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Placard Wars

This week when I entered Nana Plaza the placard wars have begun. Although Spankys has had guys at the bottom of the stairs for years Jail Birdz got into it several months ago with gogo dancers standing inside holding a sign facing the entrance to Nana Plaza, in desperation to get customers up to the top floor. On occasions the Mercury Bar had a couple of the younger looking dancers holding a sign but now this trend has really kicked off.

This week I have noticed London Calling, Playskool, Chili Bar (ladyboys), Angelwitch, Jail Birdz & the Spanky’s sign getting hit. London Calling was the most interesting since they are a mixed bar. Were they going to send out a couple of ladyboys? The answer to that is, no. I thought their alternative was worse as they sent out what I could only presume to be 4 of the waitresses in the over 40’s bracket. I don't think they would have drummed up too much business.

Nana Plaza Bangkok

Nana Plaza - Ground Floor

As you can see by the picture above when London Calling (yellow bikini) send out a couple of gogo dancers they look mighty fine. Not all have the same agenda. The Playskool dancers where handing out flyers promoting their ‘Happy Hour’ from 7-9:30 pm all standard drinks 95฿ and a Free shot of Tequila, Sambuca or Sangsom, just show the flyer. The Jail Birdz dancers where also handing out flyers for their Happy Hour, 8-10 pm 99฿ for all standard drinks and if you bring in the flyer then you get, as they say ‘1 FREE SHOT’, I wonder if I get to choose who to have the free shot with? (It’s 50/50 if people get that joke).

The London Calling girls will walk you over to their bar which looks like a bonus especially if that chick in the yellow bikini heads on in with you. Not to be left out, I noticed a few of the Bangkok Bunnies dancers heading out briefly showing off, letting everyone know where they should be heading.

Ladyboys - Nana PlazaNow to something a little more hands on. Here we have the ladyboys from the Chili Bar who want to take you straight up those stairs into their bar, it is take no prisoners time. The bar is tucked in by the stairs leading to the top floor. Once you’re inside there are plenty of ladyboys on hand. The entrance / exit is usually packed with ladyboys, so expect the unexpected. I'm sure it will all be in good fun.

All these games do add to the atmosphere of Nana Plaza although it will get a bit crowded if more bars jump on this bandwagon. Once that happens I don’t think it will be much fun for the patrons as they enter the Plaza. Only time will tell. I’d guess if it gets too crowded then someone will put a stop to it.

Talking pictures briefly. I just happened to be fooling around with the ISO on the camera when I took the ladyboy picture. The settings was ISO of 12800 at a focal length of 30 mm. The picture above had a ISO of 2500 and a focal length of 9 mm. You really can see the noise level increase dramatically with the high ISO and the zoom wouldn't have helped.

Sticking with Nana Plaza Rainbow 4 is really packing them in, therefore it seems they’re back on track. Billboard is having a makeover on the outside of the bar so don’t be fooled, it’s still business as usual. One guy I do feel sorry for at Nana Plaza is the skinny guy out front of Rainbow 1, he does do a good job of motioning for people to go inside although such a low percentage do. I pass him at least 3 times every time I go to Nana Plaza and every time he motions for me to go inside, 99% of the time I don't.

Angelwitch was doing alright this week maybe it was my lucky night but they had a cool group of dancers the night I went inside. The music played is always a hit at Angelwitch.

Bangkok Bunnies had a good crowd in on Friday night and both dance floors were in operation. The drink price menu inside the gogo bar hasn't changed. Tiger Light is still 165฿ but changes will be made soon. In the outside bar a Tiger Light is 115฿ which is a very good price since you can sit in comfort at Bangkok Bunnies.

The beer bars along Soi 4 are doing good trade with the EURO 2016 games the times the matches are played are very Thai friendly. I found Hillary 4 a good spot to hang out. At least they play decent music if you are not interested in the football. The Hooters girls where handing out flyer. You get a free red or white wine, no thanks… for a free beer I would have headed on in.

Soi Cowboy was very lively this week as you can see by the picture below which shows a group of gogo dancers streaming into the Rio Club. How good do several of those dancers look? FFS these chicks can’t be barfined. I stuck mostly to the outside bars this week and the majority of the bars were doing good trade. I found the Toy Bar very tempting this week but I just knew I’d be pulling an all nighter if I ended up inside. For anyone who doesn't know, the bargirls are very hands on.

I did head into The Dollhouse though for a quick look. I will say one thing, you wont be disappointed if you go inside. There were plenty of dancers on the dance floor in various stages of dress and upstairs you can either watch the football on the large screen or the dancers on the tabletops.

The Shark Bar has a good selection of bargirls in the outside bar who are always cool to chat with. You can sit back and watch the ladyboys opposite in the Cockatoo Bar. It will give you something to talk about with your new buddy.

There is a restaurant next to the Cockatoo Bar which I haven't mentioned since it opened several weeks ago, why? Well they don't have any chicks inside, therefore I’m not the least bit interested.

The Rio Club - Soi Cowboy

The Rio Club Dancers - Soi Cowboy

I was in Patpong on Wednesday night. The Strip had around 20 dancers present with 10 up dancing at any given time. If you’re the mood for an extra special night then spring for one of the booths and have the curtains closed and see what happens. Here's a tip, don’t be shy. Electric Blue had more customers than recent weeks, the cheap draught beer will help at 80฿. If you head around to Patpong 1 and to the Thigh Bar then you can get draught beer for 60฿ and with a good selection of dancers. The Thigh Bar is worth a look for the Budget conscious. If you’re after a game of pool in the company of some really hot Thai chicks then the Black Pagoda is the spot to go. Just head up those stair, it all adds to the atmosphere.