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PUBS, PATIOS & BARS: Laying low in Phnom Penh

Hyatt Regency Phnom Penh has dug deep to add a new facet to the destination’s vibrant bar scene with Metropole Underground: the first subterranean bar in the Cambodian capital. Inspired by the louche, chic vibe of early 20th Century Paris, Metropole Underground is a unique addition to the Phnom Penh’s famously lively bar scene.

Discreetly located in the basement of the Hyatt Regency Phnom Penh, the city’s newest international branded luxury hotel, the sophisticated space offers premium drinks, light gourmet bites, and nightly live entertainment spanning bands and DJ beats.

The bar is inspired by the glory days of Parisian art-deco and the French capital’s metro system, with replicas of cast iron detailing from the original Paris Metro integrated into the space and transformed into sculptural and decorative elements.

The result is a compelling blend of European and Khmer influences.

Metropole Underground is the first subterranean bar in Cambodia’s capital

“Phnom Penh is widely known for the vibrancy of its bar scene. Therefore, we are proud that we can add something new to the mix with Metropole Underground,” said Herman Kemp, GM of the Hyatt Regency Phnom Penh. “When you step down into the basement it’s really like entering a different world.”

The new Metropole Underground completes a varied lineup of options for revelry, or relaxation at the Hyatt Regency Phnom Penh.

As conceptually intriguing as Metropole Underground is The Attic, an old-world speakeasy-style bar tucked away in the eaves of the Colonial House – a lemon-coloured royal villa dating back to 1900 that is a centrepiece of the property. The bar specializes in handcrafted cocktails and grand cru wines.

Another social hotspot is FiveFive Rooftop Restaurant & Bar, spanning the rooftop on level 14, where guests are treated to grilled seafood and meats, refreshing cocktails, and energizing DJ performances whilst soaking up inspiring views of the Royal Palace, the Mekong River, and the city skyline.

The interior design of Metropole Underground is inspired by the louche, chic vibe of early 20th Century Paris

With glass purposefully in hand, we at Travel Industry Today continue our series on some of the planet’s best bars, patios and rooftop venues. For more articles in the series, click here:


First published at Travel Industry Today

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