Nightlife in Pattaya: Experience Pattaya Come Alive at Night!
Imagine walking down a street full of neon signs for clubs, discotheques and bars? Now imagine the same city with beautiful beaches that turn into a party overnight? That’s nightlife in Pattaya for you. After a day full of sunbathing and shopping, this city offers you some of the best nightlife in Thailand, or even the world. Be ready to experience some endless fun nights in Pattaya where you can attend a cabaret show, dance by the sea, shop at colourful night markets or drink at the fanciest of hotels.
Here is the list of top experiences to enjoy Nightlife of Pattaya:
1. Alcazar Cabaret Show
Mention to someone that you’re going to Thailand, and they’re sure to ask you whether you’re visiting the Alcazar cabaret show. One of the most popular activities for tourists, this ladyboy show is full of glamorous entertainment performances. The performers wear extraordinary costumes and have the energy of a rockstar. The cabaret theatre has a seating of 1,200 and state-of-the-art facilities, attracting tourists from all over the world.
Approximately a kilometre long street, the Pattaya walking street is known for completely blocking vehicle traffic every day from 6:00 PM onwards. Lined with neon signs of some of Thailand’s best bars, clubs and entertainment shows, the walking street is crowded throughout the year. Tourists and even locals can be seen grooving to rock music at Club Insomnia or Mixx Discotheque, sipping on a beer at Abbe’s Bar or Hot Tuna Bar, or just walking around experiencing the crazy vibe. Pattaya walking street has a nightlife like no other, it’s a party in itself.
Timing: 6:00 PM onwards
3. Horizon Rooftop Bar, Hilton
If you’re not the kind of person who can tolerate loud music and crowds of people on the walking street, indulge yourself in some luxury at the Horizon rooftop bar of Hilton. Located on the 34th floor, you can find that calm away from the parties, sit down on the large sofa and have a glass of wine. Being the most sophisticated party of Pattaya, this bar is undoubtedly expensive, but they do have happy hours between 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. So what better than enjoying the breathtaking sunset view with a loved one from one of Pattaya’s tallest buildings?
Timing: 5:00 PM to 1:00 AM Cost: Cocktails range between THB 300- THB 1500
4. Thepprasit Night Market
Known as Pattaya’s best shopping market, the Thepprasit weekend night market, lined with colourful stalls, is for all the travellers who want to take a break from partying to indulge in some shopping. You can find anything here, from clothes to accessories, electronics, home decor, and many other bizarre things too. However, this market is not only about shopping. With live music, cocktail bars, street performances and food stalls, this place offers an experience in itself.
Timing: Friday to Sunday, 5:00 PM to 11:00 PM
5. Hard Rock Cafe
Popular all over the world, the Hard Rock franchise has unique popularity in Pattaya. There is a giant guitar outside the cafe, and the interiors are a hit too, with some stunning lighting and sound system. Overlooking the beach road, there is an epic party always going on at the Hard Rock cafe, the most exciting one being the Foam X Party which takes place every Saturday. With pool volleyball, barbecue, drinks and all genres of music, this place is a top choice among tourists to experience the Pattaya nightlife.
Timing: 12:00 PM to 1:00 AM Cost: Foam X Party - THB 400-500 including 1 drink
6. Beach Road Soi 7
If you’re looking for a more local nightlife experience and don’t mind entering some shady spaces, the open air neon pink bars of Beach Road Soi 7 are perfect for you. Cheaper than walking street bars, the bars here are popular among backpackers and budget travellers who want to just sit, relax and have a drink. Luxor bar and Pandora bar being among the popular bars, you can find a local beer for as cheap as THB 65 here.
Cost: Local beer for THB 65
7. Go-Go Bars
The Thai version of a strip club, go-go bars in Pattaya are some of the best entertainment for tourists. These bars have a central stage with poles, with sofas facing these poles. Different girls dance around the poles, mingle with the customers who tip them. Not only inside, but there are also girls standing outside go-go bars too, waving to crowds passing by and trying to invite them in. What’s Up A-Go-Go and Airport Club are two of the most popular go-go bars, both located on the Pattaya walking street. The experience might cringe some people, but if you’re in Pattaya, it’s a must do.
Timing: 8:00 PM to 2:00 AM
8. Muay Thai Match
Muay Thai or Thai kickboxing is world famous, and if you’re in Thailand, you have to watch a match, and probably even participate in one. If you’re lucky on those dates, you can watch championship matches at Max Muay Thai or Pattaya Boxing World. There are also smaller amateur matches that take place at other stadiums around Pattaya. While watching Thai and international boxers performing this aggressive sport in the ring can be entertaining, some stadiums might even allow you to participate in one, only if you pre-register.
Timing: 6:00 PM to 12:00 AM Cost: THB 500-1,500
9. Jomtien Beach
If you love the party scene of the walking street, then Jomtien beach is not for you. With a small bunch of open bars and restaurants, this beach offers a comparatively chill atmosphere for families and friends who just want to sit, chat, eat and drink while enjoying the refreshing night breeze of the sea.
10. Alangkarn Pattaya Show
The largest cultural theatre of Pattaya, the Alangkarn is a two-hour long performance including music, theatre, dance and acrobatics to portray Thai history and culture. With state-of-the-art lights and sound systems, elaborate stage set-up and ornate costumes of the performers, this show is a one-of-a-kind experience for tourists.