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A chic and cozy lounge at the end of the afternoon and a stylish scintillating club by night ... To steal away, just a short walk, from the deafening noise of Pub Street, nestle in a secret place, next to the river : Bienvenue au BARCODE that welcomes you with its resident DJ going with cool vibrations in addition transformists shows that brighten our evenings on alternate nights ...
Duration: 1-2 hours
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TourTasticTodd
Bangkok, Thailand
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
I am a tour leader who often visits Siem Reap and often take my groups to see the show at Barcode. The show and the friendly staff always make for a special night out. My groups are made up mostly by straight people and they feel comfortable in this welcoming safe space. Often my group talk of this night as their favorite in the whole tour through Indochina!
They also make a delicious espresso martini and it's such a sophisticated contrast to the crowded and brash pub street.
Written January 9, 2020
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TimInAlaska
Anchorage, AK
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
I've been to Siem Reap a few times in the past so this was not my first visit to Barcode. Since my last visit, in early 2019, it seems there have been major investments in costumes, headdresses, wigs etc for the showgirls... as well as a couple of new cast members. WOW what a high energy show with a little bit for everyone. The numbers ranged from tried and true drag favorites to leading edge rap and high energy dance. I have really enjoyed the shows in the past but they've really kicked up to the next level.

One thing I can always count on at Barcode is a perfect drink. Every bartender follows the same exact recipes, down to a few drops of this, and a spoon full of that. I really like the consistency. The bowl of popcorn placed in front of me partway into the evening was very tasty and much appreciated.

The staff have always been very pleasant and engaging. I am traveling alone and usually sit at the bar, but I've noticed the staff greeting people as they enter and quickly showing them to a table, usually with bar menu in hand. The bar staff who remember me from previous visits stop by from time to time to chat for a moment when they can.

The decor is very cozy and the seating area has expanded since my last visit with a row of barstools against the back wall. I also notice the addition of several new high-tech lights and lasers for the show and dance floor. There is a garden area out back with a few tables and chairs which serves as a smoking area. The gravel road in front of the bar has been changed to nice paver stones with ample lighting.

I'll look forward to my next visit when I'm in Cambodia again.
Written January 26, 2020
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kurtkrausse2016
Bristol, CT
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
One of two really good gay bars in Siem Reap. One thing we really appreciated about this town is how friendly and welcoming everybody was but especially the two gay bars that we patronized. Waitstaff always smiling always chatting up the guests great shows and plenty of fellow travelers and locals to chitchat with. Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves at barcode!
We wish all gay bars were like this one! Thank you barcode!
Written January 8, 2020
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msp_muc
Munich, Germany
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
They tell you where to sit, and they seated me between two straight couples – otherwise NOT a problem, but both were NOT interested in meeting anyone new, but rather they came to gawk at the drag queens.

Both couples had an excellent view, but they gave me a seat with a view of THE COLUMN.

And when I asked if they were serious:
You sit here. You buy drink, What you want, and then they leave.
Then you wait 20 minutes for your drink and they all completely ignore you as if you had the pest.

Barcode:
Come as a Stranger,
Sit in the corner alone,
Give us your Money
And the leave as a Stranger.

This used to be such a fun place.
Used to be.

I returned my half full drink, paid, and left after 1 hour of being ignored.
Never felt more unwelcome as a gay man in a gay bar.
Written February 10, 2024
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ETphonehome73
Chiang Mai, Thailand
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Friends
I’m a regular at barcode and love this place. It’s super friendly, tastefully designed with high quality shows that have amazing choreography!

Don’t listen to the grumpy naysayers, I’m happy barcode is busy, like all tourist businesses they have gone through hell these past few years and now trying to recover so good for you barcode for being busy. You are popular for a reason! The same as any busy bar- message ahead for a table!

Keep us the good work and thank you for providing a safe space for the community.
Written March 10, 2023
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markus_altmann
Munich, Germany
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
We wanted to have one drink at the Barcode after dinner
Maybe we‘ve been too early as we went there at 9:30pm. We entered and recognized we were the only guests.
Ok, one drink and we decided to sit at the bar.
Barkeepers were chatting with each other when we sat down. When we tried to order our drinks one barkeeper put a „reserved“ sign in front of us and asked us to change location in an absolutely empty bar with no clarification why we can’t sit there.
Ok… difficult to understand but we moved. When we tried again to order and asked which drinks they have, the other Barkeeper grunted „QR code“.
This was the moment when we left.
Never felt so much not welcomed at all in a bar.
Written February 11, 2023
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 • Friends
Visited during water festival with my friends and loved it! Entertaining show, great ambience, friendly staff, had a great evening. To be honest, of all bars we visited this was the best. After a really nice chat with owner, he offered us shots too!
Written November 6, 2020
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Friends
Had an absolute brilliant night and then got ripped off by the bar staff, handed them a 50 dollar bill and was told I only gave 20 dollars.
I waited for this to be rectified and checked by their cameras only to be told I had to leave.
An absolute disgrace after been there with a group of friends only to be told abruptly to leave and never to come back. Just to clarify I do not drink so I was totally aware of what money I handed over to the bar staff.
Do not go to this bar and if you do be extra careful of what notes you pass over to the staff.
Totally robbed of my money. A disgrace.
My advice is to avoid this bar at all costs.
Written August 18, 2018
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2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Solo
Visited Barcode on recommendation from a friend.
Initial impressions good, nice space, friendly staff and offered somewhere to sit, a menu, something to drink quickly, drinks came fast all good.
I can't really blame a bar for the quality of the clientele but it comes as part of a review, and trying to chat to locals - forget it - they would turn their noses away at you, look you up and down, then swish their heads away like how dare you talk to me - and trust me boys, - you ain't all that. Grow up. Just tourists trying to have a nice conversation. Very off putting.
Leaving was annoying - asked for the bill. My friend who is a local said, never pay more than a 10% service charge, so when the bill came for $40 I left $44, the waiter looked most upset and said - no - more. I said - no, I only leave 10% so this is enough. He got all arsey, and said no, MORE!! So I left a few more dollars and said that's it.
I hate being pushed where it is supposed to be a discretionary tip.
A bad taste in the mouth in what could have been a fun evening.
Written March 27, 2017
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I leave to the discretion of my lovely clients Cambodians passage concerning them. On the other hand, I can't let your lie, relating to the addition of taxes on our bills! Our company being registered in Taxes to the "package option", we do not charge our customers the VAT of 10%. And as we believe that to tip the staff is at the discretion of the customer, we charge either "Service charge". I can send all our clients invoices for 2 years we are open, as evidence of your bad faith to TripAdvisor...
Written April 20, 2017
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Barry K
Pattaya, Thailand
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2015 • Friends
The newest gay venue in town with excellent decor and a fine selection of wines and cocktails. Drag show in the evenings - gap of 10 minutes or so between each singer which is a good idea. Waiters very friendly and efficient. The man-in-charge, a foreigner dressed in black, totally ignores the clientele unless they are in his clique gathered at the bar. Maybe it's something to do with his permit, but it's a constant topic of negative conversation among the visiting tourists!
Written September 28, 2015
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