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01 March 2020
William R.  Morledge

March's Nightlife News
Bangkok's Bars - 20 Years Ago  
A Smile in the Land of Smiles.
Reader's Corner: The R&R 'Miami's'
Bangkok's Graffiti Update  - #168

Queen's Park Plaza in 2010 - a testament to the regular turnover of Nitespots.

             We had the above headline prepared for last month's issue, but we didn't anticipate that there would be a few Venues holding on for a few days into the next (this) month.   And as MIDNITE HOUR is an 'historical' journal, we held off until this month so we could, with a level of confidence, lay down the 'final word' on Queen's Park Plaza Night Entertainment Area.   This month, by way of an historical review, we will cover the 'QPP' from its inchoate days until the final close-out of the last Nitespots.

       If you are looking for your old stomping grounds @ Queen's Park Plaza, don't.   As of mid-February it was just another construction-site-to-be.   We received different "last day" reports (somewhat similar to that 'last chopper out of Viet Nam').   The earliest was 4 February, when the pirated electricity in Rumours finally gave out, and the latest was the 15th, which coincided with Moonshine Pub's official opening at Soi 7 Plaza - (they had relocated, and had opened softly long before that...).   For our historical records, we will err on the conservative side, and say 4 February as the 'recorded-for-posterity' closing date.

 QUEEN's  PARK  PLAZA  (Sukhumvit Soi 22) 

            The large property that would become the Queen's Park Plaza, located 250 meters inside Soi 22 Sukhumvit Road, had been cleared of its old structures in 1997 for ‘renewal'.   However, this property, like many others of that time, was left undeveloped because of the global economic crash.   Nevertheless, it would not remain unutilized.

This was the most recent time of full occupancy prior to start of phase-down.

            Scarcely a year later, at the end of 1998, a small bar beer opened on the north corner of that otherwise vacant property.   The young ladies from the bar would be out kerbside in the late afternoons, dancing and bouncing around, enticing foot and other traffic in for a drink.   The bar beer's name was the 'No ! Bra’ - a name most obviously derived from viewing the young ladies' kerbside performances.   The No ! Bra confirmed the economic viability of the outdoor-type bar beer at that location, and set the standard for all that would follow. As such, it was given the MIDNITE HOUR label, 'Seminal Bar'.   (Surprisingly, by early 1999 it was grossing about 10,000 baht per day.)

            The No ! Bra had been in operation there for about a year before being joined by a second bar beer, the ‘Ngan Hang’.   The Ngan Hang was also a modest financial success.   These two beer bars formed the nucleus of what would quickly become the Queen's Park Plaza, one of Bangkok's major Night Entertainment Areas.

            At the end of 2000, a major construction effort began in the compound - adjacent to, and around the No ! Bra and the Ngan Hang.   Unlike other bar beer areas in Bangkok which grew haphazardly, this was a comprehensive and coordinated undertaking, providing an un-congested and well-ordered complex of permanent and semi-permanent structures.   Construction was completed in mid 2001, and it was given the name: "Queen's Park Plaza - Best Quality Entertainment Center".   In those early years, its customer base was primarily guests from the nearby Queen's Park Hotel (now the Marriott Marquis).

            Leasing of the units within the QPP began in earnest (even prior to the finalization of construction), and by early 2001, enough beer bars were in operation to reach "Critical Mass " - the Night Entertainment Area was already big enough and growing quickly enough to be a self-sufficient, crowd-drawing Night Entertainment entity on its own.   Other shops were opening in the compound, complimenting the bar beer trade: a traditional massage, a foot massage and a beauty parlor opened within a few months of each other.   During this timeframe, the first of many bars installed air-conditioning.   At that juncture, the 'originals', the No ! Bra and the Ngan Hang undertook to renovate their premises to match their new ‘high class’ neighbors.

            By mid-2002 the Queen's Park Plaza time had come.   Non-hotel 'regular customers' were becoming more prevalent.   Beer bars whose origins were in Clinton Plaza, Soi Cowboy and Cowboy Annex were hedging their bets by either moving to, or opening branches in Queen's Park Plaza - (Popeye 2, Moonshine and Oraphin for example).   It didn't hurt business that the local Men-In-Too-Tight-Uniforms were allowing a number of the Queen's Park Plaza bars to stay open virtually as late as they had customers (something the larger, long-established Night Entertainment Areas weren't able to get away with).

