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01 July 2018
William R.  Morledge

July's Nightlife News
Godspeed, Old Friends - RIP
Bangkok's Bars - 20 Years Ago  
A Smile in the Land of Smiles.
Reader's Corner: A Bar is a Bar?
Graffiti #148 : Graffiti Copyright?

      It wasn't so long ago (early 2017) that the current governing body decided the best way to clean up Bangkok was to forbid vendors selling their wares on the city's sidewalks.   Thus denying, or making it almost impossible for a large segment of the population to earn a living.   And before all you conspiracy theorists get too wound-up, there couldn't be any truth to the rumor that the military government was putting a foot down on the necks of the tesaban police - thereby depriving them of their nightly vendor-extortion.   ...You should be ashamed of yourself...

     This Street Bar, as with most, does most of its business after the other bars close.
 SOI  22  Sukhumvit Rd.  

      To say that the Government's "clean-up Bangkok" decision was unpopular was an understatement.   Bangkok, locally and internationally, has long been famous for its varied and spicy 24 / 7 food stalls.   It was, and remains, a Bangkokian's assumed right to be able to go out at any time of day or night to a nearby street stall and sit down to a toothsome delight - and perhaps have a beer.   Who among us didn't have a favorite pre-dawn khao tom stall?   Stories in the international Press went so far as to imply the closing of these street stalls was a cultural violation akin to telling the Germans they had to cancel Oktoberfest, or telling the French they can no longer drink wine.

     The Fantasy Bar has a long history, starting out in Cowboy Annex in 2004 with a small hand-made sign reading 'Fantacy'.   Recently, they were closed down as a Street Bar under the current crack down on street vendors, however have recently reopened - with a twist.   The actual bar is a pushcart out on the street, and the tables for customers are on the sidewalk (featured last month).   We note that on most nights, there are 6 or 7 Street Bars near the entrance to Soi Cowboy.

      But, as with all previous ridiculous, poorly thought-out promulgations by The Authorities, what goes around comes around.   Initially, it didn't take long for vendors to discover that they could work deals with some of the shop owners to use the narrow space between the front door of the shop and the inner edge of the sidewalk (depending on the shop placement on its property).   In this manner, they technically remained on private property and not on the public sidewalk.   Then, of course, "Bangkok Creep" set in, where they would have most of their stall on that thin wedge of private property, but displaying their wares 'across the line' onto the sidewalk.   This, of course, was once again open season for the tesaban cops, as the military either lost interest in the problem or dealt themselves a hand...

     This bar, although having indoor space, has oozed out onto the sidewalk, and then out into the street.   (The stool in the street is mainly to discourage parking directly in front of the bar.)
 SOI  22  Sukhumvit Rd.  

      Fully more than half of those street vendors that found themselves thrown off their patch of sidewalk were those who plied their trade after dark.   And likewise, a percentage of those were the very popular late-nite & all-night Street Bars.   See our previous Street Bar issues : The Long Thin Line < LlNK > and After Midnite < LlNK >.

     This Soi 22Street Bar is typical - hugging the inside of the sidewalk so passers-by will be able pass comfortably, and perhaps be persuaded to stop off for a beer or two.
 SOI  22  Sukhumvit Rd.  

      What started out as a trickle is now a stream - our survey last night revealed approximately thirty street stalls between Sukhumvit Soi 4 (Nana) and Soi Dead Artists (Soi 33) - either Street Bars or food stalls serving alcohol.   And we're not hearing any complaints from those long-time residents and frequent visitors to these shores.   We Bangkokians are starting to feel at home again....

     This Street Bar has maintained midnight-to-dawn popularity for some time - located at the top of Soi 23.
 SOI  23  Sukhumvit Rd.  

     Another Street Bar on Soi 23 - awaiting the late night rush after the closing of Cowboy.
 SOI  23  Sukhumvit Rd.  

     This popular A Go-Go has four floors to themselves, but remains active on both their sidewalk and out onto the street...
 SOI  23  Sukhumvit Rd.  

     This Soi Dead Artist strip of sidewalk/street stalls and bars can be found serving into the wee early hours - 6 days a week.
 SOI  33  Sukhumvit Rd.  

     A popular live music bar in its own right, it takes care of the overflow with a small sidewalk bar and a few stools.

     Almost hidden in the shadows, this Sukhumvit Road Street Bar shares space with an all night food stall.



