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01 March 2021
William R.  Morledge

March's Nitelife News
Bangkok's Bars - 20 Years Ago  
A Smile in the Land of Smiles.
Reader's Corner: 'Tahitian Queen Reopens'
Bangkok's Graffiti Update  - #177
            As Thailand and the World are experiencing what appears to be the downturn of the Coronavirus - concomitant with the commencement of CoV vaccinations, we at Bangkok Eyes will attempt to assess 'realistic expectations' on the functional reopening of Bangkok's Night Entertainment Industry, and the reestablishment of a viable level of tourism.
Patpong 2 Road's Crown Royal was an'early opener' on the easing of Government restrictions on Night Entertainment, 23 February 2021.
               The widespread vaccination of populations of various countries (to include Thailand) will not alone bring about the reopening of international borders, the functional restoration of our tourism, or the full reopening of the Nightlife scene.   Firstly, the execution of vaccination programs globally will take several months, during which adequate quantities of vaccine will be able to be produced and distributed - and then administered (usually over a one-month period).   Vaccinations will be only the first step toward the return to any semblance of "normal".   There will be other hurdles to clear before we can once again enjoy free travel.   First, and foremost, the world community will need to come to agreement on which vaccines are internationally acceptable, and which documents will be internationally recognized as proof of vaccination.

            The Thai Government's partial easing of restrictions on 23 February 2021 has allowed the Night Entertainment Venues (bars, karaokes and massage parlors) to reopen and serve alcohol, while limiting their hours of operation.   Certainly a positive step toward a 'new normal', however little if anything is gained if tourism (the source of customers) has not been restored.

            While tourists are actually starting to return to Thailand, the numbers are so low as to be insignificant.   Firstly, tourists are still required to spend 2 weeks in quarantine - at their own expense.   Secondly, there are a number of requirements that must be met by a prospective UNVACCINATED tourist prior to travelling to Thailand.   The below listing is typical of what a person would be required to do prior to travel : -
*   A valid visa must be obtained.   (As per normal requirement.)
*   It appears there is no requirement for life insurance or accident insurance.
*   Covid-19 Insurance will be required for the entire length of stay in Thailand. This can be obtained on line, starting with contacting the Thai Government websites.
*   A Certificate of Entry (COE) must be obtained through the Thai Embassy / Consulate prior to travel.
*   A valid negative Covid-19 test result is required, taken less than 72 hours previous.
*   A Fit-To-Fly chit or document from a competent medical authority must be in hand prior to boarding the aircraft.

         Note: This is 'typical' for unvaccinated travellers to Thailand, and requirements may vary from country to country.   It behooves the prospective tourist to Thailand to investigate thoroughly the Thai Embassy / Consulate website, inquire at your proposed airline, and be aware of any 'home' Government restrictions.

            There is currently no equivalent 'typical' checklist for vaccinated tourists coming to Thailand.   There will be a requirement, of course, to show proof of vaccination.   Proof must be of an internationally recognized format - which to our knowledge, has not yet universally been agreed upon.   (Note: we have earlier suggested the simplest solution would be continuation/ re-use of the old standard yellow WHO International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis.)   It is anticipated that over time, the list of hurdles to be cleared by vaccinated persons prior to travel will diminish - most likely the 'quarantine period' will be the first requirement to be reduced or disappear altogether.   It would be an unrealistic expectation that restoration of a healthy tourism - and therefore, a healthy Nightlife Scene - could be realized before August 2021.   Those vaccinated persons planning to travel to Thailand will, likewise, need to keep abreast of the now-rapidly changing requirements while obtaining visas, booking flights with your airline, and any travel restrictions at your point of departure.

            Note to prospective tourists to Thailand:      Currently, wearing of masks is generally required, however social distancing is only moderately adhered to.   Freedom of movement, without curfew is in effect, although Night Entertainment is currently required to close down at 23:00 hours.   Alcoholic beverages are now allowed to be served in both restaurants and bars (since 23 February 2021.)   Vaccinations for non-Thai nationals is reportedly available in Bangkok at selected hospitals.   The price for the series has been given at Baht 2,000.
Coronavirus Overview
01 March 2021
      This March Bangkok Eyes continues our ongoing review & analysis of trending global figures, to include Thailand - touching on several 'typical' individual countries.   For purposes of comparison, this month, as in months past, we are updating data for the same countries previously reported.

