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01 October 2017
William R.  Morledge

October's Nightlife News
Bangkok's Bars - 20 Years Ago  
A Smile in the Land of Smiles.
Reader's Corner:  
Graffiti #139 : Urban Nation Gallery

      With apologies to the Rolling Stones for taking our headline from their song 1. (and using it out of context), we note, as have the newspapers and several other Night Entertainment blogs, that there is an increasing density of black ladies-of-the-evening on the prowl at the lower end of Sukhumvit Road.

Polychromous negotiations in front of the Landmark Hotel.

      In this regard, a number of people have mentioned to us that there have been so-called 'foreign invasions' of varying nationalities over the years, but they have been (largely) of the male variety, not-so-much female.   (Starting in 1976, the German 'invasion', then the Japanese 'invasion', the Arab 'invasion'....  ....and now the Chinese 'invasion'.)   Those of you who have been here for any length of time will recall that this is not accurate.   In 2005-2006 there was a distinct influx of what was called (by some) the "Russian hooker invasion", which was actually an influx of young ladies from a number of East European countries.     *Click* to see our article White Heat <link> in our April 2006 edition.

Still.....   blondes have more fun....

      This particular so-called 'invasion' from the Dark Continent has been growing slowly for a couple of years, only now receiving Media attention - as the increasing numbers on the street become unavoidably obvious.   Part of the reason they are more noticeable is they are decidedly more aggressive than the home-grown variety of 'ladies-of-the-evening'.   ( But take note, the 'new-kids-on-the-block' from Africa are not half as aggressive as Bangkok's local transvestite hookers [katoeys]. )

A long night for a short lady....

      There has not been any perceptible crackdown on this curbside build-up of young African ladies - but then why would there be?   This very same area of Sukhumvit Road - centered at Soi Nana - is where the transvestite hookers [katoeys] continue their nightly prowl around the entrance to Nana Plaza, and the local demimondaines continue to crowd around the Nana Hotel parking lot.   -And neither of these groups is being harassed by Bangkok's Men In Too-Tight Uniforms for what is, at least on the ledger-book, an illegal act - or three.   How long this 'Sweet Dark Angels' demographic bubble will last is anyone's guess, but it has been around long enough to garner a paragraph, or two, in the ongoing history of Bangkok's Night Entertainment Scene.



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Queen's Park Plaza - Family Outing?


Probably a bit out of the blue, and I'm guessing the first time you've been asked this.

I enjoy your column on the comings and goings of nightlife areas.   I've been coming to Bangkok and Thailand a couple of times a year for about 15 years.

In January, I am coming with my 13 year old son, as a coming of (teen)age kind of trip.   Mostly we will be riding a motorbike out of Chiang Mai, but we have a couple of nights in BKK first.

One of my favourite things about BKK, is the beer bars of Queen's Park Plaza (which I think is the last remnant of them since the demise of Soi Zero and Washington Sq.).   I love playing pool, buying the girls drinks for the pleasure of their company, and generally having a moderately wild time.

My usual program is Queen's Park Plaza and especially Lucky Bar from about 2pm, until 10pm, when I move over to watch the chaos on Soi Cowboy.

Will have The Boy in the hotel before 10pm, but wondering whether you think the bars of Queen's Park Plaza would be OK with a 13YO in the early afternoon until early evening before things 'hot up'.

If not Queen's Park Plaza, any ideas of bars kind of like that, but more PG than R rated?


Greetings, D,

The posted legal age for entering a bar is 20 years of age, and is in effect whether or not signs have been posted.   There is always the chance that a police check at any time could prove to be uncomfortable for you and your son, to say the least.   But it would be much more unpleasant for the bar - as the bar could be closed down for an arbitrary and lengthy period.

That having been said, should you want to try visiting the QPP in the afternoon with your son, the best policy is to ask around at the bars first, as you would likely get different answers at different bars.   Many of these 'bar beers' and 'pool bars' are actually licensed as "restaurants" and not "bars", and have different rules by which they must abide.   You might want to check on the license(s) with the management.   In the event of a police check, it would of course be best to be visiting a venue registered as a 'restaurant'.

If asked, be prepared to tell a police officer that you were assured by the manager that the venue was a restaurant, and not a bar, and that your sole objective was to spend the afternoon playing pool.   Of course, it would be prudent to make sure your son is not drinking or holding an alcoholic beverage, and that the chit in the cup supports the fact that he is drinking a non-alcoholic beverage.   Should you decide to proceed, there will always be some risk, however small, and I would be remiss if I didn't make note.

Some general Info:      If at the back of QPP, it is almost (ALMOST) a certainty that there will be no police checks in the afternoons / early evenings.   The police do tend to check regularly at the QPP after 02:00 hours, as many of the bars there stay open until 03:00 - 04:00 hrs, and the police drift over from Soi Cowboy after it has closed - to see what is going on, and perhaps to see what's in it for them by letting the QPP bars stay open longer than the allowed....

