Maps & Histories    About Us    Movies    Community     Archives


01 May 2021
William R.  Morledge

May's Nitelife News
Bangkok's Bars - 20 Years Ago  
A Smile in the Land of Smiles.
Reader's Corner: - The 'New Dark Age'
Traces of Nitelife Past    

Bangkok's Graffiti Update  - #179
            It is an understatement to say the Coronavirus has caused a sea change in global economies, politics and behavior.   MIDNITE HOUR continues to provide an ongoing record these historic changes as affects the Bangkok Nightlife Scene - so as to provide current information for those planning to travel to Thailand for tourism, and to provide a permanent running account of what was once, less than two years ago, the most vibrant Nightlife Scene on the planet.
      Last month, Thailand had the first indications that the Coronavirus was receding.   After a year of isolation from the outside world, optimism was at last creeping into official pronouncements and planning.   The Government was proceeding with plans to increase tourism by various means.   Their plan to open up Phuket Island to full tourism was revived and revised - and by 1 July this year (2021), vaccinated tourists entering Phuket would not have to be quarantined provided their   (continued....)
! - Our friend, Dave (Dave The Rave) Mears, former Manager of Angel Witch, needs our help.  He's had an adverse reaction to medication.
   His leg has recently been
amputated and he remains hospitalized.  His friends have set up a Go-Fund-Me account for him.  Should you also like to help, explore the Go-Fund-Me <link> here.  Please exercise due diligence should you donate.
Patpong 1 Road - The Coronavirus 3rd Wave shut-down is total - the Entertainment "Dark Age" has arrived.
                (continuing...)   ...port of entry was Phuket.   The authorities' plans included the proviso that tourists could not visit other parts of Thailand until they had been in Phuket for 10 days, while remaining free of the Coronavirus.   This plan required that the local Thai commercial population would be able to be vaccinated by May 2021 - with newly arriving vaccines, and the soon-to-be locally-produced vaccine.   The Minister of Public Health went so far as to state that the few cases of Coronavirus then showing up in Thailand would not be a problem, they could be handled easily by existing protocols.   To continue with the government's best-laid-plans - the 'Golf Tour' plan was dusted off - where golfers from Korea and Japan would join tours to play golf at selected courses in Thailand - while residing at their assigned country club facilities.   Then there was revived talk of reducing the quarantine period for incoming tourists from 14 days to 10 days.

               But by the first week of April, all those ambitious plans for Thailand's controlled reopening were a pile of ashes - new infections of Coronavirus had quickly soared to over 300 new infections in a single day.   Restrictions were starting to be re-implemented by the Government on places of entertainment and restaurants (to include the banning of alcoholic beverages).   By 24 April the daily new infections had risen to 2839 - causing the BMA came out with a new, formal list of 31 restrictions, to be implemented within 48 hours.   (See below for a verified translation:).   By the end of the month, a further stipulation was issued - restaurants could only sell food as 'take-away'.

'Bangkok Metropolitan Authority'
Bangkok, 24 April 2021
Bangkok Orders Closure of 31 "classes of venues'' commencing 26 April 2021 for 14 days, or further notice.

1. Entertainment venues, including movie theaters, live performance theaters.   (Example: Lakorn)

2. Water parks, Fun parks, both outside and inside malls / department stores.

3. Zoos.

4. Skating arenas.   Include rollerblading and similar.

5. Snooker & billiard rooms.

6. Bowling alleys, game tables - consoles.

7. Game shops - Internet shops.

8. Public swimming pools and similar/ related activities.

9. Gyms, fitness studios.

10. Centers for exhibitions , showrooms, meeting halls.

11. Museums.

12. Public Libraries.

13. Child nurseries.   Except nurseries within hospitals.

14. Facilities for care of the aged.   Open only where facilities are normally available to elderly for overnight stays.

15. Boxing stadiums and boxing schools.

16. Martial arts studios.

17. Parlors for tattoo and body piercing.

18. Dancing studios and dancing schools.

19. Horse racing venues.

20. Centers for display of Buddha amulets and areas for display of Buddha amulets.

21. 'Weight-watcher' diet clinics, beauty clinics and shops, and related beauty enhancement.

