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Bangkok,
01 July 2024
William R.  Morledge


July's Nitelife News
A Smile in the Land of Smiles.
Reader's Corner:  Merciful Charity...
Traces of Our Past - Hotels & Old Clubs
Graffiti In The News #215
            The Midnite Hour has been on the fence for months as to whether Soi 8 Sukhumvit was functionally a self-sustaining expat Night Entertainment Area.   Our criteria, admittedly subjective, has nevertheless kept us consistent - is the grouping of Nitespots generally 'contiguous' (?), are there enough Venues to attract customers specifically for an evening of "Night Entertainment", and not just a meal or a foot massage?   - In other words, has it reached a self-sustaining "Critical Mass" as an entertainment area?
 SOI  8  Sukhumvit 
            Since our last visit this January, we have seen that new Venues have opened, making it virtually impossible to deny that Soi 8 has indeed reached Critical Mass.   We have therefore added this Night Entertainment Area to our monthly surveys, and will be keeping all advised of changes in the Soi 8 Scene.
            Continuing below is a brief pictorial of a number of Soi 8 Nitespots, each of which can be keyed to the map above.
 SOI  8  Sukhumvit 
 SOI  8  Sukhumvit 
 SOI  8  Sukhumvit 
 SOI  8  Sukhumvit 
 SOI  8  Sukhumvit 
 SOI  8  Sukhumvit 
 SOI  8  Sukhumvit 
 SOI  8  Sukhumvit 
 SOI  8  Sukhumvit 
 SOI  8  Sukhumvit 
 SOI  8  Sukhumvit 
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   MERCIFUL  CHARITY
adefe
   READER :
             Hi,
Just wondering if you agree that this might be the oldest trip report from Thailand?   Ha, ha:
"The below quote is from discussions of problems the Company (British East India Company) was having in Pattani in the year 1617, and infers considerable nighttime entertainment was available even then.
'This vice (gambling), however was not the only foible of those days, as is amply proved by references to lewdness, nameless diseases, drunkenness, and bastard children, now and again cropping up in the correspondence of the Company's servants.   Morality may have had a lower standard in those days than it has now, but, apart from any such consideration, the isolation of these Englishmen in their exile, their surroundings so different from those encompassing their lives in an English home, and the novel temptations to which they were exposed, lead charity to be merciful in judging them.'
English Intercourse With Siam In The 17th Century, by John Anderson, M.D., 1889"
   MIDNITE HOUR:   
      The obvious irony in the title aside...   Since we first republished this (almost two decades ago) from our well-thumbed copy of English Intercourse With Siam In The 17th Century, we have come across other reports of Night Entertainment in the then-capitol city of Ayuthaya in the 1600's   However, this is the oldest example we have come across to date.   As it is likely many readers have not yet seen this, it is certainly worth a re-reprint...   Thanks !
  LONDONERS  KNOW  BEST
adefe
   READER :
       Hiya
      Love your monthly column and I would like to inform you regarding a statement you made in your Banksy article.   When Londoners refer to ‘The City’ we actually mean the square mile of London where the banks and insurance companies are and not to any other part of London.   Finsbury Park is definitely not in ‘The City’.   However, there is another area called Finsbury Square which is in ‘The City’.   Hope this helps.

   MIDNITE HOUR:   
      Having visited London and strolled its several actual 'parks' in various parts of city, I still managed to get it wrong.   Many thanks for the correction.
  WALK  LIKE  AN  EGYPTIAN
   READER :
      Just found inside a book to add to your collection.

   MIDNITE HOUR:   
      Many thanks.      A real bit of Patpong 2 nostalgia going back to the days of "Patpong-In-Its-Prime".   The walk up the wooden stairway beside the Bat Boat was always worth it.   The Cleopatra Bar closed October 2007...   (Could it really have been that long ago?)
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Let the Follies begin-

    Vol. XXXIII      No. 07
                           Bangkok,  01 July 2024                         
   Free Distribution

MAP
        The unnamed Venue of questionable services at the top of the darkened stairway beside Thigh Bar is now the unnamed Venue of questionable services at the top of a brightly lit stairway beside Thigh Bar.   May they persevere...
 PATPONG  1 

        We can confirm last month's street gossip - the old King's Castle 1 has been combined with King's Castle 2.   (The new King Castle 1 remains open across the street...)
 PATPONG  1 

        We note with regret that after nearly endless renovations, Mizu's Kitchen has reopened as just another big-bag shop.   Oh, well....
 PATPONG  1 

