Club Oasis is located on Soi Buakhao in sight of the junction with Soi Diana
The bar still seems to be one of the most successful off Walking Street.
I think the success is down to attracting several types of
customers. The bar has an energetic atmosphere, with plenty going, on for those that come to watch or chat with mates in an interesting environment. There are also a few girls around to entertain those who prefer to interact rather than watch. So the bar
seems lucky enough to be able to entertain a large amount of customers with relatively few girls.
The bar usually has about 25 to 30 girls with half on dance shift at any one time. Most dance on the central stage but there are dance tables for
another 5 or 6. They make an average team, but that isn't bad, especially off Walking Street.
There is the usual range of bikini clad and topless, but there is also a semi striptease option for some girls to dance naked just for the last song of
The drinks prices are reasonable and the basic lady drink seems back on the menu at 95 Baht. Previously this option was generally ignored and lady cocktails would always appear at 125 Baht
Tiger Club is upstairs on Soi Diamond with an entrance off Walking Street
Tiger still seems to be the weaker link of the three areas of the Tiger/Shark bars.
The bar runs more or less the same as the others but
somehow seems to retain the least interactive girls of the three.
The bar has loads of table dancing stages and they are brought into play according to the number of girls. Whenever I have been in there have been far too many girls set to dancing
with not really enough set to work hostessing. This leaves the bar being a little less fun than Shark, particularly the old Shark Club end.
I think that the difference is simply down to vestigial differences from when the bars were separate
entities. Shark Club was easily best then, so people who still remember these times tend to gravitate there. No doubt this will fade with time.
That's not to say fun isn't available in Tiger, it's just less likely.
The girls are generally
good looking and so there's no problems on that front.
The music is strictly of the dance variety and the volume tends to be a bit inconsistent.
The drinks prices have been pushed up to the top end and offer a little less value than some of
the bar's competitors. Same ball park though, not a massive difference.
World Wide is one of the 2 GoGos located directly on Beach Road. It is found between Soi 7 and Soi 8.
I think that the Beach Road location has resulted in quite a strange sort of GoGo.
If you are after a bit of sexy fun then the Silver
Stars just round the corners in each direction are a much safer bet. Presumably because of good passing trade the bar seems to target newbies rather than regulars.
The bar has a traditional newbie show with a few boring pussy tricks and slightly
more erotic strip shows with costumes such as the Hawaiian garlands.
The bar also has a fair number of girls allowing 8 girls to dance at a time on the central stage. They join in pairs, so end up dancing for a very sensible roster of 4 songs.
There is usually quite a range of girls, but there are a few that will must attract a decent number of bar fines.
The bar seems to have a knack of recognising newbies, who get the swarm of girls treatment, all clamouring for lady drinks. The
regulars get left to drink alone.
Perhaps strange for a bar that targets holiday makers, the drinks prices are very reasonable with bottled beer at 70 Baht (just gone up a touch). Possibly a legacy of the sister (beer) bars in the Soi 7/8 area
doing such a good trade on the back of cheap drinks.
Although not a place I would recommend for sexy fun, it is a decent enough venue for a beer and aircon break on a beach stroll.
But for heavens sake don't get taken in by buying drinks
for the swarm of girls. Keep your tips for girls that give you good service. You will end up with more respect and more fun.
Sexy Girls A-GoGo on Soi 8 has re-opened after a brief downtime while it was knocked though into the next door unit.
The end result is that Sexy Girls has become the widest narrow bar in Pattaya.
Rather Bizarrely, the bar has retained the
bench seating especially designed for the previous very narrow bar. Previously there was not even enough width for a foot rest, so the drinks tables were ingeniously designed to provide a crossbar acting as the foot rest. These bench seats still run down
either side of the newly expanded bar.
The old long strip stage has been replaced by a smart curvy central stage with the addition of an upper level stage with a glass floor.
There is also a large Jacuzzi but this still needs a bit of building
So for the moment the bar is more or less the same as before except wider. And although it obviously allows for more customers it is actually worse than before as one is a fair bit further away from the dancers. The dancing on the upper level of
the stage is a waste of space gimmick, as the girls are too high and the lighting is too dark.
There were 10 girls dancing, 7 on the lower stage and 3 on the upper. There were some pretty girls on stage too, but they were all bikini clad,
hopefully just as short term measure. The girls were dancing 10 songs which is nothing short of ludicrous for anyone waiting for a girl to return from her dance stint.
