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Spending Money For Pattaya

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

How Much Is Enough?

Here’s the scenario… You are planning a trip to Pattaya City, but you don’t know how much spending money you will need.

Help is at hand, as the guys at Pattaya One News came up with the answer.

Some guys tell us that Pattaya is getting expensive, while others say it remains great bang-for-baht (pun intended). What is the truth?

Read what the Pattaya Pundits had to say – CLICK HERE 

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PHOTO COURTESY OF PATTAYA ONE NEWS 

A Tale Of Two Citys

Sunday, June 25th, 2017

Although I don’t like sounding negative, it has been yet another quiet month for many bar bosses around Bangkok and from what I have seen myself and heard from my “ravers” things haven’t been much better in Pattaya either. To add fuel to the fire, there is more heat on the gogo bars from the MIB (Men In Brown), this is especially the case down in Sin City.

Where did all the big spenders go? This seems to be a question many bar owners are asking themselves. Do we sing Simply Red’s “Money’s Too Tight To Mention” as an appropriate phrase?! The clot plot thickens, as a number of folks find themselves with less and less disposable income.

When I ran Angelwitch GoGo Bar several years ago, we regularly had customers running up chunky bills, without even batting a eyelid. These days it seems people are much more careful about spending their money and are also looking for better bang-for-baht. Which begs the question; are gogo bars still offering good value for money? The dreaded coyote curse (agency dancers) has upset many a sexpat, with a number of bars and especially, bar girls pricing themselves out of the market. In fact, as an example of this, the Stumble Inn Group have already steered themselves in the direction of the more profitable beer bars.

However, as a former bar manager, I have witnessed a considerable drop in the “spender gender” with the cash-constipated clan, trying to make you believe they are down to  their last dollar. I say this in defense of the bars. The times I have seen a major debate (as though it’s a life, or death decision), whether they should order a drink, or not. These frugal folks need to be reminded that these are bars and not museums. There are a number of time-wasters out there. Another point is you can’t blame the bars for everything, which includes certain piss poor foreign currencies that struggle against a strong Thai baht.

My mate Toby was at a Bangkok gogo bar the other night and it was very quiet. There was just a few girls doing the skytrain shuffle on stage, staring into oblivion. Toby had a couple of Johnnie Walker Black’s and bought one gogo girl a lady drink – the bill was already 1,000 baht. I would advise you to ask what the drink prices are before you get stung!

Besides Thailand, is this becoming a universal problem? Back in Britain, the pubs and clubs are closing at an alarming rate, because people just can’t afford to drink in pubs and clubs anymore. If they want to sink some amber nectar, they often buy cheap booze from Supermarkets and drink at home. All of the nightclubs in my home town are closed down and people are forced to travel miles to enjoy clubland.

Meanwhile, back in Bangkok! There’s another part of this vast, sprawling metropolis that is booming. Welcome to clubland! I mention this, because this week the mega popular Insanity Nightclub is moving to Sukhumvit, Soi 11, which has become clubbers central. This “Insanity Gravity” will only strengthen Soi 11 as the main club hub in this inimitable city.

I have not seen the inside of Insanity Nightclub yet (located next to the former Q Bar), but I do know a ton of money has been spent on making it state of the art. Before I forget, the Opening Night this Thursday, June 29th. 

It seems money is definitely rolling into the clubs and this seems to be a BIG shift from many moons ago, when clubs were very limited in Bangkok. I remember Thailand in the 1980’s with two of the most famous being Marine Disco in Pattaya and Angels Disco (Nana Hotel), which is now EQ Late Night Club. Things have really come a long way and this is indeed a very positive aspect of Bangkok’s nightlife.

The Castle Fetish Club in Pattaya opens a men only fetish club on July 1st. It is located next door and it is called Sodom.   When you go there just make sure you go through the right door, or you might be in for a bit of surprise. Sounds like a good prank for a stag night to me  🙂

Mercury GoGo Bar (Middle Floor Nana Plaza) is undergoing renovations. It turns a shade of pink on July 1st, as it reopens as Mercury Ladyboy Bar.

