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“Packo and Mike's Bar is a Ripper and should be the First Bar You Visit”

Sharky Bar and Restaurant
Ranked #9 of 99 Nightlife in Phnom Penh
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Owner description: Sharky Bar, Indochina's longest running Rock and Roll Bar, with Weekly Live Music, great Mexican and Thai food, four pool tables, and great fun in Phnom Penh. Located between the riverfront and the Central Market. Serving tourists and the local community since 1995.
Perth, Australia
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“Packo and Mike's Bar is a Ripper and should be the First Bar You Visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2012

When in Phnom Penh, a few drinks and/or a meal at Sharky's is the best way to get to know the place, because of the people you'll meet.

The food is very good and the Menu offers a broad and varied range of dishes, both Western and Khmer.

For visitors Sharky's offers a huge open area with big bar, good bands, pool and a consistently good crowd.

It's the ideal bar to start off your evening at and have a few primers and a feed before venturing out to the nightclubs or late night bars.

There are are a core group of barang, including the owners and managers, who know PP like the back of their hand. What these guys don't know either doesn't exist or is not worth knowing about.

These guys are friendly and all too willing to share their wisdom with you and give you advice that you can't get out of a book or off a website.

There's not too many bars in the world that offer so much in the one huge and spacious bar.and this makes Sharky's truly unique and a famous Phnom Penh institution.

There's plenty of friendly girls to chat to or play pool with, but none of the over-bearing mobbing that is the MO in many other bars.

So rather waste a night out, get yourself along to Sharky's and you'll have a ball and the rest of your trip will benefit from what you learnt at Sharky's.

The owners that I know, Packo and Mike are great fellas who are friendly and always have time for a chat and a beer or bourbon with visitors to PP.

Sharky's is the best bar in Phnom Penh....it's a ripper.

Visited September 2012
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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“Exactly what a bar should be”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2012

Great food, great music, cold beer. What else do you need? Maybe not a place for a romantic date, but then it is a bar after all. Staff are nice and yes, there are a lot of working girls but they are unobtrusive. For me, this is one of the best bars in town.

Visited August 2012
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Brisbane
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“Good times Great memories”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2012

I’ve travelled thru out Asia and been to many bars but must admit their not all are the same same!! The sharky experience has to be the best around, it’s laid back no hassle atmosphere just makes you unwind and enjoy yourself. On my last trip I got to meet the bar owners a mix of Aussie and American, Top blokes. Great food, Great drinks, Great Music
A MUST GO!!!

Visited June 2012
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phnom penh
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“Great bar”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2012

Really great bar to listen to live music and play pool. The staff are so friendly and the service is excellent. I love going to sharkys and it doesn't matter what day of the week, it is always good.

Visited July 2012
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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“Let the good times roll - Sharky a Phnom Penh institution”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2012

One of the long standing nightspots with consistent quality over the years (one of my first vistis was in 98') Sharky features a raunchy crowd of expats, tourists as well as locals. There is regular live music and if you are lucky you might have the chance to see Mr. Curtis King jamming or even playing with his band on special occasions. Food and service is excellent and I had many unforgettable moments hanging out on the open air balcony in deep discussions and fruitful talk. Check out the spicy chicken wings and the delicious burgers. They are also famous for their selection of shots.

Visited April 2012
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