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Pattaya Bars: Beer Bars & Short-Time Bars

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To start with a prize question: How many bars do you think there are in Pattaya? If you can tell us the exact number please send us an email and enter our lucky draw for a free "short time" on Soi 6. But seriously, it's not just difficult to guess, but virtually impossible to count, how many bars there are all over Pattaya. Roughly estimated, it must be something between 1,000 and 2,000, perhaps even more? So if you're looking for a nearby place to have a drink, chat with one of the ladies, or find sexy female companionship for a couple of hours or the rest of the night, you'll never have to search for very long.
Although beer bars and GoGo bars are concentrated most densely in the South Pattaya area, bars can be found from Naklua in the North to Jomtien in the South and the "Dark Side" in East Pattaya. Especially Soi 6, 7 and 8, and Pattaya's world-famous Walking Street, the unrivalled epicentre of Pattaya's nightlife, are literally packed with hundreds of neon-lit bars. Other increasingly popular areas with a high number of bars are e.g. Soi Buakhao, Soi LK Metro, Soi Diana, and Soi New Plaza.
Despite numerous plans in the past to restrict the number of bars in Pattaya, shut down venues providing "lewd entertainment," and efforts to ban bars to designated entertainment zones, there are new bars and entertainment venues opening up all the time. So no matter where you stay in Pattaya, you will hardly be able to walk 100 metres without bumping into yet another beer bar decorated with fancy lights and with bar girls in sexy dresses shouting "Hello sexy man!" and trying to drag you in.
The official closing hour in Pattaya's entertainment zones is "around 1 am". In practice, however, "around 1 am" usually translates to sometime between 1 and 3 am depending on the location, e.g., 3 am on Walking Street. Also, depending on how strictly or laxly these vague rules are enforced, "closing" is often interpreted as only switching off the music and non-essential lighting while most bars usually stay open until 2 or 3 am in the morning (or longer). Some bars are also open round-the clock.

Pattaya Beer Bars: More than just Beer, Whisky and Music ...

The most traditional and Pattaya-typical form of a bar beer (as Thai people call them) is an open-air kind of a hut, with a square bar counter and roof on top. While the punters sit on bar stools around the bar, the service girls, mostly prostitutes who are "for hire," stand or sit behind the counter and entertain their customers from there. Aside from having a drink or chatting with the girls, beer bar pastimes include a game of pool, connect-four and shut-the-box. Many bars will also show live sports on TV.
Many open-air bars are concentrated in large beer bar complexes, most densely on Soi 7 and Soi 8. Other bars are located on the ground floors of shophouse units, which often provide guest rooms on the upper floors (indoor bars). So-called short-time bars, usually with dark glass fronts and dozens of girls sitting outside advertising their services, can be found abundantly on Soi 6 between Pattaya Beach and Second Road. In addition to the regular bar business, their services rather resemble "small brothels" so-to-say, including rooms with "special maid service" available upstairs.
In order to draw attention to themselves and their services, Pattaya bar girls usually shout at passers-by stuff like Hello sexy man! Where you go? I go with you! or something even more obvious. If you travel as a couple or family, these verbal invitations will usually be more reserved: Hello madame, welcome inside please! Etc. What needs to be pointed out: Although Pattaya bar girls are effectively prostitutes, bars in Pattaya (including GoGo bars) cater not exclusively to single male tourists, but female guests, couples and families are welcome nonetheless.
Especially during the long low season, roughly from late April through October, there are usually more "service" girls than punters in the bars; on average, depending on the size and the location of the venue, roughly between 10 and 20 girls per bar. (If you multiply this vague figure by the estimated total number of bars in Pattaya, you'll get a basic idea of how many "available" girls there are in Funtown. According to our own calculations, their number may well exceed 20,000!)
Drinking prices in beer bars are reasonably cheap overall and less expensive than in GoGo bars. Small bottles (0,33l) of locally-brewed (Singha, Chang) or imported beers (Heineken, San Miguel, Tiger etc.) are sold at around 50 to 90 Baht. Imported spirits won't cost you more than 130 Baht per glass in most bars. Drinks bought for employees, so-called "lady drinks", are slightly more expensive than regular drinks, but usually don't exceed 120 Baht or so (the actual price is often posted on the wall or in the drinks menu).

