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MONTHLY NEWS
COLUMN

Bangkok,
01 April 2018
William R.  Morledge


April's Nightlife News
Bangkok's Bars - 20 Years Ago  
A Smile in the Land of Smiles.
Reader's Corner: "A Stickman Return?"
Graffiti #145 : Taiwan's Got Talent ...

      Since Soi Dead Artists Night Entertainment Area (Sukhumvit Soi 33) reached its peak in 2010, it has been in a continuous linear decline in terms of total numbers of Nitespots open to the public.

This file photo shows a number of bars that have already disappeared,
or will soon disappear under the wrecking ball.

      There are a number of reasons for this relatively rapid decline - and you can bet all reasons lead directly or indirectly back to money - 'when in doubt, follow the money', as they say.   The first, and most direct reason is lease prices for the various venues have been continually rising.   Property owners naturally are perpetually testing the waters, seeing what the market will bear - they are hoping that Soi 33 will become the next Soi Thonglor - entertainment-wise.   This has had the effect of driving the smaller, less busy Venues away - the land/ property owners ever hopeful that deeper pocketed lessees (Nitespots or other) will come to take their place.   In some cases, this has happened, however, often those new lessees have not been opening Night Entertainment Venus.   The net effect of this alone has caused much of the decline in the Soi.



      A second, and no less significant reason for the decline of Soi Dead Artists is large areas are currently undergoing redevelopment - a number of these development projects are destined to be yet even more condominiums.   While a lot of the ongoing development is deep in the soi, and not affecting the current Night Scene, one large development has caused the closure of a number of Venues (see shaded portion of the map).   Some of the bars have relocated within the Soi, but others have moved to nearby areas - or just gone out of business.

- Soi 33
Year 2010

Nitespot Names
(Japanese Venues First)


1. Fusicho
2. Chip In
3. Hibari
4. Zoo
5. Srawberry Farm
6.Vanilla
7. Akane
8. Kocho Ran
9. Joy
10. Nyan Nyan
11. Asuka Club
12. Ran Maru Massage
13. Geisha Massage
14. Onna No Ko
15. Ran Hime
16. 33 Bangkang
17. Setsu Getsu
18. Yuki Hana
19. Rakuten
20. Dream Heaven Massg
21. Love Teen Massg
22. Napoleon
23. Tenderloins
24. Sawasdee Massg
25. Kiss
26. Livingstone's Beer Gdn
27. Livingstone's Sports Lng
28. Music Station
29. Blue Heaven (before not Nippon)
30. Bar Fly
31 Dali Club
32. Dali Coyote
33. Christie's
34. Bistro 33
35. Cyclone Club
36. Pheeran Massg
37. Po Massg
38. Teen 3 VIP Masg
39. Best Massg
40. Demonia
41. Santana
42. Tuk Tuk
43. Monet
44. Green Parrot
45. Beavers
46. Sweet Mango
47. Lookie Lookie
48. Wall Street
49. Bliss Massg
50. Gaugin
51. Papa
52. The Dew Msssg
53. Soulmate
54. The Office
55. Mojos
56. Cefle Massg
57. Degas
58. Renoir
59.Vincent Van Gogh
60. Simply Spa
61. MMS Massg
62. Jack & Betty Massg
63. Central Tour Massg
64. Londoner Brew Pub.


- Soi 33
Year 2015

Nitespot Names
(Japanese Venues First)


Tsudoi
Vanilla
Ran-Hime Club
Honey
LB Club Mitu
Tomoe Club
Tsubaki
Blue Heaven
Ikemen 33
Japanese Karaoke
Omotenashi Club Mitu
Joy
Kocho Ran
Sakuranbo Snack
Soba Juban
Japanese Snack Bar
Yumeji Club
Bar Kizuna
Akane Fashion Massage
Asuka Club
Gate Barbecue
Nyan Nyan Massage
Monet Club
Dali Club
33 Thai Sabai
Bar Fly
Tenderloins
Ocean Pool Lounge,
Ocean Gastro Bar, Spa
Fine Massage & Spa
Moulin Rouge
Love Teen Massage
Dream Heaven Massage
Thanks Massage
Survey Entertainment
Araya Massage
i Bar
The Office Bar & Grill
Mojos
Cefle Massage
My Therapy
Lips
Chillax Spa
Goya Club
Wall Street Bar
Fortune Club
Dark Side
Sweet Mango
Napoleon Club
No. 1 Massage
Demonia
Teen VIP Massage
Po Massage
Bistro 33
Rakuten

- Soi 33
Year 2018

Nitespot Names
(Japanese Venues First)


