Pattaya Bar Hours Extended; 24-Hour Bars May Be Possible Soon

Girls at Walking Street

Girls in Walking Street, Pattaya. Photo: lynhdan / flickr.




Pattaya bars, Go-Gos, nightclubs and restaurants are now allowed to sell alcohol until late following a recent proclamation by Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome. Talks are underway to extend the hours entertainment places selling alcohol so they can stay open 24 hours daily in the Entertainment Zone.

Plans for extending alcohol sales to 24-hour a day at bars in Pattaya is under strong consideration and the current cut-off time for alcohol sales of 2 am is being extended immediately to 3 am in most areas of Pattaya and until 4:30 am in the center of Pattaya.

Currently, bars, Go-Gos, karaoke parlors and night clubs must stop selling alcohol at 2 am, but can remain open. However, the lack of alcohol sales has caused concern from bar workers and owners who say they are losing income needlessly. This can be corrected by extended hours of sales for alcohol, they say.

Pattaya City is Thailand’s premiere, seaside, shopping and nightlife resort and is only one and a half hours from Thailand’s major international airport and a 2-hour highway drive from the capital, Bangkok.

-TN



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