Major hotels operate gourmet restaurants, cocktail lounges, discotheques, nightclubs and supper clubs which offer excellent food, drinks, music and international entertainment. Such establishments are ideally suited to family entertainment.
Nightlife beyond Pattaya's hotels is more liberated and exciting. Discotheques, transvestite cabarets, nightclubs, coffee shops, karaoke bars, open air bars and restaurants with live music and entertainment compete for attention.
Most such establishments are located along the Beach Road, Pattaya 2 Road, and in South Pattaya, which is also the resort's major shopping area.