I popped into the Dollhouse on Soi 15 on Saturday night.
A very pleasant experience. There were very attractive girls ranging from Coyote Dancers to nude.
There were 2 very attractive and slim Girls in the large bath who were not shy in showing their pussies, or letting punters feel and kiss them.
The Girls on the stage came over and introduced themselves.
Well worth a visit.
I popped into Champagne Tuesday evening, a very forgettable experience.
Some very below average Coyote Dancers and terrible loud music. One to miss at the moment.
I popped into Pandora's on LK Metro on Tuesday.
There were 5 or 6 attractive girls outside, inside I felt I'd interrupted a wake. There were 5 extremely average Coyote Dancers on stage and a few prettier girls sitting around. No action, no atmosphere.
After several attempts Gold Club has finally reopened on Soi LK Metro at the venue that was previously Amethyst Club and before that M*A*S*H A-GoGo.
This is a short gogo with a central stage and double-tier bench seating on both sides. There is a narrow gallery around the gogo which apparently only serves as an access to the firemen's pole.
About half of the dancers were clad in red bikinis and black stay-up stockings. They would strip topless towards the end of their dance stint. The other half were coyotes mostly in white and very pushy for lady drinks.
The quality of the females was average, from 4 to 6, and still a lot better than the cattle at the overpriced previous incarnation Amethyst Club.
The short and sexy mamasan was wearing a black elegant jumpsuit with a backless lace top.
Not many customers and nobody stayed long. No remarks on the lighting and music. Nice and clean separate toilets.
Pattaya's northernmost gogo, Lek A-GoGo on Second Road between Soi 5 and Soi 4, is still surviving.
Nothing has changed to its interior in the two years of their existence.
At 9 p.m. I was their first and only customer.
On the rectangular stage with three chrome poles was a big Josephine Baker shaped dancer, perhaps a ladyboy. Her transparent top was too small for her enormous bolt-ons and she finally threw it in my direction.
She later told me she was from Bangkok , her barfine was 1,000 baht, there was a nice room at 300 baht nearby and she wanted to go with me for free . As I have always been wary of free lunches and even more so of free rides,
I declined politely. Although she had no particularly deep voice, she did not want me to check her fanny.
After her dance stint three mediocre girls in way too big red bikinis had taken to the stages.
In the small soi off Soi Buakhaow opposite the Sawasdee Siam building, at the previous location of Baby Boom A-GoGo, Fairy Club has become PinUp Club.
In an open shack on upper Soi Khao Talo, where Samorn Bar used to be before they moved across the road, Nice Girl Bar has opened.
At Passion Dance Club on Soi 6 ST rooms are no longer available, the old mamasan told me.
Believe it or not: upstairs from Soi 15 and Soi Diamond Overmind Club has reopened once more.
On top of the Soi 15 entrance is a window now with two chrome poles and dancers visible from the street. With the power lines in front it is not a nice sight.
The interior has been redone completely.
From the Soi 15 entrance side are two rectangular central stages, each of them with two thick chrome pillars on them and surrounded with seven normal chrome poles fixed to the ceiling. Between those stages is a lower round stage with only one
chrome pole in the middle. Behind those stages is a square Jacuzzi.
On the Soi 15 side is single-tier bench seating and on the Soi Diamond side triple(!)-tier bench seating.
At the rear near the toilets and the Soi Diamond entrance is one more low round stage with one chrome pole in the middle and some bench seating around.
The dancers were mostly sub-average and clad in white: about 80% in coyote outfits and about 20% in too big string bikinis.
After a while (that means after a mamasan insisted) the bikini dancers would take off their tops. Several of them were wearing pasties in different colours and shapes: lips, hearts and stars. One of them had ridiculous bolt-ons with green stars
on her nipples.
Two naked girls were soaping in the Jacuzzi.
