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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A Gentlemen's Lounge opened in June 2016. Previously Secret Garden and KIDS VIP.
News from Dick Farang, June 2016: Toe Poke
On Soi Kopai Soi 10, at the previous location of KIDS VIP and Secret Garden, The Camel Toe has opened.
The premises have been completely refurbished. The inner walls have been removed and also the naked sushi girl table has disappeared. The toilets are inside now, left of the bar counter, which has been extended to the right. The disturbing fake
oak trunk above the bar counter also has disappeared.
Everywhere are high tables with bar stools and coffee tables with bench seating now. The different sections can still be curtained off.
I saw two chaste waitresses in solid denim shorts and white polo shirts. I also saw five or six mostly old, fat and ugly freelancers in thin white cotton shorts and in thin white cotton spaghetti shirts. As they were wearing underwear there was no camel toe
I saw several men, but a number of them could have been the boss and his mates.
I was told that no barfines were charged, that a ST room nearby was available at 350 baht and that the girls expected 1,000 baht ST.
I was also told that The Camel Toe was owned by the same people as Pandora's on Soi LK Metro.
Bottled Heineken 80 baht.
Thappraya Soi 12 (Soi Pattaya Park)
Gentlemen's club opened on 13th December 2017. Closed and put up for sale in January 2018. Ownership connections with Runway A-GoGo.
Cham Isaan Bar
Corner Pattaya Tai
Bar noted as a favourite
(a third of the way to Theprassit Road)
Beer and short time bar opened in autumn 2008. Closed in autumn 2014.
Pratamnak Soi 4
(opposite Asia Hotel and near beach end)
The venue was previously Viper Club, and before that, Sapphire Lodge. The opening stalled in June 2016 with the rumour that there is long term police closure order slapped n the venue. Club Tropicana never opened and the venue is now a Chinese
Coffee and Beer Bar
New for 2010. Clean and offering very cheap drinks, no girls though.
Colosseum Pattaya Show
Ladyboy show. Priced at 1000-1100 Baht for farangs and 600-700 baht for Thais
(near Thappraya Road)
Large beer bar with music opened in June 2007. Closed by January 2012.
News Oct 2007: P.T.K. Band
The Band name is P.T.K. Band. The bandleader and Guitarist is Phuk.
The Band previously played at Country Road II, Soi 19 in Bangkok but relocated to Pattaya in June 2007
On Thappraya Road Soi 13 I discovered a Swiss restaurant: Edelweiss.
Everything is a bit basic, but the food is good, reasonably priced and plenty and the place appears to be popular with Swiss people.
They have two daily specials: menu 1 at 225 baht and menu 2 at 315 baht.
Both daily specials and all main dishes include soup and salad buffet.
Theprassit Soi 8
Short time bar previously the Harley Pub
Pratamnak Road: Soi 4
Restaurant & bar. Closed and now a Family Mart.
Thappraya Soi 6 Enjoy André
Restaurant and bar
Review from Dick Farang, September 2014:
Recently I have visited Enjoy Andre' restaurant several times.
It is located on Thappraya Road Soi 6 (on the way to Jomtien), a bit off the beaten track.
As it is partly open air, it is possible you have to move further inside when it starts raining.
The owners are André from Limburg province in Belgium, who lives in Thailand for 22 years, and Mai from Buriram, his wife of 18 years.
Apart from an ample a la carte choice, they also have a daily special, such as tomato soup-chicken-ice cream at 240 baht.
On Fridays they serve fresh sea fish.
On occasion they offer original Belgian witloof (chicory in good old English, endive in American) or Dutch maatjes (young immature raw herring; the Wikipedia definition soused herring is rather misleading).
All dishes are home-made to the best Belgian standards.
Their mashed potatoes (and hence their potato croquettes) for instance are made from boiled potatoes, milk, butter and egg yolks (very important) and spiced with nutmeg, pepper and salt.
In order to ensure continuity, André and Mai train their cooks themselves instead of hiring chefs .
Of course, they also offer typical Belgian desserts such as pancakes, Brussels waffles and dark or white chocolate mousse.
Since Mai Lu Si bar at their new location seem to have given up selling Belgian beers, Enjoy Andre' without a doubt has the broadest choice of Belgian beers in Pattaya nowadays.
