Posts Tagged ‘discos’

Club Insomnia Bangkok – Angels & Demons

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

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Club Insomnia is a vibrant late night disco located on lower Sukhumvit Road. The exact location is right next to Times Square inside the complex on Sukhumvit Soi 12 in downtown Bangkok. (more…)

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Nana Disco Grand Finale Party

Saturday, July 18th, 2009

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BANGKOK NIGHTLIFE – THE END OF AN ERA

They say that all good things come to an end.  And so, following a period of 13 years, Angels Disco situated in Nana Hotel, is hosting a fond farewell bash.  This is the end of an era in Bangkok’s nightlife history.  For the sake of nostalgia, I have labelled it, “Nana Disco Grand Finale Party.”  There will certainly be some surprises on the night.  The owner of Nana Disco namely Rick, is retiring from the nightclub business.  Rick started out in Nana Plaza, when he took over the ownership of Hollywood Stars (now Angelwitch Go-Go Bar) in the early 1990’s.  After Rick opened Angels, or Nana Disco as it is more commonly known, it rapidly became an icon and therefore, popular from the very start.  Business has dropped off as other discos and nightclubs have emerged in recent years.  Also, the Thai authorities with their increasingly idiosyncratic ways have not helped matters at all.  Hey guys, think ‘tea time’ and you know what I’m saying here!

I have had some terrific times in Nana Disco, in which my frequent visits have spanned over a decade.  Let’s just say, I have met some ‘very interesting’ Thai girls during that period.  Personally speaking, I recall many entertaining nights and fond memories will remain forever.  I would often finish a shift in Nana Plaza and hit Nana Disco on an almost nightly basis.  In the late 1990’s and early part of the millennium, the late night hot spots were Nana Disco and Thermae Coffee Shop.  These venues were brimming with notorious ‘ladies of the night,’ but I was prepared to take my chances.  I can only describe this exciting era as ‘the good old bad days.’  Long gone are those times, when it was 500 baht to ‘love you short time’ and 1,000 baht to ‘love you long time.’  Nowadays, some Bangkok bar girls and freelancers are coming up with some scary figures.  Anyway guys, where were we?  Oh, about the party…

On Friday, July 31st, the Grand Finale Party, will offer FREE entrance and FREE drinks to everybody.  In case that completely stunned you I repeat; all the drinks are FREE until all the booze has gone.  Similar to a bar girl from Lolitas, the motto is ‘drink ’em dry!’  Doors open at 10:00pm.  I would like to take this opportunity to wish Rick and Paul the best of luck for the future.  Rick visited me in Angelwitch Go-Go Bar to let me know the news.  Rick said, “I want you to be the first to know and that you heard it from the horse’s mouth.”  Regarding his plans, Rick said he enjoys travelling and will continue to be based in Southeast Asia. 

NOTE THE QUOTE – In the words of William Shakespeare, “Parting is such sweet sorrow.” 

FOOD FOR THOUGHT – A final thought for us all to ponder.  Will anybody take over the ownership of Nana Disco? 

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Thailand Night Fever

Thursday, December 11th, 2008

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THAI GO-GO GIRLS - AFTER DARK ASIA

 BANGKOK AIRPORT AFTERMATH

They certainly don’t call it “Amazing Thailand” for nothing, because Thailand never ceases to amaze. Thailand’s ongoing political problems recently came to a head, when PAD anti-government protesters seized Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport. Coupled with violent clashes and bomb attacks, Bangkok became the City Of Fallen Angels. Incredibly, everybody stood back and watched. The PAD (People’s Alliance for Democracy) protesters were allowed to occupy Southeast Asia’s main artery for 8 days. Pad guards took over the control tower and blocked the entrances to Suvarnabhumi Airport. PAD guards easily forced an inadequate number riot police back. Bangkok Riot Police were under strict orders not to remove the PAD protesters by force. Although occupying Bangkok’s two main airports was a major inconvenience for many travellers, Thai Police caused no bloodshed. The Thai authorities did not want a slaughterhouse, like the Mumbai massacre in India. (more…)

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Thailand Night Fever

Wednesday, June 18th, 2008

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HOW LOW CAN IT GO!