Tik, perhaps the shortest waitress in Pattaya who used to work at Alcatraz A-GoGo and before that at Kiss A-GoGo and at Far East Rock A-GoGo, told me she did not like the place and would go back to Alcatraz when they reopen in three months.
The music was way too loud and the lighting poor.
Only a fistful of customers for dozens of females.
SkyFall is located on Walking Street near the Beach Road end.
I popped into Skyfall on Tuesday night. I sat down an ordered a Heineken. When I looked up I got a real shock, all the girls on Stage had taken their tops off and their were some lovely pairs of tits on show.
Most of the girls were Coyote Dancers, but their shorts were cut right back, showing a lot of bum.
All the girls were attractive and friendly. It was not too busy, so not a bad visit.
Silver Star A-GoGo on Soi was an early casualty of the military's short-lived clean-up of Pattaya. It suffered a high profile police raid presumably resulting in a 30 day closure order. The bar is a now announcing that t will
re-open on 21st March.
Meanwhile Alcatraz A-GoGo on Walking Street has closed, nominally for a 3 month re-fit, but it seems doubtful that it will return in its current form.
After a period of intermittent opening, the current closure at Overmind looks terminal.
Working Girl A-GoGo on Soi 6 has also closed and is up for sale but there are suggestions that the Night Wish group are taking an interest.
This leaves 80 bars defining themselves as GoGos still in operation.
News and reviews from the Silver Stars and Upstairs
1st March 2017
Thanks to Dick Farang
On Soi 8 Silver Star A-GoGo is still dark, after the high profile police raid that heralded the start of the current morality crusade. Meanwhile at Silver Star 2 A-GoGo on Soi 7 it is still business as usual, be it with less
(official) nudity. It was a weird sight, a jacuzzi girl showering in a black bikini.
That being said, all girls were still eager to reveal their secrets for a 20-baht note.
From time to time the lights dimmed and the front door was locked for a show of the sweethearts in their birthday suits.
Bottled Heineken still 130 baht.
Upstairs from Walking Street, where Dclub and before that the short-lived tomboy club and Tiger Club A-GoGo used to be, DClub A-GoGo has opened.
In the middle of the left-hand side is still the white DJ desk and in the back is still a lounge with sofas. Left of the entrance is a bar counter and in the middle are two central stages, each of them surrounded with eight chrome poles of about
1.80 metres high.
The bench seating on both sides looks comfortable at first sight, but appears to have been conceived for people with extra short legs. Left and right of the DJ desk are black cubes that can serve as small stages.
As was the case in the Tiger Club A-GoGo days the mixed toilets are still outside.
All dancers were overdressed coyotes clad in black, in quality varying from average to plain ugly. On each of the main stages were about six of them. Not the slightest nudity.
The mamasan looked like a ladyboy and perhaps was one.
Some girls were trying to sell shots.
The music was shitty and too loud.
The lighting was very bad, probably on purpose. From the rear disturbing laser beams were blinding the public.
There were not many customers and most of them were Asians.
Nobody seemed to buy lady drinks, let alone pay barfines.
On internet I read somewhere the lady drinks are from 165 baht, the barfines from 1,000 baht ST and the birds' fees from 2,500 (!) baht ST. Draught beer 79 baht, bottled Heineken 150 baht.
The clampdown still goes on. It's not only the Girls being forced to wear bra's, it also affects the short time rooms. You can only pay for a room all night and you have to give in your passport.
The police were in Soi 15 after midnight, taking away motor bikes parked there. I have no idea how they were choosing them, they could be ones not displaying tax, but that's most bikes.
Working Girl on Soi 6 closed on 22nd Feb.
Silver Star on Soi 8 aims to re-open after a 1 month police closure. The staff have moved to Silver Star 2 on Soi 7.
The gentlemen's clubs seem a particular target of the current police action and are on the defensive. Kinnaree Place was locked on 24th Feb. Club 4 was closed on 22nd February. See
local news article
There is also an unconfirmed rumour that Alcatraz A-GoGo will close from 1st March for 3 months renovation.
