The following reviews are those that I come across on the web, in guide books, from contributors and of course from my own visits. Reviewers may be unreasonably harsh and bar owners may present a rosy picture of their bars...so don't take
everything at face value...go and see for yourself.
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Opened in October 2017 and describes itself as a bar and guest house but would be better described as a gentlemen's lounge.
Review from Dick Farang, October 2017: Seeing the funny side
In a single-unit shophouse in a small soi off Soi Buakhaow just before Soi 15 when coming from Soi LK Metro, next to Garden Beer Bar and opposite Baby Boom A-GoGo, a closed-fronted bar and guesthouse has opened: 555 .
(As to Garden Beer Bar: they are mainly catering for French-language people; there is no garden at all; the garden is just in the name.)
Although the 555 bar is rather narrow and dark, it is nicely laid out compared to similar places, such as Excite Club on Soi Xzyte.
Near the entrance were a bunch of farangs drinking, smoking cigarettes and chatting among them, perhaps the owner and his mates.
The girls were a mixed bag, varying from the tall and slim complete newbie without any English to the short, old, fat, mercenary, silicone-enhanced and tattooed threeholer.
I was told the ST bar fine was 300 baht (room upstairs included) plus 1,000 baht for FS.
All of them were keen on getting some notes in their bras and strings. (Bar girls have got to eat too.)
Bottled Heineken 100 baht, lady drinks (tequila) 130 baht.
Single unit. about 6 decent girls working, one of which tried her best with me. Music was very loud. Singha a whopping B95. I think the new owner has forgot which Soi he's on when he did the price list. Only had the one
Short time bar opened in 2015, taking part of the Trafalgar Guest House building
News from Dick Farang, December 2016: Dressed to undress
On my latest visit to Bar de la Poste on Soi Lengkee there were only fatties and extreme fatties. They were clad in white plastic fedoras and white T-shirt-like dresses without underwear. For a lady drink they would drop their dresses.
I happened to be the only customer and the ladyboy cashier ordered them one by one to offer me their services.
I was told that the barfines were 300 baht one drink included for the play corners and 400 baht no drink included for the ST room upstairs. Fees for the females were 500 baht for BJ, 700 baht for FS without anal and 1,000 baht for FS with anal.
Bottled Heineken still 80 baht, lady drinks still 110 baht.
Review from Dick Farang, January 2016: Play Corners
Bar de la Poste on Soi Lengkee is open from 1.30 p.m. to 2.00 a.m., which is half an hour more than the Post Office on Soi Post Office, which opens from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
As usual I was escorted in by a ladyboy.
The bar area seemed darker than in the past and the quality of the girls seemed to have gone down.
The females still lack underwear under their short stretch dresses and their tariff is still 500 baht for BJ and 700 baht for FS.
One girl was running around in her birthday suit, probably after servicing a gentleman.
I was told that the ST room upstairs is no longer available and the barfine for the play corners is still 300 baht.
Nice and clean toilets.
Bottled Heineken still 80 baht, lady drinks now 110 baht down from 120 baht.
Review from Dick Farang, July 2015: A discreet package
On Soi Lengkee, two units past French owned Le Private, a bar along the lines of Mango Pub on Soi Khao Noi has opened: Bar de la Poste .
Look for the sign of Trafalgar Bar & Guest House. The entrance is rather discreet and you have to ring the bell to get in.
The bar is spacious enough and the lighting is satisfactory.
The girls are not all top models, but they are not shy at all. There were seven or eight of them sitting on bar stools in dresses that were short enough to reveal their shaven pussies.
For lady drinks of 120 baht they drop their dresses, the only garments they are wearing apart from their shoes, and you can inspect their bodies.
Barfines are 300 baht behind the BJ counter and in the playroom downstairs and 400 baht in the ST room upstairs. The girls expect 500 baht for a BJ and from 700 baht for FS.
When I arrived I was the only customer, but soon a group of three or four other farangs came in, who were having a good time with a couple of girls getting undressed.
Shortly before I left a group of French speaking men arrived, who started chatting among them.
Guest House, Bar & Restaurant. Previously The Village Inn
Review from Dick Farang, December 2014: Stuffed Deer
The Blue Lagoon (not to be confused with the defunct Blue Lagoon A-GoGo behind the Best Friends bar complex on Beach Road) is a small bar located in a private village named The Village on Third Road opposite the fire station and
about 100 metres south of Buffalo Bar (see Enclosures).
Depending on the class some villages in Pattaya are strict gated communities , in some villages (food) vendors are banned, at the entrance to some villages farangs driving a car will probably not be stopped but Thais riding
motorbikes or tricycles will and in some villages anybody can venture around no questions asked.
The Village on Third Road clearly belongs to this last category and even its communal pool with a small open bar is directly accessible from the pavement of Third Road.
Many Scandinavians are living at The Village and along its main soi are some small bars/snack bars, The Blue Lagoon being the last one, on the left-hand side at the end of this main soi.
In front of The Blue Lagoon is a mini swimming pool and the inside of the bar is dominated by a stuffed deer head at the wall.
The Blue Lagoon is Swedish owned and outside three Swedes including the owner and one Norwegian were drinking shots of dum-dum (a dark mixture smelling like aniseed kept in a Coca Cola bottle in the fridge and probably containing ouzo or
pastis and Kahlua; think of dum = black ).
The only girl I have seen and talked to was the 39-year old cashier from Ubon.
The drink prices were at gentlemen's club level, but the snacks appeared to be more democratically priced.
Long running restaurant/bar, Crazy Dave's, closed in 2015 and became Boars Head. Listing checked in September 2017.
Review from Malcolm, September 2015: Friendly
Crazy Daves is now called Boars Head on Soi Chayaphun. Dave left after around 13 years there. Now owned by Andy and his Thai wife who used to be the Chef of the old Stags Head before it became Oscars on LK Metro. Very friendly
Has good rooms upstairs from B7500 per month. Food available at reasonable prices.
Singha B65. No girls at the moment. Average toilet.
The popular Aussie bar on 3rd Road near the Buffalo bar has been closed for a week. It seems that the authorities have closed it for 30 days due to unpaid "sign tax". The bar will re-open on August 21st
The popular mamasang Sandy aka Nong (aka little lady with loud voice) has started back at Buffalo Bar, so the standard of girls will be going up again. She has been away for 7 months and it shows in the bar.
They even have a proper plastic Thai recruitment banner outside. Even the famous Chicken (Gai) is back, but sadly only as an early shift cashier.
They have recently renovated the ST rooms, with new beds, aircon and hot water.
[Later reports that the bar now has about 50 girls many of them lookers]
On Soi Buakhaow The Butcher's Arms Pub has reopened under the old ownership, but they had better remained closed.
(I guess they did not find a taker. The Italian restaurant Don Joe on the wrong side of Walking Street comes to mind. It had been for sale for many years for twenty-five million baht, but finally the owner had to abandon it without receiving a
single baht. After some time the cheapo New York Diner opened at that location.)
Apart from a lick of varnish on the tables I did not notice any significant change at The Butcher's Arms Pub.
