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01 August 2018
William R.  Morledge

August's Nightlife News
Bangkok's Bars - 20 Years Ago  
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Reader's Corner: A Bar is a Bar?
Graffiti #149 : Bangkok's own Graff

      Recently we received a video clip from a long-staying farang showing over 25 Night Entertainment Venues in the Udorn area from the 1960s-1970s.   More pix than we had ever seen, cumulatively, of 'The Scene' in and around Udorn during the Viet Nam War era.

     The closest thing to an unbroken "Strip", from right - to left, was the Wolverine Bar, the Ciro's Bar & Restaurant (Ciro Bar), the Lido No. 1 Bar, and the Golden Horse (apologies, no full pic of Golden Horse currently available).   The Wolverine has survived to the present, albeit at a new location and a slightly changed modus operandi.   The Wolverine has another (historical) distinction - it was the first A Go-Go bar (some say, 'Only' A Go-Go) in Udorn during the Viet Nam War era.
 UDORN  THANI  60's  -  70's  

         As the fates would have it, an old friend from that era was visiting Bangkok, and over a beer or three, he expressed complete surprise that there was even a US military presence in Thailand (other than G.I.s on R&R).   I proceeded to give him the thumbnail rundown; the max strength of the US forces in Thailand during the 1965-1976 period was just at 47,000 personnel, mostly Air Force personnel - and this figure did not include the short-stay R&R numbers.   He remained bewildered, and asked what were they all doing here?   I noted that most were in support of Air Force activities in Viet Nam, to include bombing runs, but there was a number of other primary activities, such as the 'listening posts' at Doi Inthanon, and (in Udorn) Ramasun Station.   There was also support for our unpublicized activities in Laos, mostly from Nakhon Phanom (NKP), to include most of the SOG missions into Laos and Viet Nam.

     The Oscar Bath & Massage was one of half a dozen massage parlors in the day.   The Oscar, revamped, exists today in nearly the same location.
 UDORN  THANI  60's  -  70's  

      My friend remained in a state of quiet amazement.   Why hadn't he heard of any of this?   His next question; "Why don't you write a book about this?"   I noted that there was already a number of books on the subject.   But no, no book, not this lifetime.   Nevertheless, what with my newly received video tape of Udorn's Nightlife in hand, it dawned on me that there has yet to be a comprehensive compilation of the US Military Entertainment Scene in Udorn during those war years.   The fire under me having been lit - I knew I would have to chase down as much as I could on Udorn's Nightlife during those years, and attempt to put it all in context.   

     The Champagne Room was one of the most-remembered of the 60s - 70s Nightspots.   How many of you checked out its "Special Super Secret Show"?
 UDORN  THANI  60's  -  70's  

      This 'Udorn Quest', as I now call it, has consumed an entire month of bothering friends on their recollections, and researching the far extremes of the Internet.   Much of what I found was repetition of what had already been sent to me, but I would often come across color pics I had previously downloaded in black-and-white.   And I was also able to find an additional 10 photos - as well as a 'Night Entertainment Map' referencing a number of Venues for which I have yet to locate photos.   I have included the map at the end of this article.

     The Junpen Club proved to be so popular they opened the Junpen Two, which was more a supper / night club than the original.
 UDORN  THANI  60's  -  70's  

      Udorn's primary 60's and 70's Night Entertainment Area was in the Mak Khaeng District, about 4 to 5 kilometers due north from the airport - the then US Air Force Base at Udorn, which provided the bulk of the Nightlife customer base.   If you didn't catch base-provided transport, the default mode of transportation was the three-wheeled pedal-samlor - which was a substantial bit of exercise for the driver.   Additionally, servicemen from Ramasun Station and other outlying sites also made the journey into Mak Khaeng.   (We note that Mak Khaeng remains a nominal center for entertainment to this day.)

