Elephant Bar

Elephant Bar, set within Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor, is arguably one of Siem Reap’s most iconic nightlife venues. Operating since the 1960s, this elegant-looking bar features 1930s colonial architecture, dark wood furnishing, leather sofas, potted plants, and quaint elephant decorations at every corner. Compared to most bars in Siem Reap, prices at Elephant Bar are steep but reasonable thanks to its extensive alcohol and cigar offerings.

Drinks range from bourbon, cognacs and single malt whiskies to beers champagne and martinis cocktails. If you’re a cocktail lover, try the Airavata (US$12), a refreshing mix of rum, Malibu, banana cream, lime juice, sugar syrup and coconut juice, served in an elephant-shaped glass.