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 Updated: Vanishing Tricks...

Champion A-GoGo on the move and Las Vegas goes dark


Link Here 31st March 2016
the champion   Champion A-GoGo has closed at its Walking Street venue but has reopened in a new location. It has moved to the Soho Square venue that was previously home to Cedar Club. The venue has changed slight from 'Champion' to 'The Champion'

The venue has been operating on Walking Street for many years but recently it has slipped into obscurity as far as farangs are concerned as it opted for pussy tricks shows.

Soho Square has not had a good record for nightlife venues but perhaps a venue where customers are dragged by touts might be able to work round the lack of passing trade.

las vegas ii Last night Las Vegas II GoGo on Soi Yamato (Soi 13/1) was closed, but their sister Las Vegas III GoGo also on Soi Yamato was open for business.

In recent times they did not even have enough talent to fill one gogo, let alone two.

The reason for the closure is not yet clear. But whilst it stays dark, there are 81 GoGos open around Pattaya.

 

  Rhymes with...

Pattaya Bar Reviews: Patty


Link Here 27th March 2016

pattaya dark side logo On Soi Khao Noi, about 100 metres before Goldflower Bar when coming from Sukhumvit Road, a brand new bar has opened: Patty Bar Beer.

At my visit the bar stools were still wrapped in cling film.

The cashier and the mamasan looked much better than the two 'girls' .

One of them was a 45-year-old fatty from Chang Mai who had worked a very short stint as a 42-year-old (growing old very fast) sumo at Saxo (now Le Rouge) and the other one was a short fatty who was as least as old.

The tall and slim mamasan said she was going to pick up a new girl, but I could not be arsed to wait.

I wonder if she is going to find much talent at 4,000-5,000 baht a month.

Bottled Heineken 85 baht.

 

  Believe it or not...

Pattaya GoGo Reviews: Bliss


Link Here 23rd March 2016

bliss 2016 Believe it or not: one more 'gogo' has opened: Bliss, but it remains to be seen if it is really a blessing.

Its location near the Beach Road end of Walking Street opposite Skyfall used to be an Indian restaurant.

The building is separated from the previous location of Beavers (now a pharmacy: Infinity) by a narrow alley.

To be honest: Bliss is not a gogo, but a coyote bar with a couple of naked performers. (In my not so humble opinion there are not 80 plus gogos in Pattaya, but rather 50 minus.)

The layout is traditional with a cheapo central stage with ten chrome poles of about 1.8 metres high, double-tier bench seating on the left-hand side and single-tier bench seating on the right-hand side.

(It seems to have become a new and probably cheaper fashion not to fix the (shorter) chrome poles to the ceiling.)

negligee At Bliss I saw two dancing teams consisting each of fifteen more than overdressed coyotes in white outfits and two naked dancers. After their stint on stage the naked dancers put a black string and a black transparent negligee and started selling shots. (Note that the French word for such a thing is 'un déshabillé')

By far most of the coyotes were comfortably over the thirty-year mark and, to use an understatement, all but beauty queens. You will not want to wake up next to most of their worn-out bodies. It looks as if somebody has been scratching the bottom to find the most worthless available females.

On internet there has been a rumour of 1,500 baht barfines, but I could not be arsed to ask.

The waitresses were friendly enough and the music was the usual crap.

Three days after the opening there were way more girls' bums on the bench seating than customers' bums and nobody stayed long.

The drink menus were similar to those at Shark, Fahrenheit, Lighthouse, Mandarin Walking Street, Crazy House and Palace.

Draught beer (not promoted by the greeters) 80 baht, bottled Heineken 140 baht, lady drinks 150 baht.

 

  No Gentlemen in Pattaya...

Gentlemen's Club closed on Soi Diamond


Link Here 23rd March 2016
gentlemens club Gentlemen's Club on Soi Diamond closed on the 22nd March. The Japanese owner has returned to his home country and has no plans to re-open the bar. The venue is for sale but no offers have been received yet.

So there are now 82 bars around Pattaya claiming to be GoGos.

 

  Infinite openings and closings...