Many a bar boss in Thailand is singing the low season blues this June.  Similar to a scary rollercoaster ride, bar trade suddenly took a steep drop.  There are several factors contributing to this quiet period.  In fact, some people are labelling it, “The lowest of low seasons.”  Firstly, many people outside of the bar business in Thailand, are unaware that June ranks as one the worst months of the whole year.  As per usual, the low season arrives promptly every year.  It’s not called “low season” for nothing folks!  Secondly, we have had some very heavy rain.  In Bangkok on Monday and Tuesday, the rain came hammering down for several hours.  It’s a fact that some bargirls are not easy to motivate at the best of times.  Give them an excuse like heavy rain, and they won’t bother to leave their apartments.  However, this time around it was a valid excuse, because the rain was so heavy.  The sky wept intensely and those residing in remote areas were literally left stranded.  The timing of the rain was not at all favourable.  Well blow me!  Just as I’m writing this, silvery bullets hammer onto the ground.  Bangkok suffers torrential rainfall for a second consecutive day.  A loud clap of thunder from an angry sky makes my dog jump.  Parts of Bangkok are now flooded by several inches… (more…)

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Thailand Night Fever

Wednesday, June 4th, 2008

stephen hendry cambodia 0131 300x225 - Thailand Night FeverSome people have talked about Bangkok’s nightlife scene being in decline.  But, do these people realise the vast scope of Bangkok’s nightlife?  Many of us humans often tend to be creatures of habit.  Some of us tend to habitually frequent the same venues and rarely wander away from our favourite places.  Quite often, the only time I see my resident farang friends doing a whistle-stop tour of the Bangkok bar scene, is when their friends visit them.  There are thousands of nightlife venues in Bangkok.  The variety of nightlife includes multitudes of beer bars, go-go bars, discos, theme pubs, karaoke bars, coyote bars, live music venues, gentlemen’s clubs and highly sophisticated nightclubs.  The likes of Bed Supperclub, The Tunnel and Q Bar are among the very best in South East Asia.  There is plenty of action packed nightlife in the City Of Angels, but sometimes you just have to be more adventurous.  It comes as little surprise that the most popular venues remain busy all year round.  Perhaps consider going to an area that you rarely go to, or you have never seen before.  Like the old saying goes, “Variety is the spice of life.”  When I joined the recent Stephen Hendry Roadshow in Bangkok, we probably visited more pubs in one week than many people do in a year.  Venture out there and party!    (more…)

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Daves Raves – An Open And Shut Case

Monday, May 19th, 2008

FLUID ASIA PACIFIC %20051 - Daves Raves - An Open And Shut CaseDue to today being a Buddhist Holiday some bars will be open and some will be closed.  It is something of an open and shut case!  Late last night I found out that most of the bars and nightspots in Bangkok and Pattaya will be closed tonight (Monday, May 19th).  Furthermore, as already predicted, the Thai authorities have ordered beer bars, go-go bars, discos and nightclubs to close out of “respect” for Visakha Bucha, which is one of the most revered Buddhist Holidays.

FLUID ASIA PACIFIC 052 - Daves Raves - An Open And Shut CaseHowever, there is some good news for those on a booze cruise.  For those of you in Bangkok who won’t be rushing off to a nearby temple, there are at least two pubs open in Bangkok tonight.  I am pleased to announce that the Stephen Hendry Roadshow will go ahead tonight as planned.  Former World Snooker Champion Stephen Hendry will make appearances in Robin Hood Pub (Sukhumvit, Soi 33/1) at 18:00 and then in Bully’s Pub (next to the JW Marriott Hotel) at 20:00.  I will be there to meet a living legend of the baize.  Tonight John Smith’s Bitter and Strongbow Draught Cider will be available at a special discount price in Robin Hood and Bully’s Pub.  Cheers!

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Thailand Night Fever

Thursday, May 8th, 2008

Later Closing Times Are Reinstated In Bangkok

After Dark Asia Volume 6 - Thailand Night FeverOnce again, later closing times have been reinstated across the nightspots in Bangkok.  While some people might not care either way, later closing times are essential for Bangkok’s nightlife industry.  Foreign visitors and expat residents alike want to go out and enjoy themselves.  Regarding the bar owners, less trading hours means considerably less takings.  It is no fun going along to your favourite bar only to see the boys in brown close it early.  Similar to any other country, the nightlife areas do not get going until later on in the evening.  Most people are looking to hit the town after their meal and some relaxation time.  We humans are such creatures of habit; we just won’t go out any earlier, no matter what time the bars close.  While Bangkok’s nightspots revert back to 2:00am closing, it’s evident that there is more on display in some of the go-go bars. (more…)

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