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Sukhumvit Soi Nana Bangkok

Thursday, December 5th, 2019

Soi Nana & Nana Plaza Bangkok


Yet another surreal sundown in the Big Mango sets the scene for a night of fun and frolics. As the evening unfolds who can predict what will happen?

Hot Shot – Both photos below were taken in December 2019

Photo Mojo - Photo Credit Via @gavthegaffer ©



Daves Raves — My publishing schedule is Sundays, Tuesdays & Thursdays. 

Dave The Rave is a unique Thailand Nightlife Guru with vast professional experience in Bangkok nightlife since 1999. Dave is still closely connected to Thailand’s nightlife and his blog remains popular worldwide. 


Billboard GoGo Bar Anniversary Party

Thursday, September 5th, 2019


The American co-owners of Billboard Go-Go Bar are celebrating their 4th Anniversary at the helm.

This BIG pleasure palace is considered by many to have the hottest lineup of gogo girls in Bangkok. 

Make sure you read all the details on the cool poster below because this promises to be a great party night.

Billboard Go-Go Bar is located on the Top Floor of Nana Plaza

Daves Raves – Definitely one for your little black book!


Big Birthday Bash!

Thursday, August 29th, 2019

Stumble Inn Pub

Sukhumvit Soi 4 Bangkok

Calling all party animals! Patty the Thai manager of Stumble Inn Pub celebrates her birthday on August 31st.

This promises to be a great party, with Free Shots, Prize Giveaways, Live Music, plus Tiger and Chang Pints for just 100 baht all night long. Enjoy! 


UEFA European Cup Final

Saturday, June 1st, 2019


Tonight it’s the UEFA Champions League Final between Liverpool and Spurs. Here in Thailand, it means that kick off is at 02:00 am but a few sports pubs are showing the whole game.

Will Liverpool win the UEFA European Cup for the sixth time or will Tottenham Hotspur win it for the first time? Well, I am sure it will be an exciting cup final, with the European Cup guaranteed to return to England. 

Here in Bangkok, you can watch the big game LIVE at The Australian Pub (Sukhumvit Soi 11), The Kiwi Pub (Sukhumvit Soi 8), The Craic Bar (Sukhumvit Soi 22) or Shenanigan’s Irish Pub (Patpong). Also, you can watch it at Chequers Pub (Soi Nana) but be there before the match starts!

Daves Raves! Check out the cool posters below…



The Australian Pub Bangkok

Monday, May 27th, 2019

Daily Drinks Deal


This week I feature a Daily Drinks Deal for the San Mig Light fans. Downtown on Sukhumvit Soi 11 you will find The Aussie Pub which has introduced a new beer promotion. 

The promo runs from 16:00 to 20:00 hours every day at one of Bangkok’s most popular pubs. Bottles of San Mig Light will cost you just 99 baht, which is not bad by prices nowadays. 

In addition, every Tuesday night is Ladies Night, with Lee “Human Jukebox” Shamrock providing the entertainment LIVE from 21:00 hours. Enjoy! :) 



Live Music At Brew Bar Bangkok

Tuesday, March 19th, 2019


Talented acoustic guitarist and singer Simon Price is performing LIVE at Brew Bar this Thursday, March 21st from 8:30 pm. 

Brew Bar serves an extensive range of beers and cider. 

Daves Raves! Brew Bar is located on Sukhumvit Soi 11 Bangkok



Enjoy Saint Patrick’s Day!

Saturday, March 16th, 2019

Saint Patrick’s Day Parties

(Sunday, March 17, 2019)


Scruffy Murphy’s Free Barbecue

Thursday, December 6th, 2018

Every Thursday, Scruffy Murphy’s Irish Pub has a Free Barbecue.

All you have to do is buy a drink and you can enjoy the complimentary pub grub. The BBQ starts at 7:00 pm so go early to enjoy a free feed.  

Scruffy Murphy’s Irish Pub is located opposite Soi Cowboy on Sukhumvit Soi 23 in downtown Bangkok.

We love the smell and sound of a sizzling grill!