I rather guess that the aircon is still the same as for the narrow bar as it was
getting a little uncomfortably warm.
There were a few friendly girls offering a bit of hands on fun, but the prettier girls seemed to be hiding on the upper balcony maybe to avoid the hands on customer care part of the work.
There are now 78 bars
in the Pattaya area with girls dancing in bikinis or less.
The combination of cheap prices and an 'all welcome' policy continue to keep the bar busy.
Thereafter things seem to drift for me a little. The bikini clad table dancing does not really hit
the mark for me, and does not offer the right opportunity to catch the eye of a dancer.
There are usually a good number of girls, especially for the smallish size of the bar. (Thinking about narrow bars, this must be one of the most
successful in dealing with what is usually quite a handicap of a layout). The girls are about average, but average is not a negative term on Walking Street.
There's often a few customers enjoying a bit of 'in yer lap' fun too.
The music is
oldie farang friendly and there are plenty of service girls on hand to keep the drinks flowing steadily.
A well sound bar then, makes me wonder why I never stay for more than a beer. Perhaps I have a deep psychological issue with the lack of
Club Sin City is located in the Covent Garden Complex just off Walking Street in Soi 16.
Club Sin City have recently tried a little revamp with a new sign proclaiming Show Girls at Club Sin City.
The bar has introduced a cheaper draft
option of Chang at 50 Baht (in addition to the usual Tiger at 65 Baht). They have also reduced the ludicrous lady drink price from 135 Baht to the generally acceptable 120 Baht.
None of this seems to have got the customers thronging in though, and
I was the only visitor at a bit after 10pm.
The girls on stage made a bit of an effort and stripped down to...well nothing actually. There were 6 presentable girls dancing at the time, half the girls available in the bar.
Thai bars don't
function very well when there are few customers, and the rather glum atmosphere amongst the girls on hostessing duty was rather off putting. In fact most of the hostessing girls were allowed to hide in the dressing room. I thought there were only 6 girls
in the bar, all dancing.
Of course there is one final thing the bar could do to try and get a few customers in. They could turn the effing music down. It's way too loud.
The Cavern opened on 22nd May on Walking Street opposite Soi Diamond in the venue that was previously Sisterz
It is fascinating to see such a strongly themed bar arrive on Walking Street.
From my corner of Farangland, everything seems
totally wrong about the theme bar concept, at least for my particular middle aged demographic.
Theme bars are a plain and clear signal that they don't don't want traditional middle aged drinkers to visit. There's the touristy Camelot Castle type
bar that are just for tourists. There's the trendy bars that are clearly pitched at up market customers with money to burn. Then there's the theme bars targeting the binge drinking ladies, knowing that if they can attract the ladies, then the young lads
will soon follow. The only anti-theme that attracts the older drinkers is the traditional pub. Especially those with reasonably priced beer, proper pub decor and a juke box that has been kicked into touch. (This last theme has become a massive success
for the Wetherspoon chain).
Anyway back to The Cavern Theme. The bar is immediately obvious as a show bar where the customer is held at arms length. The stage is enormous and decorated as if for a cabaret rather than GoGo dancers. The dancers in
the giant hand are particularly well 'protected' from the audience. Surely not the most obvious psychology for a Walking Street GoGo Bar.
There are a couple of side stages with two girls in each, but again, the Peppermint cage feel keeps the
audience psychologically at bay.
This rather hands off approach sort of fits in with the rest of the chain (apart from upstairs at Baccara where the low down dancers are actually let of the usual pedestal and it feels like they 'invited' to get
personal with the customers, which they do).
On my visit there were plenty of girls in the bar but they weren't the top notch quality needed for an arms length show bar. The whole concept of the bar was therefore pointless. No interaction because
of the ethos of the bar, and not really worth staying in terms of a show.
But as always, it is never fair to jump to quick judgments during the early days of a bar. A good bar concept will soon attract the lookers. And of course the Cavern
connections have the best track record in town for employing attractive girls.
Returning to the theme of traditional bar, Cavern has adopted the reasonable price drinks of Happy, Peppermint and Baccara. The music was also at about the right
volume, which was a welcome relief after a visit to the Sapphire Club.
There are a few comfortable seats along the back wall, rather badly laid out with a long table and no entry exit points. Most of the customers are probably expected to use the
stage side stools as per Happy or Peppermint. These are about the only bars in town where stage side stools are popular, but again this emphasises the need for top notch talent on stage.
