A general election is scheduled to be held throughout Thailand on Sunday, February 2.
According to Thai law, a nationwide alcohol ban will be enforced during the election weekend, starting at 6pm on Saturday, February 1.
By law, the alcohol ban technically extends for a 36-hour period and alcohol sales will be prohibited even in supermarkets.
Until then, all bars, pubs etc. in Pattaya will officially be required to close.