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The Best Pattaya Nightlife: Where to Stay for Clubbing & Go-Go Bar Hopping

The nightlife in Pattaya has more than earned its reputation with its risqué go-go bars, neon-lit disco clubs, cheap beer bars, cabaret theatres and LGBTQ clubs. Of course, you shouldn’t visit Pattaya without at least one night partying along the world-famous Walking Street. However, it would be a party foul to not check out the other nightlife hubs, such as Soi L K Metro and Beach Road.

With more than 400 million annual visitors to HotelsCombined, we’ve endured plenty of late nights to bring you this in-depth guide on the best nightlife areas around Pattaya, including popular clubs and bars. We’ve even found the most popular hotels in each one, so you’ll have a comfortable place to sleep off your hangover.

Why You Should Stay on Walking Street

For many visitors and locals, Pattaya’s Walking Street is the one-and-only place in Thailand for nightlife. The one-kilometre strip extends from Beach Road to Bali Hali Plaza, filling the space in between with nightclubs, go-go bars, beer lounges and cabaret shows. Put simply, Walking Street is the pumping fist of Pattaya’s nightlife. 

Must-Do Walking Street Experiences

  • Dance, drink cocktails and enjoy risqué entertainment at Sugar Baby Agogo Bar.
  • Dine on affordable and fresh seafood at Marine Seafood.
  • Watch live bands at Hot Tuna Bar.

Top Hotels near Walking Street

Siam Bayshore Resort Pattaya

Siam Bayshore Resort PattayaAbout 500 metres from Walking Street, the opulent Siam Bayshore Resort Pattaya will instantly win you over with its ocean-facing pool and umbrellaed loungers. This is the ideal hotel for travellers wanting to live like kings and queens in Pattaya. The Ocean Deluxe Room brings the Pattaya Bay views to your private balcony, while the Deluxe Suite also has a living and dining room.

Get the party started early with poolside cocktails and snacks at the Beach Club or play pool over some beers at Explorer Bar & Lounge, which has antiques, collectibles and artefacts. There are also five dining options, including a seafront barbecue buffet and seafood restaurant. 

Nearby Nightlife

  • Maxies Bar Pattaya (400 metres)
  • Forest House Bar (500 metres)
  • Windmill Club Agogo Bar Pattaya (500 metres)

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 94 – USD 334
Guest Rating: 8
Address: 559 Beach Road, South Pattaya, Pattaya, Thailand

Citrus Grande Hotel Pattaya by Compass Hospitality

Citrus Grande Hotel Pattaya by Compass HospitalityCitrus Grande Hotel Pattaya by Compass Hospitality is a brand-new 5-star hotel and one of Pattaya’s most sought-after hotels right now, thanks to its lagoon-style swimming pool, central location and enticing on-site restaurants and bars. The latter is highlighted by the American-style Rodeo Bar & Grill and the Club Lounge, which has an extensive wine and cocktail menu.

Groups might prefer the Triple Bed room, which has views of the pool area, a mini bar and a flat-screen TV. If you prefer to sit outside, book the Deluxe Balcony Pool View room, which as the name suggests, gives you a private balcony that pairs wonderfully with the king-size bed. There’s even an on-site gym if you want to sweat off those holiday drinks. 

Nearby Nightlife 

  • The Dollhouse (700 metres)
  • Lucifer Disko Club (700 metres)
  • Wildcats A GoGo (750 metres)

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 59 – USD 244
Guest Rating: No Rating
Address: 579, Khao Phra Tam Nak Muang, South Pattaya, Pattaya, Thailand

Hotel Location

thailand pattaya at Soi L K Metro

Why You Should Stay on Soi L K Metro

If you want smaller crowds than Walking Street, head to Soi L K Metro. This L-shaped strip has 200 metres of go-go bars, live music bars, cocktail lounges and the classic Irish pub you find in every city around the world. While Walking Street offers more options, Soi L K Metro keeps all its nightlife venue close and offers a less frenetic pace. 

Must-Do Soi L K Metro Experiences 

  • Watch dancers while sipping cocktails at Champagne a Go Go.
  • Grab a pint of Guinness and enjoy live Irish music at Murphy’s Law Irish Pub.
  • Drink cocktails and watch live rock-n-roll in the underground-style Cave Pattaya.

Top Hotels on Soi L K Metro

Billabong Hotel Pattaya

Billabong Hotel PattayaYou can stay right among the action on Soi L K Metro at Billabong Hotel Pattaya. It’s perfect for travellers on a budget who’d rather spend more on sightseeing, drinking and dining than accommodation. Despite its low price tag, the hotel offers comfortable rooms with private balconies, queen-size beds, mini bars and free Wi-Fi. For extra space, upgrade to the Superior room.

