Sex is easy in Pattaya. Girls are sexy, fun-loving, and friendly. The nightlife is vibrant and risque. It’s cheap, warm, by the sea, and a carefree place to stay.
With so much on offer for so little, it’s no wonder Pattaya is known as a single man’s paradise and appeals to single men of every age, disposition, and background.
Of course, there’s a flip side to the Pattaya girls, sex, and nightlife scene, including hidden costs and scams, mercenary girls, and girls with bits that guys have.
With that in mind, here’s everything you need to know about Pattaya girls, sex, nightlife, and the best places to stay if you’re a single man planning your first vacation in Pattaya, Thailand.
How To Do Pattaya
If you’re a single man planning your first vacation in Pattaya, there’s very little planning to do.
Just book your flight, book an appropriate hotel (see below), and prepare.
Planning is more about knowing what to expect and what happens in Pattaya with girls, where to meet them, what it costs, and what you are paying for.
Where to Stay for Single Men on Vacation in Pattaya
The best hotels for single men in Pattaya are ‘guest friendly hotels,’ also known as joiner-friendly or girl-friendly hotels. They are hotels that don’t charge any additional ‘joiner fees’ 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.
Sex and Girls for Newbies in Pattaya
The pursuit of girls and sex, whether at bars and naughty nightlife venues, massage parlors, or online, will account for much of your time and most of your expenditure while on vacation in Pattaya.
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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 places for nightlife, shopping, and entertainment in downtown 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 Pattaya bar girls moonlight there when they’ve finished a customerless 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, 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 gogo 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 Pattaya agogo 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?
Gentleman’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 large houses 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 and Nightlife 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 gogo 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, or the quality of service, each bar and nightlife venue in Pattaya has its own unique vibe. And some Pattaya 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, for you, might be a chilled-out beer bar on Soi 7, a Pattaya gogo bar with a sexy show, 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 New Plaza
- Soi Made in Thailand
Pattaya nightlife zones map on Google Maps.
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 be 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, and 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.