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.