            As noted, the Night Entertainment Complex was built on property originally destined for redevelopment (an 'opportunistic' development of indeterminate, but finite duration), so the occasional rumor of impending redevelopment into yet another highrise wasn't surprising.   But those early rumors, entirely unheeded, didn't slow the QPP Scene, which continued to grow - some bars lasting the duration, others turning over at a precarious rate.

            But as of December of 2019, we saw the beginning of the end : this time the rumor had teeth.   Some of the bars were closing, others were preparing to move to Soi 7 - a new Night Entertainment Area, at that time still under construction (Soi 7 Plaza).   By January the exodus from Queen's Park Plaza had gathered momentum, and by 1 February only four venues remained - two by candlelight, and the other two by pirated electricity.   The last bar beer, the Rumours Beer Bar, 'closed its doors' on 4 February 2020.

            In addition to those bars which moved to Soi 7, others moved to other locations on Soi 22 (B52 and Hang Out for example), while others were not heard from again.   All in (counting those early 'pioneer' bar beers), the QPP had just over a twenty year run.   We include herein a sampling of photos of bars over these last two decades.   

 QUEEN's  PARK  PLAZA  -  (Sukhumvit Soi 22)

   White Bar
 QUEEN's  PARK  PLAZA  -  (Sukhumvit Soi 22)

   Bada Bing
 QUEEN's  PARK  PLAZA  -  (Sukhumvit Soi 22)

   Flaming Moe's
 QUEEN's  PARK  PLAZA  -  (Sukhumvit Soi 22)

 QUEEN's  PARK  PLAZA  -  (Sukhumvit Soi 22)

   Meaw Meaw
 QUEEN's  PARK  PLAZA  -  (Sukhumvit Soi 22)

 QUEEN's  PARK  PLAZA  -  (Sukhumvit Soi 22)

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A rare old ad for a long-gone massage parlor - don't bother trying to call the phone number...
      Reading in your profuse Archives, I saw a reference to a Miami R&R hotel on Sukhumvit Road, and I was even able to Google a Miami there on Sukhumvit.   Which perplexes me no end - I recall, or think so, that the Miami was on New Petchburi Road for many years, starting way back in the R&R days.   Is this senility-creep, or am I correct?

       You are not going senile, at least as far as the 'Miami' is concerned. 'New' Petchburi Road had a Miami Massage parlor going back at least as far as 1966 (the photo ad above is from a January 1967 publication. (You may also note that it was right across the street from the Crown Bowl, which was, in its own right, a great after-hours Venue.)   The Miami Hotel (not massage) was in fact an R&R hotel from the same period, and as you note, still there today.   At this juncture, we have no confirmation that the two Miami's were related.
      Just got around (Yes I'm a little slow…OK a lot slow) to reading your February edition.   I remember my first and only trip to Soi Dead Artists.   I was with Tom Penn, a Yank that was a military advisor to the Thai Army (CIA).   He took me there one night.   I was shocked at how classy the place was.   The girls were all in evening gowns and they had free peanuts on the bar.   The ladies were lovely.   That was at the time when many of the bar girls were lovely but the Soi Dead Artists were especially lovely.   We had one drink then returned to our natural habitat which was Ned’s Moonshine in Soi Cowboy.
      I was told, incorrectly (by another Bangkok blogger), that Queen’s Park wasn't going to close.   Horse on him.   I also see that a “New” Moonshine opened.   There will always be only one Moonshine and that’s Ned and Ott's.   Yes... I miss Pattaya and Thailand...

      We have received various responses to the closure of the Impressionist Bars on "Soi Dead Artists".   Many thought the place "too snooty", not like what they saw as the 'friendlier bars' they encountered in the other Night Entertainment Areas.   However, many were in agreement with you.   Regardless, Soi Dead Artists, and its Impressionist Artist clubs, was the first Night Entertainment Area of any significance to offer us, we nightcrawlers, something 'upscale', something other than the usual lounges, A Go-Go bars and Coffee Shops.
      Yo,   I just read on Dave The Rave a great article on How To Play The Go Go Game.   This sort of stuff is really useful - Bangkok Eyes should do articles like this.   He had a great line that stuck in my head and should be engraved in stone somewhere.   "Any go-go bar is either busy or empty for a reason."   What about it?   Keep up yr good works tho.