Bar news from around town


Link Here 20th March 2016

infinity front Barfine in Sweethearts on Walking Street are now 1000 Baht. Ladydrinks are the same same 130 though.

Now the walls are up in the new beach club it looks a lot bigger,

Last night Upstairs A-GoGo was open and, as usual, the huge ladyboy was patrolling in front of it. That being said, I am surprised they are not closed for a long time. I guess they make their money from scamming one-off customers.

I wonder if there is a link between the closure of Infinity A-GoGo and the opening of Bliss A-GoGo. To be honest I expect more closures. The fact that the Thai-Chinese owner of Super Baby and Super Girl has quit the market is a bad omen.

On the Dark Side:

  • Clover Bar has become Dusk till Dawn;
  • Som Bar has reopened as Som The Diner;
  • Route 69 has become Flintstone.

Also on the Dark Side following places seem to have vanished, closed or been renamed:

  • Black Bush Bar;
  • Mulligan's;
  • Pla-Bar;
  • Rendezvous Bar.

 

  Maybe not married bliss...

Bliss A-GoGo opens on walking Street


Link Here 18th March 2016
bliss 2016 Bliss A-GoGo opened on Walking Street on 18th March 2016. It is situated by Soi 14.

There are now 83 GoGos in the Pattaya area.

 

 Updated: Not so infinite...

GoGos go down on Walking Street


Link Here 17th March 2016
infinity front Infinity A-GoGo has been dark on Walking Street for a couple of nights. The reasons are not yet clear.

Updated:

Upstairs A-GoGo on the corner of Soho Square and Walking Street was dark for a night but this was just a blip with the bar opening as normal the next night.

So at the moment there are now 82 bars around Pattaya claiming to be GoGos.

 

 Diary: Pattaya Music Festival...

18th - 20th March 2016 at several venues in Pattaya


Link Here 11th March 2016
pattaya music festival 2016 The Pattaya Music Festival will take place on the 18th-19th-20th of March with three stages.

The main stage will be in the waste ground near the Hard Rock Hotel,  A second stage will be near the Beach Rd junction with Pattaya Klang and the third will be near further up Beach Rd near Soi 4

Beach Road will be closed off from 4pm to 1am on those dates and no doubt traffic chaos will result around town.

 

  Bliss, Love'sis and Harem...

News from around town


Link Here 8th March 2016

harem walking street On Walking Street opposite Skyfall a new gogo is taking shape: Bliss . The Thai text on the banner mentions the word อะโกโก ("agogo").  (Note that my dictionary defines the word "agogo" as "a musical instrument used in Latin and African music consisting of two or more joined metal cones that are played by hitting them with a piece of wood"). The building is separated from the previous location of Beavers (now a pharmacy: Infinity) by a narrow alley.

In Pattaya the breath tests are still going on. Some nights ago I was stopped at the crossing of Soi Khao Talo and the railway. Police appear to have small black breathalysers now, about the size of a remote control of a camera.

I seriously doubt if the closure of Harem A Go Go (Harem 2) on Walking Street is temporary as even the electronic sign has been removed.

On Soi Xzyte (Third Road Soi 23) Love'sis Bar & Lounge appears to have closed. I guess there were not enough punters who could (or wanted to) afford their prices.

Some news from the Dark Side:

  • Jungo Bar on Soi Pattanakan Soi 4 has become The Green Bar.
     
  • Black Angels Bar on Soi Lablae has become a Thai kind of bar.
     
  • The Dive on Soi Khao Noi has become a Thai kind of restaurant.
     
  • S aint-George and Dragon (previously UMIM Bar, USABAR and AUSA Bar) on Soi Khao Talo Soi 9 has gone dark.
     
  • The Thirsty Beaver on Soi Khao Noi seems to have closed.

 

  Same Beach...

First impressions of Spice Club


Link Here 7th March 2016

  spice club Apart from the name, not much if anything has changed at Spice Club (previously Beach Club) on Soi 15.

There were tons of bikini girls, most of them around thirty years old and in the 4-to-6 quality range. Many were wearing underwear.

I saw only five girls in strings.

No nudity.