I have a feeling that the Happy Peppermint chain may have
opened one bar too many, all relying on employing the most attractive girls in town. There simply may not be enough suitable girls to go round. But if there are enough, then this will surely be another success.
Sapphire Club opened on 23rd May on Soi 15 located opposite Angelwitch in the venue that was previously Gamebird 2.
I stopped by at the opening party and I am sure that this will prove somewhat atypical and a more realistic review will soon
I was greeted with a lively bar full of girls and half full with customers, who seemed to be fellow countrymen of the bar's Irish ownership. In fact I was then personally greeted by the owner, always a nice touch.
There are plenty
of pointers that this will be a well run Farang bar with a good attitude to customer care. The drinks prices have started at a reasonable level with a 65 Baht draft beer and bottled beer at 100-110 Baht. There is a comprehensive drinks menus on each
table, always a good idea.
There were plenty of girls with the main team dancing on the central stage. They were an above average team, especially good for an opening night. They were making a fair effort in dancing too. They were all bikini clad
though, but you can never read much into the opening party as perhaps there were dignitaries or wives etc on the guest list.
On the downside the bar has adopted the recent trend for very loud music, not quite the loudest but too loud for a
comfortable conversation. (The Cavern was later notable for not following the trend and keeping the volume down).
Oh and the great looking lighting was a real pain. They had some sort of manic light robot out of Terminator 2, with a pre-programmed
mission to dazzle the customers with blasts of amplified light. I got well pissed off with it very quickly. No doubt it will be re-programmed or re-booted very soon.
Perhaps feeling a bit sensitive after being attacked by the light robot, I found
the main stage lighting badly placed too. It was hard to see the girls as lights at the opposite side of the stage were also shining in my eyes and a little bright too.
Still the bar looks good and the owners seemed to have a good attitude so
hopefully Sapphire Club will be a welcome addition to the hot competition of Soi 15.
There are now 77 bars in the Pattaya area with girls dancing in bikinis or less.
I called in most mornings to Rabbi's Elephant Bar and Guest House on Soi Buakaow. Rabbi, a rather hairy Aussie guy who runs the Pattaya Golf Society from there. Golf matches 3 times a week. Prices for drink and food reasonable. I Didn't go
there at night but Nat said there were girls there on offer in the evening. Excellent toilets. www.elephantbar.net
Sportsman Bar , Soi 13. Not the cheapest place in town but aircon and good toilets, excellent food. Singha B80. Glass wine
B90. Golf matches arranged from there by owner, Dave. Had pleasant chat with Manager Rodney. Free Wi Fi. www.sportsmanpub.com
Stringfellows Soi Yamato. Big mistake going in there. Surprising what can be hidden behind a small g string. Just
as I was ordering a drink 1 of the dancers pulled his g string down and waved his cock at me. Never did get the drink, I was out of there
Legs , Soi 13/4. Went in on my last evening and OMG, the biggest pair of natural assets I have seen on
a slim, good looking Thai girl. Must have been DD. She was just ending her dance stint so called her over and had pleasant ½ hour till she went back on stage. Draught beer B65. ladydrink B120.
Classroom agogo on Soi 13/4. Cant say
much more than has already been said. Overdressed girls Draught beer B65, ladydrink B125
Blue House Bar , Soi13/3. ST still B800 all in. decent aircon room
Kings Table Soi 13. More restaurant than bar. Hotel caters for
wheelchairs. Food good and reasonable. Bott Singha B65
At 7pm on Friday Night the curfew was officially lifted in Pattaya.
This follows a meeting held at Pattaya City Hall earlier on Friday where a number of business owners pleaded to the Pattaya Mayor to get the curfew lifted which they felt was
unnecessary as there was no intelligence suggesting that any riots or other disturbances would take place here in Pattaya.
The mayor proudly showed off his achievement on Walking Street.
The curfew remains in force in other areas around
Chonburi Province which remains under a State of Emergency.
The news was a little late for many bars which stayed closed but about half managed to open.
Silver Star 2 is located towards the Beach Road end of Soi 7
The bar seems to do a very good trade and seems the most consistently busy gogo in the Soi7/8 locale.
A fair amount of dancers are on duty in the bar, plenty enough to make
the main stage seem pretty crowded. There are usually a couple of teams of gogo dancers in bikinis or topless. Every so often there is a nominal show, which basically means more standard dancing but without the knickers.
