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01 August 2022
William R.  Morledge

August's Nitelife News
COVID Travel Guidelines
Bangkok's Bars - 20 Years Ago  
A Smile in the Land of Smiles.
Reader's Corner: Patpong '88'
Traces of Our Past - < Nitelife 1965
Bangkok's Graffiti Update  - #193
         This month Midnite Hour updates our Night Entertainment Area maps - starting immediately below.   However, before we go further, we should first state that Thailand continues to have some Covid-19 cases, to include deaths, so we are not Covid-free.   Nevertheless, barring an outbreak of another more virulent strain, we are over the Pandemic, and treating Covid (medically and socially) as an "endemic" disease.   Even so, many, to include long term residents are surprised at the rapid rate of recovery in the Tourism and Night Entertainment industries.
         Nana Plaza

         As noted last issue, Thailand had opened up fully to tourism, and now barely a month later, we find Bangkok's Night Entertainment Areas once again bustling with tourists (some more than others, to be sure).   It appears that the evidence is in - generally speaking, hygiene seems to do better than any other method in reducing the chances of Covid infection - to include the vaccine.   (Nevertheless, we should not count out the benefit of partial protection offered by the Covid vaccines - if for no other reason than proof of vaccination allows travel to and from Thailand.)   As we, and the rest of the planet move towards an effective "herd immunity", populations are finding they are comfortable in returning to their normal livelihoods - to include "Entertainment".   Below are the remainder of our Expat Night Entertainment Area maps - showing the re-opening and new openings of Nitespot Venues.   Please feel free to download for your personal use.

         Soi Nana (Soi 4)

         Patpong 1

         Patpong 2

         Soi Cowboy

         Soi Ambassador

         Soi 7 Plaza

         Soi 22

         Soi Katoey

         Soi Dead Artists (Soi 33)

         Soi Eden (Soi 7/1)


A Summary of Current Government Guidelines on Covid-19
Bangkok, 01 August 2022

Reprinted from last month - Guidelines effective since 1 July 2022.

First and foremost, the two biggest obstacles to Thailand returning to "The Old pre-Covid Normal" have been removed :

1. The Thailand Pass requirement has been removed.

2. The US$10,000 health insurance requirement, has been discontinued, thus welcoming all travellers with proof of either a certificate of vaccination, or a pre-arrival negative RT-PCR, or professional ATK test result.

Follows is a summary of changes as posted by the Tourism Authority of Thailand ...

"This information has been updated on 24 June, 2022.

      The following rules will be in effect from 1 August, 2022, with specific requirements for vaccinated and unvaccinated/not fully vaccinated travellers from all countries/ territories with scheduled arrivals from this date.

Pre-arrival requirements :

Vaccinated travellers must have the following documents for entering Thailand:

      1. A valid passport, or a border pass for arrivals via border checkpoints.
      2. A Certificate of COVID-19 Vaccination
      3. Everyone 18 years of age and older must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 with an approved vaccine at least 14 days before travelling to Thailand.
      4. Travellers 5-17 years of age travelling to Thailand unaccompanied must get vaccinated with at least 1 dose of an approved vaccine at least 14 days before travelling to Thailand.   Those travelling with parents are exempt from this requirement.
      5. Unvaccinated/not fully vaccinated travellers must have the following documents for entering Thailand: A valid passport, or a border pass for arrivals via border checkpoints.

On Arrival Requirements :

Upon arriving in Thailand, all travellers must undergo entry screening including body temperature check, and present the required documents to the Immigration/Health Control officer to carry out the checks.

The vaccinated travellers will then be allowed entry and are free to go anywhere in the Kingdom.   *For arrivals by land using a border pass, they will be allowed a stay of no longer than 3 days within the specified areas only.

Likewise, unvaccinated/not fully vaccinated travellers who have proof of a negative result from an RT-PCR test or professional ATK within 72 hours of travel will be allowed entry and are free to go anywhere in the Kingdom.

