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01 November 2022
William R.  Morledge

November's Nitelife News
Bangkok's Bars - 20 Years Ago  - FINAL EDITION
A Smile in the Land of Smiles.
Reader's Corner: ''Let The Good Times Roll''
Traces of Our Past - 1966 Jan - March
Bangkok's Graffiti Update  - #196
         Rarely does Bangkok Eyes begin an issue with an article featuring graffiti.   But because of a chance visit to one of the oldest parts of Chinatown we happened across a mother-lode of original graffiti and murals that we felt had to be shared...


         The particular part of Chinatown is referred to as Talat Noi, or 'Small Market'.   It has been there on the waterfront since before Bangkok was divided into districts and sub-districts, and as a result, was not given a proper 'Administrative' designation.   It is neither a formal district or moo baan.   Neither is it a 'market' in today's sense.   it is more commonly understood to be a chum chon, or 'community'.

         On the easing of Covid-19, the Tourist Authority of Thailand (and tour agencies) were looking for something 'new' (as yet unexplored by the mainstream), and they struck 'tourist gold' with Talat Noi.   There you will find some of the oldest wooden structures remaining in the city, along with (locally) famous duck kwei tiew shops covered in photos of generations of Chinese owners, new 'boutique' restaurants, as well as Chinese temples - one of which, hidden away, rivals the largest in Thailand, and an ancient Chinese 'community swimming pool', ad infinitum.   Much more than can be explored in a single day.   And of course, prolific graffiti - with a local flavor...

         Below are a few other examples of Talat Noi's graffiti.



This November's Thai Smile revisits us from Patpong's Golden Age...

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   READER :     Hi,
      I'm curious about the expression 'Let the good times roll', which you use on your site at least once a month.   The reason it popped up on my radar is I saw where Elon Musk used the same expression when texting on his takeover of Twitter.   No offense, but I think its more than coincidence, and I don't think he is logging onto your site.   So is there some etymological background on this?
      We tend to agree - it's not likely Elon would consciously be reading Bangkok Eyes for any reason, let alone be sourcing one-liners from us.   Although probably not 'etymological', there are a number of historical uses of the expression, to include songs by B.B. King, The Cars, and even a 1973 film, however the popularization of the expression goes waaay back to 1956 when Shirley & Lee released their 'single' recording of that name.   Leaping into almost instant popularity on both sides of the color barrier, their infectious rendition soon made them America's "Sweethearts of the Blues".   For you seekers of historical minutiae, a brief snippet of the original is found immediately below...


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   READER :     Hello,
      Is Soi 11 becoming Bangkok's Marrakesh?   Walking the length of the lane with my wife, I counted 5 minivans selling marijuana.   Or is this Reefer Madness now countrywide?
      We counted seven mini-vans selling cannabis on that Soi, some claiming a portion of the sidewalk to set up outdoor tables and chairs for customers.   We also saw another individual who brought his own stool and had rested a lottery ticket tray on a box, also displaying small vials of cannabis.   We watched as three mem-farang fooled around with half a joint, trying to figure out how to re-light it - how hard could it be?   Around the corner on Soi 11/1, we noted a shop with proper green-leaf neon signage.   While readily available in-your-face cannabis is not unique to Soi 11, it seems to be the current market leader.   If the government truly intended to score any serious tax revenue, as originally stated, they are losing out to the street vendors...
Thanks for reading and for writing in.
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'Boge' Hartman
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Let the Follies begin-

    Vol. XXXI      No. 11
                           Bangkok,  01 November 2022                         
   Free Distribution

       It looks like Domino Pizza is expanding.   (We're not yet sure about what will be going on at the ground floor level, so we will be getting back atcha.)   But right now, anything, to include a pizza parlor, that adds light and cuts the gloom in the Patpong 1 area is a good thing.   Two more big bag shops have opened on Patpong 1 Road, further cutting through the darkness (not shown), but no new Night Entertainment Venues to report this month.

       The Nippon-oriented Emperor Club located on the 5th level above the Shenanigans has closed.   They will be relocating to Sukhumvit Soi 26.   May they ride the vicissitudes...