Rakuten
Tsubaki
Pent 33
Dozo Love & Massg
Joy
Hana House Kara
Nyan Nyan Massg
Akane Massg
So Ra Kara
Love & Service Massg
Fortune Club
Hera's Massg
Fortune 17
Kyoto Massg
Bar Kizuna
7-Heaven Massg
Blue Heaven
33 Bangkan
Japanese Snack Bar
Soba Juban
Kocho Ran
Check In 99
Pavilion
Monet Club
Dali Club
33 Thai Sabai
New Massage
Dream Heaven Massg
Footjoy Massg
Thanks Massg
Survey
The Firm
Charming Massage
My Raku (Korean)
Top Thai 2 Massg
Goya
Demonia
DD. Massage
Po Massg
Tenderloins/ Bistro 33


18 of 64 Total Nitespots were Japanese oriented Nitespots.

That is equal to 28 %
22 of 55 Total Nitespots are now Japanese oriented Nitespots.

That is equal to 40 %
21 of 40 Total Nitespots are now Japanese oriented Nitespots.

That is equal to 52 %

      A third, and lesser reason behind the contraction of Soi Dead Artists, at least as perceived among Western expats, is the ever increasing number of Japanese bars.   More than one bar owner has complained that the Soi is "becoming Japanese".   While that is a bit of an exaggeration (perception can emulate reality), there is some truth to it.    For the first time in its history, Soi Dead Artists has more Japanese Nitespots than non-Japanese (see listing above).

      But in spite of those who predict doom for Soi 33, there is a light at the end of the tunnel, however dim.   With the large amount of property development already ongoing, or about to commence, there is a great likelihood that once it is completed (give it another 18 months), there will be a significant amount of commercial property up for grabs - and a lot of that will likely be Night Entertainment Venues.

 

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Remembering Bobby (Bobby's Arms) 
   Reader :   Before I forget, I really enjoyed the article on Bobby - really interesting and nicely put together.

   Midnite Hour:   Thanks your kind words, we have received a lot of feedback on the 'Bobby' article.
Reminiscing Annie's
   Reader:   I was going to write and ask about Annie's but I see you have that topic covered in your latest issue.   I was in there once some years back getting various services.   The room I was in was down towards the end of the hall.   When I was done, instead of going out towards the lobby I went further down the hall.   The further down I went the more cluttered it became with old Bangkok nightlife artifacts like old signs and junk that looked like it was from the 70s.   Finally someone saw me and got nervous so I went out, but I could see that the cluttered dusty old hallway eventually connected with an ancient passage through to Rajah Hotel.   Now this was maybe around 2005 and I was staying in the newly reopened and kind of renovated Rajah Mansion, as you know an old GI hotel.   It was only partially renovated and I used to go sneaking around in it's ancient unused passages as well.   Remember the part of the structure that went over the driveway between soi 2 and 4?   I used to go poking around in there.   It was really dirty and dusty in there and hot as hell.   Nothing much of interest just old broken furniture and discarded mattresses and falling down ceilings exposing some kind of insulation, asbestos?   I wanted to connect from that end to the old hallway that went to Annie's.   Long story short, I never made it.   It was just too blocked with debris and a bit dangerous with caved in ceilings, broken walls, rusty nails, etc.   I can imagine what people at Annie's would have thought if I had emerged on that end through all that ancient junk all dirty and coughing dust.   All the girls thought the building was full of ghosts and had reservations when I invited them for a visit.   So you see being unemployed in BKK is not all soapy massages and hangovers, and I'm a little sad that Annie's is done and they tore down the whole building I have a lot of good memories in.

   Midnite Hour:   I recall on my first (1967) visit to Bangkok, while discovering the Nana Hotel Coffee Shop, I also discovered the Rajah Hotel, which as you say, was an R&R hotel.   At that time Annie's hadn't yet opened.   I had forgotten when it did open, so I went to interview the proprietress just a few months ago.   She reminded me that it opened in 1972 - fortunately I didn't put off going to visit, or that interview would never have taken place.
Map Bobbles
   Reader:   A couple of minor corrections to your Nana Plaza map;
4 is actually Bar 4
Checquers is actually Chequers.
Keep up the good work mate.   Cheers,

   Midnite Hour:   Thanks much for this.   Right on all counts.   I'll have to get back in and correct the map - too late for getting it in the last issue, but at least the archived copy will read correctly.   Note, we do often put incomplete names on maps; "Lucky Lukes Tiki Bar" was written "Lucky Lukes", etc. But in the case of "4" it definitely needed something to further identify it.   Again, thanks....
Stickman Returns?
   Reader:   I heard a rumor that Stickman was coming back... True?