       Thanks for writing in.   Dave of Dave The Rave Bangkok has had his hand in "the game" for at least 20 years ...that we know of... and we consider him a totally reliable source.   Bangkok Eyes, as a Nightlife news journal, generally sticks with news-reporting on the comings and goings of the bars themselves, rather than the intricacies of games people play in the barrooms.   Dave is recommended reading (something we don't often do), and Bangkok's nightcrawlers can find him at DaveThe Rave <link>.
Thanks for reading and for writing in.
Don't hesitate to send your questions and comments - always welcome.
Note: Text may be edited for brevity and/ or clarity.

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'Boge' Hartman
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Let the March 2020 Follies  begin-

            The Twilo is where the live music is.   While many decry this 'new' entertainment format, preferring the Patpong A Go-Go glut of the past (and to a lesser extent, the present), it is worth remembering that live music was part and parcel of the Night Entertainment Scene in Patpong and surrounds even in the very early '60's..

            The Patpong Museum's 'other half' (the Gallery / Studio) recently hosted its second successful showing - this time around, it was Tawan Wattayu's "Paradise GoGo" exhibition.    (The Gallery / Studio is located above the Bar Bar 'fetish bar' - you can't miss the signs).   The exhibition runs for one week - from 17:00 - 21:00 hours- wrapping up March 7th.   The Patpong Museum and associated Nitespot outlets are proving that Patpong 2 is not only not dying, but beginning a new and diverse 'Renaissance'.   More power to them...
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            The hatches were battened-down on the long-running Horse Shoes Bar bar beer when we passed by last evening.   The signage was still out, so perhaps they will be reopening in the near future.   Located on 'the Island'.   We'll check back and come-back atcha.
            So what's with the 'Iranian Bars' being closed at 9:15 p.m. last Monday evening?   (The Deja Vu, the Midnite, the Kiss Sahara, the Rio).   A crack-down?   A 'No-mask-No-dance' rule?   A Contract-Coyote strike?   the Company Annual party?   The rest of the 'Boy was busy, in spite of a dearth of Chinese customers and oglers...  (Causing one local Nitelife Vet to comment that because of the Coronavirus the white-faces outnumbered the Orientals on Soi Cowboy for the first time in a decade).

            Here we go again with the musical chairs.   Last month we noted that the back portion of Twister BKK had finally settled in as the "Twister".   Now it remains nameless, and has become home for the now-homeless transgenders that formerly worked at the London Calling.   No one, including the transgenders lined-up outside, seems to know the current name of the Venue.   A wait-and-see item....

            The downstairs London Calling looked darker than a poisoned well when we passed by the other evening.   'Rumor-control' in the Plaza has it that London Calling was not able to pony up the annual nut on the lease.   Their staff of transgenders have migrated across the compound to what once was the Twister (see above).

            The massage parlor formerly calling itself the Secret Garden Massage changed its name to Sirin Massage.... and promptly closed. (!)   It was located deep in Soi Nana - the last establishment with lights on...   It appears renovations, or perhaps restoration, is in progress.   Better luck next time....

            Hugs Bar-Karaoke is (you guessed it) closed yet again.   Perhaps they close on odd-numbered months?

 SOI  22  
            The Hang Out, formerly of Queen's Park Plaza, has ended up in the least likely of places - right in the middle of Soi Lemongrass surrounded by 'specialty massage' parlors.   Soi Lemongrass (our name) is the first sub-soi past the Marriott Marquis hotel.   We don't yet know what the Hang Out's modus operandi will be.   Keep on keeping on, ladies...
 SOI  22  

            The ridiculously named Som Tam VIP Club doused the lights after 2 months, and slunk off into the shadows.   Like, what did they expect?   Located in the Park 22 Compound opposite the Marriott.
 SOI  22  

            The Iyashi Barber & Massage opened on schedule, as we noted they might last month.   They seem to be more keen on the 'massage' than on the 'barber'....   They replaced the Foot Joy.
 SOI  22  

            The Clear Massage & Spa opened newly in the sub-soi Soi 11/1 near the Sukhumvit Road entrance.   That small sub-soi is now home to 5 Night Entertainment Venues.   May the Clear Massage continue to slip and slide.
 SOI  AMBASSADOR  (Sukhumvit Soi 11) 

