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.
If anyone would like to add a review or information please email Dave at email@example.com
Amazing Paradise Bar has a massive stable of girls and flat screen TVs. Not sure which there was more of....
The majority of lookers were pulling punters in from the street and sadly that's what they continued to do once we were in the bar. Company in the bar was provided by a more mature group of ladies. We managed to grab the sofas by the entrance and it
was a good vantage point for watching the girls out front and the girls passing by.
Don't want to appear fussy but I would rate only 3 or 4 of the girls as being worthy of my dosh.
A busy bar and so are a few of the bars either side of it. It has quite a few girls in the bar, probably around 20, some good lookers amongst them. A no hassle bar in terms of lady drinks .
Good afternoon happy hour prices, but the place doesn't really come alive until the evening when the girls come on duty. Happy hour prices 45 Baht for bottle of Singha.
One of the better open air bars in town.
Review from Pattaya-Live
May 2008: Good prices and friendly girls
The girls there are always friendly and enjoy just playing the games and trying to entice a farang to take them home. They are however choosy and the mama does not pressure them to leave with anyone. Good prices and friendly girls what more is there
to ask for?
Review July 2006: Watching Out For Own Goals
I randomly selected the bar for a bit of World Cup viewing. I chatted a while to a friendly Australian but he departed in search of an Australian Rules football match rather than the World Cup.
England were being a little boring so I opted for a bit of people watching. The girls seemed to be enjoying themselves watching the game, chatting or playing the dice game behind the bar. They were a distinctly average crew but there were four decent
looking girls that were posted as welcome girls.
I spent some time looking out for some potential customers to walk past and to be 'welcomed in'. I was wondering whether the attractive welcome girls would pair off with the newcomer or whether the newcomer would just be dumped with the average girls
behind the bar. (And then he would, no doubt, take one beer and leave pronto).
My theory will have to wait for another day though...there simply were no customers to be seen. When it started raining cats & dogs I had to abandon the research and return to the strikerless England display.
Bar 52 (the old bar) is still next to the Eastiny Place, but it is now being ran by Kung's younger brother Mee, same bar no changes excellent.
But there is now a new B.52 at the bottom end of Soi 8, which is ran by Kung and Steffano. It is now indoors and therefore has aircon, also sells food, and they also have rooms for rent. Same great clientel great service, great bar.
Restaurant and bar that has an annual closure period in low season.
Note from Dick Farang, January 2016: Noisy
When eating at Bier Stüble you can 'enjoy' blaring music from both sides: Bailey's and Silver Star 2 A-GoGo.
Review from Dick Farang, November 2014: Cosy
One of my favourite restaurants in Pattaya is German owned and long established Bier Stüble on Soi 7.
(Bier means beer and Stüble is a diminutive of Stube , a cosy room; " herein in die gute Stube " means something like "welcome to my place").
With a bit of luck you can hear the "beat" of their neighbours Silver Star 2 A-GoGo.
They have excellent soups, such as Linsensuppe (German style, not Indian or Arab style, green lentil soup), Nudelsuppe (German style, not Thai style, noodle soup with scrambled eggs) and Leberknödelsuppe (liver dumpling soup), a typical Bavarian dish.
Among their main dishes are Sauerbraten (marinated, braised beef) with Rotkohl (red cabbage) or salad and Spätzle (typical egg and flour noodles) or potatoes, and Kaßler (slightly smoked, slightly brined, steamed pork loin) with Sauerkraut (fermented
white cabbage) and mashed potatoes.
If you order Sauerbraten the waitresses will ask you what you want it with; they have a strange way of pronouncing the word Rotkohl .
Do not hesitate to ask mustard with the Kaßler .
Note that this restaurant is closed in low season for about three and a half months. The owner leaves for Europe in the second half of May and comes back to Pattaya in the first half of September.
The bar is currently receiving a bit of a facelift.
March 2006: Farm Fresh Girls
Ugly old women, and farm fresh girls, nothing in the middle, beer not so cold (has turned me on to the idea of ice in the beer), good place to take a shit if needed (hey its important to know a good shitter on each and every soi). Still fun as a great
daytime people watcher
The owner reports about the trials and tribulations of running a bar on the Pattaya forums under the board name Hammer. The Bar complex was redeveloped from May to July 2008. Moved to Soi Diana in September 2012.