MAP
       Opening only last September, the SOL, or Summer Of Love (file photo below) has drifted off into the night...   Should they reappear we will add them back on roll call...
 PATPONG  2 
       The short-lived The Bar Of Yahoo (opening last August) has gone the way of the Dromornithidae.   May they find more prosperous digs...
 PATPONG  2 
MAP
            There were no Nitespots opening or closing on Soi Cowboy the last month, so we are inclosing a pic of the Soi Asoke entrance - one for the archives.
 SOI  COWBOY 
            One of our regular informants on the Soi advises us not to hold our breath on the reopening of what was once the Lighthouse - it won't be opening for another three months...   I guess they are going to wait for the next cool season...   They also advise that Long Gun is now the poor-man's Crazy House vis-à-vis performances...   Also, according to our source, the three top Nitespots (busiest) are Crazy House, Baccara, and Country Road, in that order.   Would be hard to refute...
 SOI  COWBOY 
MAP
            Opening up in the long-closed The Balcony Bar at the top of the escalator, (second level), is the brand-new Bunny Balcony.   We'll attempt to get a better pic next issue....
 NANA  PLAZA
               The Bar D. Mare is technically a wine bar with oysters, so we are giving it the benefit of the doubt as to whether or not it is a "Night Entertainment Venue".   After all, it may work out to be a viable 'constellation' (another Trinkism)...   Note they have an interesting open-air rooftop for limited seating.   Let's see how this works out during the current rainy season...   May the nightwinds blow kindly...
 SOI  NANA  -  (SOI  4  SUKHUMVIT)

MAP
            After a several months-long renovation, the Valour Bangkok has rolled out the red carpet.   We are guessing they are primarily a wine bar?   They occupy what was the The Stranger digs.   (The Stranger has moved deeper into the Soi.)
 SOI  KATOEY (Silom  Soi  4)

            Up on the 4th level, Beef., which opened only two months ago, has disappeared without a trace.   A general observation - we have noted over the last year a number of businesses have either given up their (most modern) insistence on 'going cashless', or they have actually gone out of business.   Could this be the reason Beef disappeared?
 SOI  KATOEY (Silom  Soi  4)
MAP
            The Avadee Massage in Subsoi Hana is the latest Venue to occupy these digs.   The most recent occupant was Absolute which recently moved over to Subsoi Lemongrass, becoming "Absolute Bar".   Avadee Massage are offering private room massage of the usual varieties.   Welcome to partytown.
 SOI  22 Sukhumvit Rd 

            The Bar Supreme is the new face on the long-running Survey bar.   The new neon much more visible to passers-by.   Located just past the Mariott Hotel Marquis in Subsoi Lemongrass.   May they continue to prevail...
 SOI  22 Sukhumvit Rd 
MAP
            Last month we previewed the Paradise Beach Bar, noting it would be opening very soon - which it did.   It is located in the previous Panacea Bar digs.   (Panacea, with their phalanx of bouncers-in-black roaming just outside the front entrance lasted from April 2023 through May 2023 before going belly-up.)   Paradise Beach Bar, on the other hand, has pleasant greeters at the door and is already getting busy...   Just sayin'...
 SOI  AMBASSADOR  (Sukhumvit Soi 11) 

            The Ambassador Hotel has been advertising Pulse Bangkok for some time.   They are also now advertising Aces Bangkok, which we see will be 'COMING SOON'.   We ventured inside see of we could pin down precisely when these two Venues would be opening.   Their reply: "SOON!"   ...Well, I guess we asked for that.   We'll be keeping an eye out...
 SOI  AMBASSADOR  (Sukhumvit Soi 11) 

MAP
            Last month we covered the opening of "Lucky Whiskey Bar", noting they didn't yet have their neon nailed up.   This month we note they have the signage up front and brightly - missing the "Whiskey".   But no matter, they are keeping themselves busy...   We noted no other changes in the 7 Center Point Night Entertainment Area.
 7  CENTER  POINT (Sukhumvit Soi 7) 
MAP
            Many of you long-term residents and regular visitors will remember The Office at the back of Subsoi 2 opposite Mojo's.   This was way back when Soi Dead Artists still had dead artist bars.   The Office closed in November 2016 (was it really that long ago?), and had lain dormant since then.   But that was then, this is now.   The Traveler's Tap Bar & Restaurant opened softly last month, this month nailing up their signage and going pedal to the metal.   Let the good times roll...
 SOI  DEAD  ARTIST (Sukhumvit Soi 33) 
            Toro Nuru opened newly in digs not formerly occupied by a Nitespot on the main Soi.   (Nuru is a form of gel massage).   Obviously very much oriented toward Japanese custom.   May they continue to slip and slide...
 SOI  DEAD  ARTIST (Sukhumvit Soi 33) 
            The Japanese Venue Lady Soda Snack Bar & Karaoke opened on the 3rd level at the back of Subsoi Pan Pan.   Their sign so small one can hardly see it.   (We might add the stairway up looks rather treacherous...)      Welcome Lady Soda to partytown.
 SOI  DEAD  ARTIST (Sukhumvit Soi 33) 
MAP
            We noticed no change in the inventory of Venues on Soi Eden (no new closures or openings).   Below is a quick pic for the Archives...
 SOI  EDEN  (Sukhumvit 7 / 1) 

