Where to watch football in Phnom Penh – 5 of the best

Football is by far the most popular sport in Cambodia both from a participation and watching point of view. Where though is the best place to watch the beautiful game in Phnom Penh?

The good news here is that pretty much every bar worth its salt has a TV system set up to play all the major football games, as well as other sports such as ARL, Rugby League, Rugby Union and even cricket for the truly perverse out there. 

Much like anything else though, when it comes to watching football in Phnom Penh, not all bars are created equal. 

How to pick a pace to watch football in Phnom Penh

There are a few factors to consider when watching football in Phnom Penh, such as how many screens there are, how busy the bar is and whether you want to be watching it with other fans. Some bars such as Sundance for example will happily put on a match for you, but there might be live music in the background, as well most punters not really caring too much for the match.

And then there are other “sports bars” that cater more for an Australian, or North American market, this makes them great for certain sports, but not necessarily football/soccer.

Therefore when picking your place, make sure it is a proper football bar.

The best bar to watch football in Phnom Penh, The Big Easy

After some fairly exhaustive research which involved Cambodia Lifestyle not only drinking beer, but watching football we have selected the Big Easy as the best in Phnom Penh. 

Why is The Big Easy the best place to watch football in Phnom Penh? Well there are a few reasons, but first and foremost is the wide array of screens. This means that wherever you are in the bar you can see the match. Also with screens on two floors you can also have two sets of fans watching matches, as well as two games on at once. 

This is all complemented by the fact that not only are the staff amazing, buy the prices here always remain the same, which cannot be said about very sports bar in Phnom Penh. Extra kudos can also be given for the fact that they actually show Cambodian football, with some locals pros even calling the place their local. 

And the best of the rest?

Aside from The Big Easy there are also a number of other options in case it is either too busy or not to your liking. The most popular and famous of these is Score Bar in BKK 1. This is probably the most popular place to watch football in Phnom Penh, but that can also be its downfall. When this place is too busy it can be hard to get a drink, although with that being said they do have a fabulous atmosphere.

After Score bar everything else is much of a muchness, but withe following three at least getting an honorable mention. They are Offside, which offers a smoke free environment, if that is your thing. 

Another two that tend to prove popular are Lucky Girl, which has somehow managed to combine a girly bar with a sports theme, and to a push Gotha.

And that marks our take of the best places to watch football in Phnom Penh, freshly delivered with enough time to plan watching England win the Euros. 

Gareth Johnson
Author: Gareth Johnson

Gareth Johnson is the founder of Young Pioneer Tours and has visited over 180+ countries. His passion is opening obscure destinations to tourism and sharing his experience of street food.

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