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Listing the bars of Pattaya

The following reviews are those that I come across on the web, in guide books, from contributors and of course from my own visits. Reviewers may be unreasonably harsh and bar owners may present a rosy picture of their bars...so don't take everything at face value...go and see for yourself.

If anyone would like to add a review or information please email Dave at webmaster@pattayagogos.com

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A & P Bar & Restaurant

Thappraya Road

 A & P Bar & Restaurant

Renamed to Pilgrim's Restaurant and then closed

Art Home & Bar

Thappraya Road
(Near corner with Pratamnak)

 Art Home & Bar

Beer bar said to be a good possibility for lesbians. Closed in August 2009. Now a Country Roads bar.

 

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Bar 4 logo

Bar 4

Pratamnak Soi 4

 Bar 4

New beer bar for June 2011.

  From Bar 4, June 2011: Swimming Pool Bar

Bar 4 is a pleasant beer bar in attractive surroundings located in what has become known as The Beverley Hills of Pattaya.

Featuring ice cold beer at very welcoming prices, beautiful attentive staff, a swimming pool, 70's to 90's music, live motorsport and much more to follow.

Berni Bar & Restaurant

Pratamnak Road: Soi 6

 Berni Bar & Restaurant

Bar and Restaurant

Blues Sports Bar & Grill

306/89 Thappraya Road
Chateau Dale Plaza (between Pattaya and Jomtien)

 Blues Sports Bar & Grill

Lounge bar and restaurant. Expensive looking bar nestling in amongst the expensive looking restaurants. Previously Cuvee Lounge. Closed by mid 2008.

Brennan's Bar

Thappraya Road Soi 15 (Soi Norway)

 Brennan's Bar

Beer bar

Butterfly Guesthouse

Pratamnak Road: Soi 4
 Butterfly Guesthouse

Beer bar

 

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Caddy Shack

2nd Road: Soi 17
(Near Eden hotel)

 Caddy Shack

Has moved further along the soi towards Theprassit. The old bar has now become May Bar Beer.

  Review from Jil in Pattaya, Nov 2007: British Place

It was a nice enough British place, with the same standard fare that you find at the other two dozen British pub-style eateries in Pattaya. Worth a visit if you're nearby.

California Bar

Pratamnak Road: Soi 4 (Soi Asia)
 California Bar

Shophouse bar

Cham Isaan Bar

3rd Road
Corner Pattaya Tai

 Cham Isaan Bar

Bar noted as a favourite

Chicaboom

3rd Road: Soi 17
(a third of the way to Theprassit Road)
 Chicaboom

Beer and short time bar opened in autumn 2008. Keep an eye out for your change.

  From Pattaya-Live, August 2009: Latest Impressions

Not so high quality ladies these days.

  From Pattaya-Addicts, Sept 2008: First Impressions

Good looking bar with high quality ladies but they are asking top dollar and may be out of place in a fairly remote soi.

  From Chicaboom, Sept 2008: Plans

The plan is to do a quality British breakfast from 8.00 am and also offer good food throughout the day.

Midday we have at least 8 ladies all dressed in uniform eg  nurse, secretary etc, these girls will dance, serve and be very willing hosts to our clientel.

Short time rooms are available and we think it will become a good funtime place to spend the afternoon.

Nice seating area outside if you fancy a quiet beer. Evenings will be very much the same same with more stunning hosts and we may try some live music.

All major sporting events will be shown on our 3 lcd screens and to stand out from the crowd we have a 10 foot long hdi projector with all the surround etc , giving out an awesome experience.

Chile's Bar & Grill

Thappraya Road

 Chile's Bar & Grill

Bar & Restaurant which originally didn't last long and closed by Aug 2007. However it has now re-opened for 2007 winter high season.

Christiana Bar

Thappraya Road
(At junction with 3rd Road)

 Christiana Bar

Bar & guesthouse

Coffee and Beer Bar

Pattaya Tai

 Coffee and Beer Bar

New for 2010. Clean and offering very cheap drinks, no girls though.

Colosseum Pattaya Show

Theprassit

 Colosseum Pattaya Show

Ladyboy show. Priced at 1000-1100 Baht for farangs and 600-700 baht for Thais

Country Road

3rd Road
(near Thappraya Road)

 

 Country Road

Large beer bar with music opened in June 2007. Closed by January 2012.

  News Oct 2007: P.T.K. Band

The Band name is P.T.K. Band. The bandleader and Guitarist is Phuk.

The Band previously played at Country Road II, Soi 19 in Bangkok but relocated to Pattaya in June 2007

Country Road Pool & Bar

Thappraya Road
(at the junction of Pratamnak)

 Country Road Pool & Bar

Open beer bar

  Review April 2010: Door Bait

On of those crap bars where the token pretty girl on the door escorts you in and then vanishes as soon as your order has been taken.

The only entertainment on offer was a TV showing Thai soaps and music that is older than I am...and I am old already.

Bottled beer was a waste of money at 75 Baht.

