The character of Soi 3 is like Soi 2.
There are no coyote bars or gogo bars in this soi. At the
entrance to the soi there is a massage parlour on the right and
a beer bar complex on the left. The beer bar complex is not as
big as the one in Soi 2 and runs along Second Road.
Further along Soi 3 there are more bars,
massage parlours shops and even a dental clinic. A bit further
along Soi 3 is a newer open-air beer bar complex
This photo was taken near where Soi 3
meets Second Road. Even in the day time it is quite busy with
people going about their business. The shop with the green and
white exterior is a Family Mart. If you are drinking in this
area the closest toilet is behind this shop next to the massage
The most popular way of getting around
central Pattaya is be Baht bus. These cost 10 Baht
wherever you are going in central Pattaya. If you want
one wait until one beeps their horn at you and wave it down. Do
not talk to the driver and just get on the back. When you want
to get off ring the bell. You pay the driver once you get off.
For more information on how Baht busses operate see
Around section in the guide.
Some of the signs in Soi 3.
There are some that are quite funny.
Pattaya caters for almost anything you might want.
Including dental work and some relaxing
This is a general shot and is one that
you can see anywhere in Pattaya. The city has many small
streets with their own character. It is worth heading out and
exploring the place during the day.
A bit further along Soi 3 is a newer
complex. A friend told me something to typifies the way Thais
do things. He told me that when this complex opened only one
bar had a pool table so that is the one he always went to. He
said that he ran the bell once or twice. Anyway he told me that
it was not long before all the bars had pool tables.
The same complex a little closer.
This photo was taken in the same location as
the last but looking up Soi 3.
Same complex again.
Now we get back to the complex at the
corner of Soi 3 and second Road. These bars are a little
elevated above the road. Most of these bars are hassle free and
worth a drink or two. The only one that some people have issues
with is the one at the far end.
The bar at the far end is called Atlantic
Bar. They have some very nice ladies working there. The problem
is that they can be very standoffish. The will take drinks from
you but if you want to take her away she may refuse. That said
it is still worth having a beer there even if it is to see the
board of shame. I think they call it The Wall of Fame (or
something different) but some guys are just idiots. You'll have
to go look for yourself to find out what I am talking
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