Worried you’re going to miss a match or that sporting final while you’re holidaying in Cambodia? Fear not because there are plenty of places in Siem Reap screening sporting events.
As a fully dedicated sports bar, Score Bar pulls in the punters when a match is on, so expect to jostle for seats if it’s a big one. Screening everything from rugby and football to basketball, UFC, cricket and golf, the spacious bar boasts one huge screen and multiple HD TVs, four slate pool tables, an al fresco terrace and mezzanine, and a full menu to match. Taking in burgers, nachos, barbecue skewers, chicken wings and seafood, as well as a range of bar snacks, Score Bar also serves a wide selection of drinks, including imported beers, such as San Miguel, Kronenburg and Guinness.
Jungle Burger Sports Bar & Bistro
With access to all the cable channels, as well as live streaming from the internet, all sports are available at Jungle Burger Sports Bar & Bistro. Sports fans can keep up with their team thanks to the three TVs screening sports from across the globe daily, as well as the large projector screen used for big games of the season. The relaxed hangout also offers more than 13 varieties of burgers, freshly baked Kiwi-style pies, sub sandwiches and Khmer food. A full drinks menu is also on offer, with indoor and outdoor seating available.
Mad Murphy’s Irish Bar
No city is complete without an Irish bar, and Siem Reap’s outing specialises in sports. Mad Murphy’s screens live sporting events from its projector screen in the form of G.A.A. (Irish Sports), rugby, F1, AFL, NRL, English Premier League football, World Cup qualifiers and more. It also serves food and a range of drinks, with a welcoming atmosphere, heaps of Irish charm and super-friendly staff.
As a stalwart of the Siem Reap scene, Banana Leaf was one of the first bars to set up shop on the now lively Pub Street. While not specifically a sports bar, it does have a projector screen, used to show popular matches, games and events to ensure the tourists who frequent the bar don’t miss out. Banana Leaf regularly features live music and serves tapas, dim sum and a range of other dishes, including their famous crocodile burger.
Siem Reap Brewpub
Fans of sports and beer can indulge in both at Siem Reap Brewpub. The spacious venue, which also wears the crown of the town’s first microbrewery, boasts a bar that screens sporting events on a large flat-screen TV, as well as a range of ales brewed onsite, including blonde, golden, amber and dark. The restaurant serves grilled meats and fish, salads, soups and Western and Khmer dishes.
Definitely not sitting in the sports bar category, X Bar is way more of a lively – or chill depending on the day – backpacker gig. However, it is known for its great live music and DJs, who play well into the early hours. It is also home to Temple Town’s highest rooftop terrace – law governs nothing can be built higher than Angkor Wat – where skateboard pipes keep the city’s skater crew entertained. Why is it included in the sports bar category? Because X Bar owns a large screen TV, which shows movies as well as major sporting events.
For some lively sporting action, then hit Pub Street and join the crowds during major sporting events, such as World Cup matches, as many of the bars and restaurants on the strip will pull out the projectors and screen them live to the meandering crowds that fill the street. Smaller athletic events will often be screened on the TVs inside, but be warned as the indoor action definitely doesn’t make for peaceful viewing.
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