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01 October 2021
William R.  Morledge

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            The new cases of the Coronavirus in Thailand have continued to drop over the last two months.   Currently the new cases are at about 60% of the mid-August daily high of 23,418.   The Thai government has been monitoring the virus Province by Province, and is now easing up on several categories of restrictions.   As in the past, these restrictions fall into two categories - those internal restrictions that affect the citizenry, and those restrictions that affect those wanting to travel into and out of Thailand.   Lets examine those restrictions that affect the citizenry first....
The partially obscured "Cowboy" sign arches over the entrance to the darkened Entertainment Area within.

            As can be seen in detail below, the backing-off of a number of restrictions now allows us to stay up an hour later, dine and shop for another hour, get more exercise and more massages.   While good for the general morale, it does very little for the economy.   Hotels and Night Entertainment are no better off than they were the previous month.   -And while we are at this point in the discussion, we note that the Government has never failed to rush to reopen tattoo parlors.   Yes, tattoo parlors are now reopened...   A resident of The Kingdom for decades, I had not noticed that tattoo parlors were an essential service, and that their closure had caused such hardship.   Perhaps on hearing this, the millions of travellers from abroad will be clamoring to get on aircraft and fly to Thailand as soon as they can, and rush into a 10-day quarantine so they can hurry out to get tattoos...

            Next is the recent easing of restrictions on international travel.   The extent of easing has consisted of shortening of quarantine periods for some classes foreigners entering the country by four days.   What the Government has NOT addressed fills volumes.   It is obvious the Government has no 'end-game' in mind - no serious plan (other than the internal expanding of areas to which tourists can travel).   No concept of a functioning "New Normal" that would facilitate, for example, the 39.8 million tourists that arrived in Thailand in 2019.   As it stands now, if Thailand wants to be in a position to receive the 2019 number of tourists, Thai Consulates abroad would have to issue 39.8 million Certificates of Entry (COE), and Immigration would have to process them on arrival, and create permanent records.   There would also be a requirement for each of these tourists to receive two swab tests, - 78.6 million swabs, total - and staffs of thousands at the airports and border crossings to administer and process the swabs - and medical facilities to handle those who either tested 'positive' or 'undetermined'.   Next, all 39.8 million tourists would have to download "The App" (too bad if they don't have smartphones).   They would have to report daily, so they can continue to be 'tracked'.   Immigration will need to 'staff up' for this one also - it will make the TM-30 Immigration disaster of 2 years ago look like a walk in the park.   There would currently not be sufficient quarantine hotels - but more than that, virtually every hotel would have to become a quarantine hotel.   To add insult to injury, each of those 39.8 million tourists would have to have 2 insurance policies - one of them being "Covid Insurance".   That's a total of 78.6 million insurance policies per year that have to be verified at the airport by Immigration in addition to all else they now have to do.   To say the same thing another way, the more tourists the Government intends to bring in under the current guidelines, the more impossible, the more unmanageable the problem becomes.

            What is needed are just a couple of cool heads in influential positions who are capable of executing an effective plan to kick-start the economy's tourism sector.   We start with what we want to end up with, and work backwards - a program which produces an annual rate of 39.8 million tourists - commencing sometime in, say, 2022.   We then determine how we can effect that rate of tourism arrivals - and eliminate everything we don't need to do - to make it easier on ourselves and the tourists. -
      It all starts with the Government consciously evaluating that which is the real Coronavirus threat, and that which is, and has now become institutionalized, administrative Coronaphobia (the fear of the Coronavirus) :   Any tourist from a nation with a responsible vaccination program and a controlled rate of infection should be allowed to enter Thailand with a Passport, Valid Visa, a yellow Vaccination Card with evidence of being fully vaccinated not more than 6 months previously.   Or, if supplemented by a booster shot, the booster not more than 6 months previously.   That's it.   No Certificates of Entry.   No insurances.   No swabs at every turn.   Tracking of tourists will revert to the previous system, to include Hotels responsible for the TM-30s and the 90-day check-in requirement for long-stay foreigners would continue.   This can be the only acceptable "New Normal".

            On 27 September, the Prime Minister's Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) announced a relaxation in the current partial lockdown.   The new guidelines become effective 1 October 2021.   The extracts from the published documents are reproduced below; these guidelines will remain in effect as noted, or until further notice...
Summary Results of the Meeting of the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA)

Meeting Date: 27 September 2021.   Effective Date: 01 October 2021


* - The Emergency Decree on Public Administration in Emergency Situations current implementation has been extended another 2 months to the end of November 2021.

