Posts Tagged ‘Bangkok gogo bars’

Patpong Opens But More Venues Close

Sunday, December 12th, 2021
Bada Bing Patpong

Bada Bing Patpong During Far Happier Times

Having been able to obtain their SHA approvals, some of Patpong’s nightlife venues have reopened  this week.

These include the Legendary Bada Bing (once voted one of the top 5 Gogo Bars in Bangkok), The Black Pagoda and XXX Lounge (formerly Club Electric Blue), which has been open for a couple of weeks now. Also, open are BarBar Fetish Club, Patpong Museum and the King’s Corner Bar.

 

 

 

 

black pagoda

The New Normal.

Although these bars have got their SHA approvals and been able to open, the new normal is very different from the pre-covid days.  The lights are on, the music is very soft, there is no dancing permitted, the stages are empty or curtained off. So sadly, it’s a bit like being in a GoGo bar at closing time.

With beers prices at a lot of venues still high, around 180 baht in some places; is this a tempting prospect? I leave you to draw your own conclusions. 😉

Goodbye To Old Friends…

On a slightly sadder note, some well know and well-loved Patpong venues have closed permanently. These include the Madrid Bar on Patpong 1 and Le Bouchon French Restaurant on Patpong 2.

madrid bar patpong

Madrid Bars Interior – Been Going Since 1969

The legendary, nostalgic Madrid Bar dates back to 1969, when it catered mostly to US soldiers fighting in the Vietnam War and later gaining a reputation for hosting pilots from the CIA’s Air America and even, as a place where covert operations were planned. Oh yes, it’s all incredibly true! 

Bangkok living legend and acclaimed author Dean Barrett, recalls drinking with Tony Poe at the Madrid Bar. Tony Poe was a CIA officer famed to be who the character of Colonel Kurtz was based on in the movie Apocalypse Now.

Such a shame to see all that rich history disappear. 
Le Bouchon was a similar legend having been on Patpong 2 for over 25 years, seving excellent French cuisine. 

Le Bouchon Patpong

Le Bouchon With Its Legendary Owner Serg

Serge the owner posted this message on his Facebook page…

“Dear Customers, Friends and Associates,

Today, and with great sadness, I have to inform you that, due to the current adverse circumstances, your favorite restaurant Le Bouchon in Patpong, will remain closed. I wish to take this opportunity, together with my entire staff, to thank you from the bottom of my heart for your kind patronage and unwavering support over the past twenty-five years. I have enjoyed and appreciated every minute of it. On a more positive note, be assured that I am actively in search of a new location and I will not fail to communicate with you in due time. We shall meet again in the near future. In the meantime, stay healthy.” Serge

The list of venues that have closed permanently on Patpong is growing with Superstar, the oldest go-go bar in Thailand and Kiss Go-Go Bar added to the list.

More updates soon, cheers! 

 

Bevy Of Butterflies Babes!

Friday, September 25th, 2020

Butterflies Nana Plaza Bangkok

 

Battle Of The Butterflies Babes!

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020

Dollys Of  The Day

Butterflies Bar, Nana Plaza, Bangkok

 

Spankys Go-Go Bar Special Party Night

Friday, August 14th, 2020

During these tough times of the Covid-19 Virus Crisis, it is great to see Bangkok nightspots such as Spanky’s Go-Go Bar being proactive. 

Tomorrow night Spanky’s Bar features special guest DJ KRISZD to spin the trendy tunes, plus stage shows, go-go dancers in mono bikinis and Drinks Deals. 

Daves Raves! For those of you living in a cave in a remote land, Spanky’s Bar is located on the Middle Floor in Nana Plaza in downtown Bangkok. 

 

Lollipop GoGo Bar Birthday Bash

Tuesday, February 25th, 2020

 

Lollipop GoGo Bar is celebrating its 20th Anniversary, with a Birthday Bash this Friday, February 28th and Saturday, February 29th.