       The Black Pagoda Group (& participating Nitespots) were up to frightening fun and games for Halloween this year. (We didn't have space to list the other Venues getting in on the ghostly activities...)   Let's rock some more...

       What used to be a string of big bag and bric-à-brac stalls cluttering the entrance to Patpong 2 (Silom side) is now a brand new bar beer.   When we passed by it was fully decked out for Halloween.   For lack of any permanent signage, we are calling it Patpong Dangerous - from one of the murals on the south wall,   (- Check this space for updates...)   And, yes, it is one of the Black Pagoda group of bars.   Let the good times roll...


            Last month our survey just missed picking up the reopening of Club Rio.   We note a colorful, dynamic upgrade to the façade.   Modus operandi : 'Coyote / A Go-Go'.   Welcome back to the same-old same-old.

            A few months back, the "Soi Cowboy" sign (Asoke side) was replaced.   Below is a 'for-the-archives' photo...

              Although some bars are doing better than others, Nana Plaza is now fully back in operation - Venue-wise.   And more than enough customers to go around - as evidenced by the perpetual traffic jam out front...

            Venues in transition October 2022 through 1 November 2022 - not inclusive of the above :
         *    Red Dragon - NEW - (Newly named - last month, due to a lack of neon, we assumed it was part of the adjacent Mandarin.   (It still is, but now managed under its own name.)   Located on the 2nd level at the top of the escalator.   Photos to follow.   Welcome them to the fray..

               The cozy The Tavern at the top of Subsoi Big Mango wins the Best Halloween Decorations Award.   (We just made that up...)   Nevertheless, great Halloween 'spirit'...   Keep the party rolling...

            Venues that transitioned October through 1 November 2022 - not inclusive of the above.
         *   Charmming Massage - REOPEN - Subsoi Big Mango.

            Soi Katoey (Silom Soi 4) was busy on Halloween, but ghostly decorations were fewer and farther between than in pre-Covid years...
 SOI  KATOEY (Silom  Soi  4)

 SOI  22  
            Soi 22 had no less than 5 new Night Entertainment Venues open last month - something of a record for them.   Not the least of which was the Absolute Bar.   Located just past Subsoi Hana on the main Soi.   Get down tonight.
 SOI  22  

            Bar 112 was a surprise new entry on the Soi.   Located on the main drag just before Subsoi Starlight.   Welcome them as they give a roll to the dice...
 SOI  22  

            Cupid Bar has taken over the reins from the on-again, off-again Singh Bar.   Located midway into the Soi.   Wish them luck as they throw their hat in the ring...
 SOI  22  

            The Halo Sport Bar opened newly, deep in Subsoi Hana, two small sois past the Marriott Marquis Hotel.   Welcome to partytown.
 SOI  22  

            The Hang Loose pool bar has actually been open (most of the time) for about 6 months, but had never put up a sign - we were never sure if they were actually going to stake a claim.   However, this last month, they did just that - see pic below.   Located in Subsoi Starlight.   May they continue to rock and roll...
 SOI  22  

            Venues in transition October through 1 November 2022 - not inclusive of the above.
         *   Paradise Massg - Re-REOPENED - Subsoi Lemongrass

         *   Coquine Massg - CLOSED - Subsoi Lemongrass

         *   Craik - has REOPENED - Soi Titanium

         *   Regal Massage - CLOSED
 SOI  22  

            Down at the very back of Subsoi Havana Social, what was once the P.P. Beer Bar (adjunct to the massage parlor of that name), became The Vagabond, then the Yadong Potion.   Each new iteration barely made ends meet.   It has now become the La Paca (Ya Dong) and is suddenly very busy.   (We think La Paca is Portuguese (Brazilian) for 'The Fool'...)   But this sudden, new popularity is no accident - finally someone figured out what the long queue of farang could do while standing around waiting to get into the always-crowded Havana Social.   Welcome to the machine...
 SOI  AMBASSADOR  (Sukhumvit Soi 11) 

            Formerly Mulligan's, it changed its name to Mulli's halfway into the campaign (there was/is already a Mulligan's on Khao Sarn Road).   Then Mulli's closed down while the building got a sprucing-up.   It is quite likely Mulli's will reopen before the New Year, then y'all can come on back....
 SOI  AMBASSADOR  (Sukhumvit Soi 11) 

