Since July 1, 2022, the Thailand Pass has been canceled, most other restrictions imposed due to Covid have been relaxed, and Pattaya bars and nightlife venues, along with massage parlors, are allowed to open as normal. That means bars, gogo clubs, and nightclubs in Pattaya can stay open until 2 AM.
Hotels are also opening as normal, and due to the relatively low number of visitors, most guest friendly hotels in Pattaya are offering big discounts.
For those that are willing to pay the high price of flights at the moment, the question is: what is Pattaya nightlife like in 2022 after Covid?, how many bars are open in Pattaya, and how many girls are in the bars?
Pattaya Bars and Nightlife 2022 Reopening Updates & Latest News
The recovery and current state of nightlife in Pattaya 2022 are well documented on Youtube. Just search for “Pattaya nightlife 2022,” and you can watch countless videos of Pattaya nightlife last night, last week, in Soi LK Metro, Sois 7 and 8, Soi 6, Pattaya Funland, Walking Street, and so on.
What you will find is Pattaya nightlife is back to normal. There are lots of bars, gogo bars, and nightclubs open, with lots of girls, more than enough to make a vacation in Pattaya worthwhile.
All that’s missing from Pattaya in 2022 is tourists.
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Photos of Pattaya Nightlife August 2022
Here are some photos of how it was at some popular nightlife spots around Pattaya on Sunday, August 14, 2022.
Pattaya Bars & Nightlife Lockdown Periods
- 1st lockdown: March 18 to July 1, 2020
- 2nd lockdown: December 30, 2020, to February 5, 2022
- 3rd lockdown: April 9, 2021, to January 2022
Due to bars and nightlife venues being the first businesses to close and last to re-open during lockdowns, bar owners, Pattaya bar girls, and other staff employed at bars and nightlife venues were among the worst affected by Covid-19 restrictions in Pattaya.
Many bars in Pattaya turned to online “Pattaya girls live streams” to generate income for the remaining girls. Girls who lost their jobs sought alternative employment or returned to their family homes to live more cheaply until things got better.
Photos of Pattaya Nightlife During Covid
The photo below is Walking Street, Pattaya, Thailand, on a Saturday night in January 2021. Pattaya’s most famous nightlife zone, silent, in darkness, in a state of shutdown.
Pattaya, March 7, 2020
Shortly before the first Pattaya nightlife lockdown.
By now, business was already slow for most bars in Pattaya. On March 18, bars and nightlife venues in Pattaya were ordered closed. Initially, for two weeks, but the lockdown remained in place until July 1st.
Pattaya, 14 to 16 January 2021
During the second Pattaya nightlife lockdown.
On December 30, after a spike in Covid-19 cases in Thailand, Pattaya bars and nightlife venues were again ordered to close.
January 18, 2021
Pattaya Nightlife Re-opened After Second Lockdown Due to Covid-19, 5 February 2021
Pattaya bars and nightlife venues were allowed to once again on February 1, 2021. Most places remained shut until Friday February 5, which was the first weekend after re-opening.
Most of Walking Street remained in darkness, but a few gogo bars, beer bars, and nightclubs, including Lucifer, 808, Insomnia, Windmill, Dollhouse, Tantra, and Le Pub, were open.
On Soi 6, about 50 percent of the bars were open, and most had at least a customer two.
On Soi 7, once one of the most popular nightlife streets in Pattaya, there were about 3 bars open, sharing, at the time, a single customer.