The Retox Game On sports bar, restaurant and hotel, located in Soi Honey, off Second Road, has now become one of Pattaya’s busiest sporting pubs.
In January, the visit of Frank Bruno proved very successful with close to 200 people in Retox Game On to see the former world boxing champion. Ricky Hatton also turned up, just to add to the excitement. Management were proud to have two former boxing greats in the pub at the same time.
Due to the success of that promotion, Retox will be hosting another former British boxing champion, Nigel Benn, in April.
Opened in June 2016 Retox Game On is the biggest venue of its kind in terms of area and seating capacity in Pattaya, being able to accommodate more than 200 people at any one time.
There are 50 TV screens, all 50-inch models, around the venue as well as a 150-inch projector screen and a video wall and a 90-inch TV. All of these are tuned in to live sports from around the world with the aim of trying to create a ‘feel like you are there’ atmosphere within the bar.
The acoustics are just right as well, so that different live sporting events can be broadcast in separate areas of the pub with the commentary from one not intruding on the commentary from another.
As the management of Retox Game On have said, ‘if we can’t show it, no one can’. The management have made it a firm policy to show more sport than anyone else in Pattaya. They have arguably already achieved their aim of being the best sports pub in the city. Retox aims to show more sport than anyone else in Pattaya, and probably Thailand.
All English Premier League games are shown live, while Championship games can be shown on request. All Rangers and Celtics games are shown live as well.
Away from football, Formula 1 and MotoGP races are also shown live, with sound as are such American sports as the National Football League (NFL), the NBA and College basketball games and the National Hockey League (NHL) events.
The pub and restaurant is open 24 hours a day and has smoking as well as non-smoking areas. The daily international newspapers are another key feature, allowing customers from across the world to relax and read their local publications.
There is an international standard pool table, free for customers to play on, as well as two dart boards. Retox have regular pool and darts teams and they welcome new members. They have also joined the Monday and Wednesday night Quiz Leagues.
Retox runs golf trips six days a week, leaving from the bar, and have storage lockers for customers as well as clubs for hire for those who don’t have their own set of golf clubs. They are arguably the now the best-known golf club in the city.
Apart from sports, Retox Game On has garnered a good reputation as one of the leading pub restaurants in Pattaya, with an extensive menu which features all the dishes one would expect to find, from traditional English breakfasts to eggs benedict, paninis, burgers, home-made meat pies, cottage pie, stews, fish and chips, lasagne, steaks made with Australian beef, a traditional Sunday roast and, of course, Thai food.
Retox has a loyal expat following, consisting in the main of British and Australian patrons who come, obviously, for the sports, but also for the quality pub food. Many of these regulars have taken advantage of the Retox VIP card which entitles customers to a 10 percent discount on their bill.
There are also 14 rooms for rent, from just 500 baht a night or 14,000 baht a month. The rooms have air-conditioning and are cleaned daily.
For further information just visit their website: www.retoxgameon.com or look for them on Facebook