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A Night Out In The Back Street Bars Of Udom Suk

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Back Street Bars Udom Suk

This was a night out that had been in the planning for sometime and we finally managed to get our act together and meet up to go for a look in the watering holes down a dark Udom Suk soi Mr Mango described as “fairy light bars”.

A couple of warm up beers in Zinc 101 seen us hail a cab to take us to our destination. A lovely lady that my partner in crime was going full-on flirt with seen us dropped off in what seemed like the middle of nowhere just before midnight.

As we approached the first joint the girls outside said hello and seemed a friendly enough pair so no further thought was needed – we headed in to check it out.

Back Street Bars Udom Suk

Back Street Bars Udom Suk

If I said the place was a rundown ramshackle I’d be exaggerating but we were made very welcome despite Mango’s thoughts we would get the cold shoulder.

In typical Thai karaoke bar fashion we shared several big bottles between the three in our party and the three ladies who joined us.

Some snacks landed on the table too and the banter and bs commenced as others in the bar got on with killing the karaoke.

Back Street Bars Udom Suk

Back Street Bars Udom Suk

Back Street Bars Udom Suk

Back Street Bars Udom Suk

Plenty of laughs and a good time was had by all but after an hour we wanted to move on and see what the other bars were like so we checked bin and after who knowx how many Leo long necks, a few ice buckets, a couple of plates of snacks and the company of three ladies our bill was a very reasonable 1,600 baht.

We said our goodbyes and headed right next door where the reception wasn’t even as good as frosty. Two different worlds but in we went anyway.

At bar #1 Mr Mango was wide of the berth but in bar #2 he was hitting a bullseye as far as us being made welcome or not.

Beers were ordered and two ladies joined us but this place wasn’t for me. My drinking buddies chatted to a couple of chicks with a ladyboy trying to bully me into the company of some horror show. No beer goggles, so I was having none of it.

Back Street Bars Udom Suk

Back Street Bars Udom Suk

Back Street Bars Udom Suk

Back Street Bars Udom Suk

Back Street Bars Udom Suk

For me it was time to go after two rounds and when the bill arrived it was no surprise to see it was 1,300 baht. My guess was about 500 baht had been tacked on.

Unfriendly and overpriced. Never again.

Back Street Bars Udom Suk

Back Street Bars Udom Suk

Back Street Bars Udom Suk

Next up was a live music joint across the road. The girls from bar #1 were hanging around outside and asked to join us – why the hell not. They were a fun bunch so off we all went.

Note, there was no mention of any barfines or bullshit. Maybe they had finished for the night and could do as they pleased.

Back Street Bars Udom Suk

Back Street Bars Udom Suk

Now we were back on track. This late night live music bar was more like it.

Beers, birds and a live band tick all the boxes for Stick & Co. and there were a few others in too which made for a fun atmosphere and nobody batted an eyelid at the camera.

Everyone just wanted to have a good time and that is how it played out for the next couple of hours.

Back Street Bars Udom Suk

Back Street Bars Udom Suk

Back Street Bars Udom Suk

Back Street Bars Udom Suk

Back Street Bars Udom Suk

Back Street Bars Udom Suk

One thing I recall about this place was it was kinda difficult to work out who was with who and who knew who so when a bit of fluff took my fancy I wasn’t keen on chancing my arm as a bit of grief with some drunk local lads was the last thing any of us needed.

Back Street Bars Udom Suk

Back Street Bars Udom Suk

Back Street Bars Udom Suk

Back Street Bars Udom Suk

Back Street Bars Udom Suk

More beers, more dancing, more posing and we were at very late o’clock – time to call it a night.

The bill in bar three was around 1,800 baht which was good considering all the booze six of us had downed.

Back Street Bars Udom Suk

Back Street Bars Udom Suk

Back Street Bars Udom Suk

A few more goodbyes and it was time to find a taxi home which took a bit of walking as the streets were really quiet as it was fast approaching sunrise.

All in all a good, inexpensive night out and one I’d do again…

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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Tales From The Front: Sunday Dinner On A Saturday Night

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Stickboy, Fatface, and The Keeper are sat in a British pub on lower Sukhumvit on a Saturday night…

A gathering of the clan earlier in the evening for some birthday beers meant Stickboy’s belly needed filling before meeting back up with everyone who had gone in different directions ahead of the cake cutting ceremony at Lighthouse sometime around 10pm.

