FLB is a long established hostess bar on Walking Street, just by the Walking Street Tree.
Owner Martin has just announced that he has thrown in the towel, and will put FLB Bar up for sale.
The bar has been round forever and was originally known as Freelance Bar. Maybe the name was more literally correct once, but has been more of hostess bar with salaried staff for as long as I can remember.
The bar's heyday was when it was the first to have success with its internet forum. This made FLB into a hangout bar where forum members would meet up. There were plenty of customers and the bar's parties were something of a Pattaya social occasion.
This hangout aspect was somewhat diluted with the break away set up of the similar, but more modern, Secrets Bar.
FLB has gently declined since. Last month it tried a new angle with coyote dancers, but presumably to no great effect.