* - Curfew has now been shortened - 22:00 to 04:00.   To be reviewed after 15 days.

* - Gatherings of more than 25 people are not permitted.

* - Malls & Department Stores are allowed to open until 21:00 hrs   - However no game machines, game arcades, rides for children, amusement parks, water parks, convention halls, exhibition halls are allowed.

* - Beauty Salons, Tattoo parlors, massage parlors, and beauty clinics open until 21:00.

* - Sports facilities may hold competitions but with limited spectators, closed by 21:00

* - Tourism in "Blue"(or safe) provinces will be allowed, when only few cases of Covid-19 are present.

* - Convenience stores now open until 21:00 hrs.   Outdoor markets with adequate ventilation and hygiene, to include wet markets and weekly-meet markets are now allowed - sale of foodstuffs, consumables only.


The 01 October 2021 partial rollback of the ongoing lockdown now allows for the following additional 10 types of activities.

Now open :

1. Infant and preschool care facilities.

2. Public libraries, Private libraries, Community libraries

3. Museums - Historical and Archaeological

4. Study centers, Science centers, Cultural /art Centers

5. Indoor sports, including air conditioned fitness facilities.

6. Manicure /pedicure shops

7. Tattoo parlors

8. Massage and spa for health

9. Film related business, incl. movie theaters

10. Playing of music in restaurants - up to 3 musicians - Management to insure proper air circulation and Covid-Free conditions before opening.   Outdoor seating up to 75 %, indoor seating up to 50%.    Alcoholic beverages remain prohibited.


Changes to Quarantine requirements for persons entering Thailand

- Fully vaccinated 15 days or more - 1 week quarantine, with 2 RT-PCR tests
- Not fully vaccinated, arriving by sea or air - 10 days of quarantine with 2 RT-PCR tests
- Not fully vaccinated, arriving by land - 14 days of quarantine and 2 RT-PCR tests.


Further, the initial plan for reopening of Thailand put forward by the CCSA was made public by The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT).

It should be noted that schedules are subject to change - should conditions so indicate.


"Bangkok, 27 September, 2021
The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) would like to report that during today’s meeting, the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has approved a four-phase timeline for the country’s reopening plan to revitalize the nationwide tourism industry :

Pilot Phase (1-31 October, 2021)
This will continue with the four popular beach resorts, which were the first destinations to reopen – beginning with Phuket on 1 July, then Surat Thani’s Samui, Ko Pha-ngan and Ko Tao on 15 July, and most recently Krabi and Phang-Nga on 16 August - linking with Phuket under the 7+7 Extension arrangement.   This phase will also see reopening of new designated areas in Krabi – Khlong Muang and Thap Khaek.

First Phase (1-30 November, 2021)
This will see the reopening extended to 10 other tourism-driven destinations.   These include all areas of Bangkok, Krabi and Phang-Nga, and designated areas in Buri Ram (Mueang), Chiang Mai (Mueang, Mae Rim, Mae Taeng, and Doi Tao), Chon Buri (Pattaya, Bang Lamung, Na Jomtien, and Sattahip), Loei (Chiang Khan), Phetchaburi (Cha-Am), Prachuap Khiri Khan (Hua Hin), and Ranong (Ko Phayam).

Second Phase (1-31 December, 2021)
The reopening will be extended to 20 more provinces which are tourism-driven, well-known for art and culture, or border destinations.   These include Ayutthaya, Chiang Rai, Khon Kaen, Lamphun, Mae Hong Son, Nakhon Ratchasima, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Narathiwat, Nong Khai, Pathum Thani, Phatthalung, Phetchabun, Phrae, Rayong, Samut Prakan, Songkhla, Sukhothai, Trang, Trat, and Yala.

Third Phase (1 January, 2022, onwards)
This will see the reopening of 13 border provinces, including Bueng Kan, Chanthaburi, Kanchanaburi, Mukdahan, Nakhon Phanom, Nan, Ratchaburi, Sa Kaeo, Satun, Surin, Tak, Ubon Ratchathani, and Udon Thani.   The CCSA has asked all concerned government agencies to prepare for the Phase 1-3 reopening.   Meanwhile, foreign tourists can continue to visit the four (existing) pilot beach resort destinations under the existing conditions. "

: Unquote

         From a purely 'chartist' assessment, should the rate of decline in new cases continue as currently trending, Thailand could be essentially down to under a thousand CoV-19 cases per day by 15 December (revised from last month) .   This is off-the-cuff trending only, and not to be assumed to be accurate - as there is always the possibility of another surge.   Careful management must continue, to include universal vaccinations - including 'booster' re-vaccination, and social hygiene.

