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“Being gay is forbidden” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Heart of Darkness

Heart of Darkness
26 Street 51, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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Ranked #58 of 135 things to do in Phnom Penh
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Owner description: The Heart of Darkness is well known as one of the longest running and most popular nightlife attractions in Phnom Penh (since 1993).
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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“Being gay is forbidden”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

NOT GAY FRIENDLY !
So utopia etc say this is gay friendly. I kissed my boyfriend multiple times and every time bouncers would poke me and tell me no! I asked if it was ok to kiss a girl he said yes, a guy no!!! So this is
NOT GAY FRIENDLY !

Visited July 2014
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Grapevine, Texas
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“Great music!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Fantastic place to go out with the friends if you are looking for good time! The music and DJ was great and the drinks are comparable to any other place in town.

Visited June 2014
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Nha Trang, Vietnam
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“Confusing place”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

the heart of darkness is a Phnom Penh institution, it has had murders, robbery's and all sorts of action over the years. It seems depending when you go it has a very different crowd. Obviously all tourists visit this place at least once. sometimes its full of 'hostesses' sometimes it's full of gay men and sometimes dubious characters from Nigeria. So you never know what you will find. the staff are friendly enough, not somewhere to take the family though.

Visited February 2014
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Howell, Michigan, United States
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“Not sure if it is gay or straight. Fun place though!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Over the course of my time in Phnom Penh I would stop here during wild and crazy nights that led into the morning. The dance floor is at the bottom lead down by a revolving spiral staircase. The dance floor itself is quite large. The drink prices are very competitive with are clubs/bars with nightclub style music. I did stop in here a few different times, a few of the times I noticed a lot of men and ladyboys. Other times it was packed with girls. Maybe it just depends on the night.

Visited November 2013
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MELBOURNE
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“Heart. Gay friendly place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Many gay and straight
Loud music
Attentive and helpful staff
Staff very honest in dealings with drunk customers.
Security and safety are excellent. Staff always on lookout to make sure you are safe especially on stairs.
Probably Best gay friendly club in
ASEAN. Better than D J in Bangkok.
Great laser show and upmarket decor.
Drinks not too expensive. Remember to tip staff.

Visited January 2014
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