The unvaccinated/not fully vaccinated travellers without a negative test result within 72 hours of travel are required to follow the public health instructions and guidelines as deemed appropriate by the Health Control officer at the point of arrival.   All expenses incurred will be the responsibility of the travellers.

During the Stay :

While in Thailand, both vaccinated and unvaccinated/not fully vaccinated travellers are advised to strictly follow the health and safety standards.   Travellers who are experiencing COVID-like symptoms should get tested.   If testing positive, they must get the appropriate medical treatment."

         Bangkok Eyes notes that the Government can change travel and/or health /safety and/or Night Entertainment policy from time to time, so prospective travellers should update on a regular basis, both with the Tourist Organization of Thailand (TOT), and your local Thai Consulate.   Links immediately below.

Tourist Authority of Thailand (TAT) website <link>.
Thai Consulate <link>.

The Covid-19 Certificate of Vaccination for International Travel
(Reprinted by request.)

      For Thais and foreigners living in, or otherwise vaccinated against Covid-19 in Thailand, your records have automatically been maintained at the Department of Disease Control, Ministry of Public Health.   Your records can be accessed by you at any time by downloading the Moh Phrom app on your smart phone, and filling in the data - exactly as recorded on your hard copy vaccination certificate given to you at the time of vaccination.   Your Certificate of Vaccination should be carried with you whenever travelling.


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Join the 'Comments' page...

   READER :     Sir,
      U shud have 4 pics from '88.   ...Give the readers a booster in these grim times.

      We will most definitely pass these old photos on to our readers (one of which appears above - the rest to follow soon).   The years 1988 - 1989 were the peak of the Patpong Night Entertainment phenomenon - the largest number of Night Entertainment Venues - with the greatest variety of entertainment.   This particular photo was taken in Patpong 2 looking toward Surawong Road.   There are a number of noteworthy (historical) items in this pic.   The most noticeable is the notorious upstairs Cleopatra bar, but behind it are the signs for the upstairs Pleasure Connection and the downstairs Top Less Exotic Bar (Top Less, Top Less, Top Less).   Of particular historical interest is the stairway at the right leading up to the Plaza Terrace sign.   The 2nd level Plaza Terrace is known today as "The Ramp".   (A name given the terrace by Bernard Trink when the Plaza Hotel became today's Pavilion Hotel.)   These bits of signage are historically very useful in accurately dating the photos.   Thanks a million for sharing.

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'Boge' Hartman
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Let the Follies begin-

    Vol. XXXI      No. 08
                           Bangkok,  01 August 2022                         
   Free Distribution

               Patpong 1 continues it's recovery from the Pandemic scourge, albeit slower than the other expat Night Entertainment Areas in Bangkok.   What is needed is a financial intervention.   A number of new or revitalized Nitespot Venues are needed to bring it up to a 'critical' mass' - enough Nitespots to restore it to 'A Destination' for those having a 'night out on the town'.

       The Japanese-oriented Morimoto has opened up on the 3rd floor above Shenanigans.   The elevators to the upper floors can be accessed from both Patpong 1 and 2.   May they persevere.

            Venues open July 2022 through 1 August 2022 :
         *    King's Castle 1 - REMAINS OPEN

         *    King's Castle - REMAINS OPEN

         *    Emperor Club - REMAINS OPEN - 5th level above Shenanigans.

         *    Morimoto - NEW - 3rd level above Shenanigans.

         *    Tip Top - - REMAINS OPEN - as a Pool Bar.

         *    Wong Barber - REMAINS OPEN

         *    Derby King - REMAINS OPEN

         *    Shenanigans - REMAINS OPEN - (On Suriwong Road)

         *   Unnamed massage parlor - REMAINS OPEN - Upstairs above Thigh Bar.

         *    Radio City - REMAINS OPEN

         *   Happiness Bar - REMAINS OPEN

         *   Takara Massage - REMAINS OPEN

         *   Wild Cat - REMAINS OPEN

       The Club Black has once again rolled out the red carpet.   They are located on the 3rd level above the Patpong Museum, adjacent to the Black Pagoda.   Let the good times roll...

