Guugle Show is located on Walking Street above Champion and with the entrance next door.
The bar has been open some time as a coyote bar but now has a few topless dancers. The bar also seems to have taken a step down in prices with barfines previously reported as 1500, now 1000. Lady drinks were previously said to be 200, but 150
seems to be the current price. There is also a draft beer at 85 Baht (65 baht before 10pm).
The girls are reported to be attractive, but probably agency girls, and sometimes not available for bar fines. The bar also has a show.
Sounds like it hasn't been a great success as a high priced coyote bar, and is now trying to open out to a wider customer base. Still top end of gogo prices though.
Pattaya tourist police have rounded up flower sellers and beggars from Pattaya streets.
Six mothers each of them carrying their infants aged, 1-2. Three old women, two handicapped men and 10 flower sellers. The police arrested them on Pattaya Second road and on the Walking street, South Pattaya.
The operation seems to be in response to recent news about a 7 year-old Cambodian boy who had allegedly been abducted and tortured. They had cut off his tongue, and removed his larynx and forced him to be a beggar in Pattaya.
The arrested beggars hailed from Cambodia and lived in rented rooms in South Pattaya.
The Pattaya Music Festival will take place at venues throughout Pattaya on 27-29th April. (This is a late date by the Pattaya authorities that previously announced March 30-April 1).
To beautify Beach Road for the occasion Pattaya is planting cape lilies along the footpath. Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome's goal is to try to show Pattaya is an environmentally conscious city. But will the plant prove to be sustainable?
The city also has allocated funds for toilet and health facilities along the beach during the festival, which draws hundreds of thousands of people annually.
Baron Club on Soi Diamond has gone dark following a police raid. The bar closed on 15th march. The official reason for the closure is not yet clear, nor is the duration of the closure.
So there are now 75 bars in the Pattaya area with girls dancing in bikinis or less.
Meanwhile Destiny coyote bar opened on Soi LK Metro. It is an inward looking dancing bar modelled in Sugar Sugar on the same soi. Opening comments are mixed, but bars need a while to find their level, and it is unfair to read much into early
Unfortunately for the bar, the police decided they would check it out too. The word is that fines may have been levied but that the bar will stay open.
Night entertainment venues will be asked to suspend their businesses from April 8-10 during the funeral of Princess Bejaratana, while other private enterprises will be asked to fly national flags at half-mast on their premises, PM's Office
permanent secretary Thongthong Chandrangsu has said.
Princess Bejaratana was the only daughter of the late King Vajiravudh of Thailand. She was a first cousin of current King Bhumibol Adulyadej. She died aged 85 on 27th July 2011.
Bars in East Pattaya (The Dark Side) are expected to close on Sunday 18th March due to a local election.
The new Destiny coyote dancing bar is set to open on Friday 16th March. It is located on Soi LK Metro opposite Paradise A-GoGo.
It will be the 3rd coyote bar on the Soi (after Club Blu and Sugar Sugar). And is said to have been modelled on Sugar Sugar. Presumably this means a mostly enclosed bar with a central stage, rather than the older generation of bars with girls
dancing in the windows.
Soi LK Metro is also home to 6 GoGo bars (Champagne, MASH, Office, Submarine, Paradise and Kiss)
Silver Star 3 is the Walking Street GoGo closest to the Beach Road end.
Silver Star 3 has now re-opened after a police 30 day closure.
Despite the banner proclaiming renovation, everything is the same as before, except for the dancers on the stage near the entrance. Coyotes have made an appearance. There are two coyotes on the stage there. An unwelcome first for the bar.
There are now 76 bars with girls dancing in bikinis or less.
43 lady boys were rounded-up by Pattaya Police in the early hours of Wednesday.
Police and Volunteers began their sweep at the Northern end of Pattaya Beach and went straight through to the Bali Hai Port at the southern-end of Pattaya Beach and escorted the detainees to Pattaya Police Station where they were profiled and
later released after paying a fine of 100 Baht each for loitering in a public place.
