Blue Dragon is a French-owned bar with an unbeatable location, looking out over Phnom Penh’s Royal Palace.This bistro serves wine and cocktails (and beer if you insist) and has a definite European sensibility.It’s quintessentially Phnom Penh, a massive run-down dive bar filled with bargirls and lonely old men, but it does have character, cheap beer, and a great Cali-Mexican menu.
Wine is served at the optimal temperature for its varietal, a far cry from the usual ice-cube-in-a-glass-of-red you’ll find elsewhere in Cambodia.
A cross between a wine, cocktail, and coffee bar, French-owned Chez Flo is a small, stylish bistro with smooth concrete walls, quirky bare bulbs hanging over the bar, and staff that wear striped Breton shirts.
There are only five cocktails on the menu, including a mojito (called the “Flojito”) and the Medina, the first cocktail we’ve seen in Cambodia made with egg whites.
(We’re finally catching up with the rest of the world!
Choose the outdoor seating and enjoy views of the palace, and have a chat with the friendly owner, Geoff, and with some of the expats and accidental tourists who frequent the place.