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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Disco opened on 16th March 2014. It is associated with Lima Lima. Beers 75 Baht and local spirits 90 Baht, but probably opening offer.
News June 2015: International exposure
The club made the world news after pictures were posted on social media of a Thai girl giving a customer a blow job. This made the news on Thai TV and resulted in a short police closure.
r News June 2014: Police Closure
The disco was closed for a few days possibly due to police action. It was then signed as a replacement venue for Lucifer's which suffered a substantial police closure to thuggery by the club's bouncers.
Another cold sounding bar in Soho Square. It didn't last the 2008/9 winter.
Became Endorphin, see below
Addiction Club opened 1st August 2017 on Soi Diamond at the venue that was previously Only O A-GoGo. The bar closed in early March 2018 and is now a coyote bar called Twenty Eight
Pub, coyote club and gym. A new incarnation of the venue that was previously, the 19th Hole, Goodfellas, and Play. Opened on 14th May 2014. The bar is part of Tony's nightlife and gym portfolio. Closed in 2015 and is now up for sale
Coyote dancing with a Russian/East European target audience. Opened sporadically during 2009 but re-opened under new management in October 2009. Lasted until April 2010.
Walking Street: Soi Diamond
Coyote disco club opened November 2008, closed February 2009. Re-opened in February 2011 but only lasted until May 2011. Re-opened in late November 2011. Only lasted until February 2012. Now harem flatrate.
Comments from Dick Farang, March 2017: Observations
At Bamboo Bar on Pattayatai near Walking Street I noticed the following:
All male customers appear to be farangs and I saw a group of people of dark complexion holding hands being denied entry.
I guess that the same group of people will be welcomed with open arms to Tony's Entertainment Complex on Walking Street, now renamed Endorphin.
At Bamboo Bar (and also on Beach Road for that reason) I have talked to a number of girls who appeared to come from Cambodia, Laos or Vietnam, most probably on tourist visas. I wonder which issues (if any) can possibly arise with those perhaps more
hardened pro apparently freelancing illegally, apart from theft that is.
Review from Dick Farang, January 2017: Easy going
Bamboo Bar on Pattayatai near Walking Street appears to be a real gold mine. It is always crowded from early on, with most Thai females arriving between 10 p.m. and 11 p.m.
Live music, mostly hits from the previous century such as My Way
, and a dance floor in front of the singers and orchestra.
A lot of mature birds there (but not all) and many of them heading for the Walking Street discos later at night, often in teams of two or three.
Going fees are 1,000 baht ST and 1,500-2,000 baht LT, no barfine.
It is hit or miss if you will find a girl who fits the bill, but the easy-going atmosphere helps with the vetting and I have never met a starfish there.
The Pattaya Beer Garden formula however does not seem to work well, probably because punters cannot as casually roam there.
No "check bins" at Bamboo Bar, but immediate payment.
I presume they apply dual pricing with Thais paying much less. Some Thai females (probably the more hardened pros) are drinking alcopops or sharing bottles of Thai spirits, but the majority are sparingly nursing their still water, soda water or coca
If you pay with a 1,000-baht note the waiter or waitress will give you a plastic badge as proof of payment until they bring the change.
That being said I have made it a habit of always carrying enough small cash and changing the higher denominations at trusted places such as restaurants, supermarkets and the post office.
Bottled Heineken 140 baht.
Review June 2009: More Tables
The bar has changed format a little by putting tables on the dance floor. Said to be a cheaper licensing regime for bars without a dance floor
It is reported on the forums that the bar has come under Russian influence perhaps explaining the hike in beer prices to 140 Baht per bottle.
Still crowded though with crammed in seating and aging free lancers. Must be doing something right though. Especially if they can get away with a toilet fee.
The Thai girls really love this place as the band often plays Issan love songs which they really get into. It's certainly not an ear blasting go-go or disco and would probably be best described as a cabaret venue. I really enjoyed my visits here as I
could always have a conversation with the the lady I was with, but I must admit to cringing a few times when the resident Thai band attempted a cover version of a well known western song - Their rendition of the Beatles "Hey Jude" is just
one memory that comes to mind
For the older members or for those who like older mature ladies. The music not bad but not load like it should be for a disco. The ladies are performers in the bedroom!!!!