The venue is well known in the Belgian, Dutch, German and Swiss communities of Pattaya.
Prices are very moderate for the quality offered.
Bottled Heineken 75 baht, most soups 80 baht, steaks from 285 baht, beef tenderloin ( filet pur ) from 350 baht, pancakes from 85 baht, waffles from 95 baht.
Comment from Dick Farang, August 2014: Belgian Beer
On Thappraya Road Soi 6 (which is opposite Soi 5) I discovered a Belgian owned bar-restaurant Enjoy André with a broad selection of Belgian beers.
I paid 165 baht for a Palm Speciale.
Gentlemen's Club opened on 22nd October 2011 and closed in September 2012.
Eye Candy Bar
(between Soi 3 & 4)
Coyote dancing bar new for 2011. Closed by June 2012. Tried again briefly a few months later but it didn't work out. Now an estate agent.
Short time bar in an attractive garden/swimming pool setting. There is a Wednesday buffet for 200 Baht which is free for customers spending 200 Baht on drinks.
Review from Dick Farang, August 2015: A tickle unfancied
Jade House off Thappraya Road is still German-owned, but no longer by Gerd from Berlin.
What I always find weird at Jade House is that the idle girls are sitting outside (not many top models among them to use an understatement), but that you have to get into the lounge bar to order your drink and that you are followed inside by a girl who
seldom tickles your fancy.
Barfine (room included) still 300 baht ST with the girls expecting 1,000 baht ST.
The en-suite hotel rooms are rather small, but very nice with a big mirror on the wall and a smaller one on the ceiling and several erotic paintings, the kind you see everywhere around in painting shops.
I was told that the salaried girls have to be there from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. and are paid 7,000 baht a month with a day off every 15 days.
Bottled Heineken 90 baht, lady drinks 110 baht, both up 10 baht.
Review from Dick Farang, November 2014: Intimate Corners
Jade House is located in a neglected village between Thappraya Road Soi 7 and Thappraya Road Soi 9. At the entrance of this village are two arches with an abandoned sentry box. Inside the village is first on the left-hand side Refresh Fitness Club and
then on the right-hand side Jade House. (On Thappraya Road there is a big sign for Refresh Fitness Club.) The entrance to Jade House is a small sub-soi between two buildings.
On a German-language forum I read that Jade House is (or has been) owned by a German named Gerd.
The original name was Jade House Berlin (see Google Streetview).
This club consists of a dark lounge bar with some intimate corners and a rather big garden surrounded by hotel rooms with a de facto unused swimming pool, a small fish pond and numerous Buddhist statuettes.
Most girls were flocking together outside near the entrance and seemed all to be over thirty years old, but they were friendly enough.
They are all freelancers who get a share of 40 baht for a lady drink and 100 baht for a barfine and expect a fee of 1,000 baht for ST.
Barfine, room included, 300 baht.
I was recognised by Taa, a threeholer who used to dance many moons ago at Catz A-GoGo on Soi Arab (one of the previous incarnations of Pe Pe Club). I had to admit that for her 35 years she still looked very good. (Those Thai girls really have
elephant memories, or at least very strong visual memories.)
Bottled Heineken 80 baht, lady drinks (apple juice on the rocks ) 100 baht.
Review from Ishi, September 2014: Once a Hidden Gem
I visited at 4:30pm.
I saw about 15 ladies in the bar and courtyard.
Everything is almost the same for 5 years.
Opens everyday 1pm-8pm.
Lady drink 100B.
Bar Fines 300B(including the ST room).
Food ticket 200B (on Wednesdays only. Including 2 drinks).
Afternoon short time bar billed as a gentleman's club. Closed as Kinnaree Palace in summer 2009. Re-opened in march 2010 under new management and a slightly new name.
350 Baht for room, 1000 Baht for girl. Beers at 90 Baht, Thai spirits at 70 Baht. Beware of expensive Lady Tequilas at 140 Baht but normal lady drinks are 125 Baht. There's a happy hour until 3pm when beers are 50 Baht.
There's a rather expensive 450 Baht barbecue and entertainment on Wednesday and Saturday. The 450 Baht seems to be added to the bill whether you eat or not. Free for bar bills over 1100 Baht.
