GOOD NEWS FOR A BOOZE CRUISE
Following the recent dry spell across Thailand, we are now green for go! Tonight marks the return of alcohol and more importantly the tourist areas can open their bars. Pattaya Police in particular, took harsh measures by immediately closing any go-go bar that attempted to open on Friday night. As one established Pattaya go-go bar owner said to me, “The Pattaya go-go bar owners will lose five nights takings this December.” This is a crushing blow to some bars in Pattaya that are quite clearly struggling. Not to mention all the poor farangs who have flown across the world to party in Thailand. Anyway, the bars right across Thailand will be open and serving alcohol from tonight (December 16th). All together now lads, “HOORAY!”
There is a catch to this though. Officially speaking, alcohol is NOT supposed to be served until 10:00pm tonight. Let us hope that the boys in brown will let the “booze cruise” kick off earlier at around 9:00pm.
REMINDER FOR DECEMBER 22nd AND DECEMBER 23rd
Sorry to say that next week on December 22nd and December 23rd, these are most likely to be “NO ALCOHOL” nights. December 23rd is the BIG ONE because this is the day of the Thai Elections. Thank the Lord when all this nonsense is over! As you know, millions of people from all corners of the globe fly to Thailand. Not surprisingly, all of us farangs are totally baffled, because we know we cannot vote. Furthermore, most of us would have no intentions to vote even if we could. Why should Westerners have to suffer the ban on alcohol? The Thai authorities really dropped a clanger this year.
BATTLE OF THE TITANS
Moving on to a much more exciting subject than politics; tonight there are two HUGE English Premier League football matches. It is the Battle Of The Titans! The mighty reds both face off in another epic encounter, as the English Premiership Champions Manchester United take on Liverpool at Anfield. Meanwhile in the capital there is a London derby match where Premier League leaders Arsenal host Chelsea. Both of these matches have the potential to be full of end-to-end electrifying action…
THAILAND TIME KICK OFF…
LIVERPOOL V MANCHESTER UNITED – 20:30
ARSENAL V CHELSEA – 22:30
WHERE DO I WATCH THE FOOTBALL IN BANGKOK?
Big Dogs (Nana Plaza), Londoner Brew Pub or The Office (Sukhumvit, Soi 33), Bully’s Pub (next to JW Marriott Hotel), Bull’s Head Pub (Sukhumvit, Soi 33/1), Shadow Sports Bar (Soi Cowboy), Chequers Bar, Hanrahan’s Irish Pub, or Finnegan’s Irish Pub (Soi Nana), Gulliver’s Travellers Tavern (Sukhumvit, Soi 5), or Woodstock Bar (44 Soi Thonglor 13).
Get ready for the Battle Of The Titans. HERE WE GO!