The nightclubs in Pattaya are some of the best in all of Thailand. And if you are coming to this city to party, you’d be best to check out some of the amazing nightclubs in Walking street.
The great thing is that the clubs play a wide variety of music. From EDM, to Hip Hop, and also Live bands. It doesn’t matter what kind of party you are looking for, you will always find a great disco to dance the night away in Pattaya.
The Vibe Of Nightclubs in Pattaya
Pattaya attracts a wide variety of tourists. This makes the scene here quite exciting.
This city is a huge tourist hot spot. This means that you will see all types of foreigners there, and most of the places I list here will be quite busy every night (especially during the high season).
So no matter which venue you choose, you will usually find a lively crowd, with a good mix of people. A good portion of these party goers will be single gentlemen who specifically come to Thailand to party with the girls in Pattaya.
So it must be mentioned that these nightclubs will have both freelancers, and normal girls. Which is why I have also noted the percentage of freelancers that you should expect in each venue.
If you want to avoid the clubs with the freelancers, then just look at the clubs with lowest percentage of them. I understand that sometimes you might just want to go to a “normal” nightclub and not have that type of stuff in your face. Either way you will get the best information here.
In this article I will let you guys know of the best nightclubs in Pattaya, and also give you a brief analysis of each, and what type of crowd you can expect in them.
The best nightclubs are located on Pattaya’s famous Walking Street. So most of the freelancers and dancers from the nearby bars tend to visit these clubs, especially as the night progresses.
Around 12 AM is the best time to visit these nightclubs.
At that time you can start to have a few drinks and it won’t be fully busy yet. It is around 1 AM when most places will start to get busy, and the party vibe starts to kick it.
A good strategy is to get there just before that time, and “feel” out the vibe, If you like it, then stay. It gives you enough time to hit up another nearby nightclub if you feel that it is not happening for you.
Most of them close around 2 AM. However there are a couple “after-hours” clubs that stay open past that time. Keep in mind that you may want to stay in a hotel near Walking Street to make it more convenient for yourself.
The thing about the nightclubs on walking street is that they have different vibes to them. If you want the big room clubs with international DJs it has that. Or maybe you prefer a more intimate setting, it has that too.
One of more fancier nightclubs on Walking Street.
The clubs actually has sections, one is called Crystal Palace (EDM and Trance music), and the other one is Rouge Club (hip-hop and R&B music).
If you want a more upscale experience then this is probably the place for you.
Another thing to know is that this place attracts a fair share of Russian chicks (most of the freelancers). So you get a nice mix of Thai girls and Russian girls.
- Location: Walking Street (Bali Hai Plaza)
- Crowd: Foreigners, Russians, Thais, freelancers / working girls (15%)
This place is almost like an institution in Pattaya.
And although it is one of the older nightclubs, it is still one of the best places to party in Pattaya.
There are also two sections here. The entrance area has its own room, which plays top 40 and Pop music. And the inside room plays mostly EDM with some Hip Hop mixed in for good measure.
The crowd inside gets lively, and a good portion of the women here are freelancers working and looking to meet some foreigners.
It is not a big place, so once it gets busy (around midnight) you can expect to have a great time.
- Location: Middle of Walking Street (opposite Soi Diamond)
- Crowd: Foreign men, Thai women, freelancers / working girls (60%)
A popular nightclub in Pattaya.
The place has an an intimate vibe, top of the line sound system, and the lighting effects are pretty good too. Just like some of the other nightclubs I mentioned here, Insomnia has two sections.
The lower floor is called iBar, and the upper floor is called iClub (Insomnia).
The ground floor has an interesting vibe, it is both club, and something like a bar with great view into Pattaya Bay. There are also a few pool tables.
The top floor is a pure nightclub, where most of the dancing happens, while the DJ’s pump out some crazy EDM with some hip-hop in the mix.
A favorite club for tourists, and young local Thai women. But you do also get a few foreign girls, or couples that come to party here on any given night. But a good majority of the girls will be either looking to find customers, or simply party with foreigners.
- Location: Midway point of Walking Street
- Crowd: Foreign men, few couples, majority of freelancers and working girls (60%)
Candyshop & Club 808
This place has now become one of the best partying options in all of Pattaya.
The Candyshop is on the lower floor. It has an outdoor seating (great for people watching), and a inside area with a main bar where live bands play (and DJ).
But the main event is upstairs at club 808.
Once the downstairs party starts to finish (around 2 AM), club 808 comes alive and becomes one of Pattaya’s best hip-hop clubs.
DJs play some heart throbbing tracks that make you want to dance with the many local Thai girls who come here to party. The majority of them are freelancers or bar girls from the beer bars in Pattaya who want to go clubbing after their shift.
- Location: Walking Street, South Pattaya
- Crowd: Local Thai women, Foreign men, few couples. Freelancers and working girls (70% at 808)
A fairly large nightclub. It has excellent design, with a high-class feel to it. The premium sound system and lighting effects add to the effect on the senses.
The events are pretty good as well, with international DJ’s playing some amazing trance music.
You will also find some attractive coyote dancers around, enticing the and motivating the party-goers.
Most of the club has stools and tables around, making it perfect to some with a date. But don’t let that stop you, if you are solo you can still have a great time since there are many other single women in there to party too.
- Location: 190 Walking Street
- Crowd: A fair amount of Thais, some foreign men, freelancers and working girls (20%)
Also called the “red car club”. It got that name from the red Cadillac car that is hoisted up against the wall by the front entrance.
This place is versatile. It is something like a bar and nightclub mixed into one.
There are few pool tables around by the entrance, and dance floor and DJ area a bit farther into the back.
Although it is not my favorite nightclub in Pattaya, I must admit that I have had some cool times here.
The DJ’s play a good mix of tracks, mainly Pop, top 40, and some hip-hop. It gets more lively later in the week, try and go here on Friday and Saturday if you want to get the full experience of the place.
- Location: near the entrance on Walking street on the left hand side.
- Crowd: Mostly mature foreign men, mature Thai women, Freelancers and working girls (40%)
Although now modernized, Marine disco is one of the oldest nightclubs in Pattaya (and biggest).
With a good sound system, and LED screens near the front area. Local and international DJs play mostly EDM and house music.
It is also one of the clubs that stays open pretty late in to the morning.
If you like pool be happy to know that there are quite a few tables where you can play, while still enjoying the nightclub vibes.
Due to its size it is recommended to go during the weekends, so the crowds can fill up the disco properly, thus giving the party-goers the best experience.
- Location: 114 Walking Street
- Crowd: foreign men, some ladyboys, Thai women, freelancers and working girls (50%)