Welcome back to Rodeo Girls on Pattayaland 2 that has returned to life and is continuing as a GoGo.
The bar has a young management team who quite frankly have no idea what this particular customer wants out of a GoGo bar.
There are now
81 Pattaya area bars offering girls dancing in bikinis or less.
Meanwhile the re-opening of Kinnaree Palace, the stylish Pratamnak bar located between Soi 4 and Soi 5, has firmed up for 6th March.
Connections have posted:
Kinnaree is reopening on March 6th at 1pm at the original Pratumnak location. It still has the same great Kinnaree style, great staff and affordable drinks. The reopening will include on the 6th of March a free buffet and other
incentives, you will need to be there to find out what those are, but they will be good.
In Walking Street, Stickman reports that the bar above Champion will re-appear as a GoGo called Powers Club. The bar last saw business briefly as Maya
Stickman also reports that the recently closed lady boy bar, Limmatquai 80 has been acquired by the Happy Peppermint team. presumably they will have a girly bar idea in mind. Limmatquai is located on Soi Diamond between Gentleman's Club
and Diamond A-GoGo.
Just after 4am on Saturday morning, Pattaya Police, conducted a raid of the Zee Bar and Restaurant formerly known as the 93 mile Pub located just off Pattaya Third Road close to the South Pattaya Road intersection.
The raid took place following a
number of complaints from residents who were angry over the late opening of the pub. During the raid patrons were checked for drugs and firearms and were also urine tested.
Casnovy is located towards the Beach Road end of Walking Street
The bar was one of the market leaders in setting up a loud and lively environment inside and a large team of very attractive welcome girls outside. The
same spirit is now most popularly exploited by Airport and Iron Club but Casnovy is still pretty good.
The bar employs way too many dancers, hostesses and wait staff for the amount of customers but it gives the bar an illusion of being continually
busy, even when it's not.
The bar usually has about a dozen dancers on the go spread across the 3 rows of stages. The less inhibited girls generally stay on the centre stage. The dancing is punctuated by naked shows that are not really so
different from the standard dancing.
I've usually found some good, attractive and friendly company from amongst the dancers but it is not really a 100% guaranteed deal.
The draft beer is cheap and served in bigger glasses than most bars.
There's a certain symmetry to Soi Diamond, with the two centre bars on either side of the beer bar isle being somewhat berift of ideas. (And often, customers)
Girls is not too far off the mark. It is an attractive bar with a central stage. There is comfortable bench seating around the sides of the bar. There are table dancing positions set amongst this seating, but it is rarely used these days.
last couple of visits there have been some very attractive dancers on show too.
There's a 55 Baht draft beer and other drink prices are in line with Pattaya norms.
The flaws that I see are that the girls dance a very long stint, which is
usually a cue to depart for anyone waiting for a particular girl.
Secondly in common with neighbours, The Sea and New Star, the bar seems to think that the most attractive girls should be given the onerous job of sitting by the door. If it were my
bar, I would assign them the job of sitting with customers instead. Better to get at least a few customers with as smile on their face, rather than concentrating on getting people into the bar only to leave them lonely and bored.
The Long Tail Bar is located on Thappraya Road 50 metres from Jomtien beach
Fantastic little bar.
I've been going there for the last 3 years and will back in March with Long Tail Bar being my first port of call
for a drink, the girls aren't lookers but really friendly and the owner is a great fella.
Always made to feel welcome a great place to go during the day for a beer and good conversation.
Following orders from the new Pattaya Police Chief, a team of Pattaya Police Officers assisted by civil volunteers, known in Thai as O-Po-Po-Lor , conducted a late night operation on Wednesday to clear Pattaya Beach of Prostitutes and others
loitering with intent.
A total of 60 people were rounded-up, including 20 lady boys and 40 women. All were charged with offences relating to loitering with intent and prostitution and paid a small fine before being released.
The bar is still one of Pattaya's more impressive GoGo designs. The mix of neon, chrome, spiral staircase, balcony, table dancing stages and centre stage looks the Biz.
last visit there were plenty of girls and there were several that were well attractive.
There's a reasonably priced draft beer and the rest of the prices are typical of many competing bars.
There's an affable host who seems to be a centre
And yet with all these good thing in place, the bar is pretty near a 100% guaranteed failure for me to attract the attention of a drinking partner. And looking around the bar I am not the only abject failure in town. The bar rarely
seems busy in terms of customer count and a fair few fellow customers are usually sharing my Mr Lonely posture.
Probably just me, but maybe the girls need a nudge to become a little bit more pro-active bout taking care of customers.
