The new First A-GoGo is located on the north side of central Soi 8. It was previously the location of Zoo A-GoGo. I have heard that there was a previous incarnation of First A-GoGo on the same site many years ago.
The gogo is large with a central
stage plus an unused side stage and a Jacuzzi.
There is an area with sofa seating and the rest of the bar is stools. The gogo generally looks good.
It is always difficult for bars to recruit girls for the opening and this bar had just 6
dancers. Less than average too. They were all bikini clad. I was told that the Jacuzzi girls were a little more revealing but they hadn't started yet.
The Pattaya Ghost informs me that all 3 of the Jacuzzi girls were eminently 'doable'.
drinks prices are way too much for the early days entertainment with no draft beer and bottles at 100-110. Spirits were on the menu as 130 Baht.
The service girl taking my order was a good English speaker and she was happy to chat to make up for
the lack of available dancers.
But really the bar is currently poor value with expensive drinks, few ladies, and dancers with too many clothes.
The bar seemed basically friendly and free of hassle. I will certainly drop by again to see how
There currently 79 bars with girls dancing in bikinis or less.
Pattaya at Night is reporting that Sexy A-GoGo near the 2nd Road end of Soi 7 has gone dark. Not to be confused with Sexy Girls A-GoGo on Soi 8 which is still operating.
Friends of Spicy Girls A-GoGo on Soi Post Office have
said that this GoGO will also close after the close of business on Saturday 31st January. Saturday night will be something of a wake with cheap beer. Spicy has been going for 10 years to the day so is it is surely a a sad occasion.
Update: Still Sexy
30th January 2009
Sexy A-GoGo on Soi 7 is in fact still open albeit with a dark sign.
Casnovy is located on Walking Street towards the Beach Road end
The mix of very loud music, a massive staff and reasonable drinks prices put Casnovy on the top tier, especially over the busy season. The bar seems very lively at the moment.
Maybe they have so many staff and girls that it would still seem lively with no customers.
The pattern is table dancing on the 2 side rows of tables and dancers alternating with naked showgirls on the central stage.
Perhaps the music
volume is set a bit high for a long visit but it is an integral part of the bars atmosphere, so it is surely here to stay. I did meet one girl who left the bar as it made her ears ache though.
I've sometimes thought that the showgirls are a little
fussy about sitting with customers but after getting to know them I get well looked after now.
And you still get the cheeriest good bye in all of Pattaya's bars.
Promotions at Club Mirage and party raffle at Blues Factory
From Club Mirage and Blues Factory
Starting 2nd Feb, Club Mirage on Soi Diamond will hold fixed weekly promotions for their guests
Monday - FREE PIZZA NIGHT Just order the free pizza from the girls as they walk around
Wednesday - FREE PIZZA NIGHT Just order the free pizza from the girls as they walk around
Friday - TFIF - END OF
WORK BEER NIGHT When you arrive, you have the choice to come in and sit down and order like normal, or you can choose to pay a set fee (find out when you arrive) and drink beer all night. you even get to pour the beer from the keg yourself.
Saturday - GAMES NIGHT Every 30 minutes or so through the night, special game shows where staff and guests can participate and win drinks and prizes.
The guys wanted to get back on track for what they originally set the bar up, not as a full fledged GoGo, but as a fun party club.
Tuesday 3rd February is The Blues Factory's Mary's birthday.
She's throwing a party in the club which will have a free buffet laid on and she has decided to hold a raffle where all proceeds will be given by Mary to The Mercy Centre here in
Mary has gone out and purchased a new Platinum Motorbike and this will be the top prize in the draw. Tickets are available on the night for 300bht each and as said the proceeds will go to the kids at The Mercy Centre.
Music will be
by the Blues Machine with a few guests also.
The bar now has a few more girls but still does not operate in a traditional fashion.
About half of the 10 girls in the bar dance at any one time. They dance for 5 songs strictly in
bikinis. They are quite a select cast and are all attractive. They are good at smiling at the customers while they dance too.
Yet as soon as they finish, the smiles are turned off and they find a seat and wait alone for their next dance.
The mamasang offers the chance to get a girl down, but that seems to entail an immediate lady drink. Maybe a personal thing but I don't particularly like calling down girls via the mamasang. It sort of implies a little more interest than I like to show. Much better to make it less formal and invite a girl over with a one to one smile or a gesture.
Paris is a very straightforward gogo which tends to mark time whilst the rest of Pattaya marches on to ever naughtier levels.
The were 6 dancers on the central stage, either topless or bikini clad
according the girls wishes. They were an average crew but the average is pretty good on Soi Diamond. There were another 8 girls waiting to dance.
The girls are not very quick to try their luck for a lady drink, but if you make a signal you may be
able to attract their attention. I spoke with a girl, and neither she, nor the wait staff were at all pushy. Not really a bar for hands on fun either.
A pleasant enough, well run bar, that still lacks a little innovation.
Maureen's Bar was the beer bar in front of Champion A-GoGo. It closed at the New Year. It has now been replaced by Ring the Bell.
