Posts Tagged ‘pubs’

Thailand Nightlife Reopens Its Doors

Sunday, July 29th, 2018


Following the Thai Buddhist Holidays all the beer bars, go-go bars, pubs and clubs, are eager to burst open their doors tonight. In a vain attempt to make up for lost money by opening early, this strategy has proven to be an uphill battle.

These enforced bar closures are the downside of owning entertainment venues in a Buddhist country. However, rather than try to oppose the Thai authorities, it’s a much better idea to just roll with it.

These are referred to as ‘Dry Days’ also know to heavy drinkers as ‘Liver Recovery Days!’ There are several Buddhist Holidays throughout the year, so you are best advised to study the Thai calendar before you book your trip. With the tremendous amount of information available on the Internet nowadays, there is no excuse for poor planning. So you party animals, it’s time to go for it big time!


Club Insomnia Bangkok – Angels & Demons

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

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…)

UEFA Champions League Final

Saturday, May 28th, 2011

Manchester United VS Barcelona Live

The eagerly awaited UEFA Champions League Final between Manchester United and Barcelona will kick off on Sunday morning at 1:45 AM. Here in Bangkok, a few bars and pubs are staying open late to show the big match live.


Chick Pic Of The Day

Friday, May 20th, 2011

As promised another ‘chick pic’ of a stunning Thai babe… I would normally urge you to share, but in this case you might want to keep it to yourself! Don’t forget to check in and ‘Like’ the new Facebook page at the page will be updated daily, not just with photos of hot babes, but with news and info on whats going on in Bangkok, plus the Thailand nightlife scene.  Stay tuned, there’s lots more to come…

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Bangkok Bars Are Open Tonight

Sunday, December 5th, 2010

Today it is His Majesty the King of Thailand’s 83rd birthday.  This is a brief update to inform you that the beer bars, go-go bars, pubs and clubs will be open in Bangkok tonight (05/12/10).  Alcohol will be available, as it was last year.  However, there is not good news for Pattaya, as the police have issued ‘dry day’ papers for tonight.  This is a harsh blow for Pattaya, which is a holiday resort and therefore, relies solely upon tourist revenue.  Meanwhile, the masses party on in Bangkok.

UPDATE 06/12/10 – All bars serving booze and babes again!

Bangkok Elections Update

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

Due to another round of Bangkok elections, Thai authorities have issued papers telling bars, pubs and clubs that they cannot sell alcohol this weekend. (more…)

Halloween Weekend In Thailand

Friday, October 29th, 2010

This year Halloween falls on Sunday (31/10/10) which means that Thailand will be enjoying a weekend of scary fun.  It’s that time of year, when the big boys and girls dress up and come out to play.  We can forget all the doom and gloom going on in the world and enjoy ourselves.  Furthermore, for some harmless adult fun there’s nowhere better to enjoy Halloween than Thailand’s bars, pubs and clubs.  Angelwitch Go-Go Bars in Nana Plaza, Bangkok and Walking Street, Pattaya were both decorated ready for Halloween earlier this week.  With a name such as ‘Angelwitch’ it comes as no surprise that Angelwitch Go-Go Bars really go for it.  There will be special shows from Friday night until Monday night for the benefit of those who are flying in and out of Thailand on various days.  Don’t worry, you won’t miss any of the scary fun!


What Pubs Are Selling Carlsberg Draught In Bangkok And Pattaya?

Monday, October 25th, 2010

A number of lager lovers are excited about the return of Carlsberg Draught Beer, following an absence from Thailand of approximately 7 years.  So the burning question is what pubs are selling Carlsberg in Bangkok and Pattaya?  Don’t worry, because I have the list for you right here…

BANGKOK BARS & PUBS – (1) Apache, (2) Bull’s Head, (3) Bully’s, (4) Black Swan, (5) Chequers, (6) Dubliner, (7) Huntsman, (8) Jools, (9) Londoner, (10) Mojos, (11) Office, (12) Robin Hood, (13) Shadow, (14) Sportsman.