Update July 2018: Expensive Buffet
The buffet has gone up to 450 Baht. However it is cancelled for those with a bar bill adding up to 1100 Baht (including barfines)
Update from Dick Farang, November 2017: Prices
At Kinnaree Place on sub-soi 4 between Soi Phratamnak Soi 4 and Soi Phratamnak Soi 5 bottled Heineken is 95 baht now, lady drinks are 100 baht (standard) or 125 baht (bottled beer) and the barfine (room included) is still 350 baht.
Review March 2016: Girls with natural monopolies
Kinnaree is a very convenient resting stop on some of my walking routes about town. However I generally give it a wide berth due to simply not liking crowds. I am also not keen on the the bar adding an expensive meal charge to the bill and then me having
to explain that I didn't eat anything and would like it removed. However the crowds are testimony to it being a very good bar and to the fact that the meal price system doesn't actually cause problems.
As explained above I generally drop by in the evening on non-buffet days. Although many of the girls are on their way from tea time, there are still a a fair few that wait until the customers depart.
The girls are very good at circulating around the bar seeking out customers that may be interested in their services. However saying that, the girls are freelancers and don't get much out of a chat and a ladydrink, so are quickly circulating again if
The girls are friendly and the drinks are reasonably priced, so encouraging the good atmosphere that prevails.
Actually the crowds also point to a few economic lessons for Pattaya. The bar provides a very popular respite from the 2000 Baht short times + 1000 baht barfines that prevail in the nighttime economy. Locals in the know can get similar (but not quite)
the top quality of Walking Street for 1000 + 350 at Kinnaree.
Another economic lesson is that some services tend to become natural monopolies. The guys go to Kinnaree because there are many girls, and the girls go because there are crowds of guys. Several bars around the area have tried to grab a bit of the action,
but have always failed to make any impression on Kinnaree's monopoly.
So I rather reckon that Kinnaree will be popular for some time to come. If you want plenty of girls to choose from, in a luxurious environment with very reasonable prices then Kinnaree is a pretty safe bet, but don't forget that there are many many in
Pattaya who agree.
Review from Dick Farang, February 2015: Again very crowded
As usual Kinnaree Place on sub-soi 4 between Soi Phratamnak Soi 4 and Soi Phratamnak Soi 5 was very crowded.
However, that does not always mean crowded with the right people. After some pushy fuglies I was approached by an old drunken fatty celebrating her 48th birthday. After a while she got completely naked (in her birthday suit ) and it was not a
pleasant sight. She wanted me to shag her three holes for free in her room on Soi 4 off Jomtien Beach Road, she said. She got angry when I declined.
Bottled Heineken still 90 baht.
Review from Dick Farang, November 2014: Very crowded
Kinnaree Place, previously Kinnaree Palace, is located on the fourth sub-soi between Soi Phratamnak Soi 4 and Soi Phratamnak Soi 5.
At the other side of the sub-soi is a big car park and near the entrance motorbike taxi boys are offering their services.
As I had already guessed at the car park, Kinnaree Place was very crowded with tens of punters and tens of girls.
The music being played was rock and not too loud.
The girls were around the thirty years mark, with most younger ones being overweight. Compared to other gentlemen's clubs they seemed more hardened and more mercenary.
They are all freelancers who get a share of 55 baht for a lady drink (cider) and (only) 70 baht for a barfine and expect a fee of 1,000 baht for ST.
Barfine, room included, 350 baht.
BEWARE: automatic tipping: small change is not returned spontaneously.
Bottled Heineken 90 baht, lady drinks (cider) 125 baht.
I was blown away by Kinnaree. I'm not a huge fan of the gentlemen's clubs, but I heard this place was getting better looking girls than ever before so I gave it a shot. There were a lot of cute girls and I'm a hard grader.
The Western food buffet on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday is worth 500 baht alone, and as long as you spend 500 baht while you're there the buffet is free. I had whisky and coke's for 80 baht and lady drinks were 120 baht.
There were about 35 girls, and during the weekends there are a lot of guys so it does require a bit of patience if you are picky about the girl you want to speak with. Otherwise decent looking girls will seek you out if you're alone. The short time room
rate is 350 baht for an hour and I believe the majority of the girls will go with you for 1,000.
