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01 July 2015
William R.  Morledge


July's Nightlife News
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A Smile in the Land of Smiles.
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Graffiti  -BKK's Midnite Vandals - #112

         A short, direct question from a reader asks, "Would you know of a current list of good freelancer bars?"   Recently we've received many similar questions on freelancers, and this one pushed us 'past the tipping point' - Yes, we should rightly address this subject in a comprehensive manner.   Seemingly an easy subject to cover, it turns out to be somewhat deceptive (as the headline suggests) - and quite a bit more complex than one would expect.

The underground Thermae Coffee Shop circa 2006.
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         Originally free-lancers were just that - in Medieval times, he was a mercenary, a soldier-for-hire, 'have lance, will travel'.   However, for purposes of this discussion, a narrower, much updated definition will be employed.   In that we have a fair percentage of 'long-time Bangkok residents' as readers, as well as a large percentage of readers relatively new to the "scene", it becomes incumbent upon us to clearly define the term 'freelancer' - as it originally was used in the Bangkok Nightscene arena - and, further, to clarify how it is being used today.   

          Dream Club is working a variation-on-a-theme which is gaining popularity in both Pattaya and Bangkok.   It is getting harder and harder for A Go-Go bars to get - and keep attractive dancers, so owners are offering what amounts to part time or piece-work. In this case, they are offering 500 Baht per day, 50 Baht for lady-drinks, with the added 'bonus' that if they are bought out (barfined) their pay won't be cut.   This gives the dancers the option to work when they want to - specifically, if they meet a customer, they can spend 3 or 4 days with him and come back to work without penalty.   Although this does not meet the literal criterion of 'freelancer', the girls themselves will tell you that they are freelancers.

         From the 1960's through the early 1990's defining 'freelancer' was quite easy.   Essentially, and foremost, a freelancer was an independent Night Scene denizen, not employed in a Night Entertainment Venue, who offered sex for pay.   -And that was it, there were no other conditions applied to 'freelancer'.   

Soi Eden's Bangkok Beat Club / Disco has a formula similar to many other Nitespots for it's weekly "Ladies' Night" - free-flow Mojitos for an hour, as well as lower prices all night on some drinks.   Over the last couple years, it has built up a reputation as a place where freelancers congregate, especially on weekends.

         Some of Bangkok's most memorable Nitespots in decades past were freelancer bars; the Thai Heaven on Petchburi's Golden Mile, the Thermae Coffee Shop, the Thai Yonoke on Ploenchit, and the Nana Hotel and Grace Hotel Coffee Shops.   And we wouldn't want to forget the Venus Room and the low-down-and-dirty Mosquito Bar in Khlong Toey Port.

Maya (Holiday Inn, at the top of Soi 22) has a fairly typical "Ladies' Night" formula - 'free-flow' booze - in this case, a sparkling wine.   -A good business move - the ladies will go where it's free, and the men will follow the ladies.   A number of the ladies showing up will be there for an evening out with friends, others will go to get picked up, or to pick up someone, but a percentage of those showing up for Ladies' Night will be full-time, or part-time freelancers - a fact of which the male patrons are well aware.

         As the 'disco era' came into vogue (albeit in a minor way), most had a freelancer scene.   Some of you will remember the Peppermint and the upstairs SuperStar Disco, as well as the less-than-successful King's Lounge Disco above King's Corner on Patpong I.   These 'until late' Venues all had freelancer action to a degree, many of whom were bargirls who were not bought out and were looking around for a late-night john.   (Or, who were bought out, and were back looking for round-two.)

The 'till-late Insanity Night Club on Soi 12 advertises on Soi Cowboy in both Thai and English.   The Thai language is a direct appeal to bar girls on the game to come after hours to Insanity (should they not have found a customer by bar-closing time).   The girls, as late-night freelancers, are offered a "special" price on drinks.   The theory is, and the theory works, - where the freelancers go, so go the male customers...

         Also, although not in Bangkok, we would be remiss if we didn't mention Pattaya's late-and-greatly-missed 'over-the-water' freelancer bars along the strip that would eventually become known as "Walking Street" : the Sand Box, the late-nite/ all-nite Marine Bar, and it goes without saying - the unforgettable Fantasy Club.   Some time later, along that same strip, a bar called "Free Lancer Bar (FLB)" opened up, however it was not in fact a freelancer bar by the old, original definition - but more on this later.

