Bada Bing A-GoGo is located on Soi BJ, a few paces off Walking Street
I visited at prime time on a weekday evening.
There were just 4 dancers on the central stage but these included a couple of attractive girls.
I had a look
round the bar but could not see any girls at all on hostess duty. There could have been another team hiding away in the dressing room, or else the bar was down to 4 dancers.
When dancing girls are short then it is doubly noticeably that the wait
staff is male. Serving girls can double up as hostesses and keep customers entertained when dancers are few.
There didn't seem much point to the bar. There simply weren't enough girls to entertain those customers who are seeking interaction. Any
customers not seeking interaction, who are entertained by attractive girls dancing, are likely to have sussed that several nearby bars offer far more pretty dancers to watch.
A lot of bars in Pattaya have (perhaps with little choice) opted for the
model of filling a bar with attractive agency girls. This works well for many bars, but if a bar should go into decline then it finds that it has built up little loyalty, and few relationships that anchor customers and girls to the bar.
Both Las Vegas I and Las Vegas II are located on Soi 13/1 (Soi Yamato).
Re Las Vegas II & III
Early afternoon visit, soon after opening; moderate number of ladies in each establishment (7-9) with a
range of options (young/old; slim/chubby) also a surprising number of customers at that hour, but not much interaction between dancers and customers.
2-3 ladies on stage doing 6 song sets, changing one dancer after 2-3 songs. Vast
majority were bikini clad; one topless; some with no knickers and a band-aid for a skirt. All were barely doing the fanny shuffle.
Offered a lady a drink for her top; offer not taken. She did come to sit and flashed her boobs but
not much hands-on action among any of the customers even those who seemed to be greeted as regulars.
Not sure why the common owner bothers with two establishments; nothing really to tell them apart. LV II is a shadow of its former
self (SEP 2011 review).
Classroom A-GoGo is a long running bar on Soi 13/4 (Soi Pattayaland 2)
There are reports on the Pattaya forums that Classroom has given up on dancers. The bar now sports a few hostesses, but barfines are maintained at GoGo level.
before this latest news, Classroom A-GoGo has long been banished from the Thai-Anxiety GoGo listings for wearing way too many clothes. There hasn't been anything, even as revealing as a bikini top, for years.
I don't know what they will be
studying at Classroom in the coming months, maybe economics and finance . Perhaps later on, a course in alternative sexuality.
I dropped by to see the daytime shift, immediately after visiting the drear Lady Love.
And what a difference. Showgirls was about half full with customers, not bad for the early hour.
The layout of the bar is very cluttered and the extensive mirror wall adds to the visual confusion. However this doesn't nothing to harm the fun filled atmosphere. The mirrors reminded me of a fairground maze, all it needs is a little optical distortion.
The stage was occupied by a cast of coyotes that were generally smiling, checking out the audience, and interacting with some of the stage side customers.
After a certain number of songs, there was a full change of dancing team. A full crew
of topless girls took over the entertainment.
Meanwhile there was a group of guys in the back left corner of the bar who were monopolising the available hostesses. They were clearly having fun and with the girls perched on their laps.
were also dancers doing good hostessing work amongst the customers in the stage side comfy seats.
The bar could have done with a few more girls to keep even more of the customers happy, but the overall atmosphere was definitely that of customers
and girls enjoying a good time.
Glamour A-GoGo at Bali Hai at the south end of Walking Street has abandoned the GoGo game.
The bar has now re-branded itself as Glamour Club and describes itself as a discotheque and coyote club.
This rather adds to the list of bars failures
where the intention is to be half GoGo, half nightclub. Presumably the idea is to maximise operating time by being a GoGo until a midnight and then a club thereafter. However the two types of entertainment are very difficult and it is difficult to find
staff and dancers who can adapt to both types.
Other recent examples are New York New York, which is now closed and up for sale, and Halo, which has given up the GoGo half of its operations.
There are now 87 bars in Pattaya with Thai girls
dancing in bikinis or less.
Night Lovers: The Club is a new bar on Soi 13/3 (Soi Pattayaland 1).
There is a sign outside promising that it will be a GoGo and the boss has promised that the dancers will be ladies.
the bar opened as planned on 18th March 2013.
A first look revealed mostly coyote dancers, but at least they were ladies. Perhaps coyotes are now inevitable for the early days of a bar. Another check in a few days is required to see if it
will count towards the GoGo tally.
Police have raided Nui's Club 2 on Walking Street.
They found three underage girls and arrested the bar manager as result. She was charged with human trafficking by receiving benefit through prostitution of a person over the age of consent 15
but under 18 years old.
The police arrested the 16 year old dancer in the bar after an undercover man was sent to entrap her by pretending to offer to buy sex.
After the arrest, police checked further and found 2 more girls aged 17.
Update: Naughty Girls Too
Thanks to Henry
The Police also visited Naughty Girls on Soi Diamond.
Again the police had issues with under 18's, and a dancer from Laos. Things seem to have got sorted and the bar
is still open.
Lady Love opened in December 2012 on Soi LK Metro opposite Champagne.
I stopped by in early evening and it was a totally underwhelming experience.
