Fantasy GoGo is located in the new Simon Beer Bar Complex on Walking Street opposite Soi 14.
Fantasy GoGo must be the smallest GoGo ever, and when I stopped by, it had a customer count to match.
It is a little out the ordinary for being
remarkably small. It is on 2 floors each floor with about space for 4 customers. (A few more could squeeze in if they know each other).
I guess one of the reasons is that they want to keep a small staff too. So small that they they have no welcome
team. But in a place where every bar has a welcome team, then the lack of anyone to suggest otherwise means that a bar is closed.
It will be interesting see how such a small GoGo works. Perhaps they should get a tourist plaque made up heralding
Pattaya's Smallest GoGo (Probably Thailand's smallest too).
The mamasang was pleasant and the girls were friendly. (It's not as if they can ignore you when everyone is sitting so close!)
Anyway it entertained me for a beer or two, even
though the girls were only beer bar standard. Being so small is a good conversation starter too.
Club Mirage recently re-opened on Soi Diamond under new management.
In terms of decor the bar is pretty much unchanged from the previous ownership
Perhaps with an eye on 'something different' for Walking Street, the bar has come up with
a couple of unusual ideas.
Firstly the bar has a few coyote dancers and secondly the gogo girls all wear bikinis.
The music emphasis is on dance and the tunes are quite heavy fire alarm (as NightMarch might say) and played quite loud.
On the positive side, the bar had a few very pretty girls which is always half way to success.
I am not entirely convinced that it will work out though. Quite a few gogo-like bars have tried the coyote idea and few have succeeded.
visit, I had a very pretty girl make the effort to be friendly, so I was happy enough for a while. After a couple of drinks though, I got a bit annoyed at the loud music spoiling my small talk, so I departed.
There's no draft beer and the
bottles are 100 Baht. Lady drinks are 130 Baht.
It will be interesting to see if the bar adapts more to the GoGo norms, or else to see if it can attract a younger audience who appreciate the coyote/disco style.
I never had a problem with the bin at this bar. But it's true they not always put it on the table. As I'm a regular
customer I don't care. My girl takes care I always receive a correct tab. Have also to mention that prices in this bar are fair.
They allow smoking in the bar (the owner himself does), which can be quite annoying for non-smokers.
Thanks to Jack
Sweet Lemon is located on 2nd Road just south of Soi 6 and on the opposite side of the road.
My drinking partner was good company and very hands on which made for an
The bar had about 12 girls working the evening I was there of which there were some good lookers.
Short time in house 1000bt. (300bt Barfine 200bt Room & 500bt for the girl). Takeaway Barfine 300bt, 500bt Short Time, 1000bt
Red Door is a short time bar located in the central section of Soi 6
I was well impressed on my first visit to the newest addition to Soi 6.
I can't say that my first impressions were good though. The bar is a double unit but is cavernous
in terms of echo and lack of ambience. This is due to bare concrete decor and a particularly unattractive floor.
But the girls and the mamasang made up for these superficial shortcomings.
The mamasang was notably enthusiastic in making sure
the customers were enjoying themselves suitably. In my case it was easy given a good drinking partner. A couple of parties came in for a more general chatting and playing pool session and the mamasang was doing a good job assigning girls to ensure good
fun for their session.
The drinks are customer friendly at about 75 Baht for a beer and 100 Baht for a lady drink. (Bins provided on the table pronto too). The room prices and other services follow Soi 6 norms.
A bar that's eager to
please, is surely a bar that will do well.
In the early hours of Saturday morning, Pattaya Police made yet another raid of a late night entertainment venue on Walking Street.
This time it was the turn of Lucifer Disko who were found to be open after their permitted licensed operating
Inside the Disco were approximately 400 people who were told to prepare themselves for drug tests. Foreign Patrons were told to leave before the testing began and after a selection of Thai patrons and staff members were tested, a total of 3
people failed the test and were detained and later charged with consumption of a class 1 drug.
The Manager of the venue was also detained and questioned at Pattaya Police Station as to why he allowed the venue to open at such a late hour.
I first stopped by at about 8:45. There were welcome girls with placards for a 2 for 1 happy hour. But I stuck my head round the door and the bar hadn't started up yet. The girls were busy applying their war paint as NightMarch likes to stay. I
always wonder what the point of opening bars before they are ready is. I guess they may sell a couple of beers, but if they do, they will just mark up customers who think the bar is rubbish.