Music bar. If you have only one night in Pattaya to catch a band, then this is the bar. The bar closed at the end of July 2014, but re-opened in November 2014 under the ownership of local night club owner, Tony. It didn't last long and the venue is
now Champion A-GoGo.
Started out as a coyote in 2006 but soon found that less clothes brings in more customers. But after a while the downstairs bar was closed. It returned to its coyote format in November 2010 and later reverted to a GoGo before eventually closing
We stopped at Candy Shop for a drink, and to listen to some live music. Thai girls love to hang out at this venue. I spotted a few young girls from Soi 6 bars, who had stopped by for an after work drink. This is the place they come to hook up
with their friends and drink the Thai girls favourite beer, San Miguel Light.
The beers here are Bt 150, and the selection of beers is very limited. Soft drinks Bt 120
Hip-hop house band downstairs, very expensive 140/150 baht beer, freelancers, but not so many as Lucifers or Tony's. I always went in with a girl...nice place to dance or hang out for a few drinks. Not as crowded as Lucifers or as dark as Tony's.
(South end of Walking Street)
Russian high end cabaret show bar. Closed by 2015.
Coyote Dancing Bar. Seems to do well out of keeping drinks prices low compared with the late night norm. Bar fine is 100 Baht. Lady drinks 140 baht. Beers are reasonable around the 90 Baht mark
News from Ishi, September 2015: Closed and moved to Diamond
Diamond A-GoGo has re-opened at the centre of Soi Diamond. It has long been associated with the more successful late night venue, Casino Club , on the same soi. Casino Club has been closed after a dawn police raid. It seems that the club
may have been harshly treated with a length closure order.
So it seems that the 'Casino Club Team' has relocated to Diamond A-GoGo. It is not clear whether Diamond will be a traditional GoGo or else more like the disco style of Casino Club.
Review by Pattaya Ghost June 2008: Not a Pickup Joint
Started more than two years ago, Casino was the first of the coyote bars and still packs in the crowds late every night. Khun Tee, who also owns Diamond a Go Go just down the soi, designed Casino with two floors, intending to have coyotes downstairs
and a disco upstairs. The second floor never took off, however, so now everyone crowds into the smallish ground floor. It has a high square stage in the middle with room for four dancers, plus the occasional Thai guy on bongo drums. The entire place
is well done out, with a cards and casino theme.
The only gambling you’ll do there, however, is trying to actually get one of the very tidy coyotes to pay attention to you. Casino is definitely not a single-man’s pickup joint. Most dancers rush off stage to towel off after their set and
tend to gaggle together in the corners rather than mix with customers.
The first year, in fact, Tee didn’t allow the coyotes to be barfined. If you wanted to see if the object of your desire could perform the same moves in your hotel room you needed to wait until 4 a.m. or so when the bar closed for her to go with
By popular demand, however, barfines were instituted at 1,000 baht, the first Pattaya bar to go that high (and, sadly, not the last). But considering these woman are all under 30 and dance (aerobics style) 30 minutes an hour for about 8 hours a day,
they are definitely fit. You’d be hard pressed to find any who rated under an 8 on most people’s scales.
The music in Casino is classic coyote: techno, house and a smattering of remixed hip-hop, all played at levels that make conversation difficult. Drinks are reasonably priced at around 110 baht for mixed drinks and 95 baht for bottled beer. Casino is
also a late-night bar and doesn’t really get started until after midnight.
News March 2007: Bar Fine
The bar fine in Casino was reported to be 1250 Baht
Review Dec 2006: Popular
I was dragged in by a party of girls and it really is not my scene, but I have to say that the bar is very popular.
There's plenty of dancing going on onstage and off, plenty of customers and plenty of coyote girls eager to play hostess whilst waiting for their dancing stint.
The music was loud, but people seemed happy enough and could just about converse enough to get by.
