Just a recap of some the recent developments on Walking Street.
The closed Utopia A-GoGo is advertising for girls.
The bar has had the workmen in to rearrange the layout.
All the indoor bars on Soho Square are still closed. In particular K A-GoGo and B52
Several beer bars on Soi 16 are worksites.
There is a development of 3 adjacent bars
Ocean 10 still closed
There is a work site where the old Angels A-GoGo (more recently a failed Indian restaurant) has been knocked through into the next door shop for another new development
Marine Pool Bar just about opening in the old Club Insomnia venue on Soi Marine Plaza.
New beer bars featuring Arabic signs have opened below
Stickman reports that what sounds like the Lucky Star Bar below Goddfellas is set to become an expensive gogo along the lines of Galaxy or Moulin Rouge but with Thai models
The Blue Sky Bar on the corner of Walking Street and Soi BJ has been demolished
Molly Mallone's has just closed, workmen are in already for something new. It will be a 2 level gogo complete with glass floor. It is a project from the owners of Peppermint/Happy/Beach Club & Baccara in Bangkok
Bartimes under Polo Entertainment has partially closed retreating to the portion overlooking the sea.
Stickman reports that the Walking Street portion will become another gogo.
Too's beer bar (in front of New Living Dolls One) is a shell
Game Bird (the other bar in front of New Living Dolls One) is a shell
V2O the Ice Bar above Soi Happy is dark
Good progress on I Ron Wild Girls in the old Republika Disco. The new bar advertises an erotic cabaret
The old Hammer Disco is in progress to becoming Pleasure Dome, a large GoGo
Club Mirage on Soi Diamond still closed. The bar has now been sold and will open without refitting
B4 on Soi Diamond still closed
SnowIce coyote bar has opened in the Nok beer bar complex
All the upstairs bars in the Pier Complex are still dark
Betty Boup is located towards the Beach Road end of Soi 6.
This bar continues to get my regular trade as a good place to pop into when a stroll down Soi 6 has failed to provide a tempting enough distraction.
The bar provides a reasonably priced draft beer served cold in a decent sized glass.
There's usually a fair few girls acting as lap warmers and the lady drink prices are reasonable too.
The dancing is a bit of an after thought, but really this does not matter much if you have a nice girl on your lap.
The bar seems to do well in terms of the number of customers. I am always a bit surprised that other dancing bars don't try and copy the essential model, ie that you can find a girl on the inside rather than selecting one at the door.
A new coyote dancing bar has opened up at the back of the old Nok Beer Bar Complex towards the Beach Road end of Walking Street. It is the location last making an appearance as VooDoo A-GoGo.
There were a couple of smallish dancing stages with bench seating down each side of the narrow bar. There is an unused Jacuzzi so perhaps the bar has plans for something more interesting than coyote dancing.
It is early days and there were just 6 dancers of which 3 were dancing overdressed in typical coyote gear.
Untypically for a coyote bar, the girls not dancing were being pretty friendly and active in seeking a lady drink. Not really top notch girls at the moment, but if the bar is a success then the bar will surely get their share of cuties. I gave the girls a miss though as the music was too loud for a chat.
But really when there are 50 bars in the neighbourhood with naked girls I don't really see the appeal in coyote dancing. The only way coyote bars seem to find a niche is as pleasant decoration for a bar where customers primarily go to chat with their mates. And the loud music rather puts paid to that role.
One current attraction though, is that bottled beer is just 75 Baht at the moment. Actually I didn't particularly notice the beer temperature, so presumably it was cold enough.
On September 19th, a Pattaya Immigration police team carried out a raid on the Devil's Den Escort and Hostess Service club, located on Soi LK Metro. A British national and a Thai were accused of operating a prostitution business.
At the four storeys building , on the ground floor, which run a club the
police searched it and detained 21 female hostesses and a British man named Jack.
The police also found a computer with photos of the club's female hostesses and pamphlets, they took them as evidence. Police charged them for operating a prostitution business and providing sex service on the Internet.
Jack and his employees were arrested and taken to the immigration office for further investigation.
18th July 2011
It is reported that Jack has been jailed for 7 years for offences connected with this raid.
In the early hours of Friday Morning, police conducted an undercover operation at the Lion King Beer Bar located in Soi 6 off Pattaya Second Road following information received regarding a suspected French Drug Dealer who was operating in the area.
On the 2nd floor of the building an undercover officer purchased 2.2g of Crystal Methamphetamine known in Thailand as “Ya Ice” from the target, using marked bank notes.
4 people were arrested in connection with drug dealing and will appear in court shortly.
The remodelling previously mentioned is in fact to make the bar totally open. The bar previously had a smallish inside area but I guess the lack of air conditioning made it a little less inviting than it should have been.
The bar was clearly attracting mostly the people that like open bars so it makes sense, but for me lack of aircon and privacy makes it an unusual bar style for Soi 6 that generally hasn't got a good track record.
Club Boesché have recently contracted some REAL penthouse models from Bangkok to do 3-4 nightly shows and have been featured here at CB for the past three weeks.
These models have actually been shot in Penthouse Asia Magazine by my on staff photographer. These are not the local group who claim to be in the real Penthouse Magazine. And the difference between my girls and the other group in town is that they DO barfine.
Nightly shows start at 11:00pm.
Also there is a 50 baht draft beer promotion that is going great.