      In follow-up from the last two months, we are providing updated graphs on Sweden.   Sweden is useful as a 'benchmark' when analyzing trends in new infections and deaths because it has never implemented isolation as a remedy, but rather it has employed common-sense social distancing and masking.   It becomes immediately and painfully apparent that 'isolation' protocols for the reduction of the Coronavirus do not produce superior results.   The unintended consequences of 'isolation', as virtually ALL the evidence of the past year shows, is economic disaster.

      As in preceding months, Bangkok Eyes continues our ongoing review & analysis of the global figures - and those 'typical' individual countries whose accurate record-keeping and implementation of internationally recognized precautionary and medical treatment procedures provide meaningful trending data :

      As the above upsurges and declines are recent, we have used both 'new case' and 'death' data to best illustrate the actual trending by the most accurate and visually observable means.      Bangkok Eyes has reproduced the above information as a public service - this information is readily available to the public on the Internet and through other sources.   This information is not to be construed as a prediction, or an estimate, or a projection relating to changes in the prevalence of the Coronavirus, either as to length of time, location or severity.

Charts sourced from and W.H.O. data.

             *We note the local Thai Night Entertainment Areas are open and doing reasonably well, as, of course, their main source of custom is not foreign tourism.   (Examples of local Thai Nitespot Areas: Sri Nakarin South, Soi Thonglor, Soi Udomsuk, Soi Ekamai, RCA.)


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Furniture and fixtures removed, lights out, door locked.
   READER :  
      By the way, the owner of (Name Withheld) wants to tell you his bar is open.   You said they were closed, but if you had entered inside you would see they are open for business.   He says look inside before you publish on the Internet that they are closed.   Just passing on a message buddy.

         We appreciate your advising us on the status of that particular bar.   In these last two months, where many bars and other Night Entertainment Venues were opening a-la 'speak-easy', it is understandable that those bars would be operating 'lights-out'.   Recently, we have received a number of bits of feedback from other Nitespots advising us, likewise, that they were in fact 'Open' when we had reported them as 'Closed'.
         However, we at Bangkok Eyes had long ago been warned of just such reports by none other than Bernard Trink, who decades ago grew weary of bar owners coming back at him with such claims, and claims of how successful their bars were, when it was plainly obvious this was not the case.
         As a result, particularly during this time of the Pandemic, Bangkok Eyes is extremely careful when reporting that bars have closed - we take particular note of those bars which are very obviously closed, padlocked and dark - and have not left any sort of a "Be Back Soon", or "Staff Holiday" notice, etc.   Out of self-defense, we have taken to snapping photographs of the closed bars for our records.   On receipt of communications from bar owners claiming their bars were somehow really open, we offer to send them copies of our photo.   We of course, do not hear further from them.
         Our advice to Nitespot owners : if your Venue is not open, and you haven't gone out of business, (and yes, you are a 'business') - we kindly suggest you do as any barber shop, restaurant or jewelry shop would do - tape or staple a simple sign in the window or on the door advising of your return.   That way, any of your regular customers, or for that matter, us, coming by will know that you have not gone out of business.   Really, wouldn't this be something bar owners would insist their managers do as a matter of course?
         Above, see a sample photo of the bar you mentioned as 'Open'.   Had we not used a flash, the area would have been in darkness, the door not visible.   In no sense of the word, would one call this Nitespot "Open" - the furniture and wall fixtures removed, door closed and locked with items stacked just inside preventing access - even if the door wasn't locked, and of course, no sign of staff...   We don't know of any way for a bar to be more closed.   It is not up to the customer to venture inside a darkened foyer to pull on doors to see whether or not an establishment is open.
         Again, thanks for letting us know - and as it would be to their exclusive benefit, we hope Venue owners and managers will take note...
Thanks for reading and for writing in.
Don't hesitate to send your questions and comments - always welcome.
Note: Text may be edited for brevity and/ or clarity.
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'Boge' Hartman
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Let the March 2021 Follies  begin-

               The freeze on Night Entertainment placed on Bangkok and beyond commencing at the end of December 2020 due to the sudden outbreaks of Coronavirus in Samut Sakhorn province and along the Thai-Burmese border was abruptly lifted on 23 February 2021.   (Restaurants and some other venues were allowed to open earlier.)   Many bars were able to open almost immediately (23 -28 Feb), while many others waited until 1 March to reopen.   There were others that would not reopen at all.   
      Due to the number of Night Entertainment Venue reopenings for the month of February - through 1 March, our surveys for the 1 March issue will concentrate on those Nitespots that have reopened - and remain open.    Nitespots that were previously open during February (Bar-Restaurants, massage parlors) which closed during the current (up to 1 March) reporting period are also shown.