Pattaya bar girls, except for the cashier and the so-called mamasan (i.e. a kind of female manager and "pimp" in one person who manages the various activities of the girls) are actually hostesses or, in more obvious words, prostitutes. If there is mutual understanding, bar girls are ready to accompany their male customers for an hour or two, or the rest of the night, back to their rooms. To take a girl out of "her" bar, customers usually have to pay a so-called "bar fine" (money paid to the bar directly so that the lady can leave with the customer) of usually around 300-500 Baht. The bar fine, valid for usually the rest of the night, will be added to your bill and is generally not refundable.
Bar girls earn moderate commissions both on bar fines and "lady drinks", giving them an opportunity to increase their generally low base wages of roughly between 3,000 and 4,000 Baht per month. However, the payment of a bar fine (pay bar?) entitles you only to take the lady out of the bar; you will still have to pay her a kind of compensation fee for additional sexual services or just for spending her time with you, i.e. even if you shouldn't have sex with her. For such extra services, you will be expected to pay around 1,000 Baht, or roughly between 700 and 2,000 Baht (rates depend on whether it's "short time" or "long time", high/low season, as well as the location of the bar and the individual expectations of your lady.)
Please note that bar fines in Gogo bars, as well as the individual "compensation fee" for sexual services requested by GoGo girls, are significantly higher than in regular beer bars. (Potential "sex tourists" will find more details on these and related issues on our extra Pattaya Bar Girls page.)

If you should either not be looking for female company, or travel as a couple or family, a night out in a Pattaya beer bar can still be lots of fun. Although the staff of a typical bar will usually all be prostitutes, customers without intention of paying a "bar fine" are generally very welcome, too, and indeed make up the majority of the clientele. You can always pop in for a couple of drinks, a game of pool, or simply to chat with other punters, just as you would in your local pub back home.
Drink prices are very reasonable, i.e. cheap when compared to what a beer may cost in a pub in your home country. The girls are always happy to entertain their guests with a game or have a chat with you; alternatively you can just listen to the music and enjoy Pattaya's unique nightlife atmosphere. The only real - yet significant - difference is that the bar maids, if a financial agreement has been settled, are available for extra "out-of-the-office" services in the privacy of your room ...
For an extensive listing of Pattaya bars, please click here.
Bars on Soi 6 in Pattaya
Sexy Pattaya bar girls
Girls waiting for customers outside their bar
Short-time bars on Soi 6
Dancers in a Pattaya bar
Who wants to kiss this?!
Coyote girls in Pattaya bar
Pattaya Short-Time Bars, Soi 6 (Soi Yodsak)

