Nana Journals

An anthology of some of the best writings, photos, and information pertaining to the Bangkok
nightlife featuring comments and highlights from the best blogs and websites on the subject.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Soi Cowboy Is Not so Laid Back as It Once Was

The atmosphere at Cowboy has changed markedly and it's not the sleepy, laid-back soi it once was. With business way down there seems to be instructions across the Arab bars for the girls to stand in the middle of the soi and do whatever is necessary to get customers inside, groping included.

If you find yourself on Sukhumvit at lunch time and are feeling peckish, the buffet at the Ibis Hotel on Sukhumvit soi 4 is worth checking out. At 199 baht all up - with none of the abhorrent ++, nor any extra charges for water or coffee, it's good value, and really is a better option than the other, more famous buffet up the soi.


Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Nana Plaza Will Continue

The master lease for Nana Plaza is as good as sold. Negotiations are complete and the master lease will be taken over by a group which owns and manages a number of popular Bangkok bars, including gogos and expat pubs. The group has a strong foothold in the industry with bars across different genres, so the Nana Plaza we know will continue!

Expect rents to go up which has to be a good thing. Higher rents means higher prices in the bars. To convince punters to part with more of their hard-earned, the bars will have to invest and look to be more innovative.

Ultimately we should see an improved Nana Plaza with nicer bars, possibly a premium product at a premium price.


Vegas GoGo Bar in Nana Plaza, Bangkok

I was seriously impressed with Vegas GoGo on the 3rd floor (next to Billboard) in Nana Plaza. They are slowly building up to be the most popular GoGo in Nana. An Angelwitch on steroids with easily the best shows in a large venue.
I was blown away by the professionalism and transitions of the shows. One or two of the show girls are professional caliber and show interest in only the shows, which was a big turn on for me.
What really did it for me was the contrast in the end of the night music played from your normal GoGo. Normally, the pop Isaan songs come on and the girls liven up a bit. The other night in Vegas the DJ put on a song from Chicago and that’s what livened up the girls.

Pmmp at Big Mango Bar

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Straps Go Go Bar in Nana Plaza

I stayed behind at Straps, which is possibly my new favorite in small go go bars. Located on 2nd floor of Nana Plaza where Cathouse used to be, it was full of dirty little strumpets with good attitudes on Saturday night.
I stayed behind at first to buy a drink for a lithe girl who was dancing a set, but moved my sights onto a tall, buxom, flat tummied girl showing about 5 inches of ass-crack above her micro-denim shorts.
Bought her a drink and spent 20 minutes or so touching her body, but her damned phone kept ringing and she kept going out to the balcony to answer it. I finally got frustrated and left.


photo by Bangkok Eyes

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

The Katoeys of Nana Plaza now eBook

The Katoeys of Nana Entertainment Plaza is now available as an ebook. 120 pages shot during a 3 year period in Bangkok, Thailand.
So click below, order the ebook and you can see all of the images.
"The Katoeys of Nana Entertainment Plaza,"
photographs by Randy Magnus.

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Loi Krathong in Bangkok, Thailand - Cancelled

Loy Krathong Festival.
On this day the moon is at it fullest shape and the sea tide is at its highest.
Loy Krathong is November 10th.

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has cancelled the Color of the River, Loy Krathong Festival 2011 in Bangkok and all festivities along the Chao Phraya River due to the flooding, resulting in the loss of more than 56 million THB of income which is supposed to be earned by the business of 30 dinner cruises on the Loy Krathong night alone.