The buffet starts around 3:00PM and most of the girls show up around then, they have to stay until 7PM, but they'll stay with you until it closes at 10PM if you like. Girls were passing out their phone #'s early and often, and it seemed very easy to
arrange a night date with any of them. The place really clears out around 6PM, but it's very busy between 4PM-6PM on the buffet days. Best to get there early like 3PM so you can get a seat and first pick. Otherwise get there around 5:15PM while there is
still some food left and while the place begins to thin out so you have your pick.
Review March 2012: High Momentum
Kinnaree seems to have hit the right notes somewhere along the line, it gets absolutely packed. Especially at the weekends or perhaps on buffet days.
One day I poked my head round the door and there wasn't a free seat anywhere in the bar. Thankfully there are a large number of girls to match the number of customers. There are quite a range of girls in attendance and a fair few of them would be
regularly partaking in short times.
Having this level of momentum blows away the local competition. The large number of girls makes it so much more likely to find one that fits the bill.
On my last visit in early evening the bar was winding down quite early with many girls going home from 6-7pm. However there were still enough doing a good job circulating for me to be able to shoo away a couple of oldies who tried their luck, knowing
that more attractive girls would soon follow. As was the case.
The surroundings are top notch and the prices are reasonable. Perhaps the main downside is when it gets too crowded.
And just as a note, a kinnaree is one of Thailand's many mythical half man, half beasts. In this case, half lady and half swan. She is renowned for her dance, song and poetry, and is a traditional symbol of feminine beauty, grace and accomplishment.
Pattaya Tai (South Road) on the Soi next to TukCom In the Buttery Quarter
On the soi right of the TukCom building (Soi Day Night 2) I discovered a good and not too expensive restaurant: La Cuisine au Beurre.
The name means something like the butter-based (as opposite to olive-oil-based) cooking and was the title of a 1963 French comic film with Fernandel and Bourvil.
When coming from Pattayatai it is the first restaurant on the right-hand side of this soi and it is located on the corner of a narrow arcade that leads to Soi Day Night.
The restaurant is nicely laid out with comfortable tables and chairs and nice table cloths and napkins.
The toilets are in the arcade at the end of the building, past the open kitchen.
They have an elaborate set menu at 350 baht with a choice between four or five starters, four or five main dishes, seven or eight desserts and coffee or tea.
The bread consists of some slices of bâtard with a portion of salted Allowrie butter.
With the main dish you can choose one of about eight different side dishes.
One of the desserts is a piece of cheese to be chosen from a tray.
(Keep in mind that cheese is rather expensive in Thailand.)
Among the Ã la carte options I saw tournedos Rossini at 620 baht, not too expensive if it is the real thing.
La Cuisine au Beurre seems to be popular with Belgians, Germans and Swiss.
Soi Day Night
(Off Pattaya South Road near TukCom)
French bar and restaurant
Update from Dick Farang, October 2016: Up, up and away
Prices at Le Bordeaux on Soi Day Night 2 have gone up once more. The cheapest set menu is now 590 baht. Last time I walked past I saw one (ONE) couple inside.
Review from Dick Farang, June 2016: Very well cooked
On the soi right of the TukCom building (Soi Day Night 2) I tried a French-style restaurant: Le Bordeaux. When coming from Pattayatai it is on a corner on the left-hand side of this soi towards the end of the soi. It is more or less opposite the Pattaya
branch of the Swiss-owned Grottino bakery. It is also on the same soi as La Cuisine au Beurre.
In this same soi are several other restaurants that often get good comments on internet fora, but in my opinion are not so good. One, I will not name, is even really bad.
Le Bordeaux is very spacious and consists of an open bar/lounge section on the corner and a fully air-conditioned restaurant section. It is nicely laid out with comfortable seating.
They have a set menu at 390 baht with a choice between three starters, four main dishes and three desserts. It is also possible to take two courses only at 350 baht.
The bread consists of some crispy slices of bâtard with fresh salted butter.
Everything was very well cooked and their profiteroles were outstanding.
At the beginning of the meal guests get a complimentary amuse-bouche and at the end a chocolate.
Their most expensive à la carte item is Dover sole meunière at 980 baht.
In their wine cellar fridges I saw bottles of Sauternes, but I did not enquire about the price.
