The following reviews are those that I come across on the web, in guide books, from contributors and of course from my own visits. Reviewers may be unreasonably harsh and bar owners may present a rosy picture of their bars...so don't
take everything at face value...go and see for yourself.
Catwalk A-GoGo opened on 5th April at the upstairs Soi 15 venue above New Star A-GoGo. It is part of the Airport group and is a pussy tricks venue for tourists.
Opened on 14th October 2017 at the venue that was most famously Carousel, but later became Dream Club and Maxine's Club. The jury is out as to whether this will turn out to be just a pussy tricks bar for tourists
Review from Dick Farang, October 2017: Pussy tricks are center stage
On Soi Diamond, right of Yes A-GoGo, Center Club (American spelling) has opened at the location that was once Maxine's Club, Dream Club A-GoGo and Carousel A-GoGo.
At first sight nothing in the interior has changed since its last reincarnation. There is still a too large square stage with twelve interconnected chrome poles and there is still double-tier bench seating on all sides.
The air conditioning has seen better days.
Most of the time I was there, there was a boring show by four pussy trick performers who kept their skirts on.
The dancers were more than overdressed, double topped and double bottomed in the most diverse outfits, some of them with camisoles. Most of them were old and most of them were fat to extremely fat. At least some of them were
freelancers (or beer-bar girls on their day off) hired at 500 baht a day.
During the dance stints the music was way too loud.
On the first night of their existence there was already a disgusting cigarette smoke stench. I wonder if their air conditioning was actually running and/or if it has ever been serviced.
The gents is still as cramped as before and there is only one urinal (and one washbasin), no cubicle. A place to avoid when you are suffering from acute diarrhoea.
You only get a check bin at Center Club if you ask for one.
A forgettable experience.
Bottled Heineken 160 baht.
Walking Street: Soi Lucky Star
Thai run gogo once noted for rock music but became a pussy tricks show. The bar moved from Walking Street to Soi Lucky Star in March/April 2016 and closed in December 2018 as the venue became part of a redevelopment project.
The original Champion closed on Walking Street in March 2016 and spawned two new bars, this one on Soho Square, and one on Soi Lucky Star. The Soho Square venue closed in July 2016 whilst the Lucky Star venue continues.
Crazy Russian Girls
(by Soho Square)
East European dancing bar. Opened as Crazy Horse but was renamed to Crazy Russian Girls. Closed in September 2016.
Expensive Russian dance bar originally planned for opening in 2013 on Walking Street but this didn't work out. Now open on Soho Square but had a shaky start for a few days after opening in March 2014. Closed in April 2014. Re-opened in December 2014.
The European, Ukrainian, Russian Dancers and Stuff were very impolite, arrogant and really just care only for money. One kind of supervisor (female) was quite impolite when she asked me to relocate to another place due to some more
people coming in. Later on one dancer came very aggressively to me and I said to her that I am not interested in a dance and she replied that I have to get a Dance because this is a Strip club. Well as far as I am concerned, in a strip club i can choose
which girls I want to have and are not forced into it. And then she demanded some money even though i told her that I didn't want a dance. She tried to grab some money from Shirt pocket but I could prevent it.
She left and the Supervisor (female) or whatever she is came after her to me and like before she was very impolite, arrogant and treated me like shit. She kicked me actually out, which in my view is a total insult. I didn't do
anything wrong. I paid 300 baht for my whiskey and Coke and just tried to enjoy the show.
News January 2013: Re-opened
Galaxy Bar has re-opened along with the Pier Disco after a complete overhaul of thebuilding.
News August 2010: Closed and re-opened
It has been reported that Galaxy has closed for renovation. Back in operation by November 2010.
Lured in by the blondie dancing in the glass cubicle upstairs overlooking the street.
Wandered in.... sat down.... ordered a Heineken - 220baht payable immediately.... Different blondie starts dancing & wigglin her bootie in front of me for few seconds.... holds out her hand & says in no uncertain terms one hundred baht...