If you're looking for clear-cut sexual services and female companionship for just an hour or so, or for some reasons (say, you're married or in a relationship?) it should not be convenient for you to take a bar lady back to your room, then so-called short-time bars offer a convenient alternative.
Typical short-time bars are indoor bars with dark glass fronts, often tell-tale names, and always a handful of girls in sexy dresses hanging about outside, trying to drag customers in. As the name says, short-time bars provide short-time sexual services, usually for up to one hour. While the "regular" bar business takes place on the ground floor - including many ladies to choose from - the upper floors provide basic guest rooms (shower and toilet often not in the rooms) where you can enjoy yourself discretely in the company of the girl of your choice. (While some of these bars are more bar fine-oriented than "regular" beer bars, in most cases customers who just want to have a drink, or "play" with the usually very approachable girls without intention of paying a bar fine, are still welcome.)
In that respect, short-time bars can be compared with intimate small brothels, and ladies working here also seem to be less shy and more "tame to the hand" than girls in "conventional" beer bars. Most ladies won't mind if you "paw" them a bit in the usually dark-lit bars, and some might even provide you with some unusual "extras" in one of the discrete sofa corners that are typical for the interior of short-time bars in Pattaya. Most short-time bar girls, as opposed to bar girls working in regular bars, also seem to be more open-minded when it comes to slightly "unusual" sex practices, i.e such not usually required by Thai men (e.g. oral and anal sex.)
Bar fines in short-time bars are usually around 300 Baht and typically include the room rental fee for up to one hour. Most short-time girls will be satisfied with 700-1,000 Baht for sexual services (700 Baht seems to be the norm) so it's roughly 1,000-1,300 Baht all-inclusive. Note: If you want to bar-fine a lady in a short-time bar and take her back to your hotel room instead of using the in-house facilities, or prefer "long-time" services, the bar fine and the money demanded by the girl may be considerably higher.)
Pattaya's most extensive choice of short-time bars - with approx. 50 small bars concentrated in a narrow side-street, and extremely approachable ladies usually hanging about outside their venues - can be found on Soi 6 between Pattaya Beach Road and 2nd Road in North Pattaya.
Soi 6 aka Soi Yodsak is Pattaya's most notorious area for die-hard "sex tourists" and "sexpats" looking for a daytime "quickie". The street has around 50 bars - mostly indoor short-time bars with dark glass fronts and telltale names such as Butterfly, Pussy Club, Route 69 or The Eager Beaver - which all get going at around 1pm and close at 1am. Most bars cater to 100%-straight customers; but some places also employ ladyboys or katoeys. While some bars on Soi 6 feature a (for newbies often opaque) mix of "real" girls and ladyboys, some venues are 100% dedicated to "chicks with dicks", so better watch out!
A couple of short-time and BJ bars, where the girls provide you with oral satisfaction in separate rooms on the upper floors, can also be found on Soi Post Office (although more daring Soi 6 girls are usually also ready to "help" you in the dimly-lit sofa corners of their bars.) Many more popular short-time bars and "gentleman clubs" can be found all over town, but especially on the "dark side" in East Pattaya.

Pattaya Bar Links: Beer Bars, Clubs & Pubs with Websites

Out of the 2,000 or so bars in Pattaya, unfortunately most do not have their own websites. Listed below are just a few dozen Pattaya bar links that we came across on the Internet. If you have a bar or pub in Pattaya, or want to list your favourite boozer on this page, you're always welcome to add your link here. Please contact us for details.
For banner links to Pattaya's most favourite bars, clubs and GoGo bars, please visit our special nightlife links page. For links to Pattaya GoGo Bars, please click here.
3Som Bar & Guesthouse
Anna Jet Bar & Guesthouse (PJ DJ Bar)
ANN'S Angels Bar
Apple Bar
Armageddon Bar & Guesthouse
Barracuda Bar
Billabong Bar
Blues Factory
Britannia Bar & Guesthouse
Buffalo Bar
Caddyshack Bar & Restaurant
Cassandra's Bar
The Castle Fetish Club
Daokai Bar
Devil's Den
Eagle Bar
Easy Bar
Easy R-Con Bar
Golden Inn
Gulliver's Tavern
Hottie's Coyote Club
I-Rovers Guesthouse & Bar
Jameson's Irish Pub
Joy's Paradise
Kåres Party Bar
Kinnaree Place
LEC Pub & Guesthouse
Lord Nelson Pub
Mai Lu Si Bar
Maxies Bar
Metro Bar & Apartments
Moonshine Place
Murphy's Law Pub & Guesthouse
Naklua Sauna Bar
Nana Bar & Happy Hand Massage
O Bar & Guest House
One Bar
Pattaya Beer Garden
The Pig & Whistle Pub
Pinocchio Bar & Guesthouse
Pook Bar
Queen Vic Pub
Quicky Bar
Rabbi's Elephant Bar
The Rock House
The Roo Bar
Rum Dum Bar
Ryan's Bar
Saigon Girl Bar
Sailor Inn
Sapphire Lodge
Secrets Bar & Nightclub
Secret Garden
Shenanigan's Irish Pub
Shoot Pool Sports Pub
Siam Cats
Simple Simon
Skybar Jomtien
Soho Bar
The Sportsman Pub
The Stag's Head
Take Care Bar
Tim Bar Beer
Tropical Bert's Beach Bar
U Too Bar
Winchester Club
Wombat Bar
Ziggy's Party Bar