Also for info.   Technically (and absurdly) speaking, between 2pm - 5pm, and midnight - 11am it is illegal to sell alcohol.   While this has never (to my knowledge) been enforced in any bars open in the daytime, any such police check during that time could prove embarrassing, or worse, should alcohol be on sale and the police decided to make an issue of it.

B. Hartman

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No question.., just feedback.   Do enjoy your site.   Keep up the good work.   I read it every week regardles if I am in SEA or Europe at the time.

Greetings, Anders,

Very much appreciate the feedback.   Thanks for writing in.

B. Hartman


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'Boge' Hartman
Historical Research
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Let the October 2017 Follies  begin-

            Mizu's is the true mollusk of Patpong 1 - opening shortly after the end of World War II, it was the original home of the Foreign Correspondents Club of Thailand.   Our greatest fear is that it will close before we have had a chance to do full photo coverage of upstairs and downstairs for the historical records....

            The Thai Smile Bar has closed its doors - perhaps for the last time - if our gander through the window was seeing things correctly.   We'll keep an eye out, and if it comes back on line, we shall duly report....

            Alack-and-alas...   Cowboy's Five Star bar sits darkened and gutted to the gunwales...   It has been there for at least 25 years - before we were keeping regular surveys of the Bar Areas.   Greener grass, ladies....   We have included a couple of archive photos below.

-File photos 2008

            Excuse us as we hack our way ever so slowly through the vagaries of learning how to present decent video clips on MIDNITE HOUR - what with finding a reliable editing / compression app with universal codecs....   This month we have attempted to capture Spankys animated signage - something that just couldn't be done with still photography...   We shall include this clip in the archives.


            Caught in the midweek monsoon deluge, we ducked into the new Hillary 1, and as the rain didn't let up, we decided to try a pizza.   While we waited, we met a number of the superstar outside waitresses - each with a classic Thai Smile...   Several of the young ladies spotted our Sony camera going to waste - and requested a near-endless number of photos.   One of those appearing below.


    More Than A Rumor...

Hey, just a darn minute... something is not right here...   Hillary 2 is throwing a 20th Birthday Party for the Climax Disco....(Did we hear that correctly?)   But, you say, Climax closed down on Soi Ambassador a few months ago, and it definitely has not reopened.   On further investigation, one of the senior staff explained: sometime before the end of the year the Climax will reopen in its original location - and the ongoing celebrations are, in part, an affirmation of that reopening.   Like we said, more than a rumor, less than a fact....

            The latest bar to open in the Rajah Hotel compound is the Yardbird.   A mini bar, actually, but you never know - from tiny acorns...   Welcome them as they cast their lot with the rest.

         On a general topic, the Rajah Hotel has a considerably greater amount of space available for future Night Entertainment Venues than would be apparent to the casual observer.   In addition to the as-yet unopened areas in the upstairs and downstairs of the outbuilding at the right, the entire 2nd level above the new Hillary 1 awaits new Nightspots.   As does the entire 2nd level above the recently closed Night Witch Bangkok.   (Who knew !).   And additionally to all of the above, when the new structures (old Hillary 1 area) are completed, there will be additional ground level space for potential Nitespots.   This would potentially create a Night Entertainment Area as large as Nana Plaza.   Not that this will likely eventuate - for one, without A Go-Go licenses, the area is forever limited: it will never be more than BBs and Pool Bars....

            Located deep in Soi Nana, the Naree Massage is sporting some new signage - at last something that can be seen from down the street a ways.   May they continue to slip and slide...

            The Heaven's Bar (located across from the entrance to Soi 6) has closed yet again.   It appears to be caught up in the renovations of the entire complex.   Another wait-and-see, but somehow we don't think it will be resurrected after the compound upgrade....

What's Your Sign?


Since the almost universal availability of the 'Smart Phone' and messaging apps such as LINE and WhatsApp that allow video VOIP, deaf mutes in Thailand have reaped an Order-Of-Magnitude emancipation of communication.   No one anticipated the deaf-mute population would be able to 'sign' to any other deaf-mute in any part of the globe - using available WiFi.   Marvelous...
 SOI  NANA (Sukhumvit Soi 4) 

            The Adam Spa is now just The Adam - but with much larger neon.   Yes, it's still a 'spa'...

 SOI  22  
            Rising from the ashes of what was once the Cave Club (up until three months ago - ground floor Holiday Inn) is the brand-new Talli.   Welcome them to partytown.

     We at MIDNITE HOUR couldn't help but pick the Talli exterior as the Door Art Of The Month - stark red blasting out of the dark corner that used to be the Cave Club.   This time around, the signage is more than easily spotted by passing street traffic - a big plus...

