Pattaya and its major selling points:
1. Bar girls & Nightlife
Everyone who has been to Pattaya knows full well that the extent of the nightlife scene, in terms of beer bars and bar girls, far overshadows anything that Bangkok has to offer. There are literally tens of thousands of working-girls in Pattaya and you’ll easily meet them in the beer bars and gogo bars in the city.
Bangkok vs Pattaya – Pattaya wins hands down for naughty nightlife, but for how long?
Two weeks ago I posed this question with regard to Soi 6; in the space of that time one of the beer bar complexes on Soi 7 has been destroyed to make way for another hotel. The ‘Anaconda Bar Complex’ pictured below has been consigned to Pattaya bar history. Two of my favorites i.e. Nick’s bar and the Aussie bar, as well as three other bars have been wiped off the map.
The Anaconda bar complex has been laid to rest...
Soi 7 has been in decline for about ten years ever since a similar
bar complex on Soi 8 made way for a hotel. Footfall collapsed at that
time, and today the area is a shadow of its former glory. Will this be
the final nail in the Soi 7 coffin?
For the time being Pattaya
remains the party capital of the world and Walking Street remains
popular – albeit with Asian visitors that don’t spend any money in the
bars. The LK Metro, Soi Diana area is the best option for traditional
western visitors these days, but Soi Buakhao and other side streets that
lead off it i.e. Soi New Plaza, Soi Made in Thailand, and Soi Honey
have all improved in recent years.
The all-important girlfriend
experience is still available but it is slowly disappearing. Some bar
girls, and even some street workers, will refuse ‘long-time’ offers
until really late at night, and getting one to join you for a week or
two is becoming prohibitively expensive.