   Midnite Hour:   Stickman is at least partially back, and has a new piece up on his site.   We are encouraging him to get back in the saddle....    Check him out... < LINK >

 


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BANGKOK EYES
Let the April 2018 Follies  begin-

 PATPONG  1  
MAP
            The renovations continue at the King's Castle 1 / Camelot Castle - which should be completed in another month...   It looks like the combined premises will be the new, enlarged King's Castle 1, however in the meantime, they have sent their girls - and their sign over to The Club (The Club King's) on Soi Bookstore.   We are nominally surprised that the King's Group is investing yet again in a Night Entertainment Area that looks lately to be a dead man walking....
 PATPONG  1 

            The Super Pussy, which had lain fallow for the last couple months (and had become infested with soi touts and ad-hoc ping pong shows) has reopened.   Their new sign is shown below (their old on-the-wall neon remains unchanged).   Modus operandi status quo ante.   May they persevere....
 PATPONG  1 

            Last month we noted the opening of the upstairs Happy Bar (above King's Castle 1), but had no photo to show for it.   They took over the old Club 66 digs.   The snapshot below for the archives.   Yet another "pay-for-show" bar....   Oh, well....
 PATPONG  1 

            One of Patpong 1's oldest oral services bar, the Kangaroo Club is closed for long-overdue renovations.   When (if) they reopen, we'll get back atcha....





 PATPONG  1 

 PATPONG  2  
MAP
            The nightery shock-of-the-month is the closure of the Electric Blue.   For the first time in decades, it will not reopen as a bar - this go-round it will be a steak house.   It had been a bar since the early days of Patpong II's heyday, along with other bars like Cloud Nine and the original Takara.   Then for many years after that it was the Rififi Bar A Gogo, then in April 2004 it became the Electric Blue.   (So, I guess we can, all-in, say it had a good run...)   Another major bar leaves the Patpongs....when is the rot going to stop...?
 PATPONG  2 

            We think of Tavern Three as an open-fronted pool bar, but we tend to forget it has a cozy bar tucked away in the corner.   May they keep on keeping on...
 PATPONG  2 

            The Thai Smile Bar spends most of its time opening and closing - a difficult way to keep 'regulars', no?   This month they have reopened again...but for how long is anyone's guess....
 PATPONG  2 

 SOI  COWBOY  
MAP



     We have been trying to make up our minds for years - as to when we would give the Tilac the nod for Door Art of the Month, so why wait?   A classic bar with classic neon.

 SOI  COWBOY 

 NANA  PLAZA  
MAP
Nana Plaza
GETS A ROOF - PART II


      Last month we had a pic of the gigantic framework over Nana Plaza, the tarpaulin not yet installed.   This time around, the project looks to be complete.   Anyone venture a guess as to how many million baht that monstrous tent cost?   We can only imagine the number of beers, lady drinks and 'offs' it took to raise that kind of money...
      Note the dark rectangular outlines in the middle of the courtyard.   It looks like the replacement bar to the original Nana Beer Garden threesome will be smaller, with additional 'outdoor' seating spreading outward.   A wait-and-see item....
      
 NANA  PLAZA 

 SOI  NANA  
MAP
            Welcome the new Golden Beer Bar, having just taken over the reins from the Melodies U. K. (Melody U. K. Bar).   If the name sounds familiar, the original Golden Beer Bar was located -for many years- where Hooters now parks itself (in the front of the Nana Hotel).   May the Golden continue to rock 'n roll....

 SOI  NANA 

            Last month we noted the reopening of Heaven's Bar in its new downstairs location.   It looks like we were in error (We Don't Make Mistrakes Dept.)   It looks like the correct name is Heaven@4 - and the upstairs Heaven's Bar is making sounds like it may reopen...   More on that next time 'round.

 SOI  NANA 

            The Naree Massage has used the pull-out sidewalk sign as their new permanent overhead sign.   A good move - now they can be seen from way up the Soi...   May they continue to slip 'n slide....

 SOI  NANA 

 SOI  KATOEY  
MAP
            Hugs Bar-Karaoke, closed last month, has reopened.   It looks like they have added some pool / snooker tables....   Welcome back to the sharkpool.
 SOI  KATOEY  

 SOI  22  
MAP
            Happy Bar, after having been closed for a few months, has got a new owner, air conditioning, and karaoke.   (Actually no one has been seen using the 'karaoke', but it is a most comfortable place to hide away for a cool one.)   Located at the top of Soi Starlight across from Queen's Park Plaza.   May the nightgods smile...
 SOI  22  (Sukhumvit) 

            The Luna Lounge, also closed for a couple of months, has got its second wind - and has rolled the red carpet back out.....   Welcome them back to the neon jungle.
 SOI  22  (Sukhumvit) 