Stumble Saloon Western Wednesday

Wednesday, December 5th, 2018

Howdie Cowboys! It’s Western Wednesday located downtown at Stumble Saloon on Sukhumvit Soi Nana. 

There’s 20% discount off Selected American Food & Drink Items. You can save a whopping 30% with a Bangkok Funcard. Yeeha! 

Dolly Of The Day

Friday, November 16th, 2018

Miss ‘Z’ @ Wood Bar

Sukhumvit Soi 7/1 Bangkok

Hillary 1 Bar V Hillary 2 Bar

Friday, November 16th, 2018

Which Hillary Bar Is The Best?

Sukhumvit Soi 4 Bangkok



Join The Late Night Club!

Sunday, November 4th, 2018

Here is a novel idea! I came across a pub promotion that is rather different. So often, we see ‘Happy Hour’ but the times are way too early for most guys, who are heading out for a night on the town.

Naturally, the bars are trying to attract an early crowd, so they implement a Happy Hour. Whether it is to build up afternoon trade or early evenings, most drinkers do not hit the pubs and clubs, until later in the evening.  

However, the smart guys at Scruffy Murphy’s have introduced a Late Night Happy Hour. This will lure the guys to stay longer in the pub before they hit the go-go bars in Soi Cowboy.

This Late Night Drinks Deal is something that is quite rare in Bangkok. Take note that it runs from Sundays to Thursdays from 10:00 pm till 1:00 am. 

Scruffy Murphy’s is located opposite Soi Cowboy on Sukhumvit Soi 23

The Happy Hours drinks and prices are listed below. Cheers! 


The Pickled Liver Pub Battles On

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018


Despite rumours flying around The Pickled Liver remain open until further notice. It has not been sold to Muslims, who want to turn it into a mini-mosque! Although it is listed for sale there have been no buyers so far.  

If you are serious about buying a bar in Bangkok, then either pop in and have a chat with Nick, or send me your details and I will pass them to Nick.

Email Me Here – 

This coming Friday, Lee Shamrock, aka The Human Jukebox is performing live at The Pickled Liver British Pub.

For the uninitiated, The Pickled Liver Pub is located on Sukhumvit Soi 7/1 at the far end, as you enter from Sukhumvit Road.

Lee Shamrock will perform his vast repertoire of songs and stand-up comedy routine from 9:00 pm, until at least midnight. Lee jokes, “It’s not against the rules to buy me a drink!” 

For something completely different to the norm, pop along to The Pickled Liver Pub this coming Friday. 

Hillary 2 Bar Live Music

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018



Recently, an old mate of mine was in town and we fancied a nightcap on Soi Nana. We went to Hillary 2 Bar, which features some entertaining local bands. The place was buzzing the moment we walked through the door. 

If it is getting late and you still want to carry on parting, Hillary 2 Bar is an ideal choice. It makes a pleasant change to enjoy a Thai owned bar, with live music that suits both Thai and Western tastes. Down at Hillary 2 Bar it’s certainly got a cosmopolitan flavour.  

I know the security staff at Hillary 2 Bar, so I was allowed to take some photos of the band in action. What I like about the live bands here is they interact with the audience. This makes the crowd feel part of the entertainment. Why don’t more live bands do this?  

It’s a great place to have a nightcap and soak up the lively atmosphere. You are encouraged to party, dance, sing, drink and enjoy! 


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Scruffy Murphy’s Monday Madness!

Monday, October 15th, 2018



Are you ready for some Monday Madness? Well, here you go then. Down in Sukhumvit Soi 23 at Scruffy Murphy’s Irish Pub, you can enjoy a couple of great promotions. 

Every Monday night Golden Fried Chicken Wings are Half Price All Night Long at good ole Scruffy Murphy’s. They are also smothered in that delicious and tangy Buffalo Sauce.



For the boozers, the Late Night Happy Hours run through the week from Sunday until Thursday. Not many bars have Happy Hours from 10:00 pm till 01:00 am.   Below is the list of Happy Hour drinks and prices. Cheers! 