22. Health massage, traditional Thai massage, foot massage.

23. All race courses / stadiums.

24. Traditional play / entertainment venues.

25. Facilities offering conference rooms, meeting rooms, catered dining rooms, and similar.

26. Shops, department stores and malls open only 11:00 - 21:00 hrs.

27. Beauty /hair styling / hair cutting shops - open only for wash, cut, style, shape, but waiting customers not allowed inside.

28. Sports stadiums of all types.

29. Public parks, public fields, exercise areas.

30. Convenience Stores (Example: 7 Eleven) 05:00 - 22:00 hrs.

31. No parties, camping, filming of movies or television programs.   Religious duties / family activities including elderly are limited to 20 family members.

(Additional Notes:)

Restaurants must follow (these) rules exactly, but may serve as normal inside until 21:00 hrs.   From 21:00 - 23:00 hrs for take-home orders only.   Seating must be 2 meters apart, or 1 meter when partitioned.

Must enforce the law requiring the wearing of 'surgical' or cloth masks in public areas.

            As it tuns out, to make matters worse, the production of a locally-produced vaccine has been delayed yet again, with no announcement as to when it might be available.   Further, the emergency imports from various sources have been delayed, now only just starting to be received in Thailand in the last days of the month of April - much too late to have any effect on the surge of new infections and deaths.   We quite literally remain "all dressed up, no place to go".

      For those trying to navigate the multitude of changing regulations, we recommend the link below:   Once at the website , scroll down a bit and click on “View Live Map”, and you can enter your home country (or where you are now), and the destination you're interested in.   They give you all the latest information on infection rate/trend, and regulations on quarantine, testing, etc.   If you give them your e-mail address, they will send you updates when there’s a change in your specific travel interest(s).

(The above a repeat from last month.)

...A quick checklist....

Getting Ready to Visit Thailand

1.    Thailand is currently in the middle of the 3rd Wave Coronavirus surge.   Any plans to tour in Thailand should put on hold until the numbers of Coronavirus 'new cases' and 'deaths' are once again approaching zero.   Check periodically, or daily at

2.   Vaccination.   Be prepared to show internationally recognized evidence of having been fully vaccinated.

3.   Covid Test.   Have a recent (within 72 hours) negative Covid-19 test (in addition to vaccination documentation).

4.   Check periodically (up to time of travel) with Thailand Consulate in your home country for changing visa requirements, or any relevant travel restrictions (to include in particular quarantine policies, costs involved in quarantining, and any requirement for Covid insurance).

5.   Check periodically with the airline of your choice to establish what their most current policies are regarding flights to Thailand.

6.   Thailand no longer requires the "Fit To Fly" document - but your airline might, so you will need to double-check this item.

7.   Insurance..   Many prospective visitors to Thailand must show evidence of insurance (dependent on Visa type).   It is our understanding that this is 'Health Insurance', and not necessarily 'Life Insurance.   Check before booking your flight.

8.   Bring your own masks.   Masks are available everywhere in Thailand, (and you will likely be wearing one on the aircraft), but you will be required to wear a mask while deplaning and going through Customs and Immigration. (Just a reminder).

   One last consideration (Repeat from last issue) : There are Covid vaccines, and then there are Covid vaccines.   One from Russia, two from China, one from India, and a few more from Europe and North America.   As time goes on, we note a number of news items indicating some of the vaccines are possibly responsible for causing severe adverse reactions.   If you are not planning to travel in the next 2 to 3 months, don't be stampeded into getting your vaccination early.   A 2-injection series takes about a month, so it won't hurt to hold off on getting vaccinated until more is known about the possible side effects of the various vaccines.


May's Thai Smile jumped right off the slide...

BOOKS ...worth a read !

( Click on book covers to order. )



Join the 'Comments' page...

