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01 June 2018
William R.  Morledge

June's Nightlife News
Bangkok's Bars - 20 Years Ago  
A Smile in the Land of Smiles.
Reader's Corner: More remember Bobby
Graffiti #147 : Moscow Graffiti... Not!

      MIDNITE HOUR has been 'tracking' Sukhumvit's Soi 24 for the last 15 years.   As it has never reached 'critical mass' entertainment-wise, our spot checks have been, more or less, every other year.   This time around, we delayed longer than we should have - a number of changes have taken place since those early surveys.

 SOI  24  Sukhumvit Rd.  

      We note that the big news on that Soi is the number of high-rise buildings that have gone up over the last decade.   This translates to property values skyrocketing.   This, in turn, translates to no more affordable space for the likes of a full-blown 'Night Entertainment Area' - the surviving Nitespots are located, for the most part, in the big hotels and commercial buildings.   These structures do not normally lease out to the gamut 'Nitespot' type entertainment concerns - and will have at most, perhaps a Restaurant - Bar or a massage parlor.   


Fifteen Years Ago...

      And this is precisely what has happened to Soi 24 - virtually every Nitespot on the entire 1.3 kilometer-long Soi is a Massage Parlor.   Even the big Venues like the old Paulainer have moved elsewhere.   Compare this to our August 2003 map (above), where there were the beginnings of at least one Night Entertainment Area, possibly two.   In short, Sukhumvit Soi 24 is in retrograde, not edging, even slowly, toward becoming a Nitespot Area.

 SOI  24  Sukhumvit Rd.  

      We suspect there is no likelihood that this trend will change in the near future.   There will likely be no buildup of Night Entertainment again until such time as all the high-rise construction is completed.   We see nothing positive for the next 5 to 10 years in this regard.   We will, however, continue to check back periodically - hopefully proving ourselves wrong....   

 SOI  24  Sukhumvit Rd.  

      See below for a few photos of the massage parlors / spas on Soi 24.   Their location can be determined from the top map, above.

 SOI  24  Sukhumvit Rd.  

 SOI  24  Sukhumvit Rd.  

 SOI  24  Sukhumvit Rd.  



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Soi Eden Roots 
   Reader :   Hi, a long time returning to Bangkok, I found that Soi 7/1 - your "Soi Eden" had gotten much bigger.   I can't recall if any of the original bars are still there.   Which were the early bars there, and the first place?   Thanks this.

   Midnite Hour:   Of course, the first Night Entertainment Venue was the Eden Massage, but we did make a preliminary survey of Soi Eden in November of 2003, only to find it was quite far from reaching the critical mass necessary to be called a "Night Entertainment Area" in its own right.   We did note the following five Nitespots:  Dreams,  Night Flight,  Boo Sa Bar,  Eden Massage and  Bill Massage.   In May of 2005, Soi Eden 'went critical', becoming a self-sustaining Entertainment Area, with both Dreams and Night Flight claiming to be the first actual 'bar' on the Soi.   With no way to determine the accuracy of either claim, we gave both the 'seminal bar' label. Today, none of the original bars remain, the Night Flight closing this last February - becoming a boutique hotel which has on its premises both the BR Spa and the Bangkok Beer Cafe.
Bobby On Our Mind   CLICK to Story <link>  
   Reader :   Thanks for this.   This rocked my gray matter.    I was introduced to Bobby by Charlie (Thai), Getz's transportation subcontractor.   Maybe I'd heard from Charlie he was Macau born, an obvious fit with his Portuguese heritage.   The place was called Bobby's Aroy Dee, I think!   I ate many, many of those chili dogs, sometimes several a day.   It seemed that any bar on Pat Pong would take your order, then send a girl to Bobby's.   It worked well for everyone, you got something to eat, the girl got a tip for delivering the dogs, the customer stayed in the bar drinking, buying drinks for the girls, but a negative for the customer, the bar continued stuffing extra chits into the cup.   There were some days my only food intake was Bobby's chili dogs.

