Last night on Walking Street the venue with the honeycomb motifs on the fa ç ade, but no name, unless No Photo was the name, where Eclipse, Coyote Club/Hades and Silver Star 3 used to be, was closed.
The offical name was apparently Fairies Club but the GoGo was often noted on Pattaya forms as the No Name GoGo or else Blue Sky A-GoGo, after the company name which also owns bars on Walking Street and Casnovy A-GoGo.
Casnovy A-GoGo is the best bet to find any of the girls or staff departing from the closed GoGo.
There are now 82 bars in the Pattaya area claiming to be GoGos.
Diamond A-GoGo has re-opened at the centre of Soi Diamond.
It has long been associated with the more successful late night venue, Casino Club, on the same soi. Casino Club has been closed after a dawn police raid. It seems that the club may have been harshly treated with a length closure order.
So it seems that the 'Casino Club Team' has relocated to Diamond A-GoGo.
It is not clear whether Diamond will be a traditional GoGo or else more like the disco style of Casino Club.
Assuming that Diamond is indeed and A-GoGo then there are, or claim to be, 83 bars around Pattaya with Thai girls dancing in bikinis or less.
Mermaid Bar, Duke's Lounge and Living Dolls Showcase
12th September 2015
Thanks to jj
Mermaid Bar (next to Mango Bar) on Khao Noi is no more. It is now Halfway Inn. Hopefully the Brit owner has a better business plan than the former owner!
Meanwhile Duke's Lounge on soi 9 off Khao Noi has gone dark, maybe not surprising.
And on Walking Street Living Dolls Showcase has been raided by police supposedly over 'obscene' shows, the last thing that regular GoGo customers would associate with the bar. Of course there is now the possibility of a police closure.
On Soi Xzyte (Third Road Soi 23), when coming from Soi Buakhaow some units before the infamous Excite Club, the most expensive bar of the area has opened: Love'sis Bar & Lounge.
Opening hours 11 p.m. to 4 a.m.
On the right-hand side was an unused stage without chrome poles.
(Later I was told that three (!) times per night a show was performed by bikini girls, but I could not be arsed to stay that long.)
The rest of the space was filled with seats, sofas, pouffes and coffee tables and difficult to walk around.
The music was way too loud.
Although they had opened less than a month ago, there was already a disgusting cigarette smoke stench.
There appeared to be two categories of working girls: hostesses/coyotes and silicone enhanced bikini girls. In the darkness it was really difficult to judge the quality of the girls, but most of them looked over thirty years old, some over forty.
Unsurprisingly on my visit I was the only farang inside.
No waitresses, no check bins, but concise drinks menus on the coffee tables.
A popular Bar late night club on Soi Diamond was raided by Pattaya police at just before 7.30am.
Over 20 police from the Banglamung District Bar Licensing Unit, the Thai Navy, Pattaya City Officials and Pattaya Police conducted a raid of the Casino Club. Inside were approximately 70 staff and mostly foreign patrons.
Urine Tests on staff members were made and 11 of them failed the test and were later arrested and charged with class 1 drug consumption offences. Police found that 5 young adults were under the drinking age of 20.
5 staff members were detained and taken away for further questioning.
[Editor's note: An American nutter who's idea of street preaching is to randomly shout 'wicked' or 'repent' at passers by. Maybe all for effect though, as these supposed comments didn't even get people to look around. I suspect that the witless
commentary was dubbed on later, clearly without the aid of a scriptwriter. I don't think the good lord was very kind to Angela Cummings when handing out oratory talents].
Tony's Apple Pub on Walking Street is closed ( FOR RENT ).
Maxine's A-GoGo at the venue that was most famously Carousel is now sporting a 2 million Baht price tag.
Black Angels Bar on Soi Lablae has changed hands once more. It is owned by an old Brit and his Thai wife now. The bar counter is in the front right now.
They have about five girls now. One of them is a blonde 26-year-old deaf mute girl, Im, who started there recently after a career as a dancer at Rainbow 4 on Nana Plaza (Bangkok). The communication via a notepad was rather weird.
Barfine 300 baht ST, no ST rooms. ST rooms at the 24 Hr motel next to Mac's Bar, also on Soi Lablae, 280 baht.
Bottled Heineken 60 baht; lady drinks are the normal price of the drink plus 30 baht for the girl, e.g. 85 baht for a bottled Singha.
Mermaid Bar Beer on Soi Khao Noi has always been struggling, but I very strongly doubt if they are going to be more successful in the Mabprachan area, which is more dead than alive.
At my latest visit which left me as unsatisfied as ever the Thai wife of the current Scottish owner denied they were going to close on Soi Khao Noi.
Red Lion Pub & Restaurant on Soi Khao Noi appears to be open for business.
On Soi Buakhaow, between Soi LK Metro and Soi Honey, Zero A-GoGo has opened and by me they score a zero.
The place is surprisingly short and surprisingly broad. The central stage is broad enough with chrome poles on both sides. There is double bench seating on both sides.
On the floor are black tiles and the ceiling is painted in black too.
There were over twenty overdressed dancers, about seven of them on stage, most of the other ones hiding on the upper benches. All of them were absolutely sub-average, also the twenty-somethings. The only presentable one was 35-year old Nit
from Bangkok, a threeholer who used to work at the defunct Harem Flatrate on Soi Diamond.
Thursday night Tony's Apple Pub on Walking Street was closed.
On the right-hand side of Soi BJ, opposite Lita's Ba r, where Thai-Europe Restaurant used to be, several buildings have been demolished until Soi Lucky Star/Soi Marine Plaza, where Coyotee's A-GoGo used to be.
