Police announce closing times for Pattaya bars

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City police have announced Pattaya bars inside the entertainment zone will be allowed to remain open until 4 a.m.

At a July 7 news conference at the Alcazar Theater, Pattaya’s police chief, Pol. Col. Apichai Krobpetch declared that under Thailand’s military government, all establishments on Walking Street – as well as Beach Road – will be allowed to remain open until 4 a.m. Any that are found open later will be prosecuted and closed down for five years, he said

City police have announced Pattaya bars inside the entertainment zone will be allowed to remain open until 4 a.m.
City police have announced Pattaya bars inside the entertainment zone will be allowed to remain open until 4 a.m.

Entertainment venues elsewhere in Pattaya can operate until 2 a.m. In exchange for the grace period, the bars – particularly those aimed at Thai customers along Third Road – are expected to shut promptly. Again, five-year closures would be exacted for violators.

Banglamung District has been sweeping through Pattaya for weeks, taking aim at Thai-centric pubs open until dawn, many of which serve underage customers. They also have raided Walking Street bars, looking for minors and drugs, but found none.

Apichai said it was a given that bars found serving those under age 20 would be shut down.