Dave Rave Sunday Roast (14/10/18)

Sunday, October 14th, 2018


Sukhumvit Soi Nana Review



I was thinking it’s about time I compiled a review of Soi Nana. After all, this Bangkok nightlife area is the one that I know best. I have been a resident of Sukhumvit Soi 4 for 20 years now. How time flies! 

Situated amid the heart of lower Sukhumvit, many of you need no introduction to Sukhumvit Soi 4. Located just a stretch further up Sukhumvit Road from Soi Nana is the neon jungle of Soi Cowboy. Now, while remaining popular, Soi Cowboy is the considerably smaller of the two streets. Soi Cowboy comprises mostly of smaller bars (with a few exceptions), situated on a short and narrow stretch of street.

Although Sukhumvit Soi 23 is located at one end of Soi Cowboy, it has far fewer bars, hotels and restaurants than Sukhumvit Soi 4 does. Sukhumvit Soi 23 is renowned more for its massage shops, especially the deeper down the road you explore.

I sometimes refer to Soi Cowboy as ‘Little Las Vegas’ and in terms of total size, it is little brother compared to its big brother that resides down the road.

Soi Nana is a much larger concentration of beer bars, pubs, restaurants, hotels, shops and of course, it is home to the almighty Nana Entertainment Plaza. Being labelled the ‘Largest Adult Playground In The World’ pretty much sums it up in one sentence!

Nana Plaza is a three-storey atrium that is home to some of the biggest and most popular go-go bars in Thailand. It is simply the Big Daddy out of all the Bangkok go-go bar areas.

If you look at Bunnies, Billboard, Butterflies, Twister and Nana Plaza Beer Garden, these BIG bars are anywhere from at least two to six times bigger than most bars in Patpong and Soi Cowboy. Now, this is not to say that biggest is best, but it is impressive nonetheless.

Located directly on Soi Nana, the longer established bars such as Morning Night, Stumble Inn, Bar 4, Chequers Pub, Hanrahan’s Pub, Bus Stop, and the Hillary Bars, continue to attract the crowds. However, bar trade has been rather inconsistent this low season. This explains the quiet nights but the drop in bar trade is nationwide.

Even the international chain of themed bars Hooters opened a branch on Soi Nana, which was previously part of the Nana Hotel. There were rumours floating around that this particular branch of Hooters was going to close down. However, despite this statement Hooters doors continue to open nightly.

As soon as you enter Soi Nana, you can hear classic rock music coming from Morning Night, Stumble Inn and the Hillary Group Bars.

One of the more recent additions to the Hillary Group is Angels 4 Bar. Angels were recently renovated with an extension into the bar next to it that closed down. It is located next to Bus Stop inside the Rajah Broadway Complex.

Rajah Broadway recently opened a couple of new venues, including a coffee shop and the rather eccentric Celebrity Tattoo Shop. The main showcase venue inside Rajah Broadway is the impressive Hillary 1 Bar that serves freshly cooked pizzas. A number of people say the new Hillary 1 resembles a modern New York style bar. It comprises of a beautiful interior design.  

Adding some nostalgia, the Heidelberg Pub across the street still opens its doors daily, even after all these years. The Heidelberg is the oldest established bar on Soi Nana. As it has a restaurant license, the Heidelberg is open very late into the early hours of the morning. Useful, if you are seeking a late nightcap. 

Just along from the Heidelberg Pub, some of the resident expats gather at The Tavern for their American style Cheeseburgers, Chili Cheese Dogs and a social drink. It’s great to see Scott’s legacy continuing because initially, there was fear The Tavern would have to close. 

Just up from The Tavern is a little hole-in-the-wall called Red Zone. Although it has an attractive and modern design, I never see more than a scattering of customers inside. Many people probably do not know it exists and therefore, Red Zone needs to put itself onto the map.    

Similar to Soi Cowboy, there are the street stalls or roadside restaurants, which add extra character and atmosphere. The slight inconvenience that Soi Nana has is it can be a very busy road at times. You need to be alert late at night, with Thai road safety being notoriously bad. With that said, you can always weave your way through, when the traffic is at a standstill.  