               In summation, world herd immunity grows through vaccination and through contraction of the disease (- and surviving).   And as medicines such as the new oral Merck and Pfizer vaccines will soon be on the market, and the further examination of India's results with Ivermectin, (and the 13 other antivirals now being tested elsewhere), we see that once the Governmental paranoia of Coronaphobia is cast aside, Planet Earth has just one more manageable disease on it's hands.   Nothing more.   We need to see the Coronavirus for what it is.   The Coronavirus has not been 'cancelled', but neither is it, now, anything special.   Six months ago I made waves among some circles - I stated that I would push the envelope on what was known about the Coronavirus - I predicted that three years from then (in 2 1/2 more years), virtually everyone would be vaccinated, virtually everyone would have contracted Coronavirus (to include asymptomatically), and everyone would be getting annual booster shots.   Some were too kind to criticize my brash leaps-of-logic, others kindly demurred, saying none of that's gonna happen.   Since that time, the "booster shot" has already become the jab-d-jour, and substantial populations in universities and communities throughout the world that have already been vaccinated are coming down with Covid (- and surviving).   And this is all in 6 months.   Again, our reality-check on Coronavirus starts with casting out institutional Coronaphobia.


General Information for Travelers to Thailand From the USA.   (Not specific to the "Sand Box).

The following procedure / documents are required.      Note: These procedures / guidelines are subject to change, so periodic coordination with the Thai Consulate nearest you is recommended.   Those arriving in Thailand from other countries may find variations to these guidelines.

1.    Negative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test for Covid-19 Virus within 72 hours of boarding their flight to BKK or HKT [Phuket] airports.

2.    Changes to Quarantine requirements for persons entering Thailand
- Fully vaccinated 15 days or more - 1 week quarantine, with 2 RT-PCR tests
- Not fully vaccinated, arriving by sea or air - 10 days of quarantine with 2 RT-PCR tests
- Not fully vaccinated, arriving by land - 14 days of quarantine and 2 RT-PCR tests.
   Revised 1 October.

3.    If the traveler is hoping to be in the 14-day Phuket 'sandbox program', then they can only fly directly into Phuket, no transfers in Bangkok allowed.   Tourists will need to spend 14 nights in Phuket before being allowed to travel elsewhere in the Kingdom (This is now no longer guaranteed.)   See also item 2. above. Changing regulations often take time to disseminate and be implemented.

4.    COE ( = Certificate of Entry) from a local Thai embassy.. .   Fill in the online application for COE at least 15 working days before the intend date of travel.   Please note, the following documents are required to be uploaded to the COE website prior to issuing the COE:
         - Passport

         - Valid Visa and/ or re-entry permit.

         - Certificate of Residence. [if you have one]

         - Covid-19 medical insurance coverage of US$100,000.. The insurance should have the following information :

                   * Medical costs that cover COVID-19 treatment in Thailand;

                   * Period of the insurance policy ( start … / end … ) and cover the period of stay in Thailand;

                   * Minimum coverage of 100,000 USD of medical costs.

                   * ASQ – Confirmation of a 14-day booking of an ASQ hotel [ = Alternative State Quarantine hotel].    See also item 2. above. Changing regulations often take time to disseminate and be implemented.

Note: the traveler must stay at an officially approved hotel, certified by the Amazing Thailand Safely & Health Administration.   [called an ALQ?]

         - A copy of flight confirmation/ reservation, showing going from US to Thailand.   (The name of the applicant must be indicated clearly)

         - Please note: use the “arrow” button to be sure the document is uploaded properly.

5.    All arrivals will need to download the contact-tracing app, Thailand Plus.

6.   ( For the 14 days in Phuket, the traveler must download this app and turn on while in Phuket. )   See also item 2. above. Changing regulations often take time to disseminate and be implemented.
With regard to the insurance requirement mentioned above, travellers to Thailand from the USA have found the below Insurance Company was able to provide them with the proper insurance.


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Join the 'Comments' page...

