I love hanging out on Soi 6, Pattaya. When it’s busy there is never a dull moment. I generally find the girls to be down-to-earth, and pleasant. If I’m just having a few beers, a polite but firm rebuke from their offer of services usually works fine.
Sometimes walking down the street it can be a bit full-on, even for long term expats. I’ve had my crotch groped many a time, and the calls to get you in the bar are often memorable. The way girls shout ‘Hellooooooo’ is very distinctive here, as often they have to stand out from the crowd to get attention. There are estimates there may be around 600 girls working here at any one time, so you have a lot of choice if you are up for it!
I’ve only had one bad experience on Soi 6 in the last couple of years. A rogue ladyboy grabbed me outside a bar and wouldn’t release me for about 5 minutes, fully knowing I had no intention of going in her bar. It was like some sort of sick, perverse game where I think (s)he wanted to piss me off into doing something rash. I kept my cool at first and then even my harsh Thai curse words weren’t working. I must have called her ‘buffalo’ about 20 times (a big putdown in Thailand), and I eventually jerked free without major incident. You do have to keep you wits about you on this street.
Over the last couple of years some of the bars have had major investment, and it shows. It’s not as seedy and dirty as it used to be. The bars generally now have open fronts, and face each other so you can see almost everything going on. There are also a few really nice looking girls around now, as the older girls are moved on.
A Chinese tour group passes by. You can always spot them a mile off because the main tour guide carries a flag for the gawking tourists to follow. They always spend zero baht on this street, and like to stare at people often shaking their heads in disgust.
This girl in the blue really caught my eye as she walked past to order some food. So much so I stood up to try to see which bar she returned to. Occasionally a real head turner like this one goes past, I might return for a closer inspection next time.
I get a good seat at the SoLo Club. Unfortunately, a ladyboy has latched onto me and talks to me the whole time I’m there. This causes me to miss filming a drunk British guy from the Lisa bar fall off the back of a motorbike taxi! You see, this is why I love Soi 6; you just don’t see this sort of thing in Bangkok often. He landed flat on his back, stumbled around back into the Lisa bar, then left sheepishly holding his lower back, hope he was OK!!!
Okay, the Pook bar is a ladyboy bar. But what prompted me to enter were the couple of young looking stunners inside. The one with glasses was called June, and the one in the above pic I forgot the name of, as I was mesmerised by how ladylike she was (if you see her in the flesh you’ll know what I mean).
I’ve seen hundreds of ladyboys in my time in Thailand, and the Pook bar had some of the best around. They do like to be referred to as girls, and were not pushy and very pleasant to be around on this night. Now I need a cold shower after looking at those photos again!
If you watch my Youtube channel you’ll see that I have pretty much stopped making ladyboy videos. I never really go to ladyboy bars. I’m into girls not guys. I’m a straight shooter, and definitely not a ladyboy lover. Thailand is Thailand, and whenever I see a really hot one I always repeat in my head ‘it’s a bloke, it’s a bloke, it’s a bloke!’ So I haven’t (and have no intention of) ever tasted the forbidden fruit 🙂
My number one recommendation for a guest friendly hotel near Soi 6 is Pattaya Blue Sky (The walk in rate as of August 2016 was 1500 baht, agoda is usually cheaper booking direct through this agoda link).
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I didn’t edit the photos all that much for this set. It is pretty time consuming with getting videos edited too, as well as maintaining the new bangkok112.com website. Thank you all for viewing, and I hope this website can improve with time and compliment the Youtube videos.