Posts Tagged ‘Black Pagoda’

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.





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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! 


Cover Your What?

Saturday, May 13th, 2017

Well it’s been one hell of a week!  Which culminated with my entire website going on the Fritz on Friday night. Some frantic calls to the hosting provider and a few other people, and we managed to get the old girl back up again.

In this day an age, websites need updating technically, as well as regular content being posted. I am not a technical guy I just know the basics. But, me and the old girl have been through so much together since 2006 and I would be mortified if anything happened to my ole bird! 🙂

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Anyway, I remember years ago in England, when I was a nightclub doorman, this massive Bentley rolled up one day. My mate nudged me and said, ‘Here that’s Sheikh Yamani,’  and I replied a bit too loud, ‘Shake your what?’

Well it happened it again the other day when Joe was telling me about the new event he has planned for the end of May at the Black Pagoda, which is called ‘Cover Your Stones’  and I blurted out, ‘Cover your what?’

The event Joe was telling me about should be good  because it’s two of Bangkok’s most famous cover bands;  the Bangkok Beatles and Sticky Fingers, going head-to-head at the Black Pagoda.

I am looking forward to this, as I have seen the Sticky Fingers at Clubhouse Sports Bar and I have to say they are very good. I love The Rolling Stones songs and this promises to be a great night.  The video of the last live music event they did at the Black Pagoda looks like it went very well.

For anyone interested in this event it’s on Saturday 27th March from 9:00 PM at the Black Pagoda, Patpong 2 – tickets can be purchased on the day, or in advance on Oneplace. You can also join the Facebook event

There were a couple of big events over the past week, one was the 4 Year Anniversary at Insanity Nightclub.  That was on Thursday and I had every intention of going, but I got totally waylaid at the other event, which was the opening of the new Hillary 1 at Rajah Complex on Soi Nana.

Although I was not there my good mate Toby was about and he said it was a great night at Insanity Nightclub. But, I doubt if he can remember all of it. Toby did  manage to capture this video footage, which looks like he had slightly more interesting evening than me at Hillary’s. However, I have to say I was very impressed with the new venue and the refurbishment job is superb. Mind you, I thoroughly enjoyed the eye candy of several red hot promo dolly birds. There were some interesting guests, including some of the bar owners from Nana Plaza.

More news and tittle tattle soon. Cheers!

WOW! THIS GIRL CAN DANCE 😀 #insanity #bangkok

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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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How To Enjoy A Night Out In Patpong

Monday, July 14th, 2014

When did you last visit Patpong? Many guys will say it was a long time ago and there are a few reasons why people do not go to Patpong. This year has seen political protests and mass rallies in the Silom area, followed by a coup, which has now put the Thai Army Junta in control of Thailand.

But, this aside Patpong has a notorious reputation of having numerous “clip joints” or rip-off bars. You are lured into upstairs bars with promises of seeing sex shows unlike any other, which includes the infamous ping-pong shows. Recently, the Thai authorities have been clamping down on these rip off bars and it is long overdue in my opinion.

Patpong 1 is located amid the Night Market that has become something of a tourist attraction. Most of the stalls sell overpriced goods to unsuspecting tourists, who no doubt think they are getting a bargain.

On the opposite side of the Patpong Night Market is a small lane known as Patpong 2 that some people do not know exists. Patpong 2 has a relatively new Foodland Supermarket right in the middle of it. Patpong 2 also contains some of the most farang friendly gogo bars in the Silom area, which have proved to be popular with expats and tourists alike. Unlike Patpong 1, there are no rip-off bars on this little lane.

The recommended gogo bars are Pink Panther, Black Pagoda, Club Electric Blue, Bada Bing and The Strip. Another highly recommended specialist venue for fetish fans is BarBar.

Patpong is worth visiting, but you have to know where to go. Now you know!


Black Pagoda Warrior Party On May 9th

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

The Black Pagoda commiserate a Fallen Warrior in their special way on May 9th.

Black Pagoda is located inside the glass bridge above Foodland on Patpong 2 


Sexy Halloween Party At The Black Pagoda

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

Trick Or Treat? The Black Pagoda located inside the glass bridge above Foodland in Patpong 2 are hosting a Sexy Halloween Party.