Anyway I returned an hour or so later for another look.
The bar is quite nicely presented but rather small. Half the bar is quite socially arranged around bar counters, and the half dozen or so customers chose to sit here. The other half of the bar is filled with stools arranged round small high tables. I
have a feeling that hey had squeezed a few too many in the small space and it wasn't very psychologically inviting to sit there.
The stools layout suggests that the bar is primarily a place for groups of friends to go for a chat. Probably based on the
Club BLU model where chatting to mates is the primary entertainment, and attractive girls decorating the bar is secondary.
There were 3 or 4 coyote dancers who were attractive enough. But of course the hostesses targeting the oldies like me, weren't.
I found a pretty girl to chat to in the end, she was either a service girl or a welcome girl, not really dressed up like the hostesses and coyotes. Anyway she made a pleasant companion and I enjoyed my visit to the bar.
I didn't note the drinks prices
but they were at the high end of reasonable. But hardly reasonable in terms of competition with the fun, naked entertainment and available girls of Walking Street.
I rather guess that the rub for this bar is that it is in the shadow of Walking Street.
The competition there is simply too hot (& naked) for coyote dancing bars to do well. (Apart from Secrets of course, but that has its own niche market as a meeting place).
But hopefully the bar can attract a few younger and trendier customers than
We have just installed a brand new Jacuzzi on the 2nd floor where the action will be wet, naughty and wild!
Therefore we have chosen to celebrate the event with a Super Shower Shows promotion on the 24th of October. Buy 1 drink, get 1
free! This offer is limited to the 2nd floor only, so it will be on a first come first serve basis.
Gentlemens Club Pattaya is located in Soi Diamond, Walking Street. Let our girls pamper you.
Polo Entertainment on central Walking Street is now closed. The owners (same as Galaxy) plan to expand Galaxy and add East European Hostesses. It will be geared to the upper end "Indian, Middle Eastern, and Japanese" market.
The show bar has a good long stint but this year's disruption to the Asian tour market must convinced the owners that it is time for a change. The high prices and high hassle factor had probably put a permanent end to the hope of many farang customers.
So now Pattaya is temporarily down to 78 bars with girls dancing in bikinis or less.
Elsewhere on Walking Street, the V 2 0 Ice Bar has re-opened above Soi Happy.
Blue Sky Bar 3 on the corner of
Soi BJ has re-opened after a refit. It is still an open bar but it looks more swanky and there is now a live band.
For the 3rd time in just over a month, Police raided the Insomnia Club located on Walking Street and once again found them to be breaking the law by being open at 5am.
There were over a thousand patrons inside the venue at the time of the raid who
were randomly drug tested and 12 patrons were found to have recently ingested methamphetamine. No actual drugs or any other illegal items could be found in the club; however the manager of the venue was arrested and charged with operating the venue well
over its permitted licensed opening hours.
He, along with the 12 patrons were taken to Pattaya Police Station and a further report on the club will be sent to the Banglamung District Licensing Unit.
Materialsman checks out the new wares on Walking Street
Thanks to Materialsman
Why New Boots & Panties? Well, it was my intention to visit some of the newer Go-Go's in town, or at least new to me, so there would be farm fresh girls to see clad in brand new thigh high leather boots (stop it) and new fresh bikini panties on
view, and frankly New Kid's on the Block Tour didn't conjure up the same alluring sexual vision in my fevered mind, albeit if a vision of the late Ian Dury immediately sprang to your mind, I guess that wouldn't exactly score highly on the old woodometer
either! It's been a while since I did a tour, but this past week Mrs. Materialsman and Materialsman Junior have been visiting, so once they had departed back to Rayong I needed a night of lusting and perving to get me back to
Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll
Started off with a stroll down the Coconut Bar around 8.00 o'clock as it was still fairly early for the Go-Go's, couldn't believe just how many ladies
were advertising their wares on the prom, along with various irons and ladyboys, drug pushers and hustlers off all kinds thronged the pavements, a gentle evening stroll along the promenade must be a real culture shock to the new tourist to
Pattaya. Of course, the majority of the Beach Road Freelancers rate fairly highly on the skankometer , but there are one or two pearls to be found amongst the swine, given the proviso that my night vision is not what it once was.