For further information go to – Bangkok Bars & Pubs Page 

PATTAYA PUBS – (1) Butcher’s Arms (Soi Buakhao), (2) Centara Hotel, (3) Rosie O’ Gradie’s (Soi 7), (4) Sportsman (Soi 13), (5) Tavern By The Sea (Amari Hotel), (6) Queen Victoria (Soi 6). 

 These are just the opening venues, but demand is growing rapidly.  There will be many more to follow for you Carlsberg fans.  Cheers! 

Carlsberg Beer Returns To Thailand

Saturday, October 23rd, 2010

Following a lengthy drought Carlsberg Beer has returned to Thailand.  Initially, Carlsberg is now available in draught form in a selection of pubs across Bangkok and Pattaya.  Pubs in Phuket and Koh Samui will receive Carlsberg Lager within the next couple of weeks.  Unless beer bars and go-go bars are prepared to sell draught, you won’t find Carlsberg on sale just yet.  Bottles are planned to follow at a later date.  Independent importers and distributors Fluid Asia Pacific are delighted to bring the popular brew back to Thailand.  A representative from Fluid Asia Pacific commented, ‘Some people said that we would never get Carlsberg back, but it is flowing from pub pumps in Thailand.’  This is bigger news than some people may think, as it is a victory for Carlsberg and it is naive to underestimate its popularity.  Carlsberg is one lager that has the potential to challenge Heineken Beer.  Cheers! 

World Cup – Argentina V Germany

Saturday, July 3rd, 2010

FIFA WORLD CUP 03/07/2010 – The stage is set for an exciting quarter final.  At 21:00 Thai time, it is Argentina V Germany, which is followed by Paraquay V Spain at 01:00 hours.  Although it is an unpredictable World Cup this year, I think Spain and Argentina will win.  However, as we have seen so far, anything could happen.  Yesterday, Holland sent Brazil home in a surprise 2-1 result.  Former World Cup winners France and Italy both crashed out very early, and pathetic England suffered their heaviest defeat in the history of the World Cup. 

WEATHER WATCH – Heavy rainfall has hit Bangkok these past two nights, but the FIFA World Cup is definitely giving the bar trade in Thailand a much-needed boost.    

Thai Troops Occupy Silom District

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010


Thailand Tonight – 01/04/2010

Thursday, April 1st, 2010


Despite the Thai capital being quieter due to the ongoing political problems, it is still business as usual in Bangkok’s bars, pubs and clubs.  In fact, some bars and clubs have recently been granted later closing times.  This is good news for the nocturnal revellers who want to party on until the wee hours.  (more…)

Thailand Tonight – 14/01/10

Thursday, January 14th, 2010


I am your mate with ideas for your date!  Just for a change, instead of dragging your Thai girlfriend around the bars at night, go to the movies instead.  Thailand has some fantastic cinema complexes and this especially applies to the luxurious shopping malls in Bangkok. (more…)

Think Of Jogging Think Of Blogging!

Saturday, April 25th, 2009

Recently, I feel I’m really getting into the swing of things with my blog. There are already 21 posts this month and it’s not the end of April yet. That’s not bad blogging at all. 

Here is a brief explaination for those who are unfamiliar with certain terms. A ‘blog’ is short for ‘weblog’ or online journal. ‘Blogging’ is the art of updating a weblog. OK guys, got it?


Blogging can be compared to running a marathon race, rather than the 100 yard dash. Think of jogging, think of blogging!

Rather than writing one long article per week, I break it up into bite-sized pieces throughout the week. This leads me to inform you that I will be posting articles several times throughout the week. Check back regularly, because I will endeavour to post every 1-3 days. And yes, you can hold me to that! All I can say is that I will give it my best shot.


Limited time is my biggest challenge. My mates don’t know how I do it. I run Angelwitch Go-Go Bar in Nana Plaza at least six nights every week. Furthermore, I am busy taking care of a house with four bedrooms, a Thai wife and a sister-in-law, a Thai maid, and three lovely, but very lively dogs! Sometimes, I wonder how I manage to host a popular website. However, I believe that if your heart is in it (whatever “it” is), you will make time somehow.