     A great pic of the Mona Liza Bar.   Just next to it can be seen the Happy Bar and then the Crazy Horse (a better pic of these two bars to follow).
 UDORN  THANI  60's  -  70's  

      The airstrip itself was built in 1950 as a Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) base, however due to geopolitical and strategic considerations, in 1961 an agreement between the US and Thai governments was struck which allowed US military to jointly manage and independently utilize Udorn Air Base - along with four other Air Bases.   Depending on who is doing the head-count, the other bases were Ubon, Utapao, Nakhon Phatom (NKP) and Don Muang, Bangkok (some would also add Takhli to this listing...).   Even so, there was no significant influx of US military personnel into Udorn in support of the Viet Nam conflict until 1965, at which time an advance Signal detachment also arrived to kick off a satellite installation in the Udorn district of Nong Sung, 16 kilometers south of the Air Base.   It would come to be known as Ramasun Station.   (Ramasun Station actually closed in 1976, one year after Udorn Air Base.   It and Utapao Air Base were the last two major US installations to be turned back to the Thais.)   [[ For the record, Takhli remained in business, much under the radar, for quite a bit longer - ostensibly as a back-up transit point for US aircraft.   And, of course, JUSMAGTHAI still remains to this day. ]] )

     This is the New White Rose, not to be confused with its notorious namesake The White Rose across the river in Vientiane...
 UDORN  THANI  60's  -  70's  

      So, it was 1965 before Udorn's Night Entertainment entrepreneurs really got down to business, eventually providing a wide range of Nitespots in and around Mak Khaeng.   ...And there was, indeed, a wide range; from Night Clubs, Dance Clubs, Supper Clubs, an assortment of Lounges and Hostess Bars, Massage Parlors, A Go-Go, all the way down to 'chicken shacks' along the roadside.   As can be seen from the photos herein, most of the Venues were open during the day as well (as can be ascertained by the pedal-samlors waiting kerbside).   

     The Bavaria Club featured live music - in this instance, Miami, backed up by Heavy Mountain.   Heavy Mountain (shown here) was a Golden Horse staple, and was said by many to be the best band in town, better even than the Philippine imports of the day.
 UDORN  THANI  60's  -  70's  

      However, all things, good and bad, come to an end... eventually.   In January of 1973, the Paris Peace Accord was finalized, and, at least for the US Armed Forces, the Viet Nam War was history.   The US fighting man was rapidly returning home to CONUS (a contingent of US advisors and 'civilians' remained, both in Viet Nam and in Thailand).   This, of course, greatly impacted the the Nightlife Scene in Udorn, as US troop strength in Thailand dropped to virtually zero by 1975 (but not quite zero).

     The Bamboo (a little further out), and the Bamboo Bar (in town).
 UDORN  THANI  60's  -  70's  

      With the rapidly dwindling customer base, Udorn's Nitespots could no longer keep their heads above water, and were closing down equally rapidly.   By mid-1976 only a few die-hard Nitespots remained.   Today, the Wolverine still exists, albeit in a new location and format; there is still an Oscar Massage, and the Paradise Hotel remains intact, but by definition, hardly a 'Nitespot' anymore.   All the rest remain, at best, great memories of a long-gone era.....

     The Asia, of the chicken-shack variety, nevertheless it had its time and place...
 UDORN  THANI  60's  -  70's  

      In researching this complex and ever-changing Night Scene over its approximately 11-year life span, and from this far-distant 40-50-year in-the-future timeframe, we have raised as many questions as we have answered.   For example, we do not know which Venues opened when, or when they closed - or to say the same thing another way, it is extremely unlikely Nitespots we have shown here could have existed all at the same time; some having closed before others opened.   This gives rise to the likelihood that military personnel assigned to Udorn Air Base, Ramasun Station and the satellite installations (on one-year tours) would have widely differing memories of the Udorn Nightspots.   Nevertheless, we will continue our research, hopefully making further discoveries, large and small, about this unique historical era - it is entirely within the realm of possibility that we will be able to piece together a more complete picture...

     A photo-grab from a blurry video of the Blue Heaven Bar...
 UDORN  THANI  60's  -  70's  

     This is the best photo of the Happy Bar and Crazy Horse we have come across to date.   This is the original Crazy Horse, preceding Patpong 2's French-owned Crazy Horse by about two decades....
 UDORN  THANI  60's  -  70's  

     Of course, there would have to be a Playboy.   In fact, there were actually two Playboys.   From our limited information base, we can't tell whether or not they existed at the same time, or if this is a case of a bar relocating to better digs...
 UDORN  THANI  60's  -  70's  

