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01 September 2023
William R.  Morledge

September's Nitelife News
A Smile in the Land of Smiles.
Reader's Corner:  'Rick's Café' Tribute
Traces of Our Past -  Nightclubs & Entertainers
Bangkok Graffiti  - #205 - American Banksy

            Since September 1994, there had been a series of Bua Luang Thai karaokes, pool halls and restaurants in the upper floors of the 'Cosmos stairwell' on Patpong 2 Road (the stairwell opposite Foodland).   However those Venues were of no interest (and rarely known) to foreigners seeking out Night Entertainment.   However, things, and management, were about to change at Bua Luang...
            In November of 1997, now twenty-six years ago, a new presence was emerging on Patpong 2 as a very old structure underwent renovations (originally home to Takara Barber Onsen in 1965 however there had been a number of successor Venues at that location - each eventually falling by the wayside.)    Renovations completed, the Bua Luang 'Restaurant' opened its doors there for the first time.   The new proprietor himself could not have been aware that this would be the beginning of a Night Entertainment Dynasty.
            In January 2000 Bua Luang Restaurant opened their second floor, calling it Bualuang Swing & Pub.   It would last until February 2002, when they would close down both floors, renovating to become Bua Luang Bar & Restaurant downstairs, and Bua Luang Swing + Pub upstairs.
A look back in time at The Strip 2.0, the Bar Bar and the Patpong Museum annex.
            These early years would be a period of trial and error for Bua Luang management, trying various Venue formats to see which would succeed and which would not....   After another 2002 renovation in April, they became Bua Luang Target Pool & Restaurant (upstairs and downstairs), later adding 'Karaoke' to their name in June.   Then, in July, they closed down the upstairs portion, only to open it up a month later as IT Room.   (It didn't work out, and reverted back to Bua Luang Target which was still downstairs).
            In March of 2006, Bua Luang Target did an overnight name-change to You Deserve It, which quickly became Bar Bar -You Deserve It (and even later, just Bar Bar).
            Then, in May of 2007, Steve's New Bar A Go-Go opened next door to Bar Bar, but by the following month, they had nailed up their 'official' The Strip signage.   This juncture in the Bua Luang saga marks the turning point in the direction the group would be taking - they had pretty much decided on 'adult' Night Entertainment Venues with partnered management as opposed to restaurants, karaokes and pool halls.
            Then in May 2008, the "Target" name was revived, but this time opening on the 4th floor of the Cosmo's Stairwell, replacing The Lift as the Target 2 (dropping "Bua Luang" from the name).   Also, in August of that year, after several months of delay due to battles with contractors, Patpong's most unique bar opened - spanning Patpong 2 Road three floors up, bridging across to the parking lot above Foodland.   It was of course, the Park Bridge.   The Park Bridge proved to be popular, but the Bua Luang group had grander ideas - they closed down, and after further renovations, reopened as Black Pagoda in September of that year.
      Delaney's pub / club, opening only in November 2022, was just part of the "collateral damage" in the across-the-board joint-po.lice cra.ckdown.   Delaney's would not reopen, even though they had no knowledge of the alleged activities in Phuket.
            It was somewhere in this time period that the Bua Luang Group formed Aurum Bualuang Co., a business development & consultancy company, to manage (at a minimum) their entertainment assets and management contracts.   It was during this time we were able to sit down with the proprietor for a lengthy update, wherein he further expressed his desire, his vision, to bring Patpong 2 back to its former 'glory days'.
            Meanwhile, The Strip would close, becoming Spanky's 3 in April 2010.   However, Spanky's 3 didn't work out -management-wise- and would revert to The Strip in January of 2011.
            The 4th floor Target 2 would close in February of 2012, but other than that, a period of relative stability (no new growth, no name changes) would occur within the Bua Luang group for an extended period.

