Hua Hin Nightlife at it's best - Soi Bintabaht
This is by far the most famous and vibrant Hua Hin nightlife area for
tourists and expats. Soi Bintabaht is located downtown; it is a narrow
bustling road lined with small bars, one or two guesthouses and more
recently, a restaurant. Don’t worry about the lack of restaurants though
because there are plenty within walking distance where you can find
almost any kind of food imaginable.
Soi Bintabaht is where people
go when they want to have a good time in the evenings after they have
already had dinner. During the past decade this road has sort of
expanded, and nowadays there are a number of roads all offering the same
sort of entertainment. In fact, most expats rarely refer to “Soi
Bintabaht” but rather refer to the “Bintabaht area.”
You’ll see all sorts of foreigners in this part of the Hua Hin
nightlife, both tourists and expats. Some are there with their families;
some with groups of friends, and some on their own. Virtually all the
bars in this area are staffed by ladies of the night so, in this
respect, it is also the main Hua Hin red light district. However, don't
expect to see crazy Go-Go bars or anything even remotely similar to what
you will see in Bangkok or other Thai cities.
If you are a hot blooded single male you'll be glad to know that 99% of
the Thai girls you’ll see in the bars around this area will be more than
happy to make sure you're happy in exchange for a monetary reward.
Remember, I did say families frequent this area, often with their young
kids, and this in itself makes Hua Hin nightlife unique. Families with
young kids would never dream of going into pick-up bars elsewhere in
Thailand, but in Hua Hin everything is very low key.
Many tourists visit
and go back to their own countries never even knowing that they spent
time in the Hua Hin red light district. The girls in these bars are not
very pushy at all, and if you are with family they will never try to
lead you astray.
On the other hand, if you are clearly not attached to
anyone, you’ll almost certainly have a few Thai girls trying to steal
your heart and believe me, Hua Hin girls REALLY know how to turn on the
charm when they want to. Some genuinely are only hoping for a few “lady
drinks” and some light hearted banter, whilst others really want you to
take them with you for the night.
Be warned that buying “lady-drinks” all night for the Hua Hin bar girls can end up costing you a fortune. Even your own drinks are expensive in this part of town, and lady-drinks cost considerably more even if they only drink Coke.
For example, a large bottle of local beer will cost you anything from 90 baht to 150 baht, while a lady-drink usually costs around 200 baht or more depending on what they order. Quite often they will order an expensive drink, but in reality they are just getting a coke.
At the end of the night they get a share of the lady-drink money that they generated during the evening. This isn’t always the case but it does happen quite often. The Thai girls in these bars can be so much fun, and most guys don’t mind paying for a few extra drinks.
Soi Bintabaht - a complex of beer bars and friendly girls...
Some bars have short-time rooms upstairs, some don't. If you find
yourself unable to resist the temptation of a quick romp, and there are
no short-time rooms available, don't worry because your chosen lady will
know where to find a room. These are typically small rooms with
air-conditioning, and most are kept very clean, or perhaps I've just
Don't get me wrong here because I have never been a regular
at these bars but I have sampled their offerings on a few occasions,
usually when I've had friends visiting from overseas. Based on the
experiences I have had, short-time encounters cost between 1,000 and
1,500 baht plus a 300 baht bar-fine. If you would rather have a Thai
lady spend the whole night with you then expect to pay between 1,500
baht and 3,000 baht.