            The Talli looked darker than a poisoned well the other night when we passed by.   Located in the Holiday Inn atop Soi 22.   We'll check back later to see whether or not the fat lady sung, and get back atcha.   
 SOI  22  (Sukhumvit) 

            It looks like a new massage parlor, the Thai Candy Massage is about to open in Soi Hanna on Soi 22.   We'll know more the next time 'round.
( No photo available )
 SOI  22  (Sukhumvit) 

            Bangkok Bunny Massage has taken over the Honey Bee Massage 2 digs, lock, stock and Tiger Balm.   We hope to have a better pic next issue...   Wish them well in a soi already overcrowded with massage parlors... (Soi Hanna)...
 SOI  22  (Sukhumvit) 

            The Lily Relax Massage has taken over operations from the now defunct Prem Massage.   Welcome them to the sharkpool.
 SOI  22  (Sukhumvit) 

 SOI  AMBASSADOR  
MAP
            We'd put off including the Above Eleven on our monthly survey, but last month, our curiosity finally got the better of us.   Located atop the Frazer Suites, deep in Soi Ambassador, it does have a view, but perhaps not the best rooftop view in Bangkok   And I must admit, its multi-level layout wasn't all that convenient.   Nor is it really a night entertainment 'Scene'... it seems more a place where people go with a friend or two to be seen.   Or, perhaps most of the customers are Frazer Suite guests satisfying their curiosity.   Perhaps its just me - perhaps I had great expectations, and found it just about the same as any other rooftop lounge in any other hotel...   We needn't wish them prosperity, they are already overbooking every evening, and many customers are left standing the entire time with their drinks in their hand...
 SOI  AMBASSADOR  (Sukhumvit Soi 11) 

            Yet another pic for the Archives of the Zanzibar.   Relaxing outdoor motif, live music.   They keep on keeping on...
 SOI  AMBASSADOR  (Sukhumvit Soi 11) 

  QUEEN's  PARK  PLAZA  
MAP
            The Time Out 129 has moved into the old, and just closed 'Nan's Bar'.   Welcome them to partytown.
 QUEEN's  PARK  PLAZA  (Sukhumvit 22) 

            The long-standing bar restaurant Baan Beer has added a Muay Thai boxing ring to their menu of delights found within.   If we can take a page from history, I've taken note through the years that a number of other Nightspots have attempted to include Muay Thai, and they have all failed - quickly.   Just sayin'....




 QUEEN's  PARK  PLAZA  (Sukhumvit 22) 

            The small (Unnamed Bar Beer) just across from the Sin Bin has pulled its shutters around and called it night - or so it would seem.   Lets give it a breather and see if they reopen by this next upcoming survey...
( No photo available )
 QUEEN's  PARK  PLAZA  (Sukhumvit 22) 

 SOI  DEAD  ARTISTS  
MAP
            The Araya 3 Massage has fallen headlong into the Abyss, only to be replaced by the brand-new Kyoto Massage - operant descriptor unchanged.   Welcome to the slippery slope....

 SOI  DEAD  ARTISTS  (Sukhumvit 33) 

            The newly opened My Raku Massage has had a number of names (and a number of owners) over the years, most recently, My Therapy Massage (or sometimes - My Theraphy).   They have, however kept the same staff of well-trained masseuses.   Welcome them to the machine.

 SOI  DEAD  ARTISTS  (Sukhumvit 33) 

 SOI  EDEN  
MAP
            The Nannie (Brown) Blue actually opened last month on the closure of its predecessor, the B & A Bistro Bar but they hadn't selected a name yet.   This month we wish them a belated welcome to the nightgames...
 QUEEN's  PARK  PLAZA  (Sukhumvit 22) 

 SOI  TWILIGHT  
MAP
            This month we capture the dynamic details of what is likely the 'iconic' signage in Soi Twilight : the Dream Boys / The Boys neon.   One of two of Bangkok's major gay Night Entertainment Areas.   We note this periodically, as those interested in the gay life want to know where to go, and those not interested want to know where not to go....   (Note: turn down the sound before you run the clip...)
 SOI  COWBOY 


 

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A PAGE FROM Bangkok's NIGHTSCENE HISTORY....

20 YEARS AGO

April

With thanks to Cool Text - cooltext.com

Bangkok Eyes goes back in time to see
Who was new - And who was through
in the Expat Night Entertainment world.
How many of these old 'oases'
do you remember ?

Patpong I
April 1998

   *  No changes that month / year. -



Patpong 2
April 1998

   *  Eldorado became Eldorado Bar - Restaurant.   Currently that niche is occupied by Spankys (the original) - which is now calling itself 'Zpankys'....



Soi Cowboy
April 1998

   *  The New Popeyes reopened (closed for a month).   It would eventually become Spice Girls.   (Spice Girls is still there today).

