Ya I know the bar scene is always evolving , I was gutted when the old side Soi's down Bangla Eric , Easy , Tiger etc got revamped or gentrified .bar areas have always come and gone ... one of my favourites was where Central Festival stands now .. Soi 2 was fantastic in its day , Soi 7 and 8 are a shadow of their former selves , Drinking Street is mostly ME and Indian customers these days , can't remember its name but on beach road towards walking street , there was a GoGo and beer bars , plus all the side Sois like Soi Postoffice ... Action Street never really took off and there were a few others ...
I think GoGos like Sensations, where girls didn't have to show anything , killed the beer bars in Patts , before that the majority of girls wouldn't work in a GoGo because it was seen as dirty ...now you are struggling to find a decent looking girl in the beer bars
LK and the Soi Baukhao are is in the ascendancy at the moment , wonder if WS will become more like Bangla with music bars , amusement arcades and more couples venues , who knows .... ???
Restaurants can serve alcahol as long as they meet certain standards. Suddenly a lot of bars are serving food.Remained closed? Yet in that video in Patong, quite a few are open?
I was just in NYC on businessI’d happily drink at some of the bars right now with outdoor spaces and ones with just a roof covering.
For Windmill and a few of the other enclosed venues, I’m prepared to wait an extra day or so 555
My first trip I stayed on Soi 7 and although it was only a short visit I did not feel the need to venture father that that Soi. It was heavenCertainly doesn't ever compare to the likes of sois 7&8 in their heyday. That's where i first went first time in Pats and had a ball.