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01 January 2023
William R.  Morledge

January's Nitelife News
A Smile in the Land of Smiles.
Reader's Corner: "We Don't Make Mistrakes"
Traces of Our Past - April 1966
Bangkok's Graffiti Update  - #198
         Since the ending of the total lockdown of Night Entertainment (July 2021), the Bangkok Night Entertainment Scene slowly, and in fits and starts, began to open up.   'Officialdom', afraid to recognize conditions on the ground, preferred to cover their derrieres with too-strict policies and snail-paced repeal of unneeded restrictions.
      Nevertheless, by year's end 2022, Bangkok was once again the Night Entertainment Capitol of planet earth.   Below we take a look back at "The Year That Was', revisiting highlights each month...
January 2022

            After 2021's partial reopening, then re-closing, it was reservedly encouraging to see some of the Nitespots reopening at the beginning of the New Year.

The King's Castle, Patpong 1 Road.   The few A Go-Go bars that ventured to reopen were serving only outside, as dancing was still proscribed.

February 2022

            By February 2022, the Omicron variant of Covid 19 (first discovered in the previous November) was increasing rapidly in Thailand.   Nevertheless, it was quickly recognized as not as serious as the Delta variant.   The Thai authorities continued to let in visitors under Day Pass Test & Go scheme, and into the 'Sandboxes'.   Quarantining was still in effect.   Several Nitespots from pre-Covid days were reopening, and a few new Venues were beginning to open.

Soi Cowboy.   Cowboy was beginning to reopen along with the other Night Entertainment Areas, but somewhat more slowly.   A Go-Go dancing was still not on the menu.

March 2022

            The Thai Government, slowly coming to the realization that "Lockdowns Don't Work", further loosened the restrictions on tourists entering Thailand.   Nevertheless, they continued with an aggressive testing and vaccination program.   While long-term quarantine was no longer required for those entering Thailand, an over-night stay at an approved accommodation was required while a PCR test was being evaluated.   

The Jungle, Nana Plaza.      As creeping optimism began to be felt in the Night Entertainment Industry, more brand-new Venues began opening - bars that did not exist prior to Covid.   The Jungle is one such Nitespot.

April 2022

            Despite arriving tourists still needing proof of Covid vaccination, a Certificate of Entry (from a Thai consulate) and an insurance policy valued at US$20,000, proof of prepaid overnight stay at approved hotel facilities for PCR testing, and despite the high number of cases of Omicron variant Covid 19, the number of tourists continued to increase significantly.   The Thai government continued to attempt to promote the 'Sandboxes' at Phuket and Koh Samui, however as there was virtually no difference between the Sandbox entry requirements and other arrivals, the Sandboxes were quickly dying on the vine.

Green Room, on Soi Eden (Sukhumvit 7/1).      The live-music Green Room opened during this period, bringing back blues and rock to the Sukhumvit Road area.

May 2022

            While requirements for entry into Thailand were pared down slightly, one would hardly notice...   A temperature scan at point of entry was required.   The certificate of Covid Vaccination was still required.   The 'Thailand Pass' from a Thai consulate was still required.   Insurance policy requirement dropped from US$20.000 coverage to US$10,000.   Travel anywhere within the Kingdom was allowed for all for the first time.

Silom Road, Soi 4 (Soi Katoey).      Having no A Go-Go bars, Soi Katoey did not drag it's feet in getting the old open lounge style bars reopened.   It was the busiest of the Night Entertainment Areas at that juncture.

June 2022

            The Thai Government, (somewhat surprisingly - considering their too-conservative performance in the past) declared the Covid Pandemic to be "Endemic", while at the same time freeing up the last of the restrictions on certain types of facilities and activities - to include Night Entertainment activities.   A Go-Go dancing was back (with minor restrictions - dancers would have to be masked and vaccinated - at least technically, but enforceability was another issue...).   Tourists entering the Kingdom were still required to have the "Thailand Pass", certification of Covid vaccinations, and the $10,000 dollar insurance policy.   The other aforementioned requirements were dropped.

Sukhumvit Soi 11 - Soi Ambassador.      This group of bar beers, nominally named the Tewly Cocktail Group operated virtually uninterrupted, 'speakeasy style' throughout the entire lockdown of 2021.   Albeit, behind heavy curtains and cautious door touts...   Word of mouth was the only means of advertising - but once you were nearby, you followed the muted sound of the music emanating from behind the curtains...

July 2022

            The two remaining stumbling blocks to travel to Thailand were removed this period - the requirement for Covid insurance and the Thailand Pass issued by a Thailand consul abroad.   These two obstacles made travelling to Thailand overly complicated and tedious, especially for short stays, and were never really a meaningful control of the spread of the Corona virus.   The only remaining requirements for entry were a body temperature scan on arrival and proof of vaccination.   Unrestricted travel to any part of Thailand.