The pea-and-bacon soup probably came out of the same box as what you get at other English pubs in Pattaya.
The roast chicken looked and tasted like a chicken curry, although it was served with the traditional trimmings. I have suffered from an upset stomach for two days. The knife was not sharp enough to cut the Yorkshire pudding.
Update from Dick Farang, October 2017: For sale and closed for renovations
The Butcher's Arms Pub on Soi Buakhaow is now closed and for sale now.
It had been going downhill in recent times.
Review by Dick Farang, January 2015: Prices up
At The Butcher's Arms Pub on Soi Buakhaow prices of draught beers have gone up: Heineken is 120 baht/pint now, Guinness 200 baht/pint.
Whereas their bar area remains open until 2 a.m., the restaurant area shuts down from 11 p.m. with the curtains being closed, the lights being dipped, a waitress wiping the blackboard and writing the next day's special on it.
The daily specials seem to follow a fix pattern: on Sundays lamb roast, on Mondays gammon, etc.
After 11 p.m. only snacks are available such as a (generous) tuna sandwich at 100 baht.
I wonder why the bread in English pubs is always so bad, only slightly better than the stuff sold in minimarkets.
Review by Dick Farang, December 2014: Pints of Heineken
Although I am a continental European I sometimes eat at an English pub and I think The Butcher's Arms Pub on Soi Buakhaow is slightly better than the other ones.
I will never order a cream soup or mashed potatoes in English eateries because they really do not know how to make them. In English pubs I always order items I think are typical British and at the same time eatable for a continental European, such
as ham and pea soup, roasts and backgammon. I would like to eat fish and chips too sometimes, but in Thailand the quality of fish is often questionable at best.
The Butcher's Arms Pub is the only place in Pattaya where I still drink Heineken draught; they offer it in pints of 0.5 litres and fill the glasses English style (i.e. without foam) so you finally get about 0.55 litres.
If you order lamb roast at The Butcher's Arms Pub insist to get mint sauce with it; the waitresses, although helpful enough, tend to forget.
The Butcher's Arms Pub has blackboards outside and inside on which a daily special is announced, usually an item from their menu, such as roast chicken, at a reduced price.
Bottled Heineken 90 baht, pint of Heineken draught 100 baht, pea and ham soup 115 baht, lamb roast 330 baht.
New Thai style pub with live music and DJs opened in autumn 2012. Reported to have connections with the Gulliver's chain. Didn't last long and closed in February 2013.
Carré Blanc Le Club
Soi Full Love Inn
(running east off 3rd Road opposite Soi XZyte)
Private club. Previously Stupid Cupid & Pantry Bar. Bottled beer 90 Baht. Lady drinks 130 Baht
Review by Dick Farang, August 2016: Moving
The infamous Carré Blanc has moved from Third Road Soi 33 to a double-unit shophouse on Soi Full Love Inn. On the same strip are also the single-unit shophouses 007 Gentlemen's Club, Club 4 and Pirates Hostess Club.
Soi Full Love Inn is off Third Road Soi 18/Soi Bongkod. Note that on the signs the street name is rendered as "BONG KOCH", which is an incorrect transliteration as the 10th Thai consonant chor-chaang ( ช ) is pronounced as a
"ch" at the beginning of a syllable, but as a "d" at the end of a syllable. The easiest way to get there is following the big signs of the Full Love Inn motel from Third Road or also from Soi Arunothai.
At "le nouveau" Carré Blanc the door was opened before I could find a doorbell.
On the left-hand side is a big bar counter with bar stools. On the right-hand side are small booths that can be curtained off.
The new premises are much brighter than the old ones.
The females were the hardened-pro kind. No top quality, at least not in the looks department.
I was told that for a lady drink they would remove one piece of clothing. As they were wearing bras and pants underneath that could become an expensive experience. I saw not the slightest nudity.
I was also told they have rooms upstairs at 300 baht (barfine included) and 1,000 baht for a three-hole experience was expected.
A group of men were chatting together and nothing exciting was happening.
Bottled Heineken 100 baht.
Review by Malcolm, January 2013:
Pretty much a B/J bar. One end of room was curtained off for blow jobs. Not private though, there were 3 guys getting entertained. 500B for girl, 300B to bar.
130B for lady drink and 50B for Singha
Review by Xitroen, July 2010: A Friendly Warning
But some three weeks ago the sign changed and it became Le Carré Blanc , The White Square in English. I knew nothing about this bar at the time, but later I spotted it in a free French newspaper. I learned from an advertisement that
it is a French bar and a private club. And in Pattaya, private club means unbridled sex... And that is what you seek, is it not, my fellow perverts?
For English speakers who do not know France, the white square is a French institution that no longer exists but remains in the collective memory of many men approaching their fifties. The white square was introduced on French
television in March 1961, shortly after the airing of the film The Execution , by Maurice Cazeneuve. The film featured a few seconds of a female nude. Shame! And to see a nipple under De Gaulle was taboo! No joke!...
Which means that, today, only the French understand the meaning of the name of this club ... The name is not entirely original though as some bars and discos also use the name in France.
So last night I went there at 23h. On entering all the girls turned to me and purred hello and welcome , almost like a choir singing... hardly discreet... But I loved it!
Maybe a little curious though as it is not often that Pattaya customers are so well received and with such warmth! The place is relatively small, with a cozy atmosphere. On entering, you see the bar, it is square (but not white!). Towards the back
left are large comfortable black sofas with small glass tables and screens to hide a little of what's happening there in the name of discretion.
In front of the bar are some small round tables. Everything is simple and clean. The atmosphere is provided by dimmed lights which are very relaxing on the eyes. Good music (sometimes French) and not too loud to talk without having to scream,
unlike some other places ...
The principle of the Le Carré Blanc is simple: you can do anything you want with whom you want, where you want and however you want.
Before I left I visited the rooms that are well kept and clean, nothing more to say there.
I paid 300 baht for the Barfine, 500 to the girl and for the drinks, everything is very reasonable and honest. Here they do not fuck the customer, just the opposite ...
News from HJ, June 2010: Fun in the Club
According to the sign and a notice on the bar door said that it was open from 1pm to midnight but the door was locked and curtained. There was also a notice on the door to say it was a private club.
At another nearby Bar I was informed that it had changed hands and that the new managers were French and had been running the Telephone Bar.
Many people were complaining about the beer prices and the lady drinks at 150bt each but that none of the ladies wore underwear and they would strip off for fun in the Bar if the customer paid the 300bt Bar fine.
It would appear that most of the customers are French and the ladies older ones from the Telephone Bar.
3rd Road (half way between Pattaya Klang & Pattaya Tai near the Buffalo Bar)
The prices add up to 4500 Baht for an hour of fun. Customers have the choice of a fuck session with a slave girl or else an hour with an unfuckable mistress who offers various levels of torment. There is a dress code requirement to wear black.
Reviews are generally very good from those who have partaken.
If you enter the club you have to buy one drink, of your choice, priced at 950 baht. The casual bar hopper will be shocked at this, cry rip off and leave. That is what they want.
When you first come inside you will be directed to the small bar that is in the main entryway. You will order your drinks and the ladies will come out. They do not have a lineup, instead they have a little show.
