The bar had a troubled time throughout its year of existence and closed on 20th June, initially hoping that it could reopen 4 days later. The plans didn't pan out and the bar stayed closed, now with a for sale sign.
There are now 75 bars around Pattaya claiming to be GoGos.
On Soi Chaiyapoon (aka Chalerm Phrakiat 25 or Third Road Soi 25), more or less opposite the Thai karaoke Hot Man, The Den has opened.
I was told opening hours are 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. only.
I caught a glimpse of the interior, which was dominated by red plush. \I think that in the past it has been a karaoke where well-off bargirls could hire a Thai gigolo. Hot man appears to be the last remaining of those karaokes on Soi Chaiyapoon.
That being said, I wonder who in his right mind would want to open a (posh ?) venue on the worst stretch of the (literally) dirtiest street in Pattaya.
I went into The Den..had one drink..I asked a nice girl if it was a BJ bar? She looked puzzled and said ...no...only drinking...WTF...
5555 yes indeed: "...who in their right mind...in the dirtiest street..."
News and Pattaya GoGo Reviews: Palace and Pheromone
12th June 2017
Thanks to Dave
The Police were out in soi 15 again last night, they were booking street vendors for not having a license I assume. They were still serving customers while the police were there.
Thanks to Dick Farang
On internet I found a picture of the ladyboy mamasan at Dclub in front of some dancers in different shapes and sizes.
On Walking Street Ginza A-GoGo is closed and FOR SALE.
There are now just 76 GoGos in the Pattaya area.
Also on Walking Street the lights at Living Dolls 1 are still on, but the greeters have disappeared and the door is locked.
On Walking Street, at the previous location of Alcatraz A-GoGo, a new place has opened: Miami . On the façade I still saw " อัลคาทราซ
" ("Alcatraz" in Thai script).
It is a nightclub/disco this time round though, but seems to have a few house ladies in attendance.
On Soi LK Metro Gold Club (previously Amethyst Club and M*A*S*H A-GoGo) has reopened once more. I wonder how long it is going to last this time.
At Palace A-GoGo on Walking Street the Happy Tuesdays still subsist, with all consumer drinks at 90 baht.
The interior looks still as poor as during my first visit.
About ¾ of the dancers were double-topped and double-bottomed coyotes in white outfits and ¼ of them were clad in black string bikinis and going topless once on stage.
There was also a girl dressed in traditional Super Baby A-GoGo attire (transparent white skirt without pants) but not unshaven, who also opened her bra on stage. No full nudity.
Bottled Heineken still 140 baht on other days, lady drinks 150-200 baht.
Nothing has improved at Pheromone Club on Walking Street, but the price of bottled Heineken is 165 baht now, the most expensive on Walking Street, a dubious honour they share with Living Dolls Showcase (but still cheaper than What's Up
The midnight show was worthless.
No nudity any longer, but some ugly bolt-ons with pasties.
A lot of pressure to buy shots.
Nobody seemed to stay long.
To be honest I would not have entered if it had not started raining.
Pattaya Bar Reviews: Cafe Racer and Scooter's on Soi LK Metro
7th June 2017
Thanks to Malcolm
A few new and newish bars on LK Metro
Café Racer . In between i rovers and Kaos. Has a motorcycle theme inside. Very busy at 6-45pm. First Singha I got was frozen solid but changed without any problem. Happy hours 4pm to 7pm and midnight to 2am. Singha B50. Normal price is
only B60. A lot of good looking girls working. Music was a bit loud for me but then I was the oldest customer in.
Scooter's now has another bar on LK Metro next to Lady Love. Pretty much the same as the original on Soi Buakhao with a complete Vespa and other scooter parts around. Happy hour up to 7pm, Singha B50. B80 after or 2 for B120 About 8
attractive girls working. It was busy at 7-15pm. Music very loud. I am told there is another Scooter's on Soi 6. Website
60s To Now is what was the old White Room between Champagne and The Rock House. Didn't go in. Noticed it while I was sat in Scooter's.
Upstairs A-GoGo towards the south end of Walking Street has been dark since the beginning of June. Staff nearby suggested that the bar is now closed 'forever'.
There is an equally poor prognosis for Living Dolls One in a more central location off Walking Street. It also has gone permanently dark, at least until a new pair of hands takes over. The demise is well reported by
Stickboy Bangkok .
Club Nevada on Soi Post Office is still going strong but has now cut down its opening hours and now closes before midnight.
There are now 77 GoGo bars open and running in the Pattaya area.
In the small soi off Soi Buakhaow opposite the Sawasdee Siam building PinUp Club has opened at the previous location of Fairy Club and before that Baby Boom A-GoGo.
It is a single-unit shophouse, where the curtains are closed when there are customers inside.
The interior has remained unchanged since the short-lived Fairy Club. Where the stage used to be in the Baby Boom days, is now a concrete bar counter with bar stools. Deeper inside, left and right, are alcoves that can be curtained off.
At the rear is a big bedroom with a bed in the middle, but without a shower. I was told that upstairs are rooms with showers.
I saw four big girls in their twenties ranging from fat to extremely fat. The non-available cashier, apparently the farang owner's ex, looked better.
For the complete duration of my visit I was their only customer.
Le Katai. The sign is still on wall, unlit but it's now the Devonshire Hotel with bar/restaurant on the ground floor.
Jenny Bar . The sign is till there, unlit but it's just the entrance to Dolphin House.
