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01 May 2023
William R.  Morledge

May's Nitelife News
A Smile in the Land of Smiles.
Reader's Corner:   Khao San - History Recalled
Traces of Our Past  -  Petchburi Rd. On The Rise
Bangkok Graffiti  - #202 - Graff's Dark Side
David Walls - RIP

            Nitespots of a temporary or semipermanent nature built on lands destined for redevelopment have been a significant - if lesser feature of the Night Entertainment landscape since the 1980's.   Knowing the land they stand on will be redeveloped sooner or later, these 'opportunistic' Nitespot Venues are usually 'beer bars' but can include restaurants, massage parlors and even the occasional A Go-Go or karaoke.   Follows is a brief history of Bangkok's opportunistic Night Entertainment Areas.

             SOI ZERO ~1988-2006 (Or Soi Rot Fai, Tobacco Road, Soi Machim, or Buckskin Joe Village)
            In 1987, Tobacco Road was a dirt path following the railroad track through the slum and past the Tobacco monopoly, reaching from Sukhumvit to Rama IV roads.   A year later, there were a few clapboard noodles & beer-type shacks wedged between the dirt trail and the railroad tracks at the Sukhumvit Rd end - and somehow, they began attracting farang custom.   By the end of 1988 there were more than a dozen of these clapboard bar beers; reaching a unique, dusty, noisy “critical mass”.   As the shacks were on State Railway property, and literally within arm's reach of passing trains, the Night Entertainment Area moved a few meters to the West, under the Motorway overpass, and into semipermanent allotments (see map).   It was during that period the 'dirt path' was paved, becoming Duang Pitak Rd.   By mid-1990 there were 24 Nitespot Venues open for business.   The land was eventually reclaimed by the City in 2006, many Venues seeking other temporary lands within the city.

             QUEEN'S PARK PLAZA ~1998-2020
            In 1997, Queen's Park Plaza was yet another vacant property, a victim of the economic crash.   However a year later, temporary beer bar shacks started appearing,   A couple of years later, the landowner decided to upgrade the compound, constructing semipermanent structures for use by bar owners.   Queen's Park Plaza was reclaimed by the landowner just prior to the Covid pandemic, many of the bars relocating to the newly opening 7 Center Point bar area at Soi 7.

            CLINTON PLAZA - 1998 - 2003
            In 1998, an abandoned bank stood between the old Thermae massage parlor and Ruamchit Mansions (hotel).   Behind the bank was a large unused warehouse which became an ad-hoc parking lot.   Those using the parking lot observed that a number of shack-style bar beers began appearing between the derelict bank and the warehouse.   The area quickly became a Night Entertainment Area, to include several A Go-Go bars.   As is the case with many of the opportunistic Nitespot Areas, there was much squabbling and legal jockeying when it came time for the landowner to reclaim the land for redevelopment.   The last bar finally abandoned the premises in June of 2003.   Many of the bars relocated across the street to the new Sukhumvit Square Night Entertainment Area - yet another opportunistic Entertainment Area.

            SUKHUMVIT SQUARE - 1999 - 2003
            The large unused piece of land on Sukhumvit Road at Soi 10 proved to be too tempting.   -At the end of 1999 entrepreneurs began putting up lean-to shops - calling the area "Thai Help Thai" (a reference to the push for economic recovery after the 1997 crash).   One of those lean-to shacks was the Sweet Home Bar - and little did they know what they had started...   Two years later the compound had approximately 100 small to medium sized venues of many sorts, to include a few permanent structures - and 60 of those venues were Night Entertainment Venues.   By that time the area had been officially named Sukhumvit Square.   In the middle of the night, 26 January 2003, a raiding party of men in paramilitary uniforms ushered in heavy construction equipment to level the area, destroying all the bars and other shops.   Behind the assault was the owner of the land, Chuwit Kamolwisit, the military mafia and some elements of the National Police.   The outrageous gestapo tactics made world news and the legal fallout lasted years (and is still ongoing).

            COWBOY ANNEX - 1998 - 2005
            Prior to the 1997 crash, the existing buildings at the corner of Sukhumvit Road and Soi Asoke 21 (continuing through to Soi 23) were torn down in preparation for a redevelopment project.   The project was halted by the 1997 crash, leaving a huge area of undeveloped land.   By 1998, the area accessible from Soi 23 became an ad-hoc parking lot, and the area at the Sukhumvit-Asoke intersection saw the erection of a few temporary bars and outdoor restaurants.   Later dubbed Cowboy Annex (see map), the area went 'viral' - new bar beers appearing every month.   By 2003, the Night Entertainment Area had over 40 Nitespots.   However, the land being prime Sukhumvit Road property, the land owner revived development plans at the end of 2004.   -And the owner, carrying an armload of legal documents and accompanied by police, forced the opportunistic bar owners out at the beginning of 2005.

