Walking Street is the nightlife capital of Pattaya, Thailand extending from the southern end of Beach Road to the Bali Hai Pier. This one-kilometre strip of urban area serves as the ultimate entertainment hotspot for visitors and is regarded as Pattaya’s “red light district” with a noteworthy concentration of bars, Go Go’s, restaurants and nightclubs.
Things to do along Walking Street include sightseeing through the neon sign illuminated streets and people watching amongst the heavy crowds. There are a variety of popular nightclubs to visit such as the famous Alcatraz and Fahrenheit as well as local favourites including Disco Mixx, 808 Club and Club Insomnia. Boat tours are prevalent at the pier, and there are many dining and live music venues as well, making for a high-activity, encompassing tourist destination.
Walking is the most efficient form of transportation through the area as the streets are closed to vehicular traffic every night. There are car and motorcycle parking locations along the Bali Hai end of the district.
A unique feature of Walking Street is the overwhelming concentration of neon signs and billboards. The advertising became so rampant that in 2015 Pattaya authorities enacted legislation to limit the accumulation and provide greater visibility for emergency vehicles.