       As the Pandemic clouds begin to clear, the clouds of marijuana smoke come rolling in.   This sign located above Bar Bar Fetish, although we have no knowledge of who owns the sign...

            Venues in transition July 2022 through 1 August 2022 - not inclusive of the above :
         *    Top Less lounge - REOPEN


Soi Cowboy has now returned to near-full operation - and was once again 'crowded' last weekend..   

            Penny Black has expanded into the recently closed The Corner Live Music.   The new extension will likely be open by the time you read this.   Note: last month we mentioned that The Corner Live Music had relocated, having carved a corner out of Kazy Kozy at the other end of the Soi.   To be more precise, the two are co-located - and those visiting Kazy Kozy can likewise enjoy the rocking band.   Let it rock...

            Midnite, having closed even before the brunt of the Covid Pandemic struck (February 2020) has reopened - status quo ante.   Let 'er rip, then gents - and ladies...

            Likewise, the Spice Girls have fired up their wall of neon and have thrown open the doors (and curtains).   Welcome back to the bright lights, big city...

              The Nitespot between the 2nd & 3rd levels most recently called Taxi Bar has completed it's renovations and has reopened under the neon Tycoon banner.   Welcome them to the machine...   (BTW, Nana Plaza is saying, "What Pandemic?" )

               The King Night Club has opened newly opposite the Bus Stop bar - restaurant.   We see from the signage they are exclusively for Indian clientele.   They had previously tried to open in the then-Rajah Hotel annex, but quickly closed due to lack of business.   From our observations over the decades we have seen a number of Indian-owned Nitespots prosper, but not so, Indian-owned for Indian clientele.   Perhaps it will be different this time around, now that there are increasing numbers of Indian tourists arriving in the Kingdom in the aftermath of the Pandemic.   Welcome them to the neon circus.

               You can't tell me the authorities don't know about this!   ....Oh, wait, it's legal now...   Although we've seen these shops popping up around town (this one in the Nana Hotel parking lot), and we see the plants for sale in the markets, we haven't noticed any big rush to take advantage of all this new freedom.      (Just as was the case when they legalized krathom  [ mitragyna speciosa ] a few months ago.)   Perhaps these items remain cheaper from the original suppliers?   The only place we noticed an overt use of cannabis was that certain 'aroma' pervading Soi Katoey (Silom Soi 4) - either that or no one there is washing their sox...   Jus' sayin'...

               A pic for the archives taken at the new The Mani Bar in the Maison Hotel grounds (ex: Rajah Hotel).

            Venues that transitioned July through 1 August 2022 - not inclusive of the above.
         *   Heaven @ 4 Bar - REOPEN

         *   Naree Massage - REOPEN (- Revert back from the V Good Massage name only.)

            The tiny Sugarbowl lounge had been closing and reopening with alarming irregularity, finally to fail entirely last month.   In its place is the brand-new Unicorn Bar & Karaoke.   May they be dealt only aces and faces...
 SOI  KATOEY (Silom  Soi  4)

            Venues that transitioned July through 1 August 2022 - not inclusive of the above.
         *   4 Sport's - REOPEN

         *   Welcome Bar - REOPEN
 SOI  KATOEY (Silom  Soi  4)

 SOI  22  
            The previously un-named Nila Bistro (opened last month) has nailed up some new and distinctive signage.   (Located next door to the old Titanium Ice Bar.)   Although technically a 'bistro' with a respectable menu, they are functioning successfully as a bar-beer.   Wish them well in Bangkok's post-Covid neon roulette revival...
 SOI  22  

            The Together Bar 22 has newly opened in the Honey Plaza compound.   The Venue appears to be aimed at Japanese clientele, but apparently not exclusively.   Welcome to these neon sois...
 SOI  22  

            The unusually named Sup ! Naree has, likewise, opened newly in the Honey Plaza compound.   Get down tonight.   (Before you ask... the Tina at the back of that compound has yet to show any signs of life...)
 SOI  22  

            Venues in transition July through 1 August 2022 - not inclusive of the above.
         *   Priva and Private bars combine into double-wide Private - EXPAND

         *   Rita Bangkok Massage - RECLOSED - In Subsoi Lemongrass
 SOI  22  

            The rapid post-Pandemic resurgence of Nightlife on Soi Ambassador (Sukhumvit Soi 11) has been trumped by the resurgence of foot and vehicular traffic.   And not by just a little bit - the Soi has become so crowded on weekends that, unless you have a specific destination in mind, go somewhere else, or stay home...