Maybe the key to its success is that it is one of the few bars that cater for groups of friends rather that the gogo majority which cater more for singletons. Also the drinks prices are standard Walking Street prices as opposed to the exorbitant
prices charged by some of the other late night dancing venues. Drinks around 95 Baht
We decided to check out Casino Club for one, famous last words as we stumbled out of there at 3am. Did have great fun in there, and some sexy girls. Bloody expensive though as I discovered when I paid my 1000 baht Barfine...
Great night, really enjoyed the atmosphere in Casino.
Review from Kevin, February 2006: Cool!
The Club has been done out very well indeed!, the decor is very, very tidy!, there is a square raised podium in the middle of the floor where the dancers perform, normally 4 of them, one facing each corner of the club!, one I recognized from
Superbaby, another from Paris A-gogo .
Sometimes one of the guys gets up and plays a small set of drums to the music , the girls love it!, and it gets the crowd going .
It is not the biggest place , but god I was surprised how nice it was!, the main hostess is a darling, always comes and says hello!, will always buy a round for those that stay and drink a bit! and really makes you feel welcome!. The girls cannot be
barfined, but I was seeing one of them!, only problem I had to wait until 4am until she finished!
All in all I found the place a breath of fresh air!, great look, great sound, and a really nice bunch! I normally live in Heaven above, Living Doll 1 & 2 , Happy or Peppermint, I am a A-gogo lover!, but this was cool!
Walking Street: Soi 15
(corner soi 14)
Beer bar previously named Muttley's. Closed in March 2014 after a massive rent hike.
Opened in late 2012 with the emblem of Lebanon. Lasted a month or so. Later tried again, but did no better. Now Hangover Club
Walking Street: Soi 16
Beer bar. Shared a common fate with the entire stretch of beer bars, either closed or become something more Arabic sounding.
The new place is large bar down stairs, very chic, DJ's & open from 8pm every night, they have a couple of pool tables & loads of space. Upstairs is the club, open from 11 until 8am, it looks like it could hold around 700 people, is huge, high
ceiling, loads of air con, sounds system & lighting system are top notch, has a raised VIP area with own bar, they clearly spent a few bucks building & decorating the place.
My first impressions of the place: I think they have done an excellent job of creating a proper super club in Pattaya, they have really raised the bar & I reckon it will be a free lancers's heaven within a very short period of time.
Walking Street: Soi 16, Covent Garden Complex
Club Relaxxx switched to a coyote bar in December 2011. The venue was previously Club Sin City, Black & White, Taboo and Babewatch. Now closed
Don't like the location since it right front of the boxing ring in Siren Complex. Beers are somewhat on the warm side and the bathroom are in the dingy corner of the complex.
But girls are great and very energetic. Mamasan is very friendly and she speaks English well. Matter of fact, most girls speak English well. It's also own by Sunny so if you don't see him at Lennie's, you will sure to see him there drinking beer.
Hard Rock Pool
Walking Street: Soi Lucky Star
As the name suggests the bar has several pool tables and a resident rock band.
Open until early morning and attracts a few lady boys although not as many as the very early morning venue, JP Bar, opposite.
Harem Club Flatrate
Opened on 3rd August 2013. Closed after a year or so.
Small bar only about 20ft x 12ft but what it lacks in size it makes up with in the friendly way you are treated by pat and the girls. No pressure to buy ladies drinks!!! but you will as the girls are great company.
Suffers from multiple music from multiple bars.
Beer bar cleared in Autumn 2012 to make way for Sensations A-GoGo
Disco opened in December 2009. Closed in January 2010
The bar re-modelled and has done away with the band
Hot Tuna is one of the largest bars in Walking Street, and has Pool, TV, girls and live music.
Inside, there's a main bar, where girls are happy to play bar games. Upturned beer kegs serve as drinks tables
To the rear there's a stage where a good live band plays a range of tracks including both new and old material.
There's the inevitable giant TV screen for live football and other sport.
Drinks are not the cheapest in town but it stands out from the rest.
Bar for watching the walkers of Walking Street. Plenty of pool tables and girls to play with. One has to put up with some pretty loud dance music though as the bar features a pretty expansive sound system.
