Club Oasis is located on central Soi Buakhao near the junction with Soi Diana.
The mamasang has worked in many Walking Street bars and has previously run a pretty tight regime of ensuring that customers are matched to girls.
though has settled down into a very hassle free gogo where you are likely to drink alone unless you make an effort to call over a girl.
I asked the mamasang about this, and she said that they have decided that is what the Soi Buakhao customers
So the bar offers minimal hassle, cheap beer and farang rock music at a reasonable volume. Sounds like your local pub back in Farangland. But of course there are topless dancing girls and short time rooms if you feel the urge. So the best
of both worlds.
But perhaps a little too restrained though for my tastes.
I've given up on this bar as I can't really work out what is going on.
The good news is that there are plenty of good looking dancing girls. The bad news is that they are nearly all set continuously dancing.
It may look good to have a
bar full of dancing girls but I prefer to have a bit of company.
As far as I can tell the girls are only excused dancing when they have a lady drink in front of them. And when they order a tequila you don't get much time for your money. I walked
out pronto when my lady drink only excused the girl from dancing for one song.
Rodeo Girls A Go Go, Paradise A Go Go and Honey Girls A Go Go are sponsoring a 5 round dance completion that culminates in a 6th Final Round with 15,500 Baht in prize money. From each of the 5 preliminary competitions the 3 top dancers will be
selected. The Finals will consist of 15 girls.
The central stage layout continues to be an improvement on the old side stage. Amazing how they squeezed the stage in. There is not even enough
room for a step to rest your feet on in front of the bench seats. Instead you have to rest them on a metal footrest under the table.
The girls are average but average still means that there are a few that get plenty of barfines.
There is also a
Jacuzzi show but of course there is no room for anybody to get a ringside seat.
The music is dance. If I am enjoying a lady drink chat, the long dancing roster usually gets me reaching for the check bin.
Rodeo Girls is a small gogo on Soi Pattayaland 2 which is now down to 4 gogos.
I cannot work out what how this bar is meant to work. They had just 6 girls in attendance and 5 of them were dancing. This meant that there were simply no girls
remaining to circulate amongst the few customers.
How are they supposed to get a few lady drinks when they are dancing all the time?
What is the customer expected to do, get bored watching the overdressed bikini clad shufflers. Presumably
one could quote a number to the mamasang and takeaway a girl, but this business model only seems to work at high end bars with very attractive girls.
To be fair, the girls were attractive though. I am sure I would have bought a few lady drinks if
the opportunity arose. But it didn't, so I moved rapidly on.
I have read a few good write ups of Beavers of late saying that there surely are some naughty girls in attendance.
I have always been a bit sceptical though as I have missed out on the fun in several visits and not even seen much naughty stuff
going down with other customers.
But a recent visit pleasantly confirmed some of the rumours. I was well looked after by a very friendly and hands on girl.
Not quite an ideal bar though, as there are a few fundamental flaws. Firstly
the bar is too small for any comfortable seating. Secondly the dancing stint is too long, and when your lady go dance , it is a cue to move on to the next bar. Thirdly I am simply not keen on table dancing. It gives me a crick in the neck and I
find it somewhat undignified to stare up at a girl.
Update: Looking Up
Thanks to Stevie and Douglas
It has been pointed out to me that maybe I should have
cast my gaze downwards. I would then have spotted the mirrored tables and perhaps also the inspiration for the name of the bar.
Banglamung District Officers were on patrol in the South Pattaya area on Friday Night. They checked a number of Bars on Walking Street and also checked a number of establishments outside of the main entertainment zone which, by law, must close by 1am.
In Walking Street they visited a number of bars and discotheques including Marine. Licenses were checked and staff members from a number of the venues underwent urine tests. We can report that two female members of staff from a bar on the street
failed a urine test. No other irregularities were found on Walking Street.
The group then went to a number of Karaoke Bars outside of the main entertainment zone and found that they were operating after 1am which is in contravention of their
licenses. 10 Bars were closed down and district officials tell us they will now be subject to a minimum 30 day closure pending authorization by the Chief of Banglamung District.