Bottled Heineken 150 baht.

 

 Updated Beach Shuffle...

Beach Club is on the move


Link Here 3rd March 2016
spice club Beach Club previously on Soi 15 is moving to a new location on Soi Happy next to Happy A-GoGo. Building work is in progress and is scheduled to take about 6 weeks. The new bar will be pretty small as it uses the space previously occupied by four open beer bars.

The original Soi 15 venue has now become Spice Club.

Meanwhile the Happy Group, of which Beach Club is part, has increased its lady drink prices to 145 Baht. However the barfine is still 800 Baht.

For the moment the GoGo count stands at 83.

 

  Scary Thailand...

Mass police raid on Walking Street ends up with 30 farangs being carted off for not carrying passports or ID


Link Here 20th February 2016

Thai Police logoMore than 100 police raided nightclubs along Pattaya's Walking Street early Friday morning and took dozens of foreigners in for interrogation because they were not holding passports or ID.

Police from the Central Investigation Bureau and soldiers from the 14th Military Base went into five venues finding at least 30 foreigners without their passports.

All of them were taken in for criminal record checks and were reportedly released after they were able to show their passports to police.

There seems a consensus of opinion that carrying a copy of your passport (with the main page + arrivals stamp + visa if held) is sufficient to satisfy such police checks.

 

  Zero Harems...

GoGo closures


Link Here 19th February 2016
  harem walking street Harem A-GoGo has closed on Walking street for a month's renovation.

Zero A-GoGo has closed on Soi Buakhao with a less hopeful chance of re-opening.

So there are now 83 bars around town claiming to be GoGos.

And from Pattaya Addicts , a couple Russian oriented bars have given up around Walking Street:

Virgin on Walking Street lasted just a month. Crazy Russian Girls also on Walking Street, previously Crazy Horse , has also closed. Deja Vu at Soho Square has seen it all before and decided to close.

 

  New Angels...

Dolls re-opens


Link Here 15th February 2016
dolls signDolls is a coyote bar located towards the Beach Road end of Soi 6.

It has been closed for a couple of weeks citing rework in the bar and re-opened on 12th February.

 

  Edelweiss...

Pattaya bars and food reviews


Link Here 11th February 2016

Closed

I was surprised to read that Super Baby and Smile Rock girls had closed. Pussy Galore has been closed for months.

On Soi LK Metro White Room has closed once again.

Dolls coyote bar on Soi 6 is still closed.

Rioja

The roadworks on Thepprasit Road Soi 7 are over now, but Rioja gentlemen's club is still a disaster.

When I arrived there were three other punters, but they soon left.

I saw seven or eight sub-average females who looked very bored.

I was approached by a 34-year-old shapeless fatty from Ayudhya with two sons. She said she had been working at Johannesburg in South Africa for over a year and had been fucking eight locals a day at 500 rand a pop and she wanted to go to Singapore where she thought she could handle thirteen small dicks a day. Not my cup of tea.

Just like at Le Rouge (previously Saxo) the clumsy swivel stools are all but comfortable.

Bottled Heineken still 80 baht.

Edelweiss

edelweissOn Thappraya Road Soi 13 I discovered a Swiss restaurant: Edelweiss.

Everything is a bit basic, but the food is good, reasonably priced and plenty and the place appears to be popular with Swiss people.

They have two daily specials: menu 1 at 225 baht and menu 2 at 315 baht.

Both daily specials and all main dishes include soup and salad buffet.

See edelweissth.com

 

  Land of Less Smiles...

GoGo closures in Pattaya


Link Here 1st February 2016

Super Baby The long running Super Baby is closing on Soi Diamond as of the 1st February.

And the notoriously dreadful Smile Rock Girls on Soi 15 has also closed. Dancers have moved to sister bar New Star on Soi Diamond.

Another long running bar, Pussy Galore has also closed on Soi Pattayaland 1.

Assuming that these are permanent closures, there are now 85 bars that claim to be GoGos with Thai dancing girls.

 

  The Dirty Duck...