   Midnite Hour:   We continue to be surprised at the feedback on our 'Bobby' article.   You were correct - his first place started out as Bobby's Hotdogs, and quickly became Bobby's Aroy Dee - the 'Dee' being a bilingual take-off of his surname initial (De Cozier).
Another Graffiti Rant 
   Reader :   Returning to Bangkok Eyes after a 'break', I see you are still promoting graffiti.   Isn't it self-evident that this is a scourge on society, and that your moral support is just making it worse?

   Midnite Hour:   We get a lot of comment on our graffiti page, much for - and much against.   Had you been reading our graffiti column closely, you would have seen that we are reporting on the controversy that is graffiti, neither pro nor con - we remain the clear glass window through which the controversy rages.   We also pose the question, is it, or is it not, 'art'.   I challenge you to find one article where we support graffiti or graffiti artists (or for that matter, where we condemn same).   You, obviously are in the 'anti' camp, but do understand, you are only one vote amongst the masses.   Thanks for reading, and for writing in.
But What About Pra Pradaeng? 
   Reader :   I see you occasionally get out of town to other places like Pattaya and Hua Hin, but I haven't seen you do any exploring closer to home - and I'm referring here to Samut Prakan / Prapradang, just south of here.   I suspect there is a lot going on there that you are not aware of.   Just saying.

   Midnite Hour:   Well, first of all, you are correct, there is a lot going on there.   But were you one of our older readers, you would have seen our two articles on Night Entertainment in that province attached to our southern border.   First, there was Sri Nakarin South <link>, September 2011, of which the lower two thirds of that stretch of road are in Samut Prakan.   The second was STATE - The Cinema, Soi & Area <link> in July 2011, which, up until that time, was our most widely read, most controversial article.   But we do thank you for a timely heads-up - we definitely need to get back down and continue explorations of The Scene...

'Reader's Corner' moderator -

'Boge' Hartman
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Let the June 2018 Follies  begin-

            On Soi Bookstore, the The Club Kings has (last month) sent the King's Castle 1 staff back to their newly revamped digs out on the avenue, leaving their upstairs cupboards virtually bare.   Further, they have changed the format of the downstairs from indoor-outdoor lounge to 'pool bar'.   Maybe they ought to go ahead and leave it the way it was?   Since the closing of the Bat Boat and the upstairs Cleopatra, it appears that the King's Group have not been able to make up their collective minds as to what they want those digs to be....

            It's becoming harder and harder not to notice the number of empty counterfeit-goods stalls going unrented.   Of course, many of the long-time residents and returnees blame this tent-city blight on Patpong 1's downward spiral, and wouldn't lose sleep if the entire night market, like some runaway train, cascaded into the Abyss.

            Steakhouse Co., having replaced Electric Blue, has opened in style, and appears to have had a decent trade from the get-go.   They do have an attractive bar within, but it is not a 'Night Entertainment' type bar.   As such, we will not be carrying it on our roster.   May they long endure.


            After running on empty for the better part of the last year, Thai Smile Bar has rolled to a complete stop.   (A file photo below.)   A forlorn Magic-Marker 'For Sale' sign adorns the front door.   After opening and closing more than a couple of times, it has now relegated itself to an historical footnote...

            This month's Nightlife shocker is the closing of the Country Road.   Heavy-duty renovations ongoing.   Other than a tiny, obligatory, and meaningless 'For Hire' notice, no signage indicating they are renovating or moving...   The Country Road opened its Soi Cowboy branch in December 1993, and has grown from a single-shophouse to a 3-shophouse bar over the years.   We will be keeping an ear to the ground, and should it be reopening, we will get back atcha.   Note: The other two branches, Soi Nana and Queen's Park Plaza are still open.


