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Night Life In Hua Hin

Hua Hin is a small beach town that some often refer to as 'Little Pattaya'. The bar zone is small but lively enough.
The main zone of activity is Bintabahn, a real fleshpot of activity within stones throw of the towns main temple. Back in the day plenty of olde style teak buildings were scattered about the place but nowadays only a few remain.

Outside of the Bintabahn area the bar areas are pretty thin on the ground. The nightmarket is pretty decent and worth a look.
Thailands women working the bars typically head here after working the Phuket, Pattaya and/or Bangkok circuit. The Bar Girl scene in Hua Hin has a tendency for them to be on the hunt for for a farang boyfriend or husband to settle in with but there are exceptions. As a result, the age range tends to be older, as old as 40 in some cases, the attitude of the BGs in Hua Hin is said by some to be quite jaded for Thailand.
The expat population is, in-turn, somewhat older than other areas to suit this.

Bintabahn

Bintabahn is the heart of sin for Hua Hin. It's pretty tame compared with the outrageous excess and lust of Pattaya, but this gives it a more appealing, low-key, undercurrent for visitors. The bars are fairly loud, but not excessive, the girls play it fairly cool and don't pull you in like an ATM card.
It's still a pretty fruity place for the whole BG scene but closing times are, alas, another fly in the ointment. You'll be sat there having a blast at some bar when it suddenly the police will roll along and get the bar closed because it's nearly midnight. Since Thaksin has been booted out though lock-ins are becoming quite 'acceoted' by the PTB.
To list all bars would be repetitive so here's a selection of the bars from all areas in and around Bintabahn.

Billy's Bar: A low-key, tidy bar that is in the kareoke bar area adjacent to the Hilton Hotel. Popular with expats and with a laid back atmosphere.

London Lounge: A fairly edgy but interesting large bar opposite the irish pub.

Romantic Bar: The typical Bintaban bar, it's got the girls, the narrow bar space and music blasting. No pool or snooker here, just socialise and see where the night takes you.

The Canal Road

Parallel to the main 'through road' of Hua Hin is a canal road running straight on. Already this is an area which caters to 'Thai Style' bars and kareoke. For the whole 'night scene' you really need to speak Thai to get anywhere, otherwise you'll be floundering all over the place. Hua Hin Bike Week usually gets held here.

Entertainment Venues - Hua Hin

There are a few discos and out of town clubs in and around Hua Hin.
The Country Pub is a popular choice with the thai folk.

The one most people, after hitting up the bars go to is The Hilton. Part of the Hilton's hotel chain the bar/disco is really a money trap. Overpriced and overcrowded, the big plus point is that it's very close to Bintabahn and has plenty of BGs who go in after the bars shut. Worth a look for the 'Hilton Experience' if nothing else.

Hua Hin and Beyond...

There is big talk going about that in future years the zoning laws for Bintabahn will be changed to get rid of all the bars and stuff a bunch of touristy cafes and tailor shops their instead. The crazy talk goes on to say that the zoning for bars will be then relocated from Bintabahn (Central Hua Hin) to the west and north west areas of Hua Hin. There is a canal road here and this thinking would bring it into line with some other Thai cities policy on entertainment zones. Another reason for this is the Thai King has a palace nearby which seems to act as a catalyst for the police to enforce bar laws more strongly.

Nightlore: Watch yourself riding back and forth on the main road. It is a highway (despite the other bypass one) and many farang have ended their days riding drunk and been side-swiped on the way home.

 

Thailands a big place, explore the map below to see what Thailands nightlife has to offer!

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