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01 January 2018
William R.  Morledge

January's Nightlife News
Bangkok's Bars - 20 Years Ago  
A Smile in the Land of Smiles.
Reader's Corner: "The Malaysia"
Graffiti #142 : On Trump ...

The Robin Hood - at Soi 33/1 Sukhumvit

      Fifty years ago, when farang were first discovering Thailand's Night Entertainment Scene in a big way, they had a relatively brief menu to choose from : Lounge Bar, or A Go-Go bar or Steam-n-Cream Massage Parlor.   In the ensuing decades, all that has changed - Thailand's, and in particular, Bangkok's Entertainment Scene has gone 3-D.   Now there are lounge bars, bar beers, beer gardens, sports bars, A Go-Go bars (or Coyote bars), wine bars, pool bars, show bars, traditional massage parlors, one-stop 'massage', steam-n-cream massage, music bars, taverns, oral-services bars, Japanese-only-'Snacks', Entertainment Complexes, Entertainment Emporiums, Discos, Videotheques, Clubs, and last, but not least; Pubs.   (Not to mention unique mixes of any of the above...)       

Herrity's Irish Pub Bangkok - inside Soi 33/1 Sukhumvit

      Pubs (or Public Houses) are said to have a number of traits in common: they traditionally sell alcoholic drinks such as ales, ciders, wines and beer in a relaxed social setting (the music is kept at a level where you can carry on a conversation).   They usually have light recreation such as darts, and they generally sell food and snacks.   A Seventies' innovation, which is now almost universal, is the "Pub Quiz".   And we find, at least as far as the Bangkok Scene is concerned, there are a number of Nitespots that call themselves 'Pubs' that aren't, as well as a number of Pubs that don't advertise themselves as 'pubs' on their signage.   We'll attempt to keep this on track as we proceed...

Scruffy Murphy's Irish Pub - inside Soi 23 Sukhumvit, just past Soi Cowboy.

      Although we headline with "The Pub Crawl" we hasten to mention we do not mean this in the slang sense of that expression, which means (to some) to 'hit as many bars in an area and get as hammered as possible as quickly as possible'.   Our intent is to review several Pubs in Bangkok that have been, or are becoming popular with the expat community.   We of course are not capable of surveying all of the Pubs city-wide, so we have concentrated on those in or near the major expat Night Entertainment Areas.

Strikers Sports Pub - In the Nana Hotel compound, Soi Nana 4, Sukhumvit.

      Pubs (and to some extent, 'Clubs') are probably the most typical of the 'new' (non-traditional, non-1970's) Nitespots in Bangkok.   The continuing and growing success of 'The Pub' reflects the changing demographic of the tourist-seeking-entertainment crowd.   No longer are the Nightlife seekers just looking for the A Go-Go bars, massage parlors and hostess lounges.   The new breed is from a larger cross-section, and often include couples seeking a night out together.   (...No matter how 'foreign' that concept may seem to the crusty, curmudgeonly 'old Bangkok hand'....)

Bully's Pub - just around the corner from Soi Nana 4 on Sukhumvit Road.

      Herein and below is a selection of Pubs for your perusal that are in or near expat Entertainment Centers, and their locations.   Should we have left any out of our listing, do send us a note, along with a photo, and we shall endeavor to publish next time 'round.   Happy pub-crawling...

Chequers British Pub - On Soi Nana 4, Sukhumvit Road

Hillary 1 Pub & Restaurant - in the Rajah Hotel Compound, Soi Nana 4, Sukhumvit Rd.

Hanrahans - Soi Nana 4, Sukhumvit Road

Country Road Pub & Pool - Soi Nana 4, Sukhumvit Road, just past the Soi 6 cut-off.

Rest Hub Pub & Bar - in the Rajah Hotel compound, Soi Nana 4, Sukhumvit Road

Mulli's (formerly Mulligan's) - Soi Ambassador 11, Sukhumvit Road.   (Note new upstairs addition ...)

