Pattaya is the city of opposition: the more quiet and peaceful it is during daytime, the more vibrant and passionate it gets when night falls. This place has been long known for bars, streets lighten overnight and endless parties.
If you are a night dwellers, this article is for you. Let’s check out our collection of 9 hottest nightlife spots in Pattaya!
Some details about Pattaya, the city that doesn’t sleep
Located at approximately 150 kilometers southeast of the capital city Bangkok, Pattaya started to become one of Thailand’s most popular tourist destinations from very early, around 1967. This causes the rise many hotels and motels near the sea with the old-fashioned, nostalgic architectural style at cheap prices. However, most tourists come to Pattaya love to stay near nightlife spots and far away from the sea to enjoy the crowds and madness in the streets when night falls.
This coastal city is famous for 4S: sun, sea, sand and sex. Especially, this is the only city in Thailand to be licensed by the government to organize sexy shows that attract and serve a large numher of cross-country tourists. Specifically, three hottest shows here include Alcazar Cabaret, Tiffany Show and Sexy show. One thing interesting here is that prostitution in Pattaya are granted practice cards and have to pay taxes like other normal workers.
The transfer guide from Bangkok to Pattaya
From the center of Bangkok city, you can either take a taxi, bus or train to Pattaya depending on your travel costs and plans:
– Taxi: The Bangkok – Pattaya route by taxi normally takes 2 hours and costs about 2,000 THB. Make sure to ask the driver to turn on the meter or agree on the price before getting on the car, otherwise, you may be overcharged.
– Bus: It is the popular choice of most backpackers when they want to move from Bangkok to Pattaya. Traveling by bus takes about 2.5 hours. In case you depart from the Suvarnabhumi Airport, let get on the shuttle bus to the airport’s Public Transport terminal where you can purchase a ticket 389 to Jomtien or 905 to North Pattaya.
– Train: To reach Pattaya by train you need to go to Hua Lamphong Station. The first train departs at 6:55 and costs about 31 baht.
The most vibrant nightlife spots in Pattaya:
#1 Walking Street
On the top of 10 nightlife spots is the Pattaya Walking Street, which is acknowledged as the most crowded, bustling and craziest place of the “evil city” despite being only 1-km long. This place is not only the centre of hundreds of restaurants, bars, nightclubs, pubs … but also the area where sexy performances with hot ladyboys take place. Being here you could get immersed in the vibrant, bustling atmosphere under colorful lights from live music performances, not to mention street arts as well as a variety of unique and attractive street food.
#2 2Sky Pattaya Rocket Ball
Is your heart strong enough to play Rocket Ball?
If you are adventurous, then 2Sky Pattaya Rocket Ball is the experience you are looking for. This place offers an awesome chance to challenge the courage of players tied into a “ball”, which will then be launched with a dizzyingly high speed, moved up and down withtwo special elastic rubber bands connecting to the two highest towers in Pattaya.
Not only does it bring you a heart-wrenching feeling but also creates an unforgettable panoramic view of the “evil city” at night.
Price: 1,200 THB for 2 people (Updated 2019)
Optional: 250 THB for HD recorded video of the whole activity
#3 Soi 7 and Soi 8
Soi 7 and 8 are 2 largest and most vibrant bars with the sexiest performances in Pattaya. Coming to Soi 7, you could enjoy the bright pink light and extremely hot and charming show of ladyboys.
An alley away from Soi 7, Soi 8 welcomes visitors with modern and luxurious but no less brilliant architecture. Here you can visit Sailor Bar & Restaurant for delicious cocktails at only 50 THB.
#4 Soi LK Metro
Surely no one would have expected that this 200m-long street could hide such a bustling go-go bar system. Although “being” dubbed “the poor child” compared to the Walking Street, this place is no joke and the only “poor” thing could be found is the price. Some outstanding addresses you should visit here are Champagne, The Office, Sugar Sugar and Murphy’s Law Irish,…
Ranked 5th in the top 10 nightlife spots in Pattaya, Pattaya’s premier nightlife area – Pattayaland is located just in front of the Walking Street, surrounded by two small streets and part of the Beach Road.
This place is only for those who want to experience the go-go bar and join parties throughout the night. Some addresses that you should visit are X-Boys Pattaya Show and Cupidol Bar in Pattayaland Soi 1, Cats A Go-Go, Classroom Ago-go, Boyz Town in Pattaya Soi 2 and Soi 3.
#6 Soi 6
Located between the Beach Road and Second Road, Soi 6 is a special place with bars specialized in serving a certain customers, for instance: girly bars, gay bars. In addition, this Soi also has forms of entertainment that are not suitable for a majority of tourists with more liberal, bolder ladyboys than the other places. If you want to dissolute yourself for once, Soi 6 is a place that cannot be a more appropriate destination.
#7 Tiffany Show
It is a unique show that is ranked 4 out of 10 best shows in the world by the TravelCom Magazine. Coming to Tiffany Show, you will be able to enjoy 13 unique art performances from different countries by beautiful “ladyboy” dancers.
#8 Alcazar Cabaret Show
If you want to see a great art show, come to Alcazar. The special in Alcazar Cabaret is the constantly changing of stage backdrops and costumes of actors in each repertoire.
Therefore, you will be able to see dancers in the Ao dai, wearing Non la and the view of Hanoi Opera House in Hello Vietnam. Soon after is the Islamic castles of Indonesia, the Chinese palace or the Korean-style buildings, along with the exciting dance and the beautiful curves of the dancers in Brazilian Carnival costumes. Finally, the dance from the land of birch and the melodious melody of the Persian ladies will close the perfect show.
An elaborate staged performance with over 400 transexual dancers (ladyboy dancers) will surely bring you unforgettable memories in Pattaya.
#9 Horizon Bar
Located on the 34th floor of Hilton Building, Horizon Bar is the best place to enjoy the sunset panorama on Pattaya nightlife beach. There is nothing more perfect to end your “crazy” days in Pattaya than relaxing and taking a sip of an attractive cocktail while admiring the poetic sea view in a melodious and romantic atmosphere.
Above are our collection of top 9 Pattaya nightlife spots. I hope you can choose a suitable destination for your schedule. Visiting Pattaya, it’s worth to spend at least one night enjoying yourself in its lively nightlife to admire the beauty of the city that never sleeps. However, whether you are a fan of parties or not, I am sure the moment with friends and your beloveds is finally the most well-spent time in the journey 😀