Cuvee Lounge

306/89 Thappraya Road
Chateau Dale Plaza (between Pattaya and Jomtien)

 Cuvee Lounge

Lounge bar and restaurant. Expensive looking bar nestling in amongst the expensive looking restaurants. Has now become Blues Sports Bar and Grill, see above

 

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Dao's Bar

Pratamnak Road: Soi 4

 Dao's Bar

Beer bar. Very small, Thai style

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Diamond Bar

Pratamnak Road: Soi 4

 Diamond Bar

Beer bar

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Diatty Bar

Soi Nernplubwan

 Diatty Bar

New for 2011. Introduced in the local press as offering Thai music and karaoke

 

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Eden Bar

Theprassit Soi 8

Noon - Midnight

website

 Eden Bar

Short time bar previously the Harley Pub

  From Pattaya-Live, August 2009: Latest Impressions

Not so high quality ladies these days.

  Review from Pattaya Secrets, Feb 2007: All Veterans

This used to have some lovelies but sadly disappointed... Around 8-10 girls... all veterans... Had a chat with two of them... very funny and pleasant... but about as sexually stimulating as Mrs Doubtfire... They admitted most of the ''sexy'' girls had gone away with farang or gone home already....

  Jan 2005:

The Harley bar is big. It looks like an old fashioned Western themed bar you might see in Arizona. They have 3 or 4 pool tables in the back. If you decide to take a girl, there is a 150 baht bar fine and 200 baht for a ST room in the hotel. The rooms are nice since it is a relatively new hotel. Red silk sheets.

I asked the girl how much and she asked me why I was asking and then quoted 1000 Baht (going rate is 700). They had some good looking girls though

  July 2004:

Suffered the uninvited and ego sapping attractions of the oldest woman in the bar who would not go away even when given the cold shoulder treatment. Only option is to leave. Why on earth do the managers allow this to happen. Never again...even though it is my local short time bar.

Elephant Bar

Pratamnak Road: Soi 4

 Elephant Bar

Restaurant & bar. Restricted to seasonal opening in 2009

 Review Nov 2008: Motorway Service Station Style

I am occasional visitor to Soi 4. My last intended visit was curtailed when my mate said it looks more like a motorway service station than a bar or Thai restaurant so we ended up in the more traditionally Thai Cabbages and Condoms next door.

The latest time I stayed for a couple of drinks. For the cost conscience the bar does a perfectly good draft beer for 45 Baht in a decent sized glass so no probs there.

But really the bar no longer looks or feels like a bar any more, just a rather large eaterie.

  Review May 2008: Restaurant Prices

The food has always been pretty good, never been the cheapest, but decent enough quality and large portions and again my Beef hot pot didn't let me down, no complaints what so ever with the food.

Now the drink prices. They must have doubled the prices, a can of coke 60 baht and a bottle of Singha now selling at 95 baht. Doesn't even have air con.

  News Jan 2008: Restaurant Expansion

The bar area is now completely restaurant seating. Unfortunately it looks a little like motorway service area seating. There is a live band though, to up the stakes.

  News Aug 2007: More Works

The builders are in. The bar is being extended down one side. It looks like an auditorium like affair is being built in the bar area at the back

  News July 2006: Elephant A-GoGo

The bar has installed facilities for GoGo dancing. Reportedly open already but I haven't seen any reviews yet.

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Enjoy André

Thappraya Soi 6

 Enjoy André

Restaurant and bar

  Review from Dick Farang, September 2014:

Recently I have visited Enjoy Andre' restaurant several times.

It is located on Thappraya Road Soi 6 (on the way to Jomtien), a bit off the beaten track.

As it is partly open air, it is possible you have to move further inside when it starts raining.

The owners are André from Limburg province in Belgium, who lives in Thailand for 22 years, and Mai from Buriram, his wife of 18 years.

Apart from an ample a la carte choice, they also have a daily special, such as tomato soup-chicken-ice cream at 240 baht.

On Fridays they serve fresh sea fish.

On occasion they offer original Belgian witloof (chicory in good old English, endive in American) or Dutch maatjes (young immature raw herring; the Wikipedia definition soused herring is rather misleading).

All dishes are home-made to the best Belgian standards.

Their mashed potatoes (and hence their potato croquettes) for instance are made from boiled potatoes, milk, butter and egg yolks (very important) and spiced with nutmeg, pepper and salt.

In order to ensure continuity, André and Mai train their cooks themselves instead of hiring chefs.

Of course, they also offer typical Belgian desserts such as pancakes, Brussels waffles and dark or white chocolate mousse.

Since Mai Lu Si bar at their new location seem to have given up selling Belgian beers, Enjoy Andre' without a doubt has the broadest choice of Belgian beers in Pattaya nowadays.

The venue is well known in the Belgian, Dutch, German and Swiss communities of Pattaya.

Prices are very moderate for the quality offered.

Bottled Heineken 75 baht, most soups 80 baht, steaks from 285 baht, beef tenderloin (filet pur) from 350 baht, pancakes from 85 baht, waffles from 95 baht.

  Comment from Dick Farang, August 2014: Belgian Beer

On Thappraya Road Soi 6 (which is opposite Soi 5) I discovered a Belgian owned bar-restaurant Enjoy André with a broad selection of Belgian beers.

I paid 165 baht for a Palm Speciale.

Exotica

Pratamnak

 Exotica

Gentlemen's Club opened on 22nd October 2011 and closed in September 2012.

