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01 August 2023
William R.  Morledge

August's Nitelife News
A Smile in the Land of Smiles.
Reader's Corner:  'Rick's Café'
Traces of Our Past -  Nightclubs & Entertainers
Bangkok Graffiti  - #203 - Culprits on CCTV

            he 1960's, 1970's and 1980's were simpler times - Bangkok's Expat Nightlife came and went in distinct, definable phases.   Up until 1976 it was the "G.I. Era".   Followed immediately by the "German Invasion Era" - when that nation first 'discovered' the Bangkok (and "P'taaaya") Nightlife Scene.   That era was quickly followed by the "Arab Invasion" era lasting into the early 1980's.   The Soi 7 Bier Garten was an early pioneer of the German Invasion in the late '70's.

The Bier Garten closed down for the final time, still showing both old and new signs.

 SOI  7 

            The German Invasion wasn't just measured in numbers of tourist visas, they brought with them innovations that are, today, part and parcel of the Thailand Night Entertainment Scene.   First, and most ubiquitous was the Bar Bier (Bar-Bier), which swept Pattaya before it became popular here in Bangkok.   Only later came the anglicized spelling, "Beer Bar".   Secondly, they introduced / popularized the Bier Garten (also later spelled, 'Beer Garden').   These Venues were, in part, actual outdoor gardens - the first Bangkok Nitespots to offer seating outdoors to enjoy the evenings and, of course, the 'passing parade'.

            Latecomers to the Bangkok Scene have noted that the Soi 7 Bier Garten wasn't in fact a 'garden', however it was only in later years that the Bier Garten extended the roof from the rear kitchen area out to the frontage at Soi 7.   There was also a second renovation which made the front area substantially shorter, moving the kitchen area forward.    (Did we fail to mention they had a superb German menu?   - Our choice being the roast pork with sauerkraut).   

 SOI  7   

            Few will deny the secret to the longevity of the Soi 7 Bier Garten was that it became, very early on, a freelancer favorite, where ladies of the evening could come in, and for the price of a drink (or not) find a companion for the night.   This in turn, (no surprise) attracted more foreigners.   In this regard, the Soi 7 Bier Garten was in direct competition with the Grace Hotel and the Thermae, although according to most punters, the Bier Garten freelancers were of a lower 'desirability'.   According to those self-same punters, the late night Soi 7 Beer Garten (after the kitchen closed) was often referred to as "The Poor Man's Thermae".

 SOI  7   

            From the '70's going forward, there were a number of Bier Gartens in Bangkok - as covered elsewhere in our issues, but the Soi 7 Bier Garten was the last-man-standing, the last of the real German Bier Gartens.   Today, there are of course several Beer Garden style Venues, as well as some Venues calling themselves Beer Gardens, but are in fact beer bars.   Conversely, the bier bars themselves have proliferated, to include a number of variations-on-theme - some bring in small pool tables, some bring in large TV for sports, and some will have live music, or even an A Go-Go girl dancing in a corner.   But, regardless, the 'outdoor' experience in Bangkok's Night Entertainment Scene can be laid at the feet of the German Invasion of the '70's...


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"Rick's Café Américain" from the set of Casablanca.   Photo may be copyrighted.
   READER :     
      Been meaning to drop you an email for some time.   Now is the time.   My favorite movie is Casablanca.   I always wanted to own a place like Rick’s Café, wear a white dinner jacket while rubbing elbows with interesting people as I romanced beautiful women.   After my first trip to Thailand (1984), I decided that Land of Smiles was the place for such a venture.   My second visit dispelled me of that dream.   When you include photos of “Nightspots” from back in the day I realize that had I visited LOS 20 years earlier a Rick Café was a possibility.   Then Thailand (Bangkok & Pattaya) was full of CIA types and just run of the mill spies, as the Vietnam War was in full swing.   Thanks pal, look forward to each and every column.
      Your 'Rick's Café' comments are spot-on.   Bangkok in the 50's and most the 60's was a (pre-A Go-Go) time of dinner-lounge-bars and live entertainment - often featuring well-known entertainers from abroad.   It seems there were two levels of Nitespots with entertainment - the first tier was Venues like the Bamboo Bar at the Oriental, and Cesars and Sani Chateau at Gaysorn, and the Cafe de Paris across from Patpong, where one might in fact attend in a white dinner jacket.   The second tier was Venues like Domino at Gaysorn, and the Keynote Club and Aladdin on the then-expanding Patpong, and Champagne Lounge, & The Balcony, and Garden Cafe in New Road.   I saw some of that 'Old Bangkok' when I was here in '67, but (as it was with you) when I got back from Viet Nam in '75, there was a brand new, much changed Bangkok waiting for me...   The 'Rick's Café Era' had surely passed into history.

