Sharky Bar & Restaurant

Sharky Bar & Restaurant

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Did you hear that?

Sounds like more Mortars going off in Sharky. This has to be a record month for challengers.
A couple of guys squeezed some in under our noses last night, tonight Justin and Anton recent PNH residents came into the bar to entertain Dad and friends visiting from Melbourne.

They weren't here to set records but they did do complete rounds of sampling.

Dad on the front lines, Sophon and Semsain on the Launch.

A fearless group of survivors. Thanks Justin and Anton, and my sympathy out to you facing tomorrow.

Put some meat on those bones! Al's famous BBQ is Sunday, August 2nd. Get here early. Ross' trademark welcome Bloody Mary's, followed by the food promptly at 5PM. Free flow of Angkor Draft "MY COUNTRY MY BEER" until 9PM.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Fun Filled Weekend

Well this weekend was the start of a new relationship with Sharky Bar and Local Rugby Team the Sisowath Knights.

Sharky is now the proud sponsor of the team and they were in the bar in force to show their appreciation. Not only did they show their appreciation but they contributed to a new record at Sharky.

Their 18 Motar Rounds in addtion to the six more consumed by other customers Friday night set the new Bar Record at 24.

Team member Johnny who is on his way back to the UK putting away number two. Johnny will return in April when the regular season begins.

Dan gets topless on #3

Matt downs one as Claire from Darwin looks on.

Good Job Knights. We are looking forward to the Kick Off of the season in November.

DR. JP and the NURSES

The Cockroaches opened up for JP and the Nurses Saturday Night.

With their assortment of punk tunes they got the crowd dancing and later into the act on stage.

Not to be out done, JP and the Nurses had them dancing on the Bar.

A few faces in the crowd.

The Fatboys girls after shift.

Nulen on Bass.

One of our regulars taking a break from a pool game with Pool Girl Rom.

JP and one of his former students on Rythm Guitar.

Good crowd on Saturday and thanks to all for coming in. JP will do a final show in August before he leaves Cambodia for another Job opportunity. We will keep you posted. And thanks JP for your efforts in helping us promote live music in Cambodia.

Weekend wrap up.....

Jim from Baltimore, and Kevin from Atlanta wrapping up a contract bore witness to all the antics from Friday night. Jim was leaving for airport Sunday evening and figured a Mortar Round challenge would be just what the doctor ordered to help him sleep on the plane. Jim we accept no responsibility for any missed connections!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Mortar Fever

Mortar fever seems to have gone PANDEMIC! Put that in your H1N1 pipe and smoke it! Local Wildlife guy Daniel dragged his brother Tyron Wolff in from Oz to take the Mortar Round challenge. Tyron isn't a small guy and was going to shoot for the record.

Corrections on the previous post as Dave reports from Some Platform in the Gulf of Mexico that He and Mike had done 8 rounds, but Paul Thomas was able to put down 9 before giving it up at the Porcelain Alter.

Stop the presses. Mike just walked into the bar and says Paul did 8 and was laid out on the floor and tried to have the waitress pour it down his throat while laying down.

Here is the OFFICIAL STANCE!!!! Since all the changes over the last year and this blog coming on line..... I hear by declare....You do 8 Mortar Round and you have matched the record and eventually we will be dedicating a wall of shame in the bar!

None the less Tyron gave it a good shot and picked up two T-shirts to take home! Job well done Tyron.

Daniel, Mike, and Tyron

Tyron after completing number 5. At ease soldier!


JP and the Nurses will be performing Saturday night July 25th. The fun starts at 9PM

Just reading some stuff on and man o man!!! It's no wonder tourism in Thailand is down. 150 baht atm fees, people getting scammed in the airport by KingPower Concessions to the tune of 7000 dollars, Shoot outs on Patong Beach in Phuket, Not to mention the HIGH PRICES for beer!

Come to Cambodia. Things are civilized here! Many carriers fly in direct and you can by pass Bangkok. Great sites, great people and great entertainment VALUE!!!

Warm friendly people here! Still genuine! And two tier pricing isn't out of control!

This is probably one of the best times to visit as tourism is down, Angkor Wat isn't as crowded as previous years and the roads in the country are better which will allow you to see more in less time!

Once you get in the country make sure you stop by Sharky. We are the only venue with 4 pool tables and Jantou below is stiff competion for you visiting Sharks.

Our pool girls, Sophea, Pisey, and Saran overseeing the tables nightly.

Once Jantou has ruined your attempt at taking the table, try some of the best food in town. Western favorites, The BEST Tex-Mex in South East Asia and a Thai menu that will keep any accompanying Tilac sabai sabai.

