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01 November 2019
William R.  Morledge

November's Nightlife News
Bangkok's Bars - 20 Years Ago  
A Smile in the Land of Smiles.
Reader's Corner: The 'Ginza Effect'
Bangkok's Graffiti Update  - #164

            t would be folly to mistake Bangkok's new Patpong Museum as just another excursion through A Go-Go bars of past times.   Patpong Road's newest addition to the Nightlife Scene is a tour de force, historically speaking, of the Patpongpanich family and their influence on Bangkok's early and recent development - literally putting Bangkok on the World Map.   A most unlikely history unfolds, from the area's earliest beginnings as a banana plantation, to the Patpong family's singular, pivotal influence in the creation of Bangkok's Central Business District ...and then, in the middle of all that, the spontaneous eruption of the most notorious Night Entertainment Capitol the world would ever know.   The Patpong Museum will be an eye-opener to new arrivals to the Kingdom, as will it be to the jaded 'Old Hands' who think they 'know Bangkok'.

            The plot of land, the banana plantation, was purchased by Senior Patpongpanich in 1946, just after the war.   The potential : connecting two main arteries, Silom Road and Surawong Road, was not lost on him, and he went to work networking his many local and foreign wartime contacts; convincing them that the area was ripe for development as a centralized business district.   And it is fair to say the success of that budding Business District growing up in and around Patpong Road was no accident of fate - it was a direct result of the Patpong family's commercial instincts and perseverance.

The very first ticket to the Patpong Museum (and the Patpong Museum Passport).   A collector's item...

               And this growing centralization of international and local businesses, of course, attracted a commensurate number of restaurants.   One of those restaurants, Mizu's Kitchen, commenced construction scarcely a decade after the Senior Patpongpanich purchased those banana plantations.   Mizu's opened its doors to the public for the first time in 1957 in the new 'Patpong Road'.   But what differentiated Mizu's from the others is it became a 'meeting point', or as Bernard Trink would say, 'a Constellation', of expats in the community, eventually becoming the ad-hoc 'go-to' place for foreign correspondents.   -Some crediting Mizu's as the birthplace of the Foreign Correspondents Club of Bangkok (FCCT).   As a result, Mizu's would stay open long hours after the closure of the airlines and banks and other offices in the area.   And Mizu's 'till-late success' was not lost on other intrepreneurial types - soon a number of 'lounge' bars began to open in Patpong Road.   Mizu's is credited with being 'the match that lit the torch'...

A life-like full sized "A Go-Go dancer".   One of several realistic '''hologram-type''' displays.   There is much more to see here...

            While the Business District continued to grow in Patpong and the Surawong - Silom Road areas, the Night Entertainment Scene grew like mushrooms after the rains in Patpong 1 & Patpong 2 Roads.   And what a mix - this unique combo of Business Center / Entertainment Center became a 'magnet' - drawing in foreign businessmen, journalists, remnants of the OSS and its follow-on organizations, overseas construction workers on work breaks, US soldiers on R&R, the onslaught of European sex tourists...   And along with this group of strange bedfellows and one-off characters came the visiting entertainers, sports figures and movie-makers...   And, inevitably, the histories, the stories, the legends and the myths would build, one on the other - all of which 'History' will remember collectively as "Patpong".   There is absolutely no way, not in a million years, this website can do justice to this grand story of light-and-dark, this kaleidoscopic microcosm called Patpong.   The best we can do is visit, once again, the Patpong Museum and take up where we left off last time, searching out the 'jewels' we missed last visit.


            If we are to make a single recommendation on the Patpong Museum, it would be that anyone interested in Bangkok's broader, comprehensive history should pay a visit.   This would include a mandatory visit by those visiting Bangkok for the first time.

There is a story that goes with the vivacious smile of the Pink Panther dancer - in the 1980's the young lady would dance and jump around (really dance - as in days gone by), eventually causing a wardrobe failure, which she would pretend not to notice for a while.   A crowd-pleaser to say the least.

An entire wall of Bernard Trink's Nite Owl columns (1986).   A lot more to be seen at the Museum.   Take your time - read at your leisure...

The iconic Grand Prix neon (real neon!)....   We also miss the Amarit beer...

A reproduction of the Deer Hunter poster - in Thai !

Nope...   We won't be able to reveal what this is all about....

...Just in case you forget where you are....   An authentic reproduction of a Patpong Road sign.

*  "It's a gas, gas, gas" -Jumpin' Jack Flash
                  -The Rolling Stones


November's Thai Smile is a quick study...

