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Restaurants closed and alcohol sales banned in the evenings


Link Here31st March 2020
The governor of Chonburi province has ordered all restaurants to be shut immediately for onsite eating and drinking. Only takeaway from restaurants will be allowed. The province includes Pattaya, previously one of Thailand's premier tourist areas now a ghost town because of the virus.

The order - effective immediately - came as a swathe of further restrictions were announced ramping up Phakrathorn Thienchai's response to the Covid-19 situation.

Also closed forthwith are huge tourist attractions namely Sri Racha Tiger Zoo, Nong Nooch Garden and the Four Regions Floating Market.

No one is allowed to bring food and alcohol to consume in public areas - reservoirs were mentioned in the order in particular.

All bars, spas and tradition massage are to remain closed until the crisis subsides.

Furthermore, the governor has also announced that no alcohol can be sold between 6pm and 6am. This is in addition to Thailand's existing laws that only allows the sale of alcohol between 11am and 2pm and after 5pm.

The move to ban the sale of alcohol from 6pm is understood to have been implemented in order to discourage people from gathering in public - which too have also been banned, with group gatherings in parks, beaches and even communal areas of condos now banned.

Beaches remain open during the day but social distancing should be practiced.

 

 

Updated: Closed...

The authorities have closed Pattaya bars as a measure against coronavirus


Link Here17th March 2020
Thailand's public health minister and deputy PM Anutin Charnvirakul has told a press conference that the Public Health Ministry will suggest additional precautions to the government and Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Monday, including the temporary closure of bars and entertainment venues, including nightclubs, concerts, live music venues and other venues where people congregate.

Anutin says these measure would be to help prevent the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus , and would be based on zone-by-zone decisions by the government and coronavirus response teams.

Anutin announced several other measures will be suggested to the PM, to include potential limitation of travel for Songkran and enforced cancellation of private cultural and local festivals.

 

Update: Songkran postponed

16th March 2020. See article from nationthailand.com

A meeting of the Covid-19 Administration Centre, chaired by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, approved a motion to postpone the Songkran holidays from April 13-15 to later dates. The meeting cited the reason of increasing social distance and minimising public movement both domestically and internationally.

The new date for Songkran will be announced later.

On the topic of bar clsoures, the government agreed to close all venues with a capacity for more than 50 people, such as entertainment premises, boxing stadiums, and universities, and the topic will be discussed agaon on 17th March.

 

Update: Closed

17th March 2020. See article from thepattayanews.com

The Provincial Government of Banglamung and Chonburi have ordered, effective from March 18th, 2020, that all entertainment venues must close until March 31st, 2020.

This effects ALL bars, cinemas, sports venues, karaoke bars, nightclubs, gogos, beer bars, massage parlors, Gentlemen clubs, etc. This is regardless of the size of the venue or bar.

It does NOT effect restaurants, malls or shops which may stay open, but must ensure proper hygiene measures and at least one meter between patrons.

The Pattaya News notes this is also NOT a lockdown, people are free to move about as normal.

So now the Pattaya GoGo count stands at zero for the forseeable future.

 

 

Show's over!...

Living Dolls Showcase closes on Walking Street


Link Here14th March 2020
Living Dolls Showcase has closed on Walking Street. Owner Ken has been running the bar for 17 years but is now retiring.

So now there are just 67 GoGos open around Pattaya, and it does not seem likely that the tally will increase until the current flu pandemic blows over.

 

 

Pretty and plain, natural and plastic...

Out and about on Walking Street


Link Here10th March 2020

I was out with my girl on Walking Street. We took a go-go bar stroll on Sunday evening between 8 and 9 o'clock. It was lively on the street with people from all over the world. Among the Westerners, the older generation 60 plus dominated; almost exclusively men. Plus smaller mixed groups of Russians, mostly couples. The largest group, however, was made up of Asians. Japanese, Koreans, several Indian groups of men. There was a complete lack of the Chinese package tourists, who in the last 5 to 6 years really clogged up Walking Street around this time.

The first Gogo was the Dollhouse .

Here about 30 girls dance in two shifts. There is also a show show with two to three girls and a table on which two girlies loll around and fondle each other.