Eye Candy Bar

Paratamnak
(between Soi 3 & 4)

 Eye Candy Bar

Coyote dancing bar new for 2011. Closed by June 2012. Tried again briefly a few months later but it didn't work out.

  Review June 2012: Closed

The main sign was on but there was no-one inside at 10pm. The dancing stage was moved to The Lounge a few doors down, but the dancers didn't follow

  Review March 2012: Unimpressed

Well it didn't take long for the initial enthusiasm to wear off. I have tried 2 or 3 times since the early days and the girls have become somewhat unfriendly.

In typical coyote style, the girls are in charge of the customers experience. If a good looking young customer comes in, the girls fall over themselves to oblige. Anyone outside of the desirable zone gets ignored.

On the positive side, the girls are a very attractive bunch with not an oldie in sight. And the bar is still worth a try for those that may fit the girl's spec.

  Review December 2011: Impressed

Not quite a new bar, but has just recently changed format to a coyote dancing bar organised very much like a GoGo.

It is located just a few paces of Paratamanak Road a few metres from the corner of Soi 4. It is in a square with a large Harley shop. The bar has no welcome staff, nor open sign, but if the neon sign is on and it is between 6pm and 2am then it is open.

It is a small single unit bar with a central stage. Either side of the stage are 3 sofas to seat 3. This probably means that the comfortable maximum is 12 customers. There are a few stools at the bar at the back though.

There were 12 girls on duty of which 3 were dancing at a time. Not a bad ratio for the size of the bar. The girls were a surprising attractive crew for an off beat location. The girls were all dressed in coyote attire of shorts, top and bra. There was a theme which I think was probably meant to be naval.

I am not usually a fan of coyote dancing bars but I found this more like a GoGo bar where the girls were wearing a little too much. These were not agency girls, nor girls likely to be sponsored, or not interested in barfines etc. they were regular girls making a good effort for lady drinks and barfines.

The mamasang was friendly and helpful. In fact I found the bar to be well run and a very pleasant place for a drink and a chat with the friendly girls.

And just as the night was drawing to a close the girls were getting a little merry and a couple dressed down from coyote to GoGo.

Bottled beer was 70 Baht, lady drinks 120 Baht, early barfines 700, and late barfines 500.

 

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Free Drop Bar

Pratamnak Road: Soi 4

 Free Drop Bar

Beer bar. Now Sapphire Lodge.

Freeway

Pratamnak Road

 Freeway

Freeway closed in the summer of 2007, now The Stork Club

 

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Geegi Bar

Pratamnak Road: Soi 4
 Geegi Bar

Beer bar

Gossip Cafe

Pattaya Tai (Pattaya South Road): Soi Day Night

 Gossip Cafe

Cafe, bar, beer garden & bakery

 

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Harley Pub

Theprassit Soi 8

 Harley Pub

Renamed Eden Bar, see above

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Heaven

Pratamnak Soi 1/11

Open from Noon to Midnight

Info page

  Heaven

Gentlemen's Lounge opened in 2013. Previously Times Lounge

Turn off Pratamnak at the Ratchawarun Road the main junction towards the highest point of Pratamnak. Then head towards Cozy Beach and look for Soi 11, the last soi as you head towards the sea.

There's an opening promotion of 70 Baht Leo and Chang during December 2013. Lady drinks are from 100 Baht and a room is 350 Baht.

Food on Wednesdays and Fridays

Hippo Bar

Pattaya Soi 2

 Hippo Bar

Hippo Bar is the standard hotel bar & restaurant inside the Welkom Inn. Of more interest is the short time bar associated with the same hotel and that is listed under Welkom Inn below

 

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Ibiza

Pratamnak Road
(near junction with Thappraya road)

 Ibiza

Disco In the previous re-incarnation this night spot was noted for being the one that boogie through dawn.

  News July 2007: Dark

It seems that the latest incarnation was not a success and the venue is once again dark. Strangely resonating with bar closure problems on the Spanish island of the same name.

Irish Wolfhound

Pratamnak Soi 4
(near Paratamnak end)

 Irish Wolfhound

Beer bar new for 2011.

 

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Jade Club

Jade Club

Thappraya Road: Soi Jomtien Nivate

1pm-8pm

 Jade Club

Short time bar in an attractive garden/swimming pool setting

  Review from Ishi, September 2014: Once a Hidden Gem

I visited at 4:30pm.
I saw about 15 ladies in the bar and courtyard.

Everything is almost the same for 5 years.
Opens everyday 1pm-8pm.
Water 60B.
Heineken 80B.
Lady drink 100B.
Bar Fines 300B(including the ST room).
Food ticket 200B (on Wednesdays only. Including 2 drinks).

  Review from Pattaya Secrets, November 2011: Not So Good

Now 1000 Baht for the girl and 300 for the room. Beer is 80 Baht. Pretty much the same prices as similar venues, but Jade is the loser in terms of quality of the girls.

  Review from Pattaya Secrets, April 2010: Still Good

Still good compliments for the BBQ garden, pool and the rooms. Mentioned that the all in price was 1000 Baht.