The bar counter has moved from the centre to the left hand side. Maybe will prove more practical
use of the space.
Absolut Club/Disco at the far end of Soho Square seems to have closed although it hasn't looked very lively for quite a while. Perhaps the model of targeting Russians willing to pay high drinks prices isn't quite the
license to print money that was hoped.
Meanwhile the 7/11 chain of cut prices bars dotted all around town has increased the price of a bottle of Chang beer by 2 Baht. Apparently the blame is down to tax. No doubt if that is the case, it will have
a knock on to Pattaya's nightlife.
Things seem to have improved at Naughty Girls. The bars has recently abandoned its policy of making all available girls dance and there are now a few that available for a chat.
Also a general air
of happier girls may also have led to a few more of them taking their tops off for dancing. The unrevealing black boob tube that they used to wear has mostly been left in the changing room where it belongs, and small standard bikinis are now the norm.
I am told that the lady drinks are now more tightly controlled and customers are no longer stung for the expensive cocktail. It is hard to check this out though as I make such a point of ordering a standard lady drink that I am unlikely to get the
girls trying it on.
In fact I was very well looked after by a friendly hands on dancer and would have been tempted to stay longer if it wasn't for the still overly long dance roster of about 7 songs.
I haven't got past the first drink at this small bar for quite a while now.
Mostly they just have too many girls dancing and not enough schmoozing with the customers. I really don't know why bars
like to have a high proportion of girls dancing, especially at the B grade bars, where the girls are not exactly eye candy.
The bar likes to have about 5 dancers on the central narrow stage and one on the balcony. They dance either bikini clad or
topless. There is also a Jacuzzi but this is just for show, not participation.
Other customers have been a bit luckier in tying down a girl for company so surely there are a few customers who will rate the bar. But the law of averages will dictate
that this will be a minority.
Drinks prices are reasonable with a draft beer at 65 Baht.
I was surprised to find that the Kitten club was closed, the sign said for renovations. When I asked when it would open again at the front desk of the Penthouse hotel, I was told that the girls had been moved to the lady boy bar next door,
I asked when it would reopen. The answer I got was: they were in court pending some legal action .
Banglamung police have been raiding the bars of east Pattaya.
There current mission is targeted at bars with hostesses. It seems that bars on the dark side are unable to obtain entertainment licenses for bars and so have to operate on a restaurant
licence. This officially precludes Pattaya's bar girls from sitting at your side and playing traditional games.
I don't suppose for one minute that the objective is to make East Pattaya bars devoid of fun, but that is the official outcome of
Nui's Club 2 is a small gogo on central Walking Street
Nui's 2 has never been a very successful bar for me and I put a lot of the failings down to the layout of the bar.
There are just a couple of bench seats facing the main stage and
these seem to be the only area of the bar where customers get much attention. It is also the only place where you can see the nude showgirl who performs at the centre of the main stage.
The rest of the seating only gets a side view of the main
stage and a view of a shuffler or 2 on the secondary stage. Somehow this gives a vibe of 'second best' and I guess that few guys stay long when seated there. And hence they get ignored by the girls.
The girls are not particularly noteworthy but
there usually a couple of pretty girls on the evening shift.
The music is strictly for the girls.
Beer price is reasonable at 55 Baht for a small draft beer, but there are no other bargains.
Tahitian Queen 2 (TQ2) is located on Soi BJ a few paces off Walking Street.
One of Pattaya's never changing stalwarts. It is very much an American bar perhaps more allied with FLB or Secrets than other Walking Street GoGos. Mostly a bar for
socialising with mates. This does mean that the bar is free of hassle and the staff are good at their jobs.
The girls seem left to their own devices. I know a few dancers there, so they are happy to come across for a banter. If there are no girls
I know, then more likely than not, I will get ignored. Sometimes if the girls are too insular then they don't look around for audience responses, so it can be hard to signal interest.
TQ2 is one of the bars where the music is for the benefit of
the customers rather than the girls, so rock classics are the norm.
An easy going sort of place that is good once you've got some one to chat too. But it can be a little hard to hook up if you don't know anyone there. Parties and events at the bar
seem a good success as everyone seems to know everyone.
Shark Club A-GoGo has started weekly parties starting at 10PM every Friday. We've got a great buffet of Western food available starting at 8:30. We also have the usual shit that the girls love, but for the customers we really go all out. We are
getting some hot girls starting this week at both Shark and Tiger. Our goal is to make our bars in Pattaya as good as the ones in Bangkok (Shark in Cowboy and Mandarin in Nana.)
Meanwhile a couple of bars have sprung back to life after being
temporarily closed. Kittens on Soi Post Office has returned as has Quicky Bar on Soi 6.
It is not all good news though, Red Light Bar on Soi 6 was closed last night, hopefully temporarily. Pattaya At Night reports that Bada Bing on Soi 8 has
closed its doors. It is proving a difficult venue, there have been a couple of short lived gogos and the Oasis Coyote bar always appeared to struggle there.
The defunct Honey Girls A-GoGo on Soi Honey has now been gutted and has been opened to the
street. Maybe some more open bars on the way.
