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01 February 2023
William R.  Morledge

February's Nitelife News
A Smile in the Land of Smiles.
Reader's Corner: "Pattaya's 'Mosquito Bar"
Traces of Our Past - May 1966
Bangkok's Graffiti Update  - #198

            It's a brave, brave, brave new world out there.   The encroachment of AI (Artificial Intelligence) into our daily lives increases by the day.   And it is getting harder to tell that which is AI and that which is 'The Real Thing'.
      The young A Go-Go dancer front and center in the photo above does not exist in real life.   'She' was created on a 3rd party website by their computer's software (no human attached).   On arriving at their website, we typed in our general instructions as to the picture we wanted their software to create.   We waited a minute while their computer created eight different versions, none of which were similar.   We then downloaded the pictures to our own computer.   This is only one example of today's application of AI.

            Although AI is a broad topic including robotics and computer programming, we will drill down to focus on the audio-visual aspects available to the public for this reportage.   The last few years we have seen a number of AIs software program come to light - many highly entertaining, and some bordering on frightening.
            For example, there are a number of websites that have produced AI generated faces - such as the simply named Generated Photos <link>, which offers stock of 2,677,417 AI generated photos that you will not be able to tell from real persons.   Further, you can dial in your specifications and the AI will provide you with dozens of new photo quality faces for your downloads - and it's all free.
            Somewhat disturbing (if not downright frightening) are the DeepFake family of AI applications.   Most of us already have seen some of this - where, for example, politicians are seen to say things they have not actually spoken - and much of the time, it looks 100% real.   But the general category of 'Deep Fake' is not only visual, the faked voices of the politicians also sound real.   But even that's not the end of it, as can be seen on the website Deepfakenow <link>, where they can link you to "10 Crazy Deepfake Apps That Will Make You Question Reality".   Yes, really...
      Night Entertainment ladies produced by Pixart's Artificial Intelligence software...   Anyone for a virtual A Go-Go bar?.
            There are at least two dozen AI 'essay writer' websites, but the most recently visited 'essay writer' software is from Open AI called ChatGPT <link>
, which offers, in their lingo, 'Optimizing Language Models for Dialogue'.   The AI does exactly as one imagines - the user simply types in the particulars of the essay he wants to write, the length, etc, and the AI does the rest - producing a document ready for download.   A note of caution for this category of software - those same 'fact checkers' that have irretrievably destroyed free speech on Social Media sites have also polluted most of the AI essay writing websites.   (As in : "If you think it's free, you are the product.")   
            More recently, the most interesting AI software to become available to the general public can be categorized as "AI image from text" (-for you Googlers).   Probably the two most popular sites are Midjourney <link> and Open AI's Dall-E 2 <link>.   Neither are as "user friendly" as they otherwise could be - we suspect they are subtly displaying their geek prowess over the common man....   However, our favorite (so far) is Pixart <link> . With Pixart there is no requirement to register, join, or submit personal information - it's "ready to use".   It also has about three dozen 'characteristics' you can select to determine, or 'shape' how your requested output will appear.   Waiting time, no matter how absurd your text request is - is about one minute.
      For historical purposes, we also tried to conjure up an "Ancient Lao Princess Dancing At Royal Court" in Pixart AI.   Not entirely bad, but we were expecting something different.....
            We are betting you thought this was going to be all fun-and-games, and the lawyers were not going to get involved.   Silly you.   Yes, 'copyright' raises it's ugly head yet again.   U.S. Code: Title 17 Copyright law allows that 'commissioned' work is generally the property of the person commissioning the work, and not the person(s) actually doing the work - as in portrait painters, etc.   This appears to apply in the electronic world also.   This, on its own, seems obvious and correct.   So when a person accesses a website to create an AI image from his text, he has (in his mind) 'commissioned' the website - either paid or free - to create an image from that textual input.   He considers this input to be copyrighted by himself.   Some of the websites producing AI pictures from requestors' texts have stated that the requestors retain the copyright on whatever the AI produces.   But a number of artists who have contributed to the AI websites' databases claim that the requestor cannot claim copyright, even though the actual AI output is an 'original' from the requestor's text, and contains only abstracted similarities to any existing artwork produced by humans.   Let's see how long this goes on before we hear of court cases....
“The power of the lawyer is in the uncertainty of the law.” - Jeremy Bentham
            But what would any of this have to do with Night Entertainment?   The first thing that comes to mind is the recent local crackdown on publishing photos of persons on line, particularly on websites and social media without their prior permission.   A number of Night Entertainment Venues regularly post photos of their dancing staff, which may or may not please the staff.   A quick AI face-swap with an imagined AI visage would remove any possibility of identifying the person in the photo (barring tats, of course).   Another thought, AI produced models for promotional material would be immensely cheaper than hiring live models and pretties.   And then, there is always the possibility that an unscrupulous website might create an AI visage to feature on their monthly A Thai Smile sub page...