            Of all the Expat Night Entertainment Areas in Bangkok, Patpong 1 Road has suffered the worst.   Since the Government easing and reopening of Nitespots on February 23, only the Madrid has reopened since we last posted (left side, accompanying photo).   - Note: The Hanuman Massage remains the only other PP 1 Venue open - as per last month.   We also note that Shenanigans, around the corner on Surawong Rd., has just reopened...)   May they persevere.

             Patpong 2 Road, unlike PP1, is reopening quickly.   The photo below shows some of the 'early openers' (23 Feb - 29 Feb) - Patpong Cafe, the Crystal Palace, and the Black Pagoda (and of course, the Patpong Museum which is still on limited hours, however).   

             The V.L. Gallery Bar Beer, also re-opening right from the git-go, is once again "business as usual"....   We'll be keeping a copy of this pic for the Archives...

             The Triple XXX Lounge is another 'early bird' to get back up to full-steam, dancers once again gracing the stage....

             The The Strip 2.0 and that nameless bar beer next to it, were also early 're-openers', red carpets (figuratively) rolled out...

             The gay-bar end of Patpong 2 (Surawong Road end) is also re-opening rapidly, to include some Nitespots up on The Ramp.

Nitespots that have reopened on Patpong 2 since our last-month's survey (between 23 Feb and 28 Feb) :

*   Bada Bing
*   Black Pagoda
*   Bar Bar
*   The Strip 2.0
*   Triple XXX Lounge
*   Crown Royal
*   Hot Male
*   Triple 888 Massage .
*   Fresh Boys .
*   Three Ladies.
*   Swing Club
*   Qeen 501
*   M Nine Bar Lounge Karaoke
*   V.L. Gallery BB
*   Midnite Bar Beer
*   Chicken Divine .
*   Pinocchio's Club
*   Tavern Two.
*   Old Other Office
*   Top Light Bar
*   (Unnamed Bar Beer)
*   (French Kiss and Le Bouchon -Open since last month, remain open...)

The colorful new signage at the Dollhouse dazzles the eye...   They have just re- re-opened.   Hopefully, with the Coronavirus appearing to be brought under conrol, this re-opening will be the last time?   Welcome back to our new Dystopia...

             The Country Road was one of the 'early openers' on Soi Cowboy (23 Feb - 28 Feb) - and, with the house band cranking on, they looked quite busy...   Rock it up tonite...

About half of the Nitespots that existed on Soi Cowboy prior to the onset of the Coronavirus Pandemic have reopened on or before 1 March 2021 : -

*   Crazy House
*   Spritz
*   Oasis
*   Moonshine Joint
*   Jungle Jim's
*   Suzie Wong Bar
*   Cowboy 2
*   Toy Bar .
*   Penny Black .
*   The Corner Live Music.
*   Country Road
*   Five Star
*   Sam's 2000
*   Sunshine After Skool
*   Dollhouse
*   Baccara
*   @ Corner (King's Bar) .

             Spankys was up and running full steam as soon as the authorities reopened the Nightspots on 23 February.   Welcome them back to the neon jungle.

             The Twister BKK and its little sister Shooter Bar were also early openers.   They are going strong today.   May they continue to prosper as the Night Scene (hopefully) continues to thaw....

Below is the listing of Nana Plaza Nitespots 'inside' and 'outside' (facing the street) that opened on or before 1 March 2021 : -

*   Morning Night
*   Stumble Inn
*   K & S Bar
*   Playskool
*   Shooter
*   New Lollipop
*   Big Dogs
*   Nana Beer Garden .
*   The Balcony Bar .
*   Sexy Night.
*   Spankys
*   Strap's
*   Random
*   Whiskey & Gogo
*   Taxi Bar
*   Enter .