   READER :     Sir,
      Appearing on You Tube today :
"Netflix The Serpent - Real Locations Tour Bangkok".
Also shows a picture of Kanit House 77/5, Saladang.

      Thanks for the heads-up.   We went to YouTube and watched the 16-and-a-half minute video clip "Netflix the Serpent – Real locations tour Patpong Bangkok - Kanit House" <link> ".   We noted several repetitions and minor mistakes, both on the Sobraj-Chowdhury story - and Patpong itself.   (We therefore cannot substantiate the content).   Nevertheless, the video clip contains quite a bit of point-in-time (current) local footage.   Those interested can click on the link above.
      For a thumbnail of the actual history of Sobraj, Chowdhury and the 'Bikini Murders' (which took place mostly in Pattaya), click-and-go to our  February issue <link>.
Patpong 1 - just another dark street ?
   READER :  
      With the bars and massage parlors being closed, penning a column these last months must be boring work for an Entertainment blogger like yourself.   ... ...   At least last month several (Night Entertainment Venues) had reopened, so that was at least something.   But now, with everything closed and no way to get to Bangkok, you must, to put it mildly, have a heck of a lot of free time on your hands.

      Others have expressed those sentiments, however, as I have pointed out to them, Midnite Hour is an historical site, rather than a 'Night Entertainment Column'.   It is certainly depressing to witness the economy collapsing and the bars closing (many never to reopen).   However, from a purely historical perspective, nothing as significant as this has happened in the Bangkok entertainment world - ever.
      We further note that the near total absence of Nitespot activity has in fact increased our workload - we still need to make our monthly physical surveys - and then (the hard part) try to account for everything in detail - for example, we continue to report on those Venues that have permanently closed, those that we know are planning to reopen, etc.   Should this website, or its contents, make it to the future, researchers will find a detailed, chronological accounting of this current Entertainment "Dark Ages".   As far as we have been able to determine, we have not come across any other publication - entertainment, news or other - that is providing a comprehensive, accumulative accounting of these times.   Will these pages be all there is?   The distant future holds the answer.
   READER :  
      I think it's great that your historical record is being created in such an immediate way - should be fascinating to look back on later on.  ... ...  Do you have a theory as to why this big (Covid) surge in Thailand has occurred so long after the virus first started appearing?

      While your question isn't exactly a FAQ, it has been asked a number of times.   The on-the-ground consensus (as opposed to a mass-tracing and elaborate epidemiological investigation), is - in 2020, Thailand created an effective "bubble" (very good isolation from international contacts), giving us perhaps the best statistics in the region / world (barring some small island nations).   That 'bubble', however, prohibited the development of herd immunity.   (There are only 2 ways to obtain immunity - vaccine or 'herd').
         However Thailand is essentially surrounded by nations without the necessary infrastructure or discipline to manage Covid.   While Thailand's precautionary measures were very effective during 2020, we now see in hindsight that Burma had become a festering (and almost non-reported), unchecked source of the virus.   At the beginning of 2021, the fishing fleets in Samut Sakorn province south / southwest of Bangkok were discovered to have Covid outbreaks - originally among the cross-border Burmese crews.   This quickly spread to the (mostly) Burmese in the many factories there in the adjacent Industrial Zones.   But not all those who were infected were Burmese - several Thais were also infected.   It was the Thais themselves that began carrying the virus to other provinces (6 provinces originally).
         Additionally, when the dry season reduced the rivers dividing Burma and Thailand to a trickle, the border checkpoints became irrelevant (as happens every year).   Many Burmese, several of whom were infected, crossed (just walked) into Central and Northern Thailand.   Many of those made their way to Chiang Mai and Bangkok.   Thailand's bubble had been thoroughly burst.
         Then came the Songkran holidays, where everyone from everywhere went back home to their families everywhere else.   The perfect storm.   They have already returned from their homes to their original destinations, and the incubation period from the Songkran travels is just now upon us.   So we are, not unexpectedly, reaping the bounty.
         A lot has been made in the local Press over the various Thai 'Celebrities' that have come down with Covid due to visiting the reopened Night Entertainment Venues (Sois Thonglor, Ekamai), and how they were to blame for the 'cluster' that kicked off the latest spiraling of new cases.   But not really - it had been spreading (and incubating) all along, and because they are 'celebrities', it is quite easy to point the finger.
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.
'Reader's Corner' moderator -