Spanky's has re-opened on central Soi Diamond presumably having got its paper work sorted or whatever.
The police are keeping a very close eye on the venue with frequent visits. So for the moment, bikinis rule the day. The bar will also have to regain momentum as the bar was down to 3 or 4 dancers at about 10pm last night.
Also Silver Star 3 now has a re-opening date of 8th March.
There are now 76 Pattaya area bars with girls dancing in bikinis or less.
20th February 2012.
According to the bar, the number of girls has increased back up to about 18.
A new beer bar area has appeared towards the southern end of Soi Buakhao.
Following the naming convention of Walking Street and Drinking Street, the new styles itself as Action Street.
It is located a couple of hundred metres from the southern end of Soi Buakhao at Pattaya Tai (South Pattaya Road).
There are quite a few bars, but it is not the most obvious place for passing trade, as there is nothing particularly notable nearby. However a few other new bar areas on Soi Buakhao may gradually draw people towards the south end.
S Silver Star 3 is Walking Street GoGo closest to the Beach Road end.
A few days after a police raid registering several transgression, the bar was closed with a police notice appearing on the door. The bar has added its own notice suggesting 'closed for renovations'. No doubt these will take more or less 30 days.
In the meantime may of the girls will relocate to the two Silver Star GoGos in Soi 7 and Soi 8. However a couple of hostesses are to be found in front of the GoGo and at the bar just next to the entrance.
There are now 75 bars with girls dancing in bikinis or less.
Recently opened Spanky's on Soi Diamond has been hit with a police closure.
It is reported that this is a 30 day police closure order. Several rumours are doing the rounds as to the reason for the order, so for the moment this will be recorded as for unknown reasons.
So now there are 77 bars with dancing bikini girls in the Pattaya area.
This includes a closure I had missed, being the Polo Entertainment striptease bar. I guess the previous Russian girls/crazy prices venue had put an end to any great numbers of people climbing the stairs. And the return of the Polo format suffered
from this past reputation.
U Too was a trend setting outdoor coyote bar located on 2nd Road opposite the Alcazar lady boy show theatre on 2nd Road in north Pattaya.
The bar was born from connections with the Atlantic Bar a couple of blocks further north. The bar was a big hit and ideas conceived their went into the creation of the trend setting Club Blu on Soi Buakhao.
The bar was terminated when the block was emptied and is currently being redeveloped into shop units.
However the familiar logo is now to be seen at the bar's new location on Drinking Street, a couple of blocks north of the North Pattaya Big C.
Police were out-in-force in the early hours of Saturday on Walking Street in South Pattaya continue their hard hitting campaign against Pattaya's bars.
The main focus of attention was on Silver Star 3 GoGo Bar on Walking Street where policemen detained 20 people, 9 workers under the age of 18, 9 workers from Laos who did not possess work permits and two managers.
The policeman in charge warned that further checks on Bars in the South Pattaya area will take place and serious penalties will be imposed if any illegal activities are found to have taken place.
130 Pattaya Policemen raided the popular Thai venue, Idol Pub on Third Road.
The raid was apparently sparked by reports of late opening. The venue was indeed open after hours and the venue was told to stop the music and turn on the lights and prepare for individual searches of patrons and staff members. A total of 8
people failed urine tests.
The venue is expected to remain open for now.
Police raiding parties have also visited Soi 17 off the Tepprasit Road and the South Naklua beer bar area.
Girls IDs were checked for age and nationality. All girls were over 18 and no foreign nationals were found. Despite this, 20 girls were taken to Pattaya Police Station for profiling and each of them were fined for prostitution and then sent on
Lighthouse A-GoGo is located towards the Beach Road End of Walking Street on the same side as near neighbour Casnovy A-GoGo.
The GoGo opened on 20th January 2012.
