The FIFA World Cup 2018 is getting close, and although it is a world event and not just a Pattaya event there will be many places in Pattaya that you can watch every game and enjoy the football.

Pattaya Events makes sure that residents and visitors do not miss out on any fun event taking part in the city, and in this blog we look at some of the great sports pubs that you can head to for a footballing feast.

The 2018 FIFA World Cup

The FIFA World Cup starts on the 14th June, and the host nation Russia takes on Saudi Arabia in Moscow’s Luzhniki stadium.

There are eight groups, with four teams in each group. The top two teams then progress into the Last 16, then the competition goes into sudden death with the losing teams being knocked out.

Where to Watch the Action

Pattaya has some great sports pubs dotted all over the city, each offering multi flat screens to watch the football. Don’t miss out on any of the action as you will be able to see every game live.

Pattaya Venues

There are many great sports bars in the center of town, most cater for the expat community and offer great pub grub, excellent breakfasts and draft beers. Some have pool tables, and other traditional pub games to keep you occupied if the football has not started yet.

Some of the great venues in downtown Pattaya to cheer your favourite team on are: Retox, Legends, The Sportsman, Retox Game On, Irish Rovers, Witherspoons, Wombat, Maggie May, Jamesons, Mates, Queens Arms and many more.


Jomtien has a large expat community and there are several sports pubs that cater for a very loyal following of punters that every week pop in to watch their favourite sports.

Frasers – Frasers is located on Thappraya Road and has a very local patronage of Aussies and Brits. There are several flat screen TV’s showing every sport imaginable.
Hemingways – Right by Jomtien beach, a great venue to watch the World Cup. Also offers a free snooker table.

Pig & Whistle – Quiet sports bar / restaurant that has four or five screens showing the soccer. Food is well priced and good pub grub.

Sports Lounge – Great location in Pratumnak, small screens in private booths give the option of keeping your party private. Great food and fine drinks selection.

The Darkside

More and more bars, pubs, coffee houses and restaurants are opening up in East Pattaya to cater for the many expats that are relocating to affordable accommodation. There are many outlets that will be beaming the World Cup Football live on TV including, Blue Moose, Sunny’s and Khao Noi Sports Bar.

It does not matter where you are in the next few weeks, everywhere in Pattaya will be celebrating the FIFA World Cup. So get your teams colours and go to your local sports bar to enjoy all the fun.