Scary Fun! The poster below explains all the goulish delights on offer…


Patpong Party At The Black Pagoda

Friday, August 2nd, 2013

Patpong Party! The Black Pagoda in Patpong 2 are hosting a Birthday Bash on Monday, August 5th from 11:00 PM till late.

The Black Pagoda is located in the glass bridge above Foodland in Patpong 2.


Patpong Is Open Tonight

Friday, May 24th, 2013

One Night In Bangkok! Most of you probably know that it is a Buddhist Holiday today. The girly bars are CLOSED tonight (24/05/2013) in Soi Cowboy and Nana Plaza, but Patpong is open tonight.

Despite it being a Buddhist Holiday, it is business as usual down in Patpong, although your booze will probably be served in plastic cups.

If you usually frequent Soi Cowboy, or Nana Plaza you can enjoy a change of scenery by visiting Patpong. In my opinion, the best go-go bars are on Patpong Soi 2 where Foodland is located. The most popular go-go bars on Patpong Soi 2 are Pink Panther, Black Pagoda, Bada Bing, Club Electric Blue and The Strip.

For fetish fans you can visit BarBar Fetish Club located next to The Strip.

Black & White Party At Black Pagoda

Thursday, March 21st, 2013

Black & White! It’s party time again at the Black Pagoda located inside the glass bridge above Foodland in Patpong Soi 2.

There will be plenty of fun and frolics on Friday, March 22nd, with Black Label ONLY 110 Baht and also FREE White Tequila Shots. Go for it!


VIP Expat Nights In The Black Pagoda

Monday, March 11th, 2013

Expat Ecstasy! The Black Pagoda located in Patpong Soi 2 are hosting VIP Expats Nights every Sunday and Monday.

The Black Pagoda is in the glass bridge above Foodland in Patpong Soi 2.

Check out the poster below for all of the details…



DJ Jesus Live At Black Pagoda In Patpong

Friday, December 21st, 2012

Hallelujah! Tonight (21-12-12) at the Black Pagoda down in Patpong Soi 2 there is an XXX Mas Party with special guest DJ Jesus. Patpong has always been infamous for its weird world of night markets, lady-boy go-go bars, ping pong shows and now we have the return of Jesus. For goodness sake whatever next?! (more…)

Weekend Party Nights In Patpong Soi 2

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

Weekend Warriors! Patpong’s Premier Fetish Club BarBar hosts Champagne Nights on December 13th, 14th and 15th. BarBar is located next to The Strip down the lane known as Patpong 2. Bottoms up!



Sexy Slumber Party! The Black Pagoda hosts a Sexy Slumber Party this Saturday, December 15th. The Black Pagoda is located inside the glass bridge above Foodland on Patpong Soi 2. Check out the poster below for full details…


The Sexy Go-Go Girls Of Black Pagoda

Sunday, September 16th, 2012

Photo Of The Day! Here is a photo I took of the sexy go-go girls of Black Pagoda in Patpong Soi 2. (more…)

Club Electric Blue Go-Go Bar

Sunday, August 12th, 2012

Birthday Bash! It’s Captain Hornbags Birthday Bash on Thursday, August 16th at Club Electric Blue down in Patpong 2. The Captain is the new manager; just look for the tall, muscular guy with a strong Boston accent! (more…)

Patpong Warrior Party At Black Pagoda Tonight

Friday, July 27th, 2012

Calling All Weekend Warriors! This is the final call, so all aboard for the Patpong Warrior Party tonight (July 27). (more…)

Patpong Warrior Party On Friday July 27

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

Weekend Warriors! This coming Friday, July 27th in Patpong 2, the Fetish Club BarBar is the venue for the warm up party and then, it’s off to the Black Pagoda (the glass bridge above Foodland) to party until the wee hours. The two promo posters below have the full details of the times and events… (more…)

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…)

Chick Pic – Black Pagoda Patpong

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

Photo Of The Day! Today’s Chick Pic is a sexy Thai go-go girl from the Black Pagoda. (more…)

Bangkok Go-Go Bars YouTube Videos

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

Sneak Peak! Today I have selected these two particular YouTube videos, because both Baccara and Black Pagoda, are certainly not your standard Bangkok go-go bars. (more…)

Black Pagoda Summer Break Promotion

Sunday, April 15th, 2012

Post Songkran Promo – The Black Pagoda in Patpong 2 are having a Summer Break Promotion on April 16th, 17th, 18th and 19th. (more…)