  Review from Pattaya Secrets, Feb 2009: Thumbs Up

The quality of the girls has improved since last year. They still charge 200bt to cover the BBQ, but you can recover this through your bar bill if you chose not to eat.

The ST activity costs 1000bt and barfine-room costs 300bt not a bad way to spend a Wednesday afternoon, got to give it the thumbs up

  Review May 2008: Oldies

The bar seemed to be in a party mood but the girls were enjoying their own company. An old and unattractive lady attached herself to me so I shooed her away. When another oldie joined me as a replacement, I figured it was time to be off

Junction Bar

2nd Road: Soi 17

 Junction Bar

Bar closed by November 2006

 

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KIDS VIP

Soi Kophi Soi 10
(In vicinity of the land office)

 KIDS VIP

A Gentlemen's Lounge Previously Secret Garden, became VIP by 2014.

  Review by Dick Farang, August 2014: Head Banging

Secret Garden on Soi Kopai Soi 10 has become KIDS VIP Members Only with a Japanese kind of theme.

There is no real garden anyway and outside the main bar area are an unused bar, and unused jacuzzi, unused tables and benches and toilets without a door.

In the back of the main bar area is a small bar with a couple of stools and a far too low fake oak trunk above it, which I always bump my poor head against.

On the right-hand side are two areas with sofas that can be curtained off.

On the left-hand side is a ST room that can be hired for 300 baht an hour (barfine included).

In the middle is a strange structure with hard mattresses, but lower than previously.

The only two girls present were busy with two other punters; one of them was skinny and smoked one cigarette after another.

The cashier-mamasan remained safely behind the bar and told she had worked four years in a restaurant in Tokyo and she could speak some Japanese.

She also explained about the strange mattresses: for 4,000 baht you can order a horizontal naked girl covered in sushi, drinks included, but no sex included, a fantasy for the 3-3-3 squad I guess.

Bottled Heineken 90 baht.

Kinnaree Place

Kinnaree Place

389/110 Moo 12
Pratamnak Road: Soi connecting mid Soi 4 to Soi 5

Afternoons to 9pm

www.kinnareeplace.com

 Kinnaree Place

Afternoon short time bar billed as a gentleman's club. Closed as Kinnaree Palace in summer 2009. Re-opened in march 2010 under new management and a slightly new name.

300 Baht for room, 1000 Baht for girl. Beers at 75-85 Baht, Thai spirits at 70 Baht. Beware of expensive Lady Tequilas at 140 Baht but normal lady drinks are 120 Baht. There's a happy hour until 3pm when beers are 50 Baht.

There's a rather expensive 300 Baht barbecue and entertainment on Wednesday and Saturday. The 300 Baht seems to be added to the bill whether you eat or not. Free for drinks bills over 600 Baht.

  Review from Mike of stayinginthailand.com, February 2013: Hooked

I was blown away by Kinnaree. I'm not a huge fan of the gentlemen's clubs, but I heard this place was getting better looking girls than ever before so I gave it a shot. There were a lot of cute girls and I'm a hard grader.

The Western food buffet on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday is worth 500 baht alone, and as long as you spend 500 baht while you're there the buffet is free. I had whisky and coke's for 80 baht and lady drinks were 120 baht.

There were about 35 girls, and during the weekends there are a lot of guys so it does require a bit of patience if you are picky about the girl you want to speak with. Otherwise decent looking girls will seek you out if you're alone. The short time room rate is 350 baht for an hour and I believe the majority of the girls will go with you for 1,000.

The buffet starts around 3:00PM and most of the girls show up around then, they have to stay until 7PM, but they'll stay with you until it closes at 10PM if you like. Girls were passing out their phone #'s early and often, and it seemed very easy to arrange a night date with any of them. The place really clears out around 6PM, but it's very busy between 4PM-6PM on the buffet days. Best to get there early like 3PM so you can get a seat and first pick. Otherwise get there around 5:15PM while there is still some food left and while the place begins to thin out so you have your pick.

  Review March 2012: High Momentum

Kinnaree seems to have hit the right notes somewhere along the line, it gets absolutely packed. Especially at the weekends or perhaps on buffet days.

One day I poked my head round the door and there wasn't a free seat anywhere in the bar. Thankfully there are a large number of girls to match the number of customers. There are quite a range of girls in attendance and a fair few of them would be regularly partaking in short times.

Having this level of momentum blows away the local competition. The large number of girls makes it so much more likely to find one that fits the bill.

On my last visit in early evening the bar was winding down quite early with many girls going home from 6-7pm. However there were still enough doing a good job circulating for me to be able to shoo away a couple of oldies who tried their luck, knowing that more attractive girls would soon follow. As was the case.

The surroundings are top notch and the prices are reasonable. Perhaps the main downside is when it gets too crowded.

And just as a note, a kinnaree is one of Thailand's many mythical half man, half beasts. In this case, half lady and half swan. She is renowned for her dance, song and poetry, and is a traditional symbol of feminine beauty, grace and accomplishment.

  Review April 2010: Suay

Kinnaree is a luxury afternoon hideaway and short time bar.

The new owners have made a very wise upgrade by installing aircon in the main bar area. Plenty of good quality seating and excellent decor make this just about the most luxurious looking bar in Pattaya. There is a show area for Saturday afternoons that looks fun.

