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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Open beer bar that lends its name to the entire beer bar complex. There is a boxing ring in the centre of the complex
Pattaya Soi 13/3 (Soi Pattayaland 1)
Started out as a GoGo for the new year of 2009. The venue was previously Spicy Girls A-GoGo. The bar has ownership connections with the Eden/Harley Bar. During the low season of 2010 the bar proclaimed itself to be a pub rather than a gogo. Closed in
August 2010. Re-opened as an open bar in December 2010. This didn't work out and the venue is now a restaurant
Comment from Dick Farang, November 2014: Still Going
Billion Beer Bar on Soi 13/3 (Pattayaland 1) still exists, but as I saw only a fatty (one) sitting there I was not inclined to have a beer there.
News Dec 2006: Going Up
Now 600 Baht all in
Review by Swanks, Sept 2006: Best Bargain in Patts
Sometimes a bar "Comes into its own" Almost by accident really!
Billion suddenly has been transformed from a 'no hoper' into a very nice and welcoming watering hole! I do suspect it is more by accident than design, but it really has a lot going for it now!
Drinks are not 'rock bottom' but ok! Lady drinks not anywhere near Walking street prices!
But the policy of just charging 500 baht at the bar for girl and room must make them one of the best bargains in Patts! Tip the girl if you want to but it doesn't seem to be expected and the
girls are just as good as anything I have seen on Soi 6!
The whole place has a nice 'Pub' atmosphere and you can enjoy a relaxing drink at the bar and chat to the 'Chinese' owner and mamasan, and stroke her small dog which often sleeps on the counter! The mutt has an uncanny facial resemblance to her but don't
tell her I said so!
If it gets on your nerves, sort of, give it a bit of a shove! Just tell mamasan it fell! Lands on all 4 paws like a cat!
I'm going to get the little sod pissed next week! It's sort of taken to me now so it should be a laugh!
Blue House Bar
Pattaya Soi 13/3 (Soi Pattayaland 1)
Blow job/Short time bar closed by 2018.
Best Friend Beer Bar Complex
After closing as a GoGo bar in early 2010 it changed to an open coyote format but closed in July 2010.
Blue Parrot Bar
Beach Road 13/4: ( Soi Pattayaland 2 )
Mexican bar & diner. Closed by August 2018.
Blue Sea Bar
Pattaya Soi 12
Beer bar on Beach Road closed in 2007 and converted to a food joint, WrapIt. The bar has now relocated to Soi 12 and expanded into being a bar and restaurant with rooms. Gone by 2018.
Large open Beer bar. Listing confirmed in August 2018.
Large beer bar always seems to have plenty of girls throughout the daytime hours as well as at night. It often seems that the prettiest of the girls are safely locked away on cashier/bar tending duty.
Bar Tale from Lean, December 2010: Happy Customer
In October 2010, I had the distinct pleasure of BF'ing the sweetest, sexiest 19 year old in Pattaya at Bodega bar. They charged an extra 50B. Tall, lean, cute, farm-fresh from Issan... Man, I hit the jackpot, repeated with her for 2 more nights. I'll
look for her, if she's still there, on my return to Pattaya in Jan 2011.
Long running beer bar without bargirls. Stan and Colin, the proprietors of the Cheers laid-back boozer celebrated 18 years in business in Fun Town in the same location, on 18 November 2006. Closed by 2018.
Cherry Bar Too
(Between Soi 13 and Soi Yamato)
Hammer of Cherry Bar fame bought this bar as a replacement during renovation of Cherry Bar. Opened in May 2008, previously Butterfly Bar. Closed in August 2009.
Famous as a GoGo, then a coyote bar, but became a live music bar in March 2017.
News January 2017: Construction classes
Classroom seems to have made the decision to drop dancing altogether. The current inside bar has been gutted and builders are producing something new. The bar was subsequently reborn as a live music venue.
Review from Dick Farang, September 2014: 30 year old schoolgirls
Classroom A-GoGo on Pattayaland 2 (Soi 13/4) is a faded glory that I only visit when I happen to be in the neighbourhood during the afternoon and I desperately need a fresh beer in an air-conditioned environment, in other words not very often.
The venue is split into three units now, separated by (sliding) windows and glass doors.
The rightmost unit seems to serve as a beer bar with access from the street.
The leftmost unit contains two small stages with chrome poles and some seating but only serves as a passage to the toilets.
