Soi Diana stretches for something like 200 metres, it is home to one of the most famous and oldest hotels in the city 'Diana Inn Pattaya' after which its popular name is derived (technically it is Soi 13 off Second Road). As fine as the hotel is, it is not the thing that makes this soi a good
place to visit. There are a number of more interesting Pattaya nightlife
attractions that pull people here. Amongst these are one of the best
Coyote bars in Pattaya, a good pool hall, a busy beer bar complex, the
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Let's start with a description of the coyote bar; it is my favourite coyote bar in Pattaya and it is called 'Papagayo'. It is one
of the first venues you will see as you leave 2nd Road and head up Soi Diana. At night, Papagayo is a very popular place to go, it gets quite busy.
The price of beer is not particularly good (100 baht for a small bottle of Chang beer), but there is a good atmosphere in the bar and many of the girls are very good looking. There are three entrances, one main entrance as shown in the picture, and two side doors at opposite ends of the bar.
One of the doors opens up onto a shopping arcade. This arcade is another good feature of the soi. Inside this small arcade you can find lots of different eating options. There is a fast-food place, two Steakhouses, two Indian restaurants, a Belgian restaurant, an Italian restaurant, and a Dutch restaurant. I can recommend the larger of the two Steakhouses.
Leaving Papagayo and the shopping arcade behind and heading further inland, you will immediately come to a good beer bar complex on the right hand side. Again, prices are not particularly cheap... about 75 baht for a small bottle of Chang beer, but it's a good place for a drink and a few bar games with the girls before heading to other nightlife options.
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A little further along, you will see the pool hall. There are lots of tables inside and it is an enclosed building meaning that it is air-conditioned. It's a good place for pool fans.
As you get towards the opposite end of Soi Diana, you will see one of the entrances to Soi LK Metro;
this place is a must see. Walking Street is the best place to go in
Pattaya for agogo bars, but Soi LK Metro is definitely the next best
after that. There are about seven or eight agogos to choose from and
some are excellent.
One last thing worth mentioning is the Australian Hamburger stall at the end of the soi. If you like a good hamburger/cheeseburger/Beef roll etc, I recommend you try this place. It is cheap and delicious.
That's it for this soi, after the hamburger stall you are virtually on Soi Buakhao. If you follow the link, you will read all about the best value soi in Pattaya. Prices are really low there.
together, Soi Diana is a really good place to go and well worth a
visit. With LK Metro and Soi Buakhao in close proximity, the overall
area makes for a very good night out and a good alternative to the
better known Pattaya nightlife options.
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