Chonburi Governor, Phakarathorn Tienchai on Monday issued an order which places restrictions on bars, pubs, clubs and other venues deemed to be high risk.
The order was issued after Chonburi health officials reported 22 new COVID-19 cases on Monday,
all of which are understood to be linked to the outbreak at an illegal gambling in nearby Rayong.
The Chonburi order states from now until 4 Jan, bars and pubs can remain open until midnight, but they can only serve food and drink and no dancing
is permitted. Alcohol is not banned.
At all venues, strict screening measures must be in place, which includes registration on the Thai Chana app, hand sanitizer stations, temperature checks and social distancing.
For venues such as go-go
bars, where dancing is a primary offering, owners are advised to adapt to the new rules or close temporarily. Some nightclubs and go-go bars in Pattaya have already announced plans to close.
Just before this announcement Ishi noted that Panda
A-GoGo on Walking Street had closed. Perhaps Panda heard the news before anyone else.
Dive Bar opened on Soi Chaiyapoon on 21st December 2020. It is located towards the 3rd Road end between The Den and Assienda.
The bar introduced itself:
We aim to be a fun bar, with great girls, comfortable seating,
air con, sports on TV , free pool and very fair booze prices, beers from 60 bt, we also have a nice outside viewing gallery. Indoors half the bar is non smoking.
11010 A-GoGo is enigmatically named and promotional material challenges readers to guess the significance of the name. There is a hint that the bar is targeting Chinese visitors so perhaps that may
be relevant to the name.
Pattaya's beer complexes are generally in a sorry state and have been particularly hard hit by Thailand's closed borders. So it is good to report rare good news of a re-opening. Workers are currently reworking The Pier Complex at the entrance to Walking
Street from Beach Road.
On a less positive note Climax Bar is re-closing at the corner of Soi LK Metro and Soi Buakhao.
A new bar is opening on Soi LK Metro called Exotic LK . Its sign and banners state that it will be entertaining with dancing girls but it is not sure whether these are the coyote variety or the GoGo variety.
Kink re-opened after the
coronavirus lockdown maybe in August. The bar now closes on Monday and Tuesdays, and opens at 9pm Wednesday through Sunday.
Serenity A-GoGo on Soi Buakhao opened after the end of the coronavirus lockdown in July 2020 but closed again on 8th September 2020. The GoGo has now re-opened under new management on 1st November 2020.
Dolls LK Metro re-opened after the
end of the coronavirus lockdown on 2nd November 2020. However the dancers and staff are shared between Dolls LK and Dolls Walking Street.
Dolls operates on LK Metro from Sunday to Thursday and on Walking Street on Friday and Saturda.
There is a new barfine structure at Dolls LK. The bar fine
is 800 (equivalent to five lady drinks at 160B each) for ST and 1120 (equivalent to seven lady drinks) for LT. Each lady drink you buy reduces the amount for the take away fee.
The long running and popular Heaven Above A-GoGo closed a few months ago on Soi Diamond. Now the GoGo's connections have created a new venue bearing the same name on Soi Boomerang off Soi Buakhao (by Pattaya City Hospital).
Heaven Above now
describes itself as a gentlemen's club, but Soi Boomerang is a new entertainment area that features bars that blur the line between gentlemen's clubs and GoGos. So it seems likely that Heaven Above will go with the GoGo trending flow.
Post lockdown opening doesn't seem to have worked out for Glass House A-GoGo and it re-closed on 27th September 2020.
There's been further reshuffling in the French Connection GoGos on Walking Street with Lighthouse A-GoGo re-opening on
2nd October. Bliss A-GoGo has ended it's partial weekend opening and is currently closed every day.
And in an update to previous news, it is Panda Club that is open on Walking Street, (the venue that was once better known as Tony's
Disco). Panda A-GoGo has yet to re-open after the coronavirus lockdown.