News September 2012: A New Cherry
Citing a declining walk by trade in Soi 8 and a inclining rent, Adam of Cherry Bar has decided to upsticks and move to Soi Diana.
So Cherry Bar is now located in the clutch of beer bars between Megabreak Pool and Papagayo.
Adam has always earned a good trade via proactive contribution to Pattaya nightlife and Pattaya forums and should do well in the upcoming Soi Buakhao area.
March 2006: Popular Host
Hammer seems a very popular host, many reports of useful assistance to newbies and the bar is well established as the meeting/starting point of many a Pattaya bar crawl.
The bar seems lively and successful enough probably assisted by visitors from PattayaTalk. Certainly overshadows neighbouring bars.
Pattaya Soi 8 (centre)
Beer bar didn't re-appear after the new Baron Complex development
It's a friendly bar run by Phil who I think has had the bar for about 14 years.
The bar has a few ex-pat regulars who are normally a friendly bunch. Also the bar has a number of holidaymakers who make it there regular when they are in town.
June 2006: My Place
You could do worse than pop down my place. The Coral Reef bar opposite the Sunshine hotel. Decent 70's/80's music, friendly staff and a decent bunch of lads, both holiday makers and expats. No air con, sorry but plenty of fans and a good view of the
nightly parade up and down the soi!!
The Dennis The Menace bar is good, big screen for watching sport and cheap drinks. Liam the manageress is really nice.
Review by Nightmarch, January 2006: Cleaner and Fresher
The Dennis The Menace beer boozer is certainly cleaner and fresher than most of its rivals in Fun Town and offers a good happy hour. Their advertising says 'Campanologists welcome'. Yes, I had to look up the word as well: it means bell ringers. High
season usually has plenty of two-week millionaires prepared to turn campanologist with very little urging, so Dennis and his damsels should be doing OK.
(Near Beach Road)
German owned beer bar popular with the lady boys. Closed in May 2011
Although I do agree with a small bit there are a few idiots and low life’s in the bar, it also has a good bunch of colourful characters drinking there, when all the other bars are empty this place is full it is still one of the best afternoon
bars in patts. I have always had a good time in the eagle I have been drinking there for years, only in the afternoon though
Review from Chris, May 2006: A Bit of Banter
I would like to add that the eagle bar was sound when I was there. I found it the best place to chill and have a drink in the day. I didn't take any of the girls from the bar as I knew that I probably wouldn't have then gone back again the day after
(me being bit of a butterfly!). Just didn't want to miss out! The girls were so easy to get on with and unlike other bars conversation went past 'take me with you' or 'buy me lady drink' they could join in a bit of banter as good as the English lads
sat around. Brilliant bar can't wait to see them again
Good girls and lots of good music. The owner still comes over and says hello every time I go back whether it 6 months a year or 18 months, never ever forgets you.
My fave bar is the 5 Star, Beach Rd and soi 10 by Mikes Shopping Mall. Friendly girls, great sound system, and one of the best views. Mama is always cooking something to feed you and she will ring the bell.
A popular bar at the end of the walk along the Beach Road street market stalls. Before the starting on the return leg one can partake in a reasonably priced drink.
The bar seems to have connections with the US military and also with bikers. The mementos and photos and the walls demonstrate this affiliation.
Beer bar. Keep an eye on the bill. Singha beer 40 Baht but lady drinks 130 Baht. Noted as a forum favourite in February 2014.
Review by Lindsay, Aug 2007: Happiness is a Cold Towel
On my last trip to Pattaya I drank most days (during the afternoon) at Happiness Star bar in Soi 7. Having stopped originally just for a quick beer the staff were very friendly and not at all pushy just ensured that I had a good time.
On my daily return they remembered my name and continued with their friendly attitude. Several could speak good English which helped.
The beer was cold, the prices friendly and I noticed that they were the only bar that offered me cold face towel this trip. Last year and prior years most bars the towel was the first thing offered after you had ordered a drink. Maybe times are tough
for the bar business and cost saving policies are in place. Hope happiness Star bar keeps the good work up.