Most of the girls are at most average. But even here, a pretty girl can be found. Among the good 30 girls, two or three were quite pretty. But this is individual and subjective. There is one very attractive one; but her big boobies are made of plastic.

In the Dollhouse there is always something going on. There is always a sufficient number of guests; mainly old white men. There is no fear of contact here. Next to us, two pensioners, who were having quite a rough time with two girls. They sat down on the laps of the men - sometimes with their faces turned towards them, sometimes with their backs - and the gentlemen grabbed them and cuddled around violently with the young things. All this for a lady-drink and for the duration of a round of dancing; so about 20 minutes.

Beavers

Here I met girls who knew me from last year. They recognized me immediately, even though I'd only been to Beavers once. I must have bought them a few ladydrinks and must have been in a good mood, which then jumped over to the girls. Maybe it was the other way around ... hahaha

I gave the draught beer plenty of credit. My girl desperately tried to stop me from drinking, but I reigned roughshod over her as the alcohol level increased and I stood up to her. Unfortunately!!

Coco

Here are a whole range of very pretty girlies at the start. The ensemble - line-up - is a feast for the eyes. About 30 girls dancing in two shifts. In between there is a show interlude of a very beautiful, slim and also tall dancer, a Russian, who inspires the audience with her solo dance. An almost professional choreography, everything very aesthetic and wonderful to watch. If I remember correctly, one layer dances bare and one in bikinis.

If you are looking for a pretty girl, you are in the right place. I suspect that the prices of these girls are also significantly lower than in the hip gogos of Soi 15 and WS.

Annabels, Soi Diamond

Music at a pleasant volume, lighting adequately bright so that the girls can be seen well. About 30 girls at the start, dancing in two shifts. A lot of meat is shown, on top.

I was not at all enthusiastic about the female line-up, significantly below average. I checked with my girl to see what she thinks of the girls. "Not so good, not pretty, at most average". In addition her critical expression. Good that I had her with me, so I was not alone with my judgement.

However, when I scanned the girlies a third and fourth time, I discovered three girls with natural (!!!) beautiful big hooters, full boobies. Real ones, no plastic, no silicone.

Palace

A go-go shed for Japanese and Koreans. About 60 girls, many of them very pretty girls dancing in bikinis; there is nothing naked to see here.

Personally, I don't like this gogo-bote. Mostly full of Japanese and Koreans and maybe a few other men from Asian countries. Also quite high prices for drinks and lady drinks.

A lot of the girls with plastic tits. For whoever likes that, here you go.

 

 

Revenomated...

Black Snake Club opens after rework on Soi Buakhao


Link Here8th March 2020
Black Snake Club is located towards the southern end of Soi Buakhao.

It started life as a boy bar for the ladies but became a coyote bar with ladies in early 2020.

It closed quite quickly for a little rework, notably to install a central stage.

The bar re-opened after the modifications, still as a mostly girl coyote bar

Reports from the initial opening as a girl bar confirm that it was not quite 100% girl, and there was a dangly bit too many.

 

 

Crash Landing...

Runway closed


Link Here7th March 2020
In addition to Rich A-GoGo Runway/Nui's Club 2 was also dark on Friday. Again the reasons are not yet clear. The bar is a bit rundown  in terms of its presentation so it rather looks the part to be closed. It is has been open at that location for as long as I can remember.

These 2 closures with as yet unknown prospects leaves the GoGo count at 68, its lowest ever.

Allso notable last night was the longest snake of Baht buses waiting to fill up to go to Jomtien, that I have ever seen. Presumably this is reflecting a sudden drop in tourist numbers.

 

 

Gone to GoGo Heaven...

Heaven Above closes on Soi Diamond


Link Here6th March 2020
The long running Heaven Above A-GoGo on Soi Diamond has announced n Facebook that Friday night's closing party was the end of the bar and that venue is closed from Saturday.

That leaves the GoGo count at a historic low of 69. And in addition Rich A-GoGo was padlocked on Friday night. The reasons are not yet clear but the GoGo count could soon be dropping to 68.

Worrying times as it does not look like to travel will be returning to normal any time soon.

 

 

Updated: Chinese and Korean connections set to depart from Soi 6...

Bar news from Soi 6


Link Here 5th March 2020
Maggie Choo's is the latest acquisition by the ever expanding Nightwish Group.

