Coyotee's A-GoGo on Soi Marine Plaza re-opened on Tuesday 19th May.
Deano of Coyotee's writes:
After 2 stressful and rumour filled weeks, Coyotee's A-GoGo will be re-opening its doors tomorrow night at 8.00 pm with a bit of a party. There will be free shots [as Paul observed, hopefully of the alcoholic variety]
and maybe even some free beer to start!
We have a new mama-san (obviously!) and an entirely new staff and dancers. Bar-fines will be discounted and, for a change, Coyotee's girls will be happy to bar-fine.
New Coyotee's Barfines will be as follows:
Dancers ...500 baht
So back up to 75 bars with girls dancing in bikinis or less
Black & White A-GoGo (X Zone 2) has closed. Guys were removing stocks and stuff last night to it seems pretty permanent.
It had only been open a couple of months and I for one enjoyed a few nights there.
X-Zone upstairs is now packed with extar girls but not many customers to match. Some Black & White girls have moved elsewhere though. Part of the bar has been curtained off to scale it down a bit.
Pattaya is now down to 75 bars with girls dancing in bikinis or less.
Gamebird 1 is a beer bar on Walking Street at the corner of the alley down towards New Living Dolls One. Despite plenty of customers, the bar was reported to have closed due to unrealistic terms for a lease renewal. No doubt the girls can be
found at Gamebird 2 on Soi 15. It could do with a few extra girls anyway.
Also Pattaya at Night is reporting that the Russian targeted B-52 disco on Soho Square has also closed. Its been running minimally for some time.
Coyotee's A-GoGo on Soi Marine Plaza made the news a couple of nights ago when they suffered a police raid. Details are sketchy on what the police were looking for but customers weren't unduly harangued.
Perhaps more dramatic was a forum post from Deano, one of the owners:
Due to an amazing number of complaints against and problems with our Mamasans - we at Coyotee's A-gogo have fired our thai manager, both mama sans, our bar staff and doormen and are in the process of re-structuring our staff
with more friendly service to our customers, and mama sans that understand allowing barfines and not ripping off we, the owners, to the tune of a small fortune over the last 6 months.
We apologize to any customers who have been the victims of our mama sans and their scams in the past and promise to re-open with a complete new attitude!
Late on the evening of the 4th May, a total of 30 [adisputed figure] bargirls stormed into Pattaya Police station to complain that they were all owed money from the owner of the Coyotee's A-GoGo bar in Soi Marine Plaza,
South Pattaya, where they worked. They were all fed up with the constant broken promises of being paid.
Update: Serious Issues
10th May 2009.
Further forum postings have suggested that the bar had become the focus of serious crime and the police are involved. The owners have posted that owed salaries have been paid and the bar will re-open soon. The serious nature of the issues suggest
that it may be best to wait and see.
Update: Reopening Soon
12th May 2009.
Despite Stickman postings on the subject the owners are around and working towards re-opening the bar
Sutham Phanthusak, the owner of Tiffany’s Show, has a grim face as he ponders the challenges the resort city faces. He frets about Pattaya’s latest blow, the Asean summit riots: I worry hotels with tight cash flow might close down.
Even before the H1N1 influenza outbreak, the occupancy rate of five-star hotels in Pattaya stood at 10% in April, compared with a typical rate of 70-80%. Occupancy at lower-ranked hotels was only 30-40% last month.
Sutham founded Tiffany's Show three decades ago has seen Pattaya evolve from a tranquil seaside resort, renowned for its sunsets, into a town bustling with activity and nightlife.
Pattaya itself has potential. But its growth has come with poor-quality zoning and management. It is killing itself, which is quite regrettable, he claims.
Pattaya survived many crises in the past. First was the Gulf War in 1991. Then we encountered the Sars epidemic and bird flu. If we can compare those to catching a cold, Pattaya now has cancer, says Sutham, who also owns the five-star
Woodlands Hotel and Resort.
The Cabinet have approved an increase in excise taxes on cigarettes, liquor, and beer, with immediate effect.
Deputy Finance Minister Pruttichai Damrongrat said due to the higher excise tax, cigarette prices could rise by Bt3 per pack, while liquor and beer prices would be raised by Bt2-Bt3 per bottle. The increase of the sin tax would take effect
immediately after the Cabinet approval.
According to Pruttichai, the sin tax increase would generate around Bt12 billion in additional income over the next 12 months.
New bars bringng much needed oxygen to Pattaya's nightlife
Thanks to Paul
There's a new bar for Soi 6 named Soho Bar. It is next to Sexy Soi 6 in the middle section of the street.
Meanwhile down on Theprassit there is a new oxygen bar, Oxybar A concept that is fashionable in Europe but new to Pattaya. The idea seems to be to take a drink and then take a draw on a (flavoured) oxygen gizmo. The benefits of oxygen are claimed
to be: energy, heightened concentration, alertness and memory.
I think if I was a marketeer in Pattaya I would adapt the claims to include something about virility and sexual prowess.
Thinking about it though, doesn't a lack of oxygen heighten sexual pleasure (as in breath play). Perhaps an oxygen bar isn't such a good idea for Pattaya after all.