The new beer bars on the Beach Road end of Soi 8 are just about to spring into life.
Lucky Star Beer Bar will open there on 6th August.
Meanwhile Club Boesché in the Covent Garden Complex on Soi 16 has introduced unerotic pussy trick shows. Who'd a thought it. Presumably down to the changing demographic at the southern end of Walking Street.
Nana Bar and Massage started life on Soi Honey but then moved over to 3rd Road,
The bar now seems closed with all outside items taken away.
It joins several other 3rd Road massage closures, mostly the large parlours that cater for Asian coach parties.
Saying that, a little time has now elapsed since the red short hassles, and coaches are now back filling up Mike's Mall car park. Presumably they may also return to revitalise the 3rd Road massage scene.
Towards Walking Street, the amount of massage shops has mushroomed, presumably to take advantage of the more Asian profile of Pattaya tourists. But maybe a few too many have opened up though, as prices seem to have been driven steeply down.
Update: More Closure Reports
Pattaya-at-Night has added to the massage casualty list with the report that Gentleman Massage and Spa has closed on 3rd Road near to North Road.
This massage parlour was pitched a little more upmarket than most. Good quality massage places seem to thrive in Bangkok but are few and far between in Pattaya.
Lineker's Bar on 2nd Road opposite Royal Garden Plaza never really kicked off and the bar is now set to become Silhoettes. It seems a stylish looking affair with nicely darkened windows.
A notice has appeared on the old Carousel A-GoGo proclaiming that the bar will return as Carousel Entertainment on 1st October 2010.
Still in Soi Diamond the re-development of the old Limmatquai 80 lady boy bar seems to have stalled.
Roxy A-GoGo on Walking Street seems to be attracting a good crowd and has now decided to extend opening hours by opening at 8pm (previously 9:30). There is a happy hour until 10pm when soft drinks and house spirits are 65 Baht. There is also an
all night 65 Baht tag on bottled Chang.
Roxy will be celebrating their 4th Anniversary on 24th July with a party.
Betty Boum on Soi Pattayaland 1 (Not Betty Boup on Soi 6) has been de-listed from the Thai-Anxiety GoGo pages
The bar is still open but had only 2 non dancing girls when I stuck my head around the door.
The bar window also proclaims that the former GoGo is now a pub.
As mentioned before, this more or less marks the end of the GoGos on Pattayaland. Kitten Club is still going but it is at least half katoey and has years of reputation of messing customers about with their bins.
Classroom A-GoGo is also still going but the girls wear too much to count as a GoGo.
In the past few years I can recall the gogos departing from Pattayaland:
Spicy Too/Spicy 2XS
Rodeo Girls/Wild West Girls
So Pattaya is now down to 72 bars with girls dancing in bikinis or less. And Betty Boup on Soi 6 is now only occasionally open too.
Champagne A-GoGo has joined the competition for the daytime trade and is now opening from 2pm. Happy hour level drinks prices will be available until 9pm.
Champagne seems to be very popular in the evenings these days so hopefully they have some decent entertainment ideas for the afternoons too.
Champagne joins First A-GoGo on Soi 8 in trying for the afternoon trade.
Tina's Malibu (lady boy) Show Bar has just moved back to its old location on the corner of 2nd Road and Soi 13/2 (Soi Post Office). It has moved down from the previous spot around Soi 10 on 2nd Road.
I'm not so sure that former glories will be assured though, Soi Post Office seems to be pretty run down with quite a few closed businesses. The old Spicy A-GoGo on the soi is being turned into a shop, maybe a pharmacy.
Thinking of ignominy on Sois 13, it is very sad to see the old Popcorn A-GoGo on Soi Pattayaland 2 end up as a tailor's shop.
There's hardly anything left of the GoGo scene on Pattayaland these days. There's Betty Boum on Soi Pattyaland 1, which has recently pronounced itself as a pub rather than a GoGo. On Soi Pattayaland 2 there's Classroom which is more coyote than
GoGo, there's Kitten Club which is more lady boy than lady girl and finally there is Rodeo Girls which is at least still a traditional girls gogo, just not a very inspiring one.
Oh and up on Soi 6, the Bus Stop Bar has changed hands.