Generally speaking, most of the nightlife action geared towards tourists is found in South Pattaya, with the densest concentration of bars, Go-Go bars, massage parlours and discos along the famous neon-drenched strip known as Walking Street (stretching from Soi 13 to 16). Unique and unruly, it’s shut off to traffic during the evening, with raunchy shows, bar games, competing stereos and lots of booze ‘all combining forces to make one huge party zone. Vying to satisfy crowds comprised mainly of men are armies of girls so friendly that even shy guys can confidently get cozy. If only for the ‘I’ve-seen-it’ experience rather than ‘I’ve done it’ enjoyment, it has to be experienced at least once.
More of the same can be found slightly further north at Soi Pattayaland 1, 2 or 3, especially in Go-Go and beer bars. Soi Pattayaland 3, known commonly as Boyz Town, caters to the burgeoning gay crowd. Towards Central Pattaya Road, Soi 7 to 8 is slightly less hectic but packed with clusters of open-air beer bars, restaurants and bars. And all along Second Road, are little pockets of beer bars.
At the bottom of Soi Diamond on Walking Street, Airport Club opens early in the afternoon (but it’s known for the later the better.) Girls at the front dressed up in their gimmick light-blue air hostess uniform, but the others inside (as can be expected) wear slightly less clothing. The bar has stages and poles, a shower area in the centre and a paddle play bed at the back. Prices of drinks are reasonable.