Wet Six Club towards the beach end of Soi 6 is closed and the word is that the bar has been acquired by La La Land.

Kiss KTV Bar never made its opening and its references to the Korean KTV karaoke scene suggest that it many need a little rebranding in light of Korean tourism taking a covid-19 hit.

Meanwhile the most notable news is that Pook Bar has closed. It has been the mainstay of the Ladyboy trade for aver long time. (I can just about remember Pook A-GoGo when it was operating with born and bred ladies).

Update: Pook Bar re-opened

5th March 2020. Thanks to Ishi of www.pattayagogos.net (Japanese language)

Pook Bar re-opened after the closure which lasted just 2 days.

 

 

Deserted...

Club Nevada closes


Link Here1st March 2020

Club Nevada on Soi 13/2 (Soi Post Office) closed yesterday 29th February.

Today I saw the movers who took out all the sofas. Hopefully some much needed renovation is going on, and it's a only a temporary closure.

I was told a month. It was a goldmine in the past when the old mamasan was taking care of it, the bikers loved it. Some nudity on stage was the rule, but since then... only a bunch of those clothed old fugglies.

IMHO, renovations won't do it without a complete staff change.

The GoGo count is now perilously low at 70.

Update: It seems likely that closure is permanent.

 

 

Happy Ever After 10:30pm at the Palace...

Palace introduces a late happy hour


Link Here29th February 2020
The Walking Street GoGo Palace has introduced the concept of a late Happy Hour (which actually starts quite early).

From Sunday to Thursday most standard drinks are 100 Baht after 10:30pm. Normal prices apply on Friday and Saturday.

 

 

Utopia...

The Nightwish groups opens another new bar on Soi 6


Link Here27th February 2020
Utopia bar has opened in the central section of Soi 6. It is the 28th member of the rapidly expanding Nightwish Group.

The group has a characterful naming policy based on emotions, vices and sins. Whenever a new one joins the chain, it always inspires a thought about alternative suggestions. My favourite is to add 'Gluttony' to the vices set. And how about "Infidelity', 'Naivety' or 'Gullibility'.

 

 

Hands off...

A visit to So Nice


Link Here26th February 2020

I recently stopped by So Nice but it was a bit of a struggle. There were no ladies that would get a job anywhere else bar the daytime gogos. In fact there were hardly any dancers at all.

In the past the ladies would try and make up a bit by being outrageously naughty in the bar. But on my last visit, (based on too small a sample to suggest anything other than a one off), the dancers were not offering the usual naughtiness.

It crossed my mind that perhaps this was related to practical and sensible concerns about Chinese flu. But the end result was that there was no point being in the bar.

At the time the flu was not quite so obvious a threat as it is today, but surely the flu will put a but of a dampener on hands on fun. In fact it doesn't bare thinking about what will happen to any type of bar, should things get any worse.

 

 

Updated: Rollercoaster Party...

Party Girlz is dark again


Link Here20th February 2020
It seems that Party Girlz A-GoGo on Soi Diamond is dark again. It has opened and closed several times already so I will wait a few days before updating the GoGo count.

It has also been reported that the other yoyoing GoGo, Harem on Walking Street, has re-re-opened. Again I shall wait for a few days before updating the count. But on 19th February it was dark again.

Without these 2 bars there are just 71 currently open around Pattaya.

Another dancing bar, Black Snake Club on Soi Buakhao has also gone dark for the moment.

 

 

Updated: Dark Angel...

Angel A-GoGo goes dark


Link Here17th February 2020
Angel A-GoGo on Soi Diamond has gone dark, at least for a night. The reasons are not apparent and maybe it is a little soon to jump to conclusions.

Thailand has been reporting massive drops in the numbers of tourists, not just from China. The risk is not just about getting the flu yourself, it is also about the possibility of getting stranded should there be a breakout in another country and flights get cancelled.

It must be worrying times for the bars. Perhaps expats could help out by drinking a bit more.

Update: Still dark

17th February 2020.

Well Angel A-GoGo is still dark and it doesn't look like much is happening so this now leaves just 72 GoGos open around Pattaya. This is getting down to lows not seen for many a year.


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