            Then, in March of 2018, the Candle Light Studio would open above Bar Bar to handle art exhibitions and other functions.   Also, later that year (September) Club Black opened directly adjacent to, and behind Black Pagoda - with partnered management.
            In October of 2019 the Triple XXX Lounge opened in the long-closed Electric Blue.   Although not originally a Bua Luang asset, the Group would later take over management.   Also in 2019, the Bua Luang group's 'magnum opus', the Patpong Museum would open in November (2nd floor, Cosmo's stairwell).   Still in 2009, The Strip, renaming itself The Strip 2.0 in May, would close yet again in December.
            By January 2020, the upstairs Candle Light Studio became an 'annex' to the Patpong Museum, but remained functionally the same.
      The Patpong Museum was raided by joint Nat.ional Po.lice / Im.mi.gration Po.lice in March 2023 due to alleged links to the Velvet bar in Phuket which had been hiring underage girls.
            Fast forward through the Covid years, the Bua Luang Group was able to restore their locked-down Venues to full operation.   At that juncture, their 'stable' of Venues consisted of the following:   The Patpong Museum and the Patpong Museum annex.   The Black Pagoda, and Club Black.   Triple XXX Lounge, and The Strip 2.0, later adding Delaney's (and for a brief period, an outdoor bar beer, 'Bangkok Dangerous', which stretched narrowly along the curb from Bar Bar to Silom Road).
            In February and March of this year (2023) a Bua Luang Group 'representative', looking to expand the Group's "footprint" entered discussions with the Velvet bar in Phuket.   The Velvet was quickly swooped down upon by Nat.ional Po.lice and the Im.migr.ation Po.lice - ostensibly for having underage dancers.   Arrests were immediately made in Phuket, and when a link to the Bua Luang Group was discovered, the entire Bua Luang Group of Venues in Bangkok was also raided (March 2023).   Delaney's and the Patpong Museum were initially spared closure, but they were subsequently shut down the following month - as were the Bualuang Group offices in Building No. 1.
            To date, some of the bars that were closed down in the March 2023 Bua Luang crackdown have reopened, however, none are now owned by the Bua Luang Group.   The last holdout for a possible reopening was the Patpong Museum (which itself was not a Night Entertainment Venue), however, this is now 'history'.   Our survey two nights ago revealed (photos taken through the windows) that the insides of the Museum have been stripped clean.   The Patpong Museum annex above the former Bar Bar ( now the Octopus) has also been closed permanently, and chattel removed.
            It is regrettable in the extreme that the auth.orities were not satisfied with arresting just the individuals directly responsible for the alleged crimes.   But this was obviously a "Show-Bust" where cooperating po.lice organizations were involved, and with the possibility of " traf.ficking", an 'example' was deemed necessary (particularly for the benefit of the Press).   The Bua Luang Group's thrust to revive Patpong 2 to it's 'glory days' has been terminated with extreme prejudice; it remains to be seen if Patpong 2 will remain a viable Night Entertainment Area for the long term.   The aut.horities, in their zeal to be seen to be 'responsible', were unconcerned about the collateral damage, and many individuals affected by this 'Show-bust' were harmed financially, and many others are now unemployed - even though they were not involved in any way.


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   READER :     
       Enjoyed your reader letter on Rick's Café last month.   Must admit the old picture from the movie set opened my eyes, I never knew the full name of the film restaurant before.   Isn't there though a Rick's Café here in Bangkok?   I'm quite sure I remember coming across that name somewhere?
      We know of no Rick's Café here in Bangkok, but you may be recalling Dick's Café Bangkok, which was an obvious tribute to Rick's Café Américaine.   The bar closed some years ago, and the Soi it was located on (Soi Twilight) is no longer there - having been entirely redeveloped.   The owner has reportedly opened a similar Venue in 'Gay Town' at the top of Jomtien Beach (according to one of our regular contributors).

