The Darkside Pattaya
East Pattaya commonly referred to by the locals as The Darkside, is the area of the city across the train tracks on the other side of Sukhumvit Road. The Darkside in Pattaya stretches to highway 36 in the north, Huai Yai Road in the south and Lake Mapbrachan in the east.
The Darkside Pattaya, gets its name from the fact that up until recently street lighting was few and far between so as night fell that whole district was plunged into darkness.
Fast forward to present day and thankfully The Darkside in Pattaya is now fully lit throughout and packed full of businesses, housing and leisure opportunities.
There is a huge expat population in East Pattaya, seldom visited by tourists the immigrants have made The Darkside their own. As a result there is a wealth of Beer bars, Pubs and Agogo clubs scattered throughout this massive district.
The highest concentration of bars etc. is along Soi Khao Noi and Soi Khao Talo. You will find a variety of bars, pubs and clubs which is on a par with any city centre strip, just not quite as numerous.
This area of Pattaya is home to several Gentleman Clubs and Beer Bars which can be found around the Darkside Pattaya district. Be sure to come back and check this page in the coming weeks. With new bars and businesses opening their doors as frequent as the are, we are sure to be updating this section with new recommendations on a regular basis.
If you haven’t made the trip over to The Darkside in Pattaya yet, read through our collection of venues and believe you will be over there in a heartbeat.