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01 December 2023
William R.  Morledge

December's Nitelife News
A Smile in the Land of Smiles.
Reader's Corner:  Security Guards & Mosquitos
Traces of Our Past -   A "Golden Age"
Graffiti News #208 - A Tribute In Graff

            Most will remember Patpong Roads 1 & 2 as a flourishing Night Scene.   Write-ups, articles in the Rolling Stone (etc) and documentaries attest to it's once-legendary status among the world's Night Entertainment Areas.   However there is a never-ending discussion on WHEN Patpong reached it's zenith, WHEN its golden age was.   
      A typical rock & roll A Go-Go bar from the late 1980's, where the dancers actually danced to the music being played...
            Those nightcrawlers arriving in Bangkok ten, twenty years ago each remember a different Patpong, each having their own favorite bars.   Each are convinced that they saw Patpong at it's best.   As do those who have been in Bangkok since the '60's and '70's.   And of course, each new wave claiming the old farts remember Patpong through nostalgic, rose-colored glasses.   The subject appears to be entirely subjective.
      Credit given where credit due...   Sources for the above map come from now-ancient Zootramp Publications, our old and new graphics - and last but not least, a massive data-scrape from Cleo Odzer's Patpong Sisters, where she had rough, but very comprehensive maps - which had much valuable information we didn't.   (Written in 1988, published in 1994.)
            But there is an objective way, a rationale to be employed in determining when Patpong was at its peak - When were there the most Nitespots?   When was the most varied kinds of Entertainment?   When were the police closing their eyes to everything (except drugs)?   The answer from those keeping chronicles (such as Bernard Trink), and those making surveys (ourselves included), to all three of these questions is the 1988 - 1989 period.   - And we might note, the implementation of that hideous night market down the middle of Patpong 1 was completed in late 1989.   Not many disagree that this was the beginning of the end, not many think this a coincidence.
      There was a time when bar owners took pride in the bar's exterior and interior decoration - not just endless chrome pole palaces covered with mirrors, and 'pews' to seat the incoming customers.   The above pic from the long-disappeared Pussy Collection.
            Next month we will continue on where we left off - covering Patpong 2 Road in the 1988 - 1989 timeframe.


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   READER :     
      While not exactly a question on nightlife, I saw in your February Traces section the reference to the American energy drink Red Bull.   You were linking it to 'Krating Daeng', which is reportedly the original energy drink invented in Thailand.   But are they one and the same?
      As 'energy drinks' are often consumed in the evening by Bangkok's nightcrawler crowd (as an additive to their beer), we don't feel too out of place offering a reply.   We should first clarify a couple of points in your email.   Krating Daeng was not the original 'energy drink'.   We have the Japanese to thank for this.   Originally only available in Japan, they joint-ventured to market Lipovitan-D in Thailand in the '70's.   It wasn't long before the copy-cat Krating Daeng hit the market - eventually becoming even more popular than Lipovitan-D.   (Note: "Lipo' is still on the market - and our go-to favorite).   In the late 80's, Thailand's Krating Daeng collaborated with an Austrian (not American) and 'Red Bull' was born, eventually becoming world-dominant as the third most popular soft drink after Coke and Pepsi (caffeine being the magic ingredient for each).   We note that Krating Daeng and Red Bull are two separate operating companies, while continuing to share the two-bull logo.   Currently there are several other copy-cat energy drinks available in Thailand - such as M-150, etc.   (For minutiae-freaks and historians: Krating Daeng translated literally - 'Daeng' means red, while 'Krating' is the Thai name for a species of gaur native to Southeast Asia.   The male of that species would be a bull..)

   READER :  
      I have noticed in your and other nightlife blogs a certain negativity on the subject of security guards at bars and clubs and such.   But don't you think the customers of these bars are going to feel safer?   ... ...   Maybe you would want to rethink your position on this.   Just saying...
      We are all for full employment, especially after the sluggish recovery from Covid.   However let me, in turn, ask you - customers will feel 'safer' than what?   Having caroused the torrid waterfront bars in Khlong Toey and joined the frenzy of G.I.s on Petchburi in the '60's, witnessed the birth of Soi Cowboy in the '70's, and seen the birth of Nana Plaza in the '80's (while virtually never encountering the need for 'hired security') - I can say unequivocally that security guards are as useless as teats on a boar-hog.   I view the presence of these "guards" as overt posturing by the bar owners, an attempt to project 'exclusivity' and a perceived European-American aura of 'sophistication'.   Have a look at Nana Plaza for example, it has a slew of "Guards" which have absolutely nothing to do, so they busy themselves checking everyone coming into, and leaving the compound, jeeping the bargirls outside the bars on the walkways, or hassling customers taking selfies (or just leaning against the parapet).   Soi Cowboy, on the other hand, has an off-duty policeman outside the end of the soi, thus preserving within the obviously much-preferred laid-back ambience of times past.   Let me just say by way of analogy - if planet earth were to wake up one morning to find there were no mosquitos - you would not find me complaining.
Thanks for reading and for writing in.
Don't hesitate to send your questions and comments - always welcome.
Note: Letters may be edited for brevity and/ or clarity.
'Reader's Corner' moderator -

'Boge' Hartman
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Let the Follies begin-

    Vol. XXXII      No. 12
                           Bangkok,  01 December 2023                         
   Free Distribution

       The King's Castle I is currently closed.   It appears that the King's Castle I & 2 may be combined into a single large Venue.   A wait-and-see item. (File Photo below)

       Tip Top the King's Group's flagship restaurant of old (recently a pool hall) has closed.   It looked darker than a poisoned well when we passed by the other evening, no indication of ongoing renovation, no signage indicating a reopening date.   We fear the worst....

