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    Most Popular Nightlife in Pattaya

    Nightlife in Pattaya entirely deserves its international reputation. This is a carefree party town where people seek for endless fun. There are other aspects of its reputation which it perhaps deserves less, but it cannot be denied that it is the place to go for a rollicking good time. Almost every part of the entire region has some form of nightlife, whether it’s naughty nightlife in gogo bars, live rock bands, superstar DJs, extravagant cabaret shows, exciting pool parties, breath-taking views from rooftop bars or just a quiet pint at your local away from home.

    Some of our list of the 10 Best Nightlife in Pattaya are family-friendly, though most are not. There is a lot of variety to be found in and around the city, with radically-different kinds of venues found within a very short distance of each other – sometimes side-by-side on the same street! With so much choice available, picking out the best of the bunch was a challenge for us, but we are sure that our guide will help to ensure that you have a fantastic night out in Pattaya.

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    Pattaya Walking Street South Pattaya. Closed to road traffic 18:00 – 02:00. Bar opening times vary
    Pattaya Walking Street

    If you’ve heard of Pattaya, you’ve more likely than not heard of Walking Street. This half-kilometre beach-side street takes its name from the fact that it is closed to motorised traffic from 18:00 every night, at which point it immediately becomes thronged with party-going pedestrians. Almost every building on both sides of the road is a nightclub, bar or gogo bar of some description, with many of the surrounding small sois being much the same. Great nights out can be found from the so-called “Red Car Bar” – Gulliver’s Walking Street – at one end of the street to Mixx Discotheque at the other, with The Pier Disco Club, 808, Club Insomnia, Candyshop, Marine Disco, Play and Lucifer Disko amongst the best in between. On the racier side, Airport Club, Alcatraz, Baccara, Iron Club and X Zone are all highly-rated gogo bars amongst the very wide selection.

    Cabaret Show North Pattaya

    After Walking Street, Pattaya is most famous for its so-called “ladyboy shows”. Despite the mental images this name conjures, these are actually perfectly family-friendly. They are fun, glitzy cabaret shows featuring well-choreographed song and dance performances, extravagant outfits and glamorous, talented performers who, despite appearances, are or were once all men. The most famous of these is the Tiffany Show, which is also home to the annual Miss International Queen pageant, which seeks to find the world’s most beautiful ladyboy. Others include Alcazar Show, Alangkarn Show and Colosseum Show, each of which is housed in flamboyant surroundings which perfectly match the nature of the shows. Read More...

    Planet Earth Beach Club Soi 16, Jomtien Beach Road Opening Hours: 11:00 – 23:00
    Planet Earth Beach Club

    While there are several venues around Pattaya which promise to recreate Ibiza’s beach parties, Planet Earth Beach Club comes the closest. With great dance music from resident and international guest DJs, huge sun loungers, designer swimwear on sale, a swimming pool, a foam machine, amazing drinks deals and authentic Italian gelato, its big weekend parties attract the local high society and a young crowd of fun-loving Thais and tourists, including muscle-bound guys and bikini-clad girls. Jomtien Beach is also only just over the road to complete the beach party experience. Only open during the tourist season, the fun starts late in the morning and usually does end until early the next morning! Tel: +66 (0)3 823 1449.

    Horizon Bar, Hilton Pattaya 34th Floor, Hilton Pattaya, 333/101 Beach Road, South Pattaya. Opening Hours: 17:00 – 01:00.

    The Hilton Pattaya building dominates the city’s skyline, being easily the tallest building on Pattaya Beach Road, if not the tallest in the whole area. Right at the top – on the 34th floor – is the Horizon Bar – presumably so named because it’s so far up that you can see the curvature of the Earth from the balcony. The very best place to enjoy a drink with a view, the buy-one-get-one-free offer on selected cocktails (including old favourites and house specials) from 17:00 to 19:00 makes it a fantastic place to enjoy the marvellous sunsets. While there are comfortable sofas available, it is the high bar stools and the tables by the railings that you’ll see most people rushing to claim. Tel: +66 (0)3 825 3000. Read More...

    The Beach Club, Pullman Pattaya Hotel G Pullman Pattaya Hotel G, 445/3 Soi 16, Pattaya-Naklua Rd., Wongamat Opening: All day
    The Beach Club, Pullman Pattaya Hotel G

    The Pullman Pattaya Hotel G is the home of many a high society party in the city, being a cool, laid-back environment with the sort of excellent food, drinks and service quality you would expect of a five-star hotel. It’s Beach Bar – one of five bars which make up The Beach Club – has an excellent view across Pattaya Bay while enjoying the seclusion and exclusivity of Wongamat Beach and attracts big-name DJs to its themed special events. The other venues available for public use each has a distinctive atmosphere, allowing guests to choose the air-conditioned relaxation of the Chill Out Bar or the snacks and tapas of the Pool Bar. Tel: +66 (0)3 841 1940.