            Venues that transitioned from October through 1 November 2022. -Not inclusive of the above.
         *   Koreana - Re-REOPEN

         *   "Cindy's Secret' - CLOSED - In Subsoi

         *   "Lotus Massage' - CLOSED - In Subsoi
 SOI  AMBASSADOR  (Sukhumvit Soi 11) 

  SOI  7  PLAZA  
(And the Soi 7 Bier Garten)
             Although the 'dust has settled' on the configuration of the Soi 7 Plaza (at least for the most part), what never seems to settle is Big B's Bar, which keeps on growing and popping up in new places.   In the photo below, the new Big B's has expanded southward using the area formerly occupied by Boss.   Only the area at the far right (photo below) does not belong to Big B.


             Stronger was originally located on Soi 22 deep in Subsoi Starlight.   After a brief closure, it relocated (a couple months back) to Soi 7 Plaza, but did not have a sign.   May they keep on keeping on.   Do what you do, do well...

             We don't know what they've been doing right, but they've been doing it again...   The We For You Bar was originally at the location shown in the below photo.   Then when Covid began easing, they moved next door into the then-closed Rumors.   This last month they expanded back into their old digs, now occupying both areas.   It is perhaps the most popular Nitespot in Soi 7 Plaza.   Don't you know what the night can do....?

            Venues that transitioned from October through 1 November 2022.
         *   Long Shots - EXPANDED when the two remaining "islands" joined (see map)..

         *   Pookie - EXPANDED into vacant next door area.

         *   BIG B's - EXPANDED - Took over the long closed Boss next door.

         *   We For You - EXPANDED - Took over its original area that it previously moved out of.

         *   Thai Cannabis Club - NEW - Took over the old Twister 7 digs at the near corner.

            The Japanese-oriented bar noted last month as newly opened - has closed...   We'll give them the benefit of the doubt, and not drop them from the survey in the event they pop back to life next month.   Located in Subsoi 4.
 SOI  DEAD  ARTIST (Sukhumvit Soi 33) 

            An as-yet-named Massage Parlor just opened in the old Covid-closed Footjoy Massage.   Located at the top of Subsoi Pan Pan.   We should be able to get a better photo - with signage- next survey.   Rub-A-Dub-Dub...   
 SOI  DEAD  ARTIST (Sukhumvit Soi 33) 

            Venues that transitioned from October through 1 November 2022. -Not inclusive of the above.
         *   Club Kitty & 33 Bangkan - CLOSED - Subsoi Pan Pan.
 SOI  DEAD  ARTIST (Sukhumvit Soi 33) 

            Soi Eden, while not catching fire, is doing reasonably well post-Covid - weekends busier than weeknights...   Gotta let the train roll on...
 SOI  EDEN  (Sukhumvit 7 / 1) 


Traces of Bangkok's Early Years

      Our long-term goal is to create an historical record, an holistic view, of Bangkok's Night Entertainment Scene.   We have arbitrarily chosen "Ground Zero" as the end of WWII, when there were no active entertainment venues (remaining or new).   '' serially (or catch-as-catch-can) endeavors to span Bangkok's Night Scene from 'Ground Zero" through the years up to the present, and on into the future.   Over time, we will capture and archive the 'rise and demise' of  Night Entertainment Areas and Venues in a comprehensive, cohesive manner.

      The Champagne Room in New Road Night Entertainment Area brought in the comedy magic act of Roger Coker and Arthur Brandon, known professionally as just Milo & Roger.   "Time" tends to fade, or more often bury the past, but while they were performing they were regularly billed as "The greatest comedy magic act of the twentieth century".   (And this was long before the end of the twentieth century...)   They are credited with performing in virtually every type of Entertainment Venue - from Bangkok's hostess bars to carnivals, circuses, medicine shows, minstrel pitches, clubs, Broadway and television.
January 1966

      Unless you are as old as some of the louts hanging around our offices, you will not remember The Deep River Boys.   They were actually an American gospel music group (mid '30's - '80's), but occasionally slipped out of character to rip it up with some early R&B.   And what better place to do so than Bangkok....   Although the members of the group came and went in later years, this 1966 gig at the Mikado on New Road was with the original group, headed up by Harry Douglass.
January 1966