     The Crown Turkish Bath & Massage was a favorite of many - often referred to as a place where, if you passed by, you would have to stop in...   It didn't hurt the 'atmosphere' that the staff were dressed in fake little nurse uniforms.   Udorn's closest parallel to Bangkok's fish-bowl steam-and-creams.
 UDORN  THANI  60's  -  70's  

     The Bar Paradise was just that, a bar.   It was not related to the Paradise Hotel (also shown here), which also saw a lot of activity during the war years - including in and around the swimming pool...   We note the Paradise Hotel is still in operation - and has a so-called 'bar' and 'lounge', but nothing you or I would go out of our way to visit....
 UDORN  THANI  60's  -  70's  

     The Silhouette Nightclub was a class act.   It was a sight-to-behold after dark, inside and out.   We hope to come across additional pics of the Silhouette for a future time...
 UDORN  THANI  60's  -  70's  

     The Venice Turkish Bath was in Udorn.   Because of the similarity in name, many mistook the Venus Bar for the Venice.   The Venus was actually in Nakhon Phatom (NKP) so never the twain did meet.   NKP, with its own airstrip, was just over 240 km directly to the east, on the Mekong River.   Note: while NKP had its own smaller Nightlife Scene, when anyone had any serious kick-back time, say after a cross-border, they would head to Bangkok, space-A, for a few days at the Opera Hotel (Fred, Darrell, are you listening?).
 UDORN  THANI  60's  -  70's  

     No review of Udorn's early Nightlife would be complete without detailed coverage of the Tip Top Bar & Restaurant.   For starters, it was a 'restaurant' in name only; the Thais referred to it as a ramwong bar, and as some of you Thai-speakers may remember, Bangkok's own Thai Heaven was a ramwong bar.   And the goings on were, coincidentally, identical.   Many still remember Tip Top's afternoon 'Tea Dances' on the weekends.   Those who stayed around long enough saw it eventually sell over to the Can Can, modus operandi unchanged.   If nostalgia had a name, it would be 'Tip Top'.
 UDORN  THANI  60's  -  70's  

     Not much has been written about the Sunny Club, but it was right downtown, and a long-stayer.
 UDORN  THANI  60's  -  70's  

     The Sweetheart Bar, with the home-made sign, was one of many which was open both days and evenings.
 UDORN  THANI  60's  -  70's  

     We were unable to locate the Lucky Star, it appears to have been an impromptu 'chicken shack' near the lake...?
 UDORN  THANI  60's  -  70's  

     With no English language signage, the Yoong Thong Night Club (Golden Peacock) managed to attract more than its share of English-speaking off-duty personnel.   Does anyone remember if this was also called the 'Yellow Bird'?
 UDORN  THANI  60's  -  70's  

     The King Star was a restaurant, bar and night club.
 UDORN  THANI  60's  -  70's  

 UDORN  THANI  60's  -  70's  

The "Don'ts"

      While each photo is worth a thousand words, it takes the signage of the day (in the vernacular) to provide a feel for 'the scene' - as it was on-the-ground.   Check out the 2-dollar bill....
 UDORN  THANI  60's  -  70's  

     A rare shot of the Club 88 and part of the next-door The Cave (?)   Note in the distance, on the left, we see once again the Wolverine, Ciro's, Lido No.1 and the Golden Horse.
 UDORN  THANI  60's  -  70's  

     Two photos of the live music Venue Golden Palace Club, the lower being after the face-lift and new signage.
 UDORN  THANI  60's  -  70's  

     A photo of what was called "The Elephant Cage".   This outer fence screened off the sensitive antennae in the center.   This was the nerve center of Ramasun Station's 'radio research' listening-post - located 16 km south of Udorn Air Base on the Mittraphap Highway.   While it had its own small 'The Strip' (including Indian tailor shops, etc.) virtually across the highway, many of the 1,300 personnel would make their way (in just under a half-hour) into Udorn City for their Night Entertainment fix.   Ramasun Station remained active from 1965 to 1976.
 UDORN  THANI  60's  -  70's  

     Mom's Place, actually a respectable restaurant in its own right, was also a good place to stop off and sip a few...
 UDORN  THANI  60's  -  70's  

     A rather blurred video-grab of the Dew Drop.
 UDORN  THANI  60's  -  70's  

     A pic of Dominic's Supper Club - unfortunately, we couldn't find a shot with the signage plainly visible.   The search goes on...
 UDORN  THANI  60's  -  70's  