There were plenty of girls on hand of which a few were attractive.

The drinks were inexpensive with a bottled beer at 75 baht and a lady drink at 100 Baht.

All in all a great place for a drink with your mates.

I was not quite so convinced by the short time aspects of the bar though. The girl who latched onto me was a rather hardened freelancer who spoke about the similarly appointed Stork Club closing as customers dwindled away. Perhaps this bar will go the same if they allow oldie freelancers to dictate customer care.

I think that hostess bars in general need to find a good way for customers to dictate terms, and to be able to select girls rather than vice versa. After all that's what GoGo's and Soi 6 bars basically do and they work just fine.

At the moment the girls seem to be in the driving seat, and can ignore customers, or move on to others at their own discretion. Fair enough really, but someone has got to think about trying to get customers to keep coming back another day.

 

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The Lion Pub

3rd Road Soi 17
(half way to Theprassit Road)

 The Lion Pub

Short time bar. Verified in January 2014. Open afternoon and evening with a few girls on hand.

  October 2005:

The way this bar is run is weird even by Thai/Pattaya standards. The attention you get seems to depend on whether the boss is in the bar when you drop in. No boss there today so the only entertainment I had was scratching my balls on an otherwise empty plastic sofa and gawking at a muted TV. The ten or so girls present were chatting among themselves, smoking and mobiling.

  September 2005:

Some attractive, well built and friendly girls. Their ST room/shower is the best I have seen in a long, long while.

  2004:

A lot of fun on a party night. About 20 mostly attractive girls keep the customers entertained by party games and dancing.

Perhaps they spend too much time entertaining and not quite enough chatting with the customers.

On a subsequent non-party night I was treated like a leper.

Look Out Inn

Center Condo
Pattaya Tai

 Look Out Inn

Beer bar

  January 2006:

Popular with residents and visitors alike.

Lought Gaaw Pub

Pattaya 3rd Road (near junction with Soi 17)

 Lought Gaaw Pub

Thai style outdoor bar & restaurant with live music didn't last long in 2006. Also notable as the location of my wedding reception.

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The Lounge Bar

The Square
Pratamnak
(near Soi 4)

thesquarepattaya.com

 The Lounge Bar

Gentlemen's Lounge

 Review from Pattaya-Addicts March 2014: Live Music

Got there about 9.30 and the place was fairly busy. I would say they have about 20 girls, they were all very attentive and obviously know what they are doing.

The bar has 4 separate area's, a music room, where a DJ was playing, the bar area, a lounge area with big comfy sofas and chairs, and a sport room that was showing football, also with a pool table in there. Each area has a different vibe.

They have live music there every Wednesday and Sunday night. Pleng the singer will be singing there every 1st Saturday of the month, starting in April.

  Notes November 2013: Changes

The bar seem closed for a while, then seems to have found a new life as a swingers meet up bar, but now has changed hands, so not sure how that has affected things.

  Review August 2012: Big Mistake

The bar has now been extended with a large new area appearing to the right of the bar (as pictured). It has plenty of new comfortable seating, a pool table and an extended bar counter.

From my perspective the new extension has been a big mistake. My previous visit at the unextended bar was a success possibly because of the small size. The management wandering around the bar seemed well in control of tight ship. There was nowhere or the girls to hide, and the manager was aware of how the customers were faring.

In the bigger bar, customers in search of girls were left totally ignored as the 4 pretty girls of the bar were enjoying themselves playing on the new pool table. Not once did they cast their eyes around the bar to see if there was any work to do. Older girls didn't seem invited to this pool party and were still being customer friendly though.

But maybe this little criticism is not a major issue for the bar. It does seem to be a popular bar with those not necessarily seeking girly company. And in fact the newly extended bar counter was a big hit. Plenty of customers enjoying a chinwag there.

The bar is very much worth a look, and I am sure that the management will have broken up the exclusive pool party by now, so adding four pretty girls into the mix.

  Review June 2012: Cigars and Port and Girls

I stopped by The Square on Pratamnak to check out the state of the Eye Candy coyote bar. However the dodos had replaced the unfriendly girls there, so I thought I would take a peek at the Lounge Bar just a couple of doors away.

Its a smart looking bar and it seemed quite popular with some smart looking people. First impressions were of an expensive hotel bar or perhaps a golf club members bar. I ordered my drink (which was not expensive) and had a closer look.

In fact it was quite a social place where customers come for a chat. Many seemed to know each other so were presumably locals. The customers included a few farang ladies hence adding to the social feel of the venue.

There is a lounge seating area and a pool room. Then there is a VIP lounge that seems modelled on a Victorian London Gentlemen's club where Times reading gents chat about cricket whilst butlers ply them with cigars and port.

Although the bar had quite a social feel, there are still a few bar girls dotted around for the gents in need of a bit of company.

Although a little slow to warm to the place, I noted that guy running the show was doing a great job in ensuring that things were running smoothly. A few friendly words here, and a bit of shepherding of the girls to ensure they were taking care of customers.

By going home time I was convinced and had become a regular.

Love Beer Bar

Pattaya Tai (junction with Soi 24)

 Love Beer Bar

Beer bar

Lucky Sar

Thappraya
(in the vicinity of Jade Club)

 Lucky Sar

Beer bar new for 2011.