PattayaOne spoke with Khun Surat, in his capacity as the Chairman of the Banglamung Cultural Committee about the recent cases of foreigners being caught conducting lewd acts in public places.
In the majority of these cases, the participants are
fined between 500 and 2,000 Baht which is not enough according to Surat who believes a sterner punishment should be given to those who conduct the lewd acts as these small fines are not enough of a deterrent.
According to Thai culture, public
displays of affection are frowned upon. Khun Surat believes that this situation must be controlled sooner rather than later as the image these stories are portraying to the rest of the world are not helping the image of Pattaya as a tourist destination
suitable for families.
Perhaps if Khun Surat were so interested in the image of Pattaya he would be better employed pushing for increased punishments for Baht bus pick pockets and jet ski scammers. Surely late night fun on the beach is the least
of Pattaya's worries.
Club Nevada is located at the Beach Road of Soi 13/2 (Soi Post Office)
This bar is another on my circuit where my favourite thing on offer is the aircon. There are actually not really many bars around South Pattaya that provide a bit of cool
air during the afternoon and early evening hours.
Several years ago it was quite a lively daytime haunt but it has scaled down somewhat. Most of the time there aren't really enough girls to go round, and the chances are that customers are in for a
That's not to say that there isn't fun to be had. There are some friendly and attractive girls there, just not enough.
Anyway drinks are cheap, the bar is well run in terms no hassle and usually about half of the 3 to 6 girls on stage
dance in very little.
If they could just up the momentum a bit it could easily be an afternoon highlight rather than just a decent place for brief respite in the cool.
Ishi reports that Windmill Club is being a little cautious about nudity and bikinis are now sort of worn. But rest assured that fun continues in abundance.
Update: The girls are now sporting red
'T-back' knickers including the girls on the mat.
After a stuttering start for What's Up Imagine, the new upstairs bar has had something of a re-launch. The drinks prices are now set a little lower and the same as downstairs.
There are now plenty of girls providing a grande spectacle of naughtiness. And the customers seem to have arrived in great numbers, at least on Saturday night.
Over on Soi 6 the dormant lady bar, Jasmine, has now got the builders in. Now idea yet
what will arise from the ashes.
We Are No 1 is located on Thapraya Road a few metres from Jomtien Beach
There is not really much on offer in this bar. The girls are a little below average and there is now showing. The girls are friendly enough, but too many are set to
dancing, and any girl sitting at your side will soon be recalled to the stage.
The bar does offer decent rock videos on two large screens and these have been recently supplemented by 2 large TVs for customers at the other end of the bar.
the bar was in Pattaya, it would stand no chance. But in fact there is little aircon competition in Jomtien, so I still drop buy every couple of months when I have exhausted the alternative options.
On my last visit I was entertained most by
watching dancers arrive at the bar in civvies. They'd appear a few minutes later in dance attire. One girl in particular arrived looking just like a prim and proper office middle manger. Great to see the transformation to GoGo dancer.
ByBlos is located on Pratamnak Road at the corner of Soi Diamond.
At first glance the downstairs bar operates pretty much as per most Walking Street GoGos. There is a small dancing area in the middle of the bar were a few girls dance in the
usual range of attire.
The remainder of the girls circulate amongst the customers in the comfortable seating arranged in bays. And hands on fun is definitely available at this bar.
There is usually a mix of girls with a similar range to
But there seems to be a different set of rules with regards to interactions with the girls and tipping.
No doubt down to attracting more Asian customers than farangs, due to its Pratamnak Road location. Perhaps understandably,
the bar has adapted to these changing needs.
My impression is that one has to be very quick to buy a lady drink, lest you get categorised as a time waster.
Having made the upfront investment, things return pretty much to the usual pattern
for a while with the girls being good fun. However after an unspecified while, I got asked for some outlandish requests for hundreds of Baht tips. No problems in refusing these requests but time to leave anyway.
Anyway a pleasant enough couple of
visits, but not on my regular circuit.
Four people have been formally charged over a New Year's Eve nightclub fire in Bangkok that left 67 people dead.
More than 200 people, including tourists from Australia, Britain and France, were injured in the Santika club blaze in the early hours
Three Santika employees and the lead singer of the band on stage when the fire broke out have been charged with various counts of gross negligence.
Band singer Saravuth Ariya has been charged with setting off the fireworks that
police believe sparked the blaze.
The fire broke out in the packed club as about 1,000 people were celebrating the start of the new year. Hundreds of people were trapped inside the building, which had no proper fire exits, no sprinkler system and
no emergency lights. Witnesses said people were trying to find their way to the single exit using their mobile phones for light.