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   READER :     
      Your December column was the best ever.   The tribute to Trink bought back many memories.   I was introduced to Bernard Trink's column one Friday morning when invited to sit at the Wild Chicken (Pattaya's version of the Algonquin Round Table on Soi Post Office).   Every person at table had something from Trink's column that day.   It took me back to my advertising days in San Francisco when each work morning started with "water cooler" talk on what Don Sherwood had said that morning on KSFO.   I became a lifetime fan, even subscribing to Trink's column when it was no longer in the Bangkok Post.   Even got to argue with him via email.   We agreed that Dinah Washington’s recording of "What a Difference a Day Makes" was the greatest of all time.   It edged out Dakota Staton's "Late Late Show".   Never met him, although missed him twice by minutes at Doug’s Bourbon Street on Washington Square.
      Thanks for writing in, your comments reflect similarly to others we have received on that issue.   We found your reference spot-on equating the 'Algonquin Round Table' to the old crowd that hung out at Pattaya's Wild Chicken.   Bernard was talked about more than he was read.   We have included a long-out-of-circulation Bernard Trink trivia snippet from 1966, above.   Roughly translated, he was writing from Bangkok's Intersection...
   READER :  
      ...Just came across something quite surprising (to me at least).   I was just watching a video of Pattaya in 1984 and sat through the full nine-ish minutes of it because I was enjoying the background music when what should have popped-up but a the "Old Mosquito Bar From Klong Toey Harbour Bangkok", as the signage says.   ....Here is a shot of it.

      You've got a sharp eye.   We had seen that video a couple years back, and later discussed it with Bob from the Tahitian Queen.   (And we should have saved a copy for the archives, but didn't.....)   As far as anyone knew at the time, there was no relation to the 'Mos Qui To' at Khlong Toey.   It apparently moved from Central Pattaya (shown in video) to South Pattaya, on what would become Walking Street, where I first noticed the sign, but it didn't last long there either.   Regrettably, the modus operandi was not that of the Khlong Toey venue, being very quiet....
Thanks for reading and for writing in.
Don't hesitate to send your questions and comments - always welcome.
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'Boge' Hartman
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Let the Follies begin-

    Vol. XXXII      No. 02
                           Bangkok,  01 February 2023                         
   Free Distribution

       Last month we noted that the night market had reoccupied fully one third of Patpong 1 Road (Silom Road end).   We also noted that it appeared they were preparing to reoccupy the remaining roadway.   This month we find that is exactly what happened.   The remaining two thirds of Patpong 1 have been taken up, not by contraband watches and tourist items, but food stalls and an open air food court.   In some places, the food stalls have crowded onto the sidewalks, making foot traffic impossible - the only option is to wander through the stalls in the street.   This being the case, as far as the Night Entertainment Venues are concerned, the conditions that now exist are worse than pre-Covid times.   We would not be surprised if Nitespots such as Thigh Bar complain that they have been cut off from their customer base.   This does not bode well for the future of Patpong 1 as a Night Entertainment Area.

       Although there were no new Nitespots opening, or reopening, we note that Twilo is testing and repairing their rusty neon.   We anticipate they will be opening sometime this February.   Due to the above-mentioned overcrowding of Patpong 1, it may eventuate that Twilo's customer base will be limited to those wandering in from Patpong 2 on the connecting soi.

       Delaney's is going from strength to strength.   They have already implemented their planned Sunday evening Blues Jam.   Let the good times roll...

       Up on The Ramp, the Japanese-styled K. Tomodachi & Bar has just rolled out the red carpet in the old Matador (Linda) digs.   As you may have gathered, 'Tomodachi' means 'friends'.   May the nightwinds blow kindly...

       Open only last November, the thinnest bar in Bangkok - dubbed Bangkok Dangerous, has fallen asunder.   Located at the entrance to Patpong 2, Silom Road side.   It was a good idea, it just didn't catch fire...   (Gotsta get paid...)

            A for-the-archives snapshot.   We note that Soi Cowboy is easily as busy as it was in pre-Covid times.   And, as before, many of those on the Soi are just traversing from East to West (or vice-versa) and checking the Night Entertainment Area off their list of things and places to see while in Bangkok...