RECENT UPDATES – Oh yes, before I forget, there are 15 updates to the BANGKOK BARS AND PUBS PAGE

A Visit To Soi 8 Pub In Bangkok

Sunday, January 11th, 2009




 This week I decided to go to Soi 8 Pub. I had not been there in several weeks, so I was overdue for a visit. After having a chat with the owner Dave, I decided to study the menu. I suffered a bit of an ‘analysis paralysis’ because there is so much of a selection. I settled for the English breakfast. WOW! It was a very large plate of food and all for just 185 baht. Some places in Bangkok charge 200-300 baht. Plus you have to pay for VAT and service charge on top.

Briefly observe Dave The Rave’s expanding waistline and you will see that I have had a lot of ‘pub grub’ in my day. Therefore, I feel I have experience in this area… 

The old spit ‘n’ sawdust British pubs would sometimes throw in a breakfast for ‘Billy Bunters’ (punters), who stayed overnight at that particular tavern, or inn. By using the English colloquilism ‘throw in’ it became a literal translation. The buxom barmaid would sling your plate of incinerated fatty food right at you. Nowadays modern pubs are a lot more sophisticated and thank goodness they are!

I have to admit that I am an ardent fan of Soi 8 Pub in Bangkok. Located close to the entrance to Sukhumvit Soi 8, it is conveniently located for respectable folks, as well as piss artists alike! Recently, Soi 8 Pub has expanded the seating area to the left as you walk in the door. While some bar owners in Bangkok are cutting back, Kiwi Dave is expanding his horizons. On Christmas Day, Soi 8 Pub remained full all day. How many bars and restaurants can you say that about?

The service girls wear a smart uniform and they are always friendly and helpful. All in all, it was a terrific tasting, authentic English breakfast. This is a BIG breakfast, so make sure that you are famished. The service was as efficient as ever. I can confidently say that the ‘pub grub’ here is excellent value for money. Soi 8 Pub gets two thumbs up from Dave The Rave… Don’t be shy give it a try!

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Daves Raves – Friday Night Update

Friday, July 18th, 2008


Asanha Bucha Day (July 17th) is deemed as a very important Buddhist holiday right across Thailand. In fact, some Thais tell me it is the most important Buddha Day. Today, Friday, July 18th it is Buddhist lent.  All devout Buddhists should “tham boon” (make merit) at their local “wat” (temple). Devout Buddhists should also pray and give offerings to monks, while abstaining from consuming alcohol. I wish you good luck. Chok dee kap!

BANGKOK BARS – Some bars will be closed tonight, but others are serving as normal.  Nana Plaza and the surrounding area is closed. For example, Bully’s Pub is open and they are serving booze. Woodstock Bar in Tonglor are also open. Therefore, I suggest that you try Soi Cowboy, Patpong and Bangkok pubs.

PATTAYA BARS – The beer bars and go-go bars across Pattaya will try to open tonight. However, I am not sure how many will be allowed to open. Have a look around, because some bars will definitely be serving alcohol. Cheers!

Daves Raves – Buddha Day Update

Thursday, July 17th, 2008


PATTAYA – The bars in Pattaya will be closed on Thursday, July 17th. However, the good news is that the Pattaya bars will be open on Friday, July 18th. This year everybody I speak to is in a state of confusion. It’s Friday night in and so far few go-go bars are likely to open. Last night some locally connected go-go bars in Soi Diamond were open. We presume those same go-go bars will be open again tonight. Head down to Super Girls, Super Baby and possibly Diamond Go-Go Bar in Soi Diamond. No doubt a few beer bars will be discretely serving alcohol, but most go-go bars are likely to be closed tonight.

BANGKOK – Most of the bars in the Sukhumvit area of Bangkok will be closed on July 17th and July 18th. Nana Plaza and bars around that area are definitely closed both Thursday and Friday. However, from the information I have received Patpong should be open this Friday night. Talk about an open and shut case!