            The Hillary 1 and offshoot Angels 4 (not shown) were the only two bars to reopen on or before 1 March 2021 in the Rajah Hotel 'Broadway' Compound.   Welcome them back to the Follies.

            Soi Katoey (Silom Soi 4) was as busy this month as it was last month - virtually all Establishments remained open.   At the risk of being repetitively redundant, having a 'restaurant licence' (sometimes referred to as a 'day license') would be a wise consideration for any future Night Entertainment business plan......   The only Nitespots NOT to have reopened are :- Adam Massage, the Welcome, the Stranger, the Jupiter 2018 complex, the Eat Drink Man Women, and the upstairs Hugs which is only open half the time in any case....

 SOI  22  
            The Keep In Touch closed last August, due to contractual differences (not Coronavirus), have worked a new deal and are once again back serving cold ones.   They will be having their 'Grand Opening' on 13 March - the word is spreading, they could be back to their usual crowd by then.   Located deep in Subsoi Starlight.

 SOI  22  

            Below are the Soi 22 Nightspots that reopened during the month of February 2021, and are currently still open.   (Not inclusive of those Venues already reported as 'Open' the previous month.)
*   59 Bar
*   Happy Bar
*   Bit Style Massg
*   Love Me Bar & Massg
*   Keep In Touch
*   3-J Bar
*   Hangover
*   J Star .
*   Secret Story Massg .
*   Chaowang Massg.
*   Paradise Massg
*   Exotic Massg
*   Hana Massg
*   Yu-Ka
*   Hang Out
*   Otto Bistro (But not the Bar.).
*   Shag Bar (no sign)
*   (unnamed beer bar).
*   Angel Bar 22
*   Am's Bar
*   Too Easy
*   Double Chill
*   Squeeze Inn
*   Chill Bar
*   No Idea .
*   Siri Massage
*   Bar Black Pinkie.
*   B 52 Cowboy Bar
*   Nang Mery Massage & Coffee

   Below are the Soi 22 Nightspots that closed during the month of February 2021.
*   Anatasia Massage
 SOI  22  

            The Hillary 3 / Climax has closed, and is redirecting their custom to the brand new Hillary 11 (just reopened) located at the end of the Soi.   The question begs.... will Hillary 3 reopen, and if not, where will Climax re-emerge?   (We have the sneaking suspicion the Hillary Group won't let Climax die...)
 SOI  AMBASSADOR  (Sukhumvit Soi 11) 

            Nightspots that re-opened on Soi Ambassador (Sukhumvit Soi 11) between 23 February and 1 March 2021.   (Not inclusive of Venues shown as 'Open' the previous month.)
*   Tewley Cocktail cluster -(3 bar beers.)
*   Hemingway
*   Lotus Massage
*   Grace Massage
*   Baan Phuan Massg
*   Grace Foot Massg & Salon
*   Ava
*   Hillary 11
*   Smile Jasmine Massg
*   Apoteka
*   Baan Thongdee Massg
*   Phoenix Massg
*   Chaba Massg
*   Mon Spa
*   Havana Social
*   P P Bar Beer & Massg / Yadong Potion
*   Wine Connection
*   Score Sports Bar
*   Oskar Bistro
*   Cali-Mex Bar & Grill
*   Pocket Pool
*   Cozy Spa
 SOI  AMBASSADOR  (Sukhumvit Soi 11) 

  SOI  7  PLAZA  
(And the Soi 7 Bier Garten)
            The only Expat Night Entertainment Area that could be considered 'busy' by the end of February was Soi 7 Plaza.   A person entering the Plaza on the weekend would have been walking into a time machine - a large birthday celebration was in progress, and all the bars (that were open) were busy, no one was 'social distancing', and few were wearing masks - it could have been a year ago.
      Only four bars had NOT reopened - Friendly Bar (which had just been taken over by the brand-new Nordic Bar [pics soon] ), the Cho Cho (which had been taken over by the expanded After Sammy Bar), and the Star Bar and Butterfly Bar (neither of which ever re-opened).   Soi 7 Plaza did not only inherit many of the Queen's Park Plaza bars, it also inherited QPP's arrangement with the 'Men-In-Too-Tight-Uniforms' to be able to stay open "'Til Late"...   Gotta let the train roll on...

