A GUIDE TO YOUR PATTAYA NIGHT OUT
Though Pattaya is famous for its beaches, water activities and vibrant nightlife, this charming eastern coastal city also serves as a convenient escape for both local Thais and foreign tourists. Just one and a half hours' drive from Bangkok, you can sit back, unwind, and savour truly impressive live music. Here are our top picks for the best places to chill with live music in Pattaya.
Café de Beach
- Location: Bang Lamung, Muang Pattaya;
- Operating hours: 5:30 pm - 1:00 am ;
This pub and bar restaurant is very popular among the Thai people in Pattaya.
Located on the beach front and decorated in an industrial loft style, taking full advantage of the space it has, it is definitely a place to chill with family, friends, or even colleagues. There is a live band performing every night, but occasionally you will get to see performances from famous Thai artists playing at Café de Beach. You'd better stay tuned to the restaurant's upcoming events and keep an eye on those tickets because they tend to sell out fast.
- Location: North Pattaya Road;
- Operating hours: 6:00 pm - 2:00 am ;
Wondering where upper-class Thai people go to chill and listen to a live band in Pattaya? Living may remind you of those fancy restaurants in Thong Lo, Bangkok. This elegant venue consists of various zones, both indoor and outdoor. However, the second floor is only open on Fridays and Saturdays. If you are a fan of acoustic music, you might want to come as early as 8:30 pm. The restaurant serves a wide variety of reasonably-priced dishes incorporating the best of Thai, Chinese, and European cuisines.
Surf and Turf Beach Club Pattaya
- Location: Wong Amat Beach;
- Operating hours: 9:00 am - 11:00 pm;
Surf and Turf Beach Club Pattaya boasts a cosy yet luxurious ambience. This surfboard-themed restaurant makes an exquisite spot for photo opportunities for Thai and foreign guests. You can just sit back and enjoy the touch of the sand and the sound of the waves under the shade of the trees while listening to a live band playing Thai and Western music. Not only is it the picturesque setting that keeps guests returning, but Surf and Turf's succulent and innovative fusion cuisine is also a highlight to try.
The Glass House Pattaya
- Location: Na Jomtien;
- Operating hours: 11:00 am - midnight ;
Situated in the most idyllic beachfront location, the Glass House Pattaya presents a romantic and peaceful ambience, making it a splendid place for couples, families, or groups of friends to share a wonderful time together. The two zones of the restaurant consist of an air-conditioned dining area called the Glass House as its name suggests, and a main outdoor dining area on a picturesque patio.
The restaurant takes pride in its Thai seafood specialties with over 170 items on the menu. A comprehensive cocktail list is also an attraction for many customers. Offering an acoustic live band performance every night, the Glass House Pattaya is a solid choice for visitors. The restaurant is renowned for being fully booked, though, so it's recommended to make a reservation before driving down to Na Jomtien to avoid disappointment.