   *  The Cowboy 2 became the Cowboy 2 Pizzeria...   Really.   It wouldn't last as a pizzeria, of course...



Nana Plaza
April 1998

   *  No changes that month / year. -



Soi Katoey
( Silom Soi 4 )
April 1998

   *    Hyper The Un-Club became Hyper Club.   They were located next to today's Telephone Pub.



Buckskin Joe Village
(~ November 1988 to November 2006)
(Also known -originally- as Tobacco Road or Soi Rot Fai or, 'The Tracks', and later as Machim [Thai] and Soi Zero)
April 1998

   *    The Machim Restaurant closed.

   *    The Tequila Bar closed.

   *    The Australia Bar closed.








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VICARIOUS ART CRIMES    #145


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But is it ....ART ?



Check out Bangkok's dedicated page at "BKK Graf.com" <link>



GRAFFITI IN THE NEWS




      Graffiti, while Universal and apparently ageless (see caveman art at your local museum), the game-changer, that which made it what it is today, was the paint spraycan.   Spraycan street art was, for the most part pioneered in the USA in the 1980's, and the forefront of the graffiti tidal wave to hit the rest of the world emanated from there.



      That tidal wave of spraycan graffiti spared virtually no country, and that would include the island nation of Taiwan.   Recently in the Press, and on the Internet there has been coverage of graffiti appearing (mostly) in the capital city of Taipei.   Along with these stories is a lot of verbiage giving the social background, social reaction and all the socio-intellectualizing you could possibly want to read - if that's your area of interest.   One such website giving plentiful coverage to a graffiti artist street-named DEBE is The News Lense - < link >



      Herein (above and below), are some samples of Taiwan's recent donations to the 'legal' and other walls of their cities, but without the copious 'explanations' and rationalizations (which boil down to youth rebelling against the older generation.)   --  [ YAAAWN.... ].





Graphic excerpts above are from Internet sources, and are, under current legal precedents and prevailing interpretations
considered 'Fair Use' under Copyright Law.   Copyright of all original artwork resides exclusively with the artists.








With thanks to Cool Text.com

Graffiti #1023
Floating Mugs
8 ft high x 5 ft



Graffiti #1024
Energy Drink
7 ft high x 10 ft



Graffiti #1025
Hip-Joined
8 ft high x 39 ft



Graffiti #1026
Ripjo
5 ft high x 4 ft



Graffiti #1027
Seeing-Eye Cat
6 ft high x 13 ft



Graffiti #1028
Such-And-Such
8 ft high x 18 ft



Graffiti #1029
Your Snooti
18 ft high x 41 ft



Bangkok Eyes is an historically based news outlet, and as such, all graphic excerpts herein are considered, under current legal precedents and
prevailing interpretations, 'Fair Use' under Copyright Law.   Copyright of any original artwork resides exclusively with the artists.

Bangkok's original site !





   The
MIDNITE HOUR
Graffiti Page is prepared by Staff Contributor "Boge" Hartman .


(Boge's photo, above, is not a graffiti per-se, although there are those who have insinuated....
- Ed)




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"The Archives" - All Our Back Issues Here

- 2018 -
01 JAN -   The Pub Crawl
01 FEB -   Bobby Passes On
01 MAR -    Nana - The Plaza - The Soi
01 APR -    Soi Dead Artists - Downsizing?
- 2017 -
01 JAN -   Soi 22 - the Survivor
01 FEB -    Hua Hin Nights
01 MAR -   Hooking-Up
01 APR -    Soi Than Tawan
01 MAY -    Our Saloon-Count Surveys
01 JUN -    Soi Bua Khao
01 JUL -    Soi 8 - Work In Progress
01 AUG -    NO PHOTO (more or less)
01 SEP -    Stickman Calls 'Time'
01 OCT -    Sweet Black Angel
01 NOV -    Thai King At Rest
01 DEC -    The Dark Arts

- 2016 -
01 JAN -   Railway Bazaar
01 FEB -   Sukhumvit Square Justice
01 MAR -    Paint the Neon Night
01 APR -    Udom Suk Reviste
01 MAY -    Soi Thaniya
01 JUN -    Soi Thonglor Re-up
01 JUL -    Massage Parlor Row
01 AUG -    Check Inn 99
01 SEP -    Pattaya A Go-Go
01 OCT -    Bangkok's Nitelife Maps
01 NOV -    Nitespot Demographics
01 DEC -    Pattaya's Soi 6