MMMMMM. Pork Tacos, Jalapeno Poppers, Nachos and Buffalo Wings. Well I can't stand it any longer, off to bother the cooks in the Kitchen!!!


Sunday, July 19, 2009

Route 66 Rocks!

The rain couldn't put a damper on Route 66 rockin and rollin into a packed house both Friday and Saturday night. Jean Philippe from Thom Thom joined the band on both nights and even local singer Ian chimed in for a few tunes. They just keep getting tighter and the crowd knows it.

Get your kicks on Route 66 their trademark opener, was followed by some great blues, Crossroads by Cream, Honky Tonk Woman by the Stones, and Voodoo Chile by Jimi Hendrix just to name a few.

Salt and Pepper and Red Hot just to spice up the crowd a little.

Always someone trying to be cute in the background!

Our friends the Germans enjoying some heavy metal during the intermissions and our Thai friends enjoying some German Scorpions on their "Holiday" from their busy work week.

Jean Philippe on Bass and Tommy on Drums. The Staff giving them a standing ovation and Ian joining the band.

Always a pleasure having them come to town.

Still a full summer calendar with JP and the Nurses on the 25th of July as well as the third week in August. We hope to get Route 66 back again early August.

Don't forget the BBQ on the first Sunday of Every Month! Al will be doing it this time.

If you haven't made travel plans yet, September is starting to shape up with a few fun filled events. Stay tuned for more updates.


Sunday, July 12, 2009

Mortar Round Fever - July 11 at Sharky Bar

It seems like there is Mortar Round Fever at Sharky Bar. Last night the MR Challenge was met by our German friends here in Phnom Penh doing construction work at the German Embassy. These Heavy Metal Rockers were busy consuming lots of Schnappes and Draft Beers when Mike walked by them with a MR in hand. Ever inquisitive about the Bar, and never ones to turn down a Challenge, Uwe "enthusiastically" requested to take the MR Walk and his dream came true. ( Maybe it was a bad dream for him ?? )

Surrounded by a bevy of Sharky beauties cheering him on, Bartender Malein brings on #1 MR Round which goes down painlessly. However, upon examination by the MR Chief, Mike, it is discovered that he still had about a couple of ounces of fluid remaining. Because Uwe is a good sport, we let him continue to #2 after telling him to drink a bottle of mineral water for "flushing" purposes.

Egged on by his mate Thomas, # 2 MR appears. Uwe gets into the Challenge and promptly pastes a " # 2 " on the Mortar Round itself. Down the Hatch it goes, a little more slowly than # 1, as quipped by a few appreciative customers watching the action.

Malein and Waitress Sophoan bring out the "Mortar Round T-Shirt" to give Uwe more moral support ( or pressure ) and he examines it to his satisfaction. He asks for a few moments so he can pray, and it is granted by Mike.

As Uwe contemplates MR # 3 in front of him, locked and loaded, he decides to paste a # 3 on his nose "for posterity". Then he posts a # 130 on his head as well for wishful thinking ( and probable death ) !!

Now ready, Uwe goes for it and BINGO, it is all inside of him as the peanut gallery cheers him on. To the delight of all spectators, he turns over the MR to show it is all gone. He dons the legendary T-Shirt, and sits at the Bar with lots of people congratulating his feat. Asked if he wishes to continue, all Uwe can do is to move his head up and down which looks like a Yes, but Mike decides the German Curtain has come down on him and serves another bottle of water to our friend. Thomas is asked is he would like to continue the German push into Cambodia, but remarks "another day" which is then respected.

Congratulations to our latest MR Winner - Mr. Uwe !!!

Sharky Mike

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Mortar Round Night

Well by some strange planet alignment, it turned out to be Mortar round night. Kevin and his friend Tessa visiting from Newport Beach, had been in the night before and were scoping out the particulars. Kevin was ready to take the Mortar round challenge.

One, two, three. Good job Kevin. Been there, Done that and now has the Mortar Round T-shirt.

Meanwhile at the other side of the bar, Poch one of our waitress is up for the challenge as well.

You go Poch. All 40 Kilos of you. Put them away! Not to be out done by Poch, Kevin ask about the record of 8 by Mike and Dave. He's gonna try!

He gets through number four, while Poch is feeling the effects. Knocks down number 5 in pure style.

Wait he's down,,,,no he's back up and after a plate of nachos he is ready for number six. Meanwhile number 3 has kicked in for Poch.

Tessa starts coaching. Smart Coach. She knows that he has an 11am flight to catch and its going to be a rough morning.

Kevin makes the right choice and holds at five...a remarkable accomplishment, and Poch hangs tough as well. Both are still standing and able to walk down the stairs. Mike congratulates Kevin on a job well done.