Coyote bar associated with Insomnia Disco above. Beware of coyote barfines reported to be 1400 Baht. Beers went up to 170 Baht for a bottle in 2011/12 peak season. There's a discount card that knocks teh beer price down top 125 Baht.
I'm Easy Too
Siren Boxing Complex
(by Walking Street arch)
Open beer bar owned by Pattaya forum member Torrenova
Soi 16, Covent Garden Complex
Hostess bar opened October 2006, previously Images A-GoGo. Closed in spring 2007. The building is now gutted.
Soi Marine Plaza.
Disco moved to Walking Street and renamed to Club Insomnia, see above.
Review by Carl, November 2006: An Absolute Cracker
In my opinion this is the place for late night stalking where an absolute cracker can be picked up. Just sit on a perch and wait for the eyes of a numerous amount of ladies and then just take your pick. Good atmosphere apart from the toilets
which are terrible. Great friendly bar staff and open late.
A very good late night hangout is the JP Beer bar near walking street. It's usually pretty dead until around 1 or 2 am just when the go gos and discos start to close. A lot of short time go go girls look for their 2nd customer here OR the ones that
didn't get barfined earlier look for their 1st customer. A good way to avoid the bar fines
La Notte is bright, colourful, and warm. The attention to detail -from the light fittings down to the plates, cups, and tablecloths- is readily evident.
One of the major attractions is the front terrace where customers can sit outside and watch the street: a perfect place for a relaxing with a good coffee or over a couple of beers. Food is the main attraction, but I can see this place becoming a popular
spot with those who want somewhere to start a night of boozing or who just want to escape the madding crowd and relax with a partner or a few friends.
Lam Morrison's House of Rock
Soi Marine Plaza
(access from Walking Street via Soi Lucky Star)
Music venue, closed, Lam Morrison returned to Blues Factory
Discotheque/freelance bar much raided by Pattaya police
Potential customers should note that on one police raid, customers were hurt due to an emergency exit to the street being locked. In fact the packed interior and narrow entrance corridor suggests that this would be a nightmare in an emergency.
Drinks in the 170-200 Baht range
News June 2016: Renvation
The disco has closed for extensive restoration
News June 2014: Police closure
The disco suffered a substantial police closure to thuggery by the club's bouncers. Regulars are being redirected to 808 Club, a few doors down Walking Street. Re-opened on 11th August
Review May 2012: Popular and Busyx
Beers are still 170 Baht for farangs (paid for on delivery). Mostly loud US rap, music wise. Very popular with freelancers. There's a live band which alternates with DJs. Generally busy after midnight.
News July 2010: Price Watch
Beers are now 170 Baht for farangs whilst Thais pay 90 Baht.
If you are into hip hop and gangsta rap I don’t think there is a better place in Pattaya to listen to it. The DJ’s pump out a 30 minute set and then flawlessly, the absolutely fabulous band takes over, all vocalists take turns, one better
than the other, the line up includes a gorgeous girl who is not on the stage just for her beauty, she gives as good as the guys with perfect attitude.
Lucifer’s have spared no expense on the sound system, the light show is appropriate for what the place is, just to remind you, a sort of underground music focused venue with a customer base of hard core hip hop music lovers.
There were plenty of freelances on the prowl so you could go on your own and still get laid, but its not like your shooting fish in a barrel, you may have to work a bit, I saw a couple of guys get knock backs. My advice would to bring a girl with
you’re your probably safer that way also.
Lucifer is the place to go around 2 am. It is a great place, many girls, great DJ but pretty expensive drinks (shots can be around 220 baht... There is no real dance floor but still everybody is dancing.
Disco. Watch out for the 250 Baht Bicardi Breezers
This is the big Arab orientated disco that gets busy between about 2am until closing time at about 4am. Lots of girls in there and many farangs as well as arabs. It's situated kind of opposite Coyotes.
Marine Pool Bar
Soi Marine Plaza
(off Pratamnak Road)
New upstairs bar on the site of the old Club Insomnia. Opening soon (as of Sept 2009)
The Mask Club
Walking Street (south end)
Previously Glamour Club
Beer bar. Redeveloped in January 2009 and is now called Ring the Bell, see below
On the 3rd Floor of the New Bali Hai Plaza at the South end of Pattaya Beach, the grand opening took place of a new Discotheque aimed at the foreign and Thai market.
