Pattaya Nightlife

Experience Full Night Entertaninment

Nightlife at the Pattaya city is very well known. There are a plenty of go-go bars, night clubs, beer bars, gay clubs in Pattaya, and multiplex entertainments offering diversity of enjoyable activities. Girls, shows, games are major points for night tourists. Cabaret revues featuring kathoeys (male-to-female transsexuals) are also very renowned in Pattaya. Pattaya Walking Street is the central night activities. Addtionally, if visitors stay in Pattaya long enough, they will notice that there are new clubs opened very often in order to offer new sort of nightlife activities in Pattaya. Differ Pub, NAB Club, Tonys, Marine Disco, X-Zyte, Lucifer, Hammer, Mixx, Alcazar, and Tiffany are the most famous places in Pattaya nightlife. Another important point is that the famous restaurant’s offering impressive foods for visitors at much cheaper price compare to major nightlife in Thailand such as Bangkok, koh Samui, or Phuket. Note that There are information of night clubs and images at Pattaya nightlife directory
Pattaya Walking Street atmosphere
Pattaya Walking Street has been updated with its map and its atmosphere. An Image gallery for the Walking Street is also currently offered.
beer bar at pattaya city
Beer Bars - Pattaya is especially famous for its beer bars (also called bar-beer), staffed by "bar girls" who are "for hire" to the tourists and ex-pats who drink there. Popular beer bar pastimes include pool, connect-four and shut-the-box.
Open-air beer bars can be found all over Pattaya, with the biggest and best known concentrations being along and around Soi 7 / Soi 8 and Walking Street, at numerous points on Second Road, Beach Road, Soi Buakhao, and in smaller numbers just about everywhere else, including along the southern end of Naklua Road and at Jomtien. Although the staff of a typical beer bar will usually all be prostitutes, customers who have no intention of paying a "bar fine" (money paid to the bar so that the girl can leave with the customer) are generally very welcome and indeed make up the majority of the clientele.
Indoor beer bars can also be found all over Pattaya, the most notorious areas being Soi Yodsak (Soi 6) and parts of Soi Post Office (Soi 13/2). While some of these bars are much more "bar fine" oriented, in most cases customers who simply want to buy drinks are still welcome.
The official closing time in "entertainment zones" is 01:00 (in practice usually somewhere between 01:00 and 02:00, depending on the location) and 00:00 elsewhere - however "closing" is defined as switching off the music and non-essential lighting, and numerous beer bars remain open 24/7.

agogo sign in Pattaya Walking Street
A Go Go - In Pattaya, a-go-go bars is another name for go-go bars, so don’t be confused for this term. Walking Street and Pattayaland streets are major locations for go-go bars. The bars usually start getting crowd around 20.00 until the close time 02:00. However, visitors are not allowed to take a photo inside, so the bars require depositing camera with the security staff as visitors get in the bars. Although mobile phone nowadays can also take a photo, visitors are asked not to use this technology to take a photo.
disco-pattaya Discotheques - Pattaya has two types of disco - those that are on or near Walking Street, and those that are not. Those on Walking Street are more popular with Westerners accompanied by bar girls, and with bar girls looking for customers. The ones further away from Walking Street are generally more typical Thai discotheques: no special area for dancing, but lots of shows and great atmosphere. Admission is usually around 300 baht and includes one free drink.
live-music-pattaya Live music - especially popular rock oldies - can be heard at several open-air venues along Walking Street, and at various bars elsewhere. Thai cover bands abound. Some are very good, most are average and some are just dreadful. The majority work behind beer bars but unfortunately have to compete with other bands in nearby beer bars as well as piped music of varying quality.

Popular bar venues

So, you're passing through Pattaya and you've set aside a few hours to check out the bar scene - but where to go? The most popular (and generally the most densely concentrated) beer bar and go-go bar locations (listed south to north) are:
 Soi Pattayaland 2 (Soi 13/4) features on many a Pattaya postcard - when lit up at night, the go-go bar signs are a memorable and photogenic sight, although there are in fact only eight go-go bars here (two of which feature guys, not girls), plus a half-dozen bars and the Penthouse Hotel. Worth a look in the evening (it's almost a ghost town the rest of the time), but get there before 01:00 as that's when the lights go out. (See PattayaLand)
Soi Pattayaland 3 ("Boyz Town" - no direct access from Beach Road, runs from the middle of Soi 13/4 to Second Road) features only male dancers and bars that cater for the gay crowd; Soi Pattayaland 1 (Soi 13/3) has even more all-male go-gos (eight), but does have a couple of girlie-go-gos too. There is also a small lesbian scene in Pattaya, with local butch girls called "tom" girls and femme girls called "dee".

Second Road - around the Soi 2 & Soi 3 junctions

On the west side of Second Road opposite the Central Festival Centre is a collection of about 35 very popular beer bars, which start to fill up from about 16:00, and several of which remain open long after the lights go out around 01:00-02:00. "Atlantic Bar", at the far end of the five-bar strip to the south of Soi 2, always draws a substantial crowd. The only go-go ("Classroom 2", 19:30-02:00) is a lively one, and while there's not much in the way of food in amongst the bars themselves, there are numerous eating options extremely close nearby (including outlets for most of the major fast-food chains directly opposite on the other side of Second Road).
Soi 7 & Soi 8

There's always something going on here - in the evening and early hours, there are about 120 well-staffed beer bars to choose from, plus a handful of go-go bars; in the morning there are several places that serve breakfast; in the afternoon it's a popular place for those who like to get started early; and at Songkran (New Year) it's unmitigated mayhem. The "Night Out" complex (10 large outdoor bars, on a side-soi that connects Soi 7 and Pattaya Central Road) is about as family-orientated as these places ever get, and has live music from 20:00-01:00. There are several large hotels (light sleepers beware), and Soi 8 also has a few travel agencies, convenience stores, etc.


 Bar Venues
    in Pattaya
Walking Street Pattaya City
Walking Street

One of the most tourist place for Pattaya nightlife is definitely Pattaya Walking Street, where all sorts of night entertainments offered to visitors. Shows, bars, games, and foods are key actors in Pattaya Walking Street

Soi Yodsak (Soi 6)

Imagine a kerb-crawlers paradise - and then pedestrianise it. Arguably Pattaya's most colourful street (as well as most notorious), Soi 6 has about 50 bars (mostly "short time" bars, with names such as "Butterfly", "Love Club", "Route 69" and "The Eager Beaver") which all get going at 13:00 and close pretty much on the dot at 01:00. It's not really a pedestrian-only street (but it is one-way), however walking - preferably in broad daylight - is undoubtedly the best and most popular way to experience it. Go in the middle of the afternoon and just wander from one end to the other (if coming from the south, walk from the Second Road end down to the Beach Road end if you want to get there and back by songthaew). It's much, much more "sex-tourist" than "tourism" oriented, but anyone and everyone is welcome everywhere provided they're buying a drink or three. The curiously named "Hi Boss! 2002 Pub" is where the ladyboys hang out, there's one go-go - "Mandarin" (dancing from 17:00 till 01:00), plus a couple of "pub" food possibilities; and neighbouring Soi 6/1 has a handful of "ordinary" outdoor beer bars.

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