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Godspeed, Old Friends

James D. 'The Kid' Shelburg
         Jim was a long-time resident in Thailand, during which time he co-founded (along with a couple others of us) CPA Co - a below-the-radar, 'non-entity' which, from the 1980's onward, formulated an unique 'outlook' on Thailand's Nightlife.   Many facets of this 'outlook' have been incorporated into this website, not to mention a number of Jim's quotes.   On the first of June, Jim flew in to Jakarta from his home in Texas, where I was to meet up with him and another friend.   Jim and I had planned to return to Bangkok later in June.   It however, was not meant to be.   Jim passed away on 2 June in Jakarta (where he also spent several years during his lifetime).   Jim's ashes have been repatriated to the USA, where he will receive a proper military funeral.   He is to be interred at the family plot next to his parents in Yankton, South Dakota.   A Billy Joe Shavers quote (often heard around the CPA Co campfire) was likely written with Jim in mind, "All that I do or say is all that I ever will be.   Too much ain't enough for old five-and-dimers like me."   And the world is a darker place.
E. Gerald 'Jerry' Hopkins
         On hearing of Jerry's passing, a number of "Jerry stories", anecdotal of his generosity (much as one might find at an Irish wake), floated the Internet by those who knew him.   My first recollection was of one lunch, of several, with Jerry at the Nana Hotel Coffee Shop some years back.   Jerry showed me a just-received Screen Actors Guild ballot for Oscar nominations - he was surprised he was still on their rolls.   He was marking it up with an aluminum ballpoint pen they had sent him.   At that particular lunch meet, he asked if he could accompany me on my end-of-month survey, as he wanted to show me a Night Entertainment Area that was not yet covered on my rounds.   I of course agreed, and that evening we toured Soi Twilight (I added that Nitespot Area to the monthly survey soon after that).   Although he wasn't able to complete the survey that night, he did, to my surprise, present me with the aluminum Screen Actors Guild ballpoint pen.   Jerry was an internationally published author, and an expert on Thai Nightlife in his own right.   On 3 June, while in Bangkok, he passed on, leaving behind myriad friends in far-flung corners of the globe.   


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A Bar Is A Bar? 
   Reader :   Greeting,   I saw where you recorded the closing of the Electric Blue (tragedy!) and now a steakhouse with a bar in it is there.   You mentioned you would not be following it.   But why not, a bar is a bar, right?   How do you decide?

   Midnite Hour:   Thanks for writing in.   This borders on a FAQ (Frequently Asked Question).   When we were first starting this historical Nightlife website, we realized very early on that we couldn't cover all of Bangkok.   We would only have time every month to cover the major expat Night Entertainment Areas and those Venues within, in which a person "seeking some action" would likely be interested.   (And occasionally get out of town to an interesting area or two.)   This would exclude, in particular, restaurants unless they had bars which attracted a crowd which was 'out-on-the-town', and not just having a drink or two along with a meal..   
Unreal Neon
   Reader :   Keep up your monthlies - always worth a read.   Why don't you send out notices to people to remind them of new issues?   I saw where you noted the new Rainbow sign, as glorious as it might be, was real neon.   Not.   It is a new form of lighting where LEDs are put in colored translucent plastic pipes.   They look as good, if not better than real neon - and are a lot cheaper and easier to maintain and repair.   Sorry, no more nitpicking.

   Midnite Hour:   We stand corrected.   When we got your email, we checked the sign again, and it is definitely as you say; LED in translucent tubing.   Thanks the heads-up - we shall be observing more carefully in the future.
But What About Pra Pradaeng? 
   Reader :   Last month you noted that your previous survey of Sri Nakarin Road was partly in Pra Pradaeng, but I think that Sri Nakarin terminates at Bang Na Trat Highway, still in Bangkok?   I am a Soi 107 resident, so I hope more night life stories here in Pra Pradaeng?

   Midnite Hour:   We rechecked our maps, and you are, well, not correct.   The border between Bangkok and Pra Pradaeng (on Sri Nakarin Rd) is just south of Soi 105, which is south of the Bang Na Trat Highway.   Our survey started at Soi Theparak, which is south of Soi 107, and continued down to the old Sukhumvit Highway.   We erred in that our entire survey was in Pra Pradaeng.   

'Reader's Corner' moderator -

'Boge' Hartman
Historical Research
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Let the July 2018 Follies  begin-

            Opening right about.... NOW is the newly relocated Shenanigans.   Located on the corner of Surawong Road and PP1 - who woulda thunk?   We think you're going to like it, just you wait and see...

            The upstairs rip-off Happy Bar (above the King's Castles), has gone the way of the Bahaman caracara.   In its place is the ABC Pool.   May ABC Pool ride the fates...

            The gay bar Tokyo Boy has displaced the Toplight.   Toplight, in the meantime, has moved a couple doors down, moving in with Tavern Two (Tony & Tooey), and going katoey in the process.   What the heck is happening to PP2?   With the number of bars diminishing in the Twilight Zone, and the number of gay/katoey bars increasing in PP2, are we seeing the beginning of a 'migration'?   ...A wait-and-see item...