             Last month, we could find neither hide nor hair of the After Sammy Bar - instead we saw a small (and tempting) Vietnamese restaurant in its place.   The restaurant proprietress confirmed the After Sammy Bar was closed, as did the staff from the Ida 789, just across.   We tried to order Vietnamese food, but the lady said they weren't allowed to seat customers, take away only.   Bummer.   We snapped a pic and wrote it off.   But we couldn't have been more mistaken - this month we returned to find that not only had After Sammy Bar reopened, it had absorbed the real estate of the Cho Cho Bar, installed an airconditioned bar area - and a pool area..... AND kept the Vietnamese restaurant.   Let the good times roll...


            Below are the Soi 7 Plaza Nightspots that reopened during the month of February 2021, and are currently still open.   (Not inclusive of those Venues already reported as 'Open' the previous month.)
*   Lucky Bar
*   Rumors
*   Our Place
*   Together
*   Day & Nice Bar
*   Moonshine Pub
*   Long Shots
*   Leo's Wall (2 locations).
*   Rich Bar .
*   Big B's Bar.
*   D-Nice
*   Heaven
*   Ida 789
*   Drop In Bar
*   Players
*   Beers & Birds
*   After Sammy Bar

   Below are the Soi 7 Plaza Nightspots that opened February 2021 :
*   Nordic Bar NEW.
            Last month we noted that the Honey was renovating in the old Love & Service Massage, and that they would open 'if-and-when'.   Well, if-and-when has arrived, and they are now open for business.   Modus Operandi unchanged.   Located on Subsoi 4.   Rub-a-dub-dub.
 SOI  DEAD   ARTISTS (Sukhumvit 33) 

            The Kiss Japanese Snack Bar has reopened.   Located next to the Pan Pan Italian Restaurant.   Note: Japanese snack bars are not like Western snack bars, they are actually mini-lounge bars - usually with hostesses, sometimes with snacks, sometimes without.   'Snack bar' is just a name they've borrowed...
 SOI  DEAD   ARTISTS (Sukhumvit 33) 

            Nitespots that have re-opened on Soi Dead Artists (Sukhumvit Soi 33) during the month of February through 1 March 2021.   (Not inclusive of Nitespots having opened prior to February - already reported in our previous column).
*  Tsubaki Expatriate Japanese Club
*  Tsubaki 33
*  Kiss Japanese Snack Bar
*  Survey Entertainment
*  Fortune 17 Karaoke
*  Fortune Club Girls Bar & Massg
*  Honey Massage
*  Demonia
*  Hideaway

   Below are the Soi Dead Artist (Soi 33) Nightspots that closed during the month of February 2021.
*   Star Japanese Snack Bar
 SOI  DEAD  ARTISTS (Sukhumvit 33) 

            Regulars will be pleased to know the Wood Bar! special services bar has reopened, and taking in all customers.   Welcome them back to the dark side of Bright Lights, Big City.
 SOI  EDEN  (Sukhumvit 7 / 1) 




With thanks to Cool Text

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 1
March 2001

   *  Club Habanos closed it's doors for the last time.   It was a originally part of Randy's Gold Finger's and was created for connoisseurs of cigar smoking.   (Yes, it was the forerunner of Soi 23's Whisgars - 'Whiskey & Cigars' - also run by Randy.)

   *  The 2nd level Thai Lady Bar became Thai Lady Massage.   It was located above the Thigh Bar.   An unnamed Nitespot of questionable quality has existed there on-and-off for years.

(Total Nitespots that month: 33 )

Patpong 2
March 2001

   *  Up on The Ramp the Cozy Club opened newly that month, having taken over the reins from the James & Vinai Club.   (Yes, the Cozy Club was still Vinai's, and a reincarnation of the old Cozy Club on PP1.)   No Venue currently exists at that location.

   *  Also up on The Ramp the Bé Bé Club Pub & Karaoke closed down temporarily - they would reopen the following month.   No Venue currently exists at that location.

(Total Nitespots that month: 57 )

Soi Cowboy
March 2001

   *  The Love Scene Karaoke closed down permanently, and would later be absorbed by Tilac.   The Love Scene would move to Soi 23, but not as a "karaoke".   The Tilac remains at that location today.
(Total Nitespots that month: 32 )

Cowboy Annex
(Asoke Corner + Asoke Plaza)
[ ~June 1998  to  04 February 2005 ]
March 2001

   *   Tu's Bar & Massage opened newly in the then-just-closed U-Turn.   It was located along the back fence.