Somchai The Dog had popped in for a couple of shandies but was looking like a burst couch and was having none of it ordering takeout before disappearing into the dark Bang Na bound on the BTS.

The other half of the Dangerous Duo, Digiman, wasn’t ready for home just yet but had no interest in food.

The Keeper orders quesadillas while smooth-talking his missus, girlfriend or gik – maybe all three – and wasn’t paying attention to much as Fatface orders Chips & Curry sauce for Stickboy.

sunday roast on a saturday night

The food arrives, everyone digs in, more beer is ordered to wash down the grub as all four eat what’s sat on the table.

The Keeper is still on the phone like an old sweetie wife and starts making space on the table with his free hand when a waitress arrives over his shoulder with another plate of food.

He clears a space in front of Fatface and Stickboy who look at each other thinking that’s an odd place to put a roast dinner they both think The Keeper has ordered for himself.

He ends his call and tucks into the roast pork telling everyone to help themselves which they do.

Chips are in the gravy, potatoes are in the curry sauce and the plate is emptying at a fair pace as four mouths feast on the Sunday dinner.

More than halfway through the food a member of the service staff appears and starts talking to The Keeper with Fatface joining in.

Something is amiss.

“Hey Stickboy, did you order the pork roast?”, enquires The Keeper.

“No mate, I thought you did.”

In his best Shaggy voice, he fires back, “It wasn’t me”.

It turns out some poor bloke sat at the bar was sitting patiently waiting on his dinner the staff had wrongly delivered that the four scavengers had all but demolished each of them thinking someone else at the table fancied a Sunday dinner on a Saturday night.

sunday roast on a saturday night

The four grubbers thought this was hilarious and all just shrugged their shoulders laughing having told the service staff to take it away… until Stickboy’s bin arrived with a Roast Pork Loin at 295 baht on it.

He wasn’t laughing any more.

Had it not been for the fact his mates own the pub he’d likely have upset the waitresses with a few choice words having been billed for something he didn’t order with zero conversation between staff and customer over what was a genuine mistake on the part of everyone involved.

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Trump, #Thighland And Dinesh The Dick

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Thighland

I don’t care much for America, its president or politics but when my Twitter timeline is drowning in Trump making a tit of himself by pronouncing Thailand as Thighland then I’m interested.

I’ve no idea what Don was waffling on about when he mentioned Thighland and Vietnam or how chummy he was with their leaders and it’s not that important.

Nor is Trump making a clown of himself anything new from what I recall of him from years back when he faced opposition to his golf course in Scotland, the man is an idiot.

Here’s Scottish radio presenter Robin Galloway pranking him on a call.



Anyway, back to #Thighland…



Okay, he did correct himself straight away but come on, this is the head honcho of Arm-erica. You’d think he could manage to pronounce Thailand properly, yeah?

Well, apparently he did according to some dick called Dinesh who made a complete fool of himself to his 1.2 million Twitter followers and everyone else who pointed out to him that he was wrong.

dinesh 1

Really?

dinesh 2

“Tai-land” is the crude lingo of people who have never been to “Thighland”… including generations of Thais?

Notice how he retweets himself – does he think the more he repeats himself and the more people read it that makes him correct?

Remember, this cockwomble has 1.2 million followers.

dinesh 3

Err, nope.

dinesh 4

dinesh 5

Oh, is Dinesh the dick doing a spot of back peddling here?

dinesh 6

Of course he isn’t

A guy like this could never admit he got it wrong. Even if he was arguing black was white.

Thousands of Thai people replied to his Tweets correcting him and he chose to ignore each and every one of them instead he decided to belittle others who pointed out his mistake.

Finally, here’s the man himself from 2002.


Dinish is now a fully-fledged member of the #TwitterTossers club.

Hat Tip to femalefaust who was behind unearthing Dinesh The Dick pronouncing “Thailand” as “Thailand” and not “#Thighland”.

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Easy Does It This Weekend

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Puffed Out

This weekend is a 4-day holiday in Thailand and normally I’d work through it and take some time off afterwards but with things so quiet on all fronts I decided to join the masses and take a couple of days off.

Updates will resume once I have slept myself silly and recharged my batteries.

I don’t plan on doing much of anything or going anywhere so I will still add a few updates on social media to pass the time as they don’t require much brainpower or thinking.

Whatever you are doing, be it the beach or boozing, maybe both, enjoy yourself and have fun.

See you on the other side.

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