It was the manner in which it was demanded. I replied no money have to go to ATM sorry. Blondie looked at me with contempt & spat something along the lines of you have no money go home sleep alone.
Next thing a different girl came along & plonked a small sign on the coffee table in front of me which read something like minimum tip 50 baht & in brackets something like this is only $2 US.
Suddenly my urge to nail a white girl had diminished somewhat & I promptly got the hell outta there.
A few prices quoted or charged in March 2008. Bottle of champagne 8950 Baht. Box of chocolates (Ferrero Rocher) for 1500 Baht. Long time 15,000+ Baht
News Aug 2007: Open
It was reported on
Stickman that Galaxy had closed. This seems not to be the case. (The door was open and people were entering but I wasn't going to look any further lest I get
hammered with a mandatory tip). Girls are now back dancing in the street booth too.
The Glass House opened an upstairs Super Model Show in March 2019. Early repsorts suggest that this proving popular, especially with Asian customers.
Update from Dave, June 2018: Cheap beer no more
I got persuaded to go into the Glass House , not a place I like, the Cheap bottled Beer has gone. Prices now from 150-200b. There were more Girls in there than before and some nice looking Girls, mostly Coyote Dancers, but some
Review from Dave, May 2018: A Lovely new crop
I popped into the Glasshouse last week. I don't like the place it's too Cramped, uncomfortable seats and loud music.
There were 8 Fat and Mediocre Coyote Dancers on the Stage. After about 20 minutes the Girls changed over and there were 3 attractive girls. One was Gorgeous, she had a lovely smile and a fantastic Arse. She was smiling at me and
waggling her lovely Arse at me, only I couldn't see it properly because a Fat Waitress was standing in front of me.
I asked her to move so I could see the Girl and she said did I want to buy her a drink. I Said no I want you to move out of the way. Then a little voice piped up I'll buy her a drink it was my mate Paul, so he got her the Bastard,
but he didn't boom boom her. He must be mad.
Later 6 Bikini Girls came on and they removed their Tops. There was a stunning Skinny Blonde.
Review from Dave, March 2018: 3 Shredded Wheat
Met a Girl I know outside the Glasshouse on Monday evening, Oiy from New Living Dolls. She persuaded me to go in for a drink. It was full of Staff and Dancers from the defunct New Living Dolls.
I found the place to be cramped. There were a few attractive Coyote Dancers on show, but all of them looked as if they had eaten 3 Shredded Wheat for breakfast,
There were 2 very attractive Girls wearing white shorts, where you could quite clearly see the shape of their Pussies and they knew it.
No Draft but all bottled Beer 100b.
Update from Dave, December 2017: Coyote
Glass House was very quiet. There were some nice looking Girls but mostly Coyote Dancers. although later 7 Bikini Dancers appeared who removed their tops.
No Draft, Bottled Beer 100b and Lady drinks 175 Baht. Not much to recommend it, but friendly staff.
Note from Dave, March 2017: Flashy
Be aware that Glass House has flashing lights over the stage.
Review from Dave July 2015: Mostly coyote
I popped into The Glass House on a Wednesday night, quite a pleasant experience.
The Girls were mostly Coyote Dancers, with a few topless Girls. There were some extremely attractive girls on show.
Everyone very friendly.
Review from Berat, May 2015: Prices up but better girls
I was told that the barfine before midnight is 1500 baht. It was 800 baht 1.5 years ago, what gives? After midnight the barfine is lowered to 1000 baht. Still too much imo.
But that is only the icing on top of the cake. Girls ask for upwards of 5000 baht for long time, if I recall correctly it was actually 5500 for long time and 3000 something for short time... You could get so many beach road hotties
for that much money.
Drinks are really expensive, seemed like everything was fixed around 150 baht.