Situated towards the entrance of Nana Plaza, this long-established Ground Floor gogo bar will feature approximately 50 dancing dolls.

Toast Lollipop Agogo turning 20 years old, with Fireball Cinnamon Whisky Shots, which significantly cost 20 baht each all night. 

 

 

In addition, with every drink purchase, customers will automatically be entered into lucky draws, throughout the night for prizes.

Calling all party animals! Join the pre-party in the Lollipop Beer Bar from 4:00 PM, with a Beer Buffet costing just 499 baht. The All You Can Drink special features Hanoi Beer, Chang Beer and Singha Beer.  

Daves Raves – Not to leave out you liquor lovers! Daily Drinks Deals 4-8 PM for just 80 baht each. It’s a boozer’s wet dream! 

 

 


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. 

Publishing Schedule — Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays. 

My Email — davetheravebangkok@gmail.com


 

 

New Year’s Eve Party Time!

Tuesday, December 31st, 2019

Celebrate NYE In Style @ Nana Plaza

 

Here are a couple of suggestions for you to see in 2020 with a big bang! 

Both Billboard Go-Go Bar and Butterflies Go-Go Bar offer Champagne by the glass for just 99 baht or per bottle for 2,000 baht. So, now you can celebrate New Year’s Eve in style. The generous guys at these popular pleasure palaces are also offering you a Free Pizza Buffet. Enjoy! 

Spanky’s Show & GoGo Bar will be a ‘ton of fun’ with Sexotic Stage Shows and a whole lot of spanking going on!

Daves Raves – See you on the other side in 2020 

 

 

 

 


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. 


 

Dollhouse Bangkok Photo Gallery 2

Sunday, December 29th, 2019

Dollhouse Soi Cowboy Bangkok

Christmas Photo Gallery #2

 

 


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. 


 

Dollhouse Bangkok Photo Gallery 1

Thursday, December 26th, 2019

Dollhouse Soi Cowboy Bangkok

Christmas Photo Gallery 2019

 

 


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. 


 

Darwinism For Dummies

Thursday, December 19th, 2019

Darwinism For Dummies

 

The gogo bar business in Bangkok and Pattaya is certainly not rocket science, but the poor performing pleasure palaces might make you believe otherwise. Without sounding too simplistic in my analysis, the strong remain strong and the weak remain weak. To be blatantly blunt, this is Darwinism for dummies!

You cannot just say the gogo bars are DEAD because some venues remain very popular. Certain factors will determine the survival of Thailand’s pleasure palaces. Recently, I have been reflecting upon the situation in the gogo bars…

Amid the animal kingdom, it is survival of the fittest, as Charles Darwin so aptly outlined in his theory of evolution. In the modern world of the neon jungle, the same theory applies. If you are not strong, healthy and equipped with the spirit of a warrior, you will be eaten alive in the neon jungle.  

The gogo bar industry has become considerably more mercenary nowadays and to a large degree, it is a dog-eat-dog environment. Part of the mercenary attitudes of the bargirls is due to fighting for survival, but in other cases, it boils down to pure greed.

However, for various reasons the gogo bar business faces an uphill battle. Higher running costs lead to higher prices, pressure leads to mercenary attitudes, which then leads to less profit. This ‘business chemistry’ causes a chain reaction and we are certainly seeing more empty seats in numerous gogo bars these days. The golden era of gogo bars is long gone but a few pleasure palaces still do a roaring trade.

 

 

The two most popular gogo bars in Pattaya are Sapphire Club and Pin-Up GoGo Bar. These two are the elite gogo bars of Pattaya and definitely in a different league to most of their competitors. One major factor I have noticed is a big drop in attractive gogo dancers, especially those in their birthday suits. It is just too easy to meet Fat Pat or Plain Jane!  

Modern technology has played a major part in making recruitment very challenging because so many attractive Thai women are available online. Hot Thai girls are available on various platforms such as escort agencies, dating websites and social media. Thailand has among the most Facebook profiles (per population) in the world. 