         The below sign, posted in front of what was Rawhide, is urgently seeking Nitespot employees (bartenders, etc).   Could it be possible that the prior Rawhide premises will be reopening soon?   (Actually, not that soon - we note that a significant amount of renovations is still required.)

         Jungle, bravely opening in the old Hillary 4 digs at the first signs of the let-up in the Covid situation (February 2022) has already called 'time'.   They have turned the entire shooting match, to include chrome barstools, over to Bunny.   May the Force be with them...

               The new (last month) L-Seven Cafe Beer was as dark as a poisoned well when we passed by at the beginning of the month.   We suspect that a large part of why they failed so quickly is any Venue with 'beer' in their name that doesn't serve beer is waving a red flag in front of Fate...

            The sometimes-open Hugs Bar Karaoke is, at least this month, reopened...
 SOI  KATOEY (Silom  Soi  4)

 SOI  22  
            Last month, not even seeing any remaining signage, we were convinced the Bar Black Pinky had gone to the Promised Land for bars.   We were obviously mistaken - it's all status quo ante.   Welcome back to the streets of shame...
 SOI  22  

            In the precise spot on Soi Ambassador you would NOT expect a new bar to open, the Modern Teen opened - and is already doing good business.   Live music keeps the joint rocking...   (Don't you know what the night can do...?)   Welcome them to Partytown.

 SOI  AMBASSADOR  (Sukhumvit Soi 11) 

            The open area near the Ambassador Hotel has been converted into a beer garden-styled food court, dominated by the unusually named Moom Muum.   It appears that Soi Ambassador (Sukhumvit Soi 11) is becoming the nexus of non-A Go-Go Night Entertainment.

            One of the seven so-called Tewley Group of mostly unnamed bar beers has decided to nail up some neon of their own.   Welcome the Gossip Bar to the night circus.   (Gossip is an offshoot of the Please Don't Tell).

 SOI  AMBASSADOR  (Sukhumvit Soi 11) 

  SOI  7  PLAZA  
(And the Soi 7 Bier Garten)
             Flamingo Bar has extended itself across the footpath and occupied the recently vacated (and much larger) Stronger.   May they persevere...

             The big surprise of the month was the disappearance of the seminal Long Shots (it was the first bar to open in Soi 7 Plaza on 27 November 2019).   Over time, they experienced two expansions, becoming one of the larger bars in the Plaza, always seemingly busy.   Are they really gone, or are they expanding yet again?   A wait-and-see item...

            Just above the popular Propaganda, the tiny Hachi Snack Bar Karaoke has rolled out the red carpet.   We are reminded by our correspondent -who is in touch with all things Japanese- that the term "Snack Bar' translates as, approximately, "Lounge Bar".   Welcome to this vale of tears...
 SOI  DEAD  ARTIST (Sukhumvit Soi 33) 

            Gone, but not gone, the Sakaba Karaoke has unceremoniously reopened.   One would be hard pressed to find the name of the Venue up in lights, but it remains easily spotted by their unique neon.   Orientation: Oriental.   Keep the party rolling...   Located deep in Sub-soi 4.
 SOI  DEAD  ARTIST (Sukhumvit Soi 33) 

            One of the Frequently-Asked-Questions found in our in-box is, 'Whatever happened to Annie's Massage?"   After having opened in the Rajah Hotel, Soi 4 Sukhumvit in 1972, Annie's closed February 2018, never to be heard from again.   ...Or so we thought...   When we saw the familiar sign (below), we stopped to have a chat with Annie - who tells us she is now 70 years old, and still going strong.   Annie's has moved into what once was the Chrome Bar.   Rub-a-dub-dub...
 SOI  EDEN  (Sukhumvit 7 / 1) 

            After having gone nameless for several months, the Heaven finally nailed up their shingle.   Noting the unique spelling (Thai language) of 'Heaven' - it dawns on us that this is the same Heaven recently of Soi 7 Plaza.    May the candle continue to burn...
 SOI  EDEN  (Sukhumvit 7 / 1) 


            The pub that rarely gets a notice is O'Neill's Irish Pub - located near Soi 11/1.   That needs to change - this is one of the more comfortable Irish Pubs in town, hands down.   May they continue to prosper at the feet of the night gods...
 SUKHUMVIT  Near  SOIs  11  &  13  


Traces of Bangkok's Early Years

      his month we continue our coverage of 'The Sixties" - as Bangkok (and Thailand) began it's accelerated path to becoming the world's foremost Night Entertainment destination.   The Night Entertainment Venues (of interest to the expats / tourists) fell into four basic categories - Live entertainment, Quiet bars / Lounges, Turkish Baths (massage parlors) and the Cinema.
      Of those venues having live entertainment, there were three sub-categories : Those that featured well-known stars from overseas, those who featured entertainers which would, in today's terms be called 'B List', and those venues featuring 'local' entertainment, which almost always included Philippine nationals.