     The 69 Motel - would Udorn's Viet Nam Era "Scene" have been complete without it?
 UDORN  THANI  60's  -  70's  

     Correct us if we are mistaken, but we believe the Happy Acre was one of the bars across the highway from Ramasun Station?
 UDORN  THANI  60's  -  70's  

     This rare old map of the Mak Khaeng District Night Entertainment Venues is most useful as far as identifying and confirming the presence of many Night Entertainment Venues, however, it will need a lot of work - and a sharp eye to be able to clearly identify the locations of many other bars.   Should a reader have a clearer copy, please email to us....
 UDORN  THANI  60's  -  70's  

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KTVs To The Fore 
   Reader :   Greeting,   Can you guys let me know the lists of Korean KTV with thai girls working where you can pick them for accompanying you in Sukhumvit Soi 12 or maybe near there?

Apreciate for your time.   Thanks.

   Midnite Hour:   We do not know of a consolidated listing of KTV's - most of them existing outside of actual Night Entertainment Areas.   Of course, "Korea Town" atop Sukhumvit Soi 12 is already known to you, but other than that, KTVs are generally where you find them.   You may have noticed we featured a KTV on our most recent coverage of Rachada, and again our articles on Sri Nakarin South and Soi Than Tawan (see our Archives below). .   
Street Bars - The Vagabond
   Reader :   Speaking of Street Bars - your last issue, there used to be a Street Bar called Vagabond on Sukhumvit, which you mentioned moved back into Soi 11 (Ambassador).   I was unable to locate it, is it still in existence?

   Midnite Hour:      It is still in existence.   We did provide a map with the pic, so if you were able to follow the map, you would have been able to find the The Vagabond.   Also it closes one night a week, but if you go on weekends you are sure to find it.
An Ancient AIDS Conference - Follow Up 
   Reader :   I'm researching the long term effects of the AIDS pandemic - and the AIDS response of Thailand to the pandemic.   Do you have any articles relative to this?   I seem to recall reading something in your Bangkok Eyes, but I can't find in your archives.

   Midnite Hour:   We did do brief coverage of an international AIDS conference back in August of 2004.   You may not be all that pleased with our take on it, however...

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Let the August 2018 Follies  begin-

            Last month we noted that Shenanigans was about to open at the top of Patpong 1 and Surawong Road.   Fait accompli - they have rolled out the red carpet, and business is just fine, thank you...


     We've already had a pic up of the newly reopened King's Castle 1 / King's Castle 2, but they have since completed the exterior lighting on their joint-facade.   Note: King's Castle 2 is at the left in the photo, while the entrance to King's Castle 1 is toward the center of the pic.   Our pick-of-the-litter for Door Art Of The Month this month...


            The upstairs rip-off Happy Bar, which was replaced by the ABC Pool last month, has returned - the ABC is nowhere to be found.   Oh, well...

            The Tavern 3 has rolled down the steel shutters, and commenced all kinds of renovations.   This is a wait-and-see item - are they closed (or are they changing names)?   In any event, we shall advise next time 'round...

            The Glamour, closed last month when we passed by, had sent all their dancers to the Bada Bing.   Well, they have reopened, and the dancers have returned.   Keep on rock-n-rolling...

            A For-The-Archives pic of the latest (not new by any means) Soi Cowboy sign.   We note with interest that Soi Cowboy (just over 30 bars) has a couple of Thonglor's Finest at each end of the Soi, while Nana Plaza (just over 30 bars) has 6 or 7 bouncer-types at the entrance alone, and a phalanx of other muscle wandering the corridors...    It's having the opposite of the intended effect (talk about unintended consequences...) : instead of reassuring customers they are safe, it makes customers wonder if they are expecting trouble.   Oh, those big city nights...   We wonder how Nana Plaza existed for decades without the plethora of bouncers....Ahennh!

            The Obsession is the latest Nitespot to super-size their neon.   While I look down on any signage that is not real neon, one must admit LED lighting is very economical - a lot of bling for the buck...

            A For-The-Archives pic of the long-running Jersey Pub - located at the Soi 4 (Soi Nana) - Soi 6 junction.   Let the good times roll...


