Hua Hin nightlife is a milder version of Pattaya or Bangkok. Far more laid back and not so intense, It's a great place to relax and unwind.
Most people at some stage or other end up in the Hilton for a beer, it offers the best selection in town. Although be aware there is now a cover charge of 120 baht after 11pm. Closing at 2a.m. and with live music most nights of the week it is the place to go in Hua Hin. The Hilton is usually full of girls after their shift in the bar (soon to be dubbed as the 'Thermae of Hua Hin'!) and Bangkok trendys at the weekends. Hua Hin has 2 main Thai-style discos, Stepz and Star Planet, the old Hua Hin favourite 'Paradise' has now been re-furbished and has re-opened. Stepz and Star Planet have cover charges after 11p.m. which usually include a drink. They both have live Thai bands and get very busy fast at weekends, a great place to get a table, crack open a bottle of whisky (which can be purchased outside and taken in) and take in the entertainment, all close at 2a.m. For live Thai rock and folk music try out Samolean or Blue Station, both local venues so the prices are low and both get busy at weekends, J-Gene is also a live music pub but with a western twist. One of the most popular late night venues in town is Rockestra 2 where you can sit in the open air, order food, have a beer and listen to live rock music until the early hours. It's about 3 km west of town on the road towards Pala-U waterfall, a taxi should cost 40 Baht.
Hua Hin Karaoke and Massage
For those of you who want to sing or be sung to, or just have a late night beer, try Nancy Karaoke in the Bazaar area, often the karaoke next door run by Bernie's wife has a better atmosphere. If you're after a little action or just a few laughs there are a few 'local' girlie bars on the street north of the night market, heading towards the railway line. The beer is cheap, and so are the girls but very few of them can speak English. The same can be said for Ekapong, a local establishment run by the police about 4km south of town. There are several massage parlours around Hua Hin, each varying in their 'offerings', you'll just have to take your chances or try asking around. The old favourite - the City Beach 'goldfish bowl' is no longer in operation but a similar kind of thing can be found at Petch Barber on Petchkasem Road.