   READER :     
       Sad news, even if they reopen somewhere else.   The surroundings were important for the vibe.   And the other way around.   Le Bouchon was a pull factor for Patpong.

   READER :     
      In my 30+ years in Bangkok, the closing of Le Bouchon is indeed a sad event.

   READER :     
      Sad to hear that Le Bouchon will close permanently in Patpong.   It's a strange one mate.   Considering he was paying only 25,000 per month you would have thought he could make a profit from his regular clientele.   He says he is looking for another venue but he'll struggle even in this climate to get anything cheaper in a good location.   I get the feeling he is ready to retire to be honest.
             From the several responses we have received (a few shown above), it is more than apparent that Le Bouchon was popular with the expat community.   Some of Bangkok's pundits are theorizing that Serge is emulating a "corporate restructuring", shedding partners (if any), taking care of mounting separation bonuses, etc, and will launch a new Thai company.   After all, as noted above, the current monthly stick being B25,000, the LB can gross twice that on a busy weekend.   These pundits theorize that the "LB" will sooner, rather than later, reopen in its original location.   Pollyannas?   A big "wait-and-see".
   READER :  Howdy,
      I really enjoyed reading both the posters' opinions (on vaccination) and the website's responses.   Salient points on both sides, although I lean toward the position of vaccinating everyone possible to eradicate the Virus.   But, I put it to you that there is another reason to vaccinate... Just so I can F'n come to Thailand !   I made reservations for a late November arrival and I'm starting to bite my lip in worry.   But, I can, I guess, postpone.   FYI: I had reservations for last October, which, of course, had to be canceled.   Eva Air was great about refunding.   Expedia as well helped with all hotel reservation refunds.
      Keep up the nice work on this site.

            Thanks for writing in.   Your motivation for getting vaccinated - to be able to travel - matches our own.   Your objective to arrive in Thailand in November (2021) might be cutting it a bit close.   We hope we are wrong.   All indications are that even if the number of new infections and deaths in Thailand continues to fall linearly (see our chart above) the governmental restrictions, however paranoid, will for the most part still be in place.   On the bright side, we note (see our review of the bars below) that a number of Nitespots are reopening, and 'serving', and they apparently don't care if it harelips the Pope.
Thanks for reading and for writing in.
Don't hesitate to send your questions and comments - always welcome.
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    Vol. XXX      No. 10
                           Bangkok,  01 October 2021                         
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            The Madrid has reopened, at least as a 'restaurant', from lunch time until late evenings - heading home before curfew if there are no more customers on the street.

            The Safari has discovered that the sky is falling... or at least the ceiling.   The sign reads, "Do not enter.   The ceiling is falling in.   Danger."   Hopefully this is leading to renovations in preparation for a reopening....someday...

            The below clip of Patpong 1 again records the nearly empty, unlit Night Entertainment Area.       (Filmed 30 September 2021 / 17:05 hours.)

            Venues in transition or active on or before 30 September 2021 :
         *   Unnamed massage parlor - (Last known name: "Thai Lady".)   - REMAINS OPEN - Upstairs above Thigh Bar
         *    (Unnamed Barber Shop) - RE-OPEN

             While the Glamour was closed prior to the Covid 3rd Wave, regulars remain hopeful of a reopening...

             The corridor between "The Island" and the main building, while lit, remains closed for business.   Previously home to Pink Panther, the Old Other Office, the Le Bouchon, Taverns 2 & 3, the French Kiss and Vinai's Bar and 11 other Nitespots.   It remains to be seen how many survive the paranoia bred of the virus.

            Venues remaining open or in transition on or before 31 August 2021 :
         *    Triple 888 Massage - CLOSED
            A clip of Soi Cowboy taken midway, sweeping past Oasis, the Moonshine Joint and Suzie Wong Bar - how many of these classic Venues will 'make it through to the other side' of the lockdown?       (Filmed 01 October 2021 / 19:15 hours.)

            The Penny Black, with a degree of optimism, looks to be sprucing up for an eventual reopening...   We note: no Nitespots have reopened since the 3rd Wave of Covid -19.

              Yet another reminder of just how dead Nana Plaza is.   We haven't seen any bars moving out, so they may be trying to hold on until an eventual reopening of Bangkok's Nightlife...


               Don't ask.   In the midst of The Lockdown, The Blackout opens its doors - and is doing a moderate-to-good business (!) ...   (Next door to Chequers).   Go figger...   Shake it, don't break it, gents...