            EASY SQUARE - 2003 - 2005
            Located deep in Sukhumvit Soi 22, it was originally called Nam Thip Square due to the restaurant of that name which sat adjacent to the square.   The land was scheduled for redevelopment, the deep piling already completed, when they went broke.   Not surprisingly, entrepreneurial beer bars began popping up.   The Easy Square Night Entertainment Area lasted only two years, due to the planned restart of the development project.   Once all the bars were destroyed and the rubble cleared out (2005), the redevelopment project went broke again - and the land went unused for several years.

            SUKHUMVIT 1 PLAZA - 2004 - 2007
            Sukhumvit 1 Plaza Night Entertainment Area was actually a multi-storey building across the street from Soi Zero Night Entertainment Area at the top of Sukhumvit Soi 1.   The bars that opened there were a mix of new Venues and old - having come in from other Nitespot Areas that had closed down.   In mid-2006 rumors began circulating that the building owner was going to close down the Night Entertainment Area, remodel and re-purpose the building.   And this he did in December 2007.

            13 NIGHT MARKET - 1998 - 2005
            Built atop the rubble of the former Thermae Coffee Shop, the 13 Night Market originally opened in 1998, but 'went cold' while the next door Clinton Plaza see-sawed through it's ups and downs on its way to close down for good.   The 13 Night Market re-launched in 2003, quickly reaching 'Critical Mass' as a stand-alone Night Entertainment Area.   Several of the bars moved in from the next door (then defunct) Clinton Plaza.   The owner / developer closed down operations at the end of February 2005 (one bar stayed open until 1 March to give away all the beer not already imbibed).   The closing of the Nitespot Area sent bar beer operators scurrying to find new / inexpensive Nitespot areas.


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David Walls RIP

      It has come to our attention that David Walls, friend and longtime neighbor recently passed away.   Many knew him as owner/ operator of the several 'David Bars' in Nana Entertainment Plaza, his most popular bar being Voodoo.   His last rites were held at Wat That Thong.   God speed, Old Son...



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   READER :     
      Thanks for an interesting retrospective & update on Khao San Road.   Having done more than one stopover in my earlier years, I doubt such a complete history exists anywhere.   But on your otherwise great map, I noticed a couple of duplications.   I see two 'Roccos' and two 'Empires'.   Just thought you might want to correct your map for future references. .... ....
      Thanks (to you and a couple others) for writing in on this, however, there are actually two Rocco's (Rocco & Rocco Bar) as shown on the map and the photos above.   The 'Empire' story is even more unusual, there are a number of shophouses mid-road with 'Empire' signs of various home-made construction.   Due to space considerations, we did not publish the Empire Venue photos.
   READER :     
      I hv not seen a historical coverage of Khao San Road before, much of interest.   However you only glazed over a couple of the shadier areas in its history, the first and most obvious was Khao San Road was the place to go to seek out marijuana, back when it was still illegal of course.   It was also notorious for backpackers who, having run out of money, would go to sell their passports, then go to their embassy claiming it was stolen.   And similar scams, although you did mention about being able to buy military ID cards, and whatnot.   Keep up yr good works.
      We indeed should have included both items you mention.   Thailand and Laos had always been a source of cannabis, and from the 1960's onward Bangkok became an ever more popular cannabis destination (our earlier reference to the 'Hippy Trail').   By the time Khao San Road had gotten into full swing in the 1980's, it was arguably as well known for cannabis as Marrakech, Goa and/ or Kathmandu.   Also, Khao San Road was, as you have stated, a 'Grand Central Station' for scammers (and the scammed).   One of the more popular games (still going on today) was the, "Could you help me out?   I lost my passport (or travellers' checks, etc). "
            MIDNITE HOUR:   
The 'Ngam Dupli 27 Bungalow' - Soi Ngam Dupli / Soi Sri Bumphen area - 1974
        A regular contributor to this site forwarded the above out-take from a 1974 clip - reminding us that in the pre-Khao San Road backpacker days many of the 'guesthouses" were called 'Bungalows' (as would be found on Koh Samui, etc).   It wasn't until the Khao San Road era in the 80's that the term "guesthouse" became the ubiquitous label, very few still using the term 'bungalow'..