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FULL MOON THIS WEEK

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

It’s a full moon  today, so it’s supposed to  be a good time to party, have sex, visit a psychiatric ward, or turn into a Werewolf depending on which urban legend you believe in.  Of course, there is no scientific evidence to show the full moon has any effect on our behaviour, but we know the moon does affect the tides and with our bodies being 75% water I suppose it’s possible?

That’s funny, because I can definitely feel gravity pulling me towards a pint tonight!

If you believe that your sex life is energised by a full moon you might want to take your chances at the full moon party at Bangkok Beat tonight (Thursday). The party includes a very tempting 99 baht Sang Som Whisky, (something for the ladies – thoughtful) and prizes for those who turn up in the best fancy dress. Somehow don’t think I’ll be winning that one!

I have always liked the live music at Bangkok Beat and it might worth checking out… cheaper than going to Koh Phangan 🙂

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St. Patricks day promotions

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016

Should be a big night for lots of places tomorrow in celebration of St. Patricks Day, especially some of the Irish Pubs like the Dubliner and Mulligans.

I notice one bar is even offering a free beer to anyone who drops by.   The Strip on Patpong 2, which has recently been taken back over by its former American owner.

This  is good news because this used to be a great little bar with some crazy over the top girls.  The bar had flagged a little since the old owner left, so great to see he has returned.

Last week was a soft reopening party and the little place was back on old form, with the usual suspects up to their old antics (see attached pics)

Tomorrow they are offering a free beer to anyone who drops by Before 9pm .  They have some hot girls and it should be a good night.

We do see more and more aggressive promotions like these now going on in Bangkok. I always predicted that this would be the year of deep discounts and big promotions as customers get more and more savvy about where the best deals in town are.

All this is definitely good news for punters as getting loaded can now cost you a lot less than it used to if you know where to go.

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The Game Sports Bar Grand Opening

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

The Game Kicks Off This Friday! The Grand Opening of The Game Sports Bar is this coming Friday, June 8th. Sat snugly inside City Lodge Hotel, The Game is strategically located next to the BTS Station on the corner of Sukhumvit Soi 9. (more…)

Some Like It Hot

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

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Leaving On A Jet Plane! I recently returned to Bangkok from a brief trip to England and I am still in a spin! I had to make a whistle-stop visit to see my mother, who has been poorly. The journey to the UK coincided with a passport renewal and the whole trip (including travelling) took less than a week. I do not fly long distance very often and such a short trip really messes up the body clock. My head is still fuzzy and my body feels worn out, despite getting a few decent nights sleep upon returning to Bangkok. I guess I am just not used to flying long distance, but in  my defense it was an extremely short and sharp trip. (more…)

Big Mango Birthday Bash

Saturday, January 28th, 2012

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Tonight (28/01/2012) Daywalker will celebrate his Birthday Bash at the Big Mango Bar in Bangkok. If you are not aware, the Big Mango is located inside the sub soi off Soi Nana (opposite the Rajah Hotel Complex). It is situated down a tiny lane in-between Jools Bar and The Tavern. The Booze ‘N’ Babes party night will have some go-go girls in attendance. Now we’re talking! (more…)

Join My Email List

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

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Finally, I have reactivated my email service. At the top of the Home Page in the right-hand corner, you will see the My Email List button. Simply click on it and enter your email address into the box.

You may need to update your email to a new one, or replace your work email, with a more suitable personal email address. Please take a moment of your time to join my email list, as I will publish more updates throughout 2012.

Thanks for joining my email list. Cheers!

New Year’s Eve In Bangkok

Saturday, December 31st, 2011

Yet another year has raced by and New Year’s Eve is upon us. It leaves me wondering why the months fly by, as though we are in a time warp… Woosh!

