Soi 6 is a 340 meters long short-time street (pardon the pun) situated about 600 meters north of Central Pattaya Road and between Pattaya Beach Road and 2nd Road.
Soi 6 is one of Pattaya’s most popular adult nightlife streets, famous for its short-time bars and scantily dressed Thai bar girls.
Soi Yodsak, Soi Half Dozen, and The Six are common alternative names for Soi 6, as are nicknames that are more descriptive of what happens on Soi 6—such as Soi Sex, Soi Short Time, and Soi Filth.
While single men seeking female company may find the aptly named bars and crowds of scantily clad Thai bar girls of Soi 6 in full swing somewhat alluring and inviting, a family with young children will almost certainly find it a little obscene and forbidding.
What girls wear for work on Soi 6 is often uniform, sexy, and small.
What ladyboys wear on Soi 6 is often less, especially if you care to venture down the Famous street in the early hours of the morning.
Businesses on Soi 6
Aside from the Queen Victoria pub and restaurant, a massage parlor or two, a pharmacy, and one or two other small businesses, Soi 6 is predominantly a street of bars.
Both sides of the 4.5-meter-wide street are populated with mainly open-fronted 3-storey shophouse-style bars with short-time guest rooms upstairs.
In the bars that are not open-fronted, those that offer some privacy, you can expect the girls to be a little more “hands-on” like the girls are within the darkened confines of many gentlemans’ clubs in the Soi Buakhao area and upstairs at some of Pattaya’s famous raunchy gogo bars.
There are 70–80 bars on Soi 6, each of which is typically staffed by 10 or more girls. At many bars, as is common in most adult nightlife areas in Pattaya, some of the girls are ladyboys.
Most bars on Soi 6 are open from around 1 PM to 2 PM. The best time to visit is mid-afternoon onwards when the bars are fully staffed.
Most men visit Soi 6 for mongering purposes (to enjoy some adult interaction with bar girls), so expect the girls at most bars to quickly offer their company and ask if you would like to buy them a drink.
Like Walking Street and Soi Buakhao, though, it’s an excellent spot for people-watching. So if you want to enjoy a cold beer while watching the daily “goings on” of Soi 6, the girls won’t be offended if you politely decline their company and don’t buy them drinks.
Prices on Soi 6
At 80–100 baht for Thai beers such as Chang and Leo, beer prices on Soi 6 are about average. You won’t find cheap happy-hour beer prices of Soi Buakhao, but neither will you find overly expensive prices for beer like on Walking Street.
The cost of lady drinks on Soi 6 is around 150 baht. Online dating apps aside, it’s one of the cheapest places to hook up with girls for fun in Pattaya. Female company for a short time on Soi 6 costs a minimum of 1000 baht plus a 300–500 baht bar fine which, at most places, includes the use of a room.