      Thigh Bar on Patpong 1 Road.      The Thigh Bar (one of Patpong's older bars) reopened this time period.   However a number of Patpong 1's well-established Nitespots didn't survive the Pandemic, leaving it's future as a Night Entertainment Area in question.   The Safari, the SuperStar and Kiss have all gone to history's boneyard.

August 2022

            'Nitery' news of the month was - it was OK to openly sell Cannabis (recently legalized in Thailand).   Officialdom claimed it would be a source of tax revenue.   In the sense that it would possibly encourage additional tourism, that could be true, but most of the cannabis sales are out of vans or push carts....

Soi Nana (Sukhumvit Soi 4), Nana Hotel parking lot.      Shops like these had begun popping up all over town, and were, in a sense, the fastest growing source of 'Night Entertainment'.   Would supply outstrip demand?

September 2022

            Thailand's full reopening was, of course, a necessary step.   However, in that it did not immediately bring in the anticipated flood of tourists, the Tourism / Night Entertainment industry was not benefiting.   Many Nitespots were wondering if they had been too optimistic in rushing to reopen...

Soi Cowboy.      Cowboy's 'big bars' were coming out of mothballs, and rolling out the red carpet once again.   Slightly slower than their neighbors, Nana Plaza, there was residual concern as to whether Cowboy's pre-Covid-closed 'Iranian Bars' would ever reopen.

October 2022

            Thailand’s Centre of COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) announced the ending of the nationwide COVID-19 Emergency Decree and also stated that from 1 October, 2022, international travellers to Thailand will no longer be required to show proof of vaccination or ATK test results.
         The various expat-oriented Night Entertainment Areas were reopening at different rates.   Perhaps the first / fastest of the major Entertainment Areas to commence reopening was Nana Plaza, followed by Soi Cowboy.   However, other areas remained in the doldrums, as was the case for Patpong 1.

Patpong 1 Road.      While showing incremental progress in reopening, the former epicenter for Night Entertainment remained a comparative bleak landscape.

November 2022

            Although the Covid 19 virus was still found in Thailand, it was officially treated as - "a communicable disease under surveillance".   Unofficially, while wearing of masks was 'recommended' in the Night Entertainment Areas of Bangkok, virtually no one was wearing masks - the Plague of the last two years completely forgotten.   The increase in the number of tourists on the streets was readily apparent, and areas around Sukhumvit Soi 4 to Sukhumvit Soi 13 were unmistakably 'crowded'.

The crowds inside Nana Plaza and outside on Soi 4 were often surging into the street, slowing the already snail-paced parade of taxis and samlors.

December 2022

            Mid-year, 2022 the Thai Government announced a goal of 10 million foreign tourists before year's end.   Most everyone scoffed, believing it to be pie in the sky.   In early December the nation's Prime Minister announced that the tourism goal had been reached - insuring he had adequate Press coverage, of course.   By year's end the number will be seen to be significantly higher.   This year, the tourism gates will be open once again to China, so barring any resurgence of Covid in 2023, Thailand will have typical tourism figures going forward.

Patpong 1 Road.      While many had given up on Patpong 1 surviving the Pandemic, this New Year's Eve it looked as though it was coming alive once more...



This January's Thai Smile has a touch of Khmer...

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Lucky Boys closed March 2020.
   READER :     
      ...On Dream Boy, in the October issue, there is an erratum, where you say,
“The Dream Boy Bangkok has moved over one slot and now occupies the 2nd level digs formerly occupied by Dream Boy Paradisio.   The original Dream Boy Bangkok is now just Dream Boy.”
      Dream Boy actually moved into what was had previously been Lucky Boys, i.e. the old Super Queen.....
      Thanks for writing in.    While I got the 2nd floor correctly, in my hasty edit I should have recorded 'Lucky Boys', which was the 2nd floor bar at that location (old Super Queen), as you have stated.   Late night edits just don't work well....
Thanks for reading and for writing in.
Don't hesitate to send your questions and comments - always welcome.
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'Boge' Hartman
Historical Research
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Let the Follies begin-

    Vol. XXXII      No. 01
                           Bangkok,  01 January 2023                         
   Free Distribution

       For those who are asking whether or not the night market will return to Patpong Road, the answer is... they already have.   Currently the new night market extends from Surawong Road down one-third of the way to Silom Road, however it looks like they have marked out space for additional stalls extending all the way down to Silom.   The reappearance of the night market has received mixed reactions - some are saying that Patpong 1 now at least looks brighter and alive again, while others lament that the night market (since 1989) was the cause of the slow dying-off of Patpong 1 (as a Night Entertainment Area) in the first place.   A big 'wait-and-see' item...