            Lili Fu's Asian Bistro, opening some months ago, has suddenly sprung to life - attracting the 'club set'.   ...Apparently even rap played way too loudly has a considerable following...   (But what do we Bangkok dinosaurs know....?)   May the Force be with them....
 SOI  AMBASSADOR  (Sukhumvit Soi 11) 

            We need your help - what does that first sign say?   ...But we digress - the brand new Blaq Lyte has opened in the long-closed Kon Kord lounge (the Kon Kord perished early on in the Pandemic).   May there always be a chin choke in their corner...

 SOI  AMBASSADOR  (Sukhumvit Soi 11) 

            Brand-new and out of the blue, the Jiew Wee Bar opened at the end of Soi 11/1.    In spite of location, location, location problems, they are already attracting custom.   May they keep on keeping on...

 SOI  AMBASSADOR  (Sukhumvit Soi 11) 

            Venues that transitioned from July through 1 August 2022. -Not inclusive of the above.
         *   Lotus Massage - REOPEN - in Subsoi.

         *   "Tewly Cocktail' group of bar beers opposite the Ambassador Hotel has EXPANDED from 5 to 6 Venues

         *   The Aloft Hotel group of three Venues have REOPENED -
         *   Levels
         *   Crave
         *   WXYZ Bar

         *   Baan Thongdee Massage - REOPEN - in Subsoi.

 SOI  AMBASSADOR  (Sukhumvit Soi 11) 

  SOI  7  PLAZA  
(And the Soi 7 Bier Garten)
             As Soi 7 Plaza slowly, marginally, reopens.... the We For You @ 7 moved next door into the recently closed Rumours @ 7 digs, and its "business as usual"...   Gotta let the train roll on.
            Note: The current rumor, apparently with some merit, indicates that the center section of Soi 7 Plaza will be cleared of all bars (it already has been), and a vehicular pathway, ostensibly for fire truck access, will be created - similar to that which was done at Nana Plaza.   (And we know how well that worked out...)   The remaining bars in Soi 7 Plaza will be modified and reopened (see our new map above).   Another rumor circulating by word-of-mouth (also not worth the paper it's written on), is the bars facing Soi 7 are encroaching on the sidewalk, and will have to be modified (cut back) to allow greater pedestrian access...   (Bernard Trink nailed it, "From the rumor mill and thus unconfirmed."

             The No Bra, one of the recently demolished bars in the center section of the Soi 7 Plaza has moved to the front facing Soi 7, replacing the Corner 7.   The No Bra has a long lineage, having opened on Soi 22 in early '98 - becoming the 'seminal bar' in what would soon become Queen's Park Plaza.   Although the current staff at Soi 7 prefer their old location inside the Plaza, they seem busier where they are now.   (They prefer the interior locations which better facilitate 'open till late'....)

            Venues that transitioned from July through 1 August 2022. -Not inclusive of the above.
         *   N'Joy - REOPENED, moving into the previous Full Moon digs.

         *   Moonshine Pub - REOPENED

         *   B.R. Bar - REOPENED

         *   Drop In Bar - REOPENED

         *   Leo's Wall - REOPENED

         *   Day & Nice - REOPENED

         *   Two Un-named Bar Beers - OPENED at the back.