Both the Thai police and the justice ministry carried out investigations into the disaster. Rescue workers carry a
body from the Bangkok nightclub. The ministry found the club had been registered as a private residence and not an entertainment venue, so was not subject to safety inspections. The club had been operating in a zone where nightclubs were banned and a
city architect's signature approving the building design had been forged, said investigators.
Three more people have been indicted over the fire but were not in court. Santika's co-owner and the head of the company that installed the pyrotechnics
both said they were too ill to attend court, while a third person remains on the run.
For the girls we will be offering free drinks (yes free) between 4pm and 9 pm on Friday nights. This offer is for unaccompanied girls sitting
at either of the two bars.
For the guys we are offering Reverse Bar Fines between these times. WE will pay YOU the bar fine. If you hook up with a freelancer in the Beer Garden between 4 pm and 9 pm on Friday nights, WE will pay YOU a 200 baht bar
fine. The 200 baht will be credited to your bill, so that's 3 or 4 extra beers for free.
If you do not use the full 200 baht credit, we will not pay it back in cash. You need to spend it or lose it. You can use it on any of our food or drink
So, the girls drink free and the guys get paid 200 baht for picking up a girl. That has to be a good deal. If it works well on Fridays we may introduce it as a nightly promotion but with shorter hours.
Friday again, sweetheart. You know what to do?
Yes, I go Pattaya Beer Garden and sit bar. Order free drink.
forget to keep stool next to you free
Yes I know. I wait you 2 minutes
OK, we have a few drinks and something to eat. I tell boss bar I barfine you and ask for checkbin with reverse bar fine
For the umpteenth time in the last couple of years Fun Room A-GoGo has gone dark. Fun Room is a small GoGo on Soi 15 opposite What's Up.
So Pattaya's GoGo count now stands at 80 bars with girls dancing in bikinis or less.
Club Mirage on
Soi Diamond looked to be in dire straits. The welcome staff were gamely trying to get people inside with 55 Baht draft signs but no draft was available once inside the bar. There were just 3 girls in the bar at 9:30, 2 dancing and one waiting.
Club Nevada on Soi Post Office had the same dancer count half an hour before. But this was put down to a run on the girls from some of the many US Navy guys in town at the moment.
On s slightly more positive note, there were people milling round outside the recently closed Rodeo Girls GoGo on Soi Pattayaland 2. The bar wasn't operating as a gogo. It had the door curtain pinned back to reveal an empty but lighted bar.
Perhaps there are plans to re-open in some form or another.
Sexy A-GoGo is located at the 2nd Road end of Soi 7.
So many bars and so little aircon. My strolls around town require frequent pit stops for air and liquid fuel. And I find few in the Soi 7/8 area that have aircon. So Sexy A-GoGo gets a few
more visits than strictly speaking it deserves.
It is a very narrow bar with a central stage. It has bench seating that has got the angles wrong and seems to make one sit bolt upright.
The stage usually has 3 or 4 dancers, topless or bikini
clad. I'd guess that not many rack up significant bar fine counts.
But on the other hand the draft beer is cheap at 50 Baht and I usually find some one for a hassle free chat.
A pleasant unassuming bar that makes for good pit stop on a walk
X-Zone is located upstairs in the Covent Garden Complex on Soi 16 just off Walking Street
X-Zone is a fairly popular bar that caters for those that like a bit of hands on fun.
It is also a very large gogo that maybe requires a few
too many girls dancing just to fill the stages and make it seem lively and atmospheric.
The net result is that I have often stopped by and there have not been enough girls to go round. So now I pause at the door and survey the bar. I just check
that there are a few girls available for customer care.
Assuming that this is the case then the bar is good fun. There is always a naughty table on the go with a few toys to play with. Otherwise the table dancers are generally a fun loving crew
with a fair few that are well attractive.
First A-GoGo is located at the back of a beer bar complex in central Soi 8 (nearly opposite Cherry Bar)
The bar has just had a change of management so time to have a look if anything had changed.
I didn't spot any physical changes to the
bar. It still suffers a little from a rather high stage that is located a bit too far from the comfy seats.
On the plus side, the bar had a fair amount of good looking dancers. There were perhaps 15 girls in all of which 6 were dancing. They wore
bikinis or less depending on their preferences. Most would don pleated skirts as they ended their dancing stint.
To me the long term failing of the bar is that the girls never seem very interested in interacting with the customers. Taking a quick
look round the bar, I think there has probably been a bit of an improvement on that front, as a couple of guys were enjoying a chat.
