Nearby Nightlife - Drinking Street & Tiffany's
I do like the Naklua nightlife but, like I said, it is a slow paced affair and once you've fueled your libido with a few beers you might find that you want to go somewhere with a bit more action.
There is an option nearby i.e. Drinking Street on Second Road. Be warned that it doesn't get busy until relatively late, maybe 11pm or so, but it does get going eventually and is well worth a visit. Drinking Street has a lot of bars and plenty of bar girls...
Drinking Street doesn't get busy until late.
The set up here is bars down both sides of a wide street, and a long
central island with nothing but bars (see pic above). I advise sticking to
the central island as a) it gets busier and b) the beer there is cheaper.
Directly opposite Drinking Street, on the beach side of Second Road, is Tiffany's. This is a Ladyboy cabaret show that draws a lot of interest from tourists. If you want to get your picture taken with some elaborately dressed ladyboys then this is possible each night after each show ends. The ladyboys congregate outside the building and charge tourists for any photos you take of/with them.
After the Tiffany's cabaret show is finished, Drinking Street starts to
get busy. Don't go thinking that Drinking Street is a venue for ladyboy
fans though - there are none to be found in the beer bars there, only
Drinking Street is within easy walking distance of the Naklua nightlife scene, walking from there you'll find it just after the new Terminal 21 shopping mall.
Opposite Drinking Street, adjacent to Tiffany's, are a selection of good beer bars that also get busy. I don't really recommend these bars though, they charge prices that are similar to gogo bar prices on Walking Street whilst having none of the gogo bar entertainment that justifies those prices.
All in all, the Naklua nightlife and nearby attractions are enough to keep you entertained for a few hours. It is the least hectic of the Pattaya nightlife options that I'll be writing about, and that's actually part of its appeal.
I don't recommend the Naklua nightlife for younger guys who want to paint the town red, but I do recommend it for most other people, at least on an infrequent basis for a change of scenery from the usual drinking holes.