   READER :  

      What ever happened to Mizu's Sarika Steakhouse on Patpong?   Did it ever reopen?   I can still recall the smell of half a century of grease on the walls and in the furniture, it would hit you as soon as you walked in the door.   What a great place.   ... ...   As you may guess I have been away from Thailand since before Covid, and I'm no longer in touch with the Night Life scene.
      After Mizu's Kitchen (Patanakarn Mizu) closed in March of 2019, renovations began, and were finally completed, however as of this writing, it has not reopened.   The new premises are nothing like the original Mizu's, so we have no idea what it will eventually open as.   We will continue to check in on our surveys, and will keep one and all posted on what it will (perhaps) become.
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Let the Follies begin-

    Vol. XXXII      No. 09
                           Bangkok,  01 September 2023                         
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       The Chaichana Spa Massage has opened newly in the long-closed De Talk 2.   Rub-a-dub-dub...

       Our end-of-month survey of the Patpong Museum revealed what we were hoping would not come to pass.   Peering in their windows like a one-eyed cat peepin' in a seafood store, we noted that virtually all the interior decorations had been removed.   Most of the signage had also been removed - bar the one outdoor sign across the Soi on the Foodland (pic below).   ...An unique Venue, having captured an historic period in Thailand, has now faded into the rain and the heat of Bangkok...
A view of the Patpong Museum looking in the main entrance - gone is the traditional circular Chinese entranceway, along with virtually everything else...

       The Bar Of Yahoo lounge, has opened newly next door to Pinocchio's.   May they abide.

            After uncounted months under renovation, it looks like the Venus bar is just about to roll out the red carpet - in all probability, they will have opened by the time you read this.   From the looks of things, this will be one of the better looking bars on Soi Cowboy.

            Recently, the Crazy House installed some new dynamic lighting (it seems to be trending these days...).   The only problem, one has to be across the street to see it.   Business as unusual.   Let the good times roll...

            Having fallen afoul of the Fates, the Whiskey & Gogo has closed its curtains and doors for the last time.   But not to worry, we hear hammers and saws a-flying...   By this time next month, we should have a pic or two of the new bar that will be taking its place...

               A For-The-Archives pic of Hillary 2 - as with the other 'Hillarys' on Soi Ambassador (Sukhumvit 11), always a crowd.   May they keep on keeping on...

               The renovating Unnamed Bar taking shape upstairs in the previous Strikers Sports Pub digs looks like it's getting ready to reveal it's new signage...   From the looks of the ongoing construction, there will be a new, more customer-friendly stairway / entrance.   Located in the Nana Hotel parking lot.   They should be rolling out the red carpet by month's end...

               The Beats has opened in the side soi connecting Soi 4 Nana to Sukhumvit Soi 6.   Their main problem seems to be attracting customers...(Ahennnnh)   May they be dealt all aces and faces...

            There were no new openings or closings on Soi Katoey (Silom Soi 4) again this last month.   We noted that BAS Living Room had put up some new signage (just like the old sign...).   Also, we haven't seen Soi Katoey this quiet in many months...
 SOI  KATOEY (Silom  Soi  4)

 SOI  22  
            The new location for the Absolute is on Subsoi Lemongrass (just past the Marriott Hotel).   This is their 3rd location in and around those small Sois.   But Absolute is not alone in that regard - the several massage parlors and bars in and around those two Subsoi's are in an endless loop of Musical Chairs... Shake it, don't break it, ladies...

 SOI  22  

             The Bebop Bar, reopened after a brief closure last month (noted in this column).   The beat goes on...
 SOI  22  

             The smallest bar in Bangkok, Chill Chill Bar has reopened after a couple months' downtime.   Welcome back to the sharkpool...
 SOI  22  

             The long-running Angel Bar bar bier was closed last month, but they were just playing 'possum.   They are back pedal to the metal this month.   Keep on runnin'.
 SOI  22  

             The Halo 22 Sports Bar (deep in Subsoi Hana - just past Marriott Hotel) has fallen victim to the machine.   May they find greener pastures....
 SOI  22  

             The Private Bar, originally at Soi 7 Plaza (now called 7 Center Point), has irretrievably slipped into the heat and the darkness.   Their staff have returned to 7 Center Point to greet regulars at the new We For You Too.
 SOI  22  

             The Squeeze Inn lounge has called 'Time!' for the last time.   If memory serves, they have been around since the Washington Square days...   They were a mainstay of Subsoi Titanium.    May they be dealt a better hand next time 'round...
 SOI  22  