 SOI  22  (Sukhumvit) 

            The Five & Nine started out as a restaurant a few months ago, so we paid scant attention.   However we were met with bar hostesses sitting on the small verandah this time around.   We asked: it is now a bar (but they still serve food...)   Let the nightgames begin....
 SOI  22  (Sukhumvit) 

            The deep-in-the-soi Keep In Touch, open about two months now - has some new signage worthy of note - it can actually be seen from the top of the soi (Soi Starlight).   Keep on runnin'...
 SOI  22  (Sukhumvit) 

            The Luna Lounge has sprung up from nowhere in the old upstairs digs of the long-defunct Overground.   Located in the Honey Plaza enclave - which may be a problem as far as being seen by passing foot traffic.   Nevertheless, welcome them to the bright lights, big city....
 SOI  22  (Sukhumvit) 

            The Marigold Massage has also put up some new signage - out at roadside, where it can do some good...   May they fare well on the slippery slopes....
 SOI  22  (Sukhumvit) 

            Insanity is big and bright and proven to be an extremely entertaining and successful Nitespot.   However, I, from another era, don't know what constitutes the gray matter between the ears of the modern 'clubber'.   In our day, there were disk jockeys [DJ's] with a sense of music, a sense of humor and a sense of who they were.   They knew they were there to play music - they had no pretensions of Superstardom.   Wolfman Jack, Huggie Boy, Art Laboe just to name a few.   Do today's clubbers really flock to Night Entertainment Venues because there is a super hot DJ (or three)?   Today, we see DJ's promoted on giant posters, newspaper entertainment sheets and marquees as the next coming of Elvis.   Rather than ranting on, our thoughts have been paralleled 'to a T' by commentator Paul Joseph Watson (with apologies for borrowing his copyrighted material) :
"There is .... this bizarre exultation of modern DJ's as if they're Magicians of Musicianship, when they're just pretentious wankers whose sole function involves pressing a button every five minutes.   At least old-school DJ's used to require a few practical skills to entertain a crowd.   Now thanks to Electronic Dance Music -EDM- the enjoyment of which requires the listener to be mashed off his tits on bath salts, even Paris f-ing Hilton is calling herself a "DJ".
 SOI  AMBASSADOR  (Sukhumvit Soi 11) 

            Wax Sugar Club have reopened, and put up some less conspicuous neon over the door (not as seen in the file photo below).   Let the rock continue to rock...
 SOI  AMBASSADOR  (Sukhumvit Soi 11) 

            Zaks remains a busy Nitespot (at least downstairs) - their outdoor lounge is most conducive.   May they keep on keeping on.   
 SOI  AMBASSADOR  (Sukhumvit Soi 11) 

            The Harmony 2 Massage, located on the ground level behind the parking lot in the Fenix Bldg, didn't stand a chance - or so we thought...   This time around, they had in fact reopened, lights ablaze - they are obviously back full-tilt.   Welcome them back to the neon circus.
 SOI  AMBASSADOR  (Sukhumvit Soi 11) 

            While mid-survey, in need of resting weary feet, we chanced by the White Bar at the very back of the QPP for a cool Schweppes tonic.   In later conversation with the vivacious proprietress (3rd from the right, below) she requested we promote the White Bar on Bangkok Eyes.   The service being great, and the servers being friendly, we could only say 'OK'.
 QUEEN's  PARK  PLAZA  (Sukhumvit 22) 

            The Classic Club finally went the way of the Hesperornis - after running on empty for the last several months (and lately without a sign).   Don't you know what the night can do?
 QUEEN's  PARK  PLAZA  (Sukhumvit 22) 

            The Check Inn 99 now seems to be running with a full head of steam.   We thought of making Check Inn 99 the Door Art of the Month, but we are holding out for their trademark marquee'd awning...   Get down tonight....

 SOI  DEAD  ARTISTS  (Sukhumvit 33) 

            Now that Blue Heaven has moved out from the back of the small alley next to Tenderloins, the Anego has ratcheted it up a notch.   Let 'er rip, then, gents.
 SOI  DEAD  ARTISTS  (Sukhumvit 33) 

            The Tsubaki Club has taken over (expanded into) their now-defunct next door neighbor's digs (the Tomoe Club).   When we stopped by to talk to the mamasan, we noted an impressive bevy of attractive hostesses awaiting prospective Japanese customers....
 SOI  DEAD  ARTISTS  (Sukhumvit 33) 

            The Tsudoi is the latest Nitespot to give up Soi Dead Artists for greener pastures (they have a map of their new location taped to the door, for those interested).   May they be dealt a better hand....
 SOI  DEAD  ARTISTS  (Sukhumvit 33) 