In the middle unit behind the main entrance, where the action takes place, is a small straight stage with three chrome poles on the right-hand side and seating on the left-hand side.
There were seven dancers of about thirty years old, which was younger than I had expected there.
Three of them were on stage and they went on and off stage one at a time.
Their outfits consisted of a black top over a bra, a checked skirt of 30 to 40 centimetres, black stockings with suspenders and stilettos.
One of them was wearing a black bolero with a huge red bra under it.
I was the only customer.
In-house prices: one lady, one hour: 2,000 baht; two ladies, two hours: 4,000 baht.
Bottled Heineken 130 baht (happy hour 100 baht), lady drinks 100 baht (wine, beer, tequila, etc. 130 baht).
What I find strange is that gogos on Soi LK Metro (by police order ?) are not allowed to open before 6 p.m., whereas Classroom on Pattayaland 2, the gogos on Soi Post Office and on Soi Yamato and probably also Tahitian Queen on Beach Road and Tim Bar
Beer on Second Road open in the afternoon.
News March 2013: The bell rings on dancing class
There are reports on the Pattaya forums that Classroom has given up on dancers. The bar now sports a few hostesses, but barfines are maintained at GoGo level.
Review August 2010: Over
Classroom A-GoGo has long been banished from the Thai-Anxiety GoGo listings for wearing way too many clothes. And the girls are still over dressed with the usual Britney Spears attire complete with skirt, knickers, blouse and bra.
There were maybe 15 girls in the bar of which 7 were dancing an over long roster. They were below average but there were a couple of dancers that were attractive enough. On average, a little over aged and over weight. I wonder if letting the girls wear
so many clothes may rather attract the girls who need to cover up.
The girls seem friendly and willing to come across for a chat.
The draft beer is well over priced at 100 Baht.
Surely as a GoGo the bar offers poor value. But the bar seems to have an alternative role as a hangout bar along the lines of TQ1. There seemed to be quite a few customers having a chat on the high level part of the bar. They were generally chatting
amongst themselves and ignoring the dancing.
Review from Malcolm May 2010: Overdressed
Can't say much more than has already been said. Overdressed girls Draught beer B65, ladydrink B125
Review June 2008: Gone Coyote
The bar calls itself a gogo but the Thai-Anxiety definition of a gogo is that there should be dancing girls wearing bikinis or preferably less. This bar no longer qualifies as all the girls wear skirts, knickers, tops and bras. The style is Britney
Spears school wear which my provide some recompense for the lack of showing.
The dancers were a little below average. There were about 20 girls in the bar of which 4 or 5 were dancing on stage.
The beer price was way above average at 100 Baht for a glass surely smaller than a bottled beer. Strangely the other drinks prices are not so expensive with most choices being in the 100-120 Baht range. There is a happy hour for afternoon drinkers though
There were a fair number of customers in the bar so all can't be too bad. But nobody made much effort to get me to stay very long. I probably had a scowl on my face from the 100 Baht draft beer.
Review by polleke Oct 2007: Consistent
The bar seems to be very stable and seems to hang in
The bar still remains the same, although I found an improvement on the line-up since my last visit. There were plenty of average girls and a couple of better looking ones.
Not so many customers.
My friends loved the place, especially the schoolgirls outfits. The girls were very friendly and up for a chat and a bit hands on fun.
Just a well run agogo and one of the longest running ones in Patts.
I myself was remembered by a girl I barfined 7 months ago. Those girls have long memories.
Another place well worth watching sporting activities is the Clinic sports bar down in Soi Yamato. This is especially so for sports such as football and motor racing, rather than in the confines of a bedroom.
Pattaya Soi 13/1 (Soi Yamato)
Closed in 2009. Re-opened in the winter of 2009/2010. Closed again by 2014.
Pattaya Soi 13/3 ( Soi Pattayaland 1 )
Became CoCo Bar in autumn 2010.
Pattaya Soi 13/3 (Soi Pattayaland )
Cockwell Inn became CoCo Bar in autumn 2010 and closed by 2018.
Pattaya Soi 13/3 (Soi Pattayaland 1)
New for summer 2015 at the corner of Beach Road. Closed by May 2016
The interior renovation retains the huge hospitable bar but with more comfy seating, fourteen TV screens, two pool tables, a new band stand which is the scene for live music Wednesday, Thursday and Friday nights from 8.00 pm till midnight. (Lee Shamrock
is also scheduled to perform).
