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Internationally known for its nightlife, Pattaya offers a ton of choice for entertainment and fun which concentrates in South Pattaya and Central Pattaya while North Pattaya is quieter but there are enough pubs and bars to choose from. Most of pubs, bars, beer bars, discotheques, transexual cabarets, karaoke bars, go-go bars as well as restaurants line up along Pattaya Beach Road and along the connecting lanes or sois, off the main street. Walking Street is the most populated with these venues. The street is closed for pedestrians only after 06:00 pm. Walking Street
Walking Street
Walking Street near Pattaya beach is one of the most famous street in Thailand if you are looking for fun. It is at the very centre of the night life scene in Pattaya,1000 metres of bars, gogo bars, restaurants, nightclubs and of course the girls!

Walking Street truly offers something for everyone, crazy bars, live music bars, restaurants to suit every taste, even bars full of lady boys for those that way inclined. Add to the mix the street stalls, souvenir shops, street entertainers and you can understand why it is Pattaya's number one tourist attraction.

As with the whole of Pattaya open air beer bars and complexes abound but as of February 2008 there were over 50 enclosed air conditioned bars to allow you to cool down even if they do mean you cannot sit and watch the circus come to town.

How to get there
From Bangkok, take Motor Way (Bangkok-Chonburi Rd.), drive along Sukhumvit Rd., pass Si Racha and Banglamung districts until km 147 marker. You will reach the route to South Pattaya.
Pubs & Bars Recommended:
Jameson's: North Pattaya
Jameson's Jameson's The Irish Pub, Bar & Restaurant is a great and friendly place to hang out for locals, expats, Thais as well as visitors and holiday makers alike. The pub offers a wide range of food and drinks including Cavery Roasts every Sunday. The pub also has a pool table, big TV screens ideal for getting together with friends for sport events. The Library is available for a a quiet reading night.
Location: 80/164 Moo 9, Soi Sukrudee (Soi A.R.), North Pattaya, Chonburi 20260
Contact: Tel/Fax. 0 3836 1873; Website: www.jamesons-pattaya.com
Opening Hours: Daily from 06:00 pm. - 01:00 am.
–5º icebar: Central Pattaya
–5º icebar An icy delights of (minus five) -5° is to be experienced at –5º icebar against all the heat in Pattaya. To enter in the icy section, winter coat and gloves are provided upon the entry and free vodka shots are included. The bar including glasses, furniture, walls totally are made of ice. The bar at the normal temperature serves a great cocktails as well as other alcoholic, non-alcoholic drinks and tapas menu.
Location: Amari Nova Suites, Soi 12 off Pattaya Klang in Central Pattaya, Pattaya, Chonburi 20150
Contact: Tel. 0 3842 6768, 0 3805 2336; Website: www.minus5pattaya.com
Opening Hours: Daily from 06:00 pm. until late
The Insomnia iBar: South Pattaya
The Insomnia iBar The iBar is a part of the Club Insomnia complex. Decorated with high ceiling and modern style with the vibe for pre-party, the bar plays a mixture of hip-hop, house and Thai music and serves a wide range of drinks including cocktails. Pool competitions are held regularly.
There is a terrace area overlooking the Pattaya Bay. Drink promotions and Sheesha are also available.
Location: Ground Fl. Half way down on the Walking Street, 200 Moo 10, South Pattaya, Chonburi 20260
Contact: Tel. 08 1177 7085; Website: www.clubinsomniapattaya.com
Opening Hours: Daily from 09:30 pm. untill late
The Cosy Bar: Jomtien Beach
The Cosy Bar The bar offers a great selection of drinks including draft beers, bottled beers, spirits. The interior is decorated in a rustic country style. There is also pool table as well as an outdoor area for watching the passer-by while sipping a cold beer.
Location: 413/77 Moo 12, Thappraya Rd., Nongprue, Banglamung, Chonburi 20260
Contact: Tel. 0 3830 3032; Website: www.thecosybar.sinlapa-asia.com
Bangsaen Bar: Bangsaen Beach
Bangsaen Bar Bangsaen Bar is a laid-back and friendly place to hang out. The bar is located in a charming white house with indoor and outdoor seats by the pool, giving homey feeling for guests. There is live band performing to accompany the appertising dinner. The music is not too loud. There is also a pool table and a large screen to watch sports. The bar offers a wide range of cocktails and Thai food.
How to get there: Khao Lam Rd., Bangsaen Sai 2nd Rd., Saen Suk, Muang, Chonburi. From Sukhumvit Rd. towards Pattaya, turn right at Galaxy Bangsaen towards Burapha University, turn right again at Bangsaen Sai 2nd Rd. before reaching the Beach Rd., drive along until Bangsaen Electricity Authority, turn right at the next intersection. The bar is on the left.
Contact: Tel. 08 9454 2961, 08 3606 4168
Opening Hours: Daily from 05:30 pm. - 01:00 am.