FRIDAY NIGHT – A few pubs in Bangkok and Pattaya are open tonight. I know for a fact that Bully’s Pub are serving right now as normal. Cheers! 

Thailand Night Fever

Wednesday, June 4th, 2008

Some 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…)

Bangkok & Pattaya Go-Go Bars A-Z

Saturday, April 19th, 2008

This week I have added some New Pages that I hope you will find useful.  Some of the A-Z lists are not complete, but I will be udpating them frequently.  Please check the date at the top of each page.  They are listed below with links…

An A-Z listing with go-go bar reviews of Nana Plaza

An A-Z listing with go-go bar reviews of Soi Cowboy

An A-Z listing with go-go bar reviews of Pattaya

*NEW PAGE* – A-Z listing of pubs in Bangkok

*NEW PAGE* – A-Z listing of hotels in Bangkok

For an overall list of this sites sections check HERE

Celebrating Songkran – Thai New Year

Monday, April 14th, 2008

AFTER DARK ASIA MAGAZINESawatdee Pee Mai Kap!  Or in English, Happy Thai New Year!  For those of you who are in Thailand, I sincerely hope that you are having a happy and a safe Songkran.  I say “safe” because every year hundreds of deaths and thousands of injuries are reported.  WATER WARFARE WARNING — Ensure that you are extra careful on the roads during the Songkran water festival.  Most of Thailand celebrate Songkran from April 13th — 15th, but in Pattaya it started yesterday and it will continue until next weekend.  I thought that I had better post this as a reminder.  So guys, be aware that the Pattaya “water war” will last until April 20th.  This year a lot of bargirls have gone home, leaving most go-go bars with fewer go-go dancers.  Even though it is Thai New Year, the closing times in Bangkok remain between 1:00am and 2:00am.  Down in Pattaya most of the go-go bars, pubs and clubs are closing late again.  Good news for the Pattaya party animals.  Party on!  The Thai authorities announced that LARGE water cannons would be outlawed.  However, although the supermarkets listened, there are plenty of big water guns for sale on the street.  You can put that down to the idiosyncrasy of “Amazing Thailand” I guess. I dared to venture out onto the streets of Bangkok this afternoon.  And, as per usual, it’s wild ‘n’ crazy out there folks!  When that ice water hits you and you get cologne powder in your eyes; now that’s a killer!



To show respect to the staff in Angelwitch Go-Go Bar, the management have decided to close Angelwitch on April 15th.  It will just be for the one night to allow the Thai staff to enjoy Songkran.  Please note that Angelwitch in Nana Plaza will be closed tomorrow, but Angelwitch in Pattaya will be open.    


BUDDHIST TEMPLES BANGKOKThe traditional Songkran water festival is a very elegant ceremony, which originated from ancient Siam.  The official Thai New Year is celebrated from April 13th – 15th.  Orchid flowers were placed into silver bowls containing special scented water.  Younger members of Thai families would gently sprinkle the Songkran water over their elder relative’s hands.  This special water was also gently poured onto the shoulder of an elder.  Your own body had to be thoroughly cleaned, along with your house.  You could call it “religious spring cleaning.”  Songkran in Thailand is not just a tradition of external cleansing, but also personal cleansing of the mind and spirit.  Buddha images are thoroughly washed and sprinkled with special scented water.  Flower garlands are hung around the necks of the Buddha images.  This is then followed by respectful prayers.  Throughout Thailand’s multitude of “wats” (Thai temples), you can here the humming tones of Thai people reciting Pali.  (Pali is the ancient scripture of Theravada Buddhism).


I have been informed that the newest edition of After Dark Asia magazine will be on sale just after Songkran.  Look out for After Dark Asia volume 6 on the newsstands throughout Bangkok and Pattaya.  After Dark Asia has established itself as Thailand’s top go-go girly magazine.  The photography is excellent.  A copy of After Dark Asia will set you back 150 Baht.  Check out the HOT go-go girls!