I walked in at 21.45 On may 25th and my bill was numbered 7 . The bar was not crowded at all. I think they are trying to make up for the lack of customers by overcharging everything.
I stayed inside for around an hour and during that time almost nobody came in. Also, this bar has changed a lot in the past 1.5 years. The entire cast of dancers have been replaced with a nicer looking bunch. And the amount of dancers
have been increased as well. The staff doesn't pressure you into buying drinks like they used to do in the past and neither do the girls.
News August 2014: Re-opened
The bar has now re-opened under its original name Glasshouse. It is under new management and now has ownership connections with Wildcats.
The gogo went dark in June 2018 with a notice redirecting customers to Playgirls above Air Port. There's also a bar to rent sign.
Review April 2009: Asians Agogo
The gogo still tries to be both farang friendly and Asian coach party friendly. But on my last visit the bar was pretty near full of Asians looking agog at the razor blades being drawn from a girl's pussy.
One is tempted to be a bit dismissive of such non-erotic shows but the bar surely had more customers than some of the farang oriented gogos in town.
Whilst the bells and whistles shows continue on one stage there is a girl soaping herself in the Jacuzzi. Its not geared up to allow for much customer interaction though.
The beer prices are kept at reasonable levels for the pay as you go farangs with draft at 55 Baht.
It is very much like its sister bar, Playgirls, just down the street but this one is probably the better due to having a few more attractive girls.
Review Oct 2008: Pretty Hot
The bar is pitched at Asian tourists in that there are no drinks prices advertised by the welcome staff who are also there to charge unsuspecting visitors an entrance charge. As always the bar is free to farangs.
But the strange thing is that it is a perfectly good bar for farang customers too. There is a cheap draft beer at 55 Baht albeit in a small glass. The lady drinks are also in line with other bars at 110 Baht.
There are some pretty dancing girls and they are happy to pop over for a chat. No undue hassle and I had a perfectly pleasant stay.
There is a bells and whistles show but it is at least simultaneous with a pretty girl soaping herself in a Jacuzzi. The shows alternate with dancing and the girls just dance 2 songs. No sooner did my drinking partners say I go dance, and she
was back by my side.
Probably mostly down to my pretty hostess, but I well enjoyed my visit.
Review Jan 2008: Not Recommended
Entrance 600 baht + 1 drink free. Girls were taller and more beautiful, only topless. but the girls were more demanding and ripped off about 1000 baht from us. I don't recommend this place to anyone. seating arrangements too were poor.
Review Dec 2007: Schizophrenic
The new layout of the bar is the fashionable white theme complete with Jacuzzi. The bar have recruited a few pretty girls to take good advantage of the shower show.
However the bar is still persisting with the bells and whistle show. But the focus of this is a stage towards the back of the bar.
On my visit though, the bar had not yet succeeded in attracting people to watch the shower show. There was just me enjoying the pretty girls of the front stages. A coach party of people were crowded around the old stagers doing their bells and
whistles thing on the back stage.
It was fine by me!
Update from Ray, Nov 2007: Renovated Hot Girls
The bar's had a makeover rather similar to Noi's and is much improved.
The front stage has replaced by seating which has all been upgraded to comfortable white benches and there are now two smaller stages in the middle of the bar, one for dancers, one for the shower show.
The rear stage still has the occasional bells and whistles show.
Worth a look.
Review May 2007: Off the Radar
The bar seems to warrant hardy a mention in the Pattaya forums so it was time to go and take a look for myself.
The bar is long and very narrow with a couple of side stages on opposite sides. Some seating affords very poor viewing of the stage.
There were about 20 girls of which at least one was katoey. They weren't a bad looking crew. Three were dancing on the first stage and more dance on the second stage if there are enough customers to move down into the seats overlooking that stage.
Perhaps the most striking reason for the lack of farang comments is that most of the customers are Asian. It seems that bells and whistles shows identify that a bar is targeting Asian customers.
There is a menu card on the tables that advertises fixed rates for bar fines, rooms and short time rates for the girls.