       The upstairs Kamikazi Japanese lounge (Bldg 1) have completed their renovations.   All good.

       Many of the old Bangkok hangers were hoping that Cosmos would reopen (in spite of protests from the former owner that it would not).   It appears the question has finally been answered - Cosmos is now up for rent (lease) from the King's Group.   Likewise, other Nitespots part of the Bua Luang dynasty are just now posting the same Space For Rent signs (replacing the old Do Not Enter Without Permission signs).

            There were no changes in the Soi Cowboy lineup this month, so we are posting a recent pic for the Archives....
            Last month we noted the Stumble Inn (the largest bar beer - pool bar in Nana Plaza) could use some additional signage appropriate their new expanded premises.   This month their new neon has been duly extended - and looking great.   Gotta let the train roll on...

            There are two bars currently under construction in the front of Nana Plaza on the 3rd level.
*  The first Venue under construction is immediately above the now-closed 2nd level The Balcony Bar.   Although the new bar will have an entrance on the 3rd level, it remains to be seen if the 2nd level will be a part of that bar, or if it will open as yet another bar.
*  The second Venue under construction is immediately beside Tycoon.
   Both bars will be struggling to be open by New Years.   We shall be following-up...

               A long time coming, the new Nana Night Club has opened in the old Strikers Sports Pub digs located at the back of the Nana Hotel parking lot.   And they have done an excellent job of redecoration.   It appears, however, that they, like virtually all of today's "club" owners, suffer from a common paranoia - Should they be so exclusive that everyone would want to be seen there, or are they so exclusive that they are scaring away a large sector of their customer base?   Hey, don't look at us, the proof of the pudding....   But in the meantime, welcome Nana Night Club to the machine...

               Last month we introduced the brand new Mimosa Bar just in time for Halloween.   This month we note they have some new, much more visible neon nailed up.   Keep on keeping on...

               Squeezed in among the Venues fronting on the Nana Hotel property is the new Rak Siam Massage offering 'massage for health'.   Rub-a-dub-dub.

            The Infinity 88 has actually been in operation for a couple of months, however it is co-located with a tattoo parlor, and together with a miniscule sign, we weren't able to discern until recently that it was in fact a separate 'lounge bar' unto it's own.   A belated welcome to the neon jungle...
 SOI  KATOEY (Silom  Soi  4)

 SOI  22  
             The Cherry has moved into the previous Squeeze In digs at the back of Soi Titanium.   We wish them the same popularity that the Squeeze In enjoyed...
 SOI  22  

             The Loso Bar (newly reported here last month) at the end of Subsoi Lemongrass has added some new neon which can be seen by prospective customers entering the Subsoi.   May they continue to be dealt all aces and faces...
 SOI  22  

             The Private Bar having recently relocated to the back of Subsoi Hana has already closed the shop. Should there be a change of status, we shall duly report...
 SOI  22  

             The White Night, also recently opened, has already shuttered their doors and windows.   As everything is still intact we suspect it will reopen eventually, but as they change names frequently, we wouldn't be able to venture a guess as to what name it will reopen under....
 SOI  22  
            The brand new Malino (a club) has opened in the recently closed Blaq Lyte digs.   Judging from the activity on the front veranda and the sidewalk in front, they are already substantially busier than their predecessor.   Let the good times roll...
 SOI  AMBASSADOR  (Sukhumvit Soi 11) 

            The Big 'Pao Restaurant & Bistro has opened in what is now a crowded Havana Social subsoi.   Although the sign says Restaurant & Bistro, they seem to also function as an open 'lounge'.   May they be dealt all aces and faces...
 SOI  AMBASSADOR  (Sukhumvit Soi 11) 

            The Moon Bar & Bistro, noted 'closed' in this column last month, has reopened - Business as usual.
 SOI  AMBASSADOR  (Sukhumvit Soi 11) 

            The Panacea, closed two months ago, is sporting a new For Rent (Lease) sign.   Interested parties please note.
 SOI  AMBASSADOR  (Sukhumvit Soi 11) 

            The newly expanded 7 Center Point (absorbing the Soi 7 Bier Garten) is 'growing by leaps and bounds'.   A number of new bars have opened over this last month.   The video clip below shows new and old frontage on Soi 7.
 7  CENTER  POINT  (Sukhumvit Soi 11) 