There is a lot to see and do before you even enter Nana Plaza, which makes Soi Nana so appealing to visitors. If you are tired of the go-go bar scene, then there are numerous other options. This is what I love about Bangkok, it has endless options. 

Sukhumvit Soi 4 has a long stretch of establishments, leading beyond the Rajah Broadway Complex, and continuing just past the Soi 4/Soi 6 Junction. Here, at this junction area, you will find the Swan Bars and the Country Road Bar. Towards the top end of Soi Nana, the bars and shops fade out and then Soi Nana resembles a normal Thai street. 

Some streets in Bangkok have succumbed to consisting of nothing more than a string of 7 Eleven stores, Indian Tailor shops, condominiums and hotels. This really is becoming extremely boring and does nothing for Bangkok’s image or popularity.  

Regarding Soi Nana, as a whole, it fortunately retains a good quantity of bars and restaurants for us to enjoy. Let’s all hope that Soi Nana’s legendary legacy continues to thrive. 

Watch This Video Below! Guide To Sukhumvit Soi 4 

Sukhumvit Soi 4 guide – Bangkok streets

This video will guide you through Sukhumvit Soi 4 in Bangkok. It will show you the main points of interest in this street adjoining the very long Sukhumvit main road in the heart of Bangkok, Thailand.

The New Country Road Bar

Saturday, October 13th, 2018



Downtown in Soi Cowboy, the long-established, rustic and iconic Country Road Bar, received a well overdue facelift, following a fire that occurred several months ago. Sometimes, it takes such a dramatic act, such as a fire in order to force the bar bosses to renovate and refurbish their venue.

For a long time, I avoided the Country Road Bar, unless I was dragged in by my mates. The very old Country Road was full of old folks, most of the women were way past their sell-by dates, the bands were old, jaded and lacking talent, plus the whole place was generally very rundown.

The times we suffered the live music bands – using the term ‘music’ extremely loosely! Whilst the guitarists were dropping occasional bum notes, the lead singer endeavoured to actually hit a note!

They absolutely annihilated some great rock songs, plus there was way too much redneck country music for my liking.   

However, following the renovation, I have to say they have done a fantastic job. When you reflect back on the state of the poor old Country Road, the interior is barely recognisable now. Finally, Country Road Bar joins the rest of Soi Cowboy, by jumping into the Millenium. 

The resident band featured in the photos was playing to a large crowd on the night I visited to snap some shots. The atmosphere was great and everybody was having a good time.

I am pleased to see that Country Road has now established itself, as one of Bangkok’s most popular live music entertainment venues.


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Art Space Girls Night

Friday, October 12th, 2018

Art Space Sathorn Soi 11 Bangkok



If you want to get arty ‘n’ sexy then head to Art SpaceEvery Friday is Girls Night and for the ladies only, it’s Buy One Get One Free. This special promo starts at 5:00 pm and runs until late. 



You never know who you will meet at Art Space, it might be your lucky night. Also, a great venue to take your wife or girlfriend for a romantic wine ‘n’ dine experience. As we know where the girls go the men follow! 



Daves Raves – Art Space is located down Sathorn Soi 11 on the right-hand side towards the end of the road. Enjoy! 


Western Wednesday

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018

Stumble Inn Bar

Howdy Cowboy! Ride on down to Stumble Saloon for Western Wednesday.

Today you get 20% Off Selected Food & Drink Items. You can still use your Bangkok Funcard to receive a whopping 30% Discount.

Super Saver USA F&B Items include – Budweiser, Jim Beam, Jack Daniels, Southern Comfort, Burgers, Chicken Wings, Nachos and more. Yeeha!

Big Dogs Retro Re-Opening Party!

Friday, September 28th, 2018

Big Dogs Bar located in Nana Plaza are throwing a party tonight.  

It’s a Retro Re-opening Party, featuring tunes from the fabulous funk and dazzling disco era of the 1970s.  

Daves Raves – Come along tonight and get down to the funky beat!