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JD’s Bar – Siem Reap

I’m genuinely amazed at how many bars and restaurants are currently opening in Siem Reap. It seems barely a week goes by when there is not a new bar opening. We introduce JD’s Bar….

JDs Bar is located opposite the unimaginative Unity Hostel, apparently a great place for a cheating lift-selfie, as well as being very close to Sambos Thai Restaurant, and walking distance of the ever wonderful Star Bar.

To read more about the great Thai food at Sambos click here.

To read about partying at Star Bar click here.

JD’s bar is run by a gay couple, but is not what you’d necessarily call a gay bar. Gay friendly at best, which is what most of the bars in Siem Reap seem to be, which is nice….

Opening night at JD’s Bar

cocktail at jds bar siem reap
JDs Bar

Opening night at JDs bar was quite the affair, drinks were cheap 90’s dance music was blaring away and people were truly getting their funk on! There were so many people in the bar that it literally was overspilled onto the street, oh and they had a free BBQ. You cannot beat a free BBQ.

To read about empty Angkor Wat click here.

What’s the vibe at JD’s Bar Siem Reap

beer at JDs Bar siem reap

It really does depend on the night, but there are always people here at least and they seem to have somewhat of a loyal following. Every now and again though they will throw an event and that is when this is the place to come to party. Also with its proximity to Star Bar and reputation for staying open late it makes a good journey on a this side of the river pub crawl (you could even end up at Hard Rock Cafe).

JD's Bar Siem Reap

To read more about Hard Rock Cafe in Siem Reap click here.

Obviously with anything right now no one knows what the future holds, but with 3 busy guest houses opposite JD’s have maybe made the right gamble.

JDs Bar Siem Reap is closed

Sadly the alcohol ban has meant the current closure d JD’s bar, which I found out on a recent trip back to Siem Reap. Insider sources are unsure whether it will reopen again, but we certainly live in hope. Next door though the wonderful Jomno Street Food is still open and serving up a storm.

Written by Gareth

Gareth Johnson is the founder of Young Pioneer Tours, a published writer, and all round entrepreneur. He enjoys street food, and encourage others to get paid to travel the world.

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