Pattaya's four- kilometer Beach Road is one long entertainment zone. South Pattaya is where you can still find Pattaya's legendary after dark reputation, especially the area called Walking Street. Fairy lights and neon- lit signs advertise go-go bars, beer bars and massage parlours, all of which provide party animals with a non-stop playground.
Thankfully, Pattaya isn't just go-go bars and loud music, there are many other alternatives to keep all kinds of night owls happy. Trendy restaurants, cocktail bars, karaoke venues and the famed ladyboy cabaret shows continue to pull in the crowds too. Discotheques, nightclubs, coffee shops , open- air bars and restaurants with live music and entertainment also compete for attention in the night time mayhem that is Pattaya once the sun sets.
There are literally hundreds of go-go bars, especially in South Pattaya, Walking Street, and on both sides of Second Road. A few with names like Classroom A Go-Go (skirts, ponytails, white socks) Lipstick A Go-Go (tequila shots, Jacuzzi room) and Tahitian Queen (thigh high boots, rock & roll) aim to draw you in, but they end up looking exactly the same.
There are plenty of girls, shows and bar games. A 'bar fee' is required to escort the young lady (usually between 300 – 600 baht), then for what, and how much you pay, is between the two of you. Drinks are usually around 100 baht (beer, shot, or mixer) and admission is free. (Read more...)
Pattaya is the hub of the best, the coolest, and the trendiest of pubs, bars and lounges. Leading by example is the world- famous Hard Rock Café in North Pattaya), where visitors can choose from six bars and restaurants. The beach foam parties on its man-made beach by the pool on weekends are not to be missed. Or step into the coolest bar at Ice Bar (Amari Nova Suites), where chilled drinks and funky tunes are served at the lowest temperature in town.
Some would argue there's nothing better than enjoying a game of football while drinking beer at the Irish pub Kilkenny (Walking Street), or at the Pig and Whistle (Soi 7). Beer bars can be found all over Pattaya , but the ones in Pattaya Beach, Second Road, along the way to Jomtien Beach and at Jomtien itself are the most popular. (Read more...)
The very first ladyboy cabaret show in Southeast Asia, Tiffany's is also the most famous cabaret show in Pattaya, and the longest-running show of its kind in the world. Meet the clones of Whitney Houston, Donna Summer, or Barbara Streisand.
Let these professional performers entertain you with their impressive repertoire that includes glitzy song-and-dance routines in fabulous costumes, and comedic impersonations. With more than 30 years' experience in show business, these 'ladies' provide visitors with world-class and memorable performances. (Shows daily at 18:30, 20:00 and 21:30). (Read more...)
Pattaya caters well to its rainbow culture. Muscle boys, bikers, boy toys and lady boys strut their stuff at gay bars and go-go joints centered around Boyz Town (Soi Pattaya Land 1 and 3). Additionally, there is a more private and quieter area just off the strip at Sunee Plaza where the bars put up exclusive shows nightly.
There are also several gay bars for locals and smaller venues with ladyboy shows that welcome all and provide a lot of entertainment. Star-Tref Travestie (Jomtien Complex) is a long-time favourite. (Read more...)