Golden Time Bar has become a stylish enclosed bar complete with air con.
The benefits seem many. Firstly the aircon is much appreciated by this particular reviewer. Secondly the enclosure keeps out the competing sound systems, (notably the noisy
Family Best Bar opposite). Thirdly the enclosure keeps out the street hawkers who can be very annoying indeed on Soi 8.
The new bar is well designed with an outside entrance area for the smokers. There is bench seating for those that prefer, but of
course plenty of traditional stools.
There's dancing poles for the girls but there is not a continuous coyote show.
And of course the bar still has its internal loo which is always a plus.
Perhaps best of all, good bars attract good custom which
in turn attracts pretty girls. There were 3 or 4 that would otherwise escape to the better Pattaya gogos. I particular loved the girl that could puff out her chest as if a cartoon version of Marilyn Monroe.
I sat down and ordered a coke and the service girl kindly pointed out that it would be 100 Baht. The service is always spot on at Super Baby with a high ratio of servers to customers.
As always there were mostly pretty girls upon stage
although a couple were a bit tubbier than I would have expected. The girls dance a ludicrously long dance stint, but then again, they never have customers who are waiting for them to return.
The girls were all dancing topless with a semi
transparent skirt. When they finish their dancing they wear a bra as opposed to a lighter bikini top. The girls dance without expression or smiles or much eye contact. This is under instruction rather than out of unfriendliness.
'Pick a number and
go' bars are not really my thing but if that is what you prefer this bar is still number one.
Red Light Bar is a narrow short time bar towards the centre of Soi 6.
The first thing to strike is that the narrow bar has a single bench seat running down the left hand side of the bar. The bar itself runs down the right hand side and it
almost seems that the two halves of the bar are watching each other.
Not really a good layout for a short time bar where sofas offer a little better feeling of privacy and intimacy.
Perhaps this bar is a bit more of a drinking bar than the
Soi 6 norm. However a short visit was as much as I could take, as my selected girl was overly demure and the aircon was overly ineffective.
Seemed a perfectly good bar otherwise with beer at 75 Baht and lady drinks at 100 Baht. The Room fee (no
barfine required is 300 Baht)
I was also entertained by the work of a plastic surgeon, clearly inspired by the surreal exaggeration of Picasso when creating his breast art.
Sexy A-GoGo is located on Soi 7 near 2nd Road (not to be confused with the similarly named gogo on Soi 8)
There has been a significant improvement in Sex A-GoGo. The previously overdressed and over-aged dancing team has been given a makeover
and were dancing in sexy nurses outfits. And for the first time in ages in the bar, some of the girls were taking off their tops.
A few younger prettier girls have also been added to the line up but a couple of the cuties seemed a bit anchored to
the door rather than sitting with the customers. Presumably they were charged with enticing people in.
In addition the bar has introduced a 50 Baht draft beer which competes well with the 65 Baht norm for the soi.
improvements will gain a bit of momentum for the bar.
The Golden Time beer bar has re-opened after a fancy looking redevelopment. It looks to have taken a bit of inspiration from the recent Party Bar re-modelling. Golden Time is located opposite the Soi 8 Silver Star GoGo.
The recently demolished
bar complex in front of the old Price Hotel is starting to re-open after extensive rework. It is now known as the Baron Complex.
One notable bar to re-open in the new complex is Cherry Bar. It will re-open on Friday 25th of July with a
party. And parties to follow on 27th and 29th July
Lured in by a suitably good looking girl, but then things went downhill a bit. The girl was a little demure but was friendly enough.
I ordered a lady drink and then noticed that the bin hadn't
yet appeared at my table for my beer. The lady brought back her drink but still no bin. I asked the girl to bring the bin and had a look. The Thai whiskey & coke lady drink was a whopping 140 Baht. No wonder they weren't keen on showing the bill.
I asked the girl and she reckoned that she will only receive 20 Baht of the 140.
Somehow put me off the business in hand and I went in search of another bar more deserving of my trade. A bit of a shame as I didn't find another girl as deserving
of my trade.
A new coyote bar, Ice, has opened on Soi LK Metro at the location that was previously Gorkle Club A-GoGo.
It is very much along the lines of Club Blu with very prominent lighting and a 100% window inviting passers by to look in.
brought up enjoying a bit of privacy for my drinking, especially when interacting with girls. I really don't fancy providing background entertainment for passers by (nor webcam viewers on the internet for that matter). So I will leave the reviews for
younger, trendier drinkers.
World Wide A-GoGo is located on Beach Road between Soi 7 & Soi 8
The bar seems to have improved a bit of late with a better crowd than for some time. Perhaps this to do with the introduction of topless dancing and some sexy shows.
I'm not really sure if the management are entirely at ease with this concept, as they have a very watchful man on the door when anything naughty is going on inside.
There were a couple of very attractive show girls on my last visit. But when the had done their stint they would hide away with the Thai DJ in his little booth. Anyone would think that farang customers weren't 'hansum men'. Surely not the case.