It has been a year of mixed fortunes for me, you could call it the good, the bad, and the ugly! But, for the best part it has been good, especially towards the end of this year. My mate and popular Bangkok columnist Stickman said, ‘I really think 2012 is going to be your year Dave.’ Now that’s a nice thought and I hope Stickman is right. Hope you have a great year too Stick! (more…)

Dusk Till Dawn – 18/10/2011

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

Halloween & High Season – Trick Or Treat?

As Halloween approaches, I find myself asking the inevitable question, where did the year go? Yet again the months have flown by amid the wacky world of the Go-Go Guru. Here in Thailand, we are hopefully on the doorstep of the high season. (more…)

Soi Cowboy

Saturday, October 15th, 2011

Thailand holds its breath to see when and where the flooding will hit next, as masses of flood water pours into Bangkok. As I have reported before, we have been assured by Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, that Bangkok’s city centre will not flood. However, as a precautionary measure sandbags were being put out today along Sukhumvit Road and other areas. (more…)

Something Sexy For The Weekend Part 5

Sunday, October 9th, 2011
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Double Trouble - Better stock up on booze 'n' babes!

Another selection of Hot Thai Girls in something sexy for the weekend part 5. Please also not that the Gallery Page has had a massive update with over 100 new hot pics added.    The flooding in Thailand has now become global news with stories on CNN and the BBC.  Over 200 people have been killed and the situation is very bad in some of the provinces, especially Ayutthaya.  The big question on everyone’s mind is will Bangkok flood?   If you were out on Soi Cowboy or Nana Plaza last night you would not think so, most of the bars were busy and Soi Cowboy looked somewhat like the Mardi Gras!

The situation in Bangkok is supposed to reach its most serious between Oct 16 and 18 when the northern water-flow, combined with the high tide and projected heavy rainfall could cause severe flooding in the city.  The areas most at risk will be on the Eastern part of the river; Min Buri, Nong Chok, Lat Krabang and Klong Sam Wa districts.  I remember when Sukhumvit Road flooded  20 odd years ago, it was crazy with abandoned cars and sandbags outside all the shop fronts. So will we see a repeat of  that?  The experts think it will NOT affect central Bangkok, but it might be worth stocking up on booze ‘n’ babes just in case!

Sweet Sixteen – 16 Sexy Thai Babe Photos

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Jimmy ‘Whirlwind’ White Exhibition Night

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

This is a reminder about the Snooker Legends Exhibition Night featuring Jimmy ‘Whirlwind’ White and Tony Knowles this Saturday, September 17th. Tickets are still available and it promises to be an action-packed night of exhibition pool matches. The promoters are hoping to see at least one game of snooker and numerous games of pool, which will include trickshots.

This special Exhibition Night is hosted by The Ball In Hand Pool Club in the Rajah Hotel Car Park on Soi Nana, Bangkok.

Something Sexy For The Weekend Part 4

Sunday, September 11th, 2011

something_sexy12Back by popular demand another edition of Something Sexy For The Weekend.  Not to be confused with ‘dirty weekend’ which we know is what some guys will have in mind, when they view the photos of these very HOT Thai girls.  The after hours action in Bangkok has been curbed lately by the early closing times and the annual monsoon which gave us another pounding on Friday.  Nana Plaza and Soi Cowboy seem to be weathering the storm and the popular beer bars and go-go bars have remained crowded.  I urge you to check out DC10 situated on the middle level in Nana Plaza as that is now under new management.  Also, for the die hard guys on a booze cruise it is worth noting that alcohol is still being served by the street vendors on Sukhumvit between Soi 3 and Soi 19. The pavement pubs are getting a boost from the enforced early closing.

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After Hours Clubs Bangkok Update Aug 2011

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

Recently I discovered that the long established and well known Spicy Club on Ron Muang soi 5 (most taxis know it), near MBK Shopping Mall  has had a face lift. I am told Spicy looks a lot better now it is spiced up! (more…)

DTR BANNER - After Hours Clubs Bangkok Update Aug 2011

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