Walking Street Pattaya
The famous Walking Street Pattaya with its famous Pattaya girls is one of the biggest and busiest party hotspots in Thailand!
With a dense concentration of venues, Pattaya is very popular for its bustling nightlife! In Walking Street Pattaya you can enjoy:
bars with Thai bar girls
- sports bars
- beer bars
- a large selection of restaurants
kilometer long, stretching from Beach Road to Bali Hai Plaza, almost
every building offers entertainment for you, giving an immense amount of
choice. The nightlife even extends up the side streets, making the area
a warren of streets filled with exciting activity, and catering for
almost every taste.
No matter what you're looking for you're more than likely to find it here!
is so much to do in this area it's difficult to choose. All along the
street many pretty Pattaya girls are out in force trying to entice
tourists into their venue with various promotions, so choose your favorite and enjoy your night!
Walking Street Venues
Nightclubs and Restaurants
There are many nightclubs and restaurants in and around Walking Street. If you want to party all night the nightclubs are the place to be, being open until the sun comes up.!
Whichever night you fancy going clubbing you will always find the nightclubs to be busy as
they are extremely popular with both locals and tourists of all ages. Each have their own style and special atmosphere to give a good
variety for customers.
Drinks in the clubs are generally more expensive
than other types of venue, as with all places, but still cheap compared
to Western prices.
Restaurants in Walking Street give a good
variety of choice, including international and Thai cuisine.
You can also find some great seafood establishments here, which are located on the waterside with great views over Pattaya Bay. Fresh seafood is served and you can choose your dinner by picking from the market style displays. These restaurants are very popular, albeit a little more pricey than other areas of Pattaya due to their location.
are a huge number of beer bars in the area, located within large open-air
complexes. In each you will find 20 or so independent bars, which
consist of a small bar surrounded by a seating area - some with pool
tables or showing sports on TVs, and are all staffed with a few friendly
These are the places to find the cheapest beer around and to take advantage of their happy hours.
If you like live music you can find several large open-air venues that have live bands of varying genres and who are great at entertaining the crowds. These venues generally have pool tables and sports TV's as well.
along Walking Street you will find a large number Go-Go (Agogo) bars, full of beautiful Pattaya girls,
the main attraction for many visitors to the area. These venues are
located indoors, unlike other types of entertainment venues in Walking
Street, so to see what they have on offer you will need go inside.
Go-Go are very safe and the drinks are reasonably priced, albeit a
little more expensive than the beer bars and live music venues.
Most Go-Go bars have a central stage area with seating areas surrounding this, allowing everyone a good view of the stage.
clad Thai bar girls will dance (some professional, some not) around the venues - on the stage, on the bar, on tables..... There is usually a stage where the ladies will put on
special performances such as erotic shows, stage showers, pole dancing
Enthusiastic tourists are often encouraged to join the performers on stage for fun and games -to the amusement of the other customers. A lot of these shows are very good and well worth watching, even if you are a heterosexual woman!
The Thai bar girls in Go-Go bars are very efficient and will fetch you drinks frequently so
you won't go thirsty! They will leave a running bar tab with you so there
won't be any surprises when it comes to paying.
All of the girls are happy to come and sit with you for the evening to enjoy their company (on request and for a small fee), but this is not at all compulsory and there is no pressure to do so.
Bar Fines and Lady Boys
If you are particularly taken with an exotically beautiful Thai bar girl, or even an alluring Russian girl (which can also be found working in bars) then most beer bars and go-go bars allow you pay a 'bar fine' to allow you to take the girl out for a short time, or even for the whole night.
A bar fine will pay the establishment for the time that a lady is gone
when she should be working, so you will also be expected to pay the lady
for her time with you - the cost of which you will negotiate with your
Bar fines range from around 300 Thai Baht to over 1,500 Thai Baht, depending on where the girl works; they tend to be cheaper in the beer bars, becoming more expensive in Go-Go bars, and even higher for show girls and Russian girls.
or locally known as katoeys, are men who dress, live and act
convincingly as attractive women.
They vary in gender reassignment process stages between being pre-operative men (transvestites), part-op ('shemales' with female breasts enhancements but still with male genitalia), and post-op (full female genitalia) - but as this last option is so expensive for Thai's these type of ladyboys are quite rare.
Ladyboys are a common and visible feature in Pattaya, due to the tolerant nature of the Buddhist culture. You will see many in Walking Street working in the beer bars and Go-Go bars, or in Pattaya's famous cabaret shows as dancers - however, there are also a fair number working in traditional feminine jobs, such as in beauty salons, hair salons and massage parlors.
working in beer bars and Go-Go bars, as with the women, are available
for you to pay a bar fine for their company for a few hours or longer. Alternatively, you can find many working freelance offering their
company in Walking Street or on Pattaya Beach Road.
If ladyboys are not
your thing but you are looking for a special lady, you would be wise to
exercise some caution as often it is very difficult to tell the
difference between a genuine girl and a ladyboy, especially if you are
intoxicated, as the ladyboys are so good and convincing as ladies!
However, many will be honest with you and it is a common misconception that every other bar girl is a ladyboy, in the main they are genuine ladies - you will only find one in ten to be a ladyboy.
Jomtien Walking Street
An alternative to Walking Street Pattaya is Super Town, just down the road in Jomtien.
Super Town is a smaller and less hectic version of Walking Street, although it is still packed with bars, Thai girls and a great atmosphere - a formula for a great night out!
You will probably find drinks to be a more reasonable priced here compared to Walking Street, which can be quite expensive (for Thailand) due to the areas popularity with tourists.
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