Pattaya Bar Reviews: Black Swan


Link Here 29th January 2016

pattaya dark side logoAngel Bar Beer on Soi Khao Noi opposite Soi 9 has changed hands once again and has become Black Swan Bar.

The music was a bit loud for a closed beer bar and of the four girls I saw, two were totally uninterested.

Barfine 300 baht ST. The ST room upstairs is no longer used, but they do have a not particularly cosy, free room about 100 metres up the soi.

Bottled Heineken 80 baht, lady drinks 120 baht.

Ban Chang

It looks as if the website www.banchangbars.com no longer exists as it returns error HTTP 404. Anyway, that website had not been updated for about a year.

 

  Logging out...

FLB Bar is set to close down permanently


Link Here 28th January 2016
flb signFLB Bar on Walking Street has been running for about 18 years on Walking Street but is now set to close at the end of the month when the lease expires.

In fact the main indoor section closed 2 years ago but the entrance space had been home to a small open beer bar since that time.

FLB will surely remembered by the internet savvy of Pattaya because it was an early innovator of internet forums, which for several years provided an excellent feeder for the bar. The original forum is still continuing at Pattaya Talk and maintains a sizeable following.

The bar will have a final party on 29th January.

 

  Five years to calm down...

Pattaya bar owners warned about thuggish bouncers


Link Here 27th January 2016

Walking StreetPattaya bar owners were warned violence against customers would lead to immediate five-year closures. The warning came following an attack by Walking Street bar bouncers on a foreign tourist, which was caught on video and shared on social media.

The commander of Chonburi Police issued the warning at a Jan. 13 meeting after video clips of the incident earlier that day spread on the Internet.

Pol. Maj. Gen. Aumpon Buarubporn and Pattaya chief Pol Col. Sukthat Pumpunmuang also instructed owners to register all their bar staffers, waiters and security agents. Each must have a background check, photo and current address on file. For those lacking cameras, CCTV systems were ordered installed inside and outside venues.

The clampdown came after one tourist was attacked by five Thai men and kicked relentlessly after he fell to the ground. Knocked unconscious, the man only survived further injury after numerous bystanders intervened to pull the Thais off the helpless foreigner.

Representatives from Walking Street bars were brought in and told that violence against tourists will not be tolerated, no matter who starts it, referring to the video from the violent fracas revealing that the victim's friend had launched the first blow).

 

  Dolled Off...

Dolls temporarily closes on Soi 6


Link Here 24th January 2016
dolls signDolls is a coyote bar on Soi 6.

The bar is now closed for 1 week citing internal repairs.

 

  Golden Times...

Cobra Gold set for mid February


Link Here 22nd January 2016
cobra gold 2016 logoThailand and the United States will co-host the annual multilateral Exercise Cobra Gold in various areas of Thailand from February 9 to 19.

This year's exercise will consist of three primary events: a command post exercise, which includes a senior leader seminar; humanitarian civic assistance projects in Thai communities; and a field training exercise that will build regional relationships.

And of course the 4th unspoken primary event is that members of the US military get to enjoy the fun of Pattaya.

 

 Updated: High Season...

What's Up Imagine, Virgins, Rhino


Link Here 18th January 2016
whatsup imagine closedWhat's Up Imagine is a show bar on the 2nd floor of What's Up. Its use is a bit sporadic but seems to follow the pattern of opening in high season only. this year it has closed early citing audio and power outages, but more likely to be down to customer outage.

Meanwhile I have heard unconfirmed rumours that another high season bar, Silver Star on Soi 8, has also closed early.

virginsAnother bar has opened on Walking Street featuring East European dancers. No doubt it will follow the usual pattern of being outrageously expensive. Saying that though, this was not always the case. Many years ago Las Vegas City bar on Soi BJ featured Russian dancers whilst maintaining ordinary GoGo prices.

The bar opened on 8th January and is next door to Moulin Rouge.

Update: What's Up re-opens

18th January 2016. Thanks to Ishi

What's Up Imagine has e-opened on Soi 15. Presumably the power outage was temporary after all

rhino closedMeanwhile Rhino coyote bar is now dark towards the southern end of Walking Street.

 

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