Pattaya Beach Nightlife Guide
If you are looking for something, you can probably find it Pattaya Beach, whether it’s solicited sex or frolicking in a swimming pool full of foam.
While hot and sunny by day, Pattaya Beach is loud and large at night, with more options than most visitors could sample on any one trip. To help you sort it out and find your fun, here are seven top things to do after dark in Pattaya Beach:
Pattaya’s legendary beer bars are cheap, loud and gritty. Most are simply a few stools and speakers arranged around a bar in an open corrugated shed, packed with lady hostesses who are determined to part you from your money. For a fee, you can become a solo customer, so to speak. Whether you solicit or not, you’ll be expected to buy drinks. The beer is cheap, starting at 50 baht (1.5usd). The largest concentration of beer bars in Pattaya Beach is on Second Road.
The go-go bars are similar, though the girls are dancing—often pole dancing—and the fun can be more expensive. Beers can start at 100 baht (3usd). A solo adventure will often involve a bar fee, in addition to whatever you negotiate. Some well-known establishments are Alcatraz and Iron. Angel Witch is known for shows involving things like black lighting and live snakes. The Classroom A-Go-Go features a “schoolgirl” theme.
Beach Foam X Party
On Saturdays, the Hard Rock Hotel in north Pattaya fills a pool with foam and lets the good times roll. Kids are invited for the festivities from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The Beach Foam X Party for adults is well underway by 9:30 p.m. There’s a Hard Rock Café, complete with giant guitar and music memorabilia, here, too.
-5 Ice Bar
Quite simply one of the most unique places here, the -5 Ice Bar is exactly that: a bar made of ice. Located in a large, walk-in freezer, the bar, stools and glasses are all cut from ice blocks. There’s a more traditional (meaning not frozen) bar attached.
With two large rooms and party music blaring, Mixx is a more sophisticated club that attracts couples, locals and young folks from Bangkok. It’s an upscale club with décor to match.
The shows at Tiffany’s were the first transvestite cabaret performance in Southeast Asia, and after 28 years they are still spectacular. The 1,000 seat venue is equally grand. The shows last about an hour, and are performed at 6 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. Visitors may want to book tickets in advance.
Hopf Brew House
Though there is plenty of beer at the Hopf Brew House, it is also a family restaurant offering European comfort food, from pizzas to German pork knuckles and sausages. It’s also a place to go if you are looking for an all-ages establishment.