Lucky Star Bar

Corner of Soi 8 and Beach Rd

 Lucky Star Bar

Noted as a forum favourite in April 2014. Lady drinks noted at 160 Baht.

 

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Manhattans Steakhouse frontage

Manhattans Steakhouse

482/1-4 Thappraya Road

081 293 0490

 Manhattans Steakhouse

Restaurant

  Review from Thai Visa, Dec 2006: World Class Expensive

The deco and atmosphere was fantastic. A real classy feel to the place. A pre-dinner cocktail was 415 Baht (menu price 350 Baht + 10% service and 7% tax).

Starters from 415 Baht
Steaks starting at 1750 Baht (+ vegetable side orders at 110 Baht each)

The meal was very good, but no better than the Mata Hari, Posidon or Queens all within a small distance of this Manhattans.

  Review from Thai Visa, Dec 2006: US Prices

I've had nothing but good reports from my friends who have dined here. It's been my experience that quality steakhouse restaurants are not available in Pattaya and that includes the ones mentioned above. My friends report that some of the side a la carte dishes are nothing special and can be avoided if you want to cut-corners on the tab.

The prices are equivalent to a good quality steakhouse here in the U.S. (not that bad considering cost to import quality beef).

Mini Golf pub sign

Mini Golf Pub

Thappraya Road
(near junction with 3rd road)

 Mini Golf Pub

Restaurant with mini golf course

  January 2006:

Belgian run. The mini golf course has become very shabby over the last few years due to lack of maintenance. The expensive menu has remained. I would guess it will be up for sale and the site redeveloped soon. Shame as there are not many minigolf courses (not tried Nova Lodge yet). Cost of a round is 100 Baht/person. Putter, scorecard and pencils included.

Miss cruella

Theprassit: Soi 10

 Miss cruella

Bondage, fetish and S&M club, previously Secret Motions. Closed in 2014

Mood

Pratamnak Soi 6

  Mood

Bar with live music opened in December 2014

 

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NanoTrax

Thepprasit Road
(opposite Pattaya Kart)

nanotrax.net

 NanoTrax

R/C Racing and Sports Lounge. Enthusiasts of NanoTrax miniature car racing

Nitra Pub & Travel

Thappraya Road

 Nitra Pub & Travel

Beer bar

Nubaa

Thappraya Road
Pattaya

 Nubaa

Bar & Restaurant

 

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OK Corrall logo

OK Corral Saloon & Pub

Soi Rungland
(near junction of 3rd Road and Pattaya Tai)

www.okbarpattaya.com

 OK Corral Saloon & Pub

Beer bar with pub grub. Organises golf tournaments

  From OK Corral, Sep 2007: Daily Schedule

OK Corral is run by long time Pattaya bar owner Denis offering beautiful clean air con rooms.

  • Golf days: Tues, Thurs and Sunday
  • Darts: Fri
  • Pool match: Mon
  • Quiz: Sun and Wed,

Oxybar

Thepprasit
(Opposite Soi 17)

 Oxybar

Oxygen Bar now closed

 

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PaPa's Place

Pratamnak Road
(near junction with Thappraya road)

 PaPa's Place

Beer bar. Gave way to something more Middle Eastern in 2012

Pee Tuu bar sign

Pee Tuu Bar

Pratamnak Road
(near junction with Thappraya road)

 Pee Tuu Bar

Beer bar

Pilgrim's Rest

Thappraya Road

 Pilgrim's Rest

Bar & Restaurant opened around the beginning of 2007 but quickly closed

Polo's Bar

Pratamnak Road: Soi 4

 Polo's Bar

Beer bar

Punch & Judy

2nd Road: Soi 17
(Near Eden hotel)

 Punch & Judy

Large English style pub opened November 2010. Said to be very nicely decorated and serves good food.

 

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Residents Bar

Thappraya Road
(Near Theprassit)

 Residents Bar

Beer bar opened in 2010

Rhapsody Bar

Soi 17
(Between Red Lion and Caddy Shack)

 Rhapsody Bar

Aircon bar opened in January 2009

  From Rhapsody, Jan 2009:

We have big screen TV for sports, new pool table, air con, the bar is for guys who like to chill enjoy sport (football or what ever your choice), shoot a few frames of pool or just have fun with the ladies, up to you. Happy hour 12noon - 6pm San Mig/ Heiniken 55bt, Singa/Leo/ Chang 45bt.

rioja gentlemens club

Rioja

soi maeauen 2/7
which is about 2 kms down thepprasit Soi 7

 Rioja

Daytime gentlemen's club along the links of Kinnaree. Luxurious Spanish themed decor and decent drinks prices with a few girls on hand.

  Prices from Pattaya Secrets, June 2010

Room 350, ST 1000. Lady drinks 100 Baht. However there were reports of girls asking 1500-2000 ST.

Roeng Pahk Pattaya

3rd Road
(by Thappraya flyover)

 Roeng Pahk Pattaya

Thai pub taking inspiration from Alcatraz and is themed as a police station. Opened in early 2012.