Update: Swanning off
27th February 2017. Thanks to Teigen
Ishi noted that Kinnaree Place was locked on 24th Feb .
In fact Kinnaree Place hasn't opened at all from Thursday 23rd.
However I just saw that this morning (28th) that they are cleaning the place again and the gates were open. Maybe back to normal, or now just a pick-up place and a venue for drinks and buffet... Wait and see.
Miserable military government orders a crackdown on Pattaya nightlife
23rd February 2017
Thanks to Dave
I've just been into Walking Street, what a waste of time. There was no action. No nudity anywhere.
Apparently the Police found an English guy having sex with a girl over the Windmill, the English papers got hold of the story and dubbed Thailand sex capital of the World. The government are very unhappy and have had a clamp down,
But the story must have originally come from the Police? So they are to blame.
In response to a recent report that labels Pattaya as the world's sex capital , the junta head has announced a crackdown on prostitution.
On 21 February 2017, Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha, the Prime Minister and junta head, announced that he will order the police to uproot Pattaya's sex industry. He asserted that local authorities always do their best to suppress the industry.
Prayut said the Thai media should not highlight the issue due to the risk of tarnishing the country's image, adding that the Thai media should not believe a story written by foreigners.
A top policeman at a crisis meeting to discuss Pattaya's crime and image has announced that 'Happy Zones' will be set up in the resort to protect tourists and their possessions. The 'Happy Zone' idea comes from national police HQ
and will be introduced in tourist towns nationwide but trialed in Pattaya first where the need has been deemed as urgent, reported Siamchonnews.
Yesterday operators on Walking Street were invited to Pattaya town hall to meet with regional chiefs, local cops, district officials and immigration forces to hear the plans.
Somprasong Yenthuam, a Chonburi police spokesman chairing the gathering, said that tourism revenue was very important in Thailand and the safety of tourists and their possessions was paramount. Specifically he asked for all establishments to set
up their own CCTV. Each venue and shop is to have their own liaison officer to work closely with police, military and the municipal authority.
The policeman spoke of 'protecting' visitors from crime but clearly the CCTV policy is to try and suffocate the sex trade.
Pattaya's police chief has hit back at claims that Pattaya is only about sex by making ludicrous claims that tourists come to the resort for its natural wonders. But he seems determined to clear out the streetwalkers nonetheless.
Apichai Kroppetch blamed the emphasis on sex on British businessmen who have set up in the sex trade at the resort. Referring to the UK newspaper report he spouted:
It is not true, it is just lies. Pattaya is more about nature than sex.
Sanook.com reported that police were going to target streetwalkers who line Beach Road as well as conduct more raids on the sex business in the resort.
The southernmost gogo of Walking Street, Upstairs A-GoGo , previously Utopia A-GoGo, has gone dark. Their annoying touting ladyboy will not have helped.
At the previous location of Abbe's Bar on Walking Street all references to a Pacha gogo have disappeared. Perhaps the appointment by the junta of a police general as the new Pattaya mayor is perceived as a deterrent to continuing investing
on the encroached beach.
It looks like the curtain has finally fallen on Overmind Club upstairs of Soi Diamond and Soi 15.
At Frog Queen on Walking Street the recently added sign has already disappeared, the door and curtains were wide open and the place was completely empty.
On Beach Road, at the previous location of World Wide A-GoGo , a Burger King is to open. In a way they remain in the flesh trade.
Silver Star A-GoGo on Pattaya Soi 8 fell victim to a police raid on the 18th February at about 9:45pm. The final outcome is unknown but the bar shut for the remainder of the evening.
Meanwhile around the corner on Beach Road, a fine traditional GoGo is being replaced by a downmarket junk food outlet. The old World Wide A-GoGo is now being redeveloped as a Burger King, with notices proclaiming that it will be opening soon.
DClub A-GoGo opened on 16th February on Soi Diamond but is accessed via stairs on Walking Street.