Mixx Nightlife offers two rooms of music featuring a variety of dance and hip-hop music. Area 1 is known as the Rouge Club and features the best of R&B and Hip Hop, area 2 is the Crystal Palace featuring the best of House, Trance and Progressive
Disco with coyote dancers. Intermittent opening and closed in June 2011. Re-opened on 30th September 2011.
Russian owned and very expensive lady drinks at 300 Baht. Bottled beer 95 Baht.
Walking Street Soi 14/15
Nightclub with a low key opening on 27th February 2013. The Venue was previous Top Girls and then Illusions. Closed at the end of March 2013 with a sign suggested that the bar will try something new. Something news turned out to be complete closure
Open coyote bar new for July 2011. Previously Paris and Atlantis A-GoGo. Set to open 1st August 2011. The shutters were up on 18th September. Re-opened but closed and up for sale in May 2012. Re-opened 1st November 2012.
News November 2012: Re-opened
Mum Bar re-opened 1st of December 2012. The bar had a bit of a upgrade, same layout, walls are now wooden, not painted,
There's a new pool table at the back of the bar, and as before there are coyote dancers,
News August 2012: Renovations
The bar is now installing a glass front and will re-open soon, presumably still with coyotes dancers but now with aircon.
: Soi 15
Beer bar now refitted and renamed Cats Corner, see below
I also like New Star Bar on Walking Street, that's my normal hang out.
New York New York
Soi Marine Plaza
A nightclub with a little decoration provided by agency coyote girls. The bar flirted with being a GoGo type bar earlier in the evening but this idea did not last long. It is reported to be the same owners as Moon Club. It is located at the venue that
was once Coyotee's A-GoGo. Closed on 1st March 2013
From day one we have had consistently good business. The bar itself can be a little deceptive because of the size and the four different areas. Fifty people can virtually disappear and it takes over 100 people to make the place look slightly busy. For me
this is a great advantage as the relaxing, chill out atmosphere is not spoilt even when we are busy.
The freelancer situation is evolving and getting better all the time. We are always promoting the beer garden to the girls and building up a nice set of regulars. New girls stumble in every day and overall I am satisfied we are on the right track. It is
still a bit hit and miss and will probably remain so for a few more months. You just have to try your luck and maybe wait for a while for new girls to wander in.
I have mentioned busy times before but I think it is a bit self defeating to do so. Last week I write that I was surprised by the number of girls arriving after 10pm. On Friday night we had about 25 girls sitting at the bar at 7 pm and 5 guys. By 9 pm
that had changed to 25 guys and 5 girls. Sometimes the balance is right and sometimes it is not. I am sure this will continue until we are better known.
I saw a comment on a board last week about the rules of engagement. Basically the poster was saying he was not going to approach the girls and if they did not approach him nothing was going to happen. That approach will work in just about every bar in
Pattaya but it will not work at the Pattaya Beer Garden. You must make first contact. If you can’t or won’t do that then the PBG is probably not for you. If you approach a girl at the bar I can almost guarantee that you will not be rebuffed.
The girls are there to find a man after all. Even fat old balding people like me are seen as desirable meat mates. So don’t be shy just say Hi. The rest will follow naturally and without pressure.
We are in to out June promotions now. The freelancer discount continues. Bring your own freelancer and receive a 100 baht discount off your order. Please ask clearly for "The Freelancer Discount" when ordering.
Happy hours are 3 pm to 5 pm and then again 9 pm to 11 pm every day. All bottled beers are 50 baht (except Corona). This week we have permanently lowered the price of Corona and Strongbow.
A new thing we are trying in June is the "Sunset Promotion". The PBG is a great place to watch the sunset each evening around 6:30 pm. It can be quite spectacular. From 5:30 pm to 7 pm each night we are offering the "Sunset Special".
A plate of Thai h'orderves and a Sundowner cocktail for two hundred baht. The Thai snacks are very tasty and farang friendly (will not blow your head off) and the Sundowner cocktail packs a bit of a wallop with three shots of the hard stuff.
