Pattaya justly deserves its reputation as a party city. Almost every building on the world-famous Walking Street is club or bar of some description and there are plenty of other popular venues scattered around the area. However, the city’s reputation for having a limited variety in its nightlife is simply not true once you scratch beneath the surface. It’s not all about the go-gos and beer bars - there is a great deal of variety available.
Additional nocturnal attractions include the well-known ladyboy cabaret shows, live music in a variety of genres, lively karaoke, Muay Thai boxing bouts and nightclubs to match nearly every taste and mood. The following is our selection of the 10 best nightlife in Pattaya City.
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Most great nights on Walking Street start at the Red Car Bar. Extremely popular amongst Thais, expatriates and tourists alike, it has an electric atmosphere that is packed with punters on a nightly basis. There is a large central bar, great music with live DJ sets, pool tables and little alcoves along one wall for a little privacy and somewhere to sit. Between the relative calm near the pool tables and the dancing near the DJ decks at the opposite end, large numbers of large groups enjoy the music and chat by the bar. While the name of “Walking Street” is shown on a lit-up London Underground-style sign outside, it is the big red Cadillac hanging from the wall of the small alley leading to the front door which gives this place its common name.
- Opening Hours: 20:00 - late
- Location: 89 Walking Street, South Pattaya
- Tel: +66 (0)3 871 1005
Located in the centre of Pattaya Beach and 34 floors up, the views from the Hilton Hotel’s Horizon Bar are impressive at any time of the day or night. However, with buy-one-get-one-free on selected classic and unique cocktails from 17:00 to 19:00, it is without a doubt the best place to enjoy Pattaya’s remarkable sunsets. The cool background music is kept at an unobtrusive background level, allowing the sun to do all the hard work in creating a sophisticated and relaxed atmosphere. Comfortable sofas are, for once, a secondary choice to the bar stools with the best view in town. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 17:00 – 01:00
- Location: 34th Floor, Hilton Pattaya, 333/101 Beach Road, South Pattaya
- Tel: +66 (0)3 825 3000
Now over 40 years old and still going strong, the Tiffany Show is Pattaya’s first and finest ladyboy cabaret show. Combining the talents of a large cast of dancers and performers and the latest lighting and sound technology, the three nightly shows offer extravagance, world-class choreography, humour and a showcase of cultures from around the world. After the final curtain call, you can even pose with some of the stars in their sensational costumes for photographs. An essential stop on any visitor’s itinerary, it is an unforgettable, family-friendly, fun night out. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 18:00, 19:30, 21:00
- Location: 464 Pattaya Second Road, North Pattaya
- Tel: +66 (0)3 842 1700
Mixx is one of the biggest and most popular dance clubs in Pattaya, with over 900 square metres of space divided into two separate clubs. Entrance is free and you can then either turn left into the Rouge Club or right into the Crystal Palace. The first has a 16th century luxury style with hip-hop and RnB music while the second has a fresh and funky design and plays house and trance tunes. Attracting a young, fun-loving crowd and internationally renowned DJs, it fills up quickly right after opening and usually stays busy through the night. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 21:00 - late
- Location: 331 Bali Hai Plaza, Walking Street, South Pattaya
- Tel: +66 (0)3 825 2790
Regularly drawing big-name DJs from Ibiza, the US and across Asia as well as huge crowds of fun-loving hip-hop fans, The Pier is especially popular amongst Pattaya’s high society. Any vaguely special day is an excuse for a party and The Pier’s party is likely to be amongst the best in town. With a large, multi-level interior and more laser lights, disco balls and smoke machines than any other club on Walking Street, a state-of-the-art sound system and a huge LED screen, it delivers a complete entertainment experience.
- Opening Hours: 19:30 – late
- Location: 190 Walking Street, South Pattaya
- Tel: +66 (0)81 177 7085
Great music and a party atmosphere are central themes at Hard Rock Cafe, where every day the DJ gets started at 18:00 on the Sun & Moon deck, which overlooks Beach Road and the sea beyond. At 21:30, the house band kicks in with their repertoire of classic rock and indie tunes and doesn’t stop until the early hours. Alternatively, go to the Soul Lounge for the live soul trio from 14:00 on the weekends. Hard Rock is known for their great taste in groups and for rotating them often around their other properties in Southeast Asia to keep the sounds fresh. They also hold the best foam parties and special events with the region’s best rock bands. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Sun – Thurs 12:00 – 01:00, Fri – Sun 12:00 – 02:00
- Location: 429 Beach Road, North Pattaya
- Tel: +66 (0)3 842 8755
The interior of 808 is divided into a lot of small enclaves on multiple levels, giving you a little bit of privacy around your table even in the midst of one of the most popular clubs in Pattaya. Often packed with a fun crowd of local Thais, and expatriates as well as tourists, it is the home of crazy parties, top DJs, regular drinks promotions and great house music. If you need to take a break from the fun, there is an outside terrace overlooking Walking Street with a separate bar and shisha available. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 20:00 – 02:00
- Location: Above Candyshop, Walking Street, South Pattaya
- Tel: +66 (0)81 175 6031
Located at the entrance to Walking Street, Pattaya Beer Garden is, for many, a relaxed way to ease yourself into a night at the clubs with a few quiet drinks or a cheap meal. However, its great view across the bay and mix of rock and pop music makes this an extremely popular venue in its own right. Although not strictly part of the Beer Garden, the complex of pink neon-lit beer bars you have to walk past to reach it are equally popular and fun, but with an extra dose of excitement because of the live Muay Thai boxing fights held right in the centre. The fights are exhibition bouts only so it doesn’t have the same excitement as a real prize fight but it’s still a fun spectacle. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 10:00 – late
- Location: Beach Road, South Pattaya
- Tel: +66 (0)3 871 0754
For the ultimate chilled-out evening on Pattaya Beach, start it off with watching the sunset by the rooftop infinity pool on the 25th floor of the Siam@Siam Design Hotel Pattaya. Then go down a floor and enjoy designer cocktails and a seaside atmosphere at The Roof Sky Bar & Restaurant. As the night comes down, enjoy a wide selection of films on the projector by the pool, down-tempo beats at the The Roof Sky Bar or indie electro music, unique cocktails and an eclectic blend of street and chic in the Car Bar on the ground floor. It all makes for a blissful night, far removed from the raucous antics going on far below. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 07:00 – 02:00
- Location: 390 Pattaya Second Road, North Pattaya
- Tel: +66 (0)3 893 0600
With the very popular iBar on the ground floor and Club Insomnia upstairs, the variety available in one place is a big draw for locals and tourists alike – as is the fact that the hostesses are widely believed to be the hottest in town. There are three separate bars spaced throughout the long and narrow iBar, as well as pool tables and a quieter terrace overlooking the sea right at the back. Club Insomnia plays party pop and trance, creating a lively atmosphere, with regular themed parties to add to the fun. Read More...
- Opening Hours: iBar 21:00 – late, Club Insomnia 23:00 – late
- Location: Walking Street, South Pattaya
- Tel: +66 (0)3 871 1322