Mr Love Pants
So my first port of call was Secrets Bar on Soi 14, as it was still too early for most Go-Go's. I quite like Secrets as a concept, and I am a regular contributor to their website Forum, though I do consider they charge like a wounded
rhinoceros for my favoured bottled Heineken, thus forcing me to drink the draft beer Tiger on my visits here, I don't have a problem paying outrageous prices for a bottled beer in a Go-Go, where there is acres of naked flesh on display, but I feel that
in a Coyote style Bar, the pricing in Club Blu or the Honeypot is more to my liking. Talking of Coyote Bars, I clocked a large new Coyote Bar on Walking Street, on the right, near the top end, but I didn't catch the name as I was too busy perving at the Hello Girls outside, but it looked quite smart and definitely on my list for the next tour of duty.
Secrets is what it is, a sort of Cheers style Bar where everyone knows your name and was busy as always, a very successful business concept, perhaps partly, but not singularly due to the ubiquitous and gregarious Manager Larry
, though last night I felt the Mamasan was a bit hasty in trying to thrust a girl at me for company , actually before I had even got my first beer, that may be fine for a shy newbie , but I like to take my time and actually select a cutie
to sit with me, it's a minor irritation, but I guess it worked, as I felt obliged to buy a lady drink and swap idle where you come from ,' 'what's your name' style crap until I could beat a retreat.
You'll See Glimpses
Having escaped the clutches of my Velcro like companion, I headed to the Beach Club , this of course was not part of my original New Boots plan, but hey, this is Pattaya and it is hard to plan anything in this town, often it's better to
just go with the flow. I really like the Beach Club , although I seldom look at the dancing girls displaying their freshly shaven havens , not because I am shy or favour the bushy bush look, I actually do prefer a bald or trimmed
pussy, it's just that I think this place has some of the most beautiful hostesses in town so my gaze is always diverted to them, plus you can actually sit quite comfortably on the sofas and enjoy the beer without being hassled if that's what you
After my first bottle of Heineken I purloined both another drink and a pretty hostess, not my first choice, who I have mentioned in previous reports, as she was busy with an oriental gentleman, but pretty enough none the less, and we were
soon joined by a real busty, sexy looking hostess with braided hair, who smothered me with kisses whilst berating me for not having spent time with her for four years, she used to be a fuck buddy from her Soi 8 days, and very good at her job she is too,
I actually recall that it was a night four years ago, with her and a friend back at my place that finally persuaded me to go for the single girlfriend route, having two gorgeous rampant girls in my bed until 4 a.m. in the morning is not conducive to a
life of working in Fun Town, I couldn't handle the pace! I suitably apologized to her, explaining about my four year loyalty to my lovely mia noi , but whoa, I was sorely tempted to re-acquaint myself with her very ample mammaries and fit body!
So, I spent a pleasant hour or so in their company, very relaxing in comparison to my last port of call, of course I bought lady drinks and tipped them both when I left, but that's fine because it was my choice.
I did have a look around on my way
out, and there was some pretty fine looking girls dancing in actual fact, and although the Bar was fairly busy, it doesn't seem to be popular amongst the locals doing their nightly crawls, no problem with that, all the better for me, a solid 9/10 in my
I Want To Be Straight"
So, back on track for my New Boots tour, and back into Walking Street to the new Iron A Go-Go . This is recently opened and is situated next to the popular Airport (more on that later) and has a similar layout and some smartly
dressed Hello girls outside, although they don't really maintain the concept throughout the staff like Airport. As discussed on various forums, the Club is unfortunately named for some London based Brits, Irons being a word associated with gays,
in Cocker'nee rhyming slang, iron hoofs = poofs , fortunately there are only women dancing here.
I have read that the layout is not conducive to sitting in comfort, and I have to agree, having been trodden on a couple of times while
people passed by, but it makes good use of the limited space and sort of opens out the further back you go near to the now standard Jacuzzi areas where girls were soaping each other and whipping buttocks with gay abandon. It's pretty smart inside the
Club, though the quality of dancing girls left a little to be desired, but it is early days and there is time for it to get better, a sprinkling of beauties though, not all farm fresh awkward shufflers, and the Tequila girl was to die for.