The walls are decorated with unique pictures of Celtic women whose exploits during the Viking invasion became legendary and conferred their reputation as fearsome warriors and romantic heroines.
Dicey Reilly's The result is a friendly, contemporary entertainment destination with a laid-back ambiance and Gaelic vibes.
Cat told us that a unique forthcoming attraction will be the arrival of a 5 metre long shuffle board. For the uninitiated (like us) players use broom-shaped paddles to push pucks down a narrow court into the scoring area.
The menu features good, honest pub grub with an Irish twist plus a small selection of Thai dishes,
I fancied a nice bit of grub one night so I treated me and Missus to a meal in Hopf.
Glad to see it's not a gay bar anymore. Steak was nice and service excellent. Bit expensive but worth a go and Pizza's and Knuckle ham looked lovely.
From Steve, Nov 2006: Discriminatory Policies
I’ve been eating in the Hopf Brauhaus on Beach Road for four years. The place has an interesting pseudo-gothic interior decoration. The food comes in large portions and is good quality, though hardly gourmet (and they totally overdo the tomatoes
in/on just about everything!). The staff are efficient and mostly quite friendly.
However, I recently took a friend who has a foot deformity there to eat. To cut a long story short, he was denied entry because he didn’t have what they deemed to be ‘proper’ footwear. What did they expect? He can’t wear normal
shoes. Anyway, after discussing this with one of the senior waiters that I knew (one of the guys wearing a green jacket), he stood by the doorman’s decision to refuse my friend entry.
I was so damned embarrassed by this. My friend seemed to blame himself for us being refused entry. He was almost in tears as we went off to Pizza Hut to eat. What could I do? It was my stupid idea to take him there as I had always liked the place before
this incident. In spite of the Hopf brauhaus being one of the largest and evidently most prosperous restaurants in Pattaya, it has no wheelchair access either.
So be warned, avoid the place if you have a physical handicap. Personally I have decided that I will never eat there again, they made me feel so small. Up to you if you want to support a restaurant with these discriminatory policies.
From Jil in Pattaya , June 2006: Italian tenor
We met up with Rick and Da at the Hopf Brewery on Walking Street at 11:00 on Saturday night. Why? Because it is only on Saturdays when one of the owners, Enzo, gets up on stage to sing: Yes, Pattaya's only Italian tenor cum human beat box. He really is
exceptional, and the place just goes wild when he sings.
The Hopf Brewery still has great beer. Order their home-brewed wheat beer and at 11:00, enjoy the show.
Summer 2005: No Smoking
Seems popular with the Asian tour parties probably because this is one of the few bars that don't focus on female companionship.
The live band are competent and play the usual pop/rock material but they feature a jazzier treatment than most.
The beer is good but a little expensive.
I found the metal detector search on entry a little off putting, it makes you wonder if they have something to fear from protection racketeers or thugs. Maybe they working with a thought to further royal vistors.
Beer Bar. Closed in December 2008 but re-opened in January 2009. Listing confirmed in August 2018.
Review from Malcolm, May 2012: Ups and Downs
Called in Kittens Bar on Soi 13/2. Its a short time bar and I ended up with a lovely girl. But the room was crap complete with a water tank plumbed in by one of Thailand's finest, the shower was down the landing, but she more than made up for it.
Went back again for a second helping with the same girl. This time went to a different room, en-suite, large, it was good and so was the service again.
They have replaced the broken neon sign with a new electronic one but not saying alcohol corner now. Now has a new pool table but Singha and San Migel are now B90.
Top side for a beer bar. Still nicest toilets in town.
News from Malcolm, Jan 2012: A toilet worthy of a tip
Someone at Madam T's must have seen my comments about the toilet - a tip jar has appeared!
Review from Malcolm, May 2012: Still the nicest toilet in Pattaya
Back here in Pattaya after 2 years. One noticeable difference is the lack of cold towels. 5 years ago almost every bar you went into gave you a cold towel on entry. In 4 days I've only been in 1 bar that gives them, Madam T on second road which still has
the nicest toilets in Pattaya. The neon sign alcohol corner has been smashed though.
Review from Malcolm, January 2010: Nicest toilet in Pattaya
1st small neon sign you see says Alcohol Corner. Pleasant bar, pleasant staff, no hassle.