            The updated map (December 2023) for 7 Center Point -
12 new Bars opening this last month:
*   You & I Bar
*   Nice Bar
*   Sky Bar
*   The One Bar
*   Beer Bar Aurora
*   AJ 168 Bar
*   Pai 7 Bar
*   Tony Bar
*   Su Bar
*   White Lion
*   La La Bar
*   Make Love Bar

            The newly expanded 7 Center Point continues to expand at the rear of the compound.   It is too early to determine whether the area under renovation (see map above) will be part of the Night Entertainment Area or not.   We'll keep an ear to the ground and get back atcha...
 7  CENTER  POINT  (Sukhumvit Soi 11) 

            The Mystique specialty massage has become the New Mystique - modus operandi unchanged.   May they continue to slip and slide.
 SOI  DEAD  ARTIST (Sukhumvit Soi 33) 

            The Baron Lounge has taken over the reins from the recently closed Club Kitty.   The Baron continues to be Nippon-oriented.   We wonder if this Baron is any relation to the Baron Nitespots of the past?   Located on Subsoi Pan Pan.
 SOI  DEAD  ARTIST (Sukhumvit Soi 33) 

            The Sun has taken over from the previous occupants ,RUP (oral services bar).   The Sun's prime agendum?   Also located on Subsoi Pan Pan.
 SOI  DEAD  ARTIST (Sukhumvit Soi 33) 

            After a number of closings and reopenings, the Tenderloins / 33 Bistro has called 'time' for the last time.   As at this writing, no renovations have commenced for a replacement Venue.   Located at the back of Subsoi 5, they never really gained traction after Covid.   We hear tell they have relocated to a 'newer' part of town - should we get confirmation, we shall advise...
 SOI  DEAD  ARTIST (Sukhumvit Soi 33) 

            Although we saw no change in the lineup of Nitespots in the Soi Eden Night Entertainment Area, we did note that it was getting it's fair share of the surge in Thailand's tourism commencing this last November...
 SOI  EDEN  (Sukhumvit 7 / 1) 


Traces of Bangkok's Early Years

      The continuous succession of well-known entertainers from the US and elsewhere in the '60's and '70's proved to be, in retrospect, a "Golden Age" of entertainment in Bangkok's nightclubs.   That scene has long faded into history - should an entertainer of any celebrity come to perform in Bangkok today, it would be at an arena or stadium, and not in the intimate setting of a nightclub.   Meanwhile, the R&R Night Entertainment Scene continued to 'explode' on New Petchburi Road and parts of Sukhumvit Road.

      Louis Jordan, already a popular recording artist, formed the Tympany Five group in 1938.   His tour to Thailand in 1967 was a testament to his sustained popularity.   He continued to record through 1973.
   March 1967

Gaysorn Night Entertainment Area  -  March 1967
Suriwong Road @ Patpong  -  March 1967

      The Corsairs were a popular doo wop R&B group that recorded several major hits in the US between 1961 and 1964.   They continued to tour for several years after that.             March 1967

      The Star Light, a popular New Road Night Entertainment Venue was as popular for its live entertainment as it was it's hostess scene.
  March 1967

      The relatively new Silom Rose Club continued to be popular in spite of it not being near either the Patpong or New Road Night Entertainment Areas.
March 1967
       The new First Hotel at the Pratunam end of Petchburi Road was one of several favorite Venues of the R&R crowd during their week long escape from Viet Nam.
March 1967

      The Flaming Night Club was located between Sukhumvit Sois 2 and 4 (Soi Nana).
March 1967
      Although not stated in the advertisement, the Asokesuk AS was another Turkish bath massage parlor.
  March 1967

      With all the foreign entertainment acts in Bangkok in 1967, it is easy to forget that the news headlines were predominantly covering the "Viet Nam War".   All the while, Bangkok was becoming a major R&R center for U.S. soldiers on leave.   Source : Bangkok World.
  March 1967


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      The owner of the Dog & Partridge Pub in Ashton-Under-Lyne (England) arrived for work one morning last week to find a Banksy-style graffito stenciled on the corner of the building.   The graffito depicted two soldiers mortaring red 'Armistice Day' poppies into the air.
   Banksy was of course suspected as the creator of the work, however soon after, another 'street artist', "Mr. Eggs" went online claiming to be the culprit.   (Like Banksy, the secretive 'Mr. Eggs' has been responsible for many such graffiti.)
   The pub owner, far from being offended, considered the graffiti an appropriate gesture to fallen soldiers of the past; a timely recognition of Armistice Day.   As of this writing, the graffito remains in place, more as a landmark than a work of vandalism.

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"The Archives" - All Our Back Issues Here

- 2024 -
01 JAN -    -
- 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
01 AUG -    Soi 7 Bier Garten Gone
01 SEP -    Bua Luang - We Hardly Knew Ye
01 OCT -    Trendy Plaza Revisit
01 NOV -    7 Center Point - Doubling Down
01 DEC -    -

- 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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