   READER :  
What’s the best way (specific) to find a holiday girlfriend in Bangkok?

Bangkok Eyes has found out the hard way that making such specific recommendations does not work out.   In the past we have made recommendations to visiting friends - many of whom we had known for several years..   On occasion, they were disappointed with their experiences, and were quick to criticize.   So, of course, we have ceased offering recommendations.
To our personal friends we now say (off the record), "We'll show you where you can enjoy yourself, but we can't enjoy it for you."   Best of luck on your holiday.
Thanks for reading and for writing in.
Don't hesitate to send your questions and comments - always welcome.
Note: Letters may be edited for brevity and/ or clarity.
'Reader's Corner' moderator -

'Boge' Hartman
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Let the Follies begin-

    Vol. XXXII      No. 05
                           Bangkok,  01 May 2023                         
   Free Distribution

       The Happy Bar opened last May, but they were slow getting any neon up displaying their name.   We had been calling it 'Happiness' based on a conversation with the manageress.   Let the train roll on....

       It appears that the crackdown on the "Black Pagoda" group of bars has gone from bad to worse since our initial report last month.   Our current end-of-month survey reveals that the Patpong Museum and Delaney's have also been closed.   This is of particular interest in that both of these Venues were only tangentially involved with the Black Pagoda group through a second company.   These two venues, as well as others in the Black Pagoda group now have notices taped to their front doors forbidding the unlocking (or opening) of the Venues.   The complete listing of Venues currently closed by the crackdown on Patpong 2 Road is as follows :
         *   Black Pagoda
         *   Club Black
         *   Triple XXX Lounge
         *   Bar Bar Fetish
         *   Patpong Museum annex -3rd Level above Bar Bar.
         *   The Strip Bangkok
         *   Patpong Museum
         *   Delaney's

Visitors to the Patpong Museum are greeted with the above, announcing a 'temporary' closure.

This notice on Delaney's was identical to the notices taped to the doors of several of the closed-down Venues.   The translation reads, "Do not unlock (or open) before obtaining permission.   Please contact (the numbers shown)."

       The Cozy bar opened newly this last month in single-shophouse slot next to Delaney's.   Welcome to the nightfollies...

       The New Screw Boy opened in the previous Screw Boy digs, which closed December 2020 due to the Covid pandemic.   We wish them constancy...

            The Lucky Star Long Gun has been open for some time, but they have only recently turned on the heavy-duty neon.   One more photo for the archives.

            The Bunny 2 has recently opened in the just-closed Blondie.   May Bunny 2 be dealt all aces and faces...

               The Success Bar is the latest to open in the Swan group complex at the Soi 6 cut-out.   Swan has had a difficult time getting a viable Nitespot up in running at this location.   Let's just see what the fates have in store...

            Soi Katoey (Silom Soi 4) is running on all cylinders.   All Venues' status quo ante, and maintaining decent crowds.
 SOI  KATOEY (Silom  Soi  4)

 SOI  22  
            The Bunny Bangkok Massage has reopened in a new location on Subsoi Hana (located just past Marriott Marquis Hotel).   May they continue to slip and slide...
 SOI  22  

             The Sup Naree located inside the Honey Plaza compound has opened its doors once again.   Hopefully they will be able to remain open - time will call the tune...
 SOI  22  

            Panacea is the newest Club to open on Soi Ambassador.   Located deep in the Soi, on the left as you're going in, the first Nitespot to occupy that real estate..   May that candle continue to burn...
 SOI  AMBASSADOR  (Sukhumvit Soi 11) 

            The Wanwilai Massage & Spa opened newly in the previous Niraon Massage (closed 2 months ago).   Located at the back of Soi 11/1.   Rub-a-dub-dub.
 SOI  AMBASSADOR  (Sukhumvit Soi 11) 

            Finch has opened at the tail end of Soi 11/1 as it exits onto Soi 11.   Welcome to partytown...
 SOI  AMBASSADOR  (Sukhumvit Soi 11) 

            Tewley Cocktail and other temporary structures across from the Ambassador Hotel / Wine Connection have all but been demolished.   By the time you read this, there will be nothing standing - it will be a barren field.   The perplexing part of this land-clearance exercise is they also removed the two-storey corrugated iron construction laborer's dormitories(?)   Below is the "Tewley Cocktail Group" in happier times...
 SOI  AMBASSADOR  (Sukhumvit Soi 11) 

  7  CENTER  POINT  -  (SOI  7  PLAZA)  
(And the Soi 7 Bier Garten)
            Although we saw no closures or new openings this month at 7 Center Point Night Entertainment Area, we note that the Drop In Bar has done some sprucing-up, to include some new neon.   May they keep on keeping on...

