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“The Irish Bar of Kampot, if not SE-A”

Oh Neil's Irish Bar & Eatery
Ranked #30 of 149 Restaurants in Kampot
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$2 - US$46
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: A cosy and intimate Irish Bar by the riverside in Kampot. Irish owned and managed, with a line in smokin' funk, jazz, blues and contemporary tunes. Offering wine, ice cold draught beer and cocktails and an excellent selection of barbecue options.
Reviewed March 30, 2016 via mobile

What should a pub/bar be?
-A sociable, friendly environment
Oh Neil's, throughout the afternoon and evening has a friendly crowd of helpful locals, regular long-stayers, backpackers, flashpackers all intermingling while being served by some of the most professional bartenders (mostly Khmer) who enjoy socialising with the varied crowd.
-Pleasant non offensive music
Usually some of the best Blues, Rhythm 'n' Blues, rock'n'roll, with the occasional variation depending on the crowd/time of night.
-good quality food in an environment you are happy to eat in
Great Burgers, Banging Bangers'n'Mash, good sandwiches, and occasionally BBQ specials including tasty ribs and steaks.
-a friendly, helpful-but-no-nonsense landlord
Neil is possibly the friendliest guy in Kampot.

Basically, to an old-fashioned pub-punter, this place ticks all the right boxes. Has done for the six months I've lived here. Long may it last!

Thank Arnie B
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Reviewed March 28, 2016

The decor is more tiki bar than classic Irish pub, but this place has the right cosy feel to it - with a dimly lit interior, and a long bar counter with plenty of stools along it (there's also a little bit of outside seating at the front). They have some good Irish whiskeys (including, when I was there last month, Jameson's Single Malt), and some classic Irish dishes on the menu - Irish stew (though with beef rather than lamb), potato cakes, and colcannon (mashed potato with cabbage). I think this is the best Irish bar I've encountered anywhere in Asia.

This place just seems to get everything right: the girls behind the bar are excellent (efficient at the job, and willing to have a chat with you); the music is excellent (classic rock, with a '70s bias), and not too loud; the food is excellent (I'm not sure I'll eat anywhere else along the riverfront again: Oh Neil's food is way the best I've tried on the strip - streets ahead of the vastly overrated Rusty Keyhole a few doors along); and the prices are pretty keen. Owner Neil is usually around himself, to make sure that everything's OK. And there's always a lively crowd in (can be difficult to get a seat sometimes!), an interesting mix of visitors and regulars.

This is the best bar I've found anywhere in Cambodia, let alone Kampot. I'm planning another visit - just to come here again!

Thank Giles W
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Reviewed March 11, 2016 via mobile

This is a small bar located in a shophouse along the riverside , where the sunsets are lovely .this gets to be a lively spot as the sun goes down .plays some very nice blues & rock mostly . The food is fine & so are the prices . This is an extremely mellow place , where only reasonable & mellow actions & reactions are acceptable behavior .don't show up angry!
Mr. O'Neil himself an Irishman from the old sod , as I believe was once said , by some one .is very affable man , who would love to hear your life story . Please tell it in excruciating detail , as we know life is in the details

Thank Nonsense2016
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Reviewed February 19, 2016

A great place to listen to an amazing collection of music and have a beer with some home made food! What more is needed!!

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2  Thank ShineOnYCD
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Reviewed February 19, 2016 via mobile

So glad to find an Irish bar in Kampot . Friendly atmosphere,good food and cheap beer. Neil is a fine , congenial host , and great to chat with . Always met interesting people there. Go for it !

2  Thank darcy o
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