Didn't spot anything bad about the bar...it is just that there are so many better bars nearby.
On Walking Street someone stuck a Buy 1 Get 1 ticket in my hand outside a new place called Moulin Rouge. It is a new bar with Russian girls .
I went up the stairs and into a very dark red room with around 8 Russian dancers, 5 Thai bartenders and me as the only customer. I sat down to watch the dancers and ordered one Heineken.
2 minutes later the waiter came back with a bill of 260 Baht!! and insisted I paid it before I could get my beer. Anyway I paid the bill and got my beer, and found out that the Buy 1 Get 1 ticket I received 4 minutes ago outside their door,
was no longer valid.
After 5 minutes a pretty rough looking Russian dancer came over and started crawling on me. No thank you, I only want to sit and watch the show . She snarled at me and told me the rules said you cannot refuse a dancer and you must pay her
some tips. You can only tip 100 baht, and its better when you tip more than one bill .
I got up, got out, and left the nice Russian girl with my 260 Baht Heineken.
200 Baht may be waived for customers arriving independently of touts
Review from Dick Farang, July 2017: The 3m high club
Air Port Club on Walking Street being closed until 27th July 2017, the greeters try to persuade patrons to climb the stairs to Playgirls upstairs.
This long narrow venue has one very long stage in the middle with an unused jacuzzi behind it and very high bench seating on both sides.
To my surprise the place was full.
The dancers, most of them double-topped and double-bottomed, but also a number of bikini-clad and some topless ones, where doing the Pattaya shuffle until two pussy-trick performers replaced them. The dancers I have seen were varying
from very mediocre to extremely ugly. However, they were all but shy and eager to get some 20-baht notes in their bras and pants (front and rear).
BEWARE: bottled Heineken 185 baht.
Review April 2009: Playaway
The bar targets Asians and East Europeans with a mix of gogo and unerotic shows with darts and whistles etc.
There are no welcome signs suggesting prices as no doubt there is a cover charge including first drink for some whilst farangs breeze in unmolested for the normal pay as you go price structure. The draft beer was reasonable at 65 Baht.
The bar is narrow with central stages, two dancing stages and a Jacuzzi. The naked girl was soaping herself throughout and the dancers were bikini clad.
The girls were friendly enough and would pop over to inquire of your birthplace. But they weren't hasslesome if you preferred to be left alone.
In fact a perfectly decent sort of small bar with many of the usual gogo entertainments.
There was one tiny little almost insignificant problem though...the girls were well below Walking Street average.
Review Sept 2008: Pleasantly Surprised
I was rather suspecting a bar that was a bit more hardened to fleecing the bells and whistles crowd but the bar was not such a lost cause.
The steep steps up to the first floor bar wouldn't survive health and safety rules in Farangland. They are pretty unattractive as aesthetically too.
But inside the bar is bright and attractive along similar lines to Airport below.
There are 3 stages, 1 is for gogo, the other alternates between gogo and bells and whistles shows for the tourists. In the centre is a Jacuzzi complete with a a suitably soapy girl. There are no seats near, so no chance of any hands on fun.
All drinks prices are reasonable and the standard for the Nui's group bars. So no premium to watch a show you didn't want to see in the first place.
The gogo girls were a little reluctant to take their tops off and there are none of the the cuties that are reserved for downstairs duty at Airport Club.
I spoke to a couple of the dancing girls and it made for a very pleasant couple of drinks. They were not pushy and were charming hostesses with plenty of tales from a longish gogo careers.
Rocket A-GoGo upstairs on Soi Diamond seems to have taken a change of direction. The previous manager Kuhn Artit has moved on to Gamebird 2 on Soi 15. The bar has now become a bells and whistles show targeting Asians and East European couples.
The welcome staff signs for cheap drinks have vanished so presumably the drinks prices have inflated somewhat. Draft beer is 110 Baht and bottled beers are 130 Baht.
