Phnom Penh has a very lively gay and lesbian scene. There is a lot of acceptance and there are great options when it comes to gay and lesbian friendly bars and places to stay, of course The Quay Hotel is a gay friendly hotel and we welcome every one of our guests independent of lifestyle preferance. There is a large gay community and an open mind when it comes to gay entertainment. From a trip to the beach to a great cocktail, here are some suggestions!
The Salt Lounge in Phnom Penh is considered to be one of the best gay friendly bars in town. With a very original interior design and quality drinks, this bar attracts a mixed public. Enjoy the music, surroundings and beautiful people and chat or party the night away here. The Fly Lounge is a very special bar, offering a bar, dance floor and even a swimming pool! Beautifully designed this place will leave you impressed and wanting to come back. Make sure to visit the Fly earlier on in the evening as this popular place can get quite busy.
The Blue Chilli bar has a very friendly atmosphere, a great dance floor and booths. The bar attracts both gay and heterosexual guests with an open minded attitude. This is a great place for good drinks, great music and some late nights snacks. If you are looking for a gay friendly place to stay, the Quay Hotel is a high standard option. Situated by the banks of the Tonle Sap river, you find the haven of tranquility known as the Quay Hotel. Staying here means being close to the National Museum, the Silver Pagoda and the bustling area with shops, bars and galleries. The hotel offers quality rooms with a modern and relaxing interior featuring a lot of white.
The Rainbow Bar is a relatively new bar under gay management. The bar can be found near the National Museum and offers both indoor and outdoor seating. This is one of the places in town where there is almost always some kind of entertainment going on. The Rainbow Bar has its own small stage for drag performances and weekly competitions. This is the place to go if you want to sit down for a drink and a chat with an interesting mix of local people, expats and tourists.
The Empire is one of the most popular restaurants and bars catering for a gay and lesbian audience. Located close to the Phnom Penh riverside this bar is a small but unique place to go for a fun evening. Khmer food and western specials can be enjoyed here as well as a wide selection of wines, coffees and cocktails. The Empire even has a small movie theater at its top floor, in which movies can be watched from the comfort of a cinema bed. Food and drinks will be brought to you if you send a text message to the downstairs bar! The combination of movies, drinks and food makes The empire one of the best places to check out if you want to relax in a gay and lesbian friendly atmosphere.