The much travelled Thai bar manager Kuhn Saatit was on duty but somehow his presence rarely correlates with the
sort of bar I like to drink in.
The bar didn't click for me on this visit, but I think there is an improved chance of this happening on a subsequent visit.
Baccara A-GoGo is located directly on central Walking Street
This GoGo must be one of the most focused bar designs in Pattaya. The downstairs floor is totally dominated by the large central stage sporting a dozen girls with plenty of space for
On one side of the plush bar there is tiered comfortable seating overlooking the auditorium stage. The bar goes one step further than most, by providing ring side armchairs. Inevitably these are facing the stage and this adds to the
domineering focus of the dancing stage.
There were a dozen dancers on stage either topless or bikini clad depending n the wishes of the girl. They were surely above average and were putting more effort into their dancing than most bars. The music
was dance friendly and set quite loud but sensibly not as loud as some.
There is an upstairs bar area where the dance floor is transparent and located directly above the downstairs stage. Presumably if you are sitting around the main stage you can
look up to the upper floor dancers and see that they are wearing less than their downstairs sisters. I couldn't see anything of note from the side seats though.
The wait staff is male and they are dressed in striking polo shirts. Presumably not
intended, but this is very reminiscent of bouncers and security staff at Farangland venues. The fact that these guys tend to circulate around the stage whilst serving, gives the impression of them patrolling and guarding the girls.
The whole bar
design reminded me so much of the places back home where I really would rather not be. With unattainable pretty girls hiding behind glass or else guarded by bouncers ready to slap you down should you make any attempt to get near the dancers.
course this is simply not the reality at Baccara. The girls are as friendly and approachable as you would expect. And the guys really are there just to serve you a drink.
Maybe just me, but I didn't really enjoy being reminded of the restricted
fun allowed in strip bars back home.
Baby Boom A-GoGo is located just off Soi Buakhao but visible from the road at about the junction with Soi Honey.
I was well surprised on my visit to the bar. Rather than few older girls reported my previous visitors, the bar was full pretty
girls. There were about 20 dancers and perhaps 15 of them would get a job anywhere on Walking Street.
I rather suspect that there was something temporary going on as it was left to the older girls to go and ply their trade and sit with the
The small bar is well laid out with comfortable seating mostly with a good view of the side stage.
There were 6 dancers at a time on stage wearing a bikini or half according to their wishes. The music was a little loud and
selected for the benefit of the dancers rather than the customers.
With cheap drinks, surely the recipe to attract a few customers from Soi Buakhao. It will be interesting to see if the current attractive dancing troupe can be maintained.
Beaver's on Walking Street is closed for a few days presumably for a bit of repair work on their dams. After some refurbishment the bar will re-open on Friday.
As reported before Sisterz is undergoing some substantially rework ready to clot
into the Happy A-GoGo family of bars.
There is a new nightclub set to open across from X-Zone in Covent Garden. It will be called Irony International Discotheque. But the Arabic script on the sign is likely to suggest that there will only be a
subset of nationals interested.
Up on Soi 6 Love Club is yet again under re-development. It's had more refits than its had customers.
The Red Door Bar nearly opposite is still undergoing a major re-development.
At approximately 1:00am on Monday night, the police raided the karaoke bar district of Soi 17, Thepprasit Road, Pattaya.
The taskforce was instructed to check the licenses of 10 establishments and search from drug taking at each bar.
Arriving at the scene, police went about there investigation, checking the bar licenses, searching the premise for drugs and testing the staff members for drug use.
One bar did not hold a current license and illegal drugs and drug taking paraphernalia was discovered in almost all of the establishments. Urine testing revealed that seven members of staff from the various bars tested positive to drug use.
On Tuesday night the police raided bars on Pattaya Soi 6. Again licenses, drug testing and age checks were the business of the evening.
In what was reported to be the first night of the Pattaya police crackdown, bars were checked and arrests were made in Pattaya's Sunee Plaza, which attracts mostly a gay clientele.
With cooperation from the United States Federal Bureau of
Investigation (FBI), agents from the Department of Special Investigation (SDI) with cooperation from Pattaya Police, Chonburi Immigration Bureau and the Women and Children's Protective Service agents based in Banglamung, the massive police force checked
many bars then raided a particular bar snubbed by other Sunee Plaza owners and arrested the alleged owner and some of his staff.
An eyewitness walking through Sunee Plaza located behind TukCom IT Center and near Soi VC said, The police swarmed
seemingly out of nowhere. They were on a mission. They went in and out of many bars without incident, but when they got to two bars they really were looking for something. They found it and came out with a middle-aged white guy, a computer, a box of DVDs
and some underage boys.