- 2015 -
01 JAN -    A Go-Go Bar Ratings
01 FEB -    Are Cops Gouging Nitelifers?
01 MAR -   Bad Company
01 APR -    LK Metro - Pattaya
01 MAY -    Soi 33 goes East
01 JUN -    Rachada Fades
01 JUL -    Freelancers
01 AUG -    Nana Plaza Map 2015
01 SEP -    Soi Nana Map 2015
01 OCT -    Walking Street - Pattaya
01 NOV -    Rachada - The Giant
01 DEC -    A Go-Go's Story

- 2014 -
01 JAN -   Bangkok's Got The Blues
01 FEB -   Soi 26 - Stayin' Alive
01 MAR -    Nightscene rues Mob
01 APR -    My Friend owns a Bar...
01 MAY -    Soi's 3, 5 and 7
01 JUN -    Curfew's Costly Cut
01 JUL -    Soi 13 Makes It's Move
01 AUG -    Pattaya Does The Twist
01 SEP -    Soi's 18 & 20 - Quieter is Better
01 OCT -    Soi's 10 & 14 - Lesser known Sois
01 NOV -    A Good Old Boy...
01 DEC -    Lang Suan & Sarasin

- 2013 -
01 JAN -    Not Fade Away - The Survivors
01 FEB -    Rare Old Photos
01 MAR -   Copa Reprise
01 APR -    Arise, Soi 22
01 MAY -    Where to Next ?
01 JUN -    Bangkok Noir
01 JUL -    MAPS - The Major Update
01 AUG -    Lamai Lamai Lamai
01 SEP -    Tim 'Wanchai' Young
01 OCT -    Soi Wall Street
01 NOV -    Little Thonglor - Soi 11
01 DEC -    Mississippi Queen

- 2012 -
01 JAN -    Mama-San
01 FEB -    Our 10th Anniversary Issue !
01 MAR -    How Gay Nana ?
01 APR -    Sukhumvit' Soi 23 - The Big Picture
01 MAY -    Khao San Road - Unique Bazaar
01 JUN -    Ekamai - It Used To Be Too Far
01 JUL -    Nightlife Pioneers
01 AUG -    The New Puritans
01 SEP -    Nana - On It's Own
01 OCT -    FAIL - War on Nitespot Drugs
01 NOV -    Patpong Unbroken
01 DEC -    Drugs & the Nightscene in History
- 2011 -
01 JAN -    Patpong's 'Glory Days'
01 FEB -    Nightlife In A Digital Age
01 MAR -    Co-Co Walk Plaza
01 APR -    Soi 33 Septemberes On
01 MAY -    Nightlife Permissiveness
01 JUN -    Ghosts of Nitelife Past
01 JUL -    STATE - The Cinema, Soi & Area
01 AUG -    Soi Darling
01 SEP -    Sri Nakarin South
01 OCT -    Soi 8 Reprise
01 NOV -    Floodless in Bangkok
01 DEC -    Soi Udomsuk

- 2010 -
01 JAN -    Street Bars II - The triple-Dip
01 FEB -    Our Kind Of Art - II    - Chris Coles
01 MAR -    The Dead Artist Bars - Soi 33
01 APR -    "Soi Ginza" - Thaniya Road
01 MAY -    Night Scene Blues (Red Shirts 1)
01 JUN -    Nitespots Recover Slowly (Reds 2)
01 JUL -    World Cup Special
01 AUG -    Those Old Photos
01 SEP -    The German Invasion
01 OCT -    Racism & Prejudice
01 NOV -    Soi 11 Revisited
01 DEC -    Soi 22 Updater


- 2009 -
01 JAN -    The Santika Fire
01 FEB -    Salt & Pepper
01 MAR -    Nana Plaza - Update & Maps
01 APR -    Soi Nana Update
01 MAY -    The Nightscene & The Riots
01 JUN -    "19" Re-Focus
01 JUL -    Rain Dogs - The Underground
01 AUG -    Soi Thonglor - A bridge-too-far
01 SEP -    Ban Chang - Our Little Secret
01 OCT -    The "Ginza Effect'
01 NOV -    Royal City Avenue (RCA)
01 DEC -    Sutthisan & The Inthamara's

- 2008 -
01 JAN -    2007 - Looking Back
01 FEB -    Owning A Bar
01 MAR -    Expat's Bangkok
01 APR -    Nude Dancing
01 MAY -    After Midnite
01 JUN -    Night Scene In Flux
01 JUL -    Our Kind Of Art
01 AUG -    trendy Plaza Reprise
01 SEP -    The Elephants Are ....Back
01 OCT -    Grand Prix Intro
01 NOV -    Grand Prix - Rick's Story
01 DEC -    "Old Bangkok Hand"

