The 10 Best Bars in Pattaya, Thailand

The taste of summer | © Garett Mizunaka / Unsplash
The taste of summer | © Garett Mizunaka / Unsplash
Photo of Iona Proebst
12 December 2018

Famous for being one of Thailand’s top nightlife destinations, pulsating Pattaya has plenty of places to party.

From the chaos and cacophony of the colourful Walking Street to the more laid-back beachside bars, Pattaya isn’t lacking when it comes to places for a nocturnal beverage. Whatever your mood, you’ll find a bar to suit you in Pattaya. Tick off these 10 best bars in Pattaya for awesome nights to remember.

Legends Pool And Sports Bar

Bar, Thai, $$$
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Pool balls
Shoot some pool in Pattaya | © Kari / Flickr

Legends Pool And Sports Bar is a top Pattaya spot for any sports-lover. There are several good quality Brunswick pool tables in a large well-lit area and staff members are quick to re-rack the balls when you’ve finished a game. You’ll also find dart boards in a well-equipped area suitable for national competitions. Alternatively, grab a drink from the well-stocked bar and chill in front of one of the numerous large plasma-screen TVs to watch various live sporting events. Expect the bar to be busy and bursting with energy when major football matches are being aired.

Horizon Bar

Bar, Fusion, Pub Grub, Wine, Beer, Fast Food
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Sip a cocktail while admiring Pattaya's views
Sip a cocktail while admiring Pattaya's views | © Didriks / Flickr

Situated on the 34th-floor rooftop of the stylish Hilton Pattaya Hotel, Horizon Bar is an especially appealing place for couples seeking romance. The open-air bar has comfortable lounge chairs where you can relax underneath the stars while looking out over the twinkling city lights and sea. The DJ plays the hottest hits to get you in the party mood. Sip a signature cocktail or a glass of fine imported wine or beer and enjoy a refreshing change to the regular Pattaya night scene. To really finish your day in style, order a delectable dinner in Horizon Bar.

V2O Ice Bar & Cocktail Lounge

Bar, Cocktail Bar, Thai, Pub Grub, Wine, Beer, Cocktails
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Ice glasses
Icy glasses | © William Warby / Flickr

V2O Ice Bar & Cocktail Lounge is one of Pattaya’s most unique bars. Split into two parts, you can don a warm layer of clothing (provided) and head into the cool ice bar. Enjoy a chilled drink in a wintery wonderland and escape the heat outside. Alternatively, the lounge is ideal for unwinding in a swanky and stylish setting. There’s a wide selection of imported drinks to choose between and the expertly mixed cocktails are divine.

Baccara Agogo

Bar, Thai
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Outside Baccara Agogo
Baccara Agogo is exciting at nighttime | © Blemished Paradise / Flickr

Baccara Agogo is one of the liveliest, classiest, and most popular gogo bars along Pattaya’s Walking Street. Men and women are welcome to watch the dazzling dancers take to the stage to perform seductive, sultry, and sexy moves. There are many places around Pattaya where you can watch amazing pole and coyote dancing, but the two-level Baccara Agogo really knows how to shine. You can shimmy on the dancefloor too if you like, or simply order a drink and enjoy the show. Visit at happy hour for great promotions and savings.

Hot Tuna Bar

Bar, Thai, $$$
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Thai band
Rock out to live music in Pattaya | © minchul kim / Flickr

Hot Tuna Bar is a friendly and chilled-out spot where you can escape the frenzy of Pattaya’s nightlife. Located in the heart of Walking Street, it offers live rock music each evening. The band knows how to entertain the punters and it’s not uncommon for people to gather in front of the open bar to rock out to the banging tunes. There’s plenty of seating in the covered area. Drinks prices are reasonable and the bar provides a slice of typical Thai bar life in the centre of Pattaya.

Castro Show Bar

Bar, Thai, $$$
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Entrance to Pattaya's Boyz Town
Entrance to Pattaya's Boyz Town | © lynhdan / Flickr

Extravagant, bold and larger than life, Castro Show Bar is one of Pattaya’s most exciting gay bars. Located close to Walking Street, down a soi (street) called Boyz Town, it has nightly stage shows and male coyote dancers. Expect colourful feathers, sequins aplenty and much fun at the exuberant cabaret performances. Regular special events ramp up the enjoyment factor. Don your glad rags for a night of dancing, drinking, flirting and plenty of glamour.

Coast Beach Club & Bistro

Bar, Bistro, American, Thai, European
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Centara Grand Mirage Pattaya
Centara Grand Mirage Pattaya | © sumario / Pixabay

Coast Beach Club & Bistro is part of the Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya. It’s a great place to cut loose and chill out, both by day and by night. Sitting right on the beach, take a plush seat on the sands or enjoy the shade of the canopy and soak up the seaside vistas. Top up your tan on a sun lounger or take a dip in the refreshing waters. The bar serves an array of international cuisine and Thai favourites, and the evening seafood BBQ is popular with foodies. As the hours tick by, the DJ spins soft tunes and the expert mixologists create perfect cocktails for a relaxed yet sophisticated night.

Craft Cottage Pattaya

Bar, American, European, Thai
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Craft beers
Hangout and relax at Craft Cottage | © Rquesada / WikiCommons

Craft Cottage Pattaya offers a European bar experience in the heart of Pattaya. The open bar has plenty of comfy seating where you can sit and unwind in a welcoming atmosphere. The music is quiet enough to let you talk to your mates, but loud enough to make you want to sing along to classic songs. Tuck into Western and Thai fare and enjoy choosing from the extensive drinks menu, which includes a large selection of craft beers. A top place to hangout, Craft Cottage Pattaya offers welcome respite from Pattaya’s more energetic drinking establishments. As the night wears on, if you do want somewhere to party you’re just steps from the buzzing Soi Diana and LK Metro.

The Golden Ferret Golf Society

Bar, European, Thai
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Golf course in Pattaya
Indulge your passion for golf at The Golden Ferret Golf Society | © brianewen / Flickr

The Golden Ferret Golf Society is one of Pattaya’s top special-interest bars with a focus, as the name implies, on golf. Golfing memorabilia covers the walls of this relaxed bar and you’ll find yourself in good company if you want tips and tricks on improving your game. The bar also arranges regular golf trips around Pattaya. Enjoy hearty international and Thai dishes at reasonable prices as you chat with the friendly owner and regulars.

Payot's Lounge Bar

Bar, Thai, European
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Food and wine
Enjoy delectable food and drink at Payot's Lounge | © Larry Hoffman / Flickr

Payot’s Lounge Bar is a sophisticated drinking establishment within Pattaya’s Windy Inn Hotel. Owned by a French family, the bar specialises in tasty dishes from France and Italy. You’ll also find Thai favourites on the menu. The classy bar has indoor and outdoor seating with a relaxed ambience. You’ll start to feel at ease as soon as you walk up the pathway, where lovely fairy lights twinkle seductively in the well-manicured bushes. Fresh and modern, this elegant bar is just steps from the high-octane energy of Walking Street.

These recommendations were updated on December 12, 2018 to keep your travel plans fresh.