I had a
girl target me pretty quickly, I put that down to my beautiful new Hawaiian shirt rather than my visage, so I humoured her for a while until she went to dance/shuffle and finished my beer and made my escape, as her conversation was sadly lacking, must
have been new to the scene. Can't remember the drink price, I think around 125 Baht for the bottle, reasonable enough for Walking Street, but currently I could only award a 7/10 due to the standard of girls, but I will give it another try next time, I
liked the décor.
Reasons to be Cheerful, Part 3
Having mentioned Airport above, and being one of my current favourites, I decided that as it was conveniently placed right next door and I wouldn't require the services of Sherpa Tensing and his hardy crew to help me navigate my course that
would be the next destination. I have read on Forums that Airport is too loud, too expensive, too small, but f**k me sideways, they are doing something right, and those stewardess uniforms are something else, I love the way they appear to have a
sort of colour ranking with the uniforms, from the beautiful blue of the stunning Hello girls and some service girls, there are also white uniforms, red ones, and I even spotted one lady in a black suited get up, very, very sexy in my view, and I am
known amongst my peers as an incorrigible pervert of the highest order, with a known predilection for schoolgirl uniforms, but this stewardess concept done Airport Club style blows that right out of the water, even the naked Jacuzzi girls maintain
tiny parts of the uniform.
The Club was absolutely chockers , virtually standing room only, and I had to make my way back to the Jacuzzi areas before I could squeeze myself onto a stool.
If you think being trodden on is a potential hazard in the Iron Club , then you wouldn't like Airport one bit! It was so compressed in there wedged between the wall and the first Jacuzzi, it was almost uncomfortable, but I didn't give a flying
f**k, there were so many naked girls squeezing past me that I managed to cop a feel of more naked, tight ass in an hour than a Catholic Priest gets in a lifetime! I feel I have to mention one of the Jacuzzi girls, simply the largest pair of natural tits
on a Thai girl I have seen in years.
Everyone was having a riotous time in there, with the exception of one white haired elderly falang woman sat near the second Jacuzzi, who clearly had been dragged into the Club kicking and screaming, and
was not shy of letting everyone around her know of her disgust with the whole thing. Now, if your reading this, and you were the total f**kwit responsible for bringing this woman into the Club, go kill yourself in shame, that sort of thing really gets my
goat, nothing against white women, I've seen plenty of sexy Russian girls getting off on the Go-Go scene, but keep the miserable, unhappy, sexually repressed pale monsters well clear of me when I am out on the razzle in Fun Town.
sat right beside me were a right couple of foreign queens , right down to the tight V-neck white T-shirts, and wearing cravats for chrissakes, but even they were having a ball being jumped on by the girls. The girls here last night were just
simply awesome, the dancers, the show girls, the service girls, Hello girls and all, if you can just block out the awful, loud car alarm music played in there, it's the hottest joint in town, and I wouldn't hesitate to bring a newbie into here for his
first taste of life Pattaya style, I think it would be enough to make him faint, even the Pope would have a ball here right now, I just wish I had more time to be a regular visitor here.
Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick
Another girl on the platform next to the Jacuzzi was rubbing her pussy up rigorously again a chrome pole, there were wet foam truncheons being smacked against naked flesh with reckless abandon, there were gorgeous, skimpy uniform clad girls
gyrating on stage, total bacchanalia, if I die, please place my ashes in an urn on the window shelf right here opposite the Jacuzzi's, so I can enjoy the deliciously decadent, debauched scene for all eternity. There is really no other option available to
me than to give this place a 10/10 based on last night.
Where's the Party?
Back on track for the New Boots part, I stumbled up Soi Diamond heading towards the Gentlemen's Club just on your left as you enter the narrow part of the Soi. This is not a new club per se, but this was to be my first visit there.