Rose & Thistle

Theprassit: Soi 10

 Rose & Thistle

Also noted as Maggie Mays II

  News from Rose & Thistle, May 2011:

No room charges s/t, and cheap drinks, 5 new enthusiastic ladies looking for fun and good promotion on drinks

  Comment, October 2005:

I paid a few visits when it was my most local farang bar. Friendly enough but not really a bar to pick up a girl.

Generally quiet but there were always tales of a lively time on the night before my visits.

 

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Saban Nga

Thappraya Road

 Saban Nga

Restaurant & bar

Sapphire Lodge

Pratamnak Soi 4
(opposite Asia Hotel and near beach end)

 Sapphire Lodge

Gentlemen's club opened on 9th November 2011. Started off as an afternoon and evening gentlemen's club but switched style to an evening and late night coyote bar. Closed in February 2014.

Secret Garden

Soi Kophi Soi 10
(In vicinity of the land office)

Secret Garden

A Gentlemen's Lounge from the makers of Champagne A-GoGo. Became VIP by 2014.

Secret Motions

Theprassit: Soi 10

 Secret Motions

Bondage, fetish and S&M club opened in April 2009. Later became Miss Cruella

Seven Oaks Restaurant & Pub

Thappraya Road

 Seven Oaks Restaurant & Pub

Shootl Pool interior

Shoot Pool Sports Pub

Central Condo
Pattaya Tai (Pattaya South Road)

Nov-March: from midday
April-Oct: from 5pm

Tel: 0878 340028

 Shoot Pool Sports Pub

Aircon pool hall and sports bar

  From Shoot Pool, Sep 2007: Pool Hall

Shoot Pool is an air con pool hall and sports bar (hassle free families welcome) with top quality imported wiraka pool tables and large screen for all the major sporting events.

Beer prices are from 45 baht and believe that our prices are very reasonable for an air con bar.

We have a good clientele of expats and holiday makers that keep coming back.

Soho Bar

Thappraya Road (Pattaya end opposite Mini Golf Pub)

From 5pm

 Soho Bar

Short time bar opened 13th March 2007.

  September 2014: Prices

Sangsom and coke 90 Baht.

  Review November 2011: Oh Dear

Oh dear, unfriendly girls resulted in that easy to get, but hard to shake, rating of 'never again'. Bottled beer was a waste of 75 Baht.

  Review from Pattaya Addicts Jan 2008: Chilled

A small bar on the corner, a beer bar with seats inside and out, dark inside with memorabilia scattered around the wall.

It can get a bit cramped, as it only hold about 20 people, but there are around 10 or so girls working daily, of variable quality.

Beer is reasonable and its a chilled place to hang out.

  Review from Pattaya Secrets, June 2007: Good Atmosphere

Some very nice girls, usually 4-6 on duty. Drinks are cheap, the atmosphere good and girls friendly. The music is good. Room/barfines are 300 with 700 short time.

I think it's well worth a visit and plan to go back again soon.

  Review March 2007: Soho Walk Up?

Good to see a new short time bar opening in an area of town without so many bars.

From a UK slant, the name Soho, does little for me except conjure up an image of clip joints and establishments best avoided.

Still I braved the prejudice and found a pretty standard beer bar layout with bar stools rather than the far more inviting sofa affairs. The bar is long and narrow and decorated with many pictures from London.

The bar could do with a little privacy perhaps by closing the main door. But then again, as there is no air con, then perhaps it would get unpleasantly hot.

Even after chatting for a while I found it a little hard to believe that short time was the aim of the bar. None of the girls chatting to customers appeared to be getting down to anything very sexy. In fact the girl chatting to me was hardly what you could call attentive or enticing.

Other little things to iron out were that the music was a little loud and that the best looking girls were baggsed by the owner and friends. There were plenty of girls to go around though.

Bottled beer was reasonable at 65 Baht, soft drinks were 50 Baht & lady drinks 105 Baht. There is also Tiger draft beer. I didn't ask about the short time prices as didn't want to give my inattentive drinking partner false hope.

Still early days but I rather suspect that the hardened short timers will stick with the more discreet and comfortable Jade Club just up the road.

My drinking friend did make one good point: Do you know any short time bars on a main road? Made me ponder a while but there is the Buffalo bar on 3rd Road, albeit set back a bit.

Som

Pratamnak Road: Soi 5

 Som

Massage, bar & salon

Star Meeting Point

Pratamnak Road

 Star Meeting Point

Now The Stork Club see below

Stork Club

Pratamnak Road
(on the Pattaya side incline)

 Stork Club

Hostess bar opened in March 2009. The venue was previously Freeway, then Star Meeting Point and then back to Freeway. Closed in 2010

Summer Bar

Thappraya Road

 Summer Bar

Beer bar proved short lived and closed in May 2006

 

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thaifunclub

Thai Fun Club

Soi Korpai Soi 10

 Thai Fun Club

Gentlemen's Club. New in 2012. Facilities include smoking rooms and ST rooms at 300 Baht including barfine. 70 Baht Leo beer

  Review by Dick Farang, June 2014: Fun with 40 Baht

Thai Fun Club on Soi Khopai Soi 10 is a fairly spacious German owned gentlemen's club.

Its layout and lighting are in liquid design style; beware of the unstable barstools.