The Paddy Field - Patpong 2 Road

Rig 1 Pub - up on 'The Ramp',  Patpong 2 Road

Honey Pub - located in the Holiday Inn at the top of Soi 22, Sukhumvit Road



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   Reader :   I was recently part of a many-headed thread of emails discussing the Malaysia Hotel and its participation in the backpacker evolution and the R&R scene, and it appears there are a number of dissenting views on these subjects.   The discussion started over an article on the Malaysia in the Khao Sod English website.   Does your Bangkok Eyes go back to that period, and what're your thoughts on all this?

   Midnite Hour:   Although the Bangkok Eyes website does not go back to that era, and although not directly related to Night Entertainment, our staff was very much in place during that era.   We saw the Khao Sod English articles, and were in discussions of our own with a number of our contacts.   Regrettably, the articles made errors of omission and over-simplification - and while they covered the basics on the historical aspects of the Malaysia Hotel itself, and other hotels, they failed to present an accurate picture of the situation on the ground.   Rather than rehash point-by-point the failings of the Khao Sod English articles, we will instead, present the essential facts of the day - with emphasis on those points that are continually misunderstood and misrepresented on the Internet.

While the rise in the 'backpacker era' and the build-up of the war in Viet Nam both took place during the same years, they each had their own separate and independent effect on Thailand, specifically Bangkok.   It would seem this wouldn't need to be said, but it does.

Backpackers in the first half of the 1960s, while they stayed in various parts of Bangkok, were mostly found in and around the Hua Lampong train station, in the cheap flop-house Chinese hotels.   The Thai Song Greet being the most well-known of these.   In these years, there was no backpacker action on Soi Ngam Dupli / Soi Si Bamphen / Soi 1 Sathorn.   While the Malaysia Hotel did exist - since 1967 - it was not an R&R hotel, and did not serve as one.   Nor was it immediately a popular tourist hotel - although later that would change.   On the other hand, the US military presence in Thailand (military stationed in Thailand) was substantial; at the end of 1966 the number of US soldiers stationed in Thailand was approximately 25,000.   No mean number - and those stationed at JUSMAG, just around the corner from the Malaysia knew the area well, frequenting the Malaysia and Pitak Court and the Blue Fox bar-restaurant.   These 25,000 plus G.I.s were not, repeat, not on R&R (although many of the grunts in from Viet Nam had expressed their doubts....).

The R&R Hotel.      R&R hotels were specific hotels, not apartment buildings, that were leased by JUSMAG directly from the owners for use as BOQs (Bachelor Officer Quarters) or BEQs (Bachelor Enlisted Quarters).   -Each having their own lease agreement.   Again, these hotels were only some of many "leased facilities" that were leased and lease-managed by JUSMAG.   Soldiers coming to Thailand on R&R were assigned to an R&R hotel, and not left free to find their way 'on the economy'.   (Not that they necessarily stayed in their assigned R&R hotels..)      These JUSMAG leased facilities should not be conflated with JUSMAGs NAF Special Services contracts that involved the likes of Tommy's Gems for tours and entertainment....   Other hotels frequented by the G.I.s coming in from Viet Nam during the R&R years were not R&R hotels.

By the early 1970s the small Chinese hotels around Hua Lampong station could no longer handle the number of tourists looking to live the "See-The-World-On-A-Dollar-A-Day" dream.   It was at this time that the guest houses started sprouting like mushrooms in Sois Ngam Dupli / Si Bamphen.   At this time, the Malaysia Hotel grew in popularity - many of today's long term Thailand residents stayed first in the Malaysia.   But the two crowds - the true backpackers staying in guest houses, and the Malaysia Hotel guests were essentially two different classes of travelers (although some wannabe backpackers -who never slept in their sleeping bags- did stay at the Malaysia).   The Soi Ngam Dupli (and adjoining areas) still was not an R&R area, although it continued to be frequented by the US military from JUSMAG.   In this respect, the Soi Ngam Dupli area was unique in that there was a mixing of US military, true backpackers and other budget travelers staying at the Malaysia and similar hotels in the area.