             Strikers is, obviously, very much up and running - pool tables, the same good menu, and large paper cups containing liquids....   Rock on..

            A For-The-Archives shot of the newly reopened Strikers Sports Pub.   May the live to play another day.

            Hillary 2 must have dusted off their restaurant license and taped it to the front door.   They were rocking full bore when we passed by the other night.   Welcome back to the vicissitudes...

            Venues open or in transition on or before 30 September 2021 :
         *   Charmming Massage - STILL OPEN

         *   Nit Massage - RECLOSED

         *   P's Massage Delux - REOPENED

         *   The Blackout - NEW

         *   OK. D. Massage - REOPENED

         *   T. Thai Massage - REOPENED

         *   Striker's Sports Pub - REOPENED

         *   Swan Massage & Salon - REOPENED

         *   Hillary 2 - REOPENED

            A small grouping of Nitespots has opened near Silom Road - G's Bangkok, the Pride Bar & Restaurant, Connections and The Adam Massage.   Other venues remain buttoned down...
 SOI  KATOEY (Silom  Soi  4)

            Connections has reopened - keeping action mostly confined to the front veranda, where they have something of an 'art gallery' in view...   May they keep on keeping on...
 SOI  KATOEY (Silom  Soi  4)

 SOI  22  
            The strip along the front of Soi 22 is, for the most part 'open' - either full open, partially open or 'speakeasy' open.   At the far left is Buddy's Bar & Grill, then Mekkhala Massage and Am's Bar - then on to Kinnaree Spa and The Connection Bar, before reaching Otto's Bar & Bistro at the Sukhumvit intersection (- not in photo, which is only half-open).
 SOI  22  

            The 3-J Bar bar beer, open since November 2020, is not only closed, it has become 'a shop of some kind'.   One of the more interesting bars done under by Officialdom's prevailing Coronaphobia...   Greener grass, ladies...
 SOI  22  

            Venues remaining open, or in transition on or before 30 September 2021 :
         *   Holiday Relax Massage - STILL OPEN

         *   AW Massage - STILL OPEN

         *   J Smile Massage - STILL OPEN

         *   Flower Cafe - STILL OPEN - Soi Starlight

         *   Asia Massage - STILL OPEN

         *   Nice Massage - STILL OPEN

         *   Butterfly Massage - NEW - (ex Nice Massage 2).

         *   Wild Orchid Massage - STILL OPEN

         *   Bear Hug Momiya Massage - STILL OPEN

         *   Chaowang Massage & Spa - STILL OPEN

         *   Fah Massage & Nail - REOPEN

         *   Bangkok Passion - REOPENED - Subsoi Lemongrass

         *   Dive Massage - STILL OPEN - Subsoi Lemongrass

         *   New Yorker Cafe & Cocktail Lounge - STILL OPEN - Subsoi Lemongrass

         *   Hip Massage - RE-CLOSED

         *   Hana Massage - STILL OPEN - Subsoi Hana

         *   Miss Neko Massage - STILL OPEN

         *   Marigold Massage - REOPEN

         *   Otto's Bar & Bistro - REOPEN - (HALF)

         *   Triple Chill Bar - STILL OPEN

         *   The Connection - REOPEN

         *   Kinnaree Spa - REOPEN

         *   Am's Bar - REOPEN

         *   Mekkala Massage - REOPEN

         *   Buddy's Bar & Grill - STILL OPEN

         *   Chill Bar - REOPEN (Smallest Bar in Bangkok)

         *   Honey Bar - STILL OPEN

         *   No Idea - STILL OPEN

         *   Lek @ 22 Massage - REOPEN

         *   Wine Depot - REOPEN

 SOI  22  

             The Hillary 11 was going full-tilt when we passed by.   -And we saw a number of customers making their way inside - in spite of the 9:00 p.m. closing time (to be able to make it home by the 10:00 p.m. curfew).   We have to ask ourselves, how much more Covid virus would be spread in a restaurant because it stayed open until 01:00 a.m. (instead of closing at 09:00 p.m.)?   -Just asking...
 SOI  AMBASSADOR  (Sukhumvit Soi 11) 

             The upstairs-downstairs Ava Bangkok was open - albeit for what looked like a very formal affair...   It's a 'Wait-and-See' if they remain open...
 SOI  AMBASSADOR  (Sukhumvit Soi 11) 