There were 3 other customers in the bar and 4 girls dancing on the centre stage. All the
girls were coyotes in tiny shorts and solid bras. They were about average with one girl that stood out from the crowd. At the end of a few songs a second team of 4 more coyotes took the stage. However the pretty girl didn't hang round to work the
audience, she changed up and took up her post outside as door bait.
There girls seemed friendly enough with a few smiles from the stage and a couple trying their luck for a lady drink with customers.
Happy hour drinks were reasonable at 75
Baht, which was a good job, as any more than that would have been very poor value for money.
Average girls, not hands on, no show, no nudity...nothing.
Sugar Sugar and Club Blu were closed early a couple of nights ago as the result of police raids. Both clubs were hit at about 10:45pm. Sugar Sugar immediately re-opened later but Club Blu didn't. There was talk of a 30 day closure at Club Blu, but in
fact the bar re-opened after being dark for just one night.
Another recent report was that Papa GoGo had closed on Soi Diana. And thankfully this turned out to be another short term problem. The bar has now re-opened.
So now the Pattaya's
GoGo count as returned to 88 bars with Thai girls dancing in bikinis or less.
Meanwhile on Soi 6 police had been raiding bars for a few days on the pretext of bar licences stipulating opening hours only after 6pm. The licences have been this way
since time memorial so its nothing new. Resulting negotiations seem to have been successful as most of the soi has now resumed normal afternoon services, including drinking.
Sugar Sugar and Club Blu were closed early last night as the result of police raids. Both clubs were hit at about 10:45pm.
Sugar Sugar re-opened later but Club Blu didn't. There's talk of a 30 day closure.
Meanwhile on Soi 6 police have
been raiding bars for the last 3 days on the pretext of bar licences stipulating opening hours only after 6pm. The licences have been this way since time memorial so its nothing new. Negotiations are underway, and it is expected that afternoon drinks
sales will soon return to normal.
Champion A-GoGo is a long running Walking Street GoGo located near Soi BJ.
I visited at prime time and there wasn't much doing.
There were 5 or 6 girls dancing in black latex shorts and were mostly topless. None of the girls would be
expecting much in the way of barfine attraction.
There didn't seem to much in the way of customer interaction either, possibly out of customer choice.
The bar had a fair smattering of customers, but maybe more to do with inexpensive drinks
rather than for the selection of some female company.
This was one of several bars that I visited that were scraping along on a minimal number of dancers. Bars need to offer pretty girls OR interactive fun OR else a show. The prospects look a bit
bleak for bars that offer none of these.
Silver Star 2 is located on Soi 7 towards the Beach Road end.
I stopped by perhaps a little too early on a Sunday evening.
There were 6 girls on stage at the time. There were some very attractive girls in the team, way beyond
expectations of a Soi 7/8 GoGo. The girls were also very revealingly costumed in a little skirt affair that covered nothing.
Far better than many GoGos, particularly those relying on overdressed agency coyotes.
Unfortunately there were not
many dancers left over for customer interaction duties, so not really worthwhile hanging out too long. A helpful service girl suggested that more girls will arrive later on. But I am a bit of sceptic. If one tries later on, then there are still likely to
be few girls. Equally helpful service staff will then claim that many girls have been barfined already!
But nevertheless an attractive proposition for a couple of beers.
Ginza A-GoGo is located on Walking Street nearly opposite Soi Diamond
Ginza has a Japanese theme but they spent about as much money on their theme decor as a dragon roll would cost. There are more important things to worry
about than having an impressive look though.
It's a very narrow club, almost uncomfortably narrow. There is an upstairs room but after enough girls get barfined they close it down, figure by 1AM every night.
They had a draft beer special and the girls seemed reasonable enough with their prices, so you're not going to get hit hard in the wallet here.
The girls were very fun, but I can't say the talent was any better
than average and it could have been slightly below average. The girl I spent some time with was cute and had a great body, she was by far the prettiest girl there when I was there, but she was 30. I could care less and I even prefer a girl who is 30 over
20, but this should give you insight about where their recruitment stands in the pecking order. The best looking girl they have there, they probably only have her because of her age.
I won't give a bad review for a place with good
service, decent prices, and fun girls; and Ginza certainly has all three. You can have a good time there and if you wind up there one night while you're Gogo hopping you'll be fine. But the roster isn't great and the place isn't comfortable, so it's not
a place you have to see.
The Happy group bars are Baccara, Happy, Peppermint and Beach Club.
The bars have now increased the all night price of draft beer from 59 to 65 Baht.
Happy Hour drinks have risen from 65 to 70 Baht.
Perhaps most notably, barfines
have increased from 600 to 700 Baht.
There is much talk on the Pattaya forums, understandably suggesting that the 100 Baht increase will be soon be followed by other Walking Street GoGos. The Happy group is very dominant as it attracts more or
less the best dancers in town yet it sets drinks and barfine prices that are the most reasonable in town. And very noticeably the group keeps the barfine system very simple with a single price at all times except for festivities.
Diamond A-GoGo is located at the centre of Soi Diamond.
