Sex, diversity of sexual “experiences,” Pattaya’s fun-loving—sexy Thai bar-girls, and vibrant but risqué nightlife entertainment are what Pattaya is better known for, and why—for men of every age, disposition, and background—Pattaya is a single man’s paradise.
Some guys come to indulge in every aspect of Pattaya’s “sex and nightlife scene,” to party hard, turn sexual fantasies into reality, and to have sex with as many cute Thai girls as their finances and stamina permit. By contrast, some guys visit Pattaya only for the girls, to spend their holiday in Pattaya enjoying the “romantic” company of a like-minded girl—aka a GFE, or to get a “Thai girlfriend travel companion.” What it costs to hire a Thai girlfriend for a week or any length of time can be relatively cheap compared to what it costs to pick up Pattaya bar-girls every day.
Of course, Pattaya sounds like great fun for a single guy, and when you know how it works and what to expect, it is. But, especially for guys visiting for the first time, there are avoidable pitfalls and dangers in Pattaya. The secret to having the best time for single men in Pattaya for girls, sex, and naughty nightlife is to plan and prepare carefully and know what to expect before visiting Pattaya.
Along with the Pattaya nightlife, bar-girls, sex, hotel booking, and Thai girlfriend guides on this page, I recommend you also have a good read up on dating Thai bar-girls and Thai bar-girl scams.
Pattaya Girl Guides
Paying For Bar Girls in Pattaya — How it works, how to pick bar-girls in Pattaya and what bar-girls cost, including; lady drinks, bar fine prices, and short-time and long-time sex prices in Pattaya.
Thai Girlfriend Experience (GFE) — What is a girlfriend experience in Thailand—exactly, and how to get one.
Picking Up Pattaya Girls Online — For all kinds of dating, including getting a Thai girlfriend experience to hang out with or travel with, picking up girls for casual sex in Pattaya, and meeting Thai women for serious dating, using an online dating site is the best way to pick up girls outside of the nightlife and sex industry in Pattaya.
What are Thai Bar Girls Scams?
The most common Thai bar-girl scam happens when a guy develops feelings for a bar-girl and believes that she also has feelings for him. In the case of a Thai bar-girl who is only interested in how much money she can get out of a guy, she will play the part of “girlfriend.” She might tell him the sex was the best, that she likes him because he has a good heart, he’s not like other farang men (foreign men), and all the usual things a boyfriend wants to hear.
He might ask her to stop working in the bar and agrees to send her money, a monthly allowance, and living expenses until he returns to Thailand. Or it might be that sooner or later, she starts calling or texting to tell him she misses him—and that her father’s buffalo is sick, or there is some family crisis or problem, please send money to fix.
In reality, she doesn’t care about him at all; she continues to work in the bar and have sex with customers despite him sending a monthly allowance, and her father doesn’t even own a buffalo, but she does have a gambling debt or loan to pay off. And the guy is just one of many such “boyfriends” sending her a monthly allowance or sending money to fix sick buffaloes.
Not all bar-girls are bad, but hey, it’s one of those important things every guy needs to know before visiting Pattaya.
Pattaya Sex and Nightlife Scene
Outside of the typical adult nightlife venues like beer-bars and go-go bars, Pattaya’s sex industry extends to naughty massage parlors, soapy massage parlors, gentleman’s clubs, and girls working freelance online.
And although the downtown (central) area of Pattaya is by far the most popular—the sex industry extends to places such as Jomtien, Naklua, and East Pattaya (the Darkside).
Where is Downtown (central) Pattaya?
The Downtown Pattaya area is between North Pattaya Road and South Pattaya Road, and Walking Street. The most lively areas for nightlife, shopping, and entertainment in Pattaya are between Beach Road and Third (3rd) Road.
What are Girlie Bars and Adult Nightlife Venues in Pattaya?
Girlie bars are bars and clubs where women (bar-girls) entertain men. They include gogo clubs, beer bars, short-time bars, and gentleman’s clubs. Usually, if a bar appears to have an excessive number of female employees—it’s a girlie bar.
Discos and nightclubs are not girlie bars in the proper sense, but many freelancers frequent them, and bar-girls moonlight there when they’ve finished their shift in the bar.
Beer-bars in Pattaya are “typically” open-sided—like the one in the photo below, and are usually one of many bars found in beer-bar complexes. Beer-bars are great places to chill, chat, and play bar-games or pool with the girls or watch the world go by. As with most types of girlie bars in Pattaya—it’s normal to see a large influx of girls working in the bars from 5 to 6 PM onwards.
Gogo Bars in Pattaya
The best gogo bars in Pattaya are on Walking Street. Gogo bars differ in size and theme. There may be a single central stage with chrome polls on which skimpily dressed or naked girls take turns to dance, or multiple small stages and other features such as shower cubicles and Jacuzzis where semi-naked girls get soapy and frolic around.
What are Short Time Bars in Pattaya?
Short-time bars—including some gogo bars are bars where girls are available for an hour or two of short-time “fun” with customers, usually in a room on the premises. Soi 6—also known as Soi Sex, Soi Sauce, and Soi Yodsak—is the most popular “short-time” sex soi (street) in Pattaya.
