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The Strip Calling It A Day

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After 11 years of ups and downs, the owners of The Strip in Patpong are calling time on the once popular house of fun at the end of this month.

When you walk past and see the lights out on April 1st, it won’t be a prank or another alcohol-free day in Thailand but the end for what was once one of Bangkok’s best known, and much loved go-go bars.

In the past few years The Strip has been run by various operators, some experienced, some not but few could make the bar work or profitable with only one combo managing to pull it off only to walk away for reasons unknown to me.

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The leaseholder recently took back control of the bar and I’m sorry to say it has died a slow death with just a handful of girls most nights and fewer customers.

A 3-day farewell party is planned with details coming soon which I will share when they land. As for the future? At this stage the owners are undecided so it is a case of wait and see.

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This news comes at the same time as another once packed Patpong chrome pole palace bids us farewell as Bada Bing switch off the lights for the last time this month too… maybe even as soon as this weekend, although the final decision has yet to be made at the time of me writing this on Friday afternoon despite what some barstool experts are saying online.

Sad times for Patpong indeed, however, as two long-running venues set to close, a new go-go bar is set to open in the location that was home to Radio City.

Details on that coming soon.

Stickboy aka Sticky Boy aka Mike McKay aka Mike McKwai, Wild Mike, Magic Mike, Mr Mike, and a fair few more best forgotten, is a party animal with hollow legs who loves music, current affairs, beer, food, causing trouble on Twitter, and making the most of life without worrying too much about what people think or say about his antics. You can send him stuff here - stickboybkk@gmail.com

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A Blast From The Past: Angelwitch

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An old clip from 2013 taken inside Angelwitch catching the rock dancers on stage with plenty of ass shots to keep you “happy” until the middle floor pleasure palace reopens.



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The Pink Panther: Bow

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We are back at The Pink Panther for another dancing dollybird shaking what she’s got for everyone to see.

Hit play and enjoy all that beautiful Bow has to offer.

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Is It The End For SuperStar?

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SuperStar is a nightlife institution that’s been entertaining the bad boys of Bangkok and beyond for the past four decades but times have been tough for the old school Patpong bars in recent years and the Covid-19 situation has been the final nail in the coffin for a fair few businesses as their ageing owners decide enough is enough and settle for retirement.

The owner of Cosmos around the corner made the decision enough was enough and called it a day last week when they decided not to continue when the government finally allow bars to reopen becoming yet another nightlife coronavirus casualty.

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I recall a couple of years back being offered a six-figure “commission” if I could find someone to buy SuperStar and the neighbouring beer bar owned by Taan but any interested parties halted talks as soon as the lease length of 1-year rolling was mentioned.

Serious buyers want more than a 1-year rolling lease otherwise there’s no point investing hence no SuperStar sale which comes back to what next for the owner?

Reopen whenever that might be, wait on a trickle of tourists and hope someone snaps up the bar for a couple of million to stick in the retirement fund or just pull the plug and not fritter away any more money in what must be a black hole?

Tough decisions to be made for not just this bar owner but many around town who are in the same boat.

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