What was Valentines , which used to be 4 units including Ned Kelly Bar , is now 2 double units. On the left is Ned Kelly Guest House and on the right the Travellers Rest both with bar/restaurants on the ground floor.
On the other side of the soi opposite Ned Kelly is a new bar Mamee . Small 1 unit, has Glass sliding doors with table tables outside and inside. Called in tonight. 4 average girls working one of which insisted on massaging my arm. She said
it had been open for 3 years so maybe it's just the sign that's new. Singha B70.
Next to Cheeky Girl is another new bar, Angie Bar & fast Food, opened 6 months ago. Nothing special, just another bar. Singha B75.
Next to Angies Bar, what used to be the U Turn Cafe is now Princess Kie . Opened 2 weeks ago. The oversize bar that was in the old bar has been cut back and a pool table installed. All the furniture is new. Still small though. Same sliding
glass door. 3 tables inside and 3 tables outside. A young Thai guy opened the door for me who I found out was the manager. Only one staff working called Sara. Singha B75.
Shanghai is open but not sure what as. Outside sign has happy hours from 10am to 8pm. Called in tonight, Tuesday at 7pm. Nothing going on inside and just me and a couple of other customers sat outside. One of the girls came over and joined me and
her English wasn't good. Asked her if it was still a gogo bar and she said 3 girls come on Thursday to dance. Happy (not too happy) hour Singha B75
Other bars still there and open: Bar De La Poste, Blue Heeler, Cheeky Girl, Le Private, Monkey Club, 1Red Bull bar , Retox, Today Bar.
On a sad note, I only found out last night, David, the American guy that used to have the Rest Stop on Soi Chayaphun has died. He was seriously ill in a Bangkok hospital last year when I was here. He was a lovely man.
On internet there is a rumour that Gold Club on Soi LK Metro (previously Amethyst Club and M*A*S*H A-GoGo) is for sale once more. Rent appears to be 160,000 baht per month. No other amounts or expenses were mentioned.
Upstairs from Soi 15 and Soi Diamond Overmind Club has closed once more, for more than a week already. pparently the triple-tier bench seating did not help. On internet I read that a policeman in uniform was sitting among the scarce
customers, not a good omen.
On the Dark Side the following bars have closed: Joy Joy Bar, Little Lion Bar, PP Bar, Rendezvous Bar.
At Passion Dance Club on Soi 6 I am all but an unknown face , nevertheless the old mamasan Nee told me their ST rooms are no longer available.
Also on Soi 6, at the previous location of Working Girl, a new bar is taking shape: Nature Club.
The Penthouse Hotel, Kitten Club (and Obsessions ) all in the same building on Soi Pattayaland 2 have been closed down since 7th April.
On the corner of Walking Street and Soi 16 (Soi Arab) a very noisy disco with a very original name has opened: Soi 16. I was told that bottled beers were only 75 baht (perhaps a temporary promotion), but I could not be arsed
to endure the noise.
On Walking Street Rock Street is still closed after the fire last March, but their neighbours SkyFall A-GoGo have reopened.
Also on Walking Street the building, where The Moon Club used to be, is being gutted.
On Soi 13/4 (Pattayaland 2), where Classroom A-GoGo and some adjoining bars used to be, a four-unit rock beer bar has opened, unsurprisingly named Classroom .
On Walking Street the Italian restaurant L' Italiano (opposite Alcatraz A-GoGo and, before that, at the current location of Infinity A-GoGo) has closed. The Russian clubs upstairs and the latter's aggressive touts in front will not
At Club Mistys on Soi 15 off Walking Street not much if anything has improved, but their barfining prices are skyrocketing.
At my latest visit the big majority of the dancers were double-topped and double-bottomed coyotes clad in white doing the Pattaya shuffle. There were also five or six dancers in black bikinis performing a lousy show unveiling their upper
By far most of the females were mediocre, but there were also some cute spinners. One of them was Ae from Buriram (number 44, 25 years, 147 centimetres, 35 kilogrammes, two children by two different fathers), not to be confused with the, also
tiny, waitress Ae (number 205). She appears to live in Siracha (35 kilometres from Pattaya) with her (probably lazy) parents and her children and returns home every night after work at 4 a.m. with the bahtbus on Pattayatai (10 baht) and a minibus
on Sukhumvit Road (40 baht). That is at least one gogo girl who does NOT hit the discos after work to earn an extra barfine-free penny (a popular myth on some internet fora).
I had been told that the funny and wild, string-showing waitress Wa (number 201) had come back, but I did not see her.
The useless hostesses seem to have disappeared.
The mamasans are still the same, boring Jaan and apathetic Ning, and they seem to conspire to keep all girls inside, which results in five to ten girls per punter. I did not see a manager, but the security man was still roaming the place and even
begging for lady drinks.
From time to time there was some (I guess heavily sponsored) toplessness on the bench seating.
After midnight the barfines were still 1,000 baht for coyotes and 2,000 baht for showgirls with them expecting at least 2,000 baht ST.
At Club Mistys girls who are barfined are usually applauded when they leave in plain clothes with their customer, but this time I did not hear or see applause.
Less than two years ago I still could barfine there at 600 + 1,000 baht ST, 600 + 2,000 baht LT or 1,800 baht in-house all-in.
In spite of good memories I am not going back in a hurry. On their still existing website, I found a picture of the good old days.
Bottled Heineken 150 baht now, lady drinks (very small glasses of cola on the rocks) 150 baht.