After the show the ladies will come over to you. If you want them to show you around the club one of them will although there is an expectation that you will buy a lady drink. Lady Drinks are not cheap-250 baht.
The main bar area has a bondage chair and a caged off area, in the back, is a full bedroom with bed, wall mounted bondage X and a full bathroom. There is a small circular room with no door and just a small area to sit with chains. There's also a
large bondage room with a variety of equipment: a Gynecologic exam table, a police lock up box replica, stocks , a mini schoolroom with desk and blackboard, a bondage X and T and a variety of specialty bondage furniture. The club also has all
kinds of toys, ropes and whips.
Short times and barfines are available at higher than normal prices reflecting perhaps the specialist practitioners.
The Castle is a terrific Fetish Club.
Review from Pattaya Polecat, March 2007: Hit Me Baby One More Time
If, like the Polecat, you’ve been putting off going to The Castle because of the high prices, or because you’re scared of getting a damn good thrashing, think again. The Polecat’s just lost his Castle cherry, and is now manically
putting aside all his little silver bahts for the next visit.
Fun Town's first fetish establishment, called The Castle, opened its rather imposing heavy door for business in late December 2003. It specifically caters for those whose tastes in fashion run to whips, chains, PVC, latex, and leather.
The place was opened by the same French management who operate a similarly-named fetish joint in Bangkok. The gear, which also includes nurse and schoolgirl uniforms is being supplied by Pattaya's premier fashion house Boutique Sexy (their
showroom is in Naklua Soi 33).
In order to get punters in the right sado-masochistic mood, the first drink in the place will set you back 900 baht. All drinks after that are just a trifling 200 baht. The management stress this is not a drinking bar; it is a place for
like-minded people to come and indulge in their favourite fantasy. To really keep the screws turning, there is definitely no copulation on the premises, no matter how excited you might get over the sight of a couple of latex-clad damsels beating
each other with an overripe cucumber. If you want to engage in something un-natural like sexual intercourse then fork out the 1,500 baht bar fine and take your leather feather duster and your lady back to your place.
The Castle has a dress code of which the colour black is one of the necessary component parts. It opens at 5:30PM and closes at 2:00AM and at present has a staff of around 14 dominatrixes/submissives who have been trained by an Englishman. A lady
drink is a suitably humiliating 250 baht, but the bar has a strict policy dissuading damsels from asking for a libation. The choice is completely up to the customer.
Soi LK Metro
Live band from 8pm
Live rock band venue opened in November 2014, taking over from Submarine A-GoGo. Happy Hour beer 55 baht.
News, December 2014: Customer drinks at lady drink prices
It has been reported that the bar charges lady drink premium prices for Thai female customers accompanying farangs. The lady may have no connection with the bar but is paid a lady drink commission as an incentive (at the farang customer's expense)
for her to bring custom to the bar.
Comment from Dick Farang, December 2014: Live band
At the previous location of Submarine A-GoGo on Soi LK Metro is now The Cave, a rather dark open bar with a very noisy live band in the back.
Renamed as the Castle, see above
Shophouse bar & restaurant. Closed in June 2009
Scottish owned bar taking inspiration from Celtic, the Glasgow football club.
Soi LK Metro
Seems to be more beer bar than coyote dancing bar. The dancing seems to be occasional rather than continuous. Opened in December 2016 in the venue that was previously Malibu Club.
News September 2018: Merged
The bar has closed and the space has been merged into the Champagne GoGo bar.
News from Dick Farang, December 2016: Gone to the wolves
On Soi LK Metro, where Club Malibu used to be, is now Champagne Coyotes , a glass-fronted beer bar. From time to time one or two coyotes were performing on top of the counter. I could not be arsed to waste time and money there. I wonder
when they are finally going to send those "coyotes" back to the prairie, where prairie wolves belong.
Charlie Bar at the Charlie Place hotel, corner of Soi Dianna and Soi Buakhao has gone. They have moved the reception desk to the front where the bar was and put a self service fridge at the back. It has been bought by the Nikom Court on the
opposite corner who have the same system but lounge area there is much bigger with plenty of tables and the Soi Dianna food stalls at that end also serve into Nikom Court lounge as well as to the street and you can also take other food in. I don't
think that Charlie Hotel's self service fridge will be as busy as Nikom Courts
Cheap Charlie Bar
Soi Pattaya New Plaza
(Off 2nd Road opposite to Soi 8)
Beer bar noted for the all day price of 35 Baht Tiger, Singha, Leo & Chang
Gentlemen's Club took over from Le Carré Blanc in December 2016.
News September 2018: Closing
The bar is set to close on 15th September 2018.
Review from Dick Farang, February 2017: Come Alone
On Third Road Soi 33, at the previous location of Le Carré Blanc , Come Together has opened. The entrance is behind the corner now.
The bar counter with some bar stools is near this new entrance. There are some bar stools more along the outer wall (in fact curtains in front of windows), a sofa and a small curtained-off area. No ST rooms. It looked less dark and even sleazier
than in its previous incarnation.
I saw four or five old fuglies that I would not even have touched with a bargepole, but that is me. I was told BJ was 500 + 300 baht and FS 1,000 + 300 baht.
The female I spoke to said she had 'men' (menstruation) and hence did only smoke . I would not be surprised if everybody there had 'men' every day of the week. Behind me a gentleman sitting on a bar stool was being smoked
Unsurprisingly all other patrons appeared to be frogs. (When I was young political correctness was not yet invented and racism was rampant. Our Dutch neighbours were considered clean people (not yet coffee shops by then) and the French the
dirtiest bastards on earth, with the possible exception of the Chosen People .
Some sixty years ago our school trips started at 5 or 6 a.m. and consisted of swallowing as many kilometres as possible and as much lemonade as possible. Although there were hardly any motorways by then, the objective was to cover as many
provinces as possible. Once it was decided to even cross the French border from the province of Namur.
In those pre-Schengen times it took at least half an hour of negotiations with the customs people before we could cross the border into the village of Givet. After 10 or 20 metres on French soil we were already convinced: France was even dirtier
and more underdeveloped than Wallonia.)
Gentlemen's Club opened on 21st May 2017. It seems associated with a Bangkok bar with the same name that closed in 2016. Listing checked in September 2017. Closed in April 2018. It was open again by June 2018.
Review from Dick Farang, August 2017: Lo-so posh
With the Den on Soi Chaiyapoon closing early in the evening, I finally made it there in the daytime.
Shortly after 2 p.m. the, not so young and not so slim, birds were fixing their make-up and charging their mobiles.
Several months after their opening there were still workmen with ladders around.
Because of several pillars it is difficult to get a good view. In the middle is a bar counter surrounded by stools. On the right-hand side I noticed some pool tables. On the left-hand side is red plush bench seating with straight backs, which does
not look very comfortable.
Contrarily to what I had read on internet fora (all-in price of 1,000 + 500 baht for ST), I was told there was no ST room available, but there was a room nearby at 250 baht. Barfine 400 baht ST and 1,000 baht LT. For themselves the fuglies wanted
1,500 baht ST. An unattractive, shapeless, 41-year-old woman, who had been selling Buddhist paraphernalia in Bangkok, told me she wanted to go with me ST for 2,000 baht, room included.