Naughty Massage Parlors in Pattaya
Also known as “happy” and “happy ending” massage, it’s often difficult to distinguish them from traditional “normal” massage parlors unless the girls outside offer subtle—or sometimes not so subtle hints. Places like Soi Honey (photo below) and Soi Chaiyapoon are among the most popular places to try a naughty (happy ending) massage in Pattaya.
Soapy Massage Parlors in Pattaya
At soapy massage parlors in Pattaya—girls (masseuses) sit behind a large glass screen better known as a fishbowl. Customers choose a girl and go with her to a room for an “all-inclusive” experience—widely regarded as one of the best things for single men to do and a “must-do for men in Pattaya.”
What are Gentleman’s Clubs in Pattaya?
Gentlaman’s clubs are probably best described as discreet—upmarket short-time bars. Although they are becoming increasingly popular in Pattaya’s nightlife zones—some of the most popular gentleman’s clubs in Pattaya are in suburban locations. They are typically a large house modified for the purpose.
The girls at gentleman’s clubs in Pattaya are called “hostesses,” and similar to short-time bars—you can buy drinks for the hostesses and “entertain” them in a private room if you wish.
Pattaya Bar Opening Times
The majority of beer-bars in Pattaya are open by mid-day. Many bars-cum-restaurant 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.
Pattaya Bar Etiquette
When you order a bottle of beer in Pattaya, it gets served in a bottle cooler known as a condom (see photo below). If you want a glass, you must ask for one. Most importantly—the bill should be placed next to you in a cup-like container (bin) similar to the one in the photo below. Every time you order a new drink, a new—or updated bill goes in the container.
When it’s time to leave and pay—the final bill arrives inside a folder in which you place your money. Any amount of change will also be returned inside the folder. Should you leave a tip at bars in Pattaya? That’s up to you, but check the bill to see if there is a service charge.
Ringing the bell at bars in Thailand
Why do bars in Thailand have a bell placed over the bar? You should ring the bell ONLY if you want to buy drinks for everyone in the bar, that means all the staff, all the customers. The wooden penis attached to the bell in the photo below is also a lucky charm.
Which are the best naughty nightlife spots in Pattaya?
Whether it’s the girls’ friendliness and looks, the music, the quality of service, each bar and nightlife venue in Pattaya has its own unique vibe. And some nightlife spots (zones) are better known for certain types of venues or activities.
For example, Walking Street is home to Pattaya’s best gogo bars— its discos and nightclubs are the best places to party late into the night, Soi 6 is famous for short-time bars, and BoyzTown is Pattaya’s most prominent gay adult nightlife spot.
So, the best nightlife spot in Pattaya might be a chilled-out beer-bar on Soi 7, a gogo with a sexy show—or a groovy nightclub on Walking Street, or a short-time bar with friendly girls on Soi 6. It’s a matter of taste and preference; whether you’re a shy guy or a party animal, Pattaya’s famous naughty nightlife scene has something for everyone.
The best thing about the numerous popular nightlife spots in downtown Pattaya—it’s super easy and cheap to go from one to the next using baht buses or motorcycle taxis or even on foot.
Pattaya Naughty Nightlife Map
Popular Pattaya nightlife zones on the map include:
- Walking Street
- Pattaya Funland
- Sois 10 – 13
- Sois 7 & 8
- Soi 6
- Soi Buakhao
There are many popular sois (streets) and bar complexes located in the Soi Buakhao area, including:
- Soi Diana Inn (Soi 13)
- Soi LK Metro, off Soi Diana and Soi Buakhao
- Soi Lengkee
- Soi Chaiyapoon, just past Soi Lengkee
- Soi Honey (Soi 11)
- Tree Town
- Soi Made In Thailand
- Soi New Plaza
Pattaya nightlife zones map on Google maps.
Where to Stay in Pattaya for Single Men?
The best hotels for single men in Pattaya are called ‘guest friendly hotels,’ also known as joiner friendly or girl friendly hotels. They don’t charge any additional ‘joiner fee’ if you take a guest (girl) to your room.
Downtown (Central) Pattaya is the best place to stay for nightlife, and that’s where you can find the best guest friendly hotels in Pattaya—located close to all the best nightlife spots in Pattaya.
Price of Guest Friendly Hotels in Pattaya
Prices range from around 400 baht for basic rooms at cheap hotels and guest houses to 5000+ at 5-star hotels.
What to Bring to Pattaya
What to wear in Pattaya? Shorts, T-shirts, and sandals are appropriate for everyday wear in Pattaya. A pair of jeans or trousers and a pair of training shoes or casual shoes are essential if you plan to visit discos, nightclubs, fine-dining restaurants, or local government offices such as immigration.
Bring condoms: You can buy condoms at convenience stores, pharmacies, and supermarkets in Pattaya, but finding your favorite brand or size might a little difficult.
More tips for first time visitors to Pattaya:
This guide is primarily for men in Pattaya. For more information on getting to Pattaya, getting around, things to do, the best time to visit, pitfalls and dangers, dos and don’ts—read this Pattaya first time visitors guide.
Thanks for reading. Before you go, here’s something to remember, some well-known quotes and sayings about Pattaya:
No money, no honey.
In Pattaya, you never lose your girlfriend. You only lose your turn.
What happens in Pattaya stays in Pattaya.