'Boge' Hartman
Historical Research
*   Zootramp Publications



Let the Follies begin-

An ongoing history
of Bangkok's Expat
Nightlife Scene
    Vol. XXX      No. 05
                           Bangkok,  01 May 2021                         
   Free Distribution

            While we noted 'lights-on' at the Hanuman Massage, they were closed.   The only establishment of any kind open on Patpong 1 Road was the 7-Eleven...

            The forlorn Safari had their lights on, but that was all.   Locked down like Alcatraz...

             For whatever reason, the Midnight bar beer was open - lights on, as per usual.   (A single customer, or perhaps a staff, occupying a single stool...)

             Standing in the middle of Soi Cowboy looking towards Soi 23, the only thing to be seen are closed Venues - illuminated by Soi Cowboy's new street lights.   All Venues of all types buttoned-down tightly.

             The Asoke end of Soi Cowboy was just as dark as in the photo above.   In the photo below, we can just make out some of the Venue names.   Terminal 21 can be seen in the distance.

            And just in case you had forgotten what Soi Cowboy was like in the Year BC 1 ('Before Covid').....

             Nana Plaza shrouded in darkness - save for a sparsely manned security booth...

            As was the case with a few Venues on Soi Nana, the Hillary 2 had the exterior lights on, but doors locked.   Soi Nana's Nightspots were completely closed down.

            G's Bangkok (a restaurant) was open, and had a number of diners.   Also, Connections was open, however it had no customers...   All else was darker than a poisoned well...

 SOI  22  
            With the exception of a short-list of 'lights-out' specialty massage parlors (Dive, the Chaowang, the Hana and Hip Bangkok), Soi 22 was a virtual ghost town.
 SOI  22  

            The below pic was taken in Subsoi Starlight looking toward the main Soi 22.   Except for the security lighting, the soi would have been completely blacked-out.
 SOI  22  

            The Subsoi Titanium bars and massage parlor were all shuttered for the duration...
 SOI  22  

            The Bang Bang, (a 'restaurant' perhaps?) open only last month, was locked up top-to-bottom.   Although from a distance you wouldn't know it (all lighting, interior and exterior) ablaze...
 SOI  AMBASSADOR  (Sukhumvit Soi 11) 

            The far end of Soi Ambassador (Soi 11) was even darker than the rest of the Soi - the below pic shows the One For The Road, the Studio, the Smile Jasmine Massage, and the Apoteka (far right).
 SOI  AMBASSADOR  (Sukhumvit Soi 11) 

            The small cluster of lean-to restaurants and the 'Tewley group' of bar beers were open, albeit with a few less lights on...   It looks like a 'renaming game' is afoot - more on this next issue (if they are still there).   File photo below.
 SOI  AMBASSADOR  (Sukhumvit Soi 11) 

  SOI  7  PLAZA  
(And the Soi 7 Bier Garten)
            The established, and otherwise popular The Rich Bar By Sa was closed down, as was every Venue in the Soi 7 Plaza.

            A typical shot of the abandoned pathways between the over 20 beer bars, pool bars and restaurants within Soi 7 Plaza.   Center-right in the pic below is the mothballed Drop In Bar.

            Another pic of the darkened lanes within the Soi 7 Plaza.   The only light coming from the occasional security lighting.   Far right is one of two shuttered Leo's Wall bar beers.

            The only signs of life on Soi 7 were the food vendors and street bars stretching from Soi 7 Bier Garten to Sukhumvit Road.   They seemed to be oblivious to the current restrictions...