             The Ola Ola, located at the very end of Subsoi Titanium, has sprung from it's crypt and continues to march as if nothing had happened.   Welcome back to the neon nights....
 SOI  22  

             The Sup Naree has closed yet again.   We'll check back again next round and report any changes (if any).   For the time being, we have removed them from the rolls.   Located in Honey Plaza.
 SOI  22  

            A Pic -For-The-Archives of Mullis, now in their bigger and better digs.   Gotsta get paid...
 SOI  AMBASSADOR  (Sukhumvit Soi 11) 

            The Chaba Massage closed down a couple of months back, and went into a total top to bottom renovation.   By the time you read this, renovations should be complete, and they will be reopening as Royal Chabaa Traditional Thai Massage.   We'll get some photos of their opening for next month's issue...
 SOI  AMBASSADOR  (Sukhumvit Soi 11) 

            The La Paca ("The Fool") has gone headlong into the Abyss, and the Venue has reverted to it's original "Ya Dong Potion".   Located at the end of Subsoi Havana Social, and as busy as ever...
 SOI  AMBASSADOR  (Sukhumvit Soi 11) 

            The Flamingo (closed 2 months back) recently has been occupied by the new We For You Too.   Staff came from the recently closed Private Bar on Soi 22.   The original We For You remains open at the front of 7 Center Point, as before.   Welcome to the bright lights, big city.

            The Day & Nice Bar has been around for quite a while, but this last month they finally came up with some signage that we passers-by will notice.   Time to rock & roll...

            The DeM is a brand new bar beer located on the south wall (where all the old bars were torn down to make room for a parking lot that never materialized).   Wish them luck as they throw their hat in the ring...

            The Club Gems located deep in the Soi has added an upstairs KTV Karaoke and the Kiraku Snack Bar.   (Snack Bar as in Japanese "snack").   We don't know what happened to our camera - we will try to get some decent pics next time around...
 SOI  DEAD  ARTIST (Sukhumvit Soi 33) 

            The Club Kitty does things Japanese-style; hostesses of different classes entertain by the hour, & at different rates...   Somewhat reminiscent of Bangkok's 1950's dance bars where one would buy tickets...   Located in Subsoi Pan Pan.
 SOI  DEAD  ARTIST (Sukhumvit Soi 33) 

            Heaven lounge, originally at Soi 7 Plaza, has been holding its own at the top of Soi Eden, surviving Covid, and continuing to march...
 SOI  EDEN  (Sukhumvit 7 / 1) 


Traces of Bangkok's Early Years

      As the 1966 Holiday Season approached, the big niteclubs laid down some hard cash to bring in some big name entertainers from the U.S.A. and Europe - all to the benefit of the night-clubbers of the day.   Meanwhile, the bars & massage parlors scene continued to expand to meet the demands of increased tourism and the U.S. forces stationed in Bangkok and on R&R from Viet Nam.

      As the 1966 Christmas season approached, Sani Chateau brought in Lionel Hampton from the U.S. for a two-day stint.   Lionel Hampton was most remembered as a jazz vibraphonist, but was also a renown pianist, percussionist, and bandleader.   His recording with Benny Goodman in 1942 produced the version of "Flying Home" - featuring a solo by Illinois Jacquet -that is considered a forerunner of American Rhythm & Blues.
  Gaysorn Night Entertainment Area - December 1966

       In December '66 the Cafe De Paris on Suriwong Rd (opp. Patpong) featured Mick Micheyl - the leading star of French song in the '50's and '60's, with a string of National Awards appended to her resume.   (She was also a renown sculptor).
December 1966

       The Tropicana (in the Rama Hotel) featured the world-renown Platters who were, and are, an American vocal group (since 1952).   They are one of the most successful groups of the rock & roll era with 40 hits on the Billboard top 100 between '55 and '67, (four No.1 hits.)   The Platters were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1990. They perform around the world to this day, with several new members replacing those who have retired.  
Silom Road near New Road Entertainment Area - December 1966

