Club Insomnia made a good name for itself as a very late night disco venue on Soi Marine Plaza. It has now relocated into
Walking Street and is now a bigger venue with the disco at the top and a lounge area below. It is located opposite Tony's Disco.
The new place is large bar down stairs, very chic, DJ's & open from 8pm every night, they have a couple of pool tables & loads of space. Upstairs is the club, open from 11 until 8am, it looks like it could hold around 700 people, is huge,
high ceiling, loads of air con, sounds system & lighting system are top notch, has a raised VIP area with own bar, they clearly spent a few bucks building & decorating the place.
My first impressions of the place: I think they have done an excellent job of creating a proper super club in Pattaya, they have really raised the bar & I reckon it will be a free lancers's heaven within a very short period of time.
Club Mirage has opened as a GoGo in the Soi Diamond venue that was previously Shooters. It is the 78th GoGo in Pattaya where there are girls dancing in bikinis or less.
I stopped by on the bar's 3rd day. The bar looks good in side and an awful lot bigger than you would think from visiting the previous Shooters incarnation.
It is attractively laid out with a fair amount of comfy seating around the outside of a double stage. There is a Jacuzzi further back but this wasn't powered up on my visit.
The drinks prices were competitive complete with a cheap draft beer.
Manager Russ has done good work at previous GoGos so given the good basis, then this should become a good gogo.
It wasn't particularly entertaining on this visit as there were only 8 girls in attendance. A couple were good looking but it is never fair to make any judgements in the early days. A bar has to be up and running before it can attract the girls.
The dancers were all bikini clad or topless.
The Hip Hop - House Dance Music tag prominent on the door seems a little misleading. It suggests more of a disco type environment than the bar actually is. It was dance music but no louder or prominent than any other typical gogo.
Oh and a word to the bar ushers...don't cram people into a small area of seating when there is plenty of space spread round the bar...it puts reviewers in a bad frame of mind.
Pattaya's 77th bar GoGo bar has just opened on Soi BJ off Walking Street.
The BJ Club A-GoGo is so named as it is located on Soi BJ as opposed to the more obvious meaning to the name.
Anyway the bar has just converted to an A-GoGo. Its last appearance was as a coyote bar/night club.
Of course the first problem will be persuade customers to venture down a soi unfortunately guarded by lady boys in the bar next door who can sometimes be a bit of pest when touting for business. I was told that BJ Club has made an
arrangement such that they don't hassle customers bound for BJ Club.
The club is quite large for the currently small operation with about 8 dancers on show.
The girls were hands on friendly and most of the bar policies seem customer friendly. The drinks prices are reasonable (typical cheap end draft price) and lady drinks are 100 Baht. Bar fines are 500 Baht.
Half the girls were dancing, bikini clad or topless but they only dance for a short stint so will soon be back when it is their turn to dance.
The bar has found a couple of pretty girls to do a licky feely lesbian show,
The mamasang was doing a very good job of corralling her girls to best advantage for the girls and customers.
There was a service girl who was undoing the good hostessing of the mamasang by hassling for tips and drinks for both herself and way too quickly on behalf of the dancers.
The music selection was pretty typical but the guys in the driving seat looked to be enjoying playing with their mixer toys.
I enjoyed the visit. It makes a big difference when the girls and management are enthusiastic to make a good first impression.
But will they be able to persuade people down a dead end, lady boy guarded soi?
Buffalo Bar is located on 3rd Road about half way between Pattaya Tai and Pattaya Klang
In the past weeks, they have put up full height mirrors on the remaining walls, hung international flags over the bar, wooden pailing (fence) on the outside hedge walls onto Soi Vinai and tonight put up a Gogo type spinning light ball on the
During the "Closure" period they were working hard in the bar to finish off the upgrades. In the bar they have repaired seats and replaced the seat cushions, changed the Podiums again with colourful lighted bases.
Ice coyote bar is a recently opened coyote bar on Soi LK Metro. It was previously Gorkle A-GoGo and before that, Memories A-GoGo.
The coyote bar never quite attained the popularity of Club Blu down the road and now it is rumoured that the owner will convert the bar to Ice A-GoGo. The previously open windows have already been replaced by frosted glass.
These big windowed see in bars look good when busy but can prove disastrous if potential customers can see that there's no life in the bar.
Bars may open on 14th and 16th but cannot serve alcohol and the music must be soft
The Letter encourages bar owners to close for all three days but the District Chief has informed the local Police not to prosecute anyone open on 14th and 16th, only if they are open on 15th which seems to be a BIG No No.
Obviously some bars will interpret this in their own way, and that is up to them. Personally I think most bars will be open on 14th and 16th and will serve alcohol and will probably not have a problem doing that.
The new development on Walking Street between Roxy/Hooties and Ocean 10/FLB will be a new location for the very popular late night disco, Club Insomnia.
The old Angels A-GoGo (and before that Circus A-GoGo) is being redeveloped as an Indian restaurant.
Sisterz has some very good value deals on the drinks front. There is a 45 Baht happy hour on draft, Thai bottled beer, soft drinks and house spirits. The Happy hour is until 11pm and even after this, basic drinks are a very good deal at 59 Baht.
There's a couple of new bars appeared on Soi 14, a beer bar named Night Star and an aircon bar called Blue Star Club.
The girls of New Star A-GoGo have dropped their short time rates so the all in package in now 1950 (600 barfine + 350 room + 1000 short time). Previously the total was 2450 with the girl's share being 1500 Baht.
Almost exactly four months ago I wrote that The Pattaya Ghost blog might only run six months. Blogs take a lot of time and effort and, after my first month doing it, I wasn't sure if I could keep up the pace. As I suspected,
I couldn't. So, several weeks ago - as I saw Halloween approaching - I decided to mark the holiday of ghosts and goblins by end this surprisingly successful publication.
Everyone always talks about going out on a high note. Blogs rarely do. Most times they die slowly, posts coming ever more slowly and with quality decreasing. I didn't want that to happen. So, instead, The Pattaya Ghost is
closing at the zenith of its popularity.
Clearly the hard work paid off in getting a good readership in a relatively short space of time. The blog succeeded in bringing a good quality journalistic style to Pattaya's nightlife news, something which few others have attempted to do.
Perhaps knowing that it can be done, may tempt others to give it a try, but I guess the amount of time it must take will make this somewhat unlikely.