The surprise news about one of Bangkok’s best known go-go bars came from the owner this afternoon.
In recent times the bar has struggled to capture the glory days of years gone by and Big Andy reckons it is time for a change and something new.
Despite rumours to the contrary, the bar hasn’t been sold with Andy set to transform CEB into a Steakhouse that will open in a couple of months following a refit.
I’m just waiting on word of a big farewell party and will let you know the details as soon as I have them.
Club Electric Blue back in 2008
Club Electric Blue came to life back in 2003 when Andy decided it was time to put new life into Rifi, a club he opened in the same spot way back in 1975.
That’s a lot of history, and a lot of stories right there, a few of which I’ll share in the coming days as we bid farewell to an old friend.
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.