First time in Pattaya?. Ok, here’s what you need to know about Pattaya girls, lady-boys and nightlife – including Thai bar girls and safe sex in Pattaya, how the bar scene works, dos and dont’s and commonsense tips for single men, and the best places to stay for single guys in Pattaya.
Best Place to Stay for Single Man in Pattaya
In a nutshell, the best place to stay for single men visiting Pattaya for the nightlife and girls, is at a hotel close to the nightlife.
Where are the nightlife zones in Pattaya?
The main nightlife zones are in downtown Pattaya, that’s the area from North Pattaya Road to Walking Street. Within that area the most popular nightlife zones include Walking Street and the area between Central Pattaya Road and South Pattaya Road, including Soi Buakhao, Soi LK Metro, and the sois (streets) Pattaya Beach Road and 2nd Road.
Guest friendly hotels:
Choosing a hotel close to the nightlife is convenient, but more importantly, hotels near Pattaya’s nightlife zones are more likely to be “guest friendly” also known as “joiner friendly”. That simply means they have a guest friendly “joiner policy” and don’t charge a “joining fee” when you take a girl to your room.
Pattaya Girls, Sex, and Nightlife Scene
Pattaya is famous for it’s nightlife scene, girls (bar girls), and the associated sex industry and sex tourism. Pattaya’s Nightlife venues include beer bars, go-go bars, discos and nightclubs.
Pattaya nightlife, bar opening times:
The majority of beer bars in Pattaya are open by mid-day, many restaurant/bars open for breakfast as early as 06:00. The majority of go-go clubs open early to late afternoon, but some, along with discos and nightclubs only open from around 18:00 to 19:00 onward and stay open until the early hours of the morning.
What are bar-girls? You might say bar-girls are the main attraction for single men in Pattaya. In Thailand, the term “bar girls” refers to girls who work in bars (usually referred to as girly bars) and other nightlife venues, and offer – make themselves available for sex with customers. In short, bar-girls are sex-workers, prostitutes.
Sex With Bar Girls in Pattaya, How it Works, What it Costs
Most times, it’s not “you picking up bar girls” it’s bar-girls picking up you. You enter a bar, sit down, order a drink. A girl introduces herself, asks if she can sit down, or just engages you in conversation across the bar. You like her? – tell her to take a seat. You don’t like her? – make your excuses and decline.
From the point you decide you want to get more intimate with her – it’s going to cost a few drinks, a bar fine, and a fee for her. For more information on lady drinks, bar fines, long-time and short-time sex prices in Pattaya, click on the link. below.
Beyond the beer bars and go-go clubs, the sex industry in Pattaya extends to “some” massage parlors, full body (soapy) massage parlors, fetish bars, and the more discrete gentleman’s clubs.
Pattaya Bar Etiquette
Whether you choose to sit a ta bar, or at a table, someone will come along and take your order. When they return with your drink they will also bring your bill, placed inside a small bin. Every time you order a new drink a new bill is added to the bin. Common practice is to pay the bill (check bin) before you leave.
Usually, the bill, and your change will be presented inside a folder. If you would like to leave a tip (up to you) just place it inside the folder.
At every bar there is a bell, usually hanging over the bar. Ringing the bell means you are buying a drink for every person in the bar.
Dress code at bars, go-go clubs, discos and nightclubs in Pattaya is as you please, shorts and ‘T’ shirt are perfectly acceptable.
Avoid Clip Joints & Tourist Traps
Clip joints and tourist traps basically try to extract as much from you as they can. They might advertise cheap beer to lure you inside, then serve you beer at 2 or 3 times the advertised price. Or the girls might be pushy, demanding, rather than asking for lady drinks, which in turn are hugely over-priced.
The best advice is to always ask the price, or ask for a price list before you order. In case you were already served an over-priced drink, just drink up, pay the bill and leave.
There’s really little point complaining, as the reply might be a threat of violence, just cut your losses and go, never to return.
Safe Sex, Bring Your Own Condoms
You can buy condoms easily enough in Pattaya. They stock them at 7-11, Family Mart, pharmacies and supermarkets. Problem is, they might not have your size, your brand. So bring your own, and absolutely – definitely make sure you use them. I really don’t know what the risk of catching STD’s is in Pattaya, but given the circumstances, it must be a lot higher than in most places.
Lady-boys in Pattaya?
If you’ve never seen Thai lady-boys before, well, at first you might be surprised to see what are very obviously men wearing dresses. You might be even more surprised when you discover the red hot chick you just pulled has male bits, meat & 2 veg, as they say.
This guide is for single men making their first trip to Pattaya, you should also read these general tips for first timers in Pattaya.
Enjoy your first time in Pattaya, have fun, use commonsense, and don’t forget your condoms.