      Cesar's, the newest full-format Nightclub in Bangkok was quick to bring in quality entertainment to compete with Cafe de Paris, the Tropicana and the Sani Chateau.   American Maurice Rocco, the then-resident entertainer / singer / pianist was supplemented by various acts introduced from abroad at regular intervals.
  Gaysorn Night Entertainment Area - December 1966

      Wishing all a Happy New Year, the Thermae Turkish Bath, which opened two months earlier, saw their subterranean all-night Coffee Shop rapidly becoming a 'home' to the freelancer crowd...             December 1966

      The Nana Turkish Bath on Sukhumvit Soi 3 took advantage of the recent opening of the Grace Hotel, opening at the foot of the bridge spanning the Saen Saep Canal.
  December 1966

      In our earlier clippings, we would come across adverts for both the Nipa Hut and the Mexican Bar, each advertising their location as just across from Soi Asoke (Soi 21).   From ancient memories, we could recall only the Nipa Hut (with dwarf doormen), so we were wondering if these two Venues were actually one-and-the-same...   In December's clippings we noted for the first time their published their street addresses - which would put them next door to each other.   It wouldn't be long, however, that they would combine, becoming just Nipa Hut.
  December 1966

      The late night Rico Coffee Shop was the latest to capitalize on the growing after-hours crowds in-and-around the Patpongs.   It would appear that Rico was influenced by Bernard Trink's then-current Nite Owl logo....
Suriwong Road - December 1966
       The Takara Barber Onsen, in spite of it's name, was functionally a "Turkish Bath-style massage parlor".   It remained on Patpong 2 for years before relocating to Patpong 1.   It remains there today.         December 1966

      The Siam Theatre was opened by Apex Theatres in Siam Square on 15th December 1966.   A little known fact : it was geared (projectors and screen) to show Cinerama (second only to the Petchrama on Petchburi Road).   It was one of the grand old cinemas built during this period, and was one of several theaters and structures destroyed by ars.on 19th May 2010 by the "R.ed Sh.irt" th.ugs from Ta.ksin's Ra.k T.hai poli.tical party.
December 1966

      The Thai Silk Co., Ltd. known to most as just 'Jim Thompson's', was a joint venture between Jim Thompson and George Barrie which got it's big break when they were selected to provide silk fabric for costumes for the musical The King And I.   Today it remains the most prestigious of Thailand's silk clothiers and producers of silk fabric.
  December 1966


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      American Graffiti artist (tag: Sabo) has been relentlessly satirizing the hypocracy of woke corporations, entertainers and politicians.   He holds nothing back, scornfully and cynically mocking those who adopt or profess contradictory or fallacious agendas in their attempts to mollify America's trending ideologues and cancel-culture mobs.

      It was inevitable that his oft-humorous satirizations would eventually cause him to be compared to Banksy.   Most recently Sabo raked American Airlines over the coals over its woke policies and leftist posturing.   His assortment of outrageous, mocking posters was plastered around American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.

      One group of his faux advertising posters in the Dallas area showed likenesses of martial artists Nate Diaz and Jake Paul (prior to their upcoming bout) above the announcement, "Woke Air Presents", describing their pronouns as "He / Him" and assuring the world that, "American Airlines Center's policy is gender inclusive."

      Yet another set of faux American Airlines posters (proclaiming, "We have first class, business class, and woke class, where your middle seat can identify as a window seat") was precipitated by American Airlines' 2019 policy change allowing passengers to indicate 'X' or 'U' when identifying as 'non-binary'.

      Also that year, he modified an existing "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood billboard" to display likenesses of convicted rapists Jeffrey Epstein and Roman Polanski alongside their names.

      As early as 2017, Sabo roasted late night talk show political activist Jimmy Kimmel with a series of posters around Los Angeles entitled "Estrogen Hour" - which, of course, depicted a crying Jimmy Kimmel.

      Also in 2017, he altered an entire billboard to highlight former Democratic Sen. Al Franken's (Minn.) inappropriate touching of women.

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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
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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

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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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