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, December 29, 2013

The Girls in Spanky's Go Go Bar at Nana Plaza

Stickