Sharky Bar & Restaurant

Sharky Bar & Restaurant

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Phnom Penh Womens 8 Ball Competition 2010 sponsored by Cambodia Pocket Guide & Sharky Bar & Restaurant

Sunday the 26th of September, 2010
Phnom Penh Womens 8 Ball Competition 2010
proudly sponsored by Cambodia Pocket Guide & Sharky Bar & Restaurant

After a slow start - you try and round up 32 Women for a competition planned for 8pm - we finally kicked off the Pool Competition around 8.45pm.

It is always great fun during the womens pool competition and this year the bar was full of women itching to get on the tables to show off their skills. Unfortunately we had only 32 spots and we decided to do single eliminations this time around over 2 tables. So, first come, first served.

The Ladies were treated to Sharky Punch Cocktails all night and the atmosphere was fun and friendly. A great time was had by all and next week it's the Men's Competition.

A special thanks to Tim "PickPocket Guide" Gibbons, Andy "The Tash" Shark aka Sharky Andy, Mike "The Tiger" Hsu and special guest appearance by Dean "Hop-a-long" Lennox for making this event memorable and fun. See you next week. Ross

1st Place Winner "Alang" - Alang won a $50 Bar Tab at Sharky's

2nd Place Winner "Srey Pal" - Srey Pal won a $25 Bar Tab at Sharky's

3rd Place Winner "Loan" - Loan won a case of Anchor Cans

Some of the contestants watching on...

Some of the Sharky Staff... jealous they couldn't participate!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Live Music Friday, 17 September 2010 - "Lost Highway" with very special guests "Cartoon Emo"

After coming from back to back gigs at Chinese House and FCC Cambodia, Sharky’s proved once again to be the Venue where other bars in Cambodia come to watch rock bands in a high energy bar, to listen to great musical talent, and have a big space to party hearty ! Friday night was no different as Sharky’s favorite “Lost Highway” Band rocked on to a packed house. Despite the torrential rains outside earlier in the evening, it didn’t stop the full house of expats and Khmers at Sharky’s from swaying, dancing, drinkin’ and just having a great time with the Band our friends have come to love and party with.

With Chris back in vocals and electric guitar, Tommy Nicks on drums, Kenny on lead guitar and Dave whaling away on bass guitar, Lost Highway once again proved why they are the most sought after band in the land… This time around, they mixed in a couple of Santana covers with their usual Rolling Stones emphasis, classic rock covers, and a couple of C & W jams blended in, it was another “Rock On, brothers and sisters” night at Sharkys.

As I just returned to Phnom Penh from my regular New York City/Asian flyarounds, our new Manager, Dave “The Punk” and I took a quick ride to Meta House to try to catch a new local Khmer alternative indie rock band play called Cartoon Emo play a set. Ross stayed back to watch the fort and deal with any needs by LH and their posse. But with the weather pretty nasty outside, unfortunately we missed seeing them play. At least we had the opportunity of meeting them and trying to buy a CD from them for our enjoyment and review. No such luck as their CD’s were all gone. After stopping by a few other establishments around town and seeing a pretty quiet night all around, we went back to Sharky’s.

Within 15 minutes of our return and getting back into the Lost Highway party, to our delight, the full band of Cartoon Emo, plus entourage, came into the Bar – instruments in hand and asked if they could play a few songs to show us what they could do ! After Lost Highway finished their last set, the Sharky boys went and made a few technical adjustments to bring the new Band up on stage and have their Debut performance at a proper rock and roll music venue.

With cell phones heavily In use spreading the word around that Cartoon Emo was playing a few tunes at The Shark Bar, along with the local jungle drums beating loudly, we announced that we had a guest Band coming on and the mixed crowd happily stayed on eagerly awaiting the new sounds… After the first song coming to an end and seeing the strong stage presence and tremendous effort of CE, we only heard shouts of “More, More, More” and the Band played on…to heavy audience applause and appreciation by all. Towers of beer flowed the rest of the night for our new local rock brothers, compliments of our lucky bar management.

A Big THANK YOU and Congratulations to Cartoon Emo Band and their supporters from all of us at Sharky Bar. We will be seeing you all again, and for of our friends reading this on Facebook or our Blog, keep an eye out for CARTOON EMO to come back and showing us another full set of high energy, excellent vocals, power drumming, and strong stage presence by some new faces on the Phnom Penh Rock and Roll Music Scene. Where else? At Sharkys Rock and Roll Bar, of course ! Stay tuned….. MIKE

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

2nd Annual Phnom Penh Pool Competition 2010
Sponsored by Pocket Guide (Cambodia) & Sharky Bar

Women's 8 Ball Competition - Sunday September 26, 8PM

Entry Fee: FREE!!!
1st Place WINNER: $50 Bar Tab
2nd Place WINNER: $25 Bar Tab
3rd Place WINNER: 1 case of Angkor Beer

Men's 8 Ball Competition - Sunday October 3, 6PM

Entry Fee: $5 or $12 with BBQ
1st Place WINNER: $200 cash + $50 Bar Tab
2nd Place WINNER: $100 cash + $50 Bar Tab
3rd Place WINNER: $20 Bar Tab + 1 case of Angkor Beer


Al's BBQ: all you can eat bbq 6pm til we run out + free flow of Angkor draught 6pm - 9pm. $9


Sunday, September 12, 2010

The Cambodia Cobras tour to Vietnam, 4th Sept 2010

The Cambodia Cobras tour to Vietnam for the game against the Saigon Swans in Ho Chi Minh City on the 4th September, 2010 was an outstanding success for the new Cambodian Aussie Rules club.
Though the boys went down by 3 goals, they played like demons & put on a star performance.

The Swans all agreed after the game that the Cobras had improved & played hard, tough football, a top effort since the first match against the Swans 6 weeks ago in Phnom Penh.
The Swans played really well & had a good game.

Having joined the boys on their trip, it was a pleasure watching them play.

It all started well with the very beautiful Miss Vietnam 2006 (Mai Phuong Thuy) being present for the toss of the coin between the 2 captains.

All the guys put in a great performance, a real team effort.
Our thanks to Patto who lives in Ho Chi Minh for playing for us, he had a good game & we hope he will play for us from now on.

The Swans are a great bunch of guys & they know how to look after a traveling team. The after game presentation was enjoyable & the cold beers went down really well.

Many thanks to the Swans for your help in arranging the bus from the border & the hotel room discount, great effort guys.
A good night was put on at the Cafe Latin on Saturday night with plenty of food, beer & Jim Beam flowing.

The bus ride home started a bit slow, but once the Cobras were back on Cambodian soil, the fun really started. Lots of beers & great hilarity at the reading out of the fines for any infringement. Remember the "B" word Steve, that must have cost you a fortune in fines.

Our President Murray has resigned & is going back to Australia, good luck to you Murray from all the boys.

There is a general meeting being held at Sharky’s in "The Cage" on Thursday night 9th September from 7.00PM to elect a new president.
All are welcome & any one interested in playing, please come along or contact Anton on 017744395 or our Treasurer Glenn on 089460571, we are looking for more players.
We are also looking for more sponsors so anyone who is interested, once again, please get behind the boys & the new club.

This is my first story for the Sharky blog, I am the new partner in Sharkys & It is great to be one of the Sharky team.
I may not be an Aussie rules player but the boys will have my full support & I will continue to be one of the water boys when I am in town.

Look out guys, I might just drop the camera & water bottles next time & take the mark.

Keep on rocking Cobras.