             The Tewly Cocktail bar beer originally opened on the demolished building site across from the Ambassador hotel in June of 2020.   Since then they, and others, have been adding on like the Winchester Castle.   Today there are six (6) bar beers on that stretch.   -You heard that right...   (Note: since the Coronavirus 3rd Wave, they have been hidden from street view by heavy curtains.   If you are looking for them, you will have to listen to where the music is coming from...
File Photo
 SOI  AMBASSADOR  (Sukhumvit Soi 11) 

            Venues remaining open or in transition on or before 31 August 2021 :
         *   Tewly Cocktail group 6 bar beers - STILL OPEN -EXPANDED

         *   Hemingway - STILL OPEN

         *   Lotus Massage - REOPEN - In Subsoi.

         *   Ava Bangkok - REOPEN

         *   Hillary 11 - REOPEN

         *   Smile Jasmine Massage - REOPEN

         *   Baan Thongdee Massage - REOPEN - In Sub-soi.

         *   Phoenix Massage - REOPEN - In Sub-soi.

         *   Chaba Massage - REOPEN

         *   Mon Spa - REOPEN - In Subsoi Havana Social

         *   Chacha Massage - CLOSED

         *   The Best Massage - STILL OPEN

         *   Wine Connection - REOPEN

         *   Cali-Mex Bar - REOPEN

         *   Bang Bang Bar & Burgers - REOPEN

         *   Suntaree Massage 5 - STILL OPEN - Soi 11 / 1

         *   Cozy Spa - STILL OPEN - Soi 11 / 1

         *   Sukkho Health Massage - REOPEN - Soi 11 / 1
 SOI  AMBASSADOR  (Sukhumvit Soi 11) 

  SOI  7  PLAZA  
(And the Soi 7 Bier Garten)
             Lockdown?!   We don' need no steenkin' lockdown...    You won't believe this if you don't see it for yourselves.   Aside from the bars facing Soi 7, virtually all the bar beers inside (18) were full-open, lights on, music thumping.   And the place was crowded with paying customers...   And the Vietnamese Restaurant reopened also.   (And this is the Night Entertainment Area that Bangkok's Nightlife pundits said would fail....)   Let the good times roll...

            Together, one of Soi 7 Plaza's pioneer bars, has cashed in its chips (as did Our Place last month)..   We can hope against hope that they are just renovating, but all the signs are bad...   Should it come back to life, or reincarnate into something else, we shall get back atcha'.
File Photo

            D-Nice Bar (Dee Dee), the third of the recent Soi 7 Plaza pioneer Nitespots to go the way of the Malagasy Sheldgoose, is currently being renovated - it's replacement (or it's reincarnation) due soon.   We'll keep you on distribution.
File Photo

            Venues remaining open or in transition on or before 01 September 2021 :
         *   Moonshine Pub - REOPEN

         *   Long Shots - REOPEN

         *   Leo's Wall (1) - STILL OPEN

         *   Leo's Wall (2) - REOPEN

         *   Rich Bar - REOPEN

         *   Big B's Bar - REOPEN

         *   The Pool - NEW

         *   Heaven - REOPEN

         *   Ida 789 - STILL OPEN

         *   Drop In Bar - STILL OPEN

         *   Phoenix - REOPEN

         *   (New Unnamed Bar) - STILL OPEN

         *   Nordic Bar - REOPEN

         *   Big B's Karaoke Room - REOPEN

         *   After Sammy Bar - REOPEN

         *   (A Vietnamese Restaurant) - REOPEN

         *   Soi 7 Bier Garten - REOPEN (Adjacent)

         *   Drop In Bar - REOPEN

         *   New Bar (No Name yet) - OPEN

         *   Together - CLOSED PERMANENTLY

         *   Lucky Bar - STILL CLOSED

         *   Rumors - STILL CLOSED

         *   Day & Nice - STILL CLOSED

         *   D-Nice - CLOSED PERMANENTLY

         *   Players - STILL CLOSED

         *   Beer & Birds - STILL CLOSED

             Except for foot massage parlors, footpath food stalls, a restaurant, a 7-Eleven and a mom & pop store, Soi Dead Artists is just that - dead...   With the huge amount of new construction - most on hold - it will be years, if ever, before the Soi returns to former glories...
 SOI  DEAD  ARTIST  (Sukhumvit Soi 33) 

