Pattaya is famed for its vibrant nightlife, beaches, water sports and great day trips. Whether you’re here for a visit or are planning to stay for a while, you’re definitely going to want to check out all of the seven best bars in Pattaya.
It doesn’t matter whether you’re in the mood for boozy beats and some dancing or a chilled day on a sun lounger, hitting up a bar here is essential.
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The place to come if you want to get a drink and watch the sun go down. You’ll find Horizon Bar in the Hilton hotel and the views are absolutely unreal. The bar is on the 34th floor, so chill out to the DJ beats as you sip on signature cocktails and admire magnificent views of Pattaya Bay.
It’s not right on the beach, but the views make you feel like it is.
The very first (and still the best!) microbrewery in Pattaya, Hops Brew House has been welcoming guests from all over the world since 1997. It’s a Mecca for beer lovers in the area, with craft brews, wheat beer or dark beer. There’s also a tasty menu of German-inspired bites to eat.
The Cave is a lively rock bar and intimate live music venue that really makes you feel like you are in a real cave, thanks to its cosy vibes and ‘rock’ design. The music is loud and goes on until late, so you can party ’til the early hours. There’s also a great daily Happy Hour from 6-9pm.
Right in the heart of the madness at the entrance to Walking Street, you’ll find this popular bar and restaurant. Pattaya Beer Garden is a cute oasis to eat and drink while enjoying the most spectacular view of Pattaya Bay. You’ll be able to enjoy cheap drinks and get a view of the live Muay Thai boxing fights.
As the name suggests, Legends Pool & Sports Bar is one of the best bars in Pattaya for playing pool, darts or watching big sports matches on their large plasma-screen TVs. The pool tables are the best you’ll find in the city and the atmosphere is hard to beat. If you want somewhere chilled out yet lively, this is it.
You can’t come to Pattaya and not experience a legendary cabaret show. Alcazar is famous, with the reputation of being one of the best transvestite cabaret shows in Thailand. Sing along to old and new favourites as you have a few cocktails and enjoy the glitz and glamour on stage.
Can’t handle the heat? Step inside to this freezing ice bar, where can sip on the best cocktails in town in the -11 degrees bar. You will receive a warm jacket and hat if needed, but the one thing that will balance out the temperature is a shot of premium alcohol! Bartenders here really know what they’re doing, so order something special.