Street Bars

      The recent National and Municipal juggernaut to rid Bangkok of street sellers in general, and Street Bars in particular (and make Bangkok into another sterile 'Singapore'), seems to be losing the battle.   Vendors, to include Street Bars, are creeping back into the side-sois and crowding into spaces between shop fronts and the actual outer property lines (the inner edge of the sidewalks).   However, the Street Bars have innovated even further - they have constructed push-cart bars on wheels which they are parking on the streets and placing only the folding tables and chairs on the sidewalks.   What hasn't changed is the Tesaban Men in Too-Tight Uniforms are continuing to impose their nightly extra-judicial fines....   Oh, well....


     For no outwardly apparent reason, the Rainbow Bar has replaced their facade with a full-width neon (real neon) sign.   We suspect others in the Plaza will soon be following suit.   Real neon always gets our nod - the Rainbow Bar is this month's uncontested Door Art Of The Month awardee.

            The Nana Beer Garden reopened more-or-less on schedule, and the new renovations are a big improvement (mostly because of the new freedom afforded by the Plaza's new tent-top).   Welcome them back to the machine.

            P's Thai Massage, already well established, bought over their next door neighbor's recently opened Princess Massage.   They renmed the Princess the P's Thai Massage Delux.   May they continue to slip and slide...


            The Secret Garden Massage is a small single-shophouse massage parlor deep in Soi Nana.   It is right next door to a 7-Eleven in a less than attractive neighborhood.   We mention it only because, historically, it exists...
No Photo Available

            The upstairs (Rajah Hotel Compound) TamAsha Club & Lounge was closed when we passed by last night.   What does it all mean?   We will keep an ear to the ground and should it reopen, we shall so note next round.


            The Nana Hotel's EQ Late Night Club has rolled down the shutters, and padlocked everything in sight.   Their sign says they will be reopening in 45 days.   What they didn't mention was, 45 days from when...   Considering the high rate of Nitespot turnovers that has plagued this property over the last decade, this is a definite wait-and-see item...


            The upstairs Hugs Bar - Karaoke has closed down - again.   Through the years, this location has never done well.   Should there be a reversal of misfortune, we will be back atcha next issue...
 SOI  KATOEY  (Silom Soi 4)

 SOI  22  
            The extant Kiss Bangkok Massage has done two things - first, they changed their sign to read Kiss Bangkok Massage 1 (to differentiate from their Kiss Bangkok 2 Massage - also on Soi Lemongrass).   Then they put a second Kiss Bangkok Massage 1 sign on their back door (which exits on Soi Hana).   Now you can enter from either soi.   Get down tonight.
 SOI  22  (Sukhumvit) 

            Gone, but not gone, the Liola Massage on Soi Hana has reopened its doors.   Welcome them back to the trough...
 SOI  22  (Sukhumvit) 

            Truffles Bar & Ristorante didn't make it out for the next round.   May Fate deal them a better hand next time around...
 SOI  22  (Sukhumvit) 

            Yet another single-shophouse bar has opened on Soi Titanium.   Calling itself "Double Chill", they haven't quite got round to nailing up the sign.   May there always be a chinchoke in their corner...
 SOI  22  (Sukhumvit) 

            Last month we included a brief video clip of Score, and were wondering if it was a new alcoholic drink sponsor, a new disco... etc.   Perhaps we got there too early to see the rest of the signs at the entranceway.   Score is an upstairs sports bar, and very comfortable, indeed.   Upbeat, upmarket, uptown...
 SOI  AMBASSADOR  (Sukhumvit Soi 11) 

            And while we are on 'upstairs' The Australian has given up their second level to Spice Bar & Restaurant.   May the force be with them...
 SOI  AMBASSADOR  (Sukhumvit Soi 11) 

            Wax Late Nite signs indicate they are open 7 days a week....   Not.   Let's just see if this temporary closure the other even ing might be due to the extension of a national holiday.   A wait-and-see item....
 SOI  AMBASSADOR  (Sukhumvit Soi 11) 

            The Time Out 129, having opened for just over a month, decided, or had someone decide for them, that, indeed, the night is a harsh mistress.   The Happy Time 129 has taken over the reins, and will take their turn at casting their dice against the pitted wall of Fate....
 QUEEN's  PARK  PLAZA  (Sukhumvit 22) 

            The Fortune Club Girls Bar & Massage has a sign posted which says it is closed until early June.   Trust and verify.   We will keep an eyeball peeled, and let you know should they reopen those doors.   They are located in Sub-soi 3.