You can’t have a hotel on Soi L K Metro without having an on-site bar as well and this one doesn’t disappoint, providing a lively atmosphere and cheap drinks 24 hours a day. There’s also an on-site restaurant selling delicious meals, along with room service. The hotel also organises golf tours and airport transfers. 

Nearby Nightlife 

  • The Golf Club – Sports Bar & Grill (25 metres)
  • Kilkenny Pub (10 metres)
  • KAOS Agogo (10 metres)

Star Rating: 2.5*
Price: USD 19 – USD 39
Guest Rating: 7
Address: 33/92-93 Soi L K Metro, Central Pattaya, Pattaya, Thailand

Metro Apartments Pattaya

Metro Apartments PattayaSport lovers will appreciate the 13 HD TVs at the bar at Metro Apartments Pattaya, which televises live sport from around the world and has Guinness on tap. There are also multiple pool tables and the bar often hosts parties for special events, such as St Patrick’s Day or live music sessions.

The budget-friendly hotel has five Standard Rooms with balconies and five Superior Rooms with wrap-around balconies, including three overlooking the bars and revellers on Soi L K Metro. All of the rooms come standard with cable TV, complimentary Wi-Fi, air conditioning, mini bars, king-size beds and tea and coffee. 

Nearby Nightlife 

Star Rating: 2*
Price: USD 49 – USD 62
Guest Rating: 8
Address: 33/85-86 Soi LK Metro, Chonburi, Central Pattaya, Pattaya, Thailand

Hotel Location

Beach Road

Why You Should Stay on Beach Road

Straddling the sandy Pattaya Bay, Beach Road transforms from a shopping and water sports haven during the day to an all-night party come sundown. With sandy shores and calm water creating the perfect outlook, the bars and restaurants along Beach Road are perfect for a few tipples and dinner before hitting the clubs on Walking Street. 

Must-Do Beach Road Experiences 

  • Delve into a range of local and international beer at Hops Brew House.
  • Enjoy fresh seafood on the water at King Seafood​.
  • Party on the beach at Skyfall Gogo Bar.

Top Hotels on Beach Road

Amari Pattaya

Amari PattayaWhen you’re not partying along Beach Road, kick back in the cosy lap of luxury at Amari Pattaya, a beachfront resort with a glorious free-form swimming pool surrounded by sun loungers and verdant foliage. The treatments at the on-site Breeze Spa are perfect for unwinding after a big night, while Amaya Food Gallery boasts live cooking stations.

Choose from a range of contemporary rooms and suites, some of which overlook the pool and ocean through floor-to-ceiling windows. They also have coastal-inspired artwork, day beds and modern in-room entertainment. The multi-bedroom suites are ideal for groups, while the Executive Suite Ocean View has a kitchenette and a gallery of windows overlooking Pattaya Bay. 

Nearby Nightlife

  • Ruby Club (950 metres)
  • Rooftop Terrace, Holiday Inn (350 metres)
  • Green Tree Bar And Restaurant (290 metres)

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 110 – USD 1,260
Guest Rating: 8.7
Address: 240 Pattaya Beach Road, Central Pattaya, Pattaya, Thailand

A-One The Royal Cruise Hotel

A-One The Royal Cruise HotelA-One The Royal Cruise Hotel is a unique beachfront hotel that has been designed to reflect a cruise ship and offers excellent value for money on Beach Road. Unlike a cruise, the rooms and suites are very spacious. They also feature plush bedding, private balconies and mini bars. Want beach views? Book the Ocean Front Suite, which also has a telescope and open-floor lounge room and bathroom with a freestanding bath.

A big part of this hotel’s draw is its two enormous swimming pools, which pair perfectly with the gym and pampering day spa. Western and Asian delicacies, including seafood, are served on site at The Boat Restaurant and Maritime Restaurant, while Fat Coco is renowned around Pattaya for its outdoor bar, live music stage, DJ booth and happy-hour specials. 

Nearby Nightlife

  • Bailey Blue Bar (140 metres)
  • Scooters Bar (400 metres)
  • Nab Men Club (550 metres)

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 81 – USD 683
Guest Rating: 6.8
Address: 499 North Pattaya Beach Road, Central Pattaya, Pattaya, Thailand

Hotel Location

Soi Buakhao

Why You Should Stay around Soi Buakhao

Soi Buakhao is a lesser-known strip that’s more popular with locals and expats thanks to the British-style bars. However, it’s popularity is growing and it’s been touted as “the next Walking Street”. These days you’ll find more go-go bars, cocktail clubs and discos, along with a variety of bustling food markets. 