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   Quite a series of write ups in your "Bangkok Eyes".   I haven't been down in Honolulu's Chinatown at night and have rarely been back in years.   My understanding is that it's now a sleazy place, lot of drugs and taken over by the homeless at night with it's share of problems.   The Vietnamese of Honolulu that had many of the business's for the last 30 years, except for the Bars, back in the 80's now want out and pretty much have abandon it as they have aged and the attachment to the homeland faded.   My (Vietnamese) wife goes maybe once a month and says it's a sorry place, all the people she knew that used to go are no longer there or favor Ala Moana or other spots, says nobody there is making and money.

   While I was in Honolulu, friends from our years in Viet Nam during the '60s & '70s gave me the 'Cook's Tour', during which I took a lot of photos (some of which appear in my Chinatown articles this month and last).   On first take, I had no intention of doing an article on Chinatown, because I wasn't going to be there long enough to get to really know what was going on.   (-I recall our days in Viet Nam during the war when US Congressmen would come to Saigon and spend three days (only in Saigon), then go back to the US as instant "experts".   We used to call them the "Three-Day Wonders".   So, I didn't want to be a '3-Day Wonder' writing about Honolulu's Chinatown.)   But because my friends are Honolulu residents since the '80's, and knew the area, I was able to get at least some general idea of the comings and goings in Chinatown and its history.   I also spent many days on the Internet researching Chinatown - mainly to avoid (as much as possible) screwing things up with inaccuracies.   Your input on Chinatown is most relevant; I wish I had more time to discuss with you while I was on Oahu.   Not coincidentally, a couple of areas (subjects) I stayed away from were the 'homeless problem' that you mentioned (which is bad in some parts of Chinatown) and the Vietnamese community of Chinatown (which I would have loved to write about, but I knew there was no way I could do a decent job in the time I had).   Thanks for writing in.

   We went to see Deep Throat at the Risque Theater in the 70s...

   What better way to celebrate Old Chinatown than this?

   Your Chinatown piece last month was tops. I saw your reference to "Jake", did you also reference the movie classic "Chinatown"?

   At the very bottom line in the article we did pay homage with the actual quote...
    It is disappointing about Bangkok's disregard for us, we who built them.   I have been going to BKK since I was in my 20's, before the new stupidly large 'Airport-With-Mass-Confusion'.   -And its just not a good airport to relax before a flight, once you get there...   BKK used to be a very friendly place, and was cheap.   Now they have placed themselves at Tokyo rates; and the little brown shaved rats are nowhere near what Japanese girls are.   And in Japan you don't get sick.   Now it seems one cannot take a holiday to Bangkok without an 'interruption' of some kind, be it holiday closures, rip offs or being drugged.   What a shame.   But maybe another country will take their place.   Living in Japan I can see most of Asia, and be just as relaxed.   While an exciting and, yes, cheap place is needed, most who go to Bangkok surely have the money - they just do not want to feel cheated.   Unless Thailand sees this, they may find themselves just a maid for other Asians and Arabs.   Well, just venting, but I know you live there and may deeply disagree.   I can understand that.   Either way, I'm not old yet and will give BKK another shot, and spend too much money, but it is a break from work and drama here.   Hope I'm lucky, and there are no closed days (for holidays).   Once again, have a great weekend.

      "A long time forgotten" (1975 to be exact) - way before the commencement of this website - I and fellow street-crawling flat-mates prophesied the end of Bangkok as we knew it.   (Those years now wistfully remembered by many as 'Bangkok's Golden Years'.)   Our prophesy was summed up as "The Ginza Effect".   It meant, of course, comparing Tokyo's riotous Ginza just after WW-II with the Ginza of today.   The short-take: today's Ginza has gone way 'Uptown' and has become unreasonably expensive.   Ditto, Bangkok, since the end of the Viet Nam conflict.
         While they yet exist (in ever-shrinking numbers), gone are the days when A Go-Go's, and 'Steam-and-Cream' massage parlors, and lounge-bars, and 'freelancer coffee-shops' ruled the day.   Now we are inundated with Pubs and 'Clubs' and discos, and open Bar Beers, and single-shophouse specialty massage parlors, and bar-restaurants and Pool / Sports Bars.   Now we have black-suited, hard-eyed bouncers with military brush-cuts outside -and inside- Nitespots (where none were, or are, needed), and snooty 'up-market Clubs' with dress codes.   And we need not belabor endlessly the disproportionate rise in the prices of absolutely everything.   Yes, this is the anticipated, inevitable, dawning of "The Ginza Effect".   And we who have elected to stay are 'living it'.   The overarching adage prevails,  "The only 'Constant' is 'Change'."

