The half-moon-shaped Pattaya Beach is 4 kilometers long with a road running parallel to the beach. From the mid-section to the southern end of the area, there is a vast array of restaurants, bars, department stores, souvenir stores, as well as other places of entertainment. To the north of the beach are various mini-resorts and hotels in a quieter atmosphere.

It’s actually free to stroll along the beaches, but operators will charge you for the services they provide, i.e. the beach chair. A price is roughly $0.5 per chair, though bargaining is rather customary in Thailand.

The variety of nighttime activities continuing until dawn is so diverse that every person would easily find diversions appealing to individual tastes and moods. Most likely any fantasy can be fulfilled, especially after sunset.

After dark, the extension of Beach road in Pattaya turns into a promenade (disallowed only for public transport), transformed into one of the hottest nightspot. A hunting ground beaming with neon lights and music, where fellow holiday-makers youths & aged alike, find an endless array of dining, shopping or entertainment establishments.
Worthy of notice is the disco in Pattaya. A disco is not just a dance palace, but more of a hi-tech extravaganza filled with flashing lights, trendy music, and fun loving crowds.

Pattaya is famous for its incredible nightlife activities, and is the jewel in its crown outshining the rest with an incredible array of things to see and do. One can enjoy Thai-boxing or some glaring erotic shows, a wide variety of fascinating shops, restaurants, bars, clubs, discos and other pleasurable establishments, side-by-side with all kinds of shopping. The only required skill is that of time management, so one can experience all the wonders and be on time for what is next.

Below is a list of recommended Pattaya bars:

Queen Victoria Inn: authentic traditional English pub, with excellent international menu and a good selection of imported beers on tap. Live music and carvery on Sundays. 437/137-8 Soi Yodsak (Soi 6), Pattaya, Chonburi 20260, Tel: 038 425 418, 38 362 523, Mobile: 086 060 6210, Fax: 038 424 941
Bamboo Bar: live music plays nightly in this busy bar and streetside lounge. Reasonably priced drinks. Near the seafront on South Pattaya Road. 410/35 Thappraya Road (near Jomtien Beach), Tel: 038 232 315, Fax: 038 232 315,

Hard Rock Café: DJ and house band spin discs and cover tracks in this popular international franchise bar with large cocktail menu. 429 Moo 9, Pattaya Beach Road, Nongprue, Banglamung, Chonburi 20150, Tel: 038 428 755, Fax: 038 421 673, Open: Mon-Sun 11.00 to 02.00.

Hopf Brew House: popular German beer hall hosting live music and fresh ale and a lively atmosphere. 219 Moo 10, Soi Yamato (Soi 17), Beach Road, Pattaya, Tel: 038 429 008.

Pig and Whistle: often packed English local with sports, quiz nights and a damn fine breakfast. 217/34 Moo10, Pattaya City, Chonburi 20260, Tel: 038 361 315, Fax: 038 361 272, open: 8.30 to 24.00.
Shamrock: fun and lively British-run ‘family’ bar, an oasis of sanity among the girlie bars of Pattayaland, South Pattaya, tel: +66 (0) 38 425 417.

Kum Pun: Thai country-and-western-style bar with nightly live music of the Thai folk, and soft rock variety. 380/5 Soi 2, Pattaya 2nd Road, Central Pattaya, Tel: 038 424 673

Mojo Club: relaxing jazz club where you can sing your blues away with the talented musicians. Jomtiem Complex Condotel, off Thanon Thep Prasit, Pattaya.

Green Bottle: cosy, well-run pub with a good reputation and central location. 216/3 M.10, 2nd Road, Pattaya, Tel: 038 429 870, Fax: 038 424 566, open: daily 11.00 to 02.00.