Update from Dick Farang, July 2016: Price increase
The price of a set menu at Le Bordeaux on Soi Day Night 2 has gone up from 390 to 490 baht. The existing price gap with the competitors on the same street (320-350 baht for a set menu of three courses) has increased.
I suppose they want to concentrate their efforts on à la carte diners, but nowadays in Pattaya (and certainly in this lowest of low seasons) big spenders are few and far between. I also doubt if they can survive on the local gay community as on my latest
visit I only saw straight couples and singles.
On certain internet fora there is a member gtruch who behaves as if he is one of the owners of Le Bordeaux or at least connected to them and who is trying to discredit other places on the same street. That uncongenial behaviour gives me a very
unpleasant feeling and, although I am not a big fan of the restaurant concerned, I feel now like avoiding Le Bordeaux
Sports bar. Open afternoon and evening with a few girls on hand.
Review from Dick Farang, June 2016: Taking a lion's share
The Lion Pub is located on the corner of Soi Kopai Soi 10 and
Regional Land Road . (On some printed maps this road is still shown as Soi 17, whereas in fact it is PATTAYASAISONG 16 and its extension across Third Road.)
At my first and only visit The Lion Pub looked surprisingly spacious, but also very deserted.
Their prices for breakfasts, snacks and simple pub grub are a lot higher than what you usually see in Pattaya.
That being said the high tables and bar stools do not seem the most comfortable seating when eating.
Apart from the regular waitresses there were also some old and ugly "hostesses" rented from an "agency" on ten-day contracts, who were paid 400 baht a day.
I was told that The Lion Pub has ST rooms upstairs at 500 baht and that those older birds expect 1,500 (!) baht ST for themselves.
Bottled Heineken 95 baht.
The way this bar is run is weird even by Thai/Pattaya standards. The attention you get seems to depend on whether the boss is in the bar when you drop in. No boss there today so the only entertainment I had was scratching my balls on an otherwise empty
plastic sofa and gawking at a muted TV. The ten or so girls present were chatting among themselves, smoking and mobiling.
Some attractive, well built and friendly girls. Their ST room/shower is the best I have seen in a long, long while.
A lot of fun on a party night. About 20 mostly attractive girls keep the customers entertained by party games and dancing.
Perhaps they spend too much time entertaining and not quite enough chatting with the customers.
On a subsequent non-party night I was treated like a leper.
Belgian run. The mini golf course has become very shabby over the last few years due to lack of maintenance. The expensive menu has remained. I would guess it will be up for sale and the site redeveloped soon. Shame as there are not many minigolf courses
(not tried Nova Lodge yet). Cost of a round is 100 Baht/person. Putter, scorecard and pencils included.
Theprassit: Soi 10
Bondage, fetish and S&M club, previously Secret Motions. Closed in 2014
New for December 2014. Early reports suggest that there is a little fun in the bar along the lines of Telephone Bar, Carre Blanc and Club 4.
Update from Dick Farang, November 2017: Prices
At Montana Bar and Lounge on Regional Land Road bottled Heineken is again 90 baht.
Review from Dick Farang, July 2016: Back open
Montana Bar and Lounge on Regional Land Road has reopened under the same management, but is now an open-fronted bar with furniture and a pool table on the terrace.
Inside nothing seems to have changed. There were three or four girls only and one other customer.
One of the girls was Ae, a not so young spinner with minimal English, a perfect body and a clean-shaven beaver. To be honest I prefer a more mature girl with the body of a 20-years-old to a young fatty with the body of a 40-years-old. That being said,
Ae, who had started only some weeks ago, was very enthusiastic and still genuinely horny.
Montana still rents out rooms and has ST rooms upstairs (included in the 400 baht barfine).
Bottled Heineken still 99 baht, lady drinks (cola on the rocks ) 130 baht.
News from Dick Farang, June 2016: Taking a break
Montana Bar and Lounge on Regional Land Road is closed from 31st May until 30th June and to reopen on 1st July.
From Dick Farang, February: 2016: A new ploy?
Yesterday shortly before 9 p.m. I visited the gentlemen's club Montana Bar & Lounge.
I was the only customer and apart from the fatties there was an older tall lady who took my fancy. We agreed on ST upstairs, went to room 6 on the second floor, showered and started cuddling on the bed.