Popped in for an early look see and the new bar on Soi 15 surely looks good.
The outside neon is surely the most impressive in Pattaya.
There is a central stage with half a dozen girls fully covered in a white lacy affair.
are another half dozen girls on table dancing stages arranged just in front of the comfortable bench seating. The girls were topless but strangely with a blouse at half mast. Perhaps at the ready for a quick panic.
There is an upper floor with
accessed by a scary looking spiral staircase. The girls dance nude up top and are viewable from downstairs.
There were plenty of girls in attendance and an old friend looked after me well.
The drinks prices are comparable with other popular
bars but the draft beer wasn't in a particularly large glass for the price.
The music is aimed at the dancing girls rather than oldie farangs. Perhaps a bit loud, but not quite the loudest.
I found a couple of teething problems in terms of
the arrangement of the dancing girls. Sitting downstairs, the upstairs girls are simply too far above to be particularly worth a cricked neck for. The lighting, although effective, makes it difficult to watch the table dancers, its either too dark, or
else one gets a bit dazzled. And the girls on the central stage are simply overdressed. Perhaps the trick is to sit upstairs...but I don't know if I would trust myself to get drunk upstairs, what with having to negotiate the stairs on the way down.
The latest issue of After Dark, Volume 6, has been published. It is widely available in bars and bookshops across Pattaya.
It is good to see that the editors have a similar taste in bars as myself. They are well up to date with spotting the
buzzing Wet 'n' Wild and X-Zone.
In fact, it is very much the selling point of the magazine that the girls featured are currently working at the bars.
It can be strange to actually meet the girls featured in a glamour magazine. One of the
girls I know is very much the life and soul of her bar, and the glamour pics capture good memories.
Another featured dancer I know is actually a lot more sultry in real life and the magazine captures her beauty rather that her character. A photo
would have to include an angry or disdainful or affectionate glance to do her justice.
Anyway, it is great to see some of the gogo girls you actually know in a glamour magazine, but I always wish someone would publish an X rated version.
The bar seems to have picked up a little since the last report. Nothing has really changed about the bar but having a few more ladies means it works so much better.
The bar is primarily an afternoon bar catering to expats. The music is
strictly rock focusing on the 70s. Some of it is totally undanceable for the girls.
Most, but not all, of the girls dance naked but the girl nearest the door puts her wrap back on presumably in anticipation of a police visit.
The girls tend to do a
fair stint at Nevada so presumably they are well looked after by the bar. They know how to look after the customers but are not really quite so hands-on as Hot & Cold at the other end of the soi.
An easy place to stay for a couple of beers but I
have rarely stayed for a long haul.
Misty A-GoGo is moving from Pattayaland to Walking Street Soi 15. The bar is ste to open at the new location on Friday 9th May. This will be a soft opening and an official opening is set for a couple of weeks time.
The bar seems to be renamed
from Misty A-GoGo to Club Mistys.
All the staff and girls are moving with the bar.
And on the subject of gogos opening and closing, Vodoo A-GoGo was dark on the evening of 7th May.
Sometimes a bar can get too successful and What's Up has gone beyond what I consider to be a good place to visit. The bar fines have gotten very high. The girls quote with high expectations too, and even then, the mamasang urges the girl to get back
as quickly as possible.
However the bar does deserve the success. It has pretty girls doing naughty things whilst retaining good close rapport with the customers.
The girls on the play stages armed with the foam tubes seem to be wearing a
few more clothes than they used to.
Probably one of the better bars in town for those not too concerned about the prices. But for me, it has become a bar for just an occasional visit.
The 19th Hole Superpub above the alley from Walking Street to Soi Marine Plaza has closed.
In fact 19th hole was bought by a Swiss and a French
guy. They are calling it Goodfellows and it will be a sports bar with freelancers encouraged to visit (no bar fines). The Planned opening is sometime next month.