First impression upon entering was that it was much smaller than I had imagined, and by the impression given by the website, but what it lost in size it more than made up with the quality of the dancing girls on the night. There were probably only ten
girls onstage and as many again scattered around sat with customers, but of very high rating in beauty, I would have to award this place a 9/10 based solely on the girls I saw last night, they looked stunning attired in quality, expensive red lingerie
style bikinis. There is also a VIP style room upstairs available for the princely sum of 500 Baht with No Barfine as it proudly states on the displayed notice, but I had no chance to take a look, there seemed to be a party in full swing, I think I
recognized the guy holding it, but no names, no pack drill, discretion is the better part of valour*, and I expect the same from people that know me personally when I am out on tour too. Anyway he was having a great time of it swigging away from a bottle
of champagne and keeping the girls suitably lubricated, I declined the pig on a spit offered to me, I had started off the evening with a Mutton Masala, which is perhaps not the seasoned monger's meal of choice before setting off on a Walking
Street Tour, and it was beginning to rumble merrily away in the pit of my stomach. So I had a couple or three beers here and very much added Gentlemen's Club to my Favourites list for future perambulations.
Well, time was closing in on me, as you know I have to earn a crust here to finance my lotus eater lifestyle, so only time to hit one more place before stumps, so again I fell back, or should that be up, on one of my favourites, Heavens
Above . Once more it didn't disappoint me, some honey's here as always, they seemed to be having some sort of Daisy Duke thing going amongst the staff, you know the look, tiny denim shorts, check shirts tied at the waist, straw hats etc. and
very nice it looked too! I know some of the show girls here have a reputation of bad attitude , but frankly I have never had a problem with any girl from here, maybe through my very persona, I dress reasonably well, I'm not a complete' fugly', and
I treat the girls in my company well. Hey, maybe I have become a member of the Heavens Above clique that some guys whisper darkly of, that's an amusing thought, I've always held on to the Groucho Marx mindset towards belonging to clubs and
Really Glad You Came
Well, I only had time for a couple more bottles in here enjoying both the beauty and bare flesh in display as I had to head off home before I turned back in to a pumpkin, but
overall a very enjoyable night out, still an awful lot of stunningly beautiful girls around town, and I only managed to visit a fraction of the Go-Go's available, plus I have never even been to the late night Clubs and Disco's in town, where allegedly
the most beautiful girls of Pattaya hang out, Airport is just currently incredible, and Beach Club and Gentlemen's Club run it pretty close right now.
Razzle In My Pocket
thoughts from the night? Well, recession, what recession for one? I only selected a few places due to time restraints, but every one of them was either busy or actually heaving with customers, and this is still the Low Season, so don't listen to all the
keyboard warrior exponents of doom predicting the end of Pattaya as a fun place to be, a night out here is still one of the Greatest Shows on Earth . I didn't exactly do as I intended to, to see new places, but that's a night out in Pattaya in a
nutshell, very hard to make firm plans, maybe next time around!
There Ain't Half Been Some Clever Bastards
*Note to Bill Gates, you may be one of the richest guys in the world, but I am starting to get
mighty pissed off with your American English spell check trying to correct my Queen's English!
Wake Up & Make Love With Me
And for tonight's musical interlude, in keeping with New Boots & Panties and in dedication to my' mia noi' who frankly is not at her best in the mornings and soundly sleeps like a dead person, no
matter how hard I try to wake her with my fun sized Mars Bar , I swear she could sleep through an earthquake. Wake Up & Make Love With Me by Ian Dury & The Blockheads
I come awake With a gift for womankind You're still asleep But the gift don't seem to mind Rise on this occasion Halfway up your back Sliding down your body Touching
You look so self-possessed I won't disturb your rest It's lovely when you're sleeping But wide awake is best
Wake up and make love with me Wake up and
make love Wake up and make love with me I don't want to make you I'll let the fancy take you And you'll wake up and make love
I come awake In a horny
morning mood And have a proper wriggle In the naughty naked nude Roll against your body Get me where you want me What happens next is private It's also very rude
I'll go and get the post And
make some tea and toast You have another sleep, love It's me that needs it most
Wake up and make love with me Wake up and make love Wake up and make love with me I don't want to make you I'll
let the fancy take you And you'll wake up and make love
Wake up and make love with me Wake up and make love Wake up and make love with me Wake up and make love Wake up, Wake up, Wake up, Wake up
Mixx Discotheque is located at the Bali Hai Plaza close to the Southern Entrance to Walking Street.
On Monday Night they celebrated their 2nd Anniversary with many VIP's attending, including the Mayor of Pattaya. Just 24 hours later they
received some uninvited guests in the form of Pattaya Police Officers, led by the Deputy Chief of Pattaya Police, who conducted a raid on Mixx Discotheque which included random drug testing of patrons and staff members.