Must-Do Soi Buakhao Experiences

  • Discover the open-air bars, street-food vendors and clothing purveyors at Tree Town Night Market.
  • Enjoy the British-style atmosphere, live sports and cheap food and drinks at Wetherspoons.
  • Bop to reggae music at Trench Town Rasta Bar.

Top Hotels around Soi Buakhao

Four Seasons Place

Four Seasons PlaceThe sophisticated luxury at Four Seasons Place is evident throughout the hotel’s all-suite accommodation, all of which have balconies and king-size beds. The Junior Suite has a kitchenette and partially-separated living room, while the Four Seasons Suites boasts large living and dining areas. Go all in on the Grande Suite for two bathrooms, two bedrooms and two balconies.

The central pool is a circular oasis with plush loungers and Renaissance statues, while the adjoining gym has treadmills and free weights. Get your fix poolside cocktails and snacks from Seasons Cafe & Bar or indulge in beer, wine and fruity cocktail creations at Harlem Bar. 

Nearby Nightlife 

  • Buffalo Bar (350 metres)
  • Triangle Bar (800 metres)
  • Sweethearts Bar (700 metres)

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 40 – USD 132
Guest Rating: 8.1
Address: 341/44 Moo. 9, Soi Chalermprakait 22, Pattaya 3rd Road, Central Pattaya, Pattaya, Thailand

B2 Hotel South Pattaya

B2 Hotel South PattayaB2 Hotel South Pattaya is a slightly longer walk from Pattaya’s nightlife, but you spend almost half as much on accommodation at this budget-savvy hotel. It offers the leisure facilities you’d expect in a much more expensive hotel, such as a sun-drenched pool, complimentary Wi-Fi and a laid-back restaurant.

The hotel’s Deluxe Triple Rooms are ideal for groups with their modern bedding, sunlit windows, bathrobes, fridges and tea and coffee facilities. You can upgrade to a room that includes the daily buffet breakfast or venture outside to discover one of the many cafes and restaurants along South Pattaya Road. 

Nearby Nightlife 

  • Colin’s Golf Bar And Restaurant (850 metres)
  • Triangle Bar (1.3 kilometres)
  • Baby Boom Bar (1.1 kilometres)

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 19 – USD 40
Guest Rating: 7.6
Address: 321/9 Moo 10 Tambol Nongprue, Banglamug, South Pattaya, Pattaya, Thailand

Hotel Location

Soi Diana

Why You Should Stay around Soi Diana

Soi Diana links up with Soi L K Metro, creating one of Pattaya’s best party routes for nightlife. The strip is known for its high-energy beer bars, but also features a wealth of 24-hour eateries and restaurants. If you’re looking for happy-hour specials, don’t want to walk a lot or feel like dancing the night away, Soi Diana is your spot. 

Must-Do Soi Diana Experiences 

  • Dance to live DJs, play pool and socialise with Coyote Ugly-style waitresses at Area 51.
  • Grab some quality late-night Thai and Western eats at Lee’s Diner Pattaya.
  • Relax with a quiet beer before the night begins at Do Drop Inn.

Top Hotels around Soi Diana

LK Residence

LK ResidenceLocated on the street next to Soi Diana, LK Residence keeps you close to Pattaya’s nightlife without costing a fortune. The outdoor swimming pool and sun deck is particularly extravagant with its cushioned sun loungers and umbrellas. The hotel’s Renaissance-style extends from its pool and frescoed lobby to certain suites.

The Renaissance Suite’s chandeliered living room and artwork exude style, while its two bedrooms, kitchenette and private balcony with outdoor Jacuzzi are perfect for travellers wanting to live it up in Pattaya. You can also book a Deluxe Room or Superior Room, which both have a king-size bed, balcony and spa bath.

Nearby Nightlife 

  • Do Drop Inn (400 metres)
  • Papagayo (280 metres)
  • Area 51 Bar (450 metres)

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 42 – USD 106
Guest Rating: 7.9
Address: 33/154 Moo 10, Soi Diana, Central Pattaya, Pattaya, Thailand

Arcadia Mansion

Arcadia MansionArcadia Mansion is one of the most affordable central Pattaya hotels, offering a 24-hour reception, tour desk, complimentary Wi-Fi, security and parking. Along with being about 500 metres from the beach, the hotel is also a short stroll from the lively Pattaya Night Bazaar and Naowarat Woodcraft Museum.