            The Club Gems Lounge Bar & Karaoke has opened up between the Aurora Nuru Gel Massage and the Pho Massage deep in the Soi.    Welcome to those big city nights...
 SOI  DEAD  ARTIST (Sukhumvit Soi 33) 

            A "For-The-Acrhives" photo update on the Nippon-oriented Jasmine Club Snack Bar Karaoke, located in Subsoi Pan Pan.   We took note of the "Only Drink and Karaoke" sign - it seems they "get their kicks above the waistline, Sunshine"...
 SOI  DEAD  ARTIST (Sukhumvit Soi 33) 

            Soi Eden (Sukhumvit Soi 7/1) has a brand new pool bar - so new it doesn't yet have a name.   The proprietress promised they would have a sign soon...   Welcome to these streets of shame...
 SOI  EDEN  (Sukhumvit 7 / 1) 


Traces of Bangkok's Early Years

      Bangkok Eyes goes back to August of 1966 for an overview of Expat Night Entertainment in Bangkok.   We note a more rapid ramping up (more new Venues) in Petchburi Road due to the R&R program associated with the conflict in Viet Nam and Southeast Asia.

      August 1966 saw the Salem Bar open newly on New Petchburi Road near the Thai Heaven club.   It was a combo Restaurant and Hostess Bar (more than 100 hostesses).   Their 'Salem' sign boosted directly from the cigarette of that name - their motto, "Play It Cool".
August 1966

       Mickey Curtis was Japanese-English, born in Japan.   He was a renown actor, singer and TV celebrity - which accounts for his great popularity with the Japanese tourists and residents in Bangkok.   He toured internationally with his rock band 'The Samurai' (changed to Vanguards for Thailand) for 5 years, eventually returning to Japan to produce music.   In 1966 Rama Hotel changed their Entertainment Venue name from Tropicana to Ramayana, as above.
August 1966

       The directions "for taxi" say the L'amour was located kitty-corner to Channel 7.   We place this (tentatively) on Pahonyothin Road near Suan Jatujak Sunday Market.            August 1966

      New Petchburi Road (Petchburi Extension) was rapidly becoming the primary Entertainment destination for the U.S. military on R&R from Viet Nam.   The New San Suk Service was one of the several 'fishbowl' massage parlors to open there at that time.             August 1966

      Of all the "stars" performing above, only Rie Tanauchi continues to shine.   She is known more for her stage and film performances, in both Japanese and American productions (usually having a dancing part).   It would have been a treat to see her perform at the Sani Chateau (Gaysorn Night Entertainment Area).             August 1966

      It is said that 'Timing is Everything' - and by way of confirmation, the opening of the Tuck Bar & Coffee Shop in the recently refurbished New Nana Hotel couldn't have been more timely.   The Ra Jah Hotel was taking in R&R arrivals, so the first Nitespot the G.I.'s would come to of any merit would have been the Tuck Bar & Coffee Shop.   And if that weren't enough, in another two months, both the Grace Hotel Coffee Shop and the Thermae Coffee Shop would open - both within walking distance of Tuck.   All three Coffee Shops were, during those years, the most active, most popular of the 24 hour "meat markets".
Soi 4 Sukhumvit  -   August 1966

      The Florida Turkish Bath & Massage was yet another 'steam & cream' fishbowl massage parlor to open on what would soon be called the "Golden Mile" of the Petchburi Extension.   (-An Entertainment Area stretching roughly from Soi 3 to Soi Ekamai).         August 1966

      The Sunya Onsen Turkish Bath was a combination Barber Shop and Turkish bath (a common combo in the 60's and 70's).   It was located near the Sipraya Road intersection with New Road.
August 1966

      The Hi Brows were a Maori group out of Aukland, and were popular in the 1960's.   Their routine was singing, comedy and a little tap dancing.
August 1966


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                  Northridge, California, April 27, 2023 - The Los Angeles Police Department revealed that four men were shot while removing gangland graffiti from an icecream shop on Vanalden Ave in Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley.   One person died, two were seriously injured and a fourth was released with minor injuries.

