Pattaya Beach nightlife is both famous and infamous the world over.
Dressing up in Eskimo coats and gloves seems bizarre in Pattaya – it’s a tropical city after all – but it’s a necessary prelude to the most unusual bar in the city.
-5 Ice Bar is, quite simply, a bar made out of ice.
Actually, it’s two bars: as you enter the building there is a sophisticated lounge full of funky white sofas, candles and disco lights, which leads into the room that gives the bar its name: a sort of walk-in freezer in which everything has been shaped from ice (everything except the vodka bottles, anyway).
The bar, seats and even glasses have been crafted from transparent blocks of ice, and makes for the most surreal drinking experience you can have in Pattaya.
Located next door to the Amari Nova Suites, The Ice Bar in Pattaya is fairly easy to find, about a kilometre down Soi 4 of Pattaya 2nd Road. The interior of 808 is divided into a lot of small enclaves on multiple levels, giving you a little bit of privacy around your table even in the midst of one of the most popular clubs in Pattaya.
Often packed with a fun crowd of local Thais, and expatriates as well as tourists, it is the home of crazy parties, top DJs, regular drinks promotions and great house music.If you need to take a break from the fun, there is an outside terrace overlooking Walking Street with a separate bar and Shisha available. This poolside bar at the Mercure Pattaya is good on most days but great on special occasions, attracting a great many of the party animals amongst the city’s lively local and expat communities.The Day & Night Pool Parties during the tourist season are popular and fun, with great local DJs, drinks offers and prizes.When it isn’t a special occasion, AQUA has daily different themes and music styles (and even theme-specific drinks) and two happy hours, running from – and – .They're ramshackle, cheap and loud but often a lot of fun 'Pattaya's beer bars are legendary!Some are found in enclosed shop houses, but most come jam-packed together inside tatty open-plan corrugated sheds, each comprised of little more than a few stools and raised speakers assembled round a rather sorry-looking central bar.