February 2018: Whats happening in Pattaya

On soi 6 there has been some change as in addition to a 7-11 the old “Pump station 3” is now “Lust” bar. This is a bar that has gone independent which is a good thing as the major owners were consolidating their grip on the Soi. In our opinion, Roxy bar still has the best lineup and Wicked the best atmosphere but this can vary from day to day. Just hit the 6 and go for a stroll you are sure to see something you like. Bar owners are certainly trying different costumes to meet consumer demand, with different kinds of uniforms, sexy bunnies, angels and devils etc. These days you can even get a good pizza delivered direct to any bar on soi 6 so it is super convenient. And of course there is Dolls which a decent agogo bar if you fancy a change without leaving soi 6.

 

In relation to gogos, the number one most asked question we get is, which agogo bar has the best lineup on Walking Street? It would still be Palace, but expect 2k barfines and very picky models. The thing that tips Palace over the top is that they dont just have coyotes, they also have full topless models. In other news, the short lived experiment that was Marilyn Monroe Agogo has ended, apparently due to licence issues. We knew that towards the end staff were walking out including several from other local bars who went back to their old jobs before the ship went down. However, there are still plenty of great venues around Walking Street.  As you can see from the map there are still dozens operating in the area. The other thing that you might need, a short time hotel, are also readily available for a cost of 300-400 baht. Other newish gogos like Tantra have managed to stay, there are many difficulties running agogo but there are plenty out there that have perfected a winning formula. It is recommended to stay out of the Russian gogos, as it is has been reported many times that punters are charged very high prices for a “private show” that is nothing more than a few minutes of dancing followed by 5000 baht or more bill.

Another question we get is, is it worth visiting town at this time of year? Yes the weather is hotter on average than December, but Thailand is a tropical country, it will always be warm. February is still high season and the bars will be  full.

Another recent observation – several adult sites have popped up on  the internet featuring Thai girls. These are generally shot in Bangkok or Pattaya, you can often recognise the locations. The male talent do not reveal their faces because this is illegal to produce in Thailand. It is recommended that if you have this material not to take it with you to Thailand on your laptop or tablet device. It is unlikely that your personal electronics would be searched unless you were in trouble for another reason but it pays to be safer than sorry.

 

richard coxley

Richard Coxley is a business consultant with over 12 years experience in Asia. He enjoys playing golf. He has travelled extensively in Thailand and currently resides in Pratumnak, Pattaya.

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