      It would otherwise seem curious that the popular Cafe De Paris would shell-out big advertising baht to wish someone happy birthday, however 'Apasra' (Apasra Hongsakula) was Thailand's (and Southeast Asia's) first Miss Universe, and was duly honored and celebrated by the Thai nation.
January 1966

      The Oriental Hotel's Bamboo Bar has been bringing in top talent since the early '60's.   In addition to bringing in great entertainment, the bar has also become a 'check-list item' for tourists.
January 1966

      The Venice Turkish Bath was located in the Rajprasong / Rajdamri Roads area, which for a while looked like it would be competition to the Gaysorn Road Night Entertainment Area, located just around the corner.   The Rajprasong / Rajdamri Roads area had a number of Nitespots in the early years, but never attained a 'critical mass', eventually fading away.
January 1966

      The Orchid Room, which advertised mostly as a restaurant was yet another popular Nightclub in the Gaysorn Night Entertainment Area.
February 1966

      One would be tempted to say the Mikado Bar on New Road was overblowing the fame, and perhaps the talent of their relatively unknown featured entertainment, however the Tiongco Brothers were, in their day, an international favorite, and remain so in the Philippines.   They continue to entertain - mostly for the older generation who remember them from decades past.   The inseparable "Fabulous Tiongco Brothers" are all now in their seventies.
February 1966
      In earlier years it was not uncommon to find full-service, or near-full-service 'barber shops' in hotels - providing massage and turkish baths, etc.
February 1966

      Newspapers covered the opening of Pretty, the newest Massage Parlor / Turkish Bath on New Petchburi Road (Petchburi Extension).
February 1966

      The Tokyo Turkish Bath was one of the 'early birds' on New Petchburi Road (soon to be dubbed 'The Golden Mile').
February 1966

      Lionel Hampton, famed vibraphonist, percussionist, band leader and recording artist, known for his mainsream jazz, swing, 'big band' and blues, was in Thailand for a limited tour, this time at the Cafe De Paris.
March 1966

      Patpong's Keynote Club reopened March '66, as can be seen from the above, but what they didn't tell us was they were expanding - take note of their address: '81 - 85', which made it then three shophouses wide...
March 1966

      The Can Can quickly became a popular Nitespot in New Road Night Entertainment Area.   If we are not reading too much into the photo, the Can Can and the nearby Oasis were owned by the same people...
March 1966

      The Aladdin carried forward the successful Rogger Herrera Quintet into the new year.   The Aladdin set the tone for Patpong's Sunday afternoon diversions.
March 1966

      In the mid-sixty's, the nudes hanging on Max's Lounge walls were the talk of Patpong Road.   Little could anyone have known that in another twenty years nudes would be working in many of Patpong's Venues...
March 1966



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

      This month Bangkok Eyes discontinues this sub-column as it is duplicated in our Archives.   In this and future issues we will provide herein the link to the relevant month of 20 years ago - (which will provide greater in-depth coverage to historians and long-time visitors & residents.)

*Click* HERE and visit Bangkok's Entertainment Scene of  20 years ago.


Once Upon
A Time

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                   Swiss hero Adrian von Bubenberg and his son, Adrian von Bubenberg II, travelled to Jerusalem in the late 1400's, visiting the site of King David's Tomb on Mount Zion (in those days, a monastery and a traveller's hostel).   How do they know this?   Amongst 40 other bits of graffiti scrawled in charcoal on the wall of the tomb is that medieval knight’s name and family emblem.   The Israel Antiquities Authority has no immediate plans to remove the graffiti.   To read the complete story Click here : Miami Herald < link >.

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Graffiti Page is prepared by Staff Contributor "Boge" Hartman.

(Boge's photo, above, is not a graffiti per-se, although there are those who have insinuated....
- Ed)

--- Datzit Fernow

William R. Morledge


"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
01 AUG -    Nitespot Maps Update - Post Covid
01 SEP -    Royal City Avenue on the Mend
01 OCT -   
- 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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