The venue was once Tiger A-GoGo but became a standard nightclub named DClub. Presumably that venture was not quite a success as the owners have now changed to an A-GoGo club.
Meanwhile the newly opened Frog Queen was dark on 16th February.
And the new Pacha A-GoGo that did not make its 1st of February opening seems to have stalled, maybe permanently. This seems a bit of a shame as there are quite a few good looking new recruits wearing Pacha tops working in the French
connection sister bars such as Crazy House.
There are now 85 bars on the Pattaya GoGo list but a couple of those may soon be removed if reported dark bars turn out to be permanent closures.
Scotland's Daily Record 'newspaper' has hyped up a local story of a routine police raid into the beginning of the end for Pattaya's sexy nightlife.
The paper leads with the headline
Sex sells in world's sleaziest city but Pattaya's 27,000 prostitutes could see roaring trade wiped out. Thailand's first female tourism minister aims to eradicate sex tourism and reinvent the country as a female-friendly destination and cops are
now raiding brothels.
Every year more than one million visitors a year pass through the Thai resort known as the world's sex capital. Many men are drawn there by one thing only. Pattaya has a reported 27,000 prostitutes, roughly one for every five people living
permanently in the east-coast city that has been likened to a modern-day Sodom and Gomorrah.
The resort's infamous main drag, the largest red-light district on earth, is lined with sex clubs and go-go bars. Pattaya alone has more than 1,000 bars and massage parlours, many fronts illegal brothels.
In fact the tourism minister's comments are now pretty old news and the 27,000 sex workers and the 1000 bars have been operating unabated ever since.
Police have been routinely raiding bars regularly for years, and there is nothing to suggest that this particular raid is in any way out of the ordinary.
And on the night after the police raid, the 27000 sex workers and 1000 bars were operating as normal, not even dropping to 999, as the bar being raided seems to have settled its differences with the authorities.
And guess what, a couple of days later there are still 27,000 sex workers plying their trade, but admittedly a couple of bars have closed, more due to the million visitors not quite being enough.
A British tourist must have been terrified after a police raid at Windmill Club on Soi Diamond resulted in him being caught upstairs in bed in short time rooms next door.
The 62-year-old from London has thankfully not been named. The world's press, notably the UK's Daily Mail, published a picture of the man with his face turned away from the camera.
Policemzn Naris Niramaiwon said the holidaymaker and the girl had been released while the bar's owner was arrested on suspicion of supplying prostitutes in the workplace without permission. Bizarrely the police claimed that this terrifying
experience for this old man was somehow intended: to create peace of mind for travellers visiting the area for nightlife. And then added that customers are expected to check the licence paperwork of bars they visit. He said:
The venue did not have the correct licence and the owner will be prosecuted. The tourist from the UK has been warned about this.
The police also visited the nearby Heaven Above A-GoGo. Both venues opened normally the next evening.
The annual Cobra Gold naval exercise starts on 14th February and continues until the 28th.
The upshot of this international exercise is that many US service men end up being able to enjoy a little shore leave in Pattaya. And of course there are many girls in Pattaya who are keen for the chance to provide a little rest and relaxation.
Last night Overmind Club (both entrances) was dark once more. That seems to become a chronic disease.
On upper Soi Khao Talo Happy Moon's Bar has become The Secret.
Bamboo Bar on Pattayatai near Walking Street appears to be a real gold mine. It is always crowded from early on, with most Thai females arriving between 10 p.m. and 11 p.m.
Live music, mostly hits from the previous century such as
My Way , and a dance floor in front of the singers and orchestra.
A lot of mature birds there (but not all) and many of them heading for the Walking Street discos later at night, often in teams of two or three.
Going fees are 1,000 baht ST and 1,500-2,000 baht LT, no barfine.
It is hit or miss if you will find a girl who fits the bill, but the easy-going atmosphere helps with the vetting and I have never met a starfish there.