    Frigg Bar, The Zign Hotel The Zign Hotel, 555/65 Soi 12, Pattaya-Naklua Road, Naklua 07:00 – 20:00
    Frigg Bar, The Zign Hotel

    This is the gentlest option of our 10 Best Nightlife in Pattaya list, where the quiet background music fails to smother the soothing wash of the waves upon the sandy shore just a short distances from the comfortable bed-like seating right on the sand. There are also seats around the swimming pool which offer just as relaxed an option, only without the sand. The Zign Hotel is alone on a quiet, secluded beach, making the Frigg Bar a fantastic place for a peaceful, uninterrupted evening. As one of four bars at a five-star hotel, the drinks are perhaps a little more expensive than they would be at a South Pattaya beer bar, but the family-friendly atmosphere entirely justifies the cost. Tel: +66 (0)3 825 3000.

    Hard Rock Café Pattaya Hard Rock Hotel, 429 Beach Road, North Pattaya after 21:30

    The Hard Rock franchise is well-known the world over for its quirky style and great music. From the iconic giant guitar head and “no drugs or nuclear weapons allowed inside” neon sign over the door to the collection of music and movie memorabilia inside, it certainly has the style. The music starts every evening at 18:00 on the Sun & Moon deck, which looks out over Beach Road. The house band starts up at 21:30 and plays into the early hours. The excellent rock groups are frequently rotated, with special guest bands also making regular appearances. The attached Hard Rock Hotel also hosts some of the best foam parties in the region, the Miss Hard Rock beauty contest and the annual guitar festival. Opening Hours: Sun – Thurs 12:00 – 01:00, Fri – Sun 12:00 – 02:00. Tel: +66 (0)3 842 8755. Read More...

    DIB D Varee Jomtien Beach, 457 Soi 13-14, Jomtien Beach Road Open: 18:00 – 02:00
    DIB D Varee Inspiration Bar

    The D Varee inspiration Bar is to Jomtien Beach what the Horizon Bar is to Pattaya Beach. Being right at the top of the D Varee Jomtien Beach hotel, it has a great view along the whole length of the beach, making it a great perch from which to enjoy a relaxing sunset along with a tipple from the impressive selection of cocktails and imported wines and beers. You can also enjoy an assortment of tapas and easy-listening music, with the tempo picking up as the night goes on. This is a trendy and chic venue. Tel: +66 (0)3 841 8999.

    Siam@Siam Design Hotel Pattaya Siam@Siam Design Hotel Pattaya, 390 Pattaya Second Road, North Pattaya Open: 07:00 – 02:00
    Siam@Siam Design Hotel Pattaya

    The Siam@Siam Design Hotel Pattaya has an impressive assortment of bars and lounges with different vibes for different parts of the night. Watch the sunset by the infinity pool on the 25th floor – which has also hosted some of the city’s best pool parties – before dropping down a floor to The Roof Sky Bar & Restaurant, which has a seaside garden feel and down-tempo beats as the night draws in. If you prefer an indie electro vibe, go down to the quirky Car Bar on the ground floor, with its street chic style, bike chains for coasters and an impressive selection of unique cocktails. You can naturally expect five-star service and products as well as a family-friendly atmosphere. Tel: +66 (0)3 893 0600.

    Havana Bar, Holiday Inn Pattaya Holiday Inn Pattaya, 463/68 Beach Road, North Pattaya Open: 14:00 – 24:00
    Havana Bar, Holiday Inn Pattaya

    A popular venue for Pattaya’s major high society parties, this retro-style Cuban-inspired bar has an atmosphere of dignified fun. With its bare brick and dark wood design, ceiling fans, cigar stands, comfortable seating and signature Mojitos, it has the air of exclusivity, which the evening’s live entertainment and food choices including burgers, pizzas and Thai snacks do not hinder. Naturally, the music is mostly Latin-based and the bar is host to special salsa dancing nights. The Holiday Inn Pattaya’s pool party – Splash – is also just a few steps away from the air-conditioned coolness of the Havana Bar, with the beach being a very short distance further. Tel: +66 (0)3 872 5555.

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