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    Patpong

    I've only ever been to Patpong once. About 5 years ago. For an hour. Didn't like the vibe there. It felt like I was about to get ripped off.

    From what I have read on other forums, the place has improved as Nana and Cowboy have become too expensive and full of coyotes.

    What do you fellas think - worth a visit? I will only be in BKK for 3 night. Staying in Soi 13.

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    Yes i think it is worth a visit.

    A lot of the corner bars have set the bars up like lounges now so have nice seating..
    ..great people watching

    Also.....do a bit of research and found out some of the old bars that are still there....good for nostalgia

    If you are a bit hungry stop in Madrid for a small bite to it. It is an enclosed bar but been there 50 years or so. Old CIA hangout
    ....I like stuff like that

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    Haven't been to Patpong for many years , I always got the ripoff vibe as well , plus it was more of a shopping area for knockoff goods

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    Yes, I'd heard things have improved there as well, where on Soi 13 you staying?

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    Ruamchit Plaza. I booked there because they have a pool table in the photos. It wasn't until later that I found out Thermae was downstairs!

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    ^ Unfortunately, I don't think things have changed at Thermae!!!

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    Only went there once and did get ripped of 5555

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    Went to Patpong in 1980 with my Aus gf
    It didnt seem seedy at all - we watched some lovely girls with numbers on their bikinis dance on podiums , and went home wondering what all the fuss was about _ I guess we didnt get that they were for sale
    Went back in 2000 , when it was in its shopping at front and bars behind - and the bar 'hooks' looked downright predatory

    Ive heard its ok again , but Ive only been to ( V good) outside lounge bars as M26 mentioned above since
    I would be religiously checking the menu prices , and keeping a copy of the menu at my table if I went "inside" however

    BTW , theres was nothing wrong with Cowboy a year back ,,,,

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    Last went there for a look about three years ago.
    Nothing wrong with, or really different about Patpong.
    Lots of bars and plenty of bikini ladies with numbers on.
    Same rules as anywhere really.
    Just stay away from the upstairs or off Soi places.
    Oh yeah, nearly forgot....as Chob says keep a close eye on your bin....
    And where the hell was Biggles.....?....when you needed him last Saturday....?

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    The small corner bar opposite the live music and next to the shopping strip is quite good. You get to listen and see the live music, cheaper drinks and can converse. Also, a steady stream of newbys being coaxed upstairs or into the ladyboy bar to quickly retreat with the coaxer in pursuit provides ongoing entertainment.

    The small open-air restaurant opposite the end of the shopping strip is a good feed too.
    "Don't wait around for your life to happen to you. Find something that makes you happy and do it. Everything else is just background noise." George Mason

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    Quote Originally Posted by Changone View Post

    Oh yeah, nearly forgot....as Chob says keep a close eye on your bin....
    but that should apply everywhere. don't make yourself an easy target as thais can easily pick their mark.
    FACE YOUR FEARS LIVE YOUR DREAMS

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    Patong is probably the best area to hit now, better than cowboy. tried to find kangeroo bar last time but couldn't. All the gogos on patpong2 are decent.


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    Yeh , but we dont want them decent !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chob View Post
    Yeh , but we dont want them decent !

    By decent I mean not likely to be an establishment to try con you. If that's what I your after then there are plenty of such establishments in patong 1.


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    ^ Joking ,,,,

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    ^^ likewise :/)


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    I went to Patpong about 6 years ago.... went in a GoGo and had a Vodka and Coke... but it seemed to lack any alcohol.. so I complained to the mamasan... she came back with another drink... 10 mins later I was almost paralytic...
    My only experience was in a pie making factory managing the gravy team


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    ^ lightweight
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stillearly View Post
    ^ lightweight
    ...and a southpaw!
    My only experience was in a pie making factory managing the gravy team


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