There are an awful lot of service staff on hand, far more than necessary. I think their job was to provide a dedicated one on one hassle service for anyone gullible enough to fall for buying excess lady drinks. A polite refusal was enough to keep
them at bay though, so not a big problem.
If I could have prised the cuties out of the DJ booth I would happily have stayed for a short time, but as it was, I left after a pleasant couple of beers.
As always it seems that Asanha Bucha Day on Thursday 17th July is a pretty important Buddha day and the bars will be closed. (No doubt some beer bars will still be discretely serving drinks in a dark and music free setting. The large majority of gogos
etc will be closed).
There is better news on the 18th (1st day of Buddhist Lent) as it seems that the bars have been given the nod to open (or maybe just decided to give it a try anyway). So it seems that gogos and the likes will generally be able
to open. At least in the evening.
This sort of follows the general pattern for previous years, with the first day being generally closed but many bars opening on the 2nd day
Utopia is located in the new Soho Square shopping of Walking Street just down from Covent Garden. Utopia first opened the downstairs open bar with coyote dancing. They also have an upstairs bar originally opened as a nightclub with coyote dancing.
They have now decided to try for a bit of early trade by opening as a gogo from 9pm until midnight.
My first visit was a total disaster as the bar was occupied by a party of Japanese who seemed to have occupied the main section of the room.
They were having a good time with the girls who were whooping it up and providing a bit of lap dancing entertainment.
As soon as the girls broke away for their turn to dance, then they were dragged back to the fray.
Any farang customers
were shooed into a peripheral section of the bar where there was no entertainment beyond watching the Japanese guys have fun.
There were about half a dozen girls, none of whom would get employed in top notch bars. But as always it is never fair to
judge in the early days of a bar.
Some of the girls were dancing topless, at least for a few seconds before they were pulled off stage.
There is draft beer at a reasonable 60 Baht but strangely this was not on the welcome girls boards.
Probably a good idea to advertise cheap drinks as it is the Walking Street norm that no beer price on the welcome board means that beer is expensive.
I think the Japanese party was a one off as the service girl said that the bar had been very
quiet until that night. Maybe a better visit next time.
There are now 76 bars with girls dancing in bikinis or less.
The bar is very good as outlined in previous reviews. Unfortunately for the high season months it was a bit too good. I gave the bar a miss for a few months simply because it was hard to find a seat, let alone a girl to take care of you.
However the low season has depleted the excess customers and again there is a good chance to take part in some of the almost legendary entertainment.
There are touch feely shows on the play mat, the Jacuzzi and also on part of the main stage. There is also more traditional gogo dancing on the central stage and a few table dancing stages.
The service is friendly but sometimes a little
stretched by the amount of customers.
The drinks prices are very reasonable.
There are plenty of pretty girls on hand but maybe not quite the top selection in Pattaya, as maybe the interactivity is a little too much for many girls.
I have visited Sisterz quite a few times and never really clicked enough to stay for very long. I always wonder why, it seems to have a few things going for it.
There are usually a fair few pretty girls in attendance and most seem to be
dancing most of the time. The bar looks good and there are several different stages to entertain.
The happy hour prices are good but this is probably because the bar does not click into gear at these early hours. After the happy hour, the draft is
a bit pricey but most other drinks are competitive.
I think the flaw that spoils it for me, is the location of the comfortable seating. It is way too far from the action at the other end of the room. Maybe it gives off an aura of being lonely and
sad and then the girls avoid you. The easy answer is to go and sit on the stools at the other end, but then I only have a whinge at uncomfortable seating.
I was rather expecting something to have changed since the bar's re-opening. I thought it simply could not compete with Hot & Cold just up the soi. So I predicted it would either forcibly improve or else fold.
Of course I was wrong, and
the bar is pretty much as it has always been.
There were a dozen girls and a couple of them were attractive. They have had a few new recruits since the last visit which has helped somewhat.
There were 3 girls dancing, strictly in bikinis.
The lack of draft beer still makes it expensive for what you get, but at least one of the new girls (ex of Spicy Too) knew me and stopped by for a chat.
The bar still cannot compete with Hot & Cold, but Nevada and Far East Rock make
better afternoon bars than evening bars. So perhaps the competition for Spicy is not quite so hot as I thought.
Liquid Lounge has opened on Soi LK Metro. It is a renaming for the previous Stereo Bar and hasn't changed hands. The coloured disks have given way to chrome but the bar seems pretty much the same as before. The bars has added a couple of places for girls
to dance though.
The old Gorkle Club A-GoGo in the middle of the Soi is being converted to coyote bar. A new sign has been installed proclaiming the bar to be named ICE. The sign also suggests that there will be shows on offer.
Soi Buakhao at the junction of LK Metro, the Angel Bar has reopened after building work. The girls still couldn't attract me in though.
Just around the corner on Soi Honey, Ka-Dik, a failed try as a coyote bar, is still open for a quiet drink. Not
sure they have any staff beyond the bar keep though.