It is connected to the Fahrenheit, Shark Tiger chain and the drinks prices are similar. However it has ratcheted up the draft beer price to 80 Baht (70 in the short Happy Hour). Soft drinks are 100 Baht, bottled beers are 130 Baht and standard
lady drinks are 125 Baht. Barfines are normally 1000 Baht but at some offpeak times they are 600.
The GoGo opened with about 15 dancers of which 6 were dancing at a time. Most were bikini clad, but some were topless.
It seems that the police have been closing all the bars early in Jomtien. There is now a general closure at 1am.
And several bars are spending the peak season month closed by order of the authorities for transgressing their miserable rules.
It seems very unfair to impose early closing in an area where it is so easy to get to the more fun loving Pattaya. Not only are the bars having to close at an hour when there is still plenty of trade, but also a large percentage of customers will
decide to spend the whole evening in Pattaya on the grounds they may want to drink after 1am.
Lighthouse A-GoGo set to open soon on Walking Street
Thanks to Ishi
Lighthouse A-GoGo is a few days behind on its open night and is now looking to open on the 20th January. It has installed an impressive piece of signage though. The bar looks quite narrow and doesn't go back as far as most.
Eazy A-GoGo has re-opened on Soi 15. Just a small matter of getting enough dancers in to make it worthwhile.
On the other hand Club Relaxxx in Covent garden has been dropped from the GoGo list. It either has coyotes, or no girls at all. Either way it fails to make the GoGo definition for the moment.
So there are still 78 bars with girls dancing in bikinis or less with No 79 to open in a few days time.
Baby Boom has re-opened. It is located on a small soi just off Soi Buakhao opposite Soi Honey.
I guess the bar is struggling with Pattaya's slight lack of girls at the moment. Maybe this rapid opening/closing will become a bit of characteristic of the smaller bars. Perhaps even a new definition is required, bars can be open, closed, or
open when sufficient staff.
For today at least, Pattaya's GoGo count is standing at a very healthy figure of 78.
Paradise A-GoGo opened just in time for New Year's Eve on Soi Buakhao. It is from the same gogo group as Kiss opposite.
I stopped by quite early during the week after New Year.
The first, middle and last impression is of the very high centre stage. I haven't see one that high since Babe Watch, long since closed in the Covent Garden Complex. I cannot see the point of elevating the girls into the ceiling shadows. Surely
closest is best in a GoGo bar.
Anyway there is a double bank of tiered bench seating as the main viewing area. The lower tier has an even more neck craning angle than the high tier.
It is clearly early days for the bar and the dancer count was just 6. A couple were attractive enough though. 3 were dancing at any one time. The basic dress code was gogo skirt and bikini top, but one girl has a string affair that nearly
counts as nude.
There was a cheap draft at 55 Baht and the service girls were friendly.
Clearly too soon to judge...but really that high stage...
Hot & Cold has moved more or less next door, into a venue that was once a restaurant. I am not exactly sure what the purposes of the move was but it certainly wasn't to transform into a brand spanking new state of the art venue. In fact
connoisseurs of the seedy dilapidation will be pleased to know that the new venue is little better than the old. And where the new bar may score a few points for a new stage and Jacuzzi, the bar loses a bucketful of points for poor design.
First of all the new bar is upstairs, not the most welcoming feature for a bar. Potential first timers can be a bit dubious about upstairs venues. And just to add atmosphere the Hot & Cold bar designers have specially imported the dirt and
grime from the previous bar to decorate the stairway. Surely they could have spent a little cash on a mop and detergent.
Upstairs the bar is quite large with a reasonably attractive central stage and a large Jacuzzi installation. Maybe the bar ran out of cash after these two features as half the bar seems unfinished and undecorated.
There are comfortable seats around the edges of the bar but most of these are badly placed and too far away from the stage. And in fact if there was a sudden surge of interest in the bar then there wouldn't be enough seats to cope.
I was a bit gobsmacked at the design and atmosphere of the new place. Even my pretty drinking partner dancing on my lap commented that I looked a bit unhappy. I was wondering if the bar had much of a future. I've had some great times there and
would hate to see it fade away.