      When the Thermae Turkish Bath & Massage opened in 1965, the all-night coffee shop in the basement was almost an afterthought - and ended up becoming it's centerpiece.   The Thermae Coffee Shop eventually became Bangkok's most successful freelancer venue, vying at times with the Nana Hotel Coffee Shop, and then the Grace Hotel Coffee Shop for the dubious title of the "meat market" (also in vogue was the term, 'chicken farm').   The Thermae Coffee Shop, surviving it's parent, is still in operation today, two doors down at the Ruamchit Hotel basement.

      Alas, as they say, 'That was then, this is now'.   Of the freelancer venues mentioned above most no longer exist, and those that do (with the sole exception of the mollusk Thermae) are no longer freelancer-oriented.   And along with the disappearance of these memorable Nite Venues, the very definition of "freelancer" underwent a sea-change, or perhaps better described as an 'ambiguation'.

      The ladies-of-the-evening wait at their 'usual spots' for customers in the Sukhumvit / Soi 4 area.   These young ladies, cumulatively, make up a large part of Bangkok's freelancer population.   Although freelancers by definition, they are more commonly referred to as streetwalkers.   (Faces and some details altered in PhotoShop to obscure identity.)

      Today, the accepted definition, or should I say, 'definitions' of freelancer are elaborations on the original, and often dissimilar to one another.   Today's freelancers also can be found in a wider variety of Night Entertainment Venues, no longer just 'coffee shops', discos and the occasional 'lounge'.

      Note first, the rise of the "Pub", usually Irish or English/ British in orientation.   Their continued and increasing popularity would tend to make the long-time Bangkok nightcrawler shake his head in disbelief.   However, they successfully have done a few things which encourage customers to walk in the door - to include weekly "quiz shows" and, more to the point - "Ladies' Nights" where financial benefits to the fairer sex are proffered in one form or another.   Ladies' nights are an open invitation to all ladies, but when the dressing comes off, a specific open invitation to freelancers - as they attract the larger percent of male customers.   And, without question, the invitation is not ignored.   Ladies come from a variety of backgrounds; bar girls, "weekend freelancer" office girls, and a number of foreign mem farang.   In fact, this has spawned the rise of a new classification of freelancer: the 'pub girls' who confine their 'circuit' almost exclusively to the pubs.   

      It is worthy of note that a number of traditional A Go-Go bars are offering short-term contracts to top dancers.   (The dearth of attractive, active, reliable dancers has become a universal problem in the A Go-Go arena).   One such A Go-Go bar has offered their 'hottest' dancers 10,000 Baht for ten days' work -with the stipulation that they obtain 100 lady drinks, and come to work every day.   They are allowed to "Op" after a certain hour, but the barfine is also higher.   And that is it.   It has a great appeal to the top dancers, as a ten-drink per day quota comes quite easy for them, sometimes from just 2 or 3 customers.   The girls then, after the 10 days are up, walk away with their 10,000 baht, plus drink money, plus any barfine commissions.   Usually the girls will take a few days off, and return for another ten days.   What does this have to do with freelancing, you say?   Well, in the traditional sense, not much, but the dancers consider themselves to be "freelancers" (yes, the term has entered the Thai lexicon of farang words).

      Another group of ladies are the Bar Beer Girls - those who are nominally 'employed' in the bar beers.   Examples abound on Soi 4, such as Hillary's, the Morning-Night and Stumble Inn, to name just a few.   The ladies show up every day for work, but do not draw a salary.   They are dependent on lady drinks, tips and 'Ops' only.   They do have to have permission from the bar to ply their trade there, however.   These girls also consider themselves to be 'freelancers' - yet another variation of the definition.

      In summary, currently there are almost as many variations on the freelancer theme, as many sets of special conditions under which the girls work - and ply their trade, as there are different bars.   And a great many of these girls, regardless of actual circumstances, prefer to be known as freelancers.   The net benefit is to the girls, however, as many of them now work under less exacting rules than previously imposed by, say, the A Go-Gos of old.   One could say they have a lot more freedom, generally, if not exactly that of the 'classical' freelancer.