            One of Soi Ambassador's longest standing massage parlors, the Raintree Spa was the latest to fall behind the corrugated construction-site fencing, never to be heard from again...   If the construction ever begins on that Soi (and that instant night market is torn down), it will be one of Bangkok's larger construction sites.   Woe be unto the remaining Nitespots along that stretch...
 SOI  AMBASSADOR  (Sukhumvit Soi 11) 

            The Koreana now wishes to be known as Club Koreana.   And that is perfectly OK by us....   May they continue to rock 'n roll, or Gangnam Style, or whatever it is they do in Korean discos...
 SOI  AMBASSADOR  (Sukhumvit Soi 11) 

            The Sabai Massage has reopened right where it always has been - now sandwiched in between the Apoteka and the One For The Road.   May they never run out of Tiger Balm or KY, and may the two never be confused...
 SOI  AMBASSADOR  (Sukhumvit Soi 11) 

  SOI  7  PLAZA  
(AKA "Nana Plaza @ 7")
            Last month we covered the soft opening of this yet-to-be-labeled bar, and the bartender solemnly, and with a straight face, told us it was the Nice 'N Easy, just over from Queen's Park Plaza.   Nope - it was, and is the relocated Meaw Meaw Bar (not coincidentally also over from the Queen's Park Plaza).   Welcome them back to machine.

            For the last two months we have been carrying an otherwise unnamed bar in Soi 7 Plaza by the handle, "Welcome Open" - which was their most prominent neon.   But if the signage discreetly stashed next to their rear wall is any indication, it looks like that is about to change...   We'll keep an ear to the ground and get back atcha.

         Closed 4 February 2020.

            We record the closure of the Christie's Club - Napoleon entirely without remorse.   A classic case of "If it ain't broken, don't fix it."   It is also a classic bit of instant Karma, and instant "What Goes Around, Comes Around".   It closed because of an abject inability to attract even a single customer on some nights.   Had the landlord (who is also owner of Christie's Club & Napoleon) kept in place the original set-up with the always popular Check Inn 99, all would yet be well with the world...   "'Nuff said..."
 SOI  DEAD   ARTISTS (Sukhumvit 33) 

            Closed last month, again, and finally, is the Suay Health Care massage.   Cause: no business - it is pretty much a dead Soi - now that approximately half of it is a construction site.   It remains to be seen if, after construction completion, it gets a new lese on life.   (Now Soi Dead Artists is primarily a Japanese 'specialist-massage' soi.)   
 SOI  DEAD   ARTISTS (Sukhumvit 33) 

            A For-The-Archives pic of Soi Eden...
 SOI  EDEN  (Sukhumvit 7 / 1) 





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
March 2000

   *     *  No changes that month / year. -

(Total Nitespots that month: 33 )

Patpong 2
March 2000

   *  The Bua Luang Swing added "Pub" to their sign and to their activities.   They were located on the 2nd level of the Patpong Museum stairway, directly opposite Foodland.   No Nitespot occupies that real estate today.

(Total Nitespots that month: 57 )

Soi Cowboy
March 2000

   *   The New Agogo Duck dropped "Jukes" (the original name) from their neon.   Those digs are currently occupied by Shark.

(Total Nitespots that month: 34 )

Cowboy Annex
(Asoke Corner + Asoke Plaza)
[ ~June 1998  to  04 February 2005 ]
March 2000

   *   The Sakura Bar - NEW
   *   The "Karaoke" - NEW
   *   The Tup Tim Siam Massage - NEW
   *   The Oasis - NEW
   *   The Black Ant - NEW
   *   The Sawasdee - NEW

(Total Nitespots that month: 10 )

Nana Plaza
March 2000

   *   On the second level Agogo 2000 opened in what is today the Mandarin.

   *   On the 3rd level Mai's Bar (a small beer bar on the walkway) reclosed for the final time.

(Total Nitespots that month: 41 )

Soi Katoey
( Silom Soi 4 )
March 2000

  *  The Space Pub opened newly in the shophouse just next to the Telephone Pub, closer to Silom Road.   Today home to The Stranger.

   *   The Club opened newly in what was the Rome Club (Annex - across the Soi)..

