These two videos, while not great, shows the nature of Soi 8. Soi 8 is a small road that runs between Beach Road and Second Road. It is the second soi to the south of Central Pattaya Road (Pattaya Klang.)
Soi 8 is dominated by open air beer bars. Some of the bars are in complexes while others are individual bars. There are also a few small gogo bars and coyote bars. A couple of years ago a few closed air-conditioned bars opened on the soi but the area wasn’t ready for them and most of them have subsequently closed.
One thing to note in the first video is the number of vendors walking past. This is a feature of sois such as Soi 8. You can be asked to buy a particular item by one person then another person will ask you to buy the same item one minute later even after you told the first one no and they are part of the same group. It does test your patience at times. From the vendor at 1:42 in the first video it appears that this video was taken at about Christmas time.
This soi and the Soi 7 must be visited on a trip to Pattaya. The atmosphere is very different from that of Walking Street and the action is more concentrated that the Soi 2 and 3 area. While the bars are open more or less open 24 hours a day the best part of the night starts at about 9pm. On a good night things can continue until 4am or perhaps even until dawn. There are many small bars to visit but don’t miss the gogo bars even if it is only to cool down on a warm night.
The two videos are taken by the same person. It is a bit unfortunate that he decided to spilt it into two parts. The two videos give an idea of the nature of Soi 8