As soon as the females realised I was not going to barfine or waste money on lady drinks, they wanted tips in their pants and bras.
There were two other customers, quietly drinking their beers.
A lo-so experience.
Bottled Heineken 95 baht.
News from Dick Farang, June 2017: Posh on Chaiyapoon
On Soi Chaiyapoon (aka Chalerm Phrakiat 25 or Third Road Soi 25), more or less opposite the Thai karaoke Hot Man, The Den has opened.
I was told opening hours are 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. only.
I caught a glimpse of the interior, which was dominated by red plush. \I think that in the past it has been a karaoke where well-off bargirls could hire a Thai gigolo. Hot man appears to be the last remaining of those karaokes on Soi Chaiyapoon.
That being said, I wonder who in his right mind would want to open a (posh ?) venue on the worst stretch of the (literally) dirtiest street in Pattaya.
I went into The Den..had one drink..I asked a nice girl if it was a BJ bar? She looked puzzled and said ...no...only drinking...WTF...
5555 yes indeed: "...who in their right mind...in the dirtiest street..."
Coyote bar opened on 16th March 2012. The bar switched to GoGo in mid 2013 but that didn't work out and it closed at Christmas 2013. The bar re-opened as a coyote bar under new management on 8th February 2014 and later became an A-GoGo. See
Destiny on GoGos list
Hells Club reopened as The Devil's Den on Friday 15th May 2009.
News from Devils Den, October 2011: Day of Rest
In keeping with the Devil's Den commitment to both customers and staff, we have decided to change our hours of business. Effective from the 1st of November 2011, we will be closed on Sundays. Our Monday through Saturday hours of operations will
continue to be from 1:00 pm until 12:00 Midnight.
The Devil's Den also runs on a one price model. You pay one price and that covers everything. There are no barfines, lady drinks or other costs that so commonly add up on a visit to any other place in town. There are no hidden charges or
surprises. Tipping is also absolutely NOT required or expected. (The ladies will take them, though.) The Devil's Den always requires that you have two ladies-that is included in the one price. And the Devil's Den give you 90 minutes.
After getting the rundown, the ladies will come in for a lineup. The ladies come out and line up for your review. You will notice that some of the ladies are to the left and some to the right of a yellow line. The ladies on one side do anal and
the ladies on the other side do not. The ladies also do a variety of other things. (like golden showers, ect.)
After selecting the ladies you will go upstairs to a room. The rooms are nice. They all have televisions with vcr's that can play porn of your selection. Some of the rooms have swings for use some do not. You will have fun. It's party time!
News September 2009: Raided
The bar has suffered another police raid by Immigration police. But re-opened 9th October 2009.
Review May 2009: Devilish
The bar now offers a booking service both for in-call and out-call
The bar specialises in multiple partners and multiple orifices. it is well worthwhile checking out their website for further details.
Traditionally the fun is with two girls guaranteeing a full 90 mins. They are equipped with toys and visual aids etc. The in-call all in price is 3600 Baht. Of course other combinations of number of girls and time are available.
The girls have regular medical checks and the results are posted on the website.
Something of a unique feature of Pattaya that the owners suggest everyone should try once in their life. Plenty of forum posters seem to agree.
The bar has recently changed hands and is in the process of a complete redecoration.
Review from Pattaya Chat, Feb 2007: Quiet
Decent budget priced rooms , decent looking bar area , some nice ladies on tow , but for me kind of lacks a bit of atmosphere, crank up the music a wee bit more would be my advice. but it might have the atmosphere your looking for.
Pretty sure it is where the the old Monkey Club 1 was has now opened as Duangjai Bar . Still a single unit.
Looks newly decorated. Pool table. 5 half decent girls working but I couldn't make up my mind about 2 of them, very tall but no hassle from them. Singha B70.
I was the only customer at 8.30pm but after about 15 minutes a motorbike pulled up outside and 2 girls rushed in. One of them rang the bell so drinks all round and after a couple of minutes of Thai screaming and shouting and laughing they jumped
back on the motorbike, drinks in hand and left.
News from Dick Farang, February 2018: Moved
The Soi LK Metro Duangjai Ladyboy Bar has moved to Soi Chaiyapoon.
Review from Malcolm, September 2017: Sweetheart 2
Duangjai Bar is also next to The Cave on Soi LK Metro. Same name as the one I found on Soi Lengkee a couple of days ago. Must be connected. The logos on the signs are the same but in reverse. Didn't venture in because of the ladyboys sat outside
which might confirm my doubts about 2 of the girls on the Soi Lengkee bar.
BJ bar opened on 2nd November 2016. The bar has ownership connections with 007
Drinks are from 60 Baht. BF 300 Baht (including room). from 1pm till midnight. Closed in July 2018 and is now up for sale.
Review from Dick Farang, November 2016: Fast service
Off Third Road, in a soi more or less opposite Soi 33 (where Le Carré Blanc used to be), a smallish bar has opened: Geisha Club Bar Hôtesses .
The door was opened before I could ring the doorbell.
Most girls were in their late thirties and wearing big bras and big pants under their chaste dresses. No nudity, nothing special on offer. No other customers.
I saw a coaster of a Belgian beer Keizer Karel . (Emperor Charles V was an enthusiastic beer drinker and already legendary during his lifetime. His Antwerp residence Prinsenhof (Prince's Court) now houses the main campus of Universiteit
Antwerpen. When he later moved from the Low Countries to Spain a number of brew masters accompanied him.)
Barfine (room included) 300 baht, full service (no anal) 1,000 baht.
Bottled Heineken 105 baht, lady drinks (cola on the rocks) 130 baht, a tad expensive for the kind of venue.
By comparison: at Working Girl on Soi 6 the new prices are 89 baht for bottled Heineken and 125 baht for lady drinks.
Good to see a new golf bar opening soon on Soi LK metro off Soi Dianna
It will be called The Golf Club. It should be open any day now.
They will be organising games for Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. John ex Lewiinski's bar plans to play Green Valley on Tuesdays, maybe Siam on Thursdays and move around to the premium courses on Monday and Friday. There will be a signup
sheet available in the bar.
Open air, Beer Bar or Pub style bar located on Soi Diana across from the Acrea Lodge.
I really enjoy this Bar. It’s a great way to finish the night. The bar girls are not stunners by some your standards, but some are really cute to be sure and eager to be bar fined (300 baht). The girls are quick to give you a new drink and
don’t bother you if your not looking for company, but are quick and happy to provide some if you want,
After 21:00, the house band starts to play and they really know how to rock and have a good time.
Beer is cheap, Bottles of Heineken, 75 baht after happy hour.
Short time bar opened in December as Eden Club but closed a few days later due to bereavement. Within a few days the bar was reborn as Hell Club. The bar renamed as The Devil's Den and re-opened on 15th May 2009, see above
Jane's dares to be different. It offers all Thai beers at 35 Baht a bottle, Thai whisky for 25 and proper whisky for 50, including mixers. It is packed every night!