  *  Icon 2000 opened in the old Rome Club.   

   *   On the second level Pharaohs Karaoke reopened above the Sphinx.   Both these venues are now occupied by Fork & Cork.

(Total Nitespots that month: 17 )

Soi Dead Artists
( Sukhumvit Soi 33 )
March 2000

   *   Our Lounge closed in the Peep In Park (Now the S 33 Compact Hotel).

   *   Deep in the Soi the 33 Center closed.   (A massage parlor operated within.)   Today, that space being utilized by Demonia and Akane Fashion Massage,

   *   The Vif  Ve Japanese Pub, also located deep in the Soi, closed its doors.

(Total Nitespots that month: 19 )

Buckskin Joe Village
(~ December 1988  to  9 June 2006)
(Also called Tobacco Road,  Soi Rot Fai,  'The Tracks' , Machim [Thai] &  Soi Zero)
March 2000

   *   The Kiss Me Bar bar beer 'closed its doors'.

   *   The Love You Bar bar beer reopened.      

(Total Nitespots that month: 18)

Washington Square
(~ April 1999  to  April 2014)
March 2000

   *  Studio 22 opened newly downstairs in the Washington Cinema building (upstairs in the old theater was the Mambo Cabaret Show.) -

(Total Nitespots that month: 16)

Clinton Plaza
(Originally ''Entertainment Plaza'')
[ ~February 1999  to  June 2003 ]

November 2000

      *   White House A Go Go - REOPENED - Outside just behind Main Building.
      *   Nuch Bar - CLOSED    - Outside against outer wall. -  
      *   Nuch Snack Bar - CLOSED - Outside, against outer walls.

(Total Nitespots that month: 22)

''13 Night Market'' Entertainment Area"
(Originally 'Old Thermae Compound')
[ April 2000 - March 2005 ] 

March 2000

      *   Thai Angel Bar - CLOSED
      *   13 Thai Dance Pub - CLOSED
      *   Snooker - CLOSED

(Total Nitespots that month: 1)

Due to a SNAFU in our records-keeping, our February 2020 Edition published March 2020's "Historically Speaking Column.   Below is what it should have been... Ahennnh...


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
February 2000

   *     *  No changes that month / year. -

(Total Nitespots that month: 33 )

Patpong 2
February 2000

   *  The Bua Luang Swing added "& Pub" to their sign.   They were located on the 2nd level of the Patpong Museum stairway, directly opposite Foodland.   No Nitespot occupies that real estate today.

   *  The tiny 2nd level Pou Pee closed its doors this month.   There is currently no Nitespot at that location.

   *  The Opium Den Restaurant & Pub opened its doors for the first time this month.   They were located where the Dream Boy Bangkok currently resides.

   *  Up on "The Ramp", the Club Abaniko (Hearty Club) closed its doors.    No Nitespot occupies that real estate today.

   *  Also up on "The Ramp" The Naturals reopened after a brief closure.   Today those digs are held down by the Qeen 501 Club.

   *  The King's Lounge Disco Tech reopened after adding "Tech" to their sign.   They were located in Soi Bookstore where the Club Kings now holds court..

(Total Nitespots that month: 56 )

Soi Cowboy
February 2000

   *   No changes that month / year.

(Total Nitespots that month: 34 )

Cowboy Annex
(Asoke Corner + Asoke Plaza)
[ ~June 1998  to  04 February 2005 ]
(Original Report)
February 2000

   *   The Barbie Bar - NEW
   *   The "Moonlight Bar" - NEW
   *   The Siam Smile Bar - NEW
   *   The Je Taime - NEW

(Total Nitespots that month: 4 )

Nana Plaza
February 2000

   *   On the ground level the Saloon Bar - Air Conditioned VIP Rooms opened in what is today the Witchcraft.

   *   On the 3rd level the tiny Mai's Bar reopened on the balcony.

   *   On the 2nd level Welcome To Millennium got its neon up (opened last month).   Those digs now home to Straps.   (We bet no one remembers this one....).

(Total Nitespots that month: 42 )

Soi Katoey
( Silom Soi 4 )
February 2000

  *  The 2nd level Pharaoh's Karaoke closed its doors (again).   Today, those digs are the upstairs half of the Fork & Cork.