Daves Raves – When I ran gogo bars in Nana Plaza Bangkok, I always stood by ‘quality’ rather than ‘quantity’ and that would be my advice to gogo bar bosses. Just like Zen Minimalism less is indeed more!

Super SaverPandoras GoGo Bar located in Soi LK Metro has a great bang-for-baht Happy Hour. Bottled Beers are just 55 baht from 7:30 pm until 9:00 pm. The selection consists of nicely chilled bottles of Chang, Leo, Singha and Tiger. Thailand is not expensive if you know where to go. Do not listen to the killjoys, listen to the GoGo Guru! 

 

 

Happy Holidays! Best Wishes for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Many thanks for visiting this year and a BIG thank you to the guys who followed me since 2006 when I launched this website. 2020 will be the 14th year of this website and I am very proud of this achievement. Cheers! 

 

 


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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. 


A Lighthouse Amid Stormy Seas

Friday, December 13th, 2019

 

 

Nestled amid the centre of the action in Soi Cowboy, you will find Lighthouse GoGo Bar. This pleasure palace recently acquired a bunch of gogo dancers to replenish their lineup and give them a boost.

Lighthouse is renowned for its Daily Drinks Deals which features one selected drink that rotates every night. In addition, on Wednesdays, all drinks are just 100 baht. But, of course, by ‘all drinks’ this does not include lady drinks or cocktails. 

Daves Raves – I think it’s great to see a Bangkok gogo bar making the effort to take care of its customers with Daily Drinks Deals. If you find yourself amid stormy seas head for the Lighthouse! 

 

Dolly Of The Day

Friday, December 6th, 2019

Spanky’s GoGo Bar Nana Plaza

 

Dolly Of The Day

Wednesday, December 4th, 2019

Angelwitch Rock Dancers

Nana Plaza Bangkok

 

 


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. 


 

Wanna Be My Butterfly?

Wednesday, November 6th, 2019

Butterflies Bangkok Babes

 

Billboard Bar Nana Plaza Bangkok

Saturday, October 12th, 2019

Dollys Of The Day

 

Stumble Inn Western Wednesday

Wednesday, October 9th, 2019

Welcome To Stumble Saloon Cowboy!

 

Don’t miss the chance to get a 20% discount off American booze and pub grub at Stumble Inn Pub

Super Saver! Get a whopping 30-35% off with a BKK Fun Card!

Stumble Inn Pub is conveniently situated close to Nana Plaza

 

Spankys Show & GoGo Bar

Tuesday, September 10th, 2019

Middle Floor Nana Plaza Bangkok

 

If you are in need of some fun ‘n’ frolics in a pleasure palace then look no further than Spanky’s Show & GoGo Bar.  

The atmosphere is always high energy and upbeat, which you certainly cannot say about many gogo bars nowadays! 

Spanky’s Bar operates to a traditional formula of gogo girls in solo bikinis combined with sexotic stage shows. 

Daves RavesSpanky’s is Bangkok’s best show ‘n’ gogo bar 

Enjoy some recent photos published by Spanky’s GoGo Bar

 


 

Butterflies GoGo Bar Bangkok

Friday, September 6th, 2019

Top Floor Nana Plaza Bangkok

 


 

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! 

 

Busty Butterflies Babe

Monday, August 26th, 2019

Butterflies Go-Go Bar

 

This particular ‘pleasure palace’ is said to be one of the most improved go-go bars in all of Thailand. Some guys including Stickboy Bangkok and Stickman Bangkok say it is the most improved gogo bar in Bangkok and I tend to agree with them. 

Firstly, the place is filled with bubbly babes, filling two gogo stages and a jacuzzi bubble bath. Secondly, it underwent a thorough refurbishment, with a section of sofa seats for more intimate interaction. 

For the newcomers, Butterflies Go-Go Bar is located on the Top Floor of Nana Plaza opposite Billboard Go-Go Bar

Daves Raves – Worth a visit for the fun ‘n’ frolics alone!