Club Mirage at the Pratamnak end of Soi Diamond has just re-opened its doors to trade.
The bar has undergone something of a refit in its long lay off. The current incarnation features a long thin stage with comfortable bench seating running down each side. This is becoming a very common design in Pattaya due mainly to just being
The bar has also fallen in line with a cheap beer to at least get customers in on a look-see. At the moment there is no draft but the bar is offering bottles of Chang at the very cheap price of 59 Baht.
On its second day the bar was quite lively with a fair few customers. A Thai manager and mamasang were enthusiastically coordinating the available resources.
The music is modern as per most bars, but is at levels that allow it to be dominant for dancing, but not so that customers need ear muffs.
It looks as if everything is more or less in place to have a decent stab at being a GoGo, but just for the moment it is woefully lacking ladies. There were just 6 on dance duty with 3 taking the stage at a time. There were a couple that would
turn a few heads though. The dress code was bikini or topless.
It is way too soon to judge a bar on the dancers in the first few days of opening. It is very tough to get girls before a bar is established.
If the bar gets some good dancers, then it should do well, if it doesn't, it wont.
Shutters down at Mum Bar for the installation of a pool table
Mum Bar is a open coyote bar on Soi Diamond at the location that was once Paris and Atlantis A-GoGo.
It has only been going a month or so but the shutters were down last night. Hopefully a temporary glitch.
Update: Pool Table
20th September 2011. Thanks to Brian
In fact the bar is closed for four days during the installation of a pool table. It will then re-open with coyote dancing as before.
Pattaya Addicts has got an article announcing plans for a new BJ bar appropriately tagged Lick Bar. It interestingly plans to bring back some good old traditional Pattaya sleaze. Sounds great!. Plans are for a November opening.
Ruby Club on Soi 6 has closed. It was reported that it occurred with very little notice, even for the girls working there.
LuckyLove on Soi 6 has magically transformed it self from lady boy bar to lady bar. It re-opened after renovations today.
Joy's Beer Bar has been well known in Pattaya for a long time. It became well established on Second Road in the Soi 2 bar area. The bar then a few hundred metres north to Drinking Street. A rent increase at that complex has resulted in another
move, this time to Soi Buakhao.
And meanwhile on Walking Street, Halo Club opened as scheduled at the location that was previously the Nok Beer Bar Complex. Halo is a night club/disco.
The Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Bangkok has instructed the Thai Embassies and Consulates abroad to be stricter with requirements when applicants are applying for 60-days Tourist visas for Thailand.
The Royal Thai Embassies, Consulates and Consulates-General will from now require a confirmed airline ticket with flight numbers and date of entry/exit, plus confirmed hotel reservations with name and dates of checking in/out.
Required documents are now:
One completed application form
One photo (4 x 6 cm)
Passport (valid for no less than 6 months)
Hotel reservation in Thailand with name and dates of checking in/out
Airline ticket or confirmation slip with flight number and date of entry/exit
In the absence of a required document, a letter indicating the unavailability of such document must be provided.
This sounds as if it will become very difficult for backpackers and those touring the region. Presumably Thailand only wants those with the most simple of holiday arrangements. And even then, the risk of visa refusal could make booking expensive
air tickets very risky.
A late night bar inspection consisting of 150 Police Officers was conducted in the early hours of Saturday.
There was much excitement from officers who expected to make many arrests and seize lots of drugs. Instead, the operation, which was centered on late night bars in the South Pattaya area, resulted in the arrest of just four people who failed
Eazy Room A-GoGo was set to open on Saturday 13th August. However there was a last minute change of mind. The bar never opened and instead the for sale signs reappeared. This time with the sign has the added extra that the bar has been newly
renovated and could be opened immediately.
The bar is located on Soi 15 next door to Climax A-GoGo. The venue was last known as Fun Room.
As previously reported, the Silver Star A-GoGo on Soi 8 is closed for renovation.
Further information reveals that the bar is closed for 3 months for major renovation. Sounds more like the bar is on ice until trade picks up.
Maybe the lowest of low seasons for Pattaya's GoGo bars.
A sign on the Silver Star door says girls are now working at Silver Star 2 on Soi 7. But in fact only a few the girls/staff are actually working in the sister bar. Perhaps further evidence of a low season down sizing.
Sexy A-GoGo is located near the 2nd Road end of Soi 7.
The bar has closed for renovation, the second time this year. A notice on the bar promises a re-opening on 1st August 2011 and suggests that in the meantime the staff may be found working at Kiss A-GoGo on Soi LK Metro.
So for the moment there are just 72 bars in Pattaya with girls dancing in bikinis or less.
The reported refit for The Cavern A-GoGo has slipped by a week or two from the previously scheduled July 13-17.
The bar plans to demolish it's wall-side stage and create a center stage similar to that on the first floor of Baccara. The left-side sofa seating will be retained and new sofas installed on the right wall.
The Public Health Ministry has ordered public health offices throughout the country to coordinate with police and other authorities to make sure the ban on the sale of alcohol is strictly observed on July 15 and 16, an important Buddhist holiday.
Violators are liable to a six-month jail sentence and/or a 10,000 baht fine.
A Prime Minister's Office's order issued in 2009 bans sale of all kinds of alcohol on four important days of for Buddhists - Makha Bucha Day, Wisakha Bucha Day, Asanha Bucha Day and the Buddhist Lent Day.
The Moon Club is located on the corner of Soi Diamond and Walking Street and opened on 9th July.
The bar has opened with very attractive agency coyote dancers. There are also slightly more appropriately dressed show girls that are a bit shy and hide their bits behind pasties.
The bars seems to be modelling itself more as a no take away show bar rather than most bars and have set extremely high barfines to maintain a full cast of dancers. Barfines are 2000 Baht until midnight and 1000 baht after,
The show has yet to impress beyond the attractiveness of the girls
There's talk also of lady boys but this is unconfirmed.
Drinks prices are suitably high with no draft, 130-135 baht bottled beers, 120 baht soft drinks and 150 baht lady drinks. Customers have to settle the bill as soon as they receive a drink.
The decor seems to have impressed. It has a the theme of spaceships and is mostly white. the girls are dressed in costumes alluding to space suits.
Presumably the bar is targetting tourist couples rather than western guys.
There are now 73 bars with girls dancing in bikinis or less. Note that the new Sugar Sugar has been removed from the list as it seems to be all coyote.
Sugar Sugar is located on the corner of Soi Buakhao and Soi LK Metro.
The new bar opened 1st July 2011 replacing Liquid Lounge.
Well the first impressions were that the dance music is very loud indeed. Too loud for anything resembling normal conversation.
Saying that the opening night seems to have been packed to the rafters.
The bar has started with a bang in terms of the number of girls with several spotted from Club Blu across the road and also from the recently demolished U Too Bar in north Pattaya.
The influx of coyote girls seems to have resulted in way too many clothes being on show on the dancing stages.
The bar has got a central stage with 2 tiers of comfortable seating down one side and the other side having chairs and tables.
Drinks prices were very reasonable.
The bar just about qualifies as a GoGo with some girls in bikinis. Maybe the close association with coyote bars will prove a problem, but for now it is the 73rd dancing bar in Pattaya featuring girls in bikinis or less.