The Pattaya Beer Garden formula however does not seem to work well, probably because punters cannot as casually roam there.
No "check bins" at Bamboo Bar, but immediate payment.
I presume they apply dual pricing with Thais paying much less. Some Thai females (probably the more hardened pros) are drinking alcopops or sharing bottles of Thai spirits, but the majority are sparingly nursing their still water, soda water or
If you pay with a 1,000-baht note the waiter or waitress will give you a plastic badge as proof of payment until they bring the change.
That being said I have made it a habit of always carrying enough small cash and changing the higher denominations at trusted places such as restaurants, supermarkets and the post office.
A new short time bar, The Pump Station 3, has opened on Soi 6 on 15th January 2017. It is located in the middle section of the soi between Ruby Club and Butterfly Bar. The venue was previously a laundry.
I went to beach Club last night and it was about 25% smaller, the end nearer Walking Street has gone, probably to Bypass. There were some topless girls, but I counted over 20 Coyote Dancers, Not many punters.
So I went into Happy, a bit busier, but still more than half empty. Again loads on Coyote Dancers. What is Happening? No one is going to fly 5000 miles and spend thousands of pounds to see girls in shorts, sports bra's and T-shirts. Is this a
deliberate ploy by Happy Group? or are Coyote Dancers all they can get? Their profits must have Dived over the last 6 months.
On Walking Street, right of Frog's Bar and probably connected to it, a nameless gogo has opened. Ishi suggests that it is called Frog Queen Super model.
It is narrow and cheaply laid out with a central stage with four chrome poles, double-tier seating on the right-hand side and single-tier seating on the left-hand side.
The seating and very narrow unstable tables in front of it are of the poorest quality I have ever seen in a gogo.
Most of the dancers were clad in white coyote outfits, but there were also some in white string bikinis who went topless on stage, two of them wearing pink lip-shaped pasties. Most of them were rather tall, too fat and silicone enhanced.
Very loud music and disturbing laser beams.
I got a drink spilt over my clothes, not sure if it was because of a clumsy movement by a waitress, a mamasan or the customers sat behind me.
BEWARE: I had to insist and wait to receive my change.
Bottled Heineken 150 baht, lady drinks 210 (!) baht, model drinks 250 (!!) baht
Several well known bars are back, albeit in new formats
3rd January 2017
The Charming Egg meets the Charming Crab
The Charming Crab is a long running beer bar at the 2nd Road end of Soi Diamond. It has now become Le Pub . Mister Egg, the well known bar manager previously at the original Electric Blue, Windmill, Sugarbaby and Secrets is in
The Player's Lounge has re-opened towards the south end of Soi Buakhao. I'm not exactly sure why, but it seems quite big news on the Pattaya forums.
Robin Hood Tavern
Shenanigan's started life as a pub/restaurant in the Marriott Hotel/Royal Garden Plaza on 2nd Road. It seemed the centre of society for those that read Pattaya's English language newspapers. The pub moved across the road to an upstairs location
at the Avenue Mall and gradually fizzled out. The pub is now re-opening as the Robin Hood Tavern.
Shark Club A-GoGo was a long running bar upstairs on Soi Diamond (also with an entrance on Soi 15).
In May 2016 the bar relocated across Soi 15 to the venue that was previously Spice Club, and more famously before, Beach Club. The old Shark venue was then taken over by Overmind. However Shark owners continued to use the name Spice Club.
But now, on the 1st January 2017, the owners restored the name to Shark Club.
Of course this does not affect the Pattaya GoGo count which remains at 83.
Amethyst on Soi LK Metro tries its hand as an Angelwitch style show bar. Eventually the owners decided it may be best to move to Walking Street and relocated there as Pheromone Club.
Amethyst on Soi LK Metro then re-opened, presumably under new management on 3rd November 2016. Apparently after a dispute about using the name, Amethyst, the bar closed for renaming and is now set to re-open as Gold on 5th January.