      According to the Northridge Ice Cream shop owner, two of the men entered his shop volunteering to paint over the gangland style graffiti on the exterior walls.   The owner gave them some paint, only to hear gunshots outside a short time later.

      Some CCTV footage was made available, identifying a white sedan.   To date no arrests have been made, and police are requesting witnesses come forward to assist in their investigation.

                        Full story: Mercury

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"The Archives" - All Our Back Issues Here

- 2024 -
- 2023 -
01 JAN -   2022 - The Awakening
01 FEB -   2022 - A Go-Go AI (Is You Is?)
01 MAR -   2022 - Movies 1966
01 APR -    Khao San Road Today

- 2022 -
01 JAN -   Omicron - a "Big Deal" ?
01 FEB -   Omicron Milder, Stable
01 MAR -   Bangkok Nitelife rebounds
01 APR -    Covid High amid Reopenings
01 MAY -    Pub Crawl - In The Time of Covid
01 JUN -    Nitespots Fully Open
01 JUL -    Thailand Reopens
01 AUG -    Nitespot Maps Update - Post Covid
01 SEP -    Royal City Avenue on the Mend
01 OCT -    W District - After COVID
01 NOV -    Talat Noi - Chinatown Graffiti
01 DEC -    The Godfather Crucible
- 2021 -
01 JAN -   Covid surges - Nitespots hit
01 FEB -    CoV-19 Vaccine Delay - Bars in Tatters
01 MAR -   CoV-19 Vaccine here - Bars reopen
01 APR -    Covid stable - Travel eases
01 MAY -    Covid 3rd Wave bashes Nitelife
01 JUN -    Nightlife Dark Ages Continue
01 JUL -    Covid Worsens - Lockdown widens
01 AUG -    Covid-19 Skyrockets - Blanket Testing
01 SEP -    Covid-19 Cases down - Nitelife ailing...
01 OCT -    Covid Cases Down 60%
01 NOV -    Covid Eases, Hopes Rise
01 DEC -    Covid Eases Again - Nitelife Restarts

- 2020 -
01 JAN -   Soi 7 "On The Map"
01 FEB -   Soi 33's Dead Artists - RIP
01 MAR -    Queen's Park Plaza gone
01 APR -    Coronavirus Crunch
01 MAY -    Coronavirus Ebbs
01 JUN -    Coronavirus is killing bars
01 JUL -    Coronavirus now rare
01 AUG -    Thais curb Coronavirus
01 SEP -    Covid blockade foils 2nd Wave
01 OCT -    Coronavirus vs Coronaphobia
01 NOV -    Trink Passes On
01 DEC -    Soi 8 Survives
- 2019 -
01 JAN -   Soi 71 + "W District"
01 FEB -    Back to Soi 26
01 MAR -   Soi 1 & Soi 3
01 APR -    Mizu's of Patpong
01 MAY -    Mississippi Twins
01 JUN -    Gay Patpong ? -Twilight Gone
01 JUL -    Bars - 50 Years On
01 AUG -    Soi 8 Reviste
01 SEP -    Copyright & the 'Net
01 OCT -    Historic Honolulu - Chinatown
01 NOV -    The Patpong Museum
01 DEC -    Queen's Park Fades - Soi 7 Opens

- 2018 -
01 JAN -   The Pub Crawl
01 FEB -   Bobby Passes On
01 MAR -    Nana - The Plaza - The Soi
01 APR -    Soi Dead Artists - Downsizing?
01 MAY -    Soi's 5, 7, 7/1 Eden
01 JUN -    Soi 24 - Going Nowhere
01 JUL -    Street Bars - They're Back
01 AUG -    Udorn in the 60's & 70's
01 SEP -    Potpourri - Odds 'N Ends
01 OCT -    Khao San + Rambutri Rds.
01 NOV -    Night Market Sri Nakarin
01 DEC -    Soi 23 - Running Hot
- 2017 -
01 JAN -   Soi 22 - the Survivor
01 FEB -    Hua Hin Nights
01 MAR -   Hooking-Up
01 APR -    Soi Than Tawan
01 MAY -    Our Saloon-Count Surveys
01 JUN -    Soi Bua Khao
01 JUL -    Soi 8 - Work In Progress
01 AUG -    NO PHOTO (more or less)
01 SEP -    Stickman Calls 'Time'
01 OCT -    Sweet Black Angel
01 NOV -    Thai King At Rest
01 DEC -    The Dark Arts

- 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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