On this occasion they were
found to be open after their permitted licensed opening hours and a total of 7 patrons were found to have recently consumed methamphetamine which was indicated by the urine tests.
The manager of the venue was arrested and taken to Pattaya Police
Station for questioning and the case report has been sent to the Banglamung District Licensing Unit for their consideration.
Living Dolls One is located on central Walking Street set back by about 20m
The bar has had a little time to settle down after a change of management so time for a quick review.
There have been a few changes to
the bar. The unused Jacuzzi has been removed in favour of a small dancing podium. The seats have been reupholstered but in essence the bar looks more or less the same as before.
I also heard that the new owners has dropped the new prefix and refer
to the bar as Living Dolls One.
There were the usual extensive team of gogo dancers with about 12 on stage at any one time for a dance roster of 6 songs. There is also a team of showgirls who take to the stage for various lesbian antics and the
like. There are plenty of attractive girls on show.
Unsurprisingly the new management have made few changes to the operation of the bar. If anything the bar has improved for me, as a couple of girls bounded over for a bit of good taking care.
I am anticipating a return visit to the bar more than I have for a long time.
Catz is located in the Covent Garden Coomplex on Soi 16 a few metres off Walking Street
There's plenty of competition going down at Covent Garden at the moment with Bangkok models, naughty stages and a price war on
But Catz seems pretty much unfazed and continues just as it has for the last couple of years.
The bar has maybe 15 girls of which 5 or 6 do the The Pattaya shuffle on the narrow central stage. The girls are generally pretty and
dance in bikinis or topless. The girls dance for 5 or 6 songs but if you are waiting for a girl this can drag as the tracks seem very long. There's no other entertainment as a diversion either.
Dance music is the usual fair but at least it's on
the lighter end of the scale.
The bar isn't the friendliest place in terms of a chat with the girls but there a few that may approach and the mamasang is usually on hand to press the more reluctant girls into service.
A pleasant bar for a
beer but this rarely extends to two beers.
Utopia A-GoGo is towards the southern end of Walking Street on the corner of Soho Square.
The upstairs gogo has made a few alterations since it closed a few months ago. Sensibly it has created a new flight of stairs directly up from Walking
Street. This provides a much clearer focus for the welcome staff to usher people in.
Once inside, the entrance has shifted a bit but the bar is still rather dissected in two the same as before. The Jacuzzi has been taken out and the regained area
has been filled with backless stools arranged around small tables.
I opted for the couple of comfortable bench seats still remaining. There is still bench seating along the side of the long stage at the other side of the bar but the stage wasn't
There were 5 very pretty girls dancing, being coaxed into quite an energetic effort by one of the extensive management team. The girls were dancing in bikinis or topless depending on their wishes.
The music is DJ selected and is
more heavily into dance tunes than most gogos in Pattaya.
There were another half dozen girls waiting their turn to dance but they were hidden away around the corner.
There was no interaction between the dancers and customers. Presumably
the bar is being targeted as a watching bar with energetic dancing as the main draw.
Me, I don't go to GoGo's to watch pretty girls dance, I go for a little more in the way of personal interaction. But a bit of variety is always welcome for those
with different tastes.
Draft beer was 55 Baht but I am not sure whether that is the happy hour price or for all night.
There are still 78 GoGos in and around Pattaya as Utopia opening makes up for Coyotee's closing.
Illusion Club as entrances off both Soi 14 and Soi 15.
Illusion is of no interest to farangs. It is a bar solely catering for those that enjoy non-erotic shows featuring bells, whistles, darts and the like. There is not even gogo dancing
between the shows.
There were about half a dozen girls rotating through the shows and they were hardly setting the bar alight in the looks department. Though its fair to say that they may have been more appealing to the Middle Eastern target
The music was also selected to appeal to the Asian market.
But nevertheless the bar has a Soi 15 entrance where passing farangs are invited in with the offer of 50 Baht draft beer (which was sold in decent sized glasses).
Surely not to farang tastes, but the bar was doing a decent enough trade within its target audience.
Coyote's A-GoGo has been dark for the past few days and has a BIG chain and lock on the door. Word on the street is that the surviving owner has closed it down permanently. See also
Go-Go Closed Permanently by Pattaya Ghost
Utopia A-GoGo on the
corner of Walking Street and Soho Square is set to re-open. They have remodelled the stairs so that there is a flight directly up from Walking Street.
