Between Soi Khao Noi and Soi Nern Plab Wahn, on the edge of two incorporated (rather neglected) villages, New Dao Bar/New Dao Café/New
Dao Resto has opened at the location where Dao Bar/Café closed over half a year ago.
The village on the Soi Khao Noi side has its entrance about 100 metres before Le Rouge when coming from Sukhumvit Road.
There is a 7ELEVEN minimarket on the corner.
The village on the Soi Nern Plab Wahn side has its entrance about 100 metres before the petrol station when coming from Sukhumvit Road.
The layout of the restaurant, swimming pool and bar has remained unchanged: the girlie bar can still be accessed via the restaurant or via the back alley.
On my visit I only saw freelancers around the forty-year mark, some of them fat. I did not see ladyboys this time.
I happened to be their only "real" customer as the other farang inside had come with his Thai wife for playing pool.
They still have ST rooms included in the 300 baht barfine.
I was told the current owner is a short fat Belgian.
They appear to sell several Belgian beers, including Tripel Karmeliet on draught at 150 baht for a small glass.
Be aware that Belgian special beers have an alcoholic content higher than that of the local produce.
I advise buying Belgian quality beers, such as Kwak, Tripel Karmeliet, Westmalle Tripel or Duvel, at Friendship Supermarket or BigC (from memory 170-180 baht per 33 cl. bottle) and sample them at home.
The New Dao guest house rents out rooms from 590 baht per night.
I did not try their restaurant, but the one at the old Dao was disgusting and too expensive, as about any "restaurant" on the Dark Side.
New Dao Bar opens from 1 p.m. till midnight.
Bottled Heineken 85 baht, lady drinks 119 baht.