       Patpong 1 Road on New Year's Eve - what a difference a few overhead lights can make.   We noted a lot more people on the street - probably because now they could see where they were going.   Many of the street pundits are now saying there is hope for Patpong 1 after all...   We agree.

       The Muzzik Cafe in party-mode early on New Year's Eve - already the customers are showing up...

        Last month we noted the Nippon-oriented Kami-Kaze (3rd level above Shenanigans) was poised to reopen.   They did just that, having already rolled out the red carpet before New Year's Eve.

       Delaney's had a good crowd on 30 December and New Year's Eve - and good music in a subdued atmosphere is the reason.   Many on the street are saying this style of Venue may be the new face of the Patpongs.   (Historians note that this would be a return to the pre-A Go-Go 1960's, where lounge bars with live music were de rigueur.)



       Last month we noted that the Dreamboy Bangkok on the connecting soi (PP1 - PP2) was either transitioning from Patpong 2, or a separate, new venue, or an extension of the original bar.   One of our regular correspondents (you know who you are) has advised us that the two entrances are for different ends of the same bar.   He has kindly provided the below photo for publication.
Photo excerpt used with permission.   Copyright remains with owner.

            On New Year's Eve, the Kazy Kozy / The Corner were taking it to the streets (as in pre-Covid times).   They put up a temporary outdoor stage at the Soi 23 end of Soi Cowboy for the musicians, who rocked into the wee hours of 2023...

         No, your eyes are not lying to you.   Rising from the ashes of the Kiss / Sahara is the Rainbow.   Apparently the Rainbow group had moved into all the empty bars in Nana Plaza, so they had no choice but to start in on Soi Cowboy.   We estimate they could open in February.

         Nana Plaza was packed from the early hours until late-late on New Year's Eve.   Below panorama captures the Plaza in the early evening.   

            Venues in transition December 2022 through 1 January 2023 - not inclusive of the above :
         *   - The DC 10, 2nd level, is now the DC 10 A Go Go

         *   - Pigtails - CLOSED, and in it's place is the NEW Rainbow 3.
         Welcome them to the machine.   Pics to follow.

               The full name of the new Venue is L-Seven Cafe Beer...    Being a brand-new Venue on the Soi, we thought we'd stop in for a beer.   "No have."...   Is they is, or is they ain't a Night Entertainment Venue...?   Time will call the tune...   The L-Seven took over the digs of the Covid-closed Pine 26.

            If we are measuring crowds by persons-per-square-meter, Soi Katoey was the busiest Night Entertainment Ares in Bangkok on New Year's Eve...   Full-on party-mode - shows, tinsel falling from the skies, noise-makers...
 SOI  KATOEY (Silom  Soi  4)

 SOI  22  
            Having survived the Covid Pandemic, the Bar Black Pinky, located deep in the Soi has gone the way of the Andalgalornis - signage removed, swathed in darkness.   
 SOI  22  

            Venues in transition December 2022 through 1 January 2023 - not inclusive of the above.
         *   Dive Massage - REOPENED - Subsoi Lemongrass

         *   Paradise Massage - CLOSED - Subsoi Lemongrass
 SOI  22  

            The brand-new One Two Two, closed on New Year's Day night, will be open by the time you read this.   Located on the corner of Soi Ambassador and it's Subsoi Havana Social, it is being touted as a 'Nightclub'.   May the night demons hector them less severely...
 SOI  AMBASSADOR  (Sukhumvit Soi 11) 

            The axe has fallen on the long-running Ava Bangkok - it was up and running before we first spotted it in September 2013.   Ashes to ashes, so be it then...
 SOI  AMBASSADOR  (Sukhumvit Soi 11) 

            Venues that transitioned from December 2022 through 1 January 2023. -Not inclusive of the above.
         *   Lotus Massage - REOPEN - in Subsoi

         *   'Tewly Cocktail' group of bar beers - Now up to 7 counting the VW van bar. - In future construction area.
 SOI  AMBASSADOR  (Sukhumvit Soi 11) 

  SOI  7  PLAZA  
(And the Soi 7 Bier Garten)
             Coming on line this last month was the Cher Bar opening just in time for New Year's Eve celebrations.   They are located on 'the island'.   Break a leg, ladies...

             A quick look at the Soi 7 Plaza New Year's Eve preparations - just hours away from the commencement of celebrations...

