Walking Street is a 700-meter long street that starts at the southern-most end of Pattaya Beach Road and finishes at Bali Hai Pier.
Including the approximate 500 meters of side streets (sois) between Walking Street and 2nd Road makes a total distance of about 1.2 kilometers, populated mainly by various nightlife venues.
Just look for the Walking Street Sign (photo above), that’s where Pattaya Beach Road ends, and Walking Street begins.
Walking Street is so-called because, under normal circumstances, the street is closed to traffic from approximately 6 PM until the early hours of the morning
Walking Street is the most famous nightlife zone in Pattaya. As advertised by the bright neon signs, Walking Street is home to many of Pattaya’s most popular Agogo bars, discos, and nightclubs.
With its canopy of vivid neon signs, the bar girls, the sexy shows, and due to its fame (or infamy), Walking Street is not only one of Pattaya’s premier nightlife hubs—it’s very much a “tourist attraction” in its own right.
Even by day (photo above), before the neon lights flicker to life and the party starts, it’s well worth a walk down the most famous and possibly most photogenic street in Pattaya.
What’s on Walking Street?
Besides gogo bars, discos, and nightclubs, Walking Street is also home to numerous open-style beer bars, live music venues, restaurants, fast-food outlets, tailor shops, and convenience stores.
Walking Street is home to more Agogo bars than any other nightlife zone in Pattaya, and debatably where you will find the sexiest girls in Pattaya.
What goes on in Walking Street gogo bars varies from one gogo to another. Dance routines are the norm in all gogo bars, but some put on sexy shows and even side attractions. And at some Walking Street gogo’s, the girls have a reputation for being hands-on.
There are countless open-style bars in Walking Street, on the street side, side streets, and multi-bar beer bar complexes.
They are some of the most chilled out and cheapest places to drink on Walking Street. Great places to meet girls, or watch life go by, to take in the sights and sounds of Walking Street.
Best Time to Visit Walking Street
You will find bars open from midday, even before. The majority of gogo bars open in the evening between 6 PM and 8 PM, and nightclubs and discos open anywhere between 7 and 10 PM.
BY DARREN C