GO-GO BAR CLOSURE CONFUSION
If you are just joining us, Thailand has recently completed a Royal cremation ceremony. This news was covered in last week’s Thailand Night Fever.
The initial announcement regarding the 3-day closure of entertainment venues last weekend caused confusion. In Pattaya, a last minute decision stated that go-go bars and other entertainment establishments only had to close on the Saturday. A Pattaya bar owner told me that some go-go bars were open on Friday and Sunday, but others were not. It must have been a last minute scramble to round up enough bar girls for last Friday night. Fortunately, the beer bars and go-go bars in Pattaya were given a reprieve. This was not the case in Bangkok. Most of the beer bars, go-go bars and other entertainment venues in Bangkok, were closed last Friday and Saturday. But, we expected that to be the case.
The biggest confusion arose, when the go-go bars in Soi Cowboy and Patpong were open on Sunday, but most of Nana Plaza was closed. Some go-go bars in Nana Plaza tried to open, but later closed due to lack of go-go girls and customers. Prior to the date, Nana Plaza was issued with a closure letter stating quite clearly 3 days. It is never easy to report what’s open and what’s not, when vital decisions are often left to the very last minute. I can only endeavour to inform you, as accurately as possible with the information I have at the time. In a country like Thailand, things can drastically change in just a few hours. I hate to sound vague, but sometimes nobody can predict what is going to happen in certain circumstances. I think that in Southeast Asia, we have to learn to expect the unexpected. A friend once made a funny comment about living in the third world, “You can take a shower and when you come out of the bathroom, they have a new leader.”
WOODSTOCK BAR CELEBRATE ANNIVERSARY
Woodstock Bar & Grill remains one of Bangkok’s most established rock music bars. The owner Peter would always emphasise the statement, “No boy bands and no crap rap!” Four years ago, Woodstock relocated from Nana Plaza to the upmarket Thonglor district. For those of you who thought that Woodstock had disappeared, you are wrong. I still taste the mouth-watering Woodstock food, when I get the opportunity. And, I am pleased to report it is as delicious as ever. Tonight Friday, November 21st Woodstock celebrates an incredible 24th Anniversary. Happy Hour runs all day until midnight. In addition to the Happy Hour, there will be free snacks from 8:00pm until 10:00pm. Enjoy!
WOODSTOCK’S NEW LOCATION — 44 Thonglor, Soi 13. For more information telephone — 02-715-0202 or visit Woodstock’s website — www.woodstockbkk.com
DATE MATE – THANKSGIVING DAY
Don’t forget guys, I’m your mate with that important date! Here is something to note down… One event that will definitely take place is Thanksgiving Day. The American tradition of Thanksgiving is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November. It falls at the end of the harvest season and it is to express thanks for one’s material and spiritual possessions. It’s a long tradition of celebrating the harvest and giving thanks for a successful bounty of crops. During Thanksgiving, turkey is the main feast, because traditionally it was always the bird in season. Meanwhile in Thailand, we celebrate the bountiful amount of dolly birds in season!
BOURBON STREET THANKSGIVING BUFFET
Without a doubt, Bourbon Street Restaurant & Oyster Bar is the place to be for Thanksgiving. Bourbon Street will celebrate Thanksgiving over two days this November 27th and 28th.
BOURBON STREET LOCATION — Sukhumvit, Soi 22 (Opposite Regency Park Hotel).
WARNING! Make sure you are famished, or you will stand no chance against this almighty feeding frenzy! The “All You Can Eat Buffet” consists of deep fried and roasted turkeys with all the trimmings imaginable…
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 27th…
All Day Buffet — Noon until 10:30pm.
Per Person = 899 baht ++
Kids Under 12 = 450 baht ++
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28th…
Special Buffet — 6:00pm-10:30pm
Per Person = 850 baht ++
Kids Under 12 = 425 baht ++
For complete details of the Bourbon Street Restaurant buffet and take out menu, click on this link…
ROADHOUSE BARBECUE THANKSGIVING BUFFET
Another venue that offers an excellent Thanksgiving Buffet is Roadhouse Barbecue. The buffet is served from 11:00am until 11:00pm. The buffet includes succulent dishes with all the trimmings and delicious deserts too.
ROADHOUSE BARBECUE LOCATION — 942/1 Rama IV Road, (Corner of Surawongse Road, next to the Jim Thompson Shop). BTS Station Sala Dang, or MRT Station Silom.
Per Person = 895 baht ++
Kids Under 12 = 395 baht ++
For reservations, or more information telephone Dana on 081-837-6855
DEAN BARRETT BOOK SIGNING
Here is a reminder that dear ole Dean Barrett will be signing copies of his latest novel. On Thursday, November 27th, Dean will sign copies of “Identity Theft” in the Texas Lone Star Saloon. The event runs from 2:00pm until 4:00pm. Dean is generously offering “Identity Theft” and other titles at below retail price. In the true spirit of Thanksgiving, the Texas Lone Star Saloon offer a FREE Thanksgiving lunch at 3:00pm sharp. (You are advised to be on time to avoid the balloon chasers scoffing the lot!). This is an opportunity to meet one of Thailand’s top acclaimed authors. My congratulations go out to Dean for yet another published novel.
It still never ceases to amaze me. Dean is so busy with all these lovely Thai girls, I wonder how he finds the time to write books. Dean is one of few guys who can boast both a fan club and a harem! I dare say some books are initially written with a very shaky hand… Oh yeh babe, oh yeh babe, oh yeh babe… THE END!
COYOTEES GO-GO BAR DANCE CONTEST
At the end of this month, Coyotees Go-Go Bar host another one of their popular Go-Go Dance Contests. This event is a Sexy Body Dance Contest and the battling babes will be representing 5 go-go bars. Sunday, November 30th is the date to jot down in your little black book. The fun and games starts at 10:00pm and the Sexy Body Dance contest kicks off at 11:00pm. The charismatic Duncan Stearn from Pattaya Today Newspaper will be the MC. The sexiest Thai go-go girl will be declared the winner. If you are into go-go dance contests, then make sure that you go to this event.
(Coyotees Go-Go Bar is located in Soi Marine Plaza, Pattaya).
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As always, thanks for visiting.
Your Intrepid Investigator,
Dave The Rave — Go-Go Guru