Pattaya International Mardi Gras Festival will take place on 23rd of January.
The Mardi Gras parade will start on Pattaya Beach Road in front of Soi 7 and will turn left at the entrance to Walking Street. The Parade will continue left down Pattaya
Second Road and will finish up at the Central Festival Pattaya Beach Plaza which is set to open on the same day.
The event is sponsored by the Central Festival Pattaya Beach, Pattaya City Hall and the Chonburi Provincial Administration.
parade will start at 4pm on 23rd and will feature colorful outfits, lots of Thai superstars and plenty of Mardi Gras fun.
Walking Street has got an awful lot noisier in the last few days.
Most notably Goodfellas above Soi Lucky Star has erected a TV screen and speakers that are way too loud. It is reported that Goodfella's is pretty loud inside too.
Further down Walking Street both the new Club Insomnia and Ocean 10 are contributing to the cacophony. And as if too show that all newcomers have to make a din, Republika Disco have a got a band right by the door.
Anyone for the Walking Street Noise Abatement Society?
The Beach Club is a table dancing GoGo located on Soi 15 just off Walking Street
I have been popping by Beach Club for 4 years and I am sure that just about nothing has changed. Maybe there is now a little less emphasis on a 20 Baht tip for
the girl to squat down. Presumably the novelty has worn off somewhat.
The bar is always popular, the girls are consistently attractive and there are always plenty in attendance.
Maybe the draft beer has gone up 5 Baht in the 4 years which
shows consistency in attractive pricing.
And for some reason I consistently fail to find any girl showing much interest in your reviewer.
I guess it is more a bar for watching than playing but the management of the bar consistently know
what's best to get the customers in.
Champion is a long running GoGo in central Walking Street.
The cheap beer policy and a recent refurb seem to be working well for the bar and it has been busy for the last few months.
Table dancing stages have been added in amongst the
bench seating along the sides of the bar. The central stage has been slimmed down and is also a bit more stylish now.
There is a lot of emphasis on dancing nude. and just for tradition the bar have also retained the TVs showing blue movies. The
music is still oldie farang friendly.
The bar has always been notable for ladies who been around awhile, and true to form, many familiar faces were still in attendance. However the popularity of the bar has allowed them to supplement their dancers
with a fair amount of pretty girls.
I rather suspect that the girls get a good deal from the bar as they do tend to stay a long time.
The bar is well run with good service and no undue hassle. So it is good to see that they have established
a good customer base. So much so that they have recently been able to increase their main draft beer price up to 50 Baht. Still amongst the best in town.
I still hanker after the long lost old days though, the bar used to be one of the seediest
and naughtiest in town.
The Norwegian Minister Of Justice, Knut Storberget, has stated that all Norwegian sex clients should now be wary and has made it clear that the ban on buying sex also applies to Norwegians purchasing sexual favours outside of the country. It will be
difficult to prosecute, he said, but not impossible.
Pattaya Daily News decided to gauge the reaction to the new law among Norwegian visitors in Pattaya. They chose Kๅre’s Party Bar on Pattaya’s second road, a beer bar popular
among Norwegian tourists who make up 90% of the bar’s clientele.
The co-owner of the bar said the law had long been a popular theme of discussion but no-one took it seriously. He suggested Norwegian authorities should put their own house in
order before persecuting its citizens abroad. He also wondered how the authorities planned to enforce the law in Thailand. Would Norway be sending undercover agents to gather evidence? Would the Thai Police cooperate?
The law also specifically
defines the sexual activities it covers. These include payment for sexual intercourse, physical contact between exposed genitalia, one or two-way masturbation or touching someone’s private parts or breasts. Payment is defined as the exchange
of money, or payment in kind, including the giving of flowers and gifts.
Pattaya Daily News suggested selling t-shirts in Pattaya with the slogan: Have you broken the law today?
Betty Boum has opened in the venue that was previously Spicy Girls A-GoGo before it moved to Soi 13/2.
Interesting how this bar got its name, given that it is one letter away from the Soi 6 gogo Betty Boup which in itself is not exactly a
common name for a bar.
The single unit bar is nicely decorated with a central stage, bench seating on one side and stools on the other. The owners have even invested in an upper gantry stage accessed by rather a difficult looking ladder. Lets hope
the upper tier ladies don't get too mao.
No such danger at the moment, the bar is well understaffed with just 5 dancers and a couple of hostesses. There were 2 or 3 dancers on stage wearing a rather unrevealing bikini. The dancers were
attractive, one particularly so.
The bar has a DJ and some lighting bits and pieces to match.
The bar looks pretty ambitious and as drinks to match its ambition rather than its reality. There is no draft beer and bottled beer is rather high
at 110 Baht.
For the moment the entertainment is simply not worth it. But at least there are signs of ambition that they may one day justify the high end prices. In the meantime they need a few more girls wearing a few less clothes and sporting a
few less inhibitions in customer relations.
This new bar brings the tally of bars with dancing girls in bikinis or less to 79.