While other bar areas live in hope of a miracle from the local police district that they can open and sell booze on the Buddhist holiday this Wednesday, bar bosses in Patpong have nothing more to worry about other than do they have enough plastic cups in stock.
Bars in Patpong seldom close for anything and that includes Makha Bucha Day that will no doubt see most bars in Nana Plaza and Soi Cowboy as dry as a nun’s knickers if they are allowed to even switch the lights on.
I expect Club Electric Blue to be bouncing on Wednesday and my guess is you will bump into a few bar bosses from the other side of town enjoying a night out at one of the best go-go bars in Bangkok if you stop by for a drink.
And no, this isn’t a paid plug before you ask. Manager Jim is on the ball and lets me know so I can let you know what’s going on. No one else bothered their arse. Simple as that.
Major Renovations Underway At Twister BKK
Twister BKK is one of, if not the biggest, go-go bar in Bangkok and it’s currently a shell of its former self with construction crews on the tools transforming it into something very different.
The inside of the massive bar, which must be at least 8 shophouses wide, is currently a shell with the owners stripping it bare to start the new build from scratch.
So what is on those drawings of the new design and layout?
A big boat. And I mean a very BIG boat that will run for almost the entire length of the bar as the stage. It will even have a higher built section for Titanic-like moments.
The outside area has also been stripped back to nothing but I don’t know if there will be any boat-like bar going up.
My question is what will it be called? Will the new management go for Love Boat A-GoGo?
I guess we’ll need to wait and see.
The Scene On Soi Cowboy Last Night
Yes, there’s no denying it is a sad sight to see the Neon Alley looking like this but it will be back soon and the good times can roll again.
With vaccine rollouts around the world picking up momentum and Thailand preparing for mass inoculations, there is light at the end of this Covid tunnel.
Nana Plaza Back In The Day
Lollipop Mermaidium shown in the photo above closed in August 2002 giving us a rough idea of when this snap was taken. as it was only around a few years.
Nana Plaza back in the day was a totally different place from what it is now.
Of course, old hands will always tell you it was much better before but just you ask anyone who has visited recently for the first time what they think and it’s likely they had themselves a ball.