On R&R.   The R&R program for military serving in Viet Nam started ramping up in 1965 and was ended in late 1972 on the concluding of the Paris Peace Accord (in January 1973).   In that the US armed forces were out of Viet Nam almost immediately after that, there was of course no need for an R&R program.   This fact seems difficult to assimilate by many who visit, or live in, Thailand.   We see for example, various so-called 'historical' descriptions of Soi Cowboy as one of the R&R-era Night Entertainment Areas.   The first bar on Soi Cowboy, even before it was 'Soi Cowboy', was the Gold Label, and it opened in late 1974 (?), almost two full years after the end of the R&R era.   The confusion likely stems, at least in part, from the fact that the US military contingent (of now slightly less than 25,000) stationed in Thailand did not depart for home until June-July 1976 (leaving only a small core of advisers at JUSMAG itself).

By the 1980s - 1990s, the center of backpacker / budget traveler activity was shifting to the Khao San Road area, leaving Sois Ngam Dupli / Si Bamphen with fewer and fewer guest houses.   But the only constant is 'change', and now Khao San Road is an open zoo by day, and an closed off "walking street" bazaar and Thai-Yuppie Nitespot venue at night - the guest houses and budget hotels having shifted to the nearby sois.
A SALUTE TO 50 YEARS OF LATE NIGHTS AT BANGKOK’S MALAYSIA HOTEL ===========================================================
Massage Parlors are Sinking Bangkok !
   Reader:   Last October there was a helluva hullabaloo about massage parlors once again using so much ground water, 300,000 liters per night, through illegal water wells, and how they were causing Bangkok literally to sink.   How can something as important as this, if it is even real, just disappear from the public view?   As this is about massage parlors, it should be right up your alley.   Are your pet "Night Entertainment" venues a curse on Bangkok or not?

   Midnite Hour:   We also noted that particular storm in a teacup, and followed it closely for a couple of days.   First, we should clarify by stating right out of the starting-gate that we report on Night Entertainment as an integral part of Bangkok's history, and not Night Entertainment Venues as favorite-sons.   Secondly, we noted that much of the "Bangkok Is Sinking"  (The Sky Is Falling) rant comes from none other than Khun Chuwit.   This is political high-comedy from the master hypocrite himself.   Remembering that he was nicknamed by the vernacular press "Uncle Hot Tub" in the days when Rachadapisek Rd was shoulder-to-shoulder massage parlors (most of them his), this takes on a bizarre luster - one for the history books.   We won't mention any financial interests he currently may or may not have in The Lord Group (ahennh) - and recent photos of him in a Copa Cabana hot tub stuffed to the rim with local lovelies....   His bizarre claims that each massage parlor uses 300,000 liters of water per night are not only unsupportable, but ridiculous on the face of it.   But let's talk the science : Bangkok is built on an alluvial river delta, and has been sinking, unabated, for the last 200 years.   Unless, and until, Khun Chuwit and friends can produce scientific results based on soil studies that show the actual usage of water in massage parlors has caused some areas to sink faster than they otherwise would have due to natural conditions, he at best, can only be describing a theoretical possibility.   At worst, this is just another example of a politician stating non-science for the purpose of self-enhancement.   It is way, way premature to start worrying....


'Reader's Corner' moderator -

'Boge' Hartman
Historical Research
*   Zootramp Publications


Let the January 2018 Follies  begin-

            Last month we noted that the original Pussy Magic had branched out, opening another Venue in the old SuperGirls.   That was true at the time, however this month, the original Pussy Magic has changed its name to Pussy Special (the other, new Pussy Magic at the old Supergirls digs has kept its old name).   Both Venues remain "Pay For Show" bars....   May they find constancy.


      When it comes to promoting one's Nightlife Venue, the Black Pagoda is light-years ahead of the rest. Perhaps this has something to do with its continuing popularity?

            The long-closed Matador House has sprung from its darkened crypt, and is going full-torque - this time 'round just as 'Matador'.   Located up on The Ramp.   Let the good times roll.

            In keeping with our recent push to illustrate the trend toward "dynamic signage" in Bangkok's Nightlife Venues, we show a brief clip of last month's Door Art Of The Month awardee, Five Star.   (They are to be congratulated again for sticking with real neon....)

   A few months ago, one of Nana Plaza's older bars, the Playskool, closed its doors.   After some renovations, the ineptly named Easy Lick took over the reins.   Well, Easy Lick's reign is over; they have fallen on their sword - to the accompaniment of nobody's crying-eyes.   And, as can be seen, the Playskool has returned to its old stomping grounds.   Welcome them back to the machine.