   *   The Boomerang having re-opened the previous month, reclosed.   It was located along the side fence.

   *   Friends bar beer opened newly in a previously unoccupied space, behind in the Annex.   It was located along the side fence.

(Total Nitespots that month: 22 )

Nana Plaza
March 2001

   *  On the ground level, Sugar Beat reopened after a month's renovations.   It was a small bar beer located outside Hollywood Rock.   No Nitespot is currently at that location (since the closing of the London Calling).

(Total Nitespots that month: 41 )

Soi Katoey
( Silom Soi 4 )
March 2001

  *  The Tapas expanded - adding another shophouse to their girth.   It was located where Banana Room Club now resides.

  *  Next door to Tapas the 114 Club opened newly.   It was located where today's The Adam Massage is now keeping shop.

  *  The Hyper Space became just Hyper that month.   That real estate is currently occupied by Connections.

  *  The Icon 2000 became Icon 2001.   It was located where 'Welcome' now resides.

  *  The upstairs Om Trance Club reopened.   It was located where today's Hugs Bar - Karaoke now keeps shop.

  *  The Club became The Club Discotheque that month.   That real estate is currently occupied by Jupiter 2018.

(Total Nitespots that month: 16 )

Soi Dead Artists
( Sukhumvit Soi 33 )
March 2001

  *  The Lucky Luciano Club became the 33 Lucky Luciano Club.   It was located at the front of the Peep Inn Park (now S-33 Compact Hotel).   No Nitespot now occupies that space.

  *   The Po Massage reopened its doors after a brief closure.   They remain at that location today.

(Total Nitespots that month: 26 )

Buckskin Joe Village
(~ December 1988  to  9 June 2006)
(Also called 'Tobacco Road',  'Soi Rot Fai',  'The Tracks',  'Soi Zero' & 'Machim' [Thai] )
March 2001

   *   The Last Stand Bar beer bar closed for good that month.

(Total Nitespots that month: 20 )

Washington Square
(~ April 1999  to  April 2014)
March 2001

   *   - No changes that month / year.

(Total Nitespots that month: 17 )

Clinton Plaza
(Originally ''Entertainment Plaza'')
[ ~February 1999  to  June 2003 ]

March 2001

      *   A beer bar (yet to be named) opened between Checkpoint Charlies (Exhibition) and the Wind Mill (Kangaroo).   They were located outside, against the rear of the main building.

(Total Nitespots that month: 21 )

''13 Night Market'' Entertainment Area
(Originally 'Old Thermae Compound')
[ April 2000 - March 2005 ] 

March 2001

      *  All Nitespots - CLOSED during renovations.

(Total Nitespots that month: 0 )


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      A bridge spanning England's M25 Motorway had long been known for the somewhat humorously worded graffiti, "Give Peas A Chance".   All agree that graffiti had been up for a number of years, however no exact date is known, other than by the graffiti artist himself.

      However, recently, (again, no firm date) the old familiar graffiti was painted over by another (or same?) 'artist' - street name : "Helch".   (Or perhaps not...)   The new graff reads, "Thank You NHS".

      Many, including some of Britain's Press, have treated the new graffiti as a sincere expression of thanks to their National Health System.   Many others, however, feel it is a tongue-in-cheek gesture highlighting a bungled handling of the Coronavirus.    ....You be the judge....

With thanks to Cool

Graffiti #1235
Big Po Feet
7 ft high x 16 ft

Graffiti #1236
Star Pagoda
6 ft high x 21 ft

Graffiti #1237
Fresh Gear
7 ft high x 17 ft

Graffiti #1238
7 ft high x 25 ft

Graffiti #1239
Banana Cider
7 ft high x 21 ft

Graffiti #1240
Also All So Easy
7 ft high x 19 ft

Graffiti #1241
Froggie's Friends
6 ft high x 10 ft

Bangkok Eyes is an historically based news outlet, and as such, all graphic excerpts herein are considered, under current legal precedents and
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Graffiti Page is prepared by Staff Contributor "Boge" Hartman.

(Boge's photo, above, is not a graffiti per-se, although there are those who have insinuated....
- Ed)

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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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