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In the name of Progress
FAVORITE VENUES ARE GOING...


Hi,

      It appears that the d' Pelican and perhaps Buddy Bar as well (same Swedish owner) have closed on Soi 22.   This makes me very sad, since I have personally stayed at the d'Pelican at least twenty times since 2008----no complaints.   ----What happened?   The places were successful.   -Is this another example of eminent domain, in Bangkok, like the "Arcade", on Soi 7 Sukhumvit next to the Nana BTS?   ---I need to know-----   I was about to make a reservation at d' Pelican and I saw the web-site shut down.

Thanks in anticipation.

G


Greetings, G,

      The Buddy Bar was having a party a couple of nights ago, so I am certain it is still going strong.   I could not find any trace of d' Pelican.   Note, however, that except on separate requests, such as yours, we would not carry news about d' Pelican and other venues which are not "Nitespots" in the traditional sense.

      I don't believe we are seeing examples of eminent domain here. This is nothing more than people with big money buying up smaller, older areas for redevelopment.   Sometimes referred to as "progress"....

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Boge



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Let the July 2015 Follies begin...
BANKOK EYES' Expat Night Scene.
   PATPONG  1
            The Lust Bar & Club has plummeted headlong into the abyss.   Opened in December of 2013, it is the latest of a number of venues to fail at that location since the original Napoleon Lounge closed.   And by all that should count, it should have succeeded - great decor, attractive and friendly A Go-Go / coyote staff and reasonably priced.   Perhaps it was just trying to succeed in the wrong decade...


- File photos      
  PATPONG  I  

Patpong Survivor
RESIDENT PHOTOG PERSEVERES

      Khun Charn, more than three decades on the Pongs, used to ask couples leaving the bars, "I take a picture of you and your prostitute?"   He has mellowed since then, but he's still taking Polaroid shots of us nightcrawlers...   I didn't know they still made Polaroids.....

  PATPONG  1  

   PATPONG  2
            The Barcelona Cocktail Lounge located up on The Ramp has re-closed yet again..   Our sources on the street say it has closed for good this time around.   We will of course be checking back, but we are not overly optimistic.
- File photo        
  PATPONG  2  

   SOI  COWBOY
Door Art Of The Month
Award

             The Cowboy 2 has done something unique and entirely eye-catching - they have remodeled entirely in red.   Most striking, and worthy of mention as our Door Art of the Month.


  SOI  COWBOY  

            As the original @ Corner neon remains, we see also an additional bit of neon reading Tiger's Bar.   But we also see a large Singh emblem is part and parcel of that new bit of neon.   Is this the name of the bar, or is this a Singh promotion?   You decide.
  SOI  COWBOY  

            The Suzie Wong is open, and and are back to their rock-'n-rolling ways (as of this last Saturday).   'Nuff said....
  SOI  COWBOY  

   NANA  PLAZA
             Last month we said of Bubbles sudden reopening : "We suspect this is just a part of an elaborate game of Musical-Chairs, so let's wait and see how long they stay open...."   Well, guess what?   They have closed again.   Musical chairs continues....   We'll keep an eyeball peeled, and get back atcha.
- File photo        
  NANA  PLAZA    

             As renovations to Jail Birdz proceed - day-by-day, month-by-month, inch-by-inch, we see that some additional progress has been made - this month the sign has been put up.   And we have to admit - classy....
  NANA  PLAZA    

            The NEP's own Spankys is not the only Spankys - you'll find another on Soi 13 and another on Patpong 2 (no relation, however).   Nor is it the first 'Spankys' - the original Spankys (Bar Beers 1, then 2, then 3) at Asoke Corner ran from September 2001 through December 2004.   The NEP's Spankys moved into the then vacant Three Roses digs in March 2003.   Nevertheless, it is the best Spankys ....and don't take our word for it....
The System works...
A GO-GO, SHOWS, ...SPANKINGS

  NANA  PLAZA    

   SOI  NANA
            The brand-new Relax Time Foot Massage & Thai Massage has opened up between Hillary 2 and the Heidelberg - on that side of the Soi.   May they continue to slip 'n slide....
  SOI   NANA   

            It looks like the Naughty Girls won't be coming out for the next round.   Sometime between last month and this, someone threw in the towel.   A favorite of many long-time residents and frequent visitors.   Ashes to ashes, so be it....
- File photo        
  SOI   NANA   