   READER :   
      We hear elsewhere that the Queen's Park Plaza is closing.   Your website, however, not only hasn't reported this yet, but it seems to us you are implying it might not close.   While we hope you are right, is there something you are not telling us?

   MIDNITE HOUR:      
      Well, first a bit of background.   During the Viet Nam War, each Headquarters had a fictitious and most facetious 'Section' called 'Rumor Control'.   Its function and effect was to put a lid on the never-ending stream of Bullshit that passed through channels as supposed fact.   Our old issues of Bangkok Eyes used to have a section inspired by this tongue-in-cheek 'Rumor Control' called: Rumor of the Month - Where there's Smoke there's Mirrors'.   See a facsimile below...

Rumor of the Month

Where there's

'Rumor' is defined as "no-fault confabulation, chain-reaction speculation...."    Nevertheless MIDNITE HOUR again presents the most outrageous / prevalent rumor to cross our desks this past month:

      We discontinued our Rumors section for two reasons : the first being - many misread our monthly rumors as 'fact' - and caught us up on our 'error', pointing out that our 'fact' didn't come true (...really).   The second reason was the equation hasn't changed - exceedingly few rumors do see the light of day, and as an historical news site, we didn't want to get into 'Speculative Journalism', even by implication or misunderstanding.   As to the Queen's Park Plaza "closing" rumor, when we see the 'closing' notifications being nailed up, we will report on those signs.   When we see all the bars close, we will report that.   When they tear the place down, we will report that.   As we are wont to say, "A good rumor and 65 Baht will get you an iced coffee at the Thermae".
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.

'Reader's Corner' moderator -

'Boge' Hartman
Historical Research
*   Zootramp Publications


Let the November 2019 Follies  begin-

            It was a big night out on Patpong 1 on 1 November (and we couldn't miss the party...).   Exactly 50 years ago, the Madrid opened its doors to the public.   And not only is it the oldest bar on Patpong 1, it has had but a single owner, Khun Daeng.   May they be good for another 50...
      Khun Daeng, the ever-cheerful 'Matriarch' of Patpong 1's oldest bar was there to greet 'old hands' and new.   Daughters Khun Janie and Khun Annie, both 'dressed to the 9's', were also an integral part of the ongoing celebrations.


            Two ghouls staked out the entrance to King's Castle 1 on Halloween.   The King's Group always has great Halloween participation...

            Superboys closed its doors (for good?).   Leaving, now, none of the 3 boy-bars originally opening on Patpong 1.   Begs the question, are they going to move to Patpong 2 in the largely gay Suriwong end?   A wait and see item...

            Although it looks like they are trying to get it together for some kind of an opening, Flares is not open.   If they do eventually open, we shall shout it out...

            The 2nd level Powerpuff Girls Bar has opened in what was a rip-off bar called Pussy Magic.   Remains to be seen what kind of a bar Powerpuff ends up being.

            The Patpong Museum opened, softly, on 28 October 2019.   And it was much more than we at MIDNITE HOUR anticipated (see our lead article above.)   Although all will enjoy (guaranteed...), those with a penchant for 'the historical' will spend long hours and several visits there.   A perfect place start off with those curious out-of-town visitors who are pestering you to 'show them the Bangkok Nightlife'.

            The Triple XXX Lounge opened in what was, historically, a number of successful A Go-Go bars - the most recent being the Electric Blue.   Opening night was packed, and the line-up was worthy.   The interior much the same as the Electric Blue and the Rififi before it.   May they continue to rock 'n roll...

     The Door Art Of The Month goes to Triple XXX Lounge this month - a balance of everything - lighting, signage, and a sense of 'energy'.


            It looks like the Nitespot replacing the now-relocated Sahara will in fact be called Oasis.   What is still up in the air is the modus operandi.   It looks like they may open sometime before December...

            For some, this will be the first look at Nana Plaza since the removal of the awnings in front of the ground-level bars (now not needed with the new overhead roof).   What haven't been removed are the raised platforms and the 'fences'.   Perhaps when the fire department comes around again in another ten to fifteen years, they will raise the usual complaints of accessibility & egress (in the hypothetical case of a fire)...