      As noted in an earlier issue, the Sani Chateau, located in Gaysorn Night Entertainment Area, had been destroyed by fire at the peak of it's popularity in December 1965.   The above ad indicates they imported entertainment directly from Paris for the occasion of the reopening - thereby re-igniting their rivaly with Cafe de Paris on Suriwong.
May 1966

      The popular Cafe de Paris night club was located directly across from Patpong 1 - and contributed to the synergy that was affecting the area's growth as a stand-alone Night Entertainment Area.
May 1966
      The original renown Ink Spots disbanded in 1954.   This precipitated up to 100 copy 'Ink Spots', occasionally having one of the original musicians as a member.   In 1967, a federal judge declared "Ink Spots" to be in the public domain.   The gentlemen above are not the originals.
Note: The New Road Night Entertainment's Bar Mikado announced their closing 2 days before the reopening of the Sani Chateau.   Mikado was owned by the same group, and took up the slack during the renovations of the Sani Chateau.
May 1966

      It's rare to find any sort of photo of the Domino, one of Gaysorn Night Entertainment Area's main attractions.
May 1966

      The popular Can Can Cafe (a Night Club) was a spin-off of the nearby Oasis in the New Road Night Entertainment Area.   The Can Can featured mostly 'local' Philippine musicians
May 1966

      Max's continued to be one of the favorite 'after work' bars on Patpong 1.
May 1966

      The Starlight was one of the larger Venues in New Road Night Entertainment Area, and regularly featured 'imported' acts and musical groups.   We have no idea what a 'Korean Sovel Night' is...         May 1966

      Having recently discussed Dukes Coffee Shop with friends, we were surprised to find the above in our clippings.   While not a Nitespot per-se, it was a popular meeting spot for those '60's Patpong denizens.         May 1966

      Alan Dean (1924-2018) was a pop singer (bopper) who enjoyed relative popularity in Australia, England and the east coast of the USA.   He accompanied several well-known musical groups, heading up the Song Pedlars.   Later he formed his own touring groups, Keynotes, and then All Star Sextet.
May 1966


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Graff artist Fernando Carlo Jr.'s (or, “Cope2” ) "Follow Your Dreams".   This was his contribution to the original 2015 'Art Is Life' beautification project.
Copyright New York City Department of Transportation.   Excerpt reproduced herein as 'Non-Commercial'.

                  Previously (2015), responding to public complaints, Gotham's Washington Heights Municipality initiated the Art Is Life beautification project for the 91st Street Subway Tunnel.   The city Department of Transportation contracted graffiti artists to put up murals of brightly colored geometric shapes, luxuriant jungle scenes, etcetera, along the tunnel's pedestrian throughway.

      It wasn't long before the inevitable happened - other graffiti artists began throwing up their own 'murals'.   As a result, the 91st Subway Tunnel became, in spite of the unintended consequences, a popular landmark.

      Recently, the Municipality, in their infinite wisdom, decided to 'clean up' the tunnel even further by over-painting the entire pedestrian thoroughway.   Residents' reaction was immediate and wrathful - they condemned the Municipality for destroying what had become a 'cultural landmark' and a 'source of pride' in the community.

      In quick retreat, the Department of Transport Commissioner recently proclaimed they “value the importance of public art”, and that they would be issuing Requests for Proposal “that will engage local artists, jump-starting a process that will allow us to transform the 191st St tunnel.”

      So, it should soon be back to square-one....   A wait-and-see item...

Bangkok Eyes is an historically based news outlet, and as such, all graphic excerpts herein are considered, under current legal precedents and prevailing interpretations, 'Fair Use' under Copyright Law.   Copyright of any original photographs or artwork resides exclusively with the creators.

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Graffiti #1396
8 ft high x 23 ft

Graffiti #1397
8 ft high x 11 ft

Graffiti #1398
R & R One
8 ft high x 27 ft

Graffiti #1399
R & R Two
8 ft high x 28 ft

Graffiti #1400
Frazzled One
6 ft high x 19 ft

Graffiti #1401
6 ft high x 12 ft

Graffiti #1402
How High...
12 ft high x 34 ft (Lettering)

Bangkok Eyes is an historically based news outlet, and as such, all graphic excerpts herein are considered, under current legal precedents and
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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

- 2024 -
- 2023 -
01 JAN -   2022 - The Awakening

- 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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