            The mostly ignored sign at the Soi 4 entrance to the Rajah Hotel compound could use an update or two....
  SOI   NANA   

   SOI  KATOEY
            The Sphinx has commenced their interior renovations - however the front verandah will not be closed during these renovations.   Keep on rollin'.
SOI  KATOEY  - (SILOM  SOI  4)

   SOI  22

             The Holiday Inn's indoor-outdoor Bangkok Betty is a rockin' concern on the weekends - we saw nearly a hundred revellers who had poured out into the driveway last Saturday night.   They were listening to a live rock band - who knew their licks.   More and better and faster and stronger....
SOI  22 - (Sukhumvit)

             The Bit Style Massage has bit the dust.   They were located on Soi Starlight - having opened only this January, their flame was neither bright nor long....
SOI  22 - (Sukhumvit)

             One of the stranger Japanese hybrid Nitespots, Girls Restaurant Bar Pasela, has opened on schedule.   As mentioned last month, part restaurant, part karaoke, part bar, and part beautiful girls.   Let the good times roll..   Located deep in the Soi, near New Cowboy Bar.
SOI  22 - (Sukhumvit)

             The Momiya Jasmine Massage has reopened. (They have a bad habit of closing if they are short of customers later on in the evening - without notice - giving the impression to late passers-by that they have gone out of business.)   Keep on keeping on.
SOI  22 - (Sukhumvit)

             The Wild Orchid Massage 2 has taken over lock, stock and Tiger Balm, from the previous Waew's Massage.   Wish them luck as they cast their lot with the other two dozen massage parlors on that Soi.
SOI  22 - (Sukhumvit)

             The Po Massage - the one in Soi Starlight - has closed.   It's sister Po Massage just around the corner on the main Soi 22 is still open, however.
( No Photo Available )
SOI  22 - (Sukhumvit)

   SOI  DEAD  ARTISTS
               The Renoir 2015 opened as scheduled, and we have to say, it is looking good.   We were curious about the name of the Venue - as it included the year, '2015', (the original Renoir's full name was "Renoir Club 1841").   Was it possible there was a link between the old and new Renoirs?   So we went ahead and asked - the answer was that one of the original group who owned the Renoir Club 1841 is the owner of the new Renoir 2015.   (For you historians, the original Renoir Club 1841 was Soi Dead Artists seminal bar, having opened in 1987.)
SOI  DEAD  ARTISTS - SOI  33

               The Ocean complex is open.   This is in spite of what you or I may have heard to the contrary.   Two days ago I walked inside - just to dispel the rumors.   Of course, if the owners were to ask me for my advice, I would make note that they should be open every day, and the place should look open, - with lights on and other things.   But they haven't asked me, so I will say nothng....
SOI  DEAD  ARTISTS - SOI  33

               Bistro 33, located deep in Subsoi 5. was closed when we passed by early on the weekend.   There was no sign saying that they would be back soon, or other.   Further, it was entirely dark, no security lights, or security staff around.   I call that "Closed".   RIP.
SOI  DEAD  ARTISTS - SOI  33

               The Blue Heaven has nailed up some new neon, more in keeping with it's Nippon clientele.   We note also that the 3rd Floor Ikeman 33 has disappeared from the signage above....   May they find greener pastures....
SOI  DEAD  ARTISTS - SOI  33

               Joy was closed - yes, again.   Keeping track of them is hardly worth our while...
- File photo        
SOI  DEAD  ARTISTS - SOI  33

   SOI  AMBASSADOR  
                The big news on Soi Ambassador this month (and we mean physically very BIG) is "The District".   Take the relatively new Azura Loungebar, and add to that the very new Q up, and add to those two the very new The Vault Speakeasy Club, and then add to that a previously unused section in the back of the old Q Bar, and put it all under one roof (figuratively speaking) you will end up with The District Music United.   Awesome - may the fates deal them all aces and faces.