            By the time you read this the Healthy Massage will have opened newly next door to the Pan Pan Italian Restaurant.   We see signage promising their staff is adequately vaccinated against Covid.   We, as well, hope their prices remain completive...   May they continue to slip 'n slide.
 SOI  DEAD  ARTIST (Sukhumvit Soi 33) 

            Venues that transitioned from July through 1 August 2022. -Not inclusive of the above.
         *   RIP - REOPENED in Subsoi Pan Pan.
 SOI  DEAD  ARTIST (Sukhumvit Soi 33) 

            Last month we noted the closure of Green Room Bangkok blues bar.   This month they have popped back out of the crypt and are going pedal to the metal.   (Left hand side in the photo below).   Welcome back to the nightbeat.   The unnamed bar at the center of the photo is The Entrance, opened newly a month previous, which still has not nailed up any neon...
 SOI  EDEN  (Sukhumvit 7 / 1) 


     The August Door Art Of The Month award goes to the The Bronx.   Their 30-foot high signage is 'dual-media' - a permanent sign on top and dynamic projection 'signage' below.   Located across Soi 15 from the (apparently) closed Hooters '2'.



Traces of Bangkok's Early Years

      This month Midnite Hour goes back 52 years to 1965 to highlight what was new in Bangkok's Expat Entertainment Scene.   That year, and the 'late '60's, was the period Patpong began to 'take off'.   We note there were a number of reopenings of established Nitespots, as well as new openings of Venues that would soon become mainstays in the expat Entertainment Scene.

      The Aladdin, one of Patpong Road's favorites in the late 60's featured regular Sunday afternoon musical interludes, and was often billed as their "Jazz Club".   Usually featuring Philippine bands, as was the Rogger Herrera Jr Quintet.   The Aladdin would also feature live music 'till late'...

      The C'est Si Bon opened newly to much fanfare and congratulatory messages in the Press in October of 1965.   And, like several other Night Clubs of the era, opened mid-day for a lunch session.   They gave their primary address as 30 Patpong Road...

      Cafe De Paris Night Club was on Surawong Road, but because it was located just across the road from the top of Patpong 1, it was considered part of the growing Patpong Road scene.   Note their 25 Baht lunches...

      The Plaza Hotel (now the Pavilion Hotel) announced the October '65 reopening of the Thai Room (Thai Room exists today - undergoing renovations).   Also note their invitation to visit their lobby bar The Other Office (still surviving separately today as the Old Other Office Bar).

      The Naturist Night Club -one of Bangkok's pioneer Clubs- was located on Sathorn Road - away from main Night Entertainment Areas (but not far from JUSMAG).   From historical evidence currently available, The Naturist was the first Nitespot in Bangkok to feature A Go-Go dancing as a regular feature (commencing some time later in the 1967 timeframe).   (Their break-through A Go-Go advertisement -previously published here- appeared in the July 1967 After Dark guide book.   Note: other Venues had A Go-Go dancing in these early years, appearing as a part of entertainment groups rotating through from overseas, but not as a permanent attraction.

      The Green Palms Restaurant & Bar (say, 'Night Club'), popular for a number of years, was located across from Gaysorn on Phloenchit Road, contributing to the 'critical mass' of the Night Entertainment Area, as did a number of Venues on Rachdamri / Rachprasong Roads.



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
August 2002

   *  Pussy Galore closed, becoming part of Pussy Collection.

(Total Nitespots that month: 33 )

Patpong 2
August 2002

   *  Up on The Ramp, the Rig One Gold became Rig One Pub.   No Nitespot currently occupies that space.

(Total Nitespots that month: 56 )

Soi Cowboy
August 2002

   *  The Suzie Wong Bar reopened after a brief closure.   It is still at that location.

   *  The Cactus Club began construction.   Cactus Club remains Covid-closed.

   *  The Dollhouse closed temporarily.   They remain open at that location (after having closed during the Covid years).

(Total Nitespots that month: 33 )

Cowboy Annex
(Asoke Corner + Asoke Plaza)
[ ~June 1998  to  04 February 2005 ]
August 2002

   *  An unnamed bar beer - CLOSED - In Lolita's Corner (The 6-Pak)

   *  The Quarter Moon Bar - NEW, opening in the Sweet Heart digs - CLOSED - In the 8-Pak)

   *  Oasis II - REOPENED in the Boom digs - CLOSED.   In the 8-Pak.