News April 2008: Open
The bar is now open for business and the Pattaya regulars have been giving a good reception. There are plenty of promotions during May to give it a good kick start.
News March 2008: Freelancers
People have always wondered why Pattaya doesn't have a venue for freelancers along the lines of Bangkok's Beer Garden on Soi 7.
Well bar owner Pattaya Pete (previously of FLB) has bought a venue that he hopes will emulate the success of the Beer Garden. The venue is hardly a garden though, as it is at the back of the Pier Complex overlooking the sea.
It is a large venue and will feature reasonable prices so as to encourage customers and girls to hang around and buy a few drinks. There will be no bar fines.
The lady boy beer bar closed in April 2007. And has now been replaced by Coleen's Bar, see above
Nightclub opened in December 2011 replacing Goodfellas, and before that 19th Hole. Upmarket disco with good decor and expensive drinks which is targeted at the young folk. The bar has a few coyote dancers for decoration. Closed and is set to become Apple
Pub in May 2014.
Players Dance Club
Soi Marine Plaza
Lounge bar with disco dancing girls, closed in June 2006. Venue then became Club Insomnia
Pattaya Soi 16
(at the corner with Walking Street)
An Indian nightclub took over from Soi 16 Music Hall in December 2017.
(Under The Pier Disco)
Russian targeted live music venue which opened in 2014. Closed by July 2016.
Republica Disco TK
(Opposite Soi Diamond)
Disco opened December 26th 2008. 165 Baht for bottled beer. Closed in May/June 2008.
(South end of Walking Street)
Nightclub. New for 2012.
Rh ino opened on 20th June 2011 in the venue that was previously Hot Tuna Pool and before that a GoGo called Teasers. The bar has ownership connections with the Hot Tuna beer bars. The GoGo converted to an open coyote bar in January 2014 and closed over
the summer of 2014. It re-opened on 15th November 2014 as a GoGo. It closed in December 2014 but re-opened in January 2015 as a coyote bar. It closed again by January 2016.
I enthusiastically second the Rolling Stone 2 bar where Soi 16 meets Walking Street. They have a terrific band that plays all the classic rock standards. It's a big bar overlooking Walking Street so it's perfect for people-watching. You can play pool,
flirt with the girls, watch sports on the TVs or just chill. By far my favorite beer bar.
Pattaya brochure review February 2006: Rolling Welcome
The bar has a pleasant outside seating environment for watching passers by on Walking Street. The bar has over 30 beautiful women as well as excellent live music.
Both Gary and Noi, his friendly wife are always great ones to talk to and they definitely made us feel welcome.
Review Autumn 2005: Doubtless a Good Business
A note for all the doubters of the Covent Garden Complex the Rolling Stone 2 Bar is exceeding all business expectations!
Have to agree with you that the Rolling Stone 2 bar is rather nice, I spent a night drinking there until the sun came up.
Beer bar. Took over from Don't Tell Mama Bar in December 2010. Keep your eye on the tab.
The Roo Bar & Guesthouse
98 Walking Street
Beer bar, previously known as the Jan Bar. The owners retired in June 2017 and the bar closed. The venue is no Tantra A-GGo.
March 2006: Bar Culture
The bar TV hosts all of Australia's sporting and cultural events such as ANZAC Day, Melbourne Cup Day and Australia Day etc. Football games and finals series (AFL & NRL) are recieved from Australia live via satellite, along with other major
Australian sporting events.
The Roo Bar has Aussie owners, Bob & Roundy, at least one of them always present. Icy cold beer, good conversation with owners and other customers, no loud music. Quick service. The bar is full most nights, high and low season despite having to sit
on backless stools. Serious beer drinkers stay all night, and spend spend spend.
Open front bar popular with the Australians. Great hosts, nice girls, cold beer and lotsa, lotsa bullshit!!