            The 4 Bar has closed, and renovations are proceeding rapidly on what will be, well, something different.   We will keep an eyeball peeled and get back atcha.

            The King Indian Night Club, located on the 2nd level of the Rajah Hotel outbuilding, was closed down (again).   We'll check back, and provide our 'update' -if there is anything to update- but the prognosis is dire...

            G's Bangkok has stood the test of time, and remains the most popular spot on the Soi for the growing number of non-gay patrons.   Must be the good food, good beer.   May they persevere...

 SOI  22  
            The Footjoy House has replaced the Miss Beauty, which replaced the Miss BS, which replaced the Miss BJ - all in about 4 months.   Someone is not his / her "Business Plans For Dummies"...   We wish them good luck - they obviously need it....
 SOI  22  

            The Lan Massage is the latest Nitespot to find its way into Sub-Soi Titanium.   Welcome them to the slippery slope.
 SOI  22  

            The Yuuka Snack Bar (Japanese 'Snack Bar', not Western...) was closed down tighter than a tsuzumi drum when we passed by the other evening.   We'll check back again, but it looks like it's 'sayonora'...
 SOI  22  

            The diminutive The Flower Club, usually with a cat asleep on one of the tables, looks to be closed down for the long haul.   Located in Sub-Soi Starlight.   Greener grass, ladies...
 SOI  22  

            Last month we noted the Market Rooftop had opened, finally answering what sort of a Venue it was going to be.   This month we stopped up to sample the wares - and we were surprised, not once, but a couple of times.   First, it was not on the 2nd level as we had thought : it was on the 3rd level (after a Herculean stair-climb).   Secondly, it was literally on the roof... (what were we thinking?).   It was half-under a rooftop 'awning', and half-outdoors, and had three kiosk outlets - two for ordering food, one (a counter bar) for ordering drinks.   Pick up your order and seat yourselves (waiters/ waitresses were hard to find).   A DJ corner (no DJ, no music)?!   It was decorated throughout in a faux-graffiti motif - most eye-catching.   May they persevere.
 SOI  AMBASSADOR  (Sukhumvit Soi 11) 

            Replacing the Spice Bar & Restaurant on the 2nd level above The Australian is the brand new Bafros Bar & Lounge    Welcome them to the neon circus...
 SOI  AMBASSADOR  (Sukhumvit Soi 11) 

            It looks like the Liquid Elephant and Soul Salt will be replacing the Cordonnier and 'The Bar Upstairs', both having closed a couple of months ago.   Located next door to Apoteka.
 SOI  AMBASSADOR  (Sukhumvit Soi 11) 

            We don't normally comment on 'restaurants', per-se, but should you find yourself on Soi Ambassador wandering between bars -and feeling hungry, the pizza at the Cantina can't be beat.   Peroni craft beer by the glass...
Good Pizza !

 SOI  AMBASSADOR  (Sukhumvit Soi 11) 

            Nutz & Booze, the tiny bar beer adjacent to the Baan Beer closed temporarily last month, as Baan Beer busily usurped half their real estate.   Never mind, they have reopened yet again, just a little bit smaller than small...   Welcome back to the fray...

            The White Bar, closed last month, has sprung from the crypt, and has rolled out the red carpet once again.   While looking good, it doesn't have the same 'look-and-feel'...   New owners?   Hmmm....

            The Mask Tattoo, a multi-purposed Nitespot, has opened up next door to Po Massage and Teen (massage) deep in Soi Dead Artists.   May they keep on keeping on (doing what ever they do do...).
 SOI  DEAD   ARTISTS (Sukhumvit 33) 

            A for-the-archives pic for Daisy Dream, a rather-Japanese-priced massage parlor located in Sub-Soi 3.
 SOI  DEAD   ARTISTS (Sukhumvit 33) 

            The Down Under was decked out for Halloween a day or two early...   We've been noticing this at several locations - is Halloween going to keep stretching until it becomes another Songkran holiday?   (Don't get us wrong, we are NOT suggesting this...)
 SOI  EDEN  (Sukhumvit 7 / 1) 

            The Pickled Liver Pub is not 'dead', in spite of the many eyewitness reports...   We have noticed snail-paced progress this last month in the renovations - they put up some of the electrical wiring...
 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 I
November 1999

   *  The King's Castle II reopened after a month's renovations.   It is still at that location today.

Patpong 2
November 1999

   *  The tiny second-level Pou-Pee closed its doors for good.   It was located above today's Bangkok Massage.   No Nitespot exists at the Pou-Pee location today.