            The Matador has pulled up its socks, and put up some new neon, reading Matador Club.   We wish them luck, but there is virtually no way to entice passing foot traffic up on The Ramp....

            The Glamour was closed down when we passed by the other evening, having sent their young ladies to the Bada Bing...   They said they would be closed for only one day to "wash the glasses".   Well, we'll see about that next time 'round....

            The Thai Smile Bar must have new owner(s)...   Last time around they had a 'For Sale' sign up, and now they are once again rolling out the red carpet.   Welcome to the tussle...

            Last month we reported the Country Road closed, with hammers and saws a-flying.   We had no indication of what it might become at the time of that previous survey.   This month, renovations completed, they have reopened, lights ablaze.   Welcome them back to the nightcircus.

     The Country Road, all 5 shophouse-widths of it, has opened in a blaze of new signage and lights.   We note its tribute to Soi Cowboy on its marquee...   This month's runaway best for Door Art of the Month.


            The Nana Beer Garden will likely never be this busy again...   The reason: the World Cup...   Say no more...

            The You Again ! Bar have thrown in their hand and cashed in their chips.   They were one of the bars that returned to the Rajah Hotel compound after the hotel renovations were completed, but they never revved up to their old level of action.   Its a neon jungle out there...


            The upstairs (Rajah Hotel Compound) TamAsha Club & Lounge was closed briefly last month, but we note they are up and running pedal-to-the-metal at present.   May they persevere.


            The upstairs Japanese pub Eat. Drink Izakaya & Sushi Bar has recently opened above the 'Eat. Drink. Man. Woman.' at the top of Soi Katoey / Silom Road.   
 SOI  KATOEY  (Silom Soi 4)

            The upstairs Hugs Bar - Karaoke has reopened - again.   We dare not venture a guess as to how long it will stay open, however, as it seems every bar that has ever existed at that location has either not lasted, or kept opening and closing until it finally winked out.
 SOI  KATOEY  (Silom Soi 4)

 SOI  22  
Small Bars

      On our surveys, we occasionally come across a small and comfortable and quite successful bar that, at least by our preconceived notions, should not succeed.   This is the case with the Happy Bar, located just across from Queen's Park Plaza.
 SOI  22 

            Last month, we noted Wax Late Nite was closed, in spite of their signs indicating they are open 7 days a week.   This month, it seems, business as usual.   Let the train roll on...
 SOI  AMBASSADOR  (Sukhumvit Soi 11) 

            Business seems relatively constant in Queen's Park Plaza, and as a result, very few bars are turning over.   The Supreme Bar, having been in operation for some time, has put up some new signage.   Rock on.
 QUEEN's  PARK  PLAZA  (Sukhumvit 22) 

            The Dali , one of the older "Dead Artist" bars, has called 'time'.   Or rather, 'time' was called for them by the redevelopers, which have closed off all commercial activity for a couple hundred meters on the left side (going in) of Soi Dead Artists.    We saw no signage indicating Dali's intent to move elsewhere.

 SOI  DEAD  ARTISTS  (Sukhumvit 33) 

            Having moved to this location back in 2011 from deeper in Soi Dead Artists, Monet Club now also have been closed down by the developers.   Greener grass, ladies...    With this closure, the Goya remains the last "Dead Artist Bar" on the Soi.   Additionally, with Monet Club's (& Dali) closure, it looks like the rot has been stopped - these two bars are the last two that were located in the current Soi 33 redevelopment areas.

 SOI  DEAD  ARTISTS  (Sukhumvit 33) 

            The Nyan Nyan Massage has dropped one 'Nyan" becoming Nyan Massage Nuru.   No idea why this name-change could have suddenly become an important thing to get done...   Perhaps it had something to do with the Japanese equivalent of feng shui....

 SOI  DEAD  ARTISTS  (Sukhumvit 33) 

            Gone, but not gone, the Fortune 17, closed for a couple of days last month for the holidays, is 'Business-As-Usual'...   

 SOI  DEAD  ARTISTS  (Sukhumvit 33) 

            The Fortune Club, as was its sister Venue, briefly closed (for the holidays), however, it is now BACK.

 SOI  DEAD  ARTISTS  (Sukhumvit 33) 

            The Chill In Bar Restaurant looked darker than a poisoned well when we passed by a couple nights ago.   However, it looked like all the chattel was in place, so perhaps they will be reopening - one of these days.   A wait-and-see item...
 SOI  EDEN  (Sukhumvit 7 / 1) 

            The Good Time Massage and one other to-be-named Massage Parlor have opened up in what was the old New Wave.   We'll endeavor to get pics next survey, once all the neon is nailed up.