            Venues remaining open or in transition on or before 30 September 2021 :
         *   Pan Pan Restaurant - STILL OPEN - (Take out menu)

         *   Kyoto Massage - REOPEN

         *   Charming Massage - REOPEN - Soi 33/2

         *   My Raku Massage - REOPEN

         *   Top Thai Massage & Spa 2 - REOPEN

         *   Dream Heaven Nuru Nuru Gel Massage - STILL OPEN

         *   Tenderloins Sports Bar / Bistro 33 - REOPEN

 SOI  DEAD  ARTISTS  (Soi 33 Sukhumvit)

            The (Unnamed bar beer) at the top of the Soi, previously mentioned in our columns, continues to thrive.   It has never really closed - operating 'speakeasy' style most of the time.   ...Tread lightly, amigos...
 SOI  EDEN  (Sukhumvit 7 / 1) 

            Venues that remained open or in transition through 1 September 2021 :
         *   Dalah Massage - CLOSED

         *   Down Under - CLOSED

         *   Gemma Sukhumvit (Previously called Bangkok Beer Cafe) - STILL OPEN

         *   Kawinya Massage - STILL OPEN - 'speakeasy style'

         *   Good Time Massage - CLOSED

         *   (Unnamed Bar Beer) - STILL OPEN - 'speakeasy style'
 SOI  EDEN  (Sukhumvit 7 / 1) 


            While chasing down rumors of new pubs, we came across O'Shea's - a long-established pub - which was not only open but having substantial custom.   May they continue to march...
 SOI  33/1  (Sukhumvit Road) 


Traces of Bangkok's Early Years
      This month Midnite Hour presents : another Pre-R&R look at Bangkok's Expat Night Entertainment Scene, where most Nitespots (other than massage parlors) offered live entertainment acts and / or music.   Most of the 'local' entertainment was from the Philippines, but the international acts were from the 'four corners' of the planet.

      The New Champagne Room was one of the more popular Night Clubs in the New Road Night Entertainment Area.   In succeeding issues, we will continue to cover (to the extent our collection of clippings and pix can show) the various shows / performers presented at the New Champagne Room.

      The Green Palms Bar & Restaurant remains a mystery to us.   They advertised heavily during the mid '60's, but we have been unable to find any evidence of where they were located (and it's a bit late to try to call them...).   Anyone have any ideas?
      Patpong's Aladdin was another Venue that had regular entertainment (local, and passing-through) - but live music for lunch...?.   We'll attempt to keep up with their Entertainment Scene as time goes on...

      Most remember Tony Aguilar as a staple at The Balcony, also in New Road Night Entertainment Area, but he made the rounds at a number of Nitespots in Bangkok (as did his brothers, Narcing and Pepito).   The Garden Cafe was located on Oriental Ave. (leading into the Oriental Hotel...).

      Mario's Pizza, located in Gaysorn Night Entertainment Area, was not what one would call a Night Entertainment Venue, but we are currently mid-project - tracing down as many of the old venues at that location as we can - for our future article on "Gaysorn Night Entertainment Area".
      We should note that in the '60's, pizza in Thailand was quite terrible - they couldn't get quality cheeses or oregano and other spices - often pizzas would be made with parmesan cheese....   The horror, the horror....   -but I digress...

      The Kethip Barber Saloon was one of a genre of Nitespots on their own, often the massage services in these 'Barber Shops' offered the same services as today's 'ambiguous' foot massage parlors.
   Occasionally one can still find these Barber / Massage combos in the big Thai-style Entertainment Emporiums.

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
October 2001

   *  The Pussy Collection opened new next to Gold Fingers in the old Club Habanos.   No Nitespot currently occupies that real estate.

   *  The Camelot Castle Bar reopened.   They would eventually be absorbed by King's Castle 1 currently closed due to Covid-19.

(Total Nitespots that month: 31 )

Patpong 2
October 2001

   *  The upstairs King's Cloud Cleopatra newly opened in the previous Cleopatra.   No Nitespot currently occupies those premises.

   *  The Eden Bar Beer - returned to its former name - Eden Garden Kama Sutra, but remained a bar beer.   Those digs currently occupied by the Dream Boy Bangkok (closed indefinitely for Covid-19.)

   *   The Chicken Divine bar beer on The Island reopened, combining forces with Hot Shoes (Hot Shoes closed permanently).   Closed temporarily for CoV-19.