The bar seemed to have more customers than in its previous incarnation so must be doing something right.
Review by Mr Mats Oct 2008: Rocket Play
I found a new place for me, Rocket GoGo.
Seated beside the jacuzzi I found two pretty girls and I could play with them too. Very friendly and the service staff were nice to me - an old man from Europe.
Draft bear 40 bath before 22:00 and 55 after.
Review Sept 2008: One Fatal Flaw
There are many good things to say about the bar, particularly for a Thai run bar.
Drinks prices are good and there is a little hassle from the girls or staff. All the usual gogo entertainments are there including the almost inevitable Jacuzzi.
There seems just one thing missing, pretty girls!
Getting customers to upstairs bars is always difficult but its seems that getting the girls to climb the stairs is nigh on impossible.
Review by Fontok, Feb 2008: Nicely Laid Out
Rocket Club A-GoGo is situated upstairs on Soi Diamond
Access: They have chopped off the last few yards of the beer bar below to make an entrance lobby. Go upstairs (usual steep thai steps). The gogo is on the first landing. If you go further up, you could find the room(s)
for gogo girls that are too tired and need to take a rest...
The Bar: Nicely laid out with good bench seats round the edge and tables with chairs. About 8 girls on stages, while two girls were washing in the Jacuzzi. Appears the changing rooms must be small, so they had to wash in
Drink prices were sensible and sticky signs round the top of the mirrored walls with the "price list". Draught Chang was 55 Baht.
Smokers: They have realised bout the new No Smoking Ban and have converted one of the men's toilet cubicles into a Smoking Room (or so the sign on the door says).--- quick thinking that! Well done, even though I am not a
Yes, I will go back and give it another go. May not be many girls there yet, but some friendly and I am willing to follow up their approaches... I think the BF was 600 Baht, which is pretty standard these days. Did not have the time to find of what
the girls wanted... Most seem fresh from the countryside, or so their dancing skills told me (I was taught about reading dance skills a long time ago from an ex-gogo girl in Bangkok).
Review from Bob, Feb 2008: More of the Usual
Entrance is narrow staircase right before Paris a Go Go . The, what has become usual, interior for new go go's - stage for 4-6 girls, jacuzzi, comfortable seats, etc., etc., etc.
Line up was less then spectacular.
You really have to question the wisdom of someone opening a new go go on the second floor as the season winds down. Even many of the ground floor go go's can barely get more then a handful of customers these days.
Previously Bells & whistles show bar which ran between Nov 2006 until May 2008. Reopened as more traditional GoGo on 28th January 2010. but it didn't work and was closed by May. Now serves as an upstairs bar for Windmill.
Many, if not all, gogos charge higher barfines on what they consider special days. Every bar has a different definition of which days are special though. And some special days are even more special (expensive) than others.
The reviews are those that I come across on the web, in guide books, from contributors and of course from my own visits. Reviewers may be unreasonably harsh and bar owners may present a rosy picture of their bars...so don't take
everything at face value...go and see for yourself.
Nudity cannot be guaranteed and whenever the Pattay police are on the prowl the girls cover up. Closing times are sporadic depending upon local enforcement. 3am or 4am is now the norm.
Anyone with Middle Eastern or South Asian dark skin should be aware that they may receive a rather negative welcome. 90% of gogo bars have unspecified entry restrictions which can be hard to tie down as different people have had
different receptions. Unwelcome faces will be told at the door that the bar is suddenly a members only club. Discriminatory maybe, but it is for real, it is based on experience, and it is supported by those who care about the welfare of the girls.
Just a couple of times people have had a bad experience in a bar which is perhaps the fault of an individual employee rather than bar policy. More often then not, the bar would be more than happy to deal with offsite problems even when
it is not strictly their problem. To try and be fair to the bars, offsite complaints about employees can only be considered for inclusion if they have first been presented to the bar involved.