(Total Nitespots that month: 13 )

Soi Dead Artists
( Sukhumvit Soi 33 )
February 2000

   *   The Leo Club Bangkok 1994 closed its doors for the last time.   Those digs now occupied by the Demonia.

   *   The Japanese Club - Japanese Karaoke Club reopened after a brief closure.   That real estate now occupied by the Love Teen massage.

(Total Nitespots that month: 23 )

Buckskin Joe Village
(~ December 1988  to  9 June 2006)
(Also called Tobacco Road,  Soi Rot Fai,  'The Tracks' , Machim [Thai] &  Soi Zero)
February 2000

   *   No changes that month / year.
(Total Nitespots that month: 18)

Washington Square
(~ April 1999  to  April 2014)
February 2000

   *  No changes that month / year. -

(Total Nitespots that month: 18)

Clinton Plaza
(Originally ''Entertainment Plaza'')
[ ~February 1999  to  June 2003 ]

November 2000

      *   Tivoli Bar & Grill - OPENED - In the Main Building.
      *   The Last Money - CLOSED    - On the Island. -  
      *   Wind Mill - REOPENED - - Outside, against main building.
      *   White House - - CLOSED - Outside just behind Main Building.
      *   Nuch Snack Bar - REOPENED - - Outside, against outer walls.

(Total Nitespots that month: 23)

''13 Night Market'' Entertainment Area"
(Originally 'Old Thermae Compound')
[ April 2000 - March 2005 ] 

February 2000

      *   No changes that month / year.

(Total Nitespots that month: 3)


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Another 'Banksy' gets the dab....

   Appearing -just in time for Valentine's Day- on the wall of Mr Edwin Simons' home in Bristol, England, was a graffito of a young girl using a slingshot to project a bouquet of flowers high into the air.   Naturally, it was assumed this was a Valentine tribute.

   Further, in that it had all the appearances in style of a 'Banksy', it was attributed to him.   (The secretive Banksy later confirmed it was his piece on his Instagram account.)

   Quick to spread on social media, it wasn't long before yet another street 'artist' oversprayed part of the 'Banksy' with his (or her) own "BCC wankers".   Then, of course, came the myriad regrets on social media - 'How could someone vandalize this Banksy graffito?'

   One quick question, if we may be so intrepid.... how does one vandalize vandalism?   Jus' sayin'...

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Graffiti #1158
Hot Showers
7 ft high x 7 ft   (main panel)

Graffiti #1159
Clam Sandwich
6 ft high x 12 ft

Graffiti #1160
Zombie Shuffle
7 ft high x 5 ft

Graffiti #1161
6 ft high x 10 ft  (main panel)

Graffiti #1162
Blank Book
6 ft high x 17 ft

Graffiti #1163
Bug Bombs
8 ft high x 11 ft

Graffiti #1164
Steel Spaghetti
6 ft high x 16 ft

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prevailing interpretations, 'Fair Use' under Copyright Law.   Copyright of any original artwork resides exclusively with the artists.

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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)

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- 2020 -
01 JAN -   Soi 7 "On The Map"
01 FEB -   Soi 33's Dead Artists - RIP
01 MAR -    Queen's Park Plaza gone
- 2019 -
01 JAN -   Soi 71 + "W District"
01 FEB -    Back to Soi 26
01 MAR -   Soi 1 & Soi 3
01 APR -    Mizu's of Patpong
01 MAY -    Mississippi Twins
01 JUN -    Gay Patpong ? -Twilight Gone
01 JUL -    Bars - 50 Years On
01 AUG -    Soi 8 Reviste
01 SEP -    Copyright & the 'Net
01 OCT -    Historic Honolulu - Chinatown
01 NOV -    The Patpong Museum
01 DEC -    Queen's Park Fades - Soi 7 Opens

- 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
01 AUG -    Udorn in the 60's & 70's
01 SEP -    Potpourri - Odds 'N Ends
01 OCT -    Khao San + Rambutri Rds.
01 NOV -    Night Market Sri Nakarin
01 DEC -    Soi 23 - Running Hot
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01 FEB -    Hua Hin Nights
01 MAR -   Hooking-Up
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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 Marches 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 -   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 -    farang 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 -    Chick's opens upstairs (PP1)
- 1994 -
- 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 -
01 JAN -    (Coming Soon)
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