(Total Nitespots that month: 57 )

Soi Cowboy
October 2001

   *  - No changes that month / year.

(Total Nitespots that month: 33 )

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

   * Sabai Sabai Bar - CLOSED .   It was located at the back fence - 'Plaza side'.

   * Luke's Bar - NEW - Ex: Ying's Corner (CLOSED).   It was located at the back fence - 'Plaza side'.

   * 'Corner' - NEW -    Ex: Love Shack (CLOSED).   It was located in the Asoke Plaza, front side.

   * Baronette (no sign) - NEW -    It was located on the Asoke Plaza , side fence.

   * Snooker Room - CLOSED -    It was located on the Asoke Plaza, side fence.

   * Spanky's Bar II) - NEW -    It was located on the Asoke Corner, right side.

   * My Dear - NEW - Asoke Corner side, on the right.

   * Oh ! Yes - NEW -    - Asoke Corner side, on the right.

   * Request - NEW -    - Asoke Corner side, on the left.

   * (An unnamed bar beer) - NEW -    - Asoke Corner side, on the left.

(Total Nitespots that month: 43 )

Nana Plaza
October 2001

   *  The tiny The Bubble closed for renovations. - Located in the corner behind Lollipop - no Nitespot at that location currently.

(Total Nitespots that month: 40 )

Soi Katoey
( Silom Soi 4 )
October 2001

  *  Hyper - the un-club closed.   it was located just next to Telephone Pub on the Silom side.

(Total Nitespots that month: 10 )

Soi Dead Artists
( Sukhumvit Soi 33 )
October 2001

  *  The Ashi (Ati) Massage located downstairs in the Peep In Park closed.

  *  The The Pinnacle Bar & Restaurant closed.   It would become The Office after renovations.   No Nitespot currently exists at that location.

(Total Nitespots that month: 33 )

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

   *   Honey Bar Drink & Food - closed.   - On the left side.

   *   Moon Bar - closed - absorbed by the next door Bottoms Up.   On the right side.

(Total Nitespots that month: 16 )

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

   *   The Sazanka Korea Massage opened newly.   They were located next door and just past Bourbon Street.

(Total Nitespots that month: 18 )

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

October 2001

      * - No changes that month / year.

(Total Nitespots that month: 18 )

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

October 2001

      *  All Nitespots - CLOSED during renovations.

(Total Nitespots that month: 0 )


Once Upon
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But is it ....ART ?

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


          In 2016, the Tam Thanh commune in the city of Tam Ky (Central Viet Nam) was besieged by paint.   The 'decorated' buildings and other objects were presented to the public as 'art'.   The village was deemed an "art village" by the local People's Committee, and implemented with the assistance of the Korea Foundation - (it was never explained how the Koreans were involved).   The initial project arranged for a number of artists to decorate over 100 structures.   (Editor's note; While some Internet links may have categorized the murals as 'graffiti', the artwork, as far as known, was 'commissioned', and would not be -by definition- 'graffiti'.)

          The intent of this pilot program (Art for a Better Community) was to have this community become an "art village" tourist attraction.   For the most part, the themes of the art initiative were to be traditional scenes, animals and local flora, however other 'subjects' were also displayed.

         Since 2016, the concept of the 'art-village tourist attraction' has become quite popular, having spawned follow-on artwork in Tam Thanh by others, to include the painting of over 100 boats, creating the one mile long "Boat Road".   The Tam Thanh 'mural village' idea has also spread to other villages in Viet Nam.   The full pictorial can be found on the Saigoneer <link>.

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 #1284
Starry Starry Eyes
8 ft high x 18 ft

Graffiti #1285
8 ft high x (length) ft

Graffiti #1286
8 ft high x 23 ft

Graffiti #1287
Roc's Ray
6 ft high x 13 ft (Top)

Graffiti #1288
6 ft high x 12 ft

Graffiti #1289
The X-Gauntlet
7 ft high x (length) ft

Graffiti #1290
Mona's Cassette
8 ft high x 16 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 -    Covid 3rd Wave bashes Nitelife
01 JUN -    Nightlife Dark Ages Continue
01 JUL -    Covid Worsens - Lockdown widens
01 AUG -    Covid-19 Skyrockets - Blanket Testing
01 SEP -    Covid-19 Cases down - Nitelife ailing...
01 OCT -   

- 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)
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