            Soi Dead Artists (Sukhumvit Soi 33) was lit only by convenience store fronts, the occasional restaurant and an even more occasional passing automobile.   Even the 'naughty' Japanese venues were closed down.
 SOI  DEAD   ARTISTS (Sukhumvit 33) 

            The Kawinya Massage, and the next door Good Time Massage & Salon were open - sans lighting.   Should you walk past, you would be invited in.   Likewise for the mostly-transgender Dalah Massage a little deeper in the Soi.   Farther in, the Bangkok Beer Cafe (open as a restaurant?) had all its lights on.   All other Venues were in hibernation.   File photo below.
 SOI  EDEN  (Sukhumvit 7 / 1) 



A brief sampling of Bangkok Night Entertainment's early years...
      This month, Midnite Hour digs deep into the mildewed cardboard boxes in our attic and visits a few Nitespots from two long-disappeared Night Entertainment Areas that were popular through the 1960's and into the 1970's - Gaysorn Road (across the road from the Erawan Hotel), and New Road (Jaroen Krung) at the end of Surawong Road, right and left - towards the G.P.O. and Silom Road.   The below clippings are from January 1965.

      Vic Luna, one of the many musicians from the Philippines, was perhaps the most popular 'resident' musician of the day, doing gigs at various Nitespots.   Likewise, the various touring acts from abroad would perform at different 'nightclubs' while in town.   

      The Three Sisters "Snack Bar" (one of the cluster of Nitespots in that warren of sois that comprised 'Gaysorn Road') was one of the more popular hostess lounges throughout the '60's

      The Miami Bar was typical of those Nitespots found on New Road and adjacent side-sois. No relation to the Miami Massage on "New Petchburi" or the Miami Hotel on Sukhumvit Road.

      Domino was more than just a restaurant... - the tip-off - closing at "02.00 a.m." and the "pretty maids".   No relation to the later Domino's that opened on Soi 11 Sukhumvit.

With thanks to Cool



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 1
May 2001

   *  - No changes that month / year.

(Total Nitespots that month: 33 )

Patpong 2
May 2001

   *  Up on The Ramp the Bé Bé Club Pub & Karaoke - closed down yet again, after reopening for only one month.   No Venue currently exists at that location.

(Total Nitespots that month: 57 )

Soi Cowboy
May 2001

   *  New A Go Go Duck (Juke's) reopened.   Today, Shark occupies those digs.
(Total Nitespots that month: 33 )

Cowboy Annex
(Asoke Corner + Asoke Plaza)
[ ~June 1998  to  04 February 2005 ]
May 2001

   * Kiss Bar opened newly.   It took over the reins of Bourbon bar beer.   It was located at the front of Asoke Corner.

   *   The Pen Karaoke Restaurant Drink opened newly.   It was located at Asoke Corner.

(Total Nitespots that month: 26 )

Nana Plaza
May 2001

   *  - No changes that month / year.

(Total Nitespots that month: 40 )

Soi Katoey
( Silom Soi 4 )
May 2001

  *  The 420 opened newly.   It replaced 401 which had just opened a month earlier.

  *  SuperStar Frank's Noriega's closed it's doors.   It would reopen August 2002.   Today those digs are not occupied.

(Total Nitespots that month: 15 )

Soi Dead Artists
( Sukhumvit Soi 33 )
May 2001

  *  The At 33 Music Restaurant / Above opened newly in the 33 Complex.   No Nitespot now occupies that space.

  *  The '33 Center' became 33 Center Pub.   Those digs now occupied by Akane Fashion Massage.

  *  In the Peep In Park (Now the S-33 Compact Hotel), the 'Unnamed Japanese bar' reopened after closing for one month.   No Nitespot now occupies that space.

(Total Nitespots that month: 29 )

Buckskin Joe Village
(~ December 1988  to  9 June 2006)
(Also called 'Tobacco Road',  'Soi Rot Fai',  'The Tracks',  'Soi Zero' & 'Machim' [Thai] )
May 2001

   *   Mad Dogs beer bar opened newly between Morgan and Another Bar.

(Total Nitespots that month: 19 )

Washington Square
(~ April 1999  to  April 2014)
May 2001

   *   - No changes that month / year.