As mentioned previously this place is under new management.
If you were a frequent visitor in the past like me, you'll probably remember that
Diamond had very high priced Agency models on select nights. So under the new management it appears as if that is done now.
This place gets more crowded as the night goes on and it stays open late. I have been there when it
was very late and there was a lively crowd in there, but I'd prefer to go early because you have your pick of some pretty girls.
The girls take turns on stage, one topless shift and then one coyote. The dancers don't bother you
unless you want them to and once you engage them they're fun. It's not an elite lineup but I think veterans would be pleasantly surprised by it.
The prettiest girl quoted me 600 for bf and 2,000 for sort of a hybrid ST/LT. It was
early in the night at that point and she made it clear that for 2,000 she would stay with me for 4 or 5 hours but wanted to sleep on her own bed.
They always have plenty of staff there so you never have to wait for a drink and the
atmosphere is good. Overall the prices aren't too bad, the girls are solid, and it's a nice enough comfortable place.
Irish themed restaurant and bar closes in the Avenue Mall
24th February 2013
It has been reported that the Irish themed restaurant and bar, Shenanigans has closed on the first floor of the Avenue Mall. There is a Jomtien branch by the Jomtien Complex that is continuing.
The recent first floor revamp of the Avenue Mall
looks to have been something of a failure. A few Thai style bars gave it a try, but don't seem to have lasted long.
The venue hasn't been in the news since moving across the road to the Avenue Mall. But the original location in the Marriott hotel
grounds (now Dicey Riley), was once very well known. It was the bar of choice for many of the socialites that attended Rotarian events and the like, that got covered in the local press.
Movida Pattaya nightclub is nearing completion on Soi 14.
The buzz is that it isn't connected with clubs of the same name in London and Dubai.
The venue was once a pussy tricks GoGo called Top Girls. It then tried a more swanky white club
like layout as Illusion Club. It wasn't a hit and the bar returned to its pussy tricks roots. This wasn't a success either, and the venue was left vacant for quite a while.
The opening ceremony for the internatio0nal Military exercise Cobra Gold 2013 was held in Chiang Mai on 11th February. Service members from 15 nations attended the ceremony. The military representatives are participating in Cobra Gold to develop greater
interoperability among forces, improve relationships and further develop the ability to solve regional challenges.
The exercise, which ends Feb. 21, will improve the capability to plan and conduct combined-joint operations and will provide an
opportunity for partner nations to build relationships and improve interoperability across the range of military operations.
The Exercises kicked off in the vicinity of Pattaya on Thursday so no doubt those taking part will soon get the chance for
some rest and relaxation in Pattaya's bars.
The intermittent Glamour A-GoGo at Bali Hai has again gone dark. This time for the last 3 nights. The staff at the next unit said: It will re-open on 19 January.
Whilst on Walking Street Halo has already been reported as having closed its
GoGo section. However the club has been trying to get its act together, so it is not quite a permanent closure yet. The dancers however have moved on. Some have been spotted in Sugar Baby and some in Private Dancer.
The St George & Dragon, once on Soi Chayapoon is now on Soi Xzite about 100 yards up from the Triangle Bar on the left hand side. Its a modern purpose built bar, not very big with a patio. Air con, pool table. It has a British Army theme,
one display cabinet for the Para Reg and one for the Marines. Two statues of St George outside. The girl there said it had been open for about seven years. At 7-30 pm I was the only customer. Singha 55B. Good toilets.
Last time I was hear the Armageddon Bar
was having a refit. That's all finished now, the wall has gone. The bar itself has been extended back and all new furniture inside. Good new toilets. Johnny Depp is back. I got close up to him and he must be over 8 feet tall. Singha 55B happy hour
and 70B in the evening.
Called in Showgirls , Soi LK Metro this afternoon about 3-00 pm. Around 12 customers. Dancers were in shorts and tops, not much flesh on display. Draught Chang 60B. Interesting toilets, the urinals are in the shape
of open mouths. I was tempted to take a photo of them but decided it might not be a good idea.
New bar opening on Soi Buakhao, called Happy Bar Soi 1. Its opposite the Butchers Arms. Small open bar. Looks set to open in next couple of days.
Not sure where the Soi 1 fits in unless its the short bit of road at the side of it leading to the waste ground at the rear. I'll look back in a couple of days.
New bars and GoGos: Glass House, Pussy Club and Paradise on the dark side
2nd January 2013
Walking Street's latest GoGo, Glass House is now set to open. It is located next door to Ginza A-GoGo, itself next door to Nui's Club 2.
Over on the Dark Side, Paradise Bar is set to open with a party today. The bar is re-opening under new
management and promises to have many girls on hand. It is located on Soi Khao Noi.
There's also a notable new bar set to open on Soi 6 on Saturday 5th January. The guys behind Pattaya Addicts forum have done well with the recently acquired Night
Wish Bar, and it has become a popular open drinking/chatting bar. The old Amsterdamaged bar has now being bought by the guys, and it will be renamed as Pussy Club. However this will be a traditional indoor Soi 6 bar with dim lights, privacy, and more
emphasis on chatting to girls rather than mates.