You must call in there just to see the toilet. Got to be nicest toilet in Pattaya.
Magic Fun 2 Bar
Pattaya Soi 13/1 (Soi Yamato)
Beer bar, closed March 2006. Now La Bamba ladyboy bar
2nd Road (corner Soi 13/2)
Beer bar with restaurant and cabaret (miming lady boys and girls) Became New Malibu Show Bar in September 2014
Soi Pattayaland 2 (Soi 13/4)
Bar and restaurant set opened in August 2014. Replaces the long running New Orleans restaurant but didn't last long.
Most of the girls in front were rather old and not that good looking. I really didn't expect much as I walked in and they all cheered and the girls in the bars on either side let out a little cry. I sat down and a surprisingly cute little thing kneeled
down in front of me and gave me the usual what would you like to drink.
3 Tigers later I found my nerve to head upstairs still not sure what to expect in the upstairs bar. Walking into the little upstairs bar no one was in there but us, which relieved me. I sat on a bar stool, which as she got into it was a mistake because
the seat top wasn't bolted to the legs and it slid around a lot. I waived her to stop and to head over to the chairs, right at that moment standing there with my hard on another girl walked in to sit behind the counter, I stood there for a moment
confused and the little cutey that I never got her name just pulled me to a seat where she recommenced her incredibly poor blow job.
At that moment 3 more girls and 3 really, I mean really old guys walked in with them and they just dropped trousers without a care. The wrinkly old man sack actually killed my viagra fueled hard on instantly. Knowing there was no way in Hell I was going
to blow after that sight. I pulled my pants up. I ran to the counter, paid and got out of there as fast as I could.
350 Baht for BBBJCIM in upstairs bar. 600 Baht for half hour BJ in private room
An interesting (actually scary) situation occurred during my last trip. Like everyone else, I have my our daily routine, which included foot massage, dick massage (Soi BJ) etc...among other things. So one day I entered pump station and befriended a US
airforce pilot on his 3-day break. He was new to the scene and we chatted for a while and ended up choosing a girl each and walked upstairs.
We got seated pants down and were being cleaned when I got this sudden doubt about this 'girl's gender. I wondered out this out loud to him...Before I warned him he has to be careful how he handles the retreat given that we are locked inside a small dark
upstairs room (in my case had my passport with me since I had just cashed my TC, he demanded (although politely) that his lady prove her gender. She proceeded to pull his hand towards her fully covered chest...but both of us were unconvinced. The obvious
next demand followed at which point, the Katoey got up, got hold on the solid ash-tray and hurled it towards me. Yes me! My girl had just begun her act down below and this flying ash-tray in my direction shrunk my dick in a fraction of a second ;-) I
ducked, got up and walked backwards (still with my pants down)...At this point my shocked new-friend held tried to restrain the katoey who was charging angrily towards me with little success. Mind you we were the only two guys in this upstairs dark room.
Long story cut short...I managed to shield myself with this pilot friend, the katoey still trying to 'kill' me. I believe that at the moment since she was unwilling to reason, negotiate (we both offered her several hundred dollars, even thousands but to
no avail)...Somehow we managed to get downstairs still walking backwards until we got to the main bar. At which point I got a little bold and we tried to complain to the mamasan. She did nothing.
Pussy Galore Sports Bar
Pattaya Soi 13/3
Long running beer bar with aircon. Closed in 2015 but re-opened by May 2016.
Beer bar and restaurant. Norwegian owned with Norwegian Food. It is presented more as a restaurant than a beer bar. Listing confirmed in August 2018.
Reader review March 2007: Good Grub
I ate breakfast in the Sailor Inn twice in March 2007. It was the best breakfast I've ever had anywhere in Thailand in more than 20 years of coming back to The Land of Smiles. The meals were enormous and delicious as well as great value.
I highly recommend this place for grub.
(Between Soi 13 and Soi Yamato)
Beer bar & Restaurant. Closed in September 2014. Maybe it moved to a new location.
The bars describes itself as a bar/gentlemen's lounge. Early reports suggest that the bar is popular with Indian guys. Perhaps the advertising strap line House full of bellies, booties, boobies rather reinforces the connection. The venue was once
Legs A-GoGo. Closed in July 2018.
News July 2018: Closed
The bar doesn't seem to have survived the road works pause and has gone dark.
News May 2018: Re-opened
Re-opened after the road works were completed in April 2018.