- 2007 -
01 JAN -    Bombs Blast Bangkok
01 FEB -    Bangkok's Nightscene Websites
01 MAR -    Prasitipol Dance Bar To Fall
01 APR -    Soi 5 Neon Review
01 MAY -    A Go-Go Bangkok
01 JUN -    Arise ! Soi 11
01 JUL -    Anatomy Of A Bar Area
01 AUG -    Soi 26 - Too Far ?
01 SEP -    Chuwit Guilty
01 OCT -    Daytime Nana Plaza
01 NOV -    Cowboy - All Of It
01 DEC -    Another Nitespot Area Falls

- 2006 -
01 JAN -    Pattaya Ascending
01 FEB -    A Go-Go Then & Now
01 MAR -    ' Madrid '
01 APR -    White Heat
01 MAY -    Politics & Nightlife
01 JUN -    Fagin's Bratpack
01 JUL -    King Bhumibol's 60th Anniversary
01 AUG -    Soi 10 - The Final Shaft
01 SEP -    Pattaya's Soi Bua Khow
01 OCT -    Rachada's Other Face
01 NOV -    Soi 22s Other Bars
01 DEC -    Soi Eden Goes A Go-Go

- 2005 -
01 JAN -    Asoke Plaza Crushed
01 FEB -    The 'Nana Scene'
01 MAR -    Asoke Plaza Smashed Again
01 APR -    Sukhumvit 1 Plaza 'Arrives'
01 MAY -    Welcome 'Soi Eden'
01 JUN -    Bangkok's Bareback Riders
01 JUL -    Soi 22 - A Macro View
01 AUG -    Nana's Slide
01 SEP -    Cowboy Street Scene
01 OCT -    The Pattaya Run
01 NOV -    Soi 19 In Focus
01 DEC -    Bad Girls

- 2004 -
01 JAN -    Bangkok's Darkest Year
01 FEB -    Where Is trink ?
01 MAR -    Soi 33 Just Won't Stop
01 APR -    Cracks In The Crackdown
01 MAY -    In The Zone
01 JUN -    "Night-Scene Jumbos
01 JUL -    Easy Square 'On The Map'
01 AUG -    Soi 1 Entertainment Plaza
01 SEP -    Khlong Toey Revisited
01 OCT -    Koh Samui's Night Scene
01 NOV -    Soi 1 Opens
01 DEC -  &nbnbsp; The Bangkok Pub Scene

- 2003 -
01 JAN -    Cowboy Crackdown
01 FEB -    Sukhumvit Square Smashed
01 MAR -    Soi 10 Survivors
01 APR -    War & The Night Scene
01 MAY -    Entertainment Blues
01 JUN -    '13 Night Market' Reborn
01 JUL -    Clinton Plaza Falls
01 AUG -    Soi 24 Nightscene Review
01 SEP -    Does Soi Nana Measure Up?
01 OCT -    Patpong - Legend & Myth
01 NOV -    Easy Square 'Launched'
01 DEC -    Soi Cowboy Urine-Swoop

- 2002 -
(OUR 2002 TEST COLUMNS :)
01 FEB -    January: Big Changes In Bar Scene
09 JUN -    Sukhumvit Square 'Explosion'

(OUR REGULAR COLUMNS BEGIN :)
20 JUN -    Soi 22's Queen's Park Plaza
01 JUL -    Clinton Plaza - Already Dead?
01 AUG -    Bar Beers Now "Major Players"
16 AUG -    July: Bar Beers Gaining Ground
01 SEP -    A Go-Gos A-building
17 SEP -    Virtual Bars
01 OCT -    A History In The Making
01 NOV -    Pool Bars Come Of Age
01 DEC -    November's Night Follies
15 DEC -    Genesis: Sukhumvit's Night Scene


01 JAN -    Seminal Survey -Paradisio Closes
- 2001 -
01 JAN -    Baccara opens in Cowboy
01 FEB -    Club Habanos Closes - PP1
01 MAR -    Ferang Connection Closes - Nana
01 APR -    Rock Hard BB Open - Clinton Pl.
01 MAY -    Las Vegas Opens - Cowboy
01 JUN -    'Wall Street' Opens - Soi 33
01 JUL -    Vixens Closes - Nana
01 AUG -    6 A Go-Go's Shut - Clinton Pl.
01 SEP -    Pussy Collection Opens - PP1
01 OCT -    Girl Friend Closes - PP1
01 NOV -    Rainbow III Opens - Nana
01 DEC -    White House Reopens - Clinton Pl.