 SOI  DEAD  ARTISTS  (Sukhumvit 33) 

            Likewise, the Fortune 17 Karaoke is closed - also saying they are going to reopen... right about now.   We believe them, but we will check back just the same, to see that they are indeed reopening.   We will let you know.

 SOI  DEAD  ARTISTS  (Sukhumvit 33) 

            The Victoria Bar Restaurant has splintered off of the already established Carribean (2).   Currently not much in the way of 'Night Entertainment', more of a soccer bar, but then no one thought the original Rainbow Bar would amount to anything either.   Welcome them as they grab at the brass ring...
 QUEEN's  PARK  PLAZA  (Sukhumvit 22) 

            The long-surviving Dick's Cafe Bangkok has gone the way of the Megalapteryx.   It looks like the digs are up for lease, but with its next door neighbor, the long extinct The Zeus, going un-rented for many a month, no one should be holding his breath for an early replacement.   It appears Dick's has boogied off to Jom Tien?






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
June 1998

   *  Sky took over the reins from the Hi .   Today those premises (2nd level, above King's Castle) are occupied by Happy Bar.

Patpong 2
June 1998

   *  Patpong Snooker ( 3rd Floor, Cosmos stairwell) reopened after a brief closure.

   *  Spice Girl ( 2rd Floor above Topless Beer Bar) opened newly in the digs previously occupied by Noi's Heavenly Steps.

   *  Be Be Pub & Karaoke (up on The Ramp) closed its doors.

   *  King's Palace ( 2nd Floor, entrance on Soi Bookstore), opened newly in the space that was once the Cleopatra.

Soi Cowboy
June 1998

   *  The Shadow Bangkok dropped the 'Bangkok', becoming just Shadow.   This location now occupied by Crazy Cat.

   *  The Raw Hide opened in the just-closed Long Gun II.   It is still there today as Rawhide Lounge.

Nana Plaza
June 1998

   *  Up on the 3rd level, the XXX - Holly Wood Strip closed its doors.

Soi Katoey
( Silom Soi 4 )
June 1998

   *    The Cool ph Restaurant & Pub first opened its doors this month, in what is now G's Bangkok.

   *    The The Balcony rolled out the red carpet for the first time.   It was previously Molly's Jump.

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 Good? Bad? Girls (Up to you) Bar closed its doors.

   *  Australia Bar reopened after a brief closure.




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      FIFA in conjunction with the Russian government are heavily promoting the upcoming World Cup soccer in that country.   One of their most visible efforts, at least for Moscow, has been a large number of wall murals depicting current pop superhero icons, etc.

      It is interesting that they are referring to these murals as "graffiti".   One has to wonder why.   These murals are not only sanctioned by the Russian government and FIFA, the artists have been retained by these bodies to create the murals.   Lest we forget, "Graffiti" is defined as unauthorized markings on other's property.

      Perhaps there is a growing perception that if it is called 'graffiti', it will be more relevant, more in touch with the times, edgier?   Like, being part of the 'Graffiti Generation' is now, suddenly, a desirable thing?   One can only surmise....

      An article in the Russian publication Sputnik News was the source for this piece and the photo extracts herein.   To read the original article, CLICK HERE''' <link>.

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 #1037
8 ft high x 11 ft

Graffiti #1038
Fine Motorscooter
8 ft high x 25 ft

Graffiti #1039
Candy Text
8 ft high x 9 ft

Graffiti #1040
Life's A Bunch
16 ft high x 32 ft (wrapped)

Graffiti #1041
6 ft high x 29 ft

Graffiti #1042
16 ft high x 24 ft (wrapped)

Graffiti #1043
Some Say 'Steve'
16 ft high x 8 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
- 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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