It’s not always easy to find good local craft beers when you are travelling. The purpose of this list is to gather all the Craft Beer Bars in Cambodia on the same page.
As the Cambodian Craft Beer scene is still pretty much in its infancy, but growing rapidly, prepare to see plenty of updates to the list. The bars with the * also brew their own beer. I have been trying to include only bars that have a regular offering of Cambodian Craft Beers, not bars that occasionally offer craft beers, but rather bars who are actually loving their beers.
Phnom Penh Bars and Breweries
As the largest city in Cambodia Phnom Penh is, without a doubt, where most craft beer bars and craft brewers in Cambodia are located.
Embargo Craft Beer Bar
Embargo is one of the most popular craft beer bars in Phnom Penh. Known for being the hangout for real craft beer lovers. A great atmosphere and good beers are guaranteed at this place.
The bar has 2 stories – the ground floor where people tend to socialize with random strangers and the open 2nd floor which is better for larger groups. With 9 craft beers on tap and a fridge with over 30 beers from Cambodia, Vietnam, and more, Embargo certainly has one of the largest craft beer selections in Cambodia.
Alchemy GastroPub (Closed)
Alchemy was a very popular venue that had several craft beers on draught. Unfortunately, they were one of the businesses that got very hard hit by COVID-19 and is no longer operating.
Botanico Wine & Beer Garden* (Cerevisia Craft Brewery)
There are two main places you can find beers from Cerevisia Craft Brewery – Botanico and Odom Garden. They were one of the earliest craft breweries in Cambodia starting already around 2014 or 2015. Their slogan is “Damn fine beer” and they´ve got some great brews like the Great Glen IPA and Dark Star Porter. Both of the locations mentioned earlier are cozy beer garden style places that works really well for bringing a date.
Craft is a craft beer bar founded by the owner of Fuzzy Logic. While Fuzzy Logic was originally craft beer from Vietnam, they eventually started brewing in Siem Reap also. After a year of brewing in Siem Reap they decided to open up a bar at the Palace Lane in Phnom Penh.
Hops Brewery & Craft Beer Garden*
Hops Brewery also belongs to one of the originals in Phnom Penh´s craft beer scene. The original location opened its doors around 2015. It´s is called the first German biergarten in Phnom Penh and they do definitely have a nice beer garden vibe at the original location on Street 228. Today they also offer their craft beers in Tuol Kork and Chbar Ampov.
Craft Beer Garden by Cerevisia Brewery* (closed)
Together with Embargo, The Box Office has one of the best selections of craft beer in Cambodia. They also have a great food menu with probably the best Fish ‘n’ Chips in Phnom Penh.
One of the original craft beer brewers in Cambodia. Today they provide some of the most high quality craft beers in Cambodia. Their flagship IPA (The Intergalactic Planetary Ale) is critically acclaimed as one of the best beers in the country. In 2020 two of their IPA:s managed to win a Chariman’s Selection in the Beer Asia Awards. Today they have a taproom called Noisy Chili located next to the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum.
Seabird’s Place (Closed)
Another one of the original craft beer breweries in Cambodia and often called the only medium-sized brewery in Southeast Asia.
Siem Reap Bars and Breweries
Although Phnom Penh is obviously the best choice when it comes to finding Craft Beers in Cambodia. Siem Reap comes in as a good second.
The Local – Brew Pub* (No more craft beer)
Pomme Siem Reap
Kampot Bars and Breweries
Finding Cambodian Craft Beer in Kampot is a bit of a hit and miss. When I was there the last time, the offering was very unreliable, but you could find a few beers at these bars/guesthouses (Flowers Nanobrewery is highly recommended):
Kampot Kenny’s (No more craft beer)
Sihanoukville Bars and Breweries
Five Men Fresh Beer* (Closed)
Battambang Bars and Breweries
Craft beer isn’t common at all in Battambang. There is no proper craft beer bar in the city but a few bars are trying to stock a few craft beers. If you absolutely need to get your daily craft beer while in Battambang (as you of course do) then have a look at these places.
Green Mango Café & Bakery (Closed)
Last Updated on November 2, 2022 by kimmo.o.hakala
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