   And while we are on about 'what goes around comes around', the True Obsession has taken down all its neon and left in a huff.   The original Obsession, without the 'True', has come back to roost.   We hope to have some new pics next time around - once they get all their new signage up...   No change in modus operandi, however....

   For the record...   Although there is currently no neon nailed up, the longish beer bar in the Nana Plaza courtyard (which used to be 3 separate beer bars in times past) is called Nana Beer Garden.   (Witness: the chits you find in your cup...)

            Some months back, The Night Witch Bangkok opened in the new entertainment area of the Rajah Hotel - in the area we though was going to be the Toh Roong.   The Night Witch Bangkok didn't make the grade - in spite of being an attractive, upmarket Nitespot, it went headlong into the Abyss after a couple of months.   After some months of additional renovations of the old Night Witch area, the Toh Roong opened - as an open-sided, open air Venue.   Welcome them to the nightcircus.


            The spacious Tamasha Exclusive Indian Club & Lounge opened on the second floor of the Rajah Hotel outbuilding (above the Angels Four).   We passed by on the New Year's weekend and we didn't see any exclusive Indians crowding into the place, so naturally we wondered whether or not all had read their Business Plans For Dummies...   Nevertheless, we wish them well in their quest to snare the brass ring.

            Deeper in the Soi, opposite the cut-out to Soi 6, the Heavens bar beer, has reopened, albeit quite a bit smaller than before (and now downstairs at street level).   Welcome them back to the piranha pool.

            Yet another pic of Soi Katoey for the Archives - this time with much of the lighting for the New Years still in place.

 SOI  22  
            The Moderation has bounced back after its sudden closure almost two months ago.   People on the ground say there was an employee rebellion of sorts, so out with the old girls, in with the new.   Located in Soi Titanium.   Welcome them back to the big city lights.
 SOI  22  (Sukhumvit) 

            Deep in Soi 22, in Sub-soi Hanna, the Liola Massage has taken over from the Malaiseeda 2 Massage lock, stock and Tiger Balm.   Welcome them to the slippery slope.
 SOI  22  (Sukhumvit) 

            The Radha Thai Massage has burst forth onto the scene right next door to the Moderation in Soi Titanium.   May they continue to slip and slide...
 SOI  22  (Sukhumvit) 

            The Stronger Bar had its roller shutter half down when we passed by the other evening...   Does that mean it is half-closed, or half-open?   We will give it the benefit of the doubt and call it 'half-closed'.   Located deep in 'Soi Starlight'.   Should things change, we shall get back atcha with an update...
 SOI  22  (Sukhumvit) 

            The Sabai Massage has opened newly next door to the Fire House deep in the Soi.   We hope to have a better pic or two next time around.   Welcome them to partytown.
 SOI  AMBASSADOR  (Sukhumvit Soi 11) 

            Last month we passed by the The Vagabond, and it was quiet... too quiet.   And we suspected the worst...   But all is well, the owner, who was down with the current version of Asian Flu, is now once again steady at the helm.   The first pic you see below is, however, not of the current The Vagabond (see our November issue), but rather from his original Vagabond street bar which resided at the foot of the Nana BTS station.   There's good rockin' tonight.

 SOI  AMBASSADOR  (Sukhumvit Soi 11) 

            A pic for the Archives - a view of Queen's Park Plaza looking along the back lane...
 QUEEN's  PARK  PLAZA  (Sukhumvit 22) 

            Last month, we saw work proceeding on what would be the very well-appointed The Firm.   And this month it is exactly that.   What we are having a problem with is what sort of a Nitespot do they want to be?   Sitting out front on the sidewalk are four bouncers and four male waiters.   Are they selling "exclusivity" (?) where male customers are patted down for weapons on entering, and females are required to sign in?   This so-called 'exclusivity' didn't work for the Velvet - the club that used to reside just across the Soi from them.   And, so far, it doesn't seem to be working for The Firm (from what we have observed on a number of occasions)...   It's a Nightlife jungle out there - we hope they know what they are doing...