            Welcome the Chaos 9 back to the tussle.   They were, up until November 2016, located in the Rajah Hotel parking lot, but they, and several bars had to close at that time, as the Rajah commenced major renovations.   They are currently located deep in Soi Nana near the Naree Massage.


            What was (very briefly) the outdoor sidewalk Welcome Bar, is now just the " W ".   Welcome them to the machine.
 SOI  KATOEY  (Silom Soi 4)

 SOI  22  

            The Anego Izakaya, having moved over from Soi Dead Artists (Soi 33), have set up shop in the compound behind the Wine Depot.   An Izakaya is an informal Japanese pub - not usually holding much interest for anyone except Japanese patrons.   Welcome them to their new digs.

            The Cordonnier itself has been open for a couple of months, but this month they have opened The Bar Upstairs, and yes, it is upstairs.   They are located deep in Soi Ambassador next door to the Apoteka.   Welcome them to the neon jungle.

 SOI  AMBASSADOR  (Sukhumvit Soi 11) 

            A For-The-Archives pic of the front of Queen's Park Plaza, the Monkey Bizness in the foreground.
 QUEEN's  PARK  PLAZA  (Sukhumvit 22) 

            The Love & Service Mitsu looked darker than a poisoned well when we passed by last night.   This is a wait-and-see item : they have closed unexpectedly before.   Located in Sub-soi 4   We'll get back atcha if there is any change in status.

 SOI  DEAD  ARTISTS  (Sukhumvit 33) 

            Gone but not gone, the Chill In Bar Restaurant has reopened (as we thought it might).   Welcome back to the piranha pool...
 SOI  EDEN  (Sukhumvit 7 / 1) 

            It wouldn't seem that Smile Hair Cut would come up on the Night Entertainment radar, however, the downstairs haircutting is little more than a front for the full (special) service massage parlor upstairs.   Gotsta get paid.
 SOI  EDEN  (Sukhumvit 7 / 1) 

            What was the New Wave up until a few months ago has now been occupied by three venues.   The first two, Kawinya Massage and the Good Time Massage, we reported on earlier (without pix), and this month opening newly is the Good Time Bar & Restaurant.   Welcome them all to the bright city lights.

 SOI  EDEN  (Sukhumvit 7 / 1) 

            A For-The-Archives pic of the long-running New Banana Bar, facing onto Surawong Road.   May they persevere.






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
August 1998

   *  Beer Bar Boys Bangkok took over the reins from Superman A Go Go.   Located upstairs above the Thigh Bar.   An unnamed rip-off bar now exists at that location.

   *  King's Castle 1 A Go-Go was closed for renovations.   It would soon reopen under the same name.

   *   The upstairs Sky closed its doors for good.   It was located above today's King's Castle 2.

Patpong 2
August 1998

   *  Patpong Cafe newly opened.   It is the namesake of the original Patpong Cafe of old on PP1, but no relation.   It is still there today.

   *  Spice Girl, the upstairs bar above today's Top Less Pool bar, closed down.   There is currently no bar at that location.

   *  The Be Be Pub & Karaoke reopened up on The Ramp.   There is currently no Nitespot at that location.

   *  Khun Bua (Thai signage) opened newly up on The Ramp.   It was located where today's Fresh Boys is parked.

   *   Family closed down for good.   Located on the 2nd floor on Soi Bookstore.

Soi Cowboy
August 1998

   *  - No changes that month / year. -

Nana Plaza
August 1998

   *  Up on the 3rd level the XXX - Holly Wood Strip became the Carousel Bar

   *  (Both the Masquerade and Taboo were under construction, soon to open.)

Soi Katoey
( Silom Soi 4 )
August 1998

   *    The Boogienight 7 opened on both sides of the Soi, in what were the two halves of the long-extinct Rome Club..

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)
August 1998

   *  The Moon Bar reopened, but this time around, it opened in the old Up Country Bar digs.

   *  "Snooker" closed its doors.




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01 JAN -   The Pub Crawl
01 FEB -   Bobby Passes On
01 MAR -    Nana - The Plaza - The Soi
01 APR -    Soi Dead Artists - Downsizing?
01 MAY -    Soi's 5, 7, 7/1 Eden
01 JUN -    Soi 24 - Going Nowhere
01 JUL -    Street Bars - They're Back
01 AUG -    Udorn in the 60's & 70's
- 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 -
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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