Looking for the best areas in Pattaya to enjoy its crazy nightlife? Whether you want to dance till you drop at a nightclub, relax with a drink at a beer bar, head bang to some rock music or explore seedy hangouts, there is a place to suit your whims and fancies.

Our comprehensive guide on the best areas to stay in Pattaya for nightlife will help you make the right choice.

Pattaya’s Walking Street

Walking Street is at the heart of nightlife in Pattaya. Closed to traffic at night, the road transforms into a party street on steroids. Lined with countless neon-lit beer bars, nightclubs and go-go bars, the atmosphere is nothing short of insane.

Walking Street

After 7.00, the street is thronged by thousands wanting to enjoy this endless stream of sights, sounds and action. Spend every week here and it still won’t be enough. Like many travelers, if hitting out all the thumping bars on this street is your idea of a trip, then it makes sense to set up camp here.

It’s not all party though, a short walk from walking street leads to Pattaya beach, the most popular beach in the city. Opposite to the beach lie tonnes of restaurants, chilled out bars and shops selling cheap clothing and souvenirs.

There is also an entertainment complex which houses many international food chains like McDonalds, Burger King and KFC. And to top it, the area is well-connected with the rest of Pattaya.

Cons: The steady throbbing of bass-heavy music that carries on into the wee hours of the night can get annoying.  There is also a smaller pool of hotels to choose from.

Recommended Hotels:

Walking Street Guest House | Book Now
P.72 Hotel | Book Now
Grand Hotel Pattaya | Book Now

Central Pattaya Beach

If you want start your day with a leisurely swim in the turquoise blue waters or enjoy chilled juice lying on sundecks, this place is your best bet. There are many Soi’s (lanes) that lead to the beach no matter where you are based in the central area.

Pattaya Beach

Walking street is a short walk way, so you can enjoy the crazy nightlife while avoiding the chaos when you don’t feel like it. There are tonnes of bars and cafes facing the beach, so you will never run out of options to have a good time.

Pattaya has millions of restaurants and this area probably has the highest concentration of them. For the street food lovers, the lanes are lined with vendors selling finger licking bites. Being centrally located, you can get to anywhere without hassle.

Accommodation here caters to everyone, right from cheap hotels with decent rooms to 3 star hotels with swimming pools to upscale international chains like the Hilton.

Cons: Some of the lanes (especially Soi 7 and Soi 8) can be a bit noisy in the night. If you are staying on beach road, then the noise from the constant traffic can get on your nerves.

Recommended Stay Options:

Ambiance Pattaya Hotel | Book Now
The Whitehouse Condotel | Book Now
Nonze Hostel | Book Now

Soi Buakhao, Soi Diana & Soi LK

This area is ideal for the budget conscious traveler. The cost of most things including stay, dining out and drinks is lower than Pattaya’s other tourist areas.

Soi Buakhao

Widely touted as the next Walking Street, Soi Buakhao is a great place to party. It has all the elements of Walking Street sans the craziness. These streets are full of beer bars and go-go bars, so the noise levels are pretty high, but the ambience is quite laidback. It’s ideal for those want to just chill with a drink.

If you want to dance the night away at the high energy clubs of Walking Street, you can reach by hopping onto bus in 10-15 minutes.

Cons: The beach is a little far, so you will have to take a bus/ a shared taxi to reach it.

Recommended Stay Options:

Intimate Hotel | Book Now
Areca Lodge Hotel | Book Now
LK Renaissance Hotel  | Book Now


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