SOI  AMBASSADOR   - SOI  11

                The Kawinya Massage located in the passageway at the Ambassador Hotel has changed hands, now becoming the Nuan Massage.   Welcome to the wolfpack.
( No Photo Available )
SOI  AMBASSADOR   - SOI  11

   QUEEN'S  PARK  PLAZA
               A rainy night temporarily cleared the decks in the QPP.   But after the shower, the nightcrawlers were to return with their usual zeal.
  QUEEN'S  PARK  PLAZA -   SOI 22

   SOI  EDEN  
            The Magic Table has a brand new front deck and facade.   Looking good.   May they persevere.
SOI  EDEN -  Soi  7/1 Sukhumvit

   SOI  TWILIGHT 
            Mario Massage has closed.   Should this be a temporary condition, we shall duly report next issue.
- File photo           
SOI  TWILIGHT



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A PAGE FROM Bangkok's NIGHTSCENE HISTORY....

 20 YEARS AGO  :

July

With thanks to Cool Text - cooltext.com

Bangkok Eyes goes back in time to see
Who was new - And who was through
in the Expat Night Entertainment world.
How many of these old 'oases'
do you remember ?

Patpong I

    *  The upstairs Pantera Rosa discontinued hanging out it's additional sign which read La Panthera Rose.   It's sign on the Soi Bookstore entrance remains "Cassanova".   There is currently no Nitespot at this location.



Patpong 2

    *  The long-standing Rififi Bar A Go-Go closed it's doors for good.   In it's heyday, it was one of the top bars on Patpong II, however in latter years, it had become run down and had been given the less-than-flattering, but nonetheless appropriate nickname of "The Riff-Raffi".   These digs now home to Club Electric Blue.



Soi Cowboy

   *  No changes that month / year.



Nana Plaza

    *  The once popular Mon Cherie Music Lounge Go Go Bar closed for good.   It would become the Play Skool the following month.   Play Skool is still at this location.   We wonder; is Play Skool having a 20-year anniversary party?



Soi Katoey (Silom Soi 4)

   *  No changes that month / year.



Buckskin Joe Village (~ July 1988 - 9 July 2006)
(Also known - originally- as Tobacco Road or Soi Rot Fai or, 'The Tracks', and later as Machim [Thai] and Soi Zero)

   *  No changes that month / year.








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GRAFFITI IN THE NEWS

Graf found on Historic Buildings
GRAFFER THROWS UP ON OWN HOUSE


Two 'historic properties' in downtown Mansfield, Texas, the Farr Best Theater and the 99-year-old J.H. Harrison House, were recently discovered to be covered in graffiti.   The graffiti read, "Poor City Services", "Wong Town" and "Don't Shop Mansfield".   But the nature and content of the spraycan messages didn't point to gangs or to the usual neighborhood taggers.


And by coincidence, the only two facilities that got tagged were both owned by Charles Morales, who had a history of complaints against his home city.   (The city's 'revitalization' program recently completed the widening of Kimball St, which cut off the front of another of Morales' properties, making it notably smaller.   And, significantly, at that time he threatened to demolish the two selfsame historic properties).

Also, in that the two historic properties had the same graffiti messages, it was apparent that it was done by the same person.   Mansfield's Mayor David Cook noticed the graffiti on the Harrison House first, as it was directly across from his offices, and, all things considered, it took him about two seconds to figure out who was the culprit.

He approached owner Morales, who freely stated, "Yeah, I done it.   Iím not going to promote Mansfield if they arenít going to help me.Ē

Come to find out, Morales is somewhat upset (yet again) with the City of Mansfield in general, and more than a little upset with a self-named Mansfield organizing body called "Discover Historic Mansfield" (DHM).   His two main gripes are the commencement of construction of an outdoor ampitheater at a nearby and objectionable (to him) location, and the DHM, who currently leases his Farr Best Theater.   He claims Felix Wong, who is Treasurer of DHM as well as the City Planning Director, was responsible for stripping out all the antique light fixtures and tearing out all the original posters at his Farr Best Theater at the time of recent renovations.   The theater is currently a popular 'live performance' Night Entertainment Venue.

Morales, by way of retaliation, plans to close both the Farr Best theater and the J.H. Harrison House and will use them for storage.   As Morales has broken no laws, this will be their fate - unless a very unlikely negotiated settlement is reached between Morales and his two arch-enemies, the City of Mansfield, and the Discover Historic Mansfield 'committee'.





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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 Bhumipol'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
- 2001 -
20 NOV ( The Seminal Emails )




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