So I went for a ‘regular’ night out recently, here is a set of snaps from Bangkok after midnight. I started at Soi Cowboy, then went on to Nana Plaza, before finally ending the night on Soi 11 in the Climax nightclub.
Coyote girls wait outside the Rio bar.
The lighthouse and Cowboy 2 bars face each other, as do the dancers who have to wait outside when they are not on stage. If you are well dressed for your night out the girls will playfully grab you trying to coax you inside. It can be a bit like running the gauntlet sometimes getting through here.
The Spice Girls bar is having a good night as all the girls are inside with customers. This bar has arguably the best line up in Soi Cowboy. The girls also change their outfits daily; one night they can be in skimpy bikinis, and another they could be dressed like sexy nurses. Nice 🙂 Drink prices here are above average and due to the girls all being ‘coyotes’ they also have astronomical barfine prices.
The Moonshine bar and Jungle Jim’s are nearly full at the front. These bars cater to older westerners, rather than younger or Asian customers. Drinks are also cheaper at around 110 baht for a bottle of beer.
Outside Baccara gogo it is usual to see big groups of people like above near the front. Baccara is still Soi Cowboy’s most popular bar and it is frequented by predominantly Japanese customers.
Back over on Soi Nana the former Golden Beer Bar has been stripped, but construction work has not yet started on the new establishment.
Nana Plaza. Here you can see the Balcony bar (top left), where drinks are still available for 69 baht. Below this is the Lucky Luke’s Tiki bar. To the right is Straps bar; a post-op ladyboy bar where the dancers tend to be younger and more attractive than average.
The front of Bangkok Bunnies, a relatively new bar located on the ground floor.
On the first level the Rainbow 4 bar is probably the most popular bar in Nana Plaza. If you walk by here late on there are boxes upon boxes of empty beer bottles outside, a sure sign that the bar is doing a healthy trade.
On the top floor the JailbirdZ bar is currently hiring new staff.
Straps is a ladyboy bar, but I’ve seen the odd girl or 2 mixed in just to confuse matters more 🙂
A fortune teller on Soi Nana gives a reading to a nice looking girl. Thai people are generally very superstitious (sometimes overly so), believing strongly in destiny and good luck. I wonder what she is hoping for?
The bars that line the street from Soi 3 to Soi 11 can be dark, and filled with dodgy characters. One interesting fact is they normally have a Mamasan who controls half a dozen street bars or so, and barfines have to be paid for taking girls out of here too!
A guy converses with the massage girls on Soi 11, maybe they are swapping numbers or maybe he is negotiating for additional services?
The taxis block virtually the entire length of Soi 11 due to the many nightclubs on the street. A red light indicates that the taxi is available for customers.
I wonder what these 2 are talking about?
Wax Sugar Club is popular with the younger generation and plays Hip Hop music.
Climax Nightclub has a few promotions to try to get customers in early, but in reality it’s dead before midnight.
Inside, I’m surprised to see there are a few fresh faced younger looking guys around, amid the masses of freelancers.
Carlsberg is on promotion for 150 baht a bottle, not bad. One thing I particularly dislike about Climax Nightclub is all the smoking inside. It stinks, and my shirt is still honking the next day. Climax is a basement nightclub with only one tight entry and exit, God forbid if a fire ever did break out.
The live music is going down a treat with the punters. This band played a mixture of pop / hip hop.
It’s late, about 5am. The security staff tried to wake the guy above but to no avail. They laugh and joke about it, then leave him be.
I did have a lot more photos from this day but accidentally deleted every photo before midnight (there were some good ones too!). Luckily I didn’t delete any video so expect some more footage on the bangkok 112 Youtube Channel coming soon.