Ten Reasons To Party In Patpong Tonight

Published on 23rd June 2015 by Stickboy BKK

When anyone mentions Patpong the first thing people usually think of are ping-pong and pussy shows, rip-off bars, touts, the overpriced fakes from the market and a big long list of other negatives which are all easily found if you wander up and down Soi 1 which is home of the night market and all the other typical tourist traps.

Take a walk 30 seconds through to Patpong Soi 2 and you enter another world. One with decent bars, good go-go’s and plenty of places to keep you entertained for the night – without being ripped off or offered the chance to watch some old boiler firing darts out places that should be kept hidden from everyone except herself.

My Ten Reasons To Party In Patpong Tonight covers only soi 2 and none of the bars, clubs and pubs dotted around the areas close by. I’ll cover those watering holes another time.

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#1 3am Closing

No worries in Patpong about early closing or lights out for public holidays. It is party time all the way through until 3am every night with no surprise appearances from the boys in brown showing up and throwing their weight about closing bars and clubs early all because someone got out the wrong side of bed.

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#2 Atmosphere

I can’t put my finger on this one but the relaxed atmosphere not only covers the area in general but also the atmosphere in the bars too. The place just has a different feel and vibe to it than the other bar areas. Lots of friendly folks around and the shitty attitudes seen so often at many bars are few and far between.

#3 Location

I’m always left scratching my head when I hear guys talking about Patpong as if it is in some far flung part of Bangkok. Perhaps they think anywhere not on the Sukhumvit strip is just too far but FFS, it’s a few stops on the BTS or MRT and there’s no shortage of speeding Somchai’s ready and willing to take the ten minute trip for 100 baht.

#4 Cosmos

Cosmos is as good a place as any to meet up with your boys and kick off the night with hassle-free beer in a bar that could be anywhere in the world other than Bangkok if you get what I mean. If you don’t, then there’s a reason to go have a look for yourself.

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#5 Go-Go’s

Baba Bing, The Strip, Club Electric Blue, Pink Panther and Black Pagoda have enough hotties to keep any man satisfied and if you can’t find yourself a “friend” for the night from one of these chrome pole clubs then there’s no hope for you fella. Each bar is a little different from the next and each offers up a slightly different go-go experience. No two are the same and that keeps things fresh as you move from bar to bar.

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#6 Dinner

G’s Restaurant is dubbed the “The Embassy of Beers” and has a menu full of traditional German favourites plus a wide selection of Thai dishes to wash down with some of their imported ales. A decent choice if you want a quiet sit down dinner at the start of your night instead and diving right into a session at Cosmos.

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#7 Tourists

Despite the throngs of tourists pounding the pavements over on Soi 1 there really aren’t many to be seen on soi 2. There are tourists around but they are typically the type who are there for what a redlight district has to offer and not just floating about taking selfies in front of a go-go bar, gawking and loudly sharing their unwelcome thoughts on older guys with younger women like is often seen at Soi Cowboy.

#8 BarBar

BarBar is on the right hand side of Soi 2 as you enter from Silom Rd and being a fetish club it caters to guys looking for a night with a difference. If you wanted gagged, tied up, handcuffed or whatever else you have in mind when it comes to kinky then the ladies of Bar Bar have got it covered.

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#9 After Hours

Right at the top of the list I mentioned 3am closing but that my boozebag friends is just for the “main” go-go’s and bars. There are four or five other watering holes still supplying jungle juice for another hour or two beyond the official 3am closing time. Try Spanky’s just along from Foodland. The lights will be dim but the bartender is home even if that gate looks closed, just look closer, it’s open just enough to get in and out. Another option is the large pool bar on the opposite side of the road. This isn’t always open but 90% of the time it is. And finally, Last Orders which is a tiny bar on the left past CEB as you head back towards Silom Rd.

#10 Foodland

After a skinful and a possible roll around a short time hotel, a man needs to refuel and the Took Lae Dee restaurant inside the 24 hour Foodland has all you need in the way of grub to soak up the booze.

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The bars, clubs and restaurants mentioned above certainly don’t cover the whole soi as there are dozens of venues that didn’t get a mention, I’ve just pointed out a few places to go where you won’t be hustled and taken for a mug by scrupulous staff with burly bouncers to back them up when you query your 2,500 baht bill for two small Singha’s. Most, if not all of the bars and clubs, have foreign owners and/or managers who I know to be good people and not in the business of ripping off their customers, either old or new.

Disclaimer: None of the businesses asked or paid to be mentioned on the Ten Reasons To Party In Patpong Tonight list. They are just places I know well enough to talk about and recommend.

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