Pattaya Nightlife News and Reviews

2009: September

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29th September   


New Fantasy GoGo set to open in New Simon Complex
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There is a small GoGo set to open in the New Simon Beer Bar Complex opposite Soi 14.

Two American guys are trying their hand next to the similarly named Fantasy Beer Bar


28th September   

Longer Lasting Mint...

Pattaya GoGo Reviews: Peppermint
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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.


27th September   

All Change Please...

Off Walking Street
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Just a recap of some the recent developments off Walking Street.

  • Betty Boum A-GoGo on Soi Pattayaland 1 still has lights on but seems to lack dancing girls
  • The Dog's Bollocks on Soi 13/1 (Soi Yamato) is gutted, hopefully as a refurb
  • Spicy A-GoGo on Soi 13/2 (Soi Post Office) is still standing vacant
  • Daiquiri House coyote bar is taking shape on Beach Road near Soi 13 and opposite Right Spot Bar (Cherry Bar Too closed to make way)
  • Angel Bar on Soi Buakhao opposite LK Metro has converted from a beer bar to a  Thai karaoke pub
  • More bar on 2nd Road (ex Shenanigans) is to revert to Irish theme
  • Bosco's on Pattaya Klang (ex Oliver Twist, ex Bennigen's) updating again
  • Party Bar on Soi 8 has been gutted
  • Ruby Club on Soi 6 is undergoing major rework
  • Sexy Soi 6 recently redeveloped itself into Sex in the City
  • Bret's Bar on Soi 6 stripped out the inside bar and is now fully open
  • Lion King on Soi 6 was closed after a drugs bust
  • Lucky Love Bar on Soi 6 is re-gendering from Lady boys to girls
  • Recent new bars on Soi 6 are Soho Bar, Chili, Smoke & Whispers, Smoke & Kisses.
  • Billy's Boozer on Soi 6 re-opened in a minimalist sort of way
  • The old Wet 'n' Wild at Centre Condo on Pattaya Tai has no takers


24th September   

All Change Please...

On Walking Street
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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


23rd September   

Ideal Location...

Pattaya GoGo Reviews: Betty Boup
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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.


22nd September   

Cold Beer...

SnowIce coyote bar opens on Walking Street
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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.


21st September   

Friendly Enough...

Pattaya GoGo Reviews: Smile
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Smile Girls A-GoGo is located on Soi 15 a few metres off Walking Street.

It is a very small gogo that perhaps has done well to keep going.

On my visit there were 6 dancers of which 3 were dancing at anyone time. The dress code was topless. Of the 6, only one would have been on most customer's barfine list.

To give them their due though, the dancers were friendly enough and a couple of customers were enjoying themselves.


17th September   


Another new bar for Soi 6
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Lucky Love is located on Soi 6 towards the Beach Road end.

The lady boy bar has closed for renovation and re-gendering. It should be back in operation as a girls bar in about 10 days.

Or so the owner claims.


16th September   

The Pleasure Dome...

A new large GoGo for Walking Street
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There's an opening date of 1st November set for a large gogo above Candy Shop on Walking Street in the old Hammer Disco location.

It's said to be a bigger version of What's Up (Hopefully referring to the layout, and not the high drinks prices, barfines etc).

Reports on the Pattaya forums say that it is set to be managed by Russ, previously working at Mirage, TQ2 and Windmill.


13th September   

Good but Stretched...

Pattaya GoGo Reviews: Blue Lagoon
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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.


12th September   


Pattaya GoGo Reviews: The Sea
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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 them.

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.


10th September   

Location, Location, Location...

Pattaya GoGo Reviews: Club Oasis
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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.


9th September   

First Time...

Pattaya GoGo Reviews: Hooty's
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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.


8th September   

Bar Closed...

Drugs arrests at the Lion King Bar on Soi 6
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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.

In the meantime, the Lion King Bar is closed


7th September   

More Bars...

If at first you don't succeed, try, try and try again
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It is good to see that the Utopia, on the corner of Soho Square and Walking Street is advertising for girls. Hopefully it will mean that the GoGo will soon spring back to life.

Further down Walking Street, the builders a making good headway at the old Republika for the new I Ron Wild Girls Club.

Up on Soi 6 Foxey has joined the bars that are renovating. The bar area is currently rubble but no doubt will soon return.


4th September   


Pattaya GoGo Reviews: Champagne
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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 variety.

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.


3rd September   


Bret Bar on Soi 6 re-models as an open bar
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Bret Bar is located on Soi 6

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.


2nd September   

Bangkok Beauties...

Barfineable Penthouse models strut their stuff at Club Boesché
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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.

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