Sapphire Lodge was a gentlemen's club, a fair way off the beaten track, and in the vicinity of Kinnaree.
It has now closed and is up for sale.
It is tough to compete with an established bar in the gentlemen's club market. There seems to be
a tendency towards a natural monopoly. The girls gravitate to where the most customers are, and the guys seek out the bar with the most girls. The remote locations mean that it is not so simple to try others out via a crawl or whatever. The bottom line
is that customers will only go to far flung places if they are pretty sure that they will get what they want.
And Sapphire Lodge simply didn't offer that certainty.
The Acorn Pub has closed on the first floor of the Avenue shopping mall. The venue was perhaps better known in its previous incarnation as Shenanigans.
The venue promoted itself as a family pub but clearly there is a somewhat limited market for such
The pub signed out on 4th of February with the following statement:
We are sorry to announce that we will no longer be trading as of Midnight tonight. If you have enjoyed good times , ate and drank
at The Acorn Gastro Pub we are incredibly grateful for your custom. For Now we will be relocating to shenanigans Jomtein we hope to see you there. Thanks
Ginza A-GoGo is one of the bars located on Walking Street opposite Soi Diamond.
The Thai-Anxiety definition of a GoGo is that there should be Thai girls dancing in bikinis or less. Ginza A-GoGo dancers seems to have been exclusively coyotes since
September 2013. So now the venue is listed in the as a coyote bar rather than a GoGo.
There are now 87 bars around Pattaya with girls dancing in bikinis or less.
The FLB hostess bar has closed in Walking Street from where it operated for as long as I can remember.
Connections to the bar have contributed a lot to Pattaya nightlife as it started the first bar sponsored forum that took off. The bar was a
meeting point and a partying point for many of the forum members that are still active today.
The bar also provided the inspiration for Secrets, another influential Pattaya bar with a major forum.
The builders are in seemingly to convert it back to the beer bar from whence it came.
the bar had been running since December 2010 but always seemed to be living in the shadow of neighbour Silver Star 2.
There are now 89 bars currently classified as GoGos, but a couple are set for the chop for being permanently overdressed.
Meanwhile on Walking Street the old Teazers coyote bar in front of New Living Doll 1 has gone lady boy. The new bar opened
on the 6th January as Shhh. But the secret is that there are 5 lady boys working there and even the token service girl is a tom.
Sensations is located on Walking Street opposite Soi Diamond.
Called in Sensations. About 16 girls on 2 stages, all in shorts and T shirts. Next dance team came on, mostly in shorts and T shirts and a few on back stage in bra's
and thongs. 2 took off their bra's then one put it back on and went to sit with a customer leaving just one topless. Next dance team came on and it was back to all in shorts and T shirts.
Not much of a go go and certainly not a
New faces at MClub and Paradise, and afternoon opening at Champagne
13th January 2014
11th January 2013.
Mai Lu Si, the Belgian/Dutch cafe style bar on Soi LK Metro is closing tonight on Soi LK Metro. It is closing with a party and is soon to announce plans for a new venue for the bar.
MClub is a gentlemen's club at 3rd Road: Soi 14. It changed hands in
mid December 2013 and is now owned by Neil.
Paradise A-GoGo on Soi LK Metro has also changed hands. The previous owner Johan may now be found at his other GoGo, Sweethearts on Walking Street.
Champagne A-GoGo on Soi LK Metro has resumed
afternoon opening from 2pm. Cheap drinks are available in the afternoons.
And finally it seems sad that FLB is closing on Friday 15th January. The long running hostess bar on Walking Street was one of the first to establish a popular forum and
became an established meeting point for its board members.
Update: New Mai Lu Si
12th January 2013. Thanks to Dick Farang
Mai Lu Si, the Belgian/Dutch cafe style bar which has just closed on Soi LK Metro is set
to move. The new location is planned in a new development in a small soi off Soi Buakhao, opposite the new hospital.
Update: When It's Gone It's Gone
12th January 2013. Thanks to Dick Farang
On Sunday 12th January 2014 Mai Lu Si was still open, but Pookie has decided to stop ordering more drinks.
The new location is towards the end of the
dead end soi opposite Pattaya City Hospital at numbers 420/131 and 420/132. A lot of work still appears to be done there.
Here is their new business card. Charlie is a Dutch speaking Belgian from Lokeren.
Amethyst show bar is newly opened on Soi LK Metro at the venue that was previously MASH.
Called in Amethyst, on Soi LK Metro at 9-55 to see the show at 10-00.
Around 20 girls dancing when I went in. Show
started, 5 scenes, starting with a few clothes on and ending naked. The memorable scene was a girl leaping about lashing a whip on the floor and doing the splits, swinging round the poles over the heads of those sat by the stage. Her finale was to climb
up a pole and jump off, landing on the stage doing the splits. This was not your average 7/8 stone girl. She was a good size 12/14, big girl. Very good show, well choreographed.
Singha B150, ladydrinks B185.
Lots of pressure to keep buying ladydrinks. About 40 - 50 girls working. Very nice decor.