When you’re in Siem Reap, Pub Street is the place to go when the sun goes down. It’s the place to chill and cool down.
Aptly called the Pub Street because of its multitude of pubs and restaurants.
On our first night in Siem Reap, we immediately went there. From our hotel, we hired a Tuktuk for $6. That’s already a return trip.
Pub Street is like Malate in Manila. Fun, hip, noisy, lively and jampacked with tourists and the backpackers kind. It’s definitely worth staying more than dinner. Unfortunately we had a toddler in tow so we weren’t able to stay longer.
The following day, we went back to that area and explored this small street called Alley West Street. It’s an alley parallel to Pub Street. We actually had a hard time locating this alley. Most of the tuktuk drivers we asked didn’t know where it is. They probably just don’t know the English name. But if you’re keen, you’d have to go by foot and explore the whole area. You’d be pleasantly surprised at what you’d find in Alley West Street.
I love this street/alley. It has restos, bars, cafes, shops and galleries. The vibe is artsy, hip, cool and intectual all rolled into one. Compared to the Pub Street, this one is a bit quieter.
Hubby and I stayed there for margarita and mojito while talking about our life. It was such a wonderful exploration.
I’d love to go back to Siem Reap.