Catering very much to the ex-pat retiree crowd it has become known to the Thais who work the street as the Bar Gaer (old people's bar).
With lots of seating, friendly if slightly worn staff, a pool table and an attached burger van, Jane's dishes out the Pattaya bar experience on a budget for those whose pensions need to be stretched a little.
Ok, so the bargirls stopped being girls quite a few years ago and you'd rather take them back than take them home but the crowd is warm and welcoming and, just as in any likeminded neighbourhood bar back home, you see the same faces in the same
seats every night.
Jie Jie Beer Bar . a double unit beer bar with Singha at B60. Called in last night and was jumped on by a not bad looking plumpish girl who decided she was going to maul me for the 20 minutes I was in there. Her: you like massage .
Me: No, no, I'm having a quiet beer But to no avail, still carried on mauling my arm and neck.
Called in this afternoon. Pleasant bunch of staff. Food available 24 hrs. Small beers, Leo/Chang B45, Singha/Tiger B50, Large beers Singha B70, Chang/Leo B65. Always seems to be busy when I pass, probably due to the reasonable prices
Double unit. Also advertises massage. 2 ladyboys working as well as a couple of girls. 1st ladyboy tried his luck and soon gave up but the second was a bit more persistent. Suddenly got busy at 8.30pm and I realised there was a pool match against
the Boxing Roo. Music pleasant, not too loud. Singha reasonable at B60. Owned by a friendly British guy.
Soi Diana Inn
Beer bar opened January 2007 but had closed by summer 2007. Re-opened as a restaurant. But not long.
Pattaya Klang Plaza
(Soi connecting 3rd Road and Soi Yume behind Carrefore)
A Fetish/Fantasy Club. A new and intimate fetish and fantasy club set in Pattaya. A place to enjoy, share and indulge your fantasies. A place to experience a Mistress or command a Slave. A place to meet a girls dressed in various uniforms. Session
prices 5000 Baht upwards for 2 hours.
The model of dark, sleazy venues with old, ugly and often overweight wenches is a model that should never have been successful, yet it has been when, by default, there has, until now, been no other real options. Lolita's Pattaya has well and truly
raised the bar and the term gentleman's lounge is both appropriate and valid. Here's hoping that rather than bitch and moan and badmouth the venue, other operators pull their socks up and invest in their own premises - and that this will be
the first of many venues in this style. Lolita's in Pattaya is what the bars of soi 6, and other bars of this ilk, should be.
Review from Malcolm, Jan 2010: Expensive Lady Drinks
Lolitas on Soi LK Metro now 700B for BJ. Bought a drink for girl, bottle of something, didn't notice what coz of bott cooler. When the bill came (no bin) it was 185 Baht.
News from Lolita's, Oct 2009: Under New Management
We are working hard to make your experience at Lolitas Pattaya the best ever! We have completed the remodelling of the lounge area and will be starting on the upstairs area soon.
We have also started a free Tuk Tuk shuttle service at night that will pick you up at your hotel and return you. Just call the bar at 038-720-689 if you need a ride!
We have several promotions available that will appeal to you and we have added several new ladies.
Please stop by and see the new look ...truly a Gentleman's Lounge where you can relax and enjoy yourself.
Most girls were only average at best but they dress them up in the same plaid skirts and white blouses you used to see at The Classroom gogos.
This is actually a real nice bar. The downstairs area has a bar, a pool table and a nice aquarium to divide the room and make it appear more cozy. A girl dutifully followed me in and took a drink order as I sat down on a comfortable sofa.
We talked for a while. The bar isn't doing that well in Pattaya and the owners had set up a rotation schedule with the girls from the Bangkok Lolitas. The girl I met was from the Bangkok bar. She said this bar was much much nicer, but she made
more money in the big city. She asked if I wanted to "go upstairs". I inquired about rates. 600 inclusive, no tipping necessary.... unless I wanted to. So far so good.
For guys who don't like the exhibitionist quality of the Soi Post Office bars, this is probably the place for you. The "upstairs" consisted of a hallway of about 10 short time rooms. The rooms are probably only 8 ft wide. Just big enough
for a barber chair, the modern kind, a table and a sofa.
Since we had privacy, I wanted to see her body. She seemed to think this was kind of unique and got into. She sat back in the barber chair and gave me some porno poses before getting down to action. She was very very good and I gave her a 200 baht
I would have gone back several times and probably been a very good customer, but did not find the bar at all friendly, which may be part of why they aren't doing much biz.
Bar and Llounge with coyote dancers. Opened in September 2015, closed in March 2016.
Lucifer's Bar and Karaoke
Verified December 2013. Karaoke bar. Noisy till around 7am when your trying to sleep at the Rest Stop. Closed in 2016 after police action.
News from Malcolm, May 2016: Closed
Lucifer's Bar and Karaoke has been shut for 5 years by police/Army for opening till around 7am in the morning and some underage staff were found working there. There will be no tears shed by the surrounding buildings because of the
exceedingly loud karaoke till 7am.
Nice friendly air conditioned bar with lots of expats, always good for a good chat and banter.
Guiness 150 pint all the time, one of only 3 bars I know that sell ASAHI draught 85 baht a pint during happy hours [12miday until 6 pm], during happy hour all bottled beer 45 baht a bottle and Heineken draught 85 baht a pint.
Has two UBC channels and South African.
Review from Pattaya Chat, March 2006:
I speak to lots of ex-pats in good surroundings, most afternoons before setting off on my adventures. It gives a cheap head start, Pints of Assahi,and Heineken for 80bt.
I find most of the locals near soi Buakhao are too hot during the day time. Maggie May's is just up from Crazy-Daves.
Mai Lu Si
(small soi opposite Pattaya City Hospital)
Long running Belgian bar, previously located in Soi LK Metro, closed in 2018 after the death of the owner Charlie in December 2017.
Coffee Bar Beer. Verified May 2017. Open since 2014.
Review from Malcolm, May 2017: Average
Small 1 unit, has Glass sliding doors with table tables outside and inside. Called in tonight. 4 average girls working one of which insisted on massaging my arm. She said it had been open for 3 years.
The Manchester Bar
Action Street beer bar complex
New beer bar for August 2014
The Marquee Bar & Cafe
(Near Soi New Plaza)
Beer bar. 35 Baht bottle of Chang reported in April 2011.
Mates Sports Bar
(by the Everyday Market)
Beer bar. Took over from Anna Bar in March 2014.
From Mates Sports Bar, April 2014: Live Australian Horse Racing
Live Sports..... Cold Beer.... Free Pool.... Free WiFi..... Lovely Ladys....Darts....Free Sausage Sizzle every Friday with Live NRL games. Live Australian Horse Racing everyday.....We have Pool team for Sunday and Monday nights, and Darts team on
Beer bar & restaurant. Previously Caddy Shack which has moved further down the road towards Theprassit
News Nov 2006: New Caddy
Good food there and girls good fun. It used to be the Caddy Shack and changed in august this year
3rd Road: Soi 14
(150m from 3rd Rd. Soi 14 is near PattayaKlang)
Girls from 2pm
Gentlemen's Club new for 2011. Changed hands for a re-launch on 1st January 2013. Drinks and bar fine prices have now been reduced.
