Peppermint Palace A-GoGo is located upstairs on central Walking Street next door to the Marine Disco.
I made quite an early evening visit and everything seemed pretty much as it has been for as long as I can remember.
The only change
that was immediately apparent was the bar has dispensed with the topless bar idea. I guess it hasn't really made any difference as the bar was at the poorest viewing point of the whole venue.
There are still naked cage dancers, topless gogo
dancers, negligee clad side stage dancers and a few table dancers on top.
I got a friendly reception from one of the girls who remembered me from a quick beer at Club Oasis.
The drinks prices are still reasonable and they are still served
by male service staff.
But most importantly, there is still a very large contingent of attractive girls.
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
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
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 Devil's Den , previously Hell Club, 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
18th July 2011
It is reported that Jack has been jailed for 7 years for offences connected with this raid.
Blue Lagoon is located on at the back of the Best Friend beer bar complex on Beach Road about 100m from Walking Street.
A good sound gogo offering plenty going on.
There is a central dancing state that has been
cut in half by a Jacuzzi attraction. There is also a second water stage and a couple of table dancing stages.
The showgirls in the water features get up to the usual unclothed naughty antics, whilst the rest of the dancers tend to apt for the
topless choice. Not quite top notch girls but pretty enough to ensure a fair amount of barfining. The girls are attentive and offer good personal care.
The drinks are reasonably priced and the music is mostly oldie farang.
My only criticism
is that the dancers are stretched to fill the amount of dance stages. It starts off OK, but if a few girls are on a break or off on a barfine, then the remainder of the girls are set to dancing near continually and have no time to look after their
customers. A cue to depart and try another day.
The Sea is located on Soi Diamond at the Walking Street end
Still a bar that doesn't appeal to me at all.
There are always plenty of girls, many of them well attractive. They have a fair few on stage and
are generally topless or less.
The trouble is that the girls seem uninterested in finding a drinking partner. The more attractive they are, the more they have a stern resolve to march off the stage to their seat crowding around the door.
It is the job of of the mamasang to try and match up the girls with the customers. But this method leaves some seemingly unfriendly body language interaction with the girls who have just marched past all the potentially interested customers ignoring
The matriarchal controls also extend to negotiating with the customers for the girls offsite fees. Again the higher than average demands adds to the unfriendly atmosphere of the bar.
But if you just want to have a beer and watch some
pretty girls on stage, then the bar is sound enough.
There's also a good 55 Baht draft beer in a decent sized glass.
Club Oasis is located on Soi Buakhao near the junction with Soi Diana and Soi Lengkee.
The bar has carved a niche for itself and has been consistently busy during the summer low season.
I'm a bit of loss as to why it is so successful
except that I find myself dropping by quite often. Usually just down to its good location at a break point on several different walking routes around town.
In a way it is the crowdedness that I don't like, I don't go to bars to watch other people
enjoying themselves. And in this bar there are not enough girls to go around for the number of customers. It must be great for the owners as they have built up sizeable audience of people who like to drink and watch rather than participate. It must be
good for profit margins.
But for me it is pleasant place to enjoy 1 beer's worth of aircon before continuing my journey elsewhere.
Hooty's is located on Walking Street in the vicinity of FLB & Tony's Disco
Limey things are looking up at Hooty's. For the first time in years I found myself a dancer who was up for a friendly few drinks.
Hopefully it is a sign that
the bar is giving up its pretensions as an expensive show bar and joining the group of fun bars where the name of the game is to get customers hooked up with girls, not watching them from a respectable distance.
Helping in the cause, Hooty's has
established a reasonably priced draft beer and have recently installed a Jacuzzi. It is not particularly well placed, being mostly hidden behind the stage, but it at least signals an intent that the bar wants to be seen as fun.
Anyway I have to be
a bit restrained in case the good night was a one off, but it will at least earn a couple of return visits in the very near future.
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.
Champagne A-GoGo is located on Soi LK Metro just off Soi Diana.
This is one of the least friendly gogos in Pattaya, at least for me. The girls don't seem to take any interest in the customers with the occasional exception of obvious previous
acquaintances. Presumably its the way the locals like it...which they seem to do.
The bar has a central stage that was recently cut down in size, About half a dozen girls dance topless or in a bikini.
There's a naked play mat but it has
limited visibility and I have never particularly watched what goes on there.
There aer also a few tables designated for uninspired coyote dancing. Can't quite see the point of overdressed dancing in a gogo myself, but it no doubt adds to the
The most luck I've had for a bit of interaction is with the service girls. There are quite a few of them and they can spend a little bit of time with customers if plied with a drink.
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
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.