Update from Dick Farang, January 2018: Dark
WakaWaka has gone dark with a notice explaining that it will be closed until disruption due to road works has finished.
Update from Dick Farang, July 2017: Old Legs
Although Pattayaland (with the exception of Boyztown on Soi 13/5) has become a ghost town, a new place, WakaWaka , has opened on Soi 13/4 opposite the entrance of the defunct Obsessions.
I cannot remember if that is the same place as the long gone Rodeo Girls or next door. What I do remember is that at Rodeo Girls the stage was against the wall on the right-hand side with double-tier bench seating on the other side, whereas at the nearby
Legs Club the stage was on the left-hand side.
Although I liked to have a drink at those two places from time to time, I have never seen a bird there who could catch my fancy.
When I arrived at WakaWaka there was a foul smell on the terrace as if lots of people had being smoking outside.
Having a look inside, I saw an empty, low stage with two chrome poles on the left-hand side and two old fully dressed fatties sitting on the right-hand side.
I decided to make a U-turn.
Walsh's Beer bar
Pattaya Soi 13/3 ( Soi Pattayaland 1 )
Previously Nan Bar, opened May 2006 but closed an up for sale by June 2007. Now a boys bar
55 Baht for a Tiger in Happy Hour. Then goes up to 85 Baht after 7pm
Review from Lindsay, Sept 2008: Recommended
I Spent many early evenings and some afternoons in Wonderful Bar 1 on the corner of Second Rd and Soi 13/1 during my August 2008 stay drinking bottles of singha beer for 40 baht.
The staff are very friendly and the bar girls arrive at 5.00pm about 25 altogether. Although some are average they are great company.
Two bands play every night starting at 6.00pm changing half way during the evening and both play good music and sound great.
This is a very popular bar mostly busy unlike a lot of Pattaya bars. They obviously have a fair swag of local expats drink there regularly and most bars I am sure would envy the business this bar generates.
Recommended and lady drinks are also reasonable at 95 baht and they don’t accept the drink and then bugger off.
Very relaxing early evening atmosphere with 45Baht Heinekens. The Music is mellow and numerous Fans keep it very comfortable. The girls leave you alone unless you are looking. If you want a low key comfortable start to the evening this is the perfect
September 05: Place to Chill
If you want a place to chill , beer 45 baht 5-7pm then 50 baht all night try Wonderful 1. Always a lot of Brits in there...always my starting point anyways.
There is band that generally start at 9pm. Many of the 30 or so girls are acceptable.
55 Baht for a Tiger in Happy Hour. Then goes up to 85 Baht after 7pm
Review from Malcolm, January 2013: Still Wonderful
It's a bar that doesn't change much. Even the daytime staff are the same ones as when I was here last May.
Still keeps busy though.
The Only difference since your last review are the prices. Up to 7 pm, Leo & Chang 45 B, Singha 50 B and San Mig & Heineken 55 B.
Pretty much the same at Wonderful Bar 1, which has the same prices.
Well worth while dropping by in the happy hour ( ie any datime hour until 7pm). The prices are very reasonable.
There is always fun to be had with the the easiest of opening gambits being a challenge to a game of Connect 4. For 40 Baht a daytime drink you can't go too far wrong
The centrepiece is a large bar, in which a dozen or so girls are usually hanging around waiting for a game of Connect 4. The best seats hug the bar, but there are also sofas and outside seating. Service here is fast and friendly, with the girls keen to
chat without being pushy.
It's a big bar, so there's never a feeling of being crowded. TV screens hang in each corner. With black walls and bright red and yellow lighting, it has a club-cum-warehouse feel.
To the back of the bar is a pool table and more seating.
A great place to have a few 'happy hour' beers in the afternoon and a good last stop place at night before calling it a night. As an extra bonus, several good looking girls available for take out.
A really good local beer bar and an ideal place to meet up to start your day or night off. Run by three solid Yorkshire lads who know all the ropes of Pattaya and are more than willing to pass their advice on.
If golf's your thing then its even better. They organise golf days and even lay on the mini bus service at a far cheaper rate than going through an agent.
The pub is in a darts league and local matches abound. The rooms upstairs are clean and spacious with satellite TV etc and are ideal if your on a lads holiday.
Bar staff are nice and friendly but more importantly, honest. You can also sort your airport taxi out from the bar. Just ask for Neil, Mick or Eddie.
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.