            Gone but not gone, the Demonia S&M 'pleasure' house has moved just across the street and deeper into Soi about 200 feet.   All else status quo ante.
 SOI  DEAD  ARTIST (Sukhumvit Soi 33) 

            Venues that transitioned from December 2022 through 1 January 2023. -Not inclusive of the above.
(No Change)
 SOI  DEAD  ARTIST (Sukhumvit Soi 33) 

            There seems to be some confusion as to the location of the Green Room.   It is located half way down Soi Eden (Soi 7/1).   It's proving to be Bangkok's most popular live music ( blues / rock) bar.   The only problem is it is but a single-shophouse wide - just too bloody small to handle all the custom.   They need to take over at least one of the adjacent properties, and let 'er rip...   Get down tonight...
 SOI  EDEN  (Sukhumvit 7 / 1) 

            Shortly after the Cool Sports Bar closed, it reopened again.   Or, at least something did.   It does have a pool table, and it does have strings of Christmas lights.   But what it doesn't have is a bartender, a cashier, khon serbs or a sign.   Well, if it works for them, then it works...
 SOI  EDEN  (Sukhumvit 7 / 1) 


Traces of Bangkok's Early Years

      he mid-60's was a turning point in Bangkok's Night Entertainment.   Generally known as the "R&R Era" (for US soldiers on leave from Viet Nam), however, the reality was that even before the official R&R Program had commenced, there was a build-up of US military in Thailand (eventually surpassing 20,000 troops).   Bangkok's JUSMAGTHAI activities included the 5 major air bases (Joint Thai-US) spread around the Kingdom - spurring the growth of Night Entertainment in Thailand like never before.
      In Bangkok, entrepreneurs seeing the successes of the established bars on Patpong 1 & 2, and in the 'traditional' farang Nitespot areas of New Road and Gaysorn, began opening new bars at an ever increasing rate.
      Additionally Thailand had, by that time, started to become a "tourist destination" - to include the swarms of backpackers on the so-called "Hippie trail" from the four corners of the planet.   'The Word' was out... and there would be no turning back...
      This month we go back to April 1966, a pre-"A Go-Go" era where most Nitespots had 'hostesses' and live entertainment of a more 'traditional' mélange.

      Mikado brought in banjo player Eddie Peabody for two nights.   Eddie who?   Only inveterate banjo players might now recognize the name.   He was America's most well-known banjo player for 5 decades, appearing on radio and TV, as well as entertaining the troops during WWII.   New Road Night Entertainment Area.
April 1966

      The Cafe De Paris featured the Mabuhay dance troupe from the Philippines, as did other Bangkok Venues.   Silom Road, opposite Patpong 1.
April 1966

      The triple-shophouse-wide Keynote on Patpong-1 announces the reopening of their restaurant - the Keynote was not just a Music Lounge.
April 1966

      Narcing Aguilar moved over to Domino in the Gaysorn Night Entertainment Area.   Were there any major Night Entertainment Venues in Bangkok where he didn't perform?
April 1966
      Most of us in the '70's & '80's knew the Thai Room as a late night restaurant (usually after the bars closed), but in the mid-late '60's it was a popular Nitespot.   We note that at that juncture, Narcing Aguilar played there every afternoon, before moving over to his evening gig at Domino in Gaysorn.   Located in the Plaza Hotel (now the Pavilion Hotel) on Patpong 2.
April 1966

      It might be said that the Oriental Hotel has been bringing in Night Entertainment from abroad longer than any Venue in Bangkok.   Their Bamboo Bar remains as active as ever.
April 1966

      The long-gone Rama Hotel was active Entertainment-wise in the earlier years, the Tropicana its main Venue.   The Tropicana was among the several Nitespots that kept a steady stream of imported entertainment cycling through.
April 1966

      As noted in an earlier issue, the Sani Chateau (arguably Bangkok's most popular Nitespot at the time) was heavily damaged by fire the previous Christmas.   Their sister Nitespot, the Mikado Bar took over the bookings and some of the staff while the Sani Chateau was being rebuilt.   We see in the above the planned reopening would be May 1966.
April 1966

      April 1966 marked the first known time Bernard Trink used photos larger than 'thumbnails' to accompany his fledgling Nite Owl Entertainment Column.   Here we note (in reply to recent inquiries) that the Club 99 was indeed open in the '60's (Silom Road near Patpong)...


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                   Forbes (online) recently published a grand summary of "Covid" graffiti from around the globe.   The present seems to be as good a time as any to take note of the "Pandemic That Was".   This month we have excerpted three of those Covid graffiti - but for the complete spread, please link directly to Forbes < link >. .

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.

With thanks to Cool

Graffiti #1389
Video Game
6 ft high x 14 ft

Graffiti #1390
The Broth
6 ft high x 9 ft

Graffiti #1391
8 ft high x 10 ft

Graffiti #1392
Fever Coming
36 ft high x 36 ft

Graffiti #1393
6 ft high x 9 ft

Graffiti #1394
Angsty Bird 1
8 ft high x 12 ft

Graffiti #1395
Angsty Bird 2
8 ft high x 12 ft

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 artwork resides exclusively with the creator

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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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