Clubs Recommended:
Bub: North Pattaya
Bub Bub features house, hip-hop, techno music, live band and sometimes hosts international DJs. There is a large party room. The club is always packed with young Thai crowd.
Location: 225/34 Moo 9, between Soi 5-6, Larb Hard Beach Rd., Nongprue, Banglamung, Chonburi 20150
Contact: Tel. 0 3848 8884
Opening Hours: Daily from 09:00 pm. until late
The Bed Pattaya: Central Pattaya
The Bed Pattaya The Bed Pattaya offers an extensive drink list in a fun and funky ambience to hang out in Pattaya. The Bed is designed with bed seating and mood lighting in a relaxing and friendly environment created by attentive staff. 3 - 4 course dinner is available in the evening. As the night starts, themed performances will entertain the crowd following by DJs to heat up the dance floor for dancing the night away.
Location: Amari Nova Suites, Soi 12 off Pattaya Klang in Central Pattaya, Pattaya, Chonburi 20150
Contact: Tel. 0 3842 6768, 0 3805 2336; Website: www.thebedpattaya.com
Opening Hours: Daily from 06:00 pm. until late
Club Insomnia: South Pattaya
Club Insomnia Club Insomnia plays hip-hop, house and commercial club music with great visuals and light effects. Internationally renowned guest DJs perform here monthly as well as live P.A’s, vocalists and instrumentalists. 6 bars will serve up the clubbers with great drinks and favourful cocktails at very competitive prices.
Location: 1st Fl. Half way down on the Walking Street, 200 Moo 10, South Pattaya, Chonburi 20260
Contact: Tel. 08 1177 7085; Website: www.clubinsomniapattaya.com
Opening Hours: Daily from 09:30 pm. untill late
Beer Bars
Beer Bars Pattaya has over 1,500 beer bars to choose from. The beer bars in Pattaya are normally staffed by females to attract attentions from tourists. Most of the bar features games such as pool, connect-four, shut-the-box or dart and music is always played. The official closing time in entertainment zone is 01:00 am. but often you can find those that stay open until 02:00 am. or 03:00 am.

Beer Bars Recommended:
Open-air Beer Bars
Open-air beer bars are found throughout Pattaya. The concentration is around Soi 7, Soi 8, Walking Street, Pattaya 2nd Rd., Beach Rd., Soi Bua Khao, along the southern end of Na Klua Rd. and in Jomtien.

Indoor Beer Bars
Indoor beer bars are also located around Pattaya, especially in Soi Yodsak (Soi 6) as well as Soi Office (Soi 13/2) and other are scattered all over the place from Na Klua to Jomtien. By social order directive, these bar should not offer on-site accommodation, while other types of bar or pub have to registered as hotels if they receive guests staying on the premises.
Go-go Bars
Go-go Bars Most of go-go bars as known as a-go-go bars are located in Soi Pattayaland 1, 2 and 3, Soi Diamond off Walking Street, Beach Road, a few in Jomtien and North Pattaya. There are also in some beer bars. The opening time is around 08:00 pm. and closing time is between 01:00 am. and 02:00 am. Most go-go bar features loud music, expensive drinks. Photographs are strictly not allowed.
Popular bar venues
Popular Bar Venues Recommended:
Pattayaland: Central Pattaya
Soi Pattayaland 2 (Soi 13/4) is lit up with neon light of go-go bar signs. This soi one of the discernible symbol of Pattaya. Yet, there are about 10 go-go bars, 6 bars, some restaurants and grocery stores in this soi. There is a mix of straight and gay bars in this soi.

Soi Pattayaland 3, has no direct access from Beach Road. It runs from Soi Pattayaland 2 to Pattaya 2nd Road. The majority of the bars and go-go bars here feature male dancers but there are also a few female go-go bars, some restaurants and a hotel in the soi.

Pattayaland Soi L.K. Metro: South Pattaya
Soi L.K. Metro lies between Soi Diana and Soi Buakhao. This soi is quite new, features several go-go bars, restaurants, inexpensive guesthouses. A lot of bars and cafes are outdoor which makes it a good spot for people-watching. The Metropole Hotel and the Areca Lodge are located here.

Some recommended bars in Soi L.K.
- Metro Champagne, Soi L.K. (towards Soi Diana)
Champagne is go-go bar run by a friendly Aussie. It features racy shows. The bar is packed almost every night.

- The Golf Club, Soi L.K.
This lively and loyal sports bar & grill offers great choice to go for a meal and drinks.

- Club Blu, Soi L.K. (on the corner of Soi Buakhao)
One of the busiest bars in town, Club Blue feature coyote nights, friendly services and a plenty of choices of Thai and international drinks.

Soi 7 & Soi 8: South Pattaya
These lively sois are a cluster of beer bars in this area as well as some go-go bars. There are a lot of actions going on in these sois. It is one of the places where there is always something around the clock. In the morning, there are places that serve breakfast. Those who like to start the early, bars and pubs are open for a warm-up of the fun night. Several large hotels, travel agencies and convenient stores are also located here.

Soi Yodsak (Soi 6): North Pattaya
Soi Yodsak is one of the most colourful and notorious streets in Pattaya. It has a great number of bars which are open as early as 01:00 pm. and closed at 01.00 am. It is not a totally pedestrian street but walking here at the day time can be a good experience. There are not only bars but also restaurants, dive centres and deep sea fishing store.

Second Road - around the Soi 2 & Soi 3 junctions: North Pattaya
More than 35 beer bars are located on the west side of Pattaya 2ndRd opposite Central Festival Centre. The road becomes lively and flocked with tourists from 04.00pm. and stay open until 02:00 am. There is also a great option of restaurants as well as fast food chain opposite Second Rd.
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