On the other hand: It is a depressingly grubby bar and always seems to be inhabited by Australians who come all the way to LOS to sit in a bar talking to other Australians about Australia! The only women I have seen in there were ones I had wished I
They tried to pull the you never pay trick where they claim you never paid the bill while you are waiting for your change. Could not get through to the tourist police so I ended up paying the bill 3 times. 590 baht bill, gave them 1000, no change, and
ended up giving them 500 again to settle and leave. I thought this stuff was in the past, however it is alive and well here. I would advise pay as you go here
Bottled beer is 115 Baht and draft beer is 70 Baht.
Review by Materialsman, October 2009: Cheers Style Bar
I quite like Secrets as a concept, and I am a regular contributor to their website Forum, though I do consider they charge like a wounded rhinoceros for my favoured bottled Heineken, thus forcing me to drink the draft beer Tiger on my visits here, I
don't have a problem paying outrageous prices for a bottled beer in a Go-Go, where there is acres of naked flesh on display, but I feel that in a Coyote style Bar, the pricing in Club Blu or the Honeypot is more to my liking.
Secrets is what it is, a sort of Cheers style Bar where everyone knows your name and was busy as always, a very successful business concept, perhaps partly, but not singularly due to the ubiquitous and gregarious Manager Larry ,
though last night I felt the Mamasan was a bit hasty in trying to thrust a girl at me for company , actually before I had even got my first beer, that may be fine for a shy newbie , but I like to take my time and actually select a cutie to
sit with me, it's a minor irritation, but I guess it worked, as I felt obliged to buy a lady drink and swap idle where you come from ,' 'what's your name' style crap until I could beat a retreat.
Info Dec 2008: Prices
Barfines for hostesses are 450 Baht. 1000 Baht for dancers before midnight (including afternoons until 3pm) and 600 Baht after midnight. Draft Tiger is 60 Baht
Service was good, there were a shit load of girlies and a good load of them hot, the pizza we ordered was spanking, and the ale was cold.
Review April 2007: Lonely (but Good Food)
The general Pattaya rule is that bars employ hostesses but restaurants generally avoid them.
I thought it would be nice to have meal with company rather than the usual eating alone so I stopped by Secrets as one of the few bars that combine girls with food (and aircon)
Unfortunately the way that Secrets hook up the girls with customers is pretty naff and it wasn't to be. The girls were lined up just inside the door and they were a pretty mixed bunch. A couple of oldies were the first to catch my eye in the short time
that you to make a choice. My body language sent out distress signals to alert the two oldies that they shouldn't bother trying their luck. Unfortunately the whole pack of girls caught the same distress signals and the whole lot ignored me for the entire
Once inside and having time to survey the scene it seems that many customers were sitting there lonely and that the girls would either ignore them all or else flock around a few big spending, big character types that were probably regulars. They clearly
were enjoying the attention so there are surely a few good reviews deserved by the bar.
Still I pressed on with the food order and the service was prompt and efficient.
The meal was very good and the chef had made a fine effort to put a little style and originality into basic pub food.
Just a shame that no hostesses so much as glanced in my direction.
Info Dec 2006: Prices
Barfines for hostesses are 400 Baht. 1000 Baht for dancers before midnight and 600 Baht after midnight.
Review by jj, Dec 2006: Keep it a SECRET
The only ones likely to be spread a word of mouth ad for Secrets are the investors. This place is best kept a secret from seasoned punters.
We found ourselves on Walking Street a bit before the angel-hour of 8PM. The first group of hello-girls we encountered south of Pattaya Tai were touting Secrets . They promised "sexy girls". Being easily swayed, we fell for the ploy.
Secrets is one of those beautifully appointed bars that cost the investors a large fortune to outfit. It's attraction stops there. At that early hour, there were perhaps 20-25 ladies in residence. For the most part they were completely ignoring the 3-5
punters present. They were arranged in gaggles of 4-6, deeply engaged in conversation among themselves; one group surrounding a video game machine near the side door. Everything the previous reviewers said about this place: seating, music, oldies and
fatties is completely true. Three large flat-screen TVs were showing a concert video -- with the sound off. The DJ was playing the standard CD that the Thai government seemingly issues with every liquor license. Drink prices were going rate except for
something called "Secrets Cocktails" of unspecified ingredients for 280 baht!
