Pattaya has some excellent expat bars and it is really down to your own particular taste as to what will appeal to you.
There is something for everyone that will match their interests, nationality and even their sexuality. Some people like the outside beer bars whilst others prefer the comforts of air-conditioning, sport on the TV and some food that we associate with back home. If you fit into the latter category, then these popular expat haunts are likely to be right up your street.
Hemingway’s Bar and Restaurant
Hemingway’s is located in Jomtien Complex and was formerly known as Shenanigans. It has undergone a major revamp since those days and in fairness has come on leaps and bounds under the new owners. They offer great food, excellent service and have a wide selection of beers available to whet your palate. The management team hold regular quiz nights and raffles to get the crowds flocking in and you can enjoy the sport on any of their vast number of screens. A good, multi-national expat crowd gets in and even the newbies will be made to feel very welcome.
50 meters from Hemingway stands View Talay 7 where we now have a superb studio unit
Jameson’s Irish Pub
Jameson’s Irish Pub is a well established expat boozer located on Soi AR between Pattaya Second Road and Pattaya Third Road. The landlord Kim is usually in attendance to make everyone feel welcome and enjoy the craic. There is a wide selection of drinks available including English bitter, ciders and the usual local beers. Food is served throughout the day and is the sport is certainly popular although they don’t have as many screens as some of the others expats that are included on the list.
This is a bar that is open 24 hours a day and is a real hit with sports fans from any country. Whatever sport you wish to see, so long as it is available somewhere in the world, it will be shown in the I-Rover, you only have to ask. Although largely a British bar, Australians and Americans as well as other nationalities visit in their numbers. The Food is excellent and the bar is famous for its THB129 Gut Buster Breakfast that will really set you up for the day. Darts and pool teams also play from this venue so, if you are looking to make new friends, what better way?
The Sportsman seems to have been around as long as anyone can remember and it is hardly surprising. This popular expat, English style pub can be found on Soi 13 Pattaya Beach Road offers an excellent menu and a wide selection of drinks. Popular with almost every nationality you can always be confident of a warm and friendly welcome from the staff.
Murphy’s Irish Pub
Murphy’s Irish Pub on Soi Khao Noi in East Pattaya is a great family expat bar that even has its very own swimming pool around the back. Run by Steve, famous for the Murphy’s Law bar on LK Metro the bar is a popular venue with expats. They serve excellent food, have a wide selection of drinks and a landlord who helps to make everyone fit in, in his own unique way!