Music used to be very loud, but that has improved now.

At their current location they do not seem to attract many punters, although they have some nice young girls now, who are often sitting eating in the front and only go inside when a customer arrives.

With a couple of 20 baht notes you can check the contents of the bras and the pants.

All girls seem to be unshaved (talking about the beavers, not the armpits).

Barfine (ST room included) is 300 baht.

The ST rooms (in fact guest rooms at the first floor of the Thai Fun Apartment building the ground floor of which is occupied by Thai Fun Club) are decent and have en suite bathrooms.

Bottled Heineken was 85 baht.

Tigglbitties Tavern sign

Tigglebitties Tavern

584/38 Moo 10 3rd Road: Soi 17
(a third of the way to Theprassit Road)

Tel 038 427101

www.tigglebittiestavern.com

 Tigglebitties Tavern

Beer bar opened in autumn 2006

  Review from Thai Visa, May 2010: Good Food

55 Baht San Miguel, 60 Baht Spirits, 80 Baht lady drink.

They also have some really good food. The best American breakfast in town.

  Review from Pattaya-Live, August 2009: Very Nice Bar

Impressed by the design and comfort, its a very nice bar .

Had a few and we were well looked after by the staff of about 12, mostly decent lookers.

  Review April 2007: Pirates & Bras

Tigglebitties is a large beer bar with plenty of stools at the bar and and plenty more dotted around the many tables and dancing poles.

The decor is naval and pirates complete with hanging bras, presumably the pirates booty. The bar is only partially enclosed from the street so there is no feeling of privacy.

There were several girls on hand, of which a couple were attractive. But they did not make the slightest effort to get any better acquainted beyond what would you like to drink?

Pleasant enough but surely a little disappointing to those reading the promotional material. This suggests that the bar sees itself as The Buffalo Bar but better.

Times Lounge

Pratamnak Soi 1/11

 

 Times Lounge

Gentlemen's Club opened 7th November 2011. Gave way to Heaven Gentlemen's Club in 2013.

Turn off Pratamnak at the Ratchawarun Road the main junction towards the highest point of Pratamnak. Then head towards Cozy Beach and look for Soi 11, the last soi as you head towards the sea.

Traveller Bar & Restaurant

Thappraya Road: Soi 12 (soi Pattaya Park)

 Traveller Bar & Restaurant

Bar & restaurant that briefly opened in Spring 2007 when the soi was well used by Russian tourists staying at Pattaya Park Hotel. The Russians now seem to have deserted so the bar closed.

Tsunami Beach Bar

Pratamnak Road: Soi 4
 Tsunami Beach Bar

Beer bar

Tunkki's Bar

Soi Day Night
(off Pattaya Tai)

 Tunkki's Bar

Bar & restaurant. Finnish restaurant with noted chef

The Twilight Zone

Theprassit Soi 10
 The Twilight Zone

Now closed

 

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Walkabout Creek Pub

Pattaya Tai
(Corner of 3rd Rd)

Walkabout Creek Pub

New for summer 2013.

Wonderful

Bali Hai Entertainment Plaza
(just south of Walking Street)

 Wonderful

Japanese venue opened in Autumn 2008

 

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Yensabai Marine Disco

Pattaya Soi 18

 Yensabai Marine Disco

Disco

 Review from Pattaya Secrets, Jan 2007: Nice Looking

I decided to check out the Yensabai Marine disco in the Yensabai Marine Mansion this morning around 4:15am. I walk in to a very nice building, went up one floor where I was greeted buy two cuties. One escorted me into the disco. There are like five people in the place. It's a huge nice looking room but no customers.

 

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Zen

Pratamnak
(between Soi 3 & 4)

 Lucky Sar

Beer bar new for 2011.

 

Notes


Pattaya bars most likely to be listed are those that occupy a permanent looking standalone building. Beer bars in complexes will not be listed unless mentioned in dispatches. Gay/Thai/Karaoke bars are not listed due to a lack of expertise in those areas. Gogo bars are listed on a separate page. I have added food reviews but this is not a comprehensive service. I will only list eateries where people have submitted comments

The following reviews are those that I come across on the web, in guide books, from contributors and of course from my own visits. Reviewers may be unreasonably harsh and bar owners may present a rosy picture of their bars...so don't take everything at face value...go and see for yourself. Click on the street name to obtain a map of the bar area.

And a couple of words of warning:

  • In short time rooms...keep an eye on your wallet to ensure that it stays with you long time.

  • To those with Thai wives, be aware of the motor cycle taxi network used to keep tabs on errant husbands.

If anyone would like to add a review or information please email Dave at webmaster@pattayagogos.com

 

Takeaway Prices

 February 2013:  Rates

  • GoGo Girl ... ST 1000/LT 2000 low end bars. 2000/3000 is the starting point in most Walking street GoGos, but 1500/2500 is often accepted
  • Beer Bar Girl ... ST 500-700/LT 1000 to 1000/1500
  • Beach Road Freelancer ... ST 500-700/LT 1000
  • Disco Freelancer ... ST 1000/LT 1000 to 1500/2500
  • Short Time Bar Girl... ST 700 to 1000 + 300 for the room. Note that LT is often discouraged via surprisingly high fees and barfine.

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