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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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Big Night On Patpong This Friday

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

This Friday, March 31st should be a good night to hit Patpong as there is the 10 Year Anniversary Party of The Strip Bar, the 11 Year Anniversary Party of BarBar Fetish Club and it is Dan’s Birthday Bash at Electric Blue.

I have also been hearing good things about the Dragon’s Head next to Foodland. The small venue, formally G’s German Restaurant, is now a live music venue hosting some really good bands.  They recently started doing Chinese Food from the Golden Bowl, which is well known and has all the classic Western Style Chinese dishes.   Craft cocktails and special imported beers are on offer, with Singha Draft Beer at just 69฿ before 9:00 PM.  This is a great place for guys who want to relax and not get hassled for lady drinks.

BarBar Fetish Club, next to The Strip, will be putting on some special shows and there will be a free glass of bubbly for patrons.  Bangkok legends like Dean Barrett will probably be around, as this club is well know among the old hands.

Apparently new carpet has been fitted and one, or two of the girls there at the moment are hotter than mustard. Check out Mai… What a cracker!!!

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The Strip of course will be pumping it for their 10 Year Anniversary and my old mate and former co-owner Toby will  also be around.  There is a glass of bubbly on offer there for well wishers and it will be a chance to catch up with some old faces and Patpong regulars.

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Dan’s Birthday Bash at Electric Blue has its own Facebook event so well wishers can check in and let them know you are coming. They are offering 10฿ Tequila Shots, which is a real bargain in this day and age, and  they will likely be pushing the boat out, so there should be a good lineup of talent at all the venues this Friday.

If you see a bald bloke with a camera  having a good time… It’s probably me 🙂

SEXY BIKINI PARTY AT THE STRIP

Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

The Strip GoGo Bar located in Patpong Soi 2 are having a Sexy Bikini Party.

Check out the super sexy girls at The Strip on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

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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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Pic of the Week and DJ Kofty

Friday, October 9th, 2015

DJ Kofty has been on the decks since the 1970’s  and tonight puts in a rare appearance at the Black Pagoda.  The Black Pagoda is located on Patpong Soi 2  opposite Foodland.  The gig starts and 10pm and finishes at 3am and it should be good.  If you need a sexy girl on your lap while you marinade a few ice cubes, we suggest you go early.

Ok that’s the news for the day, now pic of the week, here are some beach bums hanging out at the Strip on Patpong 2.

If you are dying to see the fronts you better get down there…

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BEER PARTY AT THE STRIP GOGO BAR

Saturday, September 26th, 2015

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Tonight is the last night of the Beer Party at The Strip GoGo Bar.

The Strip GoGo Bar is located in Patpong Soi 2 (Silom End).

BUY 4 BEERS GET 5 OR BUY 5 BEERS GET 7 ALL NIGHT LONG

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SEXY BLACK CAT PARTY IN PATPONG

Thursday, September 17th, 2015

Where are the best bars in Patpong? Whenever you visit Patpong remember that almost all of the best places to visit are located in Patpong Soi 2. This is the narrow street adjacent to Patpong 1 which has the night market.

How do I get there? If you are coming in via the BTS Skytrain, then head for BTS Sala Daeng Station. From there go out of Exit 1 and walk a short distance until you see Boots on the corner of Patpong Soi 2. Alternatively, if you are not familiar with the Silom district, you can simply ask for Foodland on Patpong Soi 2.

Don’t miss the Sexy Black Cat Party in The Strip GoGo Bar. The party has a Beer Bucket Promotion – Buy 4 Beers Get 5 or Buy 5 Beers Get 7 All Night Long!

In addition, there are hot and purring pussy cats, great music, cool vibes and free snacks. The party runs until September 19th. Enjoy!

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PATPONG BEER BUCKET BONANZA

Friday, September 11th, 2015

There is a Beer Bucket Party at The Strip GoGo Bar in Patpong 2

Buy 4 Beers And Get 5 Beers or Buy 5 Beers And Get 7 Beers!

The Strip is located in Patpong Soi 2 (close to Silom Road).

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ANNIVERSARY PARTY AT THE STRIP

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

The Strip GoGo Bar celebrates its 8th Anniversary on August 19-22

Beer Bucket Specials – Buy 4 Beers Get 5 or Buy 5 Beers Get 7

There will be Free Tequila Shots at 10:00 PM and again at Midnight.

The Strip is located in Patpong Soi 2 Silom (BTS Sala Daeng Exit One)

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PATPONG SUMMER BEER PARTY

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015

The Strip GoGo Bar presents a Summer Beer Party in Patpong 2

There are sexy cowgirls and hot bikini babes for the Beer Party.

The Strip is located in Patpong Soi 2 (BTS Sala Daeng Exit One).

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SEXY NURSES AT THE STRIP GOGO BAR

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

The Strip GoGo Bar are hosting a Sexy Nurse Party on August 5th to 8th.

Get some tender loving care from a bunch of sexy nurses. Now that’s a plan!

The Strip is located in Patpong Soi 2 Silom (BTS Sala Daeng Exit One).

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CRESCENT MOON PARTY IN PATPONG

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

You may be aware that the Full Moon Party is approaching in Koh Phangan. You can start your training at The Strip GoGo Bar on July 29th through to August 1st.

The Strip is located in Patpong Soi 2 (BTS Sala Daeng Exit One).

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DO YOU WANT TO BE LOST IN PARADISE?

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

The latest party at The Strip is Lost in Paradise, which runs from July 22-25

There are many worse places to be lost than Thailand, so make the most of it.

Venture into the neon jungle of Patpong and head for The Strip GoGo Bar.

The Strip GoGo Bar is located in Patpong Soi 2 (BTS Sala Daeng Exit One).

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COLD BEERS & HOT BABES AT THE STRIP

Saturday, July 18th, 2015

If you want cold beers and hot babes, then look no further than The Strip.

The Strip GoGo Bar is a fun and friendly gogo bar located in Patpong Soi 2.

Take the BTS Skytrain to Sala Daeng go out Exit One and The Strip is nearby.

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Tonight is the last day of the Beer Bucket Extravaganza Promotion!

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NAUGHTY SCHOOLGIRLZ PARTY

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

Come on guys, we all love naughty schoolgirls, so to me this is a no brainer!

The Strip hosts its latest party starting tomorrow in Patpong Soi 2

The party runs from July 8th through to July 11th for 4 days of fun ‘n’ frolics!

There is the usual Beer Bucket Promo – Buy 4 Get 5 Beers, or Buy 5 Get 7 Beers.

The Strip Go Go Bar is located 30 yards off Silom Road (BTS Sala Daeng Exit One).

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