   * The Soi Dogs - NEW - opening in the ex: B 52 digs - CLOSED.   (Yes, the B 52 got its start here.)

   * The Up To You - NEW - in the 4-Pak.

   * The Fantasy Thailand - NEW - took over from Princess - CLOSED - in the 4-Pak.

(Total Nitespots that month: 42 )

Nana Plaza
August 2002

- No changes that month / year.

(Total Nitespots that month: 40 )

Soi Katoey
( Silom Soi 4 )
August 2002

   *   - No changes that month / year.

(Total Nitespots that month: 10 )

Soi Dead Artists
( Sukhumvit Soi 33 )
August 2002

  *  The Pui Massage - NEW - Today those digs are home to Akane Fashion Massage.

(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] )
August 2002

    - Meena Bar - NEW -   ex: Rak Oi - CLOSED.

(Total Nitespots that month: 16 )

Washington Square
(~ April 1999  to  April 2014)
August 2002

   *   - No changes that month / year.

(Total Nitespots that month: 18 )

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

August 2002

      *  Rock Hard Bar Beer - CLOSED - Outside against main building.

      *  The Candy Store A Go-Go - CLOSED - Outside against outer wall.

      *  The Whitehouse A Go-Go - DEMOLISHED / REMOVED - Outside against main building.

(Total Nitespots that month: 18 )

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

August 2002

      *  All Nitespots - CLOSED during renovations.

(Total Nitespots that month: 0 )

Sukhumvit Square
[ February 2002 - 26 January 2003 ] 

August 2002

         Below is the 1 August 2002 Midnite Hour survey of Sukhumvit Square Night Entertainment Area .

Facing Sukhumvit Rd
Bar Chemo II
After Work
Sweet Home Bar (Seminal Bar)
Montika Bar

At the Rear
A-10 Bar & Pool
Country Road Beer Bar
Tippler's Tavern
(Artistic Bar ) - CLOSED
The Retreat Bar
Kat Beer Bar
Bar Sanuk
Lemon Tree
Infinity Bar & Karaoke
Friend Bar
(@ Ease ) - CLOSED
Jasmine & Kittengoen Bar - NEW
Bonanza Pub - NEW
Little Shinjuku - NEW - No sign

East Side - On Soi 10
Titano Bar NEW - ex: Rolls Royce Bar - CLOSED
Star Bar

The Little Mermaid - NEW

T-Time Bar Rest - NEW
In The Happy Today "8-Pak"
Chemo Bar
Ying's Corner II
Rose Garden
Tu Bar
Lovely Bar

West Side
Lucky Cat Bar
Hello Bar
Walker Bar Pool & Dart
Suzy Bar (Drop "Crazy")
Tikki NEW
Say Hi - (No sign...)
(Colorando) Under Const. ex: Harry Potter - CLOSED
The Vibration (The Bar In)
Relax Bar
(Total Nitespots that month: 41 )


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      Banksy's West Bank rat has resurfaced in a Tel Aviv, Israel art gallery.   It is reported to be the "long lost" painting originally found on the West Bank wall.   However, we somehow remain suspicious that the Tel Aviv gallery may not be showing us an actual slice of the concrete wall it originally appeared on....   Hmmmm.   And we re further report that no one suspects Banksy of profiteering off his own works....    Ahennnnh...

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- Ed)

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"The Archives" - All Our Back Issues Here

- 2022 -
01 JAN -   Omicron - a "Big Deal" ?
01 FEB -   Omicron Milder, Stable
01 MAR -   Bangkok Nitelife rebounds
01 APR -    Covid High amid Reopenings
01 MAY -    Pub Crawl - In The Time of Covid
01 JUN -    Nitespots Fully Open
01 JUL -    Thailand Reopens
- 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 -    Covid Cases Down 60%
01 NOV -    Covid Eases, Hopes Rise
01 DEC -    Covid Eases Again - Nitelife Restarts

- 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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