As we prepare to bid farewell to 2022, here are some places to celebrate a memorable New Year’s Eve in Phnom Penh.
Backstreet Bar knows how to put on a good party and a solid crowd is guaranteed for its New Year’s Eve bash. At 9pm, Apollyon fire spinners will showcase their talents before Backstreet X Seekers DJ Sound Advice take to the decks.
Head to lively Street 308 to ring in the New Year, as HClub and CanCan are hosting heaps of entertainment from 8pm. The agenda includes Latin dance shows, acrobatic shows, Khmer performances, DJs, and a lucky prize draw.
HighGround’s 25th and 26th floors are hosting a sparkling evening of entertainment in the form of international DJs and a pyrotechnic show. Party goers can wrack up a bill in food and drinks to the cost of the ticket. If the bill is higher, you need to pay the rest. If it’s lower, you can buy a bottle and keep it there for another day.
Enjoy an unforgettable countdown celebration at My Way. The evening takes in music, bubbles and some surprises. Bottomless Prosecco is $22, free rounds of shots will be dished out throughout the night, a fire show will entertain revellers, and DJs will hit the decks. Midnight will be rung in with a confetti countdown.
One way to secure spectacular views of the flurry of New Year’s Eve firework displays in Phnom Penh is from rooftop bar Perch. To celebrate the start of 2023, it is hosting a Gatsby Roaring 2023 New Year’s Eve Party, where classy cocktail attire is encouraged. A 2.5-hour free flow bar is included in the ticket price, with a Champagne toast and confetti at midnight.
The Plantation’s French executive chef Nicolas Malherbe will once again be working his magic in the kitchen to concoct a delicious buffet to help ring in 2023, from 7pm to 10.30pm. This will be followed by a dessert buffet until midnight, live music and the big countdown.
$88 with a sparkling glass of wine
Welcome in the New Year with a decadent dinner at Raffles. Its culinary team has been working hard to put together a special New Year’s Eve menu that’s centred around Sturia Caviar. Doors open at 7pm, with the obligatory countdown taking place at midnight.
$145++ and $45++ for wine pairing
Get on a high and bid farewell to 2022 at Rosewood’s Sora Sky Bar. This New Year’s bash will see performers from Cambodian independent record label KlapYaHanz, which fuses hip-hop, reggae, rock ‘n’ roll, soul and Golden Age Cambodian hits, entertain revellers. Toast the countdown with Perrier-Jouët Champagne in its themed corner.
$118, including two drinks and canapés
The brand-new SUN & MOON Riverside Hotel is celebrating its soft opening and the start of 2023 with its ABOVE & BEYOND party. It will see international food served alongside signature cocktails and other beverages. A lucky draw will take place, as well as entertainment from a Khmer band and DJ. A glass of sparkling wine will be provided for the countdown.
Head to The Glasshouse for an alfresco tropical countdown. From 6pm, its lush garden and open-air terrace will be alive with the sound of music. At 9pm, the party heads in doors with music from Cuban pianist, Elnarra. Special prices will run through the night for cocktails by barista BOI, bottles of champagne, Prosecco and wine, and food.