On Soi Post Office (Soi 13/2), where the latest version of Hot & Cold A-GoGo used to be, Shonky's Bar is taking shape, but still far from ready.
It looks as if there will be a large, mostly open area with some old-fashioned street lamps extending on top of Bodega Bar.
Pattaya Bar Reviews: The Duke's Lounge and Queen Vic Guesthouse
5th August 2015
Thanks to Dick Farang
The Duke's Lounge
Recently The Duke's Lounge on Soi Khao Noi Soi 9 had to close several times because of a complete lack of girls.
On my latest visit I barfined the only available girl, leaving the cashier to take care of the other customer. She said she had been working there for three days only and had never been shagged by a farang, true or not, but she seemed to enjoy
it. The cashier said she liked anal and also threesomes.
Barfine 350 baht ST and 500 baht LT, with expectancies of 1,000 and 1,500 baht respectively.
The ST room was very poor with only a fan, no air conditioning, but it did have a big mirror behind the bed. The toilet and the shower were separate.
Word is that the MERMAID BAR on Khao Noi is shuttering its doors at the end of August and moving operations to the Maprachan area (name unknown).
Meanwhile on Walking Street, Iron Club is now closed for renovation. It is still a popular bar so no doubt will re-open shortly. Presumably the girls can be found at Queen Club or Bachelor on Soi LK Metro.
But in the meantime there are still 80 other bars around Pattaya with Thai girls dancing in bikinis or less.
Update: Iron Re-opened
4th August 2015. Thanks to Oukiva
Iron Club had the builders in during a two day break for Buddhist holidays and the bar opened immediately afterwards.
Oukiva also comments on 'GoGo's that are all coyote without the required 'bikinis or less' Thai-Anxiety definition of GoGos.
So GlassHouse, Sensations, NewStar and SkyFall are now all on notice of be delisted on grounds of overdressing.
Meanwhile the new Zero A-GoGo on SOi Buakhao is set to open on 10th August with an opening party on the 13th.
There has been a (false) rumour on internet boards that White Oyster Lounge on Soi Chaiyapornwithi had been permanently closed.
At my visit some days ago I was told they had been closed for a short period because of the boss's holiday, but I am not sure if this was the real story.
My impression was they have restarted with all new staff, but at least there were some good naked diving nymphs picking up coins from the swimming pool bottom (still 200 baht for an ashtray filled with twenty 10-baht coins).
Anyway it is a great relief they still exist because, if most other bars on the Dark Side are perfectly interchangeable, White Oyster Lounge is a real institution, one of a kind.
Bottled Heineken still 90 baht.
After three months under her ownership, Nok had to stop operations at Stars Bar on Soi Kao Talo, the rent (20,000 baht for a single-unit empty shell) being way too steep. One month later Stars Bar was reopened by a short fatty, Annie, who says
she pays the same excessive rent.
There were two rather chubby, but friendly girls around the 20-year mark.
Barfine 300 baht ST, the girls expecting 1,000 baht ST.
The owner Annie said the ST rooms were not yet ready/cleaned.
The Family Mart on the corner of Walking Street and Soi 15, which was completely gutted, has reopened ... as a Family Mart, thank goodness not an extra gogo.
On Soi Diamond Maxine's Club is still closed and Cream Club seems to be struggling to open every day.
At the previous location of Tiger Club A-GoGo on Walking Street is a big sign TOMBOY CLUB now taking away the last doubt.
Living Dolls 1 on Walking Street has indeed reopened after some renovation .
The layout is still the same, but the small dancing podium/bath/jacuzzi has disappeared.
The most visible signs of renovation are the new black upholstery of the bench seating and of the bar stools and the new (or repainted) black tops of the tables.
The toilets are still as makeshift as before.
There were eight dancers on stage with two of them going on and off stage after each song. I counted one (1) huge topless dancer and eight (8) bikini dancers, many of them with double tops and/or double bottoms. All the other regular dancers were
Some looked cute enough, many average and some plain ugly.
There was also a show team (I guess) of five strippers, several of them well over forty years old.
Barfine 1,000 baht with even the ugliest ones wanting 2,000 baht ST.
The waitresses were still clad in the same uniforms as before and were friendly enough to return even small change on a tray, which is often forgotten at many gogos nowadays, what I call automatic tipping . You happily tip those
Climax has opened on Soi LK Metro in the venue that was previously FunHouse A-GoGo. It is billed as a coyote bar
Meanwhile there is life at Hot and Cold on Soi Post Office. It was once hot, but was running cool for recent years before closing. The bar has now been unchained and a staff wanted sign has been posted.
Peter of the Las Vegas GoGos in Soi Yamato is having a Big Boss Big Party on Saturday 11th July at Las Vegas III.
The newly opened GoGo, Maxine's Club on Soi Diamond, has newly closed.
This was originally reported as a temporary issue with licensing paperwork but it is now looking more permanent with the bar signs being covered up. Neighbouring bouncers also say that the bar won't be re-opening.
On Walking Street Roxy/Hooty's A-GoGo has closed; even the signage has vanished. The previous occupation by a pussy tricks bar was already noted as a temporary venue whilst awaiting redevelopment of the site.
There are now 78 bars around Pattaya with Thai girls dancing in bikinis or less.
Funhouse A-GoGo is set to return shortly as Climax, but the publicity makes it clear that that this will be just a coyote bar.
The Family Mart, several steps up on the corner of Walking Street and Soi 15, has been gutted. I wonder if it is going to be one more gogo, although I doubt if in the current climate a gogo would be a better choice than a convenience store.
At the previous location of Scandinavia Bar on Beach Road between Soi 13 and Soi 13/1 a fast-food joint, Hooters something, is being planned.