There is also a Jacuzzi,
home to a couple of naughty girls. There are stools around the Jacuzzi for a little audience participation, but usually the girls are performing for those seating in the bench seats around the walls.
The quantity of girls seems to generate a fun
atmosphere which is appreciated by the customers.
The bar is Thai run and a little bit prone to rather ruthless tip extraction, but on my latest visit everyone was well behaved and I had a good time with an ex-Catz friend.
The lady drinks
were a bit pricey at 130 Baht, but if supply and demand governs prices then the bar is probably more justified in top end prices than many others.
Golden Girl , Soi Post Office. B650 for BJ, B70 for bottle of Singha. Asked the girl about Pumpstation next she said the ladyboys had gone. When I passed the girls did look real. She told me it was the same owner as Golden Girl.
Made a mistake when I went into
Obsessions a couple of nights ago. Soi 13/4 Going thro' the door I thought that things were not right. Realised when I sat down that it was a ladyboy bar. Mamasan did come over and pointed to stage and asked me which 1 did I want to talk to. I
said none of then, checkbin and ofski
Miss Dino qn 13/4. Went in and only 5 words spoken. First 3 wot u dink 2nd 2 by me Singha please Finished drink and brought out B100 note which she took and gave me B20 change without a
word being spoken. not been back.
Far East Rock . Went in Club Nevada for a hour most afternoons and asked the girl that always joined me about Far East Rock, always a couple of ladyboys on guard duty at the door. She told me for
some reason best known to the owner, ladyboys on door and nice (real) girls inside. Went in and yes she was right. Those ladyboys must frighten more customers off than they pull in. 2 beers for me and 2 ladydrinks B460
The Thai-Anxiety team got a private preview tour of the new The Cavern A-GoGo last night (May 14). The bar is now officially set to open May 19 and the only real work left to be done is on the electrical wiring.
For a space that offers the
second-largest amount of floorspace of any Walking Street go-go (with Peppermint being the largest), The Cavern now seems markedly less cavernous than Sisterz before it. The configuration is surprising.
Entering The Cavern, it's hard
not to think of a Disney attraction. Perhaps Thunder Mountain. The owners have bought big into the theme, with faux rock boulders lining the walls and forming lower doorway overhangs and false ceiling in the main bar.
The next thing you notice is
that they've moved the stage out of the center and now runs along most of the right side. Comfy elevated bench seating with long table, runs down the left side. Close is not the adjective you'd use for the distance between the two.
does feature a couple of extra showcase stages. On the left side front corner, adjacent to the bench seating, is a small stage for 2-3 girls. At the far end of the bar, in the spot where Sisterz had its showers, is another waterfall stage
with running water. Finally, on the right side in the back is The Hand a showcase stage that will give the appearance the naked dancing damsel with wriggling in the palm of a giant rock hand.
As mentioned, the wiring is still being done, so
no idea about the lighting, but it better be a bit on the strong side. The bar, with all it's dark brown rocks, dark leopard-like upholstered seats, dark tabletops and dark floor is makes for a, well, dark bar.
The lineup is said to be all new
girls and I can confirm no Peppermint will be used in the casting of the initial lineup. No word whether it will include any Happy , Beach Club or Baccara talent. Will simply have to show up opening night in your best Flintstones
get-up to find out.
Tahitian Queen on on Beach Rd has certainly risen from the ashes. Called in at 6pm on Wednesday and it was wall to wall people.
Tried to count the girls but I gave up when I reached 30.
1 pretty one attached herself to me but it was very short lived. Within seconds I got you buy me dink I did and and shot glass arrived, from service girls hand straight down her neck and empty glass back to service girl. A few seconds of
hands on fun and it was we go room. When I declined the offer she was off like a shot looking for richer pickings.
Ladydrink B120, she was with me for only couple of minutes. Bott Singha B115.
Hot & Cold is at the 2nd Road end of Soi Post Office
I called in Hot & Cold twice this week. not again.
1st time I ordered drink and cutie jumped on my left. I ordered her a
drink and next thing I've another on my right and 1 in front of me begging for drinks. Told them I buy 1 lady a drink. The 1 in front took the hint but the 1 on my right would not give in. Time to drink up and go.
in again, I ordered a drink and again cutie plopped down next me. OK. I asked her if she wanted a drink (silly question) and she asked if she could have a bottle of Singha. OK she started a bit of hands on fun and next thing 4 more girls surrounded us.