- 2000 -
JAN -    'Cowboy Annex' Starts Up
FEB -    Agogo 2000 new at Nana
MAR -    Flowers - Clinton's 1st A Go-Go
APR -    Angel Witch new at Nana
MAY -    Dubliner now at Washington Sq
JUN -    Coco Loco opens at Clinton Pl.
JUL -    Bottoms Up new at Nana
AUG -    Crack House opens at Clinton Pl.
SEP -    Doll House / White House open at Clinton
OCT -    Rock Hard to open at Clinton Pl.
NOV -    Big Dogs opens at Nana
DEC -    Lolita opens in Cowboy Annex

- 1999 -
JAN -    Masquerade Closes @ Nana
FEB -    "Entertainment Plaza" Start-Up
MAR -    SuperStar is PP SuperBar !
APR -    Washington Square goes Critical
MAY-    New Klymaxx closes (Cowboy)
JUN -    'Wet Lips opens (Cowboy)
JUL -    Sam 2000 opens (Cowboy)
AUG -    Monica's opens (Clinton Plaza)
SEP -    Muzzik Cafe open on PP1
OCT -    No Probl'm now Cat's Meow
NOV -    Titty Twisters opens at Nana
DEC -    Londoner Brew Pub new on Soi 33
- 1998 -
JAN -    Nancy Bar opens on Floor 2, Nana
FEB -    Tabasco Charlies opens - (NEP)
MAR -    Cowboy 2 is a 'Pizzaria' - Soi Cowboy
APR -    New A Go Go Duck opens - Cowboy
MAY -    Raw Hide opens on Cowboy
JUN -    Para Disio opens - Floors 2 & 3 - NEP
JUL -    Patpong Cafe opens - PP2
AUG -    'Funny Girls' becomes 'Girlfriend' - PP1
SEP -    Masquerade opens on 3rd Floor - NEP
OCT -    Virgo opens on Cowboy
NOV -    Obsession, Beverly Hills, Red Lips open
DEC -    Lucifer Disko Tk opens atop Radio City

- 1997 -
JAN -    'Hot Rods' opens @ Nana
FEB -    Crazy Lady closes (Nana)
MAR -    3 Lounges closed - 'The Ramp'
APR -    Blue Sky Bar closes - PP1
MAY -    Crackdown at Nana
JUN -    Crystal Palace opens - PP2
JUL -    Limelight closes - PP1
AUG -    Rainbow II opens @ Nana
SEP -    Cowboy's Butterfly Gone
OCT -    Shadow drops Crazy Jack (Cowboy)
NOV -    Hollywood 2 now on 3rd Floor (NEP)
DEC -    Susies opens @ Buckskin Joe Village
- 1996 -
JAN -    Shooters opens on 3rd Floor (NEP)
FEB -    XTC Closes, then Reopens (NEP)
MAR -    Tapas back on line (Soi Katoey)
APR -    Long Gun expands (2X) [Cowboy]
MAY -    Apache reopens on 'The Boy'
JUN -    Pink Panther "upstairs" closes
JUL -    Iconic Mile's Place gone...
AUG -    Upstairs Touch Bar closes (PP1)
SEP -    Pharaoh opens in NEP carpark
OCT -    Spirit House opens in NEP
NOV -    Crazy Lady opens in NEP
DEC -    Long Gun 2 opens (now Rawhide)

- 1995 -
JAN -    PP1 Butterfly Closed
FEB -    Camelot Castle Opens
MAR -    NEPs Bubble Gum gone...
APR -    Tiny 'Imagine' Closed
MAY -    (Quietest month on record)
JUN -    NEPs Mon Cherie axed
JUL -    Play Skool opens (NEP)
AUG -    Opium Club new on The Ramp
SEP -    D.L Irish Pub (ex: Bamboo's)
OCT -    NEP 3rd Floor Opens
NOV -    Klymaxx 2 opens on Cowboy
DEC -    Chicks opens upstairs (PP1)
- 1994 -
JAN -    Takara Bar opens upstairs
FEB -    Big Blue 1 now on Cowboy
MAR -    Playboy opens ex: Takara Bar
APR -    Pretty Girl opens in Nana
MAY -    Smile Club opens at last
JUN -    Sawasdee Club opens in PP2
JUL -    Bumble Bee new in Cowboy
AUG -    Queen's Castle II axes Suzie Wong
SEP -    Voodoo opens in Nana
OCT -    SuperStar closes then reopens
NOV -    Radio City takes over Smile Club
DEC -    Marina take over Montana on Ramp

- 1993 -
JAN -       -
FEB -       -
MAR -   Saloons - More Areas Added
APR -    Saloons -Adding "Nana"
MAY -    Red Diamond Closed
JUN -    Saloons - Tomatohead Closes
JUL -    Pretty Lady A Go Go
AUG -    Mars Party House closed
SEP -    Matterhorn & Star Pub
OCT -    Sawasdee Cocktail Lounge - New
NOV -    Thigh Bar name change
DEC -    Smile Club to open...
- 1990 -
JAN -    Buckskin Joe - Initial Survey

- 1989 -
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