Far East Rock is a GoGo located at the beach end of Soi 13/2 (Soi Post Office)
I stopped by on a weekend evening to take a look at the changes since a refurbishment.
The dynamic of the bar is very much the same as before, but the bar does look smarter for a general rework of the fittings.
The major change is to rework the bar counter at the back. The messy DJ area and boss's cubby hole is now an area reclaimed to the bar. With the bar counter itself looking a lot more attractive. This back right area seems more for the
Scandinavian regulars than for customers dropping by. It does not really command a good view of the stage so is probably best used as a hangout area.
There were 9 dancers in the bar when I visited with 3 on stage at any one time. This was a good ratio which left plenty of girls able to work the bar for lady drinks. There were 3 quite attractive girls and it was generally a decent line up for
the bars in the Sois 13 area. Topless was the majority favoured dress code for the dancers.
There were a decent smattering of customers, and most had a lady by their side (or on their lap). It is probably the least hands-on bar of the local area but the hostessing was working OK anyway.
I was slow to get round to visit this GoGo. It started off with a negative approach of high drinks prices coupled with coyote only dancing.
However the bar has now evolved a little, with the high drinks prices being watered down by the introduction of generous discount card for expats, along with a draft beer at 75 Baht.
And thankfully the overdressing policy has also been abandoned.
On my visit, at a peak time on a weekday night, the bar was doing a steady trade with a decent amount of customers and a decent amount of girls. This added up to a lively atmosphere.
The bar is quite small but not as small as I was expecting. There is a central stage with comfortable bench seats on either side and enough space to ensure that there are no issues with cramped passageways.
There were 8 girls or so dancing on the stage at any one time, with the repeated pattern that half were overdressed coyotes and half were pleasantly underdressed GoGo dancers. Surely a better policy than a stage of coyotes followed by a stage of
GoGo dancers, it ensures that there is always something to look at.
However a rather rigid dancing pattern leads me to advise choosing a seat at the back left of the bar. The coyotes were always dancing on the front of the stage, and the GoGo dancers were always at the back. And for some reason I couldn't work
out the large majority of dancers faced the seats on the left throughout their routine. The customers on the right seemed to be getting a second rate show.
FLB is a long established hostess bar on Walking Street, just by the Walking Street Tree.
Owner Martin has just announced that he has thrown in the towel, and will put FLB Bar up for sale.
The bar has been round forever and was originally known as Freelance Bar. Maybe the name was more literally correct once, but has been more of hostess bar with salaried staff for as long as I can remember.
The bar's heyday was when it was the first to have success with its internet forum. This made FLB into a hangout bar where forum members would meet up. There were plenty of customers and the bar's parties were something of a Pattaya social
This hangout aspect was somewhat diluted with the break away set up of the similar, but more modern, Secrets Bar.
FLB has gently declined since. Last month it tried a new angle with coyote dancers, but presumably to no great effect.
Kiss A-GoGo is located on Soi LK Metro near the Soi Buakhao end
Kiss is an old style GoGo perhaps similar to those to be found on Soi Post Office and Soi Yamato.
It tends to attract older locals, and older dancers. Probably predictable from the rock music (with videos) from the 70's and later.
The bar is a table dancing set up with about 3 - 5 girls dancing at any one time. The dancers cover all the the combinations of wearing skirts, knickers and bikini tops. There also seems a time in the evening before items of clothing can be
The bar isn't the most lively place as most customers seem to be nursing a lonely drink, but can be friendly enough if you make an effort. This maybe just a reflection on the number of customers preferring to sit alone. But as always I feel the
bar would do better if the girls were more pro-active in searching out lady drinks.
Drinks prices are very reasonable.
I find the bar generally to be worth a look, but I am quick to cut my losses if there is nothing doing.
Glass House A-GoGo is a new bar on Walking Street next door to Lucifer Disco and Ginza A-GoGo
The Glasshouse seems to be very popular with Japanese clientele. It's 100% coyote, but the bar fines aren't as pricey as some other coyote venues.
They have introduced a 75 Baht Draft beer which is good news. The lineup is average and the cute girls were on the stage downstairs. Upstairs they had only 3 girls dancing, but it was spacious and the bathrooms were right there.
I thought the service was good, but the girls definitely didn't seem too thrilled to have me in attendance.
I don't have anything great or bad to say about the place. I was the only person there who wasn't Japanese which is worth mentioning, but doesn't really matter much.
Sensations A-GoGo is in a prime location on Walking Street opposite Soi Diamond.
The bar is the talk of the town right now and for good reason. Their lineup is the best I have ever seen! I wouldn't dare toss that compliment out loosely either. I have seen a couple of places that have had just as talented a lineup, but I have
never seen such a large roster of girls at this high level. They feature over 100 girls every night, and most of them are very pretty. The service is great and it's easy to get the girls' attention. The place is packed so it's not easy to find a
seat. I don't actually think there are enough seats to justify such a huge roster of girls. But this winds up being a very good thing as long as you do find a seat, since the number of gentlemen in attendance is somewhat limited.
Sensations is pricey. The drink prices are about as high as it's going to get and I was quoted 1,500 baht for a bar fine, which goes down to 1,000 baht either at midnight or 1AM (there was some confusion about that). But I get it - they are
extremely well staffed (possibly even over-staffed), so they are justified in charging more than other GoGo's.
The atmosphere was downright exciting and there were just so many good looking girls prancing around the place. The way the stages are positioned you can only see about half of the girls at a time, but they rotate. It remains to be seen whether
or not they can keep up with the roster, but if they do Sensations is likely to be in everyone's top 3 GoGo's in Pattaya.