So paid bill, (B125 for her Singha and B45 for my draught) left tip but she then started demanding B100 tip for herself. Left and wont be back.
A joint taskforce of over 100 police officers from various provincial commands conducted a search at the Club Insomnia nightclub early on Sunday morning.
During the preceding investigations police arrested up to 40 persons who had presented
positive samples during drug tests, including numerous nightclub staff members.
Over 100 officers joined in on the investigation searching for illegal drugs, weapons and underage girls. Following the search of approximately 500 patrons, mainly
foreign tourists, Thai women and establishment staff, police arrested 40 people who tested positive for illegal drugs. The 40 women and various staff members were taken to the Pattaya Police Station for further judicial proceedings.
The Cavern, the new gogo on Walking Street replacing Sisterz will now open a bit later than previously suggested on Friday 14th May. Saying that, Pattaya Ghost tells me that the mamasang is looking for girls to start on the 15th!
Sapphire Club on Soi 15 has sprouted a sign proclaiming Sapphire Club A-GoGo.
Discussion on the forums suggest that it will be ready to open in about 10 days.
Club Nevada is at the Beach Road end of Soi Post Office
Called in about 1-30pm. 3 girls were dancing, 1 naked, 1 topless and 1 in bikini. I ordered a draught beer (55B) and was left in peace. The naked girl dancing was a cutie with nice C cup
assets. I gave her a wave as she finished dancing and she came over and sat with me.
Although only a 3 song dance sequence there were only 7 girls so it was 3 on, 4 off. Spent a pleasant hour with her, in between dancing. With lady drinks (100B) and a
tip she seemed quite happy.
Called in today and she was just finishing her dance spot so we had a repeat session. Lady drink (small coke) 100B of which she said she got 50B, Of the 7 girls, 2 naked, 2 topless 3 bikini
Lek's Classroom (previously Classroom 2) is located on Soi 2 just off 2nd Road in North Pattaya.
I dropped by the bar at a reasonable time and the bar had a handful of customers, 8, I counted them. But the crazy thing was that the bar was
The bar was designed in times of plentiful customers, but now there aren't so many around, the large bar design is proving useless.
There are loads of decent seats around the edge of the bar but these are around table
dancing stages that aren't being used. These seats are way too far away from the main stage so just end up being dark and empty.
There are a couple of bays of seating, but most of the seats either face away from the stage or else have a restricted
side on view blocked by posts.
The only other seats are the best in the house. There is a long bench with a decent view of the stage down the front wall. This bench was filled with 6 of the 8 customers. There are plenty of small stools around but,
these were uncomfortable and last choice.
The bar had a dozen or so dancers with 6 dancing and 6 enjoying chatting to customers. So again the bar was effectively operating pretty near capacity with just 8 customers.
And soon there were 7
because a comfortable seat and a pretty girl by ones side is the basic requirement for a successful gogo of this type.
But at least the bar had 7 customers, who seemed to be enjoying the hands on entertainment.
Nui's 2 is situated on Walking Street nearly opposite Soi Diamond
The bar has had a reasonable crowd on my last couple of visits with half the seats filled and the bar probably having a full quota of girls.
The girls dance in the full
range of gogo attire. The girls are probably an average crew which is pretty good for a small bar.
The arrangement of the bar probably means that half full is about as good as it gets. All the dancing action is confined to the main stage which is
only visible for half the bar. The other half have to make do with a lack lustre single girl on the secondary stage. Not really up to much there.
Maybe a redesign of the bar could improve it from its current middling status. After all the location
is very good.
Sexy Girls A-GoGo is located at the 2nd Road end of Soi 8
It looks like the bar has got plans to expand having taken over half of the next door bar. When I stopped by the main bar was still the same narrow bar it has always been. But there was
a new space that had appeared at the back for toilets or changing rooms or something.
Perhaps as investment for an expansion the bar had taken on 3 or 4 very pretty girls last spotted at New Living Dolls One.
The bar seemed to be doing quite well
with several girls extracting lady drinks from smiling customers. I have a feeling the bar would do even better with a few more of the girls assigned to customer care rather than the overlong 7 song dance roster that the girls and customers endure.
spare ladies for me so I checked bin after the traditional single beer.