Posts Tagged ‘Tilac Bar’

Thailand Tonight – 17/03/2010

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

CELEBRATING ST. PATRICK’S DAY IN BANGKOK

finnegans irish pub logo small2 - Thailand Tonight - 17/03/2010Tonight the bars, especially the Irish Bars will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day right across Thailand.  With the amount of booze that will be consumed, Irish eyes will no doubt be shinning, as well as smiling!  Being the only traditional Irish Pub on Soi Nana, tonight Finnegan’s Pub hosts a special St. Patrick’s Day Party.  From 9:00 PM until late the talented musicians, ‘Collide’ will provide the live music entertainment.  Guinness is at the special price of ONLY 150 baht a pint, Jameson’s Irish Whisky is 2-4-1 all night, and Heineken pints are ONLY 125 baht.  During the party night Gerry is generously offering FREE Irish stew, FREE Green Jelly Bombers, FREE special shooters and Finnegan’s St. Patrick’s Day T shirts for bar bills over 500 baht.  Enjoy! (more…)

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Thailand Tonight – 04/02/2010

Thursday, February 4th, 2010

SOI COWBOY – FULL OF FUN FACTOR

I don’t know about you, but every time I look at BBC World News, it is full of doom and gloom.  I seriously wonder what is happening to this world.  Therefore, at some stage, you just have to escape the insanity by switching off the media machine.  How do we do this?  The answer is simple, you get your glad rags on and hit the Thailand nightlife… (more…)

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Thailand Tonight – 27/01/10

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

SOI COWBOY – A WALK ON THE WILD WEST SIDE

Once again, I thought it was time to visit Soi Cowboy and so, I took a motorbike taxi to ‘Little Las Vegas’ as I call it.  The neon signs glare at you with a kaleidoscope of colours, and you immediately become immersed into the atmosphere.  Nowadays, Soi Cowboy is very different from the dark, dingy and uninspiring place that I visited over a decade ago.  Perhaps it could now be known as, ‘Disneyworld for the big boys and girls.’ (more…)

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Thailand Tonight – Sep 16th, 2009

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

NANA PLAZA – NEWS FROM THE NEON JUNGLE

There is a Birthday Bash at Pretty Lady Go-Go Bar this Friday, September 18th, for the manager Tukata. Pretty Lady offers a ‘free feeding frenzy’ and beers are only 100 baht all night. If you have lost your bearings, Pretty Lady is located on the ground level on the left-hand side, as you enter Nana Plaza. Apparently, there are also some exciting shows. You will be welcomed with open legs… Oops! I mean open arms. (more…)

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Daves Raves – Surveying Soi Cowboy

Sunday, July 27th, 2008

soi cowboy july 18 2008 002 - Daves Raves - Surveying Soi CowboyFriday, July 18th was Buddhist lent and therefore, Nana Plaza was closed. So, I decided to go out with Sanook Shaun to survey the nightlife scene in Bangkok. I soon discovered that most of the bars were indeed closed for Buddhist lent. I took a motorbike taxi from Ratchada to Soi Cowboy. The roads were very quiet for a Friday, so this gave me an indication of what to expect. I arrived outside Soi Cowboy in no time at all. There I was standing alone in the darkness, which was a strange feeling. But, the Go-Go Guru had no fear of the “pee lok” or Thai ghosts. Sanook Shaun was hoping to sit outside Tilac Bar, but the stools were sitting on top of the tables. Shaun had not arrived yet, so I thought I had better check what was open. I heard some noise, but alas it was only builders busily renovating a bar. The photo shows the only bright light in Soi Cowboy, amid the eerie darkness. The vast majority of Soi Cowboy looked like Little Las Vegas had suffered a blackout. Some bars had their doors open, but it was usually just a case of cleaners lurking in the shadows. A couple of bargirls invited me into Jungle Jim’s, but I declined. I didn’t fancy entering the jungle, because there was nothing going on inside this dark and dingy place. (more…)

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Thailand Night Fever

Wednesday, March 12th, 2008

SOI COWBOY — WALK ON THE WILD WEST SIDE (PART 2)

SOI COWBOY BANGKOK THAILAND 08 - Thailand Night FeverAfter a few minutes of deliberation, the first go-go bar that we visited was Shark Go-Go Bar.  For such a good go-go bar, Shark was quiet, and this was a Friday night.  One positive thing about Shark Bar is that the drink prices are very reasonable.  Most of the regular house beers are 125 Baht, which is very good by today’s prices.  Shark Bar never feature any shows, but some guys might argue that the dancing dolls on stage is a show in itself.  I think that Shark has a high level of attractive go-go dancers, but this does come at some price.  Most of the dolly birds know that they are HOT and they will play on this.  The hot babes here will not always approach guys (especially strangers) and therefore, they can appear standoffish.  Furthermore, effort on your part is necessary if you want to meet and get to know the go-go dancers. (more…)

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Thailand Night Fever

Wednesday, March 5th, 2008

CHALLENGING WEEK FOR DAVE THE RAVE

Flying To Bangkok Thailand 01 - Thailand Night FeverThis passed week has been very hectic.  Unfortunately, my wife’s Grandmother (Yai in Thai) passed away.  She was a very sweet old lady of 84 years old (RIP Yai).  My wife was told to return home quickly and at least she was able to see Yai before she passed away.  I could not go to pay my respects to Yai, because I had to take care of things in Bangkok.  I have been busy being both dog sitter and housekeeper!  Also, I had to run Angelwitch every night because Matt was in Germany visiting his family.  This week’s “Thailand Night Fever” might be a bit shorter than usual.  So, if it’s short and sweet, I hope you find it an interesting read…  (more…)

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