Perhaps the thing that Pattaya is most famous for is its nightlife. Pattaya has several nightclubs scattered across the town catering for the Thai market, the Indian market and for a more western market (including Russian). Most of the more western orientated nightclubs can be found on Walking Street, so here we have identified five of the best.

1. Insomnia

Club Insomnia and the attached iBar are located mid-way along Walking Street, and the nightclub is one of the most popular in town, especially with girls who have finished work. The place tends to fill up in the early hours, and the large dance floor usually is full. The stages are packed with dancing coyote girls, and the latest sound and light systems help to create a fantastic atmosphere with the drinks being very reasonably priced for a nightclub. The styles of music include hip-hop, R&B, house and EDM.

2. Mixx Discotheque

Mixx Discotheque is located at the Bali Hai end of Walking Street and is an extremely popular and upmarket nightclub that is over 900sqm in area over two floors. The two levels are really two separate clubs to all intents and purposes; the hip-hop and R&B Rouge Club, and Crystal Palace, which is mainly house music. The disco plays host to international DJs and attracts a younger crowd. It is particularly popular with the Russian’s in town and caters very much for their tastes although everyone is made to feel equally welcome.

3. Lucifer Disko

Lucifer is one of the longest established nightclubs in Pattaya and is situated across from Soi Diamond. The club is again divided into two separate clubs playing different genres of music. The first is at the front and is in the design of a cave and is open air to some degree. The resident band plays a wide range of music. Inside, the venue hosts travelling bands with the music tending to focus more on hip-hop. It is a relatively small club that attracts most people from 11 pm onwards. The atmosphere tends to be more friendly and relaxed than some of the other options in the city.

4. Marine Disco

Although it is one of the longest-running nightclubs in Pattaya, Marine has continuously evolved to stay in vogue with current trends. It can be found near the famous “tree” just past halfway along Walking Street and plays mainly dance and EDM music. The sound and light system is now one of the best in Pattaya. It is a popular venue with tourists and locals, including many ladyboys.

5. The Pier

Again located mid-way along Walking Street, The Pier is an upmarket venue that makes full use of the latest technology including a state-of-the-art sound and lighting system that incorporates lasers. LED screens are showing music videos and relaying events in the club. The club attracts some of Thailand’s top DJs and along with DJs from around the world. The crowd would be described as “hi-so” and plays dance and trance music.