A bottle of Heineken is 280 baht - even more expensive than a Bacardi Breezer at 200 baht. When I questioned the Manager about the price she claimed the inflated beer price was for the 'excellent' live music one can experience in their establishment.
If you are ordering a beer in Hard Rock, stick to the Singha which is priced at 130 baht
Heaven & Hell
Beer bar noted as a favourite on the Pattaya forums
This has been my local bar in Pattaya for a few years. A great bar to meet up with friends old and new. It's in the middle of Soi 7 and run by John, a great bloke from England. He has some stunning girls working there and it's always busy. Not one of
those beer bars where nothing ever happens and you sit there bored senseless with mind numbing bar games.
I go in regularly to start off with a few no hassle looseners before hitting the strip.
If you would like a comfortable bar to escape the madness of soi 8 I find ILE a Finnish bar across from the Sunshine hotel a perfect place to relax. The padded couches surrounded by fans keeping one cool is perfect for taking a well deserved timeout.
The service girls are friendly and never hassle. Sometimes I just like to sit there watching the world go by chowing down a kebab purchased nearby.
I visited the Nice Bar Soi 8 during my trip 2006. The prices were very reasonable and the girls chatty and not pushy. The owner or mamasun was celebrating her sons birthday and he cut his cake while I was there and I was offered a piece. By then I felt
like one of the family and my whole visit to the bar was relaxing and enjoyable. I recommend a visit to anyone strolling in Soi 8
Coyote dancing bar opened September 2007 in the reception area of the old Prince Hotel. Closed by February 2008. The bar then become Bada Bing which didn't last long and closed.
Oliver Twist Old English Pub
Pattaya Klang (Beach Road end) Oliver Twist Old English Pub
Themed English pub with food but no hostesses. From the same team as the Ali Baba restaurant located above the restaurant. However word of mouth advertising did not pan out for the restaurant so it was rebranded as Bennigans in October 2007, see entry
There are three bars together and they are a very friendly lot in all. I use the Passport a bit as a start or end of evening bar. The girls are a mixed bag like most bars some good some well but they are great fun and are not to pushy for drinks and bar
fines. The normal games are played and also has a few pool tables which are very good for Pattaya. The WC is clean and FREE. They have live music which is a relief from my normal watering holes on Soi7/8.The band play a wide range of stuff and one can
still hear yourself speak when they are playing. All in all a good bar to start or end the night
I like it a lot but it is 50/50 sometimes good, sometimes not, by good I mean the fish and chips cooked nicely, more fish than batter, not too greasy, the tartar sauce is always lovely. I would settle for the Pig but am annoyed about how unpredictable
The best falang food in Pattaya. Fish, chips and mushy pea's being my number 1. Enough said.
Review April 2007: Unwelcoming
The restaurant was busy, not full. The welcome girl suggested a crappy table by the door and I suggested that I would prefer somewhere else. She decided the restaurant was full and showed me to the door. Never again.
I love to start the day here where I can be assured of a nice refreshing pint.
The pub is very comfortable, and I like to sit by the window, and do a spot of people-watching, or sit near a TV screen and watch a few music videos or read the sport in the Bangkok Post.
The food in my experience, is always good . Full English breakfast , highly recommended. While most Farangs seem to order Fish and Chips, steak and so on, I've enjoyed many great Thai meals here , Green Chicken Curry, Stir fry Thai noodle with Pork, all
good stuff, fresh, tasty, and cheap.
Girls (staff) wear cute little blue dresses too, nice and short!
A pint of Guinness is 160 Baht
November 2005: Comfortable
Pig N Whistle is good, they have comfortable seats and a nice decor.
Noted for week in week out reliability. Around Bt189 for beef or pork and another Bt100 or so for lamb. Note that it's not carvery
Beer bar and guesthouse. The long time part owner became the full owner and changed the name of the bar in autumn 2012. Previously Anna Jet Bar. Still going strong in October 2014 with barfines noted as 300 Baht.
AT the early hour of 8pm the bar seemed well stocked with pretty girls. Presumably they will get depleted rapidly as the night rolls on.
Possibly the 'Premier' is a reference to the Premier League, particularly as the bar was showing an Everton match when I visited. I have a feeling that any fan would prefer to listen to the commentary though, which was pretty nigh on impossible. A band
playing Shadows numbers seemed to be top of the cacophony table.