Suddenly the girl reached for her mobile and said: Police come. At first I did not grasp what she was talking about because of her limited English. Then she insisted on putting our clothes again and going downstairs.
For me, at that point, the momentum was completely lost anyway. At the bar I finished my drink at my ease, awaiting what was going to happen. She asked me lukewarmly if I wanted to come back the next day. No police showed up, only a bunch of drunken
frogs, one of them stripping naked.
I am still puzzled: did she suddenly change her mind for some reason? Anyway, she will have got her share of the lady drink (130 baht) and the barfine (400 baht).
Review by Dick Farang, March 2015: Thriving
Since the closure of Thai Fun Club (all signs removed) and KIDS VIP (banner SALE on the closed gate), both on Soi Khopai Soi 10, the last remaining girlie bar in that area, Montana Bar and Lounge on Regional Land Road, is thriving.
On Wednesdays there is a non-mandatory buffet at 100 baht and on that occasion the curtained-off area with sofas and coffee tables left of the entrance door is open.
On each of my visits their line-up seemed to have improved.
The uniforms have been dropped however and replaced by plain clothes . One of the better looking girls is 35-year-old Kaan from Buriram, a mother of two who used to work at Billabong Bar on Soi LK Metro and who is slim with a nice modest bosom and
an unshaven beaver. She did not have tattoos, but she did have a navel piercing. Her Thai boyfriend is a 23-year-old serviceman, whom she makes believe she only serves drinks.
The girls at Montana Bar and Lounge work in two shifts (one until 8 p.m. and one from 7 p.m. on) and are freelancers who are paid 300 baht per day for showing up. They also get 40 baht per 130-baht lady drink and 100 baht per barfine (300 baht in a
curtained-off area and 400 baht in a room upstairs). They expect 500 baht for a BJ and 1,000 baht for FS.
The building is a double shophouse and each side still has its own stairwell. There are lots of rooms on several floors and the rooms are very spacious with en-suite bathrooms and lounges with sofas and a coffee table. I think this are the same rooms
that are rented out at 690 baht per night.
Bottled Heineken at Montana Bar and Lounge is still 99 bath.
Review from Dick Farang, February 2015: Curtains
At Montana Bar and Lounge on Regional Land Road there were fewer girls now, but the quality had slightly improved.
Two of them were very tall, albeit no ladyboys. One of those two was 38-year old Lek ( small , little ), not a very suitable name.
I noticed that there was also a curtained-off area left of the entrance door and opposite the bar. Personally I do not like the idea of those curtained-off areas and of hearing noises from the other side. I would even prefer sex in a completely open
Bottled Heineken at Montana Bar and Lounge had increased from 90 baht to 99 baht.
Pratamnak Soi 6
Bar with live music opened in December 2014. Closed by 2016.
We have big screen TV for sports, new pool table, air con, the bar is for guys who like to chill enjoy sport (football or what ever your choice), shoot a few frames of pool or just have fun with the ladies, up to you. Happy hour 12noon - 6pm San Mig/
Heiniken 55bt, Singa/Leo/ Chang 45bt.
soi maeauen 2/7
which is about 2 kms down thepprasit Soi 7
Daytime gentlemen's club along the links of Kinnaree. Luxurious Spanish themed decor and decent drinks prices with a few girls on hand.
Review from Dick Farang, February 2016: Ambition
The roadworks on Thepprasit Road Soi 7 are over now, but Rioja gentlemen's club is still a disaster.
When I arrived there were three other punters, but they soon left.
I saw seven or eight sub-average females who looked very bored.
I was approached by a 34-year-old shapeless fatty from Ayudhya with two sons. She said she had been working at Johannesburg in South Africa for over a year and had been fucking eight negroes a day at 500 rand a pop and she wanted to go to Singapore where
she thought she could handle thirteen small dicks a day. Not my cup of tea.
Just like at Le Rouge (previously Saxo) the clumsy swivel stools are all but comfortable.
Bottled Heineken still 80 baht.
Review from Dick Farang, November 2014: Old Fashioned
Rioja, a gentlemen's club named after a wine region in northern Spain, is located on a narrow soi on the left-hand side near the end of Thepprasit Road Soi 7.