            The Kocho Ran massage has closed down, and they are renovating late into the nights.   Only time will tell if they reopen, or if a new Nitespot will take their place.
 SOI  DEAD  ARTISTS  (Sukhumvit 33) 

            What was, as late as last month, the Bai Fern Massage has become the Cheers Bar (but they still have massage upstairs)...   Break a leg, ladies...
 SOI  EDEN   (Sukhumvit 7/1) 

            Monsoon rains generally provide an inch to 2 inches of water in Soi Eden, thereby discouraging nightcrawlers from wading in.   Not to worry, we only have about one more month of rainy season before the beginning of the cool season....
 SOI  EDEN   (Sukhumvit 7/1) 

            The Casablanca (actually Dick's Cafe Bangkok) now closes on Thursdays - and the only way you would know that is if you wade through a sea of parked motorcycles to read a very tiny sign.   Or, of course, read it here....






With thanks to Cool Text -

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
October 1997

   *  - No changes that month / year. -

Patpong 2
October 1997

   *  - No changes that month / year. -

Soi Cowboy
October 1997

   *  The Bluebird Lounge opened on the 2nd level of Bluebird Club.   Bluebird (all floors) would eventually become Baccara - which is still at that location.

   *  Crazy Jack's Shadow dropped "Crazy Jack's" - becoming just Shadow - after Crazy Jack died under mysterious circumstances while up-country.   This loc is currently the Crazy Cat.

Nana Plaza
October 1997

   *    A new bar, initially unnamed, opened on the 3rd Level.   It would eventually be named Hollywood II Rock & Roll.

Soi Katoey
( Silom Soi 4 )
October 1997

   *    The Gold Star Bar closed down.   It was located just next-door, and deeper in the Soi, to today's Banana Bar on 4.

Buckskin Joe Village
(~ October 1988 to October 2006)
(Also known -originally- as Tobacco Road or Soi Rot Fai or, 'The Tracks', and later as Machim [Thai] and Soi Zero)
October 1997

   *  No changes that month / year. -




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But is it ....ART ?

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


In a nation where everything is either mandatory or forbidden, graffiti is, of course one of the more seriously enforced 'verboten' activities (unless the owner gives permission [?!] ).   So it is a most interesting anomaly that Berlin's Bülowstraße (Bulow Street) has become vast 'walking graffiti exhibition' - everything from mega-murals on multistory buildings to lamppost doodles...

The Urban Nation Museum for Urban Contemporary Art

It is therefore not surprising that Berlin's newest art gallery, The Urban Nation Museum for Urban Contemporary Art, would be located on Bulow Street.   The museum, dedicated primarily to 'Street Art' is itself is decorated on the outside with various graf murals, while within it contains a number of original graf works from invited street artists, and reproductions of local mega-murals and other 'pieces'.

An Urban Nation inspired 'mural' on Bulow Street.

The Urban Nation doesn't reveal its obviously deep-pocketted sponsors, but does engage in a lot of the anticipated artsy-phartsy word-spiel on their grander mission of giving graf artists the opportunities 'they deserve' and to 'realize themselves', and of course, on the preservation of the artwork.   Their motto: "Connect. Create. Care. "-" Connect. Create. Protect".

A view inside the Urban Nation gallery showing several reproductions.

They also claim to be "the first (gallery) dedicated to street art in the world".   This is not, of course, accurate - and a rather bold claim, in that they don't even have to walk very far to find the East Side Gallery - which displays approximately 105 works created in 1990 by a selection of artists from around the planet.   It is a full 1,316 meters of the actual Berlin Wall, but that's another story.....   To visit, click here:

Another iteration of the 'open' side of the Urban Nation museum.

So should you be in Berlin, and want to immerse yourself in the full visual spectactle of their graffiti scene, indoors and out, do not miss the opportunity to take a walking tour of Bulow Street.   Should you be interested in a sneak-peek visual tour of the Urban Nation gallery and its showcasing of 150 various street artists (at last count), click here: URBAN NATION GALLERY .

The much-talked-about Eagle at the Urban Nation gallery.

Another Bulow Street scene.

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

Graffiti #988
High Tide
6 ft high x 3 ft

Graffiti #982
Primal Group
12 ft high x 19 ft

Graffiti #983
Something Happened...
10 ft high x 10 ft

Graffiti #984
The Boys R Back In Town
8 ft high x 39 ft

Graffiti #985
8 ft high x 14 ft

Graffiti #986
10 ft high x 5 ft  (center panel)

Graffiti #987
7 ft high x 13 ft

Bangkok Eyes is an historical 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 !

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)

--- Datzit Fernow

William R. Morledge


"The Archives" - All Our Back Issues Here

- 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

- 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 -
01 FEB -    January: Big Changes In Bar Scene
09 JUN -    Sukhumvit Square 'Explosion'

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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