, lunch and dinner with favorites like Fish Finger Sandwiches, Quesadillas, Mini Burgers, Cajun Chips, Grilled Chicken, Fish Amok, Lemon Cured Beef Salad and many more to get those taste buds working overtime.
Aside from good food and drink specials, Charlie’s is known for its ability to kick off a party like nowhere else in town, and as Charlie says – “there’s the EASY WAY, there’s the FAST WAY and then there’s CHARLIE’S WAY!”
Opening Hours: 10:00 am - late
Drink Specials: Mojito Monday Tequila Tuesday Wine & Whisky Wednesday Thirsty Thursday Welcome to the Weekend Special Sangria Sunday
Happy Hour: from 4 pm – 7 pm Location: In the hub of Siem Reap, 20 meters from Pub Street opposite the Provincial Hospital
The entrance of Charlie’s
Charlie’s Honda Motorcycle
The inside of Charlie’s
Charlie’s many license plates
Credit: Ian Roberts
Looking down from the mezzanine