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Was closed for about a month. Reopened the first week of
October with a few fresh looking dancers. Was reportedly
closed due to a immigration problem.
- BLUE NILE: My pick as "Club
of the month" for October. Opens early in
the afternoon and when the second shift of dancers arrive at 7PM the
place is packed. On Saturday nights there are some neat
costumes like GI Jane, Fire Department, and Road
Guards! (Hint, click on road guards for photo). The energy
of the girls, the costumes, and the presence of Balibago Bruce makes
this club my favorite right now.
- BLUE NILE VIP CLUB:
This new club, located above Chicken & Ribs, will open
soon. Richard says it will be open to everyone for the first
30 days. After that it will be a members only club. They
will have 3 membership programs. $250 Gold, $150 Platinum, and
a short term tourist membership. VIP members will receive 50%
of the membership cost back in coupons for drinks, etc.
Additionally, they will receive discounts in his other clubs.
- CAMBODIA BAR:
I've now had time to visit this club several times and although they
have a pretty good line-up, the design of the club makes it very
hard to see much of it. Despite the money spent on this club,
I believe we will see some renovations before too long.
- CAMELOT: Construction
the 4th floor of this complex. Club expected to open sometime
- CLEOPATRA'S: This
club has closed again! Rumor has it that one of the
owners decided to manage the club himself and within two days the
entire staff walked off the job.
- EXOTICA: Wow, not sure more money
has been spent on renovating one small property than here. Not
too long ago this club was renovated at great expense. They
dug out the flooring and made a multi-level club that kind of
reminded me of Music Box. Unfortunately it was staffed with a
less than charming/friendly/sexy staff. They have now filled
in the hole and cut the place into two clubs. The first one,
Exotica, has reopened. I peeked in one night and wasn't
impressed enough for a drink, but some guys have given it a good
write-up so I'll take another look soon.
- GECKO: This will be the
new name for the Y-Bar. Not sure what is prompting the new
name because it has been under the same owner for about a
- GOOD TIMES: Reopened as a go-go
CATS (formerly -
of Diamonds): Acquired by the owners of
Confetti's. Undergoing renovations and will open soon.
- LOLLIPOP: Closed permanently
Staff moved to T-Twister.
- MISTY'S: Reopened
as Misty's Golf Club. No major changes here, just some new
paint and a little more sparkle, but same layout. No longer
open in the afternoon, opens at 6 pm.
- MUSTANG SALLY'S:
Closed it's doors in Sept after a long struggle over identity.
Started out as a restaurant with small combo's playing live
music. Transitioned into a restaurant with dancers, then it
became a go-go club with no food available. And finally
it became a place with two names with a lounge lizard singing
- SILK STOCKINGS:
Still Closed. Expected to reopen with a friendly staff in
- STAGGERS: Appears
to be totally closed now with rights for sale.
- PATTAYA LAND:
Rumor has it that construction here was delayed about a week after a guy
told the owner he wanted to lease the entire project as one
club. The owner was working up renovation plans but the big
spender never showed back up.
- TUGGERS &
TWISTERS: Kokomo's now changes name at 7 PM and becomes a
un-air-conditioned go-go bar. The dancers are the girls from Lollipops
& King of Diamonds.
- THE WHITE HOUSE: This
is the chosen name for the new club that will rise where Woody's use
to be. It will be part of the Misty's group and the front will
undoubtedly look like the White House. This is currently an
empty lot, so it will probably be next high season before this place
is ready for customers.
- VOLCANO BAR: This
place is packed with girls since all the girls that will be in
Camelot are working here until the new club is finished.
PARK: No action on the
renovations to the park adjacent to the entertainment district.
Apparently the funds for this project were pledged by Shoe Mart
contingent upon the approval of their proposal to put a SM right inside
the main gate of the Clark Special Economic Zone. Many of the
local businessmen, apparently fearing competition, are trying to stop
ARMED ROBBERIES: In the last
month several people have been robbed after changing money at Norma's in
Santa Maria. Although she usually has the best rate around, it
might be worth loosing a few centavos and changing your money somewhere
else for a while.
SWAGMAN WET T-SHIRT CONTEST - - NO
VIDEO CAMERAS ALLOWED!:
The "exclusive video rights" to the Swagman Wet T-shirt
contest on 29 Oct have been purchased by Babae.com, so leave your
cameras at home. Right now it looks like the body painting on 22
Oct may also be closed to video cameras.
I have no plans to attend this
wet t-shirt contest without my cameras. Maybe if enough people
stay home this time they will return to the "cameras allowed"
policy of the past.
BONANZA HOTEL: Being renamed
to THE PONDEROSA by the new management.
VIDEO CD RAIDS: Numerous times in
the last few months the little stalls selling video CD have been raided
by the police and all the videos were seized. These places are
usually open the next day and until now, the prices have remained at P60
(about $1.14) for a movie. Current VCD's on sale include Tuxedo
and the new Hannibal flick. Here are some shots of a recent
raid. Not the guy on the street getting a few
Abu Sayaf tour
P1000 ($19 US)
Fine Proposed for Drunk Driving!