 SOI  DEAD  ARTISTS  (Sukhumvit 33) 

            A few months back the Napoleon uprooted itself and moved to the back of Soi 39 Sukhumvit.   After a brief renovation, the Angel's Club opened therein, looking for all the world like a first-rate Nitespot.   We passed by on New Years only to be met with an empty shell of a building, and signs of heavy-duty renovations.   Greener grass, ladies.

 SOI  DEAD  ARTISTS  (Sukhumvit 33) 

            It looks like the Japanese Sakuranbo Snack has locked horns with the Darwinian Imperative and come out second-best.   Located in Sub-soi Pan Pan.   May they find peace.

 SOI  DEAD  ARTISTS  (Sukhumvit 33) 

            It looks like the upstairs Japanese lounge Vanilla has rebounded from their bout of narcolepsy - and that all has returned to status quo ante.   Welcome them back to the tussle.

 SOI  DEAD  ARTISTS  (Sukhumvit 33) 

            Last month we published photos of the below signage, and issued a 'wait and see' on the upcoming move(s).   This month, not only has nothing transpired (both Tenderloins and 33 Bistro are still right where they always have been), but the sign in the photos has been ripped down.   The best laid plans....

 SOI  DEAD  ARTISTS  (Sukhumvit 33) 

            The oft-closed Shots Bar at least for now, is once again "Open".   A bar owner of some local repute once told me the primary rule for establishing regular custom - and that is to open regularly.   He also said, 'If you must close, put a sign in the window, just like you would if you were a barber shop, otherwise people are going to think the worst.'   -Just sayin'...
 SOI  EDEN   (Sukhumvit 7/1) 

            A 'For-the-Archives' pic of the all-too-quiet "Twilight Zone"...






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
December 1998

   *  The Donna Bar rip-off bar opened newly in the just opened, and just closed Sesso.   Located above today's Thigh Bar.   An unnamed rip-off 'massage' currently operates there.

   *  Radio City closed downstairs temporarily for renovations.   The upper two floors remained open.

Patpong 2
January 1998

   *  The Super O.K. Club opened newly on the 5th floor of the Cosmos Stairwell.

   *  The branch of the Patpong Snooker located upstairs in the Carpark closed.

Soi Cowboy
January 1998

   *  - No changes that month / year. -

Nana Plaza
January 1998

   *    The 3rd Level Hollywood Country closed.

Soi Katoey
( Silom Soi 4 )
January 1998

   *    The Airbus opened up on the 2nd Floor near 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)
January 1998

   *    The Banana Bar closed down.

   *    The Suzie Bar reopened.

   *    The Tequila Bar reopened.




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   Graffiti - on the walls of the world - can reflect political views, social perspectives, gang territorial claims, humor, irony and/ or artists' renditions of something beautiful, disgusting, frightening or just quirky.   But, whether you are among those who appreciate graffiti, or one of the many who see it as an abomination, it, graffiti, does reflect.

   Some themes, however, 'reflect' more than others, especially if those themes "go viral" - as the vernacular media now uses the term.   This past year has a clear "winner" in the category of "most viral", and that is none other than U.S. President Donald Trump.   For better or for worse, virtually every street artist capable of rendering a cartoon-ish yellow mop of hair has thrown up a "Trump" piece.   Some of these grafs are artistic, others not.   Some are humorous, others just tasteless.   Some reflect a true likeness, others reflecting remarkable 'caricature'.

   Whether you agree with what is 'reflected', or whether you disagree, we have included a number of representative "Trump" grafs herein for your perusal.   On the off chance this sampler is not already too much, just google, "Graffiti, Trump", and you will be inundated with the good, the bad and the ugly.

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 #1009
6 ft high x 4 ft

Graffiti #1010
Too Faded 2
6 ft high x 6 ft

Graffiti #1011
8 ft high x 17 ft

Graffiti #1012
Winter's Paperboy
5 ft high x 4 ft

Graffiti #1013
10 ft high x 10 ft

Graffiti #1014
3 ft high x 4 ft

Graffiti #1015
9 ft high x 20 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 !

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

- 2018 -
01 JAN -   The Pub Crawl
- 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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