( No Pix Available - yet...)
 SOI  EDEN  (Sukhumvit 7 / 1) 

            A For-The-Archives shot of the two unnamed bar beers at the end of the 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
July 1998

   *  Thigh Bar A Go-Go took over the reins from the Sawasdee Bar .   Thigh Bar remains at that location today.

Patpong 2
June 1998

   *  - No changes that month / year. -

Soi Cowboy
June 1998

   *  The previously unnamed beer bar at the Asoke end of Cowboy became Piccolo Entertainment Beer Bar.   Today it is home to The Corner - Live Music / Penny Black.

Nana Plaza
June 1998

   *  A new bar, the Para Disio, opened on the 2nd level (with further activities upstairs on the 3rd level).   Today it is home to the Mandarin and Mercury.

   *  Tabasco Charlies Pub Disco up on the 3rd level closed its doors.

   *  The unnamed massage parlor up on the 3rd level became No. 1 Thai Massage.

   *  XXX - Hollywood Strip up on the 3rd level reopened.

Soi Katoey
( Silom Soi 4 )
June 1998

   *    The Cool ph Restaurant & Pub closed after only one month.   It was located in what is now G's Bangkok.

   *    The Om Trance Club rolled out the red carpet for the first time.   It was located next door to today's The Balcony.

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)
June 1998

   *  The Som's Place Beer Bar opened newly.

   *  Up Country Bar closed its doors.

   *  Kiss Me bar beer reopened.




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An outtake of the H&M advert showing the contested graffiti in the background.   We at Bangkok Eyes found it hard to categorize this hit-and-run throw-up piece on a handball court as a "mural" (as described in other media coverage).   To the contrary, when we saw it referred to as a "mural" we brayed with laughter, as might a barren of mules...

      If nothing else, America's jurisprudence proves that it can, at a minimum, accept as valid any cockamamie claim, willingly host endless litigation and controversy, create fanciful legal interpretations (and precedents) on all varieties of minutiae, and spawn a flood of irrelevant media attention.   In this case, a graffiti artist has filed legal objection over a company's creation of an advertisement which displayed in the background his bit of self-confessed vandalism.

      Last October, fashion house H&M (Hennes & Mauritz AB) hired a production firm to produce an advertisement on the grounds of the William Sheridan Playground in Brooklyn - in front of a vandalized handball court.   The production firm checked with playground officials, and was told that the graffiti on the handball court was unauthorized, and the artist was unknown.   Taking their reply as 'no objection' to the filming, the advertisement was filmed and subsequently used by H&M in their advertising campaign.

      Graffiti artist Jason Williams (tag: Revok), who vandalized the handball court in the first place, is claiming copyright protection over use of the graffiti in question, and has instructed his lawyer to issue a cease-and-desist order to H&M.   Graffiti artists, it seems, now regularly retain lawyers...ahennnnh....   (We note here that ceasing-and-desisting would not be required by H&M - should they be willing to make an adequate financial settlement to Revok - and per percentage, to his lawyer, Jeff Gluck.   Surprise, surprise....)

      But I digress -    On receipt of the cease-and-desist order, H&M the replied to Revok's lawyer stating that due diligence had been done and that playground officials had no objection to filming.   Further, H&M filed suit against Revok to void the cease-and-desist order, stating Revok had no legal claim to this piece of graffiti, and to establish that H&M therefore would be able to display their advertisement without remuneration to Revok.

      This filing by H&M caused a minor furor, a backlash against H&M, on the Internet's social media.   So much so, that H&M have retracted the legal filing.

      To date, there has been no resolution.   A legal resolution of this, and like issues, would first require a determination / clarification as to whether a person committing an illegal act is to be allowed to benefit from that illegal act.   Or does committing an illegal act prevent the perpetrator from retaining personal property rights, to include copyright protection?      ...And America's litigation mania goes on unabated, accomplishing nothing constructive, needlessly consuming court resources - and enriching the lawyers....

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 #1044
Black Pantherish
8 ft high x 14 ft

Graffiti #1045
Digital Foolscap
8 ft high x 14 ft

Graffiti #1046
Gold Guardian
7 ft high x 13 ft

Graffiti #1047
Not-So-Much Elephant
6 ft high x 9 ft

Graffiti #1048
Tiny Teacup
8 ft high x 21 ft

Graffiti #1049
Topless Pedestrian
8 ft high x 12 ft

Graffiti #1050
8 ft high x 17 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
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
- 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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