Soi LK Metro, Central Pattaya

Soi 7 (Pattaya 2nd Road end), Central Pattaya
Soi Khao Talo (200m from Sukhumvit Road)
Soi Chaiyapruek, Jomtien Beach
Soi LK Metro (next to Club Blu, off Soi Buakhao)

Soi Buakhao (Action Street), South Pattaya
Pattaya-Naklua Road
Bar & hotel, Soi LK Metro, off Soi Buakhao
Soi Lucky Star, Walking Street
Soi LK Metro, off Soi Buakhao
Pattaya Third Road (Sai Saam)

Pattaya 3rd Road, Soi 17 (Thepprasit Road, Soi 8)
Rompho bar complex, Jomtien Second Road
Pattaya Third Road, next to Buffalo Bar

Made In Thailand Complex, Pattaya Second Road
Soi LK Metro, off Soi Buakhao (formerly Hell's Club)

Jomtien Soi 5 & Soi Whitehouse
Siren Bar Complex, Pattaya Beach Road
Soi Buakhao, Central Pattaya

Walking Street

Bar and guesthouse, Jomtien Soi 7
Pattaya Beach Road, North Pattaya; Walking Street

Pattaya 2nd Road, near Kiss Food

Soi LK Metro, off Soi Buakhao

Soi Sukrudee (Soi A.R.)
Bar & guesthouse, Soi Welcome Jomtien

Pattaya Second Road
Pratamnak Hill, between Pratamnak Soi 4 and 5

Pattaya Third Road, Soi 17
Pub, restaurant & guesthouse, Soi 6 (Soi Yodsak)

Soi LK Metro
Soi 16, off Walking Street (next door to Club Boesche)
Gentlemen's club, Pattaya Third Road Soi 13
Soi LK Metro, off Soi Buakhao
Bar & guesthouse, Jomtien Soi 4
Soi LK Metro, off Soi Buakhao

Pattaya-Naklua Road, Naklua
Pattaya 3rd Road (Sai Saam), Central Pattaya

Soi 6 (Soi Yodsak)
Soi Night Out, Pattaya Klang (central Pattaya Road)

Siren Bar Complex, Pattaya Beach Road
Soi 7, Central Pattaya
Soi Post Office (Dutch café, bar and guesthouse)
Soi Buakhao, Central Pattaya & Soi 6 (Soi Yodsak)

Soi 6 (Soi Yodsak)
Soi 6 (Soi Yodsak)

Soi Buakhao, Central Pattaya
Soi LK Metro, off Soi Diana Inn
Walking Street
Jomtien 2nd Road (bar complex opp. Jomtien Soi 7)
Pattaya-Naklua Road (near Soi Wongamat)

Soi 6 (Soi Yodsak)
Norwegian bar & restaurant, Soi 13/2 (Soi Post Office)
Gentlemen's club, Pratamnak Soi 4 (opp. Asia Hotel)
Soi 14, South Pattaya
Gentlemen's lounge, Soi Korpai Soi 10
Jomtien Complex
Pattaya Center Condo, South Pattaya Road
Bar, restaurant & guesthouse on Jomtien Soi 5
English restaurant, bar & guesthouse, Jomtien Soi 5
Rompho bar complex, Jomtien Second Road
Soi 6 (Soi Yodsak)
Pattaya Soi 13, Pattaya Beach Road
Guesthouse & bar, Soi LK Metro, off Soi Buakhao

Thappraya Road, Jomtien Complex
Beer bar and GoGo bar, Pattaya Second Road
Bar, restaurant, guesthouse. Second Road, near Soi 6/1

Drinking Street, Pattaya Second Road, North Pattaya

Aussie bar, restaurant & guesthouse, Jomtien Beach Road
Soi Wat Boon (corner Jomtien 2nd Rd.), Jomtien Beach

Simon Drinking Street, Pattaya 2nd Road, North Pattaya


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