Soi Cowboy
November 1999

   *   No changes that month / year.

Nana Plaza
November 1999

   *   To make it official, the second level Hollywood Stars added "Bar" to their signage.   Today Angel Witch occupies those premises.

Soi Katoey
( Silom Soi 4 )
November 1999

   *  Film Mix reopened for business that month.   Today those digs are occupied by Bas Living Room.

   *  The other half of Rome Club closed (the remaining half on the right-hand side going in).   Today those digs are occupied by The Balcony.

Buckskin Joe Village
(~ December 1988  to  9 June 2006)  -dates corrected this month
(Also known -originally- as Tobacco Road or Soi Rot Fai or, 'The Tracks', and later as Machim [Thai] and Soi Zero)
November 1999

   *   Som's Place Beer Bar - CLOSED -
   *    U & I Bar - REOPENED - after a brief closure.
   *    Turtle Bar - NEW - next door to Species Bar & Internet.

Washington Square
(~ April 1999  to  April 2014)
November 1999

   *  The Cat's Meow - NEW - in the ex-No Probl'm bar digs. -

"Clinton Plaza"
(Was ''Entertainment Plaza'')
[ ~February 1999  to  June 2003 ] (Dates corrected this month.)

November 1999

      *   Saloon Bar - NEW    - 2nd Level - Main Building-  
      *   Bill's Bar (no sign) - NEW     - Against main bldg.-  
      *   Yahoo Bar - NEW    - Against main bldg.-  
      *   Lek's Boozer - CLOSED    - Against side wall - move next door to 13 Night Market.-  

''13 Night Market'' Entertainment Area"
(Was 'Old Thermae Compound')
[ April 1999 - March 2005 ]  (dates corrected this month)

November 1999

      *   Arcadia - CLOSED
      *   Rib Shack - CLOSED
      *   Lek's - NEW (from Clinton Plaza - no sign)


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         Last month we noted we would be covering the graffiti murals of Honolulu.   The murals shown here are part of a graffiti beautification program taken up by the Honolulu Municipality, which was a part of a larger program to revitalize the old downtown areas (primarily 'Old Chinatown' and surrounds) .

         A 'graffiti beautification' program sounds like an oxymoron, but Honolulu's Powers-That-Be decided to flip the paradigm - using graffiti murals to draw attention to the otherwise drab and (historically) notorious Night Entertainment Area and surrounds, (instead of writing-off graffiti as a plague-of-vandals).    They called it "Graffitification" - a portmanteau of Graffiti + Beautification, of course...

         -And the system worked...   The Old Chinatown area has seen a number of old historic buildings become 'heritage sites' - brandishing their own bronze plaques and an 'Historic Area' complete with 'tour walk' plans.   Additionally, the private sector is gradually moving back in, opening new Nitespots and restaurants.

         Old Chinatown (at least some parts of it) are coming back to life - (to include the 'Nitelife Scene').   Goes to show you never can tell...

         Below are additional samples of the graffiti murals of Honolulu.

Bangkok Eyes is an historically based news outlet, and as such, all graphic excerpts herein are considered, under current legal precedents and
prevailing interpretations, 'Fair Use' under Copyright Law.   Copyright of any original artwork and photographs resides exclusively with the creators.

With thanks to Cool

Graffiti #1130
Tree Spirit
5 ft high x 3 ft

Graffiti #1131
Crop Top
6 ft high x 9 ft

Graffiti #1132
Shining Through
5 ft high x 3 ft

Graffiti #1133
White Dalmatian
6 ft high x 12 ft

Graffiti #1134
Braidz 'O Black
6 ft high x 13 ft

Graffiti #1135
Flower-Power Zero Zero
38 ft high x 38 ft

Graffiti #1136
The Eyes Have It
11 ft high x 10 ft (central pic)

Bangkok Eyes is an historically based news outlet, and as such, all graphic excerpts herein are considered, under current legal precedents and
prevailing interpretations, 'Fair Use' under Copyright Law.   Copyright of any original artwork resides exclusively with the artists.

Bangkok's original site !

Graffiti Page is prepared by Staff Contributor "Boge" Hartman.

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

--- Datzit Fernow

William R. Morledge


"The Archives" - All Our Back Issues Here

- 2020 -
01 JAN -   
- 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 -   

- 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 Decemberes 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 Mile'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 -
JAN -   Buckskin Joe - Initial Survey

- 1989 -
01 JAN -    (Coming Soon)
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