So recently I went to Pattaya for Halloween but had a couple of other nights out there too. Here are the photos from 30 October 2015, on the night before Halloween. I got to Pattaya a bit late on this night, and only started drinking at 10pm. Also, I was a bit off form with shooting footage for YouTube which is why VLOG 29 has so much of Insomnia nightclub in it.
I started the night on Soi Diana. I had a couple of much needed slices of pizza from the Bronx Pizza parlor (99 baht), washed down with a 70 baht Singha from one of these random beer bars.
Then I head onwards, much like the guy in the pic above. Fresh meat, a total lamb to the slaughter. However, I am now a happy and willing lamb as I’m starting to really love my nights out in Pattaya.
First main stop is Soi 6 (as always).
I have a drink and a bit of banter with the staff at Spider girls. They have a couple of ladyboys mixed in just to make everyone confused. This ladyboy was happy to pose for a pic, unfortunately the best photo was this one mid shot.
Ruby Club always seems busy. They must be doing something right.
Extensive cultural tattoo work on the back of a girl from the Route 69 bar on Soi 6.
It’s getting late. I’m really behind schedule, and I’ve missed my window for a video walk on Walking Street but I head there nonetheless.
A quick stop to take some establishing shots of the Pattaya sign.
Beach road girls / ladyboys. They are always there regardless of however many police crackdowns take place. What you don’t see is the many rats scurrying around on the beach just behind.
I make it to Walking Street. The Palace is a gogo bar I highly recommend. A full review will be coming soon.
The Hot Tuna Bar always draws crowds and onlookers. The main guitarist is an guy known as Lam Morrison, a 66 year old man who is the godfather of Thai rock music.
This girl was looking very pleased with herself as she chose some new high heels. Must have been a good night for her.
This old lady above is a feature of Walking Street. I’ve seen her dancing outside gogo bars before, receiving tips of 20 to 100 baht from passing tourists. I was amazed to see her on this night sleeping beside sacks of rubbish on Walking Street itself! The cones have obviously been strategically placed to try to keep her safe.
Into a beer bar complex. Some bars are totally dead, others are doing a decent trade. Hint to the bar owners here, make your girls dance on the poles and the customers will come. I never sit at one of these bars without dancing girls to look at.
A few bar games with the girls. This one above is called ‘jackpot.’ I always gamble for money or drinks whenever I play. It makes it more interesting and also the girls get really into it. Look at the unbridled enthusiasm of the girl above as she spins to try to win a either a lady drink or some of my money.
If you ring the bell in a beer bar you have to buy all the girls and the customers at the bar a drink. At this bar the bell ringer was made from wood carved in to phalluses. Never touching that!
It’s the day before Halloween. Some of the bars are doing fancy dress early, the Iron Club was particularly good on this night. I went in and had a great time. Full review coming soon.
Back to the beer bars and they are starting to wind down for the night. The girls make a last play for the last remaining guys.
These girls were charming. Very friendly and a good laugh.
Later on I spot a guy sitting down with some police around him. If you look closely you can see he has handcuffs on. The full story will be coming soon in the YouTube Trouble in Paradise series. Cliffnotes are he was totally fucked, and probably is still in Jail now as you read this!
Back to Soi Buakhao. I end up having some very late night drinks with a few random stragglers and ended up in bed at around 7:30am. Standard for a Pattaya night out of course. I used to kind of hate Pattaya as I found it too full on, but now I’m more battle hardened and I know where to go I wouldn’t change Pattaya for the world. In fact, I can’t wait to get back there for another few crazy nights out!
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