The lights are back on at the B-52 Disco on Soho Square but I'm not really sure if anyone
Meanwhile the almost iconic bar, The Dogs Bollocks , on Soi Yamato has re-opened after an extensive refit.
And continuing the dogs theme, The Bulldog Bar in Soi LK Metro has recently returned to life.
The Dollhouse is located on central Walking Street underneath Marine Disco.
The bar has improved for installing a cheap draft beer at 55 Baht but otherwise it seems to operate pretty much as normal.
The were quite a few girls rotating
around the central carousel stage. There were some good looking girls and there was a complete range of dress from none to bikini. There were also a couple of girls ineffectively dancing on small stages in amongst the audience.
There was very
little interaction between the girls and the customers. I have a theory that may be total bollox, but I reckon that response to the ping pong balls is used to differentiate between ex-pats and visitors. Only ping pong friendly customers are likely to get
Still there are plenty of bars that are prefer to be show/watching bars rather than being interactive, and this is a decent enough exmple to watch a bit of gogo dancing.
Lollipop is located on central Walking Street underneath Polo.
The bar seems to have evolved a strange little characteristic that it seems to be the mamasang and even the service girls who do the connecting between girls and customers. If left
to their own devices the girls seem to like sitting together in distant recesses of the bar.
The bar is pretty traditional with the main focus of attention being a fair amount of girls dancing on the central stage. There are usually a few pretty
girls and there is the full range of bikini or not on display.
The play mat and Jacuzzi haven't been a big draw during my visits to the bar. The play mat stage seems to have become just another dancing stage.
All in all, a generally
pleasant place for a drink that could improve a little if the dancers were a little more pro-active in taking care of customers.
The Iron Club opened on the 1st October in the old Republika Disco on Walking Street opposite Soi Diamond.
It is an impressive looking venue with a surprisingly large, high ceiling interior. There is bench seating down both sides of the
The iron theme is perhaps a little cold, but it looks pretty good. The bar is basically long and narrow with 3 stages. Nearest the door is a gogo stage for 9 dancers. The dancers were wearing a uniform with a futuristic theme and a
short blouse garment covering the shoulders. The uniform allows options for either a bra or topless.
The girls were a pretty good selection considering the early days of the bar. But they were dancing an extremely long dance stint of 9 songs.
Obviously the bar is hoping for a Happy style audience with watchers rather than those wanting the company of a girl. The trouble is of course, that not many bars can command the quality of Happy, and this bar is not yet one of those select few.
The dancing girls weren't being the slightest bit friendly in terms of seeking out lady drinks and the like.
The middle of the bar has the now inevitable Jacuzzi with 2 girls at a time soaping themselves down. There are stools surrounding the action.
The back stage is quite elaborate with a raised platform and maybe a small rotating platform. The
stage was occupied by 2 girls performing a more energetic dance than the standard gogo fare.
The service staff were also wearing smart uniforms, perhaps Air Port Club have set a new trend in motion.
Draft beer is sold in a decent sized
glass for 65 Baht.
It is early days and the bar wasn't working too well on my visit. Customers were only staying for a single drink. I rather think the dancers uniform will soon be dispensed with as, whatever people claim, less clothes is best. No
reason why uniforms for service staff shouldn't continue though.
And if the bar does take off though there is an issue with the layout. There is not really enough space to have stools down the side of the main stage as well as it being a major
thoroughfare to he back stages of the bar. There's likely to be all sorts of bumping and barging, surely not a good idea for somewhere where people are likely to be a little drunk after a few beers.
Heaven Above is located on Soi Diamond above Super Baby.
I tend to visit the bar for a hassle free beer that makes for a pleasant backdrop whilst planning the evening.
The bar is attractive with a white theme. There is a fair sized
central stage and also a play mat area towards the back of the bar.
There are always a goodly amount of girls on the stage and they are an above average crew. The dancing girls choose their own attire and how much or how little they are happy
There are also a few girls, maybe classed as showgirls, who wear negligees. They seem to hold dominion over the raised step around the edge of the stage.
The girls have a very long dance roster rather suggesting that the bar is for
watching the girls rather than interacting with them. Well that's my excuse anyway, the girls never seem very interested in me.