   READER :  

      Enjoyed "The Blues" post a couple of months back.   I noticed you didn't include Pattaya, but then why should you, since you were doing the Bangkok scene?   Offhand do you remember a great blues bar in South Pattaya from about ten years ago?   Can't remember the name?   Is there any chance it might still exist?
      You are undoubtedly thinking of the Blues Factory on Walking Street.   We found an old film photo (pre digital photos) in our cardboard boxes from 2015 - see above.    The Blues Factory, a favorite of ours, often had well-known Bangkok rock bands (rocker Lam Morrison's, for example) playing there on weekends.   It has, unfortunately, long ago closed it's doors.
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'Boge' Hartman
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    Vol. XXXII      No. 08
                           Bangkok,  01 August 2023                         
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       Below a quick panorama showing the dynamic signage of the Radio City, one of Patpong 1's surviving A Go-Go bars..

       Patpong 1 Road's long-running Muzzik Café now has a bevy of hostesses to attend to customers...   Let 'er rip, then, ladies...

       The owner of the new Kinky Girl's A Go-Go (previously the The Strip Bangkok) asked if we do promotional work for bars.   She was interested in letting the world know the Kinky Girl's was now open.   I said we don't do commercial work but if she were to send us something, we could publish it in conjunction with our standard announcement of new Bangkok Venues.   She sent us the below (and a lot more we couldn't publish...).   Many of you may remember the new owner, she was previously the mamasan of The Strip Bangkok.   Let the good times roll...

      Video clip filmed by owner and forwarded to The Midnite Hour.   Permission obtained to republish on Bangkok Eyes for promotional purposes only.   Copyright remains with owner.

      The young ladies took a black-light 'group selfie'... if that isn't a contradiction of terms...


       The Octopus Fetish Club, having recently taken over from the crackdown-closed Bar Bar Fetish, now has signage announcing their whereabouts   They may want to invest in a larger sign, though, this one's a bit hard to spot...   Shake it, don't break it, gang...

            When the Deja Vu closed down in February 2020 (a little more than a month prior to the Covid crackdown), they were 3 shophouses wide.   When they reopened in September 2022, they gave up one lot on the left hand side - which remained vacant until this month.   We were waiting for a new bar to eventually open in that real estate, but instead, this month the Kana Pure cannabis shop rolled out the red carpet.   Smokin'....

            The left half of what was once the Rawhide Lounge & Bar has been making attempts to renovate for last few months.   This month, it looks like they've made some real progress.   Too soon to know their name, but from the photo, it looks like "V"-something...   We have tentatively called it V Bar (until the real name be known...)

            It appears the Lighthouse will definitely not be returning - although smaller signs had previously been nailed up, a large sign now floats, and waves in the breeze in front of the establishment advertising for a new occupant.   

            A colorful photo of the always-busy Nana Plaza showing the entranceway, top-to-bottom, to include the roof (now handy in the current rainy season).   Rock on...

            We hit the Angel Witch the other evening, and were fortunate to have a brief chat with Joe Delaney.   The bad news is the previous Delaney's on Patpong 2 won't be reopening.   The good news is he has eventual plans to open another Delaney's,    "But not on Patpong...."

               The B.K. Bar, closed since the very beginning of the Covid lockdown has sprung from it's crypt and continues to march as if absolutely nothing has changed.... and it hasn't - all is status quo ante...   


               Last month we noted that the Red Hog Bar had opened in the previous Blackout digs, but we were on the ground too early to get a pic of their new signage.   Therefore : new signage photo below.   ...Let the four winds blow...

               After a long Covid-induced break, the Asia Herb Association massage has reopened.   For the time being, they are closing early in the evenings.   Rub-a-dub-dub...

            There were no new openings or closings on Soi Katoey (Silom Soi 4) this last month.   It's 'Walking-Street' format has proven perpetually successful - they are often busy when other Night Entertainment Areas are quiet.   This month we noted a number of Asian couples on the Soi.
 SOI  KATOEY (Silom  Soi  4)

 SOI  22  
            In Sub-soi Lemongrass the Kiss Bar has replaced Kiss Bangkok massage, if in signage only.   A 'wait-and-see' as to how the Nitespot will function on a day-to-day basis...   Welcome them to partytown...