The cosy rooms all have air conditioning, cable TVs, private balconies and kitchen appliances, including fridges and microwaves. The spacious Family Rooms are ideal for groups, while the Deluxe Double Bed Rooms offer higher-quality furnishings and larger floor plans. 

Nearby Nightlife 

  • Area 51 Bar (500 metres)
  • Kåres Party Bar (160 metres)
  • Bodega Bar (300 metres)

Star Rating: 2.5*
Price: USD 27 – USD 37
Guest Rating: 7.3
Address: 397/46 Second Road Soi 14, Nongprue, Banglamung, Chonburi, Central Pattaya, Pattaya, Thailand

Hotel Location

Central Pattaya Beach

Why You Should Stay near Central Pattaya Beach

Occupying a prominent spot on Beach Road, Central Pattaya Beach is a popular shopping and partying hub centred around the Central Festival Pattaya Beach shopping mall. While retail therapy and beach relaxation might be the flavour of the day, the night casts a very different guise with its neon-lit bars, beachfront pubs and dance clubs. 

Must-Do Central Pattaya Beach Experiences 

  • Enjoy cocktails, wine and beer overlooking the beach at Mirror Bar.
  • Watch dancers perform to upbeat music at Fun Factory.
  • Kick back with fresh seafood, Thai delicacies and cold beer at Mr 99.

Top Hotels near Central Pattaya Beach

The Ambiance Hotel

The Ambiance HotelLocated in the heart of Pattaya’s nightlife areas, The Ambiance Hotel makes it easy to bounce from Walking Street to Central Pattaya Beach and on to Soi Diana and Soi L K Metro. You can save money by booking a Superior or Deluxe room with either a queen or king-size bed. However, when accommodation is this cheap, you might as well upgrade to a Two Bedroom Suite or the opulent Penthouse Suite with a sun terrace.

Along with being next to Boyz Boyz Boyz, Pattaya’s first gay night club, The Ambience Hotel houses a relaxed restaurant and bar lounge. You can also organise an on-site massage or walk five minutes to the beach. 

Nearby Nightlife 

  • The Sin Bin (180 metres)
  • Sugar Shack Bar (120 metres)
  • Kittens Bar (600 metres)

Star Rating: 2*
Price: USD 30 – USD 83
Guest Rating: 6.9
Address: 325/89 Pattayaland Soi 3, Central Pattaya, Pattaya, Thailand

Whitehouse Condotel

Whitehouse CondotelAbout 600 metres from the Central Festival Pattaya Beach mall, Whitehouse Condotel is known as a top-quality “golf hotel”. However, it certainly caters to nightcrawlers as well with its on-site bar and restaurant and glamorous rooftop swimming pool.

All of the rooms and suites have private balconies, including the Superior Room with a king-size bed. The Deluxe Room adds on lounge seating, while the Deluxe Suite has a fully-equipped kitchen and spacious dining area. If you’re travelling with a group, book the 2 Bedroom Suite for extra space. 

Nearby Nightlife 

  • Hops Brew House (290 metres)
  • Red Cat Bar (950 metres)
  • Tahitian Queen (300 metres)

Star Rating: 3*
Price: USD 39 – USD 75
Guest Rating: 9
Address: 596/2 Moo 10 Soi 13 Pattaya 2nd Road, Central Pattaya, Pattaya, Thailand

Hotel Location

Discover Why Pattaya is World-Famous for Nightlife

There’s a reason Pattaya is known around the globe for its nightlife. This compact beach city has more bars, clubs and lounges per person than is generally recommended. However, it works beautifully for Pattaya, which offers easy access to lively and social watering holes no matter where you stay. The city’s small size makes it easy to experience its top nightlife areas so long as you stay at hotels in the centre, which as you can see won’t cost you much.

Where do you want to party in Pattaya? Let us know in the comments below.

Author: Ben Stower

I'm enamoured with travel, whether it's finding the quiet, local sanctuaries in touristic cities, venturing into rock vaults in a distant jungle or spending hours on a Spanish beach. I can't see an end to my travelling. Just another chapter and another story to tell.

Ben Stower
I'm enamoured with travel, whether it's finding the quiet, local sanctuaries in touristic cities, venturing into rock vaults in a distant jungle or spending hours on a Spanish beach. I can't see an end to my travelling. Just another chapter and another story to tell.
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