Due to the never ending roadworks on Thepprasit Road Soi 7 it is better to get there from the Soi Wat Boon Kanchana side.
The premises are shaped like a Spanish style villa.
In the bar area there are high tables with swivel stools and also some sofas with coffee tables.
The music was not too loud.
The hostesses were exclusively freelancers, who get a share of 50 baht per barfine. There were fat ones and (very) old ones. Several of them appeared to have come from the defunct Sapphire Lodge on Phratamnak Hill.
Some groups of elderly gentlemen seem to gather there only for chatting.
Pratamnak Soi 4
(opposite Asia Hotel and near beach end)
Gentlemen's club opened on 9th November 2011. Started off as an afternoon and evening gentlemen's club but switched style to an evening and late night coyote bar. Closed in February 2014. Became Viper Bar in March 2015.
Soi Kophi Soi 10
(In vicinity of the land office)
A Gentlemen's Lounge from the makers of Champagne A-GoGo. Became KIDS VIP and then Camel Toe.
Theprassit: Soi 10
Bondage, fetish and S&M club opened in April 2009. Later became Miss Cruella
Some very nice girls, usually 4-6 on duty. Drinks are cheap, the atmosphere good and girls friendly. The music is good. Room/barfines are 300 with 700 short time.
I think it's well worth a visit and plan to go back again soon.
Review March 2007: Soho Walk Up?
Good to see a new short time bar opening in an area of town without so many bars.
From a UK slant, the name Soho, does little for me except conjure up an image of clip joints and establishments best avoided.
Still I braved the prejudice and found a pretty standard beer bar layout with bar stools rather than the far more inviting sofa affairs. The bar is long and narrow and decorated with many pictures from London.
The bar could do with a little privacy perhaps by closing the main door. But then again, as there is no air con, then perhaps it would get unpleasantly hot.
Even after chatting for a while I found it a little hard to believe that short time was the aim of the bar. None of the girls chatting to customers appeared to be getting down to anything very sexy. In fact the girl chatting to me was hardly what you
could call attentive or enticing.
Other little things to iron out were that the music was a little loud and that the best looking girls were baggsed by the owner and friends. There were plenty of girls to go around though.
Bottled beer was reasonable at 65 Baht, soft drinks were 50 Baht & lady drinks 105 Baht. There is also Tiger draft beer. I didn't ask about the short time prices as didn't want to give my inattentive drinking partner false hope.
Still early days but I rather suspect that the hardened short timers will stick with the more discreet and comfortable Jade Club just up the road.
My drinking friend did make one good point: Do you know any short time bars on a main road? Made me ponder a while but there is the Buffalo bar on 3rd Road, albeit set back a bit.
Impressed by the design and comfort, its a very nice bar .
Had a few and we were well looked after by the staff of about 12, mostly decent lookers.
Review April 2007: Pirates & Bras
Tigglebitties is a large beer bar with plenty of stools at the bar and and plenty more dotted around the many tables and dancing poles.
The decor is naval and pirates complete with hanging bras, presumably the pirates booty. The bar is only partially enclosed from the street so there is no feeling of privacy.
There were several girls on hand, of which a couple were attractive. But they did not make the slightest effort to get any better acquainted beyond what would you like to drink?
Pleasant enough but surely a little disappointing to those reading the promotional material. This suggests that the bar sees itself as The Buffalo Bar but better.
Pratamnak Soi 1/11
Gentlemen's Club opened 7th November 2011. Gave way to Heaven Gentlemen's Club in 2013. Turn off Pratamnak at the Ratchawarun Road the main junction towards the highest point of Pratamnak. Then head towards Cozy Beach and look for Soi 11, the last soi as
you head towards the sea.
Traveller Bar & Restaurant
Thappraya Road: Soi 12 (soi Pattaya Park)
Bar & restaurant that briefly opened in Spring 2007 when the soi was well used by Russian tourists staying at Pattaya Park Hotel. The Russians now seem to have deserted so the bar closed.
I decided to check out the Yensabai Marine disco in the Yensabai Marine Mansion this morning around 4:15am. I walk in to a very nice building, went up one floor where I was greeted buy two cuties. One escorted me into the disco. There are like five
people in the place. It's a huge nice looking room but no customers.
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.