News from Ishi, September 2014: Pool parties
The bar has now introduced regular pool parties on Saturdays (every 2 weeks). Soft drinks are 50B, lady drinks 130B, bar fines for outside 500B, bar fine inside (including playing room) 250B.
News, December 2013: Changed hands
Neil is the new owner as of the middle of December 2013.
From MClub, June 2013: Summer Pricing
Chang - 69
Draft - 55
Leo - 59
San Mig, Hein, Tiger, Singha - 79
Mixed Drinks - 100
And our standard lady drinks are still only 100 baht!
From MClub, January 2013: Gentlemen's Club in Central Pattaya
Pool table in the semi-private front area, very private inside bar area with many little pockets to hide and play in the main bar, and out back we have a Pool.
Good medium pricing structure lower than the Gogo pricing, but higher than the beer bars of course. Chang Draft 55 Chang Bottle and Leo 80 San Miguel, Heineken, Singha 95. Jack Daniels and most name brand liquor drinks 130. Lady Drinks 100-150. BF
with nice hotel room adjacent 450. LT BF 520.
Happy Hour runs from 2-6pm when draft Chang is 45 Baht.
We are trying hard to provide a cool hangout place in Central Patts. Free Wifi, Sports on TVs, good food, good music.
There's a promotion for January and February when new customers get a VIP card Free. 400 baht value.
If you like a decent game of pool on decent full size American tables, with good cues etc then you should try this place. The tables are not cheap (240 baht per hour) but if you like to play good pool this is the place. There are about 15 tables
in all and quite a friendly, international place.
A couple of nights I sat at the bar watching some high quality games in progress. Some of the regulars are very good players, not that far short of professional standard.
Memories Gentlemen’s Club
Soi LK Metropole
Previously a bar and restaurant. Now The Office A-GoGo
Metro Apartments sports a lively bar. It is now air con and has 3 free pool tables (as long as you are buying drinks). It has several TVs for satellite sport and friendly staff to play pool with if you are on your own. The Irish boss, Dennis, runs
a smooth operation and I found it a nice place for an early evening game of pool before heading out for the night.
The place is open all day but must of the staff roll in about 16 30 hrs and it stays open till 0200 as long as its busy.
Review from Pattaya Chat, Feb 2007: Metropolitan
This place constantly gets a real good write up in all of the boards. Nice, good quality rooms at a decent price. Nice comfortable bar area, free pool tables, a few nice ladies on the staff and a very nice owner in Dennis.
3rd Road : Soi 13
(Soi 13 is between Xzyte and Pattaya Klang and runs to Soi Buakhao)
Small, well reviewed, beer bar that got noticed on Pattaya forums for stocking alcohol free beers. Standard bottled beers at around the 50-55 Baht mark.
Beer bar established in 2012. Listing checked in September 2017.
From Peacocks Bar, November 2015: Party Bar
New Peacocks Bar is modern, comfortable and clean, and a very friendly atmosphere with their lovely staff.
Customers can request their music which is displayed on large screens. This bar has an excellent JBL sound system with two large screens displaying music, and international sports. There is free WIFI, Free Pool Table, Free Dart Board and Free
This bar many great parties where there is free food and great entertainment, New Peacocks Bar also do many Fishing Party Trips, Free Taxi, Free Food (cooked onboard), Free Drinks, Whiskey and a variety, Music on board and they bring all the girls
along. All incl. 980 Baht per person
Beer prices are 65 baht for local and 75 for imported, Samsong and coke at 50 Baht.
There are around 7 nice looking girls working there from the age of 23 to 33, lady drinks are 120 Baht and 300 Baht bar fine.
Fresh percolated coffee and tea is also available.
This is open 10.00am to 2.00am, operating for 3 years located on Soi Chaiyapoon near 3rd Road End
New York Club
New for 2016. Glass fronted beer bar. Listing checked in September 2017.
An extension of Papagaya coyote bar which is more or less the same. There is a draft beer at 69 Baht. Now Papa GoGo
Soi LK Metro
Cocktail bar. Renovated in July 2012. Closed an dup for sale by September 2012.
Neya's Bar 2
Beer bar took over from the Flandria Restaurant in June 2018.
Review from Jil in Pattaya, Aug 2007: High Quality British Food
Prices for food were reasonable, and the dining room was clean and bright with new furniture and pleasant-enough decor. The staff seemed generally competent and the service was error-free. Everything was more than acceptable for an establishment
that isn't focused exclusively on food.
Overall, Ricky's on Soi Buakhow is a nice little restaurant serving reasonably-priced, high quality British food. Definitely worth a visit for a middle-of-the-road budget combined with a good appetite.
Beer bar. Gets regular mentions in dispatches from supportive forum members.
(small soi opposite Pattaya City Hospital)
Bed & Breakfast Sports Bar & Restaurant
Mai Lu Si bar become Nieuw Vlaanderen Bed & Breakfast Sports Bar & Restaurant in January 2018.
News from Dick Farang, January 2018: Nieuw owners
On the small soi off Soi Buakhaow opposite Pattaya City Hospital, at the latest location of Mai Lu Si bar, Nieuw Vlaanderen Bed & Breakfast Sports Bar & Restaurant has opened. (As feared, Pookie from Surin could not succeed on her own at
Mai Lu Si bar after Charlie's decease.)
The Belgian owner of Nieuw Vlaanderen appears to be a brother of the owner of the defunct Klein Vlaanderen restaurant (once a triple unit and later a single unit with heavy advertising in Russian) on Second Road opposite the Austrian Domicil
restaurant. This new owner seems to be new to the Pattaya scene and I doubt if he will last long.
One of my favourites. Recently built with high class interior.
Best action is after 3am. Good place to take your Thai lady to she will love it. This place is quite similar to Differ. But go with some Thai people or you may not get inside. Its not a very farlang friendly place but if you live here you know how
to act and behave with respect.
The music is House / Club / RnB / Thai .
Drinking is fair priced eg Red Label 1litre 950 Baht mixers are 50 Baht each.
Soi LK Metro
Beer bar opened in November 2011.
Beer bar opened in June 2012 in the venue that was previously Eazy A-GoGo
Coyote dancing. Previously St Tropez. Beware of the lady drinks 120 Baht, but 150-180 Baht have been reported. Bottled beer 80-120 Baht. Barfines reported at 1000 Baht before midnight, 600 after for dancers. 350 Baht for hostesses.
Prices, January 2015:
Barfines are 700 Baht.
Prices from Ishi, June 2012: Draft Beer
The bar has introduced a draft beer at 69 Baht. This is available in Papagayo and the adjoining Next Door Bar
The bar now has 3 new owners, Ivan, Justin and Dirk. They celebrated their acquisition with a party on the 1st November.
They also announced the refurbishment of the venue including adding more sparkle to their lively Coyote Dance Show. The new bar plans to re-open later this month.