 

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Traces of Bangkok's Early Years

      A This month Midnite Hour takes a look at Nightclubs offering live entertainment, located both in the bigger hotels and operating independently.

      During this period the Sani Chateau Nightclub brought in a series of mostly-French "shows".   Located in the Gaysorn Night Entertainment Area.
February 1968

      Early 1968 saw the Cafe De Paris present several "variety" shows from abroad.   Located opposite Patpong 1 on Surawong Road.
February 1968

         Savoy Bangkok Club, one of the early "clubs" on lower Sukhumvit Road, remained popular with their mix of local and Philippine entertainers.   Located corner Soi 5 Sukhumvit.
February 1968



      The Montien Hotel was regularly featuring foreign entertainment in their relatively new Montien-tong nightclub.   Gery Scott was a jazz and cabaret entertainer and teacher better known outside her England origins.
February 1968



      The Maneeya Cafe / Oranee Room Supper Club & Nightclub was located just across the street from the Gaysorn Night Entertainment Area on Ploenchit Road.
February 1968




      The Paraguayan Digno Garcia group was in fact the first to popularize the song Quantanamera (or Guantanamera), however other recording artists fielded the popular versions around the globe.   (A ballad of a woman from Guantanamo, Cuba.)   The origins of the song, however, go back to at least 1929.   The Lido nightclub was located near today's Big C supermarket on Rajdamri Rd.
February 1968
      The Three Kingdoms Nightclub, was a Nitespot in the Peninsula Hotel, Surawong Road.   It featured entertainers from the available pool of Filipino musicians living in Bangkok.
February 1968

       The Four Seasons nightclub at the Manhattan Hotel had live entertainment for lunches and in the evenings.   The Manhattan was one of the early hotels popular with airlines for putting up their layover crews.
February 1968


    The Manhora Hotel's Golden Door usually had a mix of live entertainment from the Far East, Charlie Kang from Korea being no exception.   The Manhora was located on Suriwong Rd nearer to New Road.
February 1968



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            French graffiti artist "Lekto" is once again making waves (of controversy) in Avignon, France.   This time, as in previous times, because of his outsized likenesses of (and not liking of) French President Macron.   The controversy arises because Lekto added a Hitler-like moustache - which is actually the number 49.3 - which will only be of significance to Frenchmen.   It is the number of the clause in the French constitution which allows a law to be passed without being voted upon.   (In this case, a highly debated pension reform bill which nearly has brought the country to its knees.)   Free-speechers claim this graffito should remain untouched as legitimate satire - while others see the added moustache as invoking violence and condoning, if not outright promoting, Nazism.
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      Graf artist Lekto is no stranger to the wrath of the public and the law.   His earlier graffito (at the same location) was also of Macron as the puppet Pinocchio, and the puppet master Geppetto was done in the likeness of Jacques Attali (the French economic and social theorist).   This earlier graff however, brought the wrath of the Jewish Defence League which claimed the graffito had several glaring examples of post-war anti-semitism - although we are hard-pressed to see how anyone except those in the Jewish Defence League could spot them...   (To us, it looked like a direct artistic copy of the characters in the Disney feature film - but what do we know...)
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      But most amusing to us is this "Great Debate" over the Macron graffiti has resurrected and brought into the spotlight Godwin’s Law, which states, "As any discussion grows longer, regardless of topic, the greater the probability of comparisons to Nazis or Adolf Hitler."
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- 2022 -
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01 MAR -   Bangkok Nitelife rebounds
01 APR -    Covid High amid Reopenings
01 MAY -    Pub Crawl - In The Time of Covid
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01 JUL -    Thailand Reopens
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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
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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

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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 -
(OUR 2002 TEST COLUMNS :)
01 FEB -    January: Big Changes In Bar Scene
09 JUN -    Sukhumvit Square 'Explosion'

(OUR REGULAR COLUMNS BEGIN :)
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 -    Patpong 1 Map 1988-89
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