Sihanoukville is a late-night party town, though venues are spread out and the streets are dark. Be aware that in some places there is an underlying vibe of either serious drug abuse or prostitution or both. The sound systems along Ochheuteal Beach blast late into the night and often early into the morning and there are often beachside parties. Chiva's Shack is Ochheuteal's first beach bar and restaurant and serves great food, drinks, and unique sunset happy-hour cocktails right on the beach. They have beach parties every Tuesday and Friday. More bars are concentrated at the north end of the beach around Serendipity. Golden Lions Plaza, on Kanda Street a few blocks from the beach, is home to a number of late-night drinking dens, the most popular of which is the Shipwreck -- a place where one encounters interesting characters of all sorts. One gets the impression that it would be a good place to make shady foreign deals while being lulled by the rich baritone of Johnny Cash. The downside of this place is the breathtaking rudeness of the bar staff. Utopia on the road to Serendipity is a very late-night bar and disco. The bar staff here is made up of young Western backpackers, and the place has a kind of unpleasant and druggy vibe. Avoid Victory Hill, now home to a slew of depressing and sleazy "hostess" bars. One of the best and most bizarre places to party in Sihanoukville is at the Airport on Victory Beach. This Russian-owned place is a disco hangar in which there is a real Antonov 24 prop plane. Until very recently these dubious machines were in service flying to Siem Reap and Battambang -- the ramshackle airborne shower that was President Airlines. It is a welcome sight to see this one firmly decommissioned and grounded. They serve a full range of cocktails and it gets hopping only after 10pm. It is a beach bar during the day. It is place that could be truly called bizarre beyond bizarre. The Fishermen's Den and Sports Bar downtown is the place to catch the game of your choice. They show a full range of sports.
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