(Total Nitespots that month: 17 )

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

April 2001

      *   The Rock Hard Bar Beer opened newly just across from the already up-and-running Rock Hard.   (Outside, against the main building.)

(Total Nitespots that month: 22 )

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

May 2001

      *  All Nitespots - CLOSED during renovations.

(Total Nitespots that month: 0 )





But is it ....ART ?

Check out Bangkok's dedicated page at "BKK" <link>


         Lotte World Mall in Seoul, South Korea held an art exhibition on 2 April this year.   One of the pieces on display, a "graffiti" mural by artist JonOne, was damaged by visitors who believed the work was to be 'embellished' by those viewing the piece.   (Our personal thoughts on this are - it would be extremely difficult, other than by conflagration, to un-embellish it...)

      And who could blame them...   Set out in front of the mural were open cans of paint and brushes (see above) - which were intentionally left out for unspecified reasons.   As this type of 'participatory' art is not uncommon in the disconnect-world of the "artsy-phartsy", it should not have surprised anyone, including the organizers, and, most specifically, the artist.

      The 'embellished' piece was originally produced at another exhibition in front of an audience in 2016, also in Seoul.   Since it's completion, it has gone 'on tour' at various locations (replete with open paint cans and brushes).   Which gives rise to whether or not this mural can legitimately be called "Graffiti" - as it doesn't even come close to the definition : ("Unauthorized, often illegal markings on others' property.")   The piece has been valued at approximately US $500,000 - yes, really...   Why, Oh Lord, did my Mother punish me for marking up the walls with my Crayolas™?!

      Exhibition staff spotted the 'culprits' while reviewing the CCTV footage, and police were able to locate the "accidental vandals".   After all was considered, exhibition organizers have decided not to press charges.   Meanwhile, Kang Wook, head of exhibition, has entered into negotiations with the 'artist'.

      As a footnote, the incident prompted the gallery to place a small fence in front of the mural, inclusive of signs saying: "Do Not Touch".   Too late, idiots, 'the hog is already out of the tunnel'....

Bangkok Eyes adheres to a single, comprehensive definition of Graffiti :
"Unauthorized, often illegal markings on another's property."
Bangkok Eyes does not support or advocate any illegal activity.   Content herein showcases the ongoing controversy over Graffiti in our Society and is provided for educational and entertainment purposes only.

With thanks to Cool

Graffiti #1249
Fox World
5 ft high x 5 ft

Graffiti #1250
Zip Gun
6 ft high x 19 ft

Graffiti #1251
6 ft high x 14 ft

Graffiti #1252
Trash Can Centre
8 ft high x 20 ft

Graffiti #1253
8 ft high x 12 ft

Graffiti #1254
"B" Combo
6 ft high x 17 ft

Graffiti #1255
Hidden Sunshine
8 ft high x 24 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 !

SINCE  2005

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

- 2022 -
- 2021 -
01 JAN -   Covid surges - Nitespots hit
01 FEB -    CoV-19 Vaccine Delay - Bars in Tatters
01 MAR -   CoV-19 Vaccine here - Bars reopen
01 APR -    Covid stable - Travel eases
01 MAY -    All dressed up ...No place to go

- 2020 -
01 JAN -   Soi 7 "On The Map"
01 FEB -   Soi 33's Dead Artists - RIP
01 MAR -    Queen's Park Plaza gone
01 APR -    Coronavirus Crunch
01 MAY -    Coronavirus Ebbs
01 JUN -    Coronavirus is killing bars
01 JUL -    Coronavirus now rare
01 AUG -    Thais curb Coronavirus
01 SEP -    Covid blockade foils 2nd Wave
01 OCT -    Coronavirus vs Coronaphobia
01 NOV -    Trink Passes On
01 DEC -    Soi 8 Survives
- 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
- 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 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 Mike'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 -
JUN -   Buckskin Joe - Initial Survey

- 1989 -
01 JAN -    (Coming Soon)
Copyright 1989 - 2021    BANGKOK EYES -