Likely the investors will pepper sites like this with rave reviews in hopes of recouping their funds. With the competition on Walking Street alone, I give this place a year at most before they pull the plug.
Review Sept 2006: Suay
The bar is immediately attractive. It features a central bar with comfortable chairs at the bar. There are bays of couch seating around the back. Lighting and decoration is spot on.
There are dancing poles with girls in disco wear.
Bottled Tiger Beer was very reasonable at 50 Baht. San Miguel, spirits and lady drinks are 95 Baht
I didn't stay long though as the hostess who attached herself to me was an oldie. In fact the girls on the prowl in my vicinity weren't a very attractive bunch but I did spot a couple of pretty girls around the other side of the bar.
Stands out from the crown in that it features massive quantities of ornaments and soft furnishing etc. It looks like a lifetimes work for a rather eccentric owner. There are so many dangly things and cushions and tapestries and pictures that there seems
little room for customers. Doesn't seem to matter much though as I have rarely seen many.
It is a bar where I will surely pop in one day. But the nearby rather basic, loud, garish & tasteless bars have one slight advantage over Shangri La, they are stocked with attractive short time girlfriends.
Lady boy bar took over from Teazers on 6th January 2014. Didn't last long and closed in March 2014
Mostly absent Thai female owner, Thai cashier manages each shift. Draught beer is flat, bottled beer is almost warm, music mostly loud but they will turn the volume down if asked. Service is good, girls don't push themselves onto you unless you wink at
them. The bar never does a roaring trade. Serious beer drinkers have one (maybe leave half of it) and move on.
It is an exceptionally neat design and layout, up on the second floor, sitting on top of the beer bars that run the entire length of the left side of the alley, with an open-air seating arrangement and plush booths to relax in, in a complete open-air
The exceptionally fancy style of the bar is unfortunately offset by the poorest view of any bar in the city: That being the unadorned and neglected rears of the buildings over on Soi BJ.
Everything about the bar seems to ooze quality, and the ice vodka room is a great way to instantly cool down from the hot nights that have started again. Also when you take a lady into the ice room with you I doubt very much that they will have
experienced cold like this.
One thing I really liked is the hostess outfits, every girl looked very stylish.
Dance Bar opened summer 2006 and gone dark by October 2006. then Lam Morrison's Rock Bar. Now Marine Pool Bar
Opened as a GoGo in November 2005 in the location that was previously Amazon A-GoGo. Went coyote and in early 2007 and then moved into the late night club market in the summer of 2007. Things didn't work out and the bar was sold to become Lollipop A-GoGo
Well known Bangkok restaurant and bar comes to Walking Street from 21st March. The Bangkok branches are also well known for attracting freelancers. Drinks around the 120 Baht mark.
Review June 2008: Happening
One of my drinking friends was recommending a new happening disco on Walking Street. I tried to make sense of her directions and I knew of no disco at the Beach Road end of Walking Street.
She assured me that there was one, as she had been 3 times and enjoyed herself every time.
I think she was talking about the new Gulliver's owned Walking Street Sports Cafe. I wasn't entirely convinced as she could not recall a large red car hung on the wall as you walk in. How could you miss it.
Its a brand new upmarket trendy bar not sure who the owners have aimed it at.
Well fitted venue looks and feels expensive, with tasty decor very well done, supposedly imitating an underground station
Flat screens every where even in the LUXURY loo's SHOWING sports events.
Food, Thai and western ALL reasonably priced as are drinks. The bar staff are attentive, usual bar games and pool were being played though seems a bit out of place in this styled venue.
If they get the music volume sorted and dump the DJ, I would go back the place was quite busy with a lot of punters over 50 yet the music was blaring hip hop to which the only persons responding to the incessant over loud thumping were the bar staff
There is very very low ambient lighting. If you decide to order food, the table service stand overlooking your shoulder with a torch whilst you peruse the menu,
Beer bar opened in May 2008. Closed in June 2009. Became Fantasy Sports Grill in July 2009, see above
Bar targeting the Japanese karaoke crowd opened in May 2015.
(Pier Entertainment Complex)
Beer bar. The upstairs Pier Complex closed in September 2009
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.