Char­lie’s

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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 LP’S

Char­lie’s many li­cense plates

Char­lie’s bar

Credit: Ian Roberts

Look­ing down from the mez­za­nine

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