 SOI  22  

             The Bebop Bar, opened newly last month, was closed when we passed by the other evening.   It did have some new signage up (see below) but lights were out...   We'll check back next round and get back atcha....
 SOI  22  

             The Ola Ola located deep in Sub-soi Titanium (opened September 2022), has apparently been visited by the grim reaper.   No signs of life.   Wishing them greener grass...
 SOI  22  

             The long-running Angel Bar bar bier at the top of the Soi has unceremoniously called it an evening.   While we will keep an ear to the ground in the event of a reopening, for the present, we have deleted them from the inventory...   
 SOI  22  

            The Alley Cocktail Bar has opened brand-new in the small lane referred to by some as Soi 11/2, and they are already finding a few customers.   Let the nightgames begin...
 SOI  AMBASSADOR  (Sukhumvit Soi 11) 

            The Havana Social has reopened after a one-month refurbishment.   Modus Operandi unchanged.   Welcome back to the neon jungle...
 SOI  AMBASSADOR  (Sukhumvit Soi 11) 

            To allay any misunderstanding, 'Don't Be A Dick' is not the name of the bar.   No one would name a bar that....   The name of the bar is Piss Stop.   ...OK, on second thought... maybe Don't Be A Dick isn't that bad of a name for a bar...   (We note it is a very popular mini-pool bar run by Big B.)

            The RIP oral services bar had recently changed it's name to Rup when someone explained to them the meaning of RIP.   But it didn't stave off the eventual visit by the undertakers.   Located on Sub-soi Pan Pan.   May they rest in peace...
 SOI  DEAD  ARTIST (Sukhumvit Soi 33) 

            Annie's World Famous Massage (or, perhaps 'infamous'?), recently reopened in Soi Eden after closing down in the Rajah Hotel (Soi 4 Sukhumvit) in February 2018.   She had been in business there since 1972.   This month we note she has expanded to two units and has spruced up the facade, to include some much needed exterior lighting (which also benefits the Soi in general.)   May they continue to party.
 SOI  EDEN  (Sukhumvit 7 / 1) 


Traces of Bangkok's Early Years

      As Bangkok's Night Entertainment Scene continued to expand in the last half of the 1960's. it quickly became known internationally, attracting entertainers of note from the U.S. and other countries.   Although there was less emphasis on the "other bar scene", it was also expanding at exponential rates, as could be seen on the Patpongs and New Petchburi Road.

      The Sani Chateau brought Patti Page in from the U.S.A. for a single evening.    A pop & country music artist, she was the best-selling female artist of the 1950's, selling over 100 million records over a career spanning 6 decades.   ( Gaysorn Night Entertainment Area )
  November 1966

       The Tropicana Club at the Rama Hotel, Silom Road, continued to be one of the more popular venues for live entertainment from abroad.   Lucio and Rosita were "modern stylists" of Latin rhythm, popular in the U.S. in the 50's-60's when Calypso was all the rage.
November 1966
       The New Champagne Room continued to be among the popular "big" Nitespots featuring live entertainment in the New Road Night Entertainment Area.         November 1966

      November 1966 welcomed the opening of the upscale Cesars in Gaysorn.   Note the "Jackets Please"...   Headlining was Maurice Rocco on his return to Bangkok from extended gigs in Hong Kong.   (Maurice was formerly the 'resident' entertainer at the Bamboo Bar (at the Oriental Hotel).
  November 1966

The New York Turkish Bath & Massage and the Progress Night Club were located at the far end of Petchburi Road Night Entertainment Area near the Soi Ekamai intersection.   We surmise that for a few Baht more, they would have been able to retain a proof reader....             November 1966
      The Silver Star hosted Del Davidson & The Westernaires (also known as The Westernaires Orchestra) - a popular Country & Western group.   This little-known Nitespot did not survive for long, being too far from the then-centers of Bangkok's Night Entertainment.
  November 1966

      Narcing Aguilar, one of 3 Aguilar siblings entertaining on the Bangkok circuit, was the 'house musician' at Domino, a popular Nightclub - Restaurant in the Gaysorn Night Entertainment Area.          November 1966

      The Aladdin continued to be one of the Patpong 1 live entertainment mainstays through the last half of the 1960's.
November 1966

       Although the soon-to-open Velvet Hammer wasn't a Bangkok Nitespot, it advertaised heavily in the Bangkok media.
November 1966
      Opening a year previously in 1965, the Thai Room was one of the earliest live entertainment spots on Patpong 2 Road.   (The other being the Other Office).   Both of these Nitespots were located in the Plaza Hotel (now Pavilion Hotel).   The Thai Room physically still exists, signs and all, but closed a few years ago, before Covid.                   November 1966


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"The Archives" - All Our Back Issues Here

- 2024 -
- 2023 -
01 JAN -   2022 - The Awakening
01 FEB -   2022 - A Go-Go AI (Is You Is?)
01 MAR -   2022 - Movies 1966
01 APR -    Khao San Road Today
01 MAY -    Bangkok's Temporary Bars
01 JUN -    The Blues
01 JUL -    7 Center Point

- 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 -    W District - After COVID
01 NOV -    Talat Noi - Chinatown Graffiti
01 DEC -    The Godfather Crucible
- 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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