We went there for lunch last year 2007. The waitress was rude to my wife, the pork roast I could have repaired my shoes with the rubbish and we were the only customers there at the time and I’m not surprised if what we were served up with is the
Maybe it was our turn to have their bad experience or it was an off day but the place isn’t cheap. I’m in the industry and I don’t bother to complain, I just don’t go back however after having great meals at Secrets and the French
restaurant towards the end of Walking Street Le Notte, and Sailors Bar in Soi 8 what a disappointment.
Rosie’s promotes themselves as a traditional English, Continental and Thai food establishment so maybe they are not training their staff to cover such a range of fare. Or as I said maybe it was an off day.
I had the fish & chips special and it was very good, at least for us American guys.
A highly regarded restaurant next door to the Pig & Whistle. Has received several nominations for best roast dinner in Pattaya
Review from Andrew, January 2012: Go Easy on the Mai Tai
I'm in the oil game, 4 on, 4 off, guess where I spend my 4 off ?
I've been using the Sailor Bar Soi 8, must be coming on 4 years. Its got to be one of the cheapest bars in Pattaya. There is a little restaurant at the back I use it a lot, especially if I am entertaining a little Thai number.
There are some girls that are very nice, I suppose beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I usually drink in here as my first stop of the night, great meet place, its handy for Soi 7/8 and Walking Street.
The beer is cheap, but I'm a big fan of the cocktails, the Mia Tia is well recommended.
The Mamasam is a big bird that never smiles, the same as a lot of the staff.
But on the plus side, if you want cheap drink, and cheap acceptable food, this is the place to be.
Oh big word of warning, go easy on the Mai Tai, 2 max or you will be having an early bed and waking up the next morning saying, WHAT HAPPENED DARLING... So you've been warned...
When just relaxing and not in major hunting mode I like the Sailor Bar on Soi 8. Cheap drinks all day - beers 40 -45 baht, all other drinks and cocktails no more than 60-65 baht. Food pretty good. The odd looker or 2 working there. No hustle or hassle.
Has a few pretty girls who may be up for a sound thrashing at Pool. Strangely shows movies on TV when there is absolutely no chance of hearing the soundtrack. Somehow it kept my Thai companions amused. I could not see why.
Pattaya Soi 8
Open Beer bar. Closed in the low low season of 2009
Pattaya Soi 7
Beer bar, now Denis the Menace, see above
(junction of Pattaya Central Road)
Up market bar new for January 2010
Pattaya Soi 8
Beer bar. Most of the central section beer bars were closed by 2013
I had noticed a few lovelies in there so we tried the place again tonight. We hooked up with some nice ladies and I thought she might be the one for tonight but when some guy turned up with a hookah she lost all interest in me and bolted to the hookah.
It must have been good stuff, as she never came back.
Bottled beer at 50 Baht for Tiger during Happy Hour and 55 Baht later
Review from Pattaya Chat, May 2006: Sanuck
I've tended to use "We are the World Bar" as somewhere to go with a girl on the way back to hotel, the live music does make a big difference and I think that it is that that attracts many.
The beer is also fairly cheap and it's a very laid back and friendly place; I've had much sanuck with the staff there. You don't get much hassles for lady drinks either but company is immediately available if you want it.
Can also get food right outside from the passing Beach Road travelling caterers and the staff don't mind you eating in the bar, though it's even better to share some with them
Cheap beer and some decent looking girls at night. The daytime crew leaves a bit to be desired in the looks department, but sanuk mak at night.
Managed by Tian. He also runs the Eagle Bar, the World Wide A GoGo and the World Wide Bar.
A nice bar to take a Thai girl as they love to watch rather than just listen and the music there is not bad, with 3 good singers.
All serve 50 baht Hieneken
Pattaya Soi 8
Bar and restaurant
World Wide Beer Bar
Beer bar closed in April 2018 to make way for hotel development.
Notes, Jan 2010: Prices
Bottled Chang up to 50 Baht.
I like world wide bar across from the chemist corner soi 7 and moo 9 as my daytime drinking place. Very friendly girls no hassles no asking for lady drinks and no loud music.
Managed by Tian. He also runs the Eagle Bar, the World Wide A GoGo and the We are the World Bar.
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.