Pattaya City is clearly the center of the city’s shopping and entertainment districts, internationally known for its nightlife and adult entertainment. The area features hundreds of beer bars, gogo bars, pubs and other entertainment venues, dozens of hotels and many dining options. Soi LK Metro is the place to go if you want to rub elbows with more of a local crowd. If you are young and single and want convenient access to shopping, dining and entertainment, this is a great place to live.
Walking Street is perhaps the most popular tourist destination for entertainment for tourists. The area running between Beach Road and Second Road from Soi 7 to Soi 13 features many beer bars. The area north of soi 6 is more sedate, with 5-star hotels and formal dining. And there is a wide selection of Pattaya City property situated in this conveniently located section.
Soi LK Metro and Soi Buakhao are arguably more popular nightlife areas for expat residents. The variety of options rivals Walking Street, but prices tend to be a bit lower and there are normally fewer tourists.
Pattaya Beach is very popular with tour groups partaking in array of water sport options, including para-sailing, banana boats and jet skis. There are many vendors offering beach chairs and umbrellas where you can rest and enjoy the breeze and the sun. We do not recommend swimming in Pattaya Bay.
Shopping in Pattaya
There are numerous shopping opportunities in Pattaya Beach, which boasts several shopping malls, huge jewelry shops, art galleries, many spas, restaurants and massage therapy. Central Mall (Beach Road, Soi 9) is the newest, featuring Central Department Store as its anchor, with virtually every other type of retail shopping and dining experience available. Other shopping opportunities include the Avenue Mall (Second Road, Soi 13/1), Central Festival (Second Road, Soi 2), Royal Garden Plaza (Beach Road, Soi 13/2), and several local markets.
Getting around Pattaya Beach is very easy. If your destination is a bit too far to walk, simply hop on the next baht bus, press the buzzer at your desired stop, and hand the driver ten baht for each passenger. Here you really do not need a car, unless you plan to golf or visit the attractions in the outskirts of town.
Pattaya Real Estate – Walk Anywhere From Your City Center Condo
For those looking to acquire Pattaya real estate, there are many options here. Northshore Condo has set the standard for luxury for the past 5 years, and Avenue Residence, City Garden, and The Urban remain popular. If you are interested in new builds nearing completion, The Base by Sansiri, Centara Avenue Residence, and Centric Sea are the most popular options along Pattaya Beach.
Pattaya City Guide
Pattaya City Beaches
Pattaya Beach: this sandy beach stretches from just south of the Dusit Hotel to the entrance to Walking Street. Grab a beach chair, curl up with a good book and enjoy the sights, sounds and aromas of fresh seafood.
Dining in Central Pattaya
Casa Pascal: The owner of Casa Pascal can often be seen mingling amongst the diners, checking to see that all is well and explaining about how he uses only the very finest ingredients. This includes rarities such as Atlantic lobsters and European mushrooms or truffles. The menu is varied including Continental cuisine and a few Thai dishes. The seafood is some of the best offered around town. Pattaya Second Road, South Pattaya. Tel: +66 (0)3 872 3660.
Beefeater Steak House: a relaxed pub style restaurant serving the best quality steaks, Scandinavian, Thai, and a variety of other Western dishes. You’ll love the all you can eat Mexican Buffet! Tacos, baby back ribs, and more every Saturday and Sunday afternoon! Located on Soi Diana near 2nd Road just opposite Mike Shopping Mall..
Terrazzo Restaurant at Holiday Inn: Lively setting features open kitchen island, wood-burning pizza oven and alfresco seating. The pizzas are crispy and fresh, and other choices include antipasti, salads, pastas, and desserts. Dine while enjoying the cooling breezes off Pattaya Bay. Located at Holiday Inn Hotel, Pattaya Beach Road.
Nightlife in Pattaya City
Walking Street: If you have never visited Walking Street for a night of fun, don’t miss it. Whether you want to check out the latest go-go club, listen to excellent live music or dance until the sun comes up, this is the place for you.
Gulliver’s Pattaya: if you are a sports enthusiast and want to catch your favorite team, this is the place to go. Many TVs located throughout this pub-style bar & restaurant, including theatre seating with large projector screen. If you enjoy a good game of pool, play on one of the tables with locals and tourists alike. Located at Pattaya Beach Rd Soi 1.
Soi LK Metro: The Soi is full of bars, gogo bars, pubs restaurants, guesthouses and hotels. It tends to be favored by local expat residents, partly because prices are a little lower and venues a bit more intimate than establishments on Walking Street. Access from either Soi Diana or Soi Buakhao, just around the corner from The Base Pattaya.
Other Pattaya Area Neighborhoods
East Pattaya (includes Khai Noi, Khao Talo, Mabprachan, Noern Plabwan, Pong, Siam Country Club)
Huay Yai (includes Phoenix Golf and Silver Lake)
Pattaya City (also includes North Pattaya and South Pattaya)
Wongamat Beach (includes Naklua)
Suburban Areas to the North (includes Laem Chabang and Sri Ratcha)
Suburban Areas to the South (includes Baan Chang and Sattahip