Review from Materialsman, Nov 2008: ‘It livens up later’
This was a successful Coyote Bar style bar from it’s inception a couple of years ago, and last time I was in there, at it’s height of success, it was packed to the gills with attractive hostesses, but last night it was looking fairly
The concept has been copied and improved upon by several Coyote style joints, and Papagayos has been left behind somewhat, perhaps due to its location? Besides us, there were only three other customers in the place, plus a couple of whom I
assume were the owners, slumped over the till watching their investment slowly disappearing in front of their very eyes.
All told there were about 15 girls dotted around the bar, inclusive of three girls shuffling around on three corner podiums, but they looked pretty bored with life, on the bright side, the beer was reasonably priced at 80 baht a bottle, and a
couple of the girls were quite attractive, and I am sure the owners would say that ‘it livens up later’, as they always do, but to me it looks like a bar that is slowly dying.
(at the dog leg towards the north end)
New for 2013
Phimai Geordie Beer Bar
Opened January 2011 with competition pool
Soi LK Metro
Phoenix Bar opened on Soi LK Metro on 22nd February. Itis located near Devil's Den.
Restaurant and bar new for June 2009. Also has a live band with a mainly Thai crowd. Closed in autumn 2010.
Pattaya Klang (opposite Carrefour)
Warning Oct 2006: Hidden Cameras
One of the the ladies in our party started to get naughty in our "private room"
There was a knock at the door of our "private room". And we were warned not to "do that". Turns out, after one of the ladies went to see what was up, they showed her the video monitors. They monitor the rooms with a hidden
camera to put a stop to "doing that"...
No sign, no warning just a hidden camera!
(In the small soi off Soi Buakhaow opposite the Sawasdee Siam building)
PinUp Club took over from Fairy Club in March 2017. The bar went dark in January 2018.
Pirates Hostess Club
Soi Full Love Inn,
off Soi Bongkod (Third Road Soi 18)
From 1pm till 1am.
Hostess bar opened inn early November 2015.
Review from Ishi, November 2015: Pirate's Castle
I heard Pirates opened around the 6th November.
At first I imaged fetish bar like The Castle on the 3rd road but it's a normal bar with rooms.
I visited at 7:30pm and I saw 4 hostesses.
All drinks prices are almost the same as Club 4 and 007.
They open from 1pm till 1am.
Review from Dick Farang, November 2015: Piratesses
On Soi Full Love Inn, off Soi Bongkod (Third Road Soi 18), in the same row as the infamous bars 007 and Club 4, a similar bar has opened: Pirates Hostess Club.
To be allowed in, you have to ring the bell. When I entered I was greeted by a disgusting cigarette smell, not a good start. The bar is spacious enough however.
The lighting level was not too high, but Pirates was not as dark as Le Carré Blanc or Le Téléphone. The background music was unobtrusive.
I noticed two other customers and some chubby to very chubby girls. The girl who approached me, spoke virtually no English, but I could find out she was 24 years old, had a 4-year-old son, had started working there two weeks ago and did not like
anal sex. She had a big natural rack and very firm buttocks, but her pot belly turned me off. As she was kind enough I tipped her some 20-baht notes on her strategic zones.
Bottled Heineken 95 baht, no check bin , automatic tipping (no change returned).
3rd Road : Soi 33
(Just north of Pattaya South Road)
Bikers bar, became Stupid Cupid in July 2008, see below
The Place 2 Bee
Soi Leng Kee
(off Soi Buakhao)
Guesthouse with open front bar in a Soi LK Metro shophouse. In August 2007 the bar relocated to Soi Leng Kee but the bar closed in 2016 and became the Red Bull Bar.
(towards south end)
Booze Lounge became Players Lounge in September 2015. Closed in 2016. The bar re-opened on 1st January 2017.
News September 2016: Closed, re-opened and closed
Closed and up for sale in September 2016. However it soon re-opened on 19th September 2016 but that proved a one off and the bar is now closed
Verified January 2014. Beer bar. Listing checked in September 2017.
Review from Malcolm, January 2014: Lean To
This is a grotty lean to, thrown up between 2 buildings. Ladyboys work there as well as a couple of girls. Crap toilets.
Pook Bar (Swan House)
Lady boy bar closed in 2015. Became Pook Swan house P32 Bistro & Bar with no ladyboys
Pook 2 Bar
Lady boy bar.
News from Malcolm, September 2017: Different worlds
The Pook Swan House P32 Bistro & Bar have taken over the single unit between themselves and Scooters and called it Pook 2 Bar. I didn't go in because it was staffed by ladyboys as was the old Pook bar. Looks like the owners now want the best
of both worlds.
Review from Malcolm, May 2016: Reputation Management
Pook Bar on Soi Buakho or to give it's full name Pook Swan House P32 Bistro & Bar, bit of a mouthfull.
I called in during an afternoon. There was a few customers on the outside terrace but I went inside for the aircon. I was the only one inside and the screens scattered around were showing Thai TV programs. I ordered a beer, Singha B65, and a guy
came over and changed the screen in front of me to sports channel.
He introduced himself to me, Graham from Huddersfield in the UK, recently appointed as Manager to bring custom back and rid the reputation of the ladyboys.
It is Thai owned and a lot of money has been spent. All the furniture is new as are the fittings.
The hotel price is B850 a night B&B for walk in customers but if you book it via Agoda it is cheaper. Under Agoda it is listed as the P32 Pattaya Hotel.
I didn't eat eat there but the food I saw being served looked good.
(south of Exzyte)
Live music bar featuring one of Pattaya's best known rock musicians. Home of the Pattaya All Stars
Soi Diana Inn
Bar with the emphasis on football. Closed for redevelopment in Spring 2009
Soi Leng Kee
Opened in December 2014 closed by May 2017
(opposite new hospital)
Comment August 2012:
Great place, friendly, and very reasonable prices wiht great music and Keokee.
Opened 2 weeks ago. The oversize bar that was in the old bar has been cut back and a pool table installed. All the furniture is new. Still small though. Same sliding glass door. 3 tables inside and 3 tables outside. A young Thai guy opened the
door for me who I found out was the manager. Only one staff working called Sara.
Pattaya 2nd Road
(opposite Soi 8)
Beer bar with cheap beer noted at 45 Baht for Singha in May 2014.
(off 2nd Road opposite Soi 8)
Beer bar celebrated 4th anniversary in March 2014. Still going in June 2018.
Guest house and sports bar with free pool. Closed by February 2015
The Red Bull Bar
Soi Leng Kee
(off Soi Buakhao)
Open fronted beer bar took over from the Place 2 Bee in autumn 2016.
News from Dick Farang, November 2016: Refurbished
On Soi Lengkee, where The Place 2 Bee used to be, The Red Bull Bar has opened.
It is also an open-fronted beer bar and it appears to have been completely refurbished.
Red Five Beer bar
Soi LK Metro
Beer bar and guesthouse. Closed in September 2017 and became Boom Bar.
Red Lion Bar
Soi LK Metro
Shop house bar opened in October 2008. Closed in December 2011 to make way for a new coyote bar.
Rehab Bar and Lounge
Coyote dancing bar. Opened on 8th August 2012. Closed in November 2013. The bar has now been converted into open beer bars.
The Rest Stop
Verified December 2013. Beer bar opened in early 2012. Closed by May 2017 and has been merged into the next door booze wholesaler.
Soi Leng Kee
Beer bar and restaurant
Review from Malcolm, September 2015: Screening Success
Retox is a new bar on Soi Lengkee, right hand side towards 3rd Road.
Opened by the previous owner of he Irish Rovers on LK Metro. Very much the same as Irish Rovers but a lot smaller. All new with some tables outside and then through the doors into aircon lounge. Many big screen TV's.
When I walked up there Saturday around 7pm all the bars on the street were either empty or very few customers. When I got to Retox it was wall to wall customers probably due to Chelsea and Arsenal on the TV's.
I didn't see a menu but food is available and I've been told he does a very cheap breakfast.
Bottle of Singha was B60.
When I walked back down some of the other bars were showing the same football match and still quiet. Maybe some of his old customers have followed him but then again the new I-Rovers is busy so maybe it's the big screens and aircon that attracts
The bar is still operating but there is now a for sale sign.
Review from Malcolm, January 2014: Great afternoon stop
Great afternoon stop, and and in the evening too when they have live music. Cheap prices up to 9-00PM and the food is good and cheap also.
Happy hour beers are 50 - 60 Baht and Happy Hour house spirits are 40 - 60 Baht.
I used to enjoy a quiet drink as well as an occasional nightcap in Rich Bar on Buakhao but mostly it was my 'afternoon' bar as well as a good place for the night shift to convene before heading off into the night.
Soi Pattaya New Plaza
(Off 2nd Road opposite to Soi 8)
New for 2015. The theme is UK mod culture from the 60s.
Cmment from Malcolm, May 2016: Silencer problem
Called in Scooters Bar, Soi Buakhao the other night . Didn't stay long. The music was far too loud. Couldn't have a conversation.
Review from Malcolm, September 2015: Scooting around
Scooter's Bar on Soi Buakhao is next to the now closed Pook Bar.
It is very nice inside. A few full sized scooters and walls covered in photos.. The English owner was giving instructions to a builder. and then was talking the staff but completely ignored the only customer, me. No price list but orange juice was
Shanghai is open but not sure what as. Outside sign has happy hours from 10am to 8pm. Called in tonight, Tuesday at 7pm. Nothing going on inside and just me and a couple of other customers sat outside. One of the girls came over and joined me and
her English wasn't good. Asked her if it was still a gogo bar and she said 3 girls come on Thursday to dance.
Happy (not too happy) hour Singha B75
News from Dick Farang, May 2017: Re-opened
After more than a year Shanghai on Soi Lengkee has finally (re)opened. It looks more like an ordinary beer bar than like a gogo and appears to close before midnight.
Shearers Blues & Sports Bar
Beer bar, diner & guesthouse became a restaurant in late 2008.
Beer bar. Small beers at 40 Baht, large at 60 Baht.
The Smugglers Bar
Originally located at the the north end of Soi Buakhao and then moved south to the centre portion in December 2013. The bar was demolished in October 2014 but moved to Soi Chayaphun in 2015. The bar was closed by May 2017 and is now a massage
Soi LK Metro
Sports Bar and Cafe opened 1st September 2017.
Review from Malcolm, September 2017: A good tip
Snippets Sports Bar & Cafe. single unit next to Scooters Bar and opened 10 days ago. Everything new inside with a horse racing theme. One side is glass with a door onto the passage to the Metropole Apartments, the other wall has horse racing
photo's. 2 big screen TV's, one with Aussie horse racing and the other with pop music video's at a reasonable sound level.
Singha B70. about 5 girls working and no hassle from them. It's owned by an Aussie guy who used to be a jockey.
Took over from the relocated Barbie Bar before May 2017. Versified again in September 2017.
Review from Malcolm, September 2017: Old friends
When I went in, one of the old staff from the original Barbie Bar recognised me. All three staff were from there. Friendly but getting on a bit. Singha very reasonable at B95 for two. One other customer when I went in but he left and I was the
only one in for hour I was there.
Since there is a structural shortage of lesbian/bi ladies in Pattaya, it may be useful to no that a girl here, Orn is a lesbian, she -purely for economic reasons- also caters for men and I do have to admit that she gives a hell of a BBBJ!
Our bar is the only place in Pattaya where you can try Jelly Vodka and Pepper Vodka shots. Our famous parties are well remembered all over the world. Our customers take home sweet memories about time spent in UP2U Bar. Many of them come back year
after year for great drinks, entertainment or else… We constantly update our picture galleries, please return to our web site and check our latest pictures for familiar and new faces.
As you know, most vodka will be sold as plain vodka. We have it, but our specialty is a Pepper Vodka. A Pepper Vodka looks like slightly reddish whiskey. As majority of people think, Russian and Ukrainian Pepper Vodka is the most popular remedy in
those countries. Peter the Great was a great fan of pepper vodka. Connoisseurs say that it helps cure all diseases and ailments. They say it wonderfully helps at happy or sorrowful times. It is no use to argue with people, as they seem to be
better aware of the issue.
Verified January 2014. Guest house. Closed by May 2017 and the building has split into Ned Kelly bar and guesthouse and the the Traveller's Rest bar and guesthouse.
Pattaya Tai: Soi 16
New gentlemen's Club opened in January 2017. Dark in January 2018. Maybe limped on after that and is now sporting a prominent for sale sign. Became Babylon Gentlemen's Club in spring 2019.
Venus Love Lounge
(Just north of Pattaya Klang)
Short time bar new for 2009. Intermittent opening in 2011/12 and currently closed and up for sale. re-opened in December 2013 but didn't last long. Re-opened on 1st May 2014 but closed by September 2016:
A great place to watch the Premiership football at the weekend They have six different screens each showing a different game so your likely to catch your team. The food wasn’t great though.
Review August 2007: Your Typical Pub
Strange for a themed pub but the restaurant appeared a little formulaic. There are several 'English' pubs in Pattaya, none of them offer hostesses for a chat with your meal, all expect you to be interested in the sport on TV and all seem to buy
their meals from the same microwave/Boil in the bag catering suppliers.
Still the service was good, the meals were inexpensive, they were perfectly good quality and had good sized portions.
Now if only I could find an 'English' pub that would supply a pretty dinner companion.
Pattaya bars most likely to be listed are those that occupy a permanent looking standalone building. Beer bars in complexes will not be listed unless mentioned in dispatches. Gay/Thai/Karaoke bars are not listed due to a lack of expertise in those
areas. Gogo bars are listed on a separate page. I have added food reviews but this is not a comprehensive service. I will only list eateries where people have submitted comments
The following reviews are those that I come across on the web, in guide books, from contributors and of course from my own visits. Reviewers may be unreasonably harsh and bar owners may present a rosy picture of their bars...so don't take
everything at face value...go and see for yourself. Click on the street name to obtain a map of the bar area.
And a couple of words of warning:
In short time rooms...keep an eye on your wallet to ensure that it stays with you long time.
To those with Thai wives, be aware of the motor cycle taxi network used to keep tabs on errant husbands.