There is a new disco taking shape above King Cafe on Walking Street opposite Soi 15. The banner proclaims HSPTL Club which Google notes as a Russian disco club.
There is also a forum posting about Club 66, described as a coyote bar with lady drinks set at 200 Baht. Why is that more clothes so closely correlates with expensive? (and often somewhat less than friendly customer care)
On Thursday the 19th of November Tattoo Bar, The 2nd Road North Pattaya live rock venue is having a closing party. The bar will be re-opening party soon at anew location by Tiffany
Ruby Club re-opened after a refit towards the end of October.
The basic change is that some of the area has been opened out into an outside terrace. There is still an indoor bar though.
There were several customers on the new terrace mostly watching sport on decent sized TVs. But not really what I am into, so I selected one of just 3 girls sitting outside and headed for the aircon.
The inside bar is a little disappointing. It used to have nice curvy bays of seating and a good feeling of being able to hide away a bit. The current layout is a regimented sequence of comfortable sofas arranged in several bays but all close together.
They are all arranged to have a good view of the large screen sports TV.
Definitely more of a soulless sports bar than a short time bar.
My selected drinking partner would have been more at home as a sports bar waitress too. Clearly not into short time options. We didn't hit it off, so our bored gaze was soon drawn to whatever was on TV. I Soon finished the 75 Baht bottle of beer and
headed off for somewhere a little less TV dominated.
But on the way out, the good number of customers reminded that other folks have other preferences and actually the bar seemed to be doing quite well.
Cosy's A-GoGo has just opened up under Galaxy and opposite Soi BJ on central Walking Street
The bar was doing a good trade on its first day. It is intuitively a good location, and I suspect that it is quite advantageous to have a door opening directly on to Walking Street.
The bar is on the small side with a side stage for about 8 dancers.
There is a little bench seating opposite the stage, but most of the bar is given over to rather wobbly uncomfortable stools. There were a few more substantial stools at the back though. The bar has crammed in too many stools and it felt overly full even
though most stools weren't taken.
I instantly dismissed the music as too dance oriented and too loud. The clear success of the noisy Air Port Club seems to be tempting all the new bars to follow the lead with heavy tunes and disco level noise.
I spotted one of my pretty friends on the dance floor but I wasn't tempted to wait as she was about 6 long dance songs off finishing. There were 7 girls dancing with just a couple taking their top off. There weren't really enough girls for the amount of
customers, but this aspect soon changes if the bar is seen to be a success by the girls who will then sign up.
The beer was cheap with bottled Chang at 55 Baht.
But really on this visit, it was too crowded and too noisy to stay in bar with only standard gogo shuffling to watch.
Passion Dance Club is located towards the Beach Road end of Soi 6.
They say first impressions count, and mine was to trip up over a not very visible step at the front door.
But once safely inside, things soon looked up. The bar is a little smaller than Betty Boup opposite and is attractively decorated with a chrome theme. It is basically a square with comfortable bench seating around the walls. The square central stage is
quite large and is set lower than most. There are stools with backs around the stage.
The music covers a fair range of genres but is basically there to be danced to. It is perhaps a little loud but it is after all, a dance club.
The girls made for a very impressive line up, probably about the best I've seen for an opening day. One of the advantages of running two bars is the flexibility to move girls around as needed.
There were only 2 or 3 girls dancing as most were occupied being hands-on friendly with the customers. Exactly as it ought to be. A quick look at the white board, showing plenty of barfines and the likes, suggest that this approach was working well.
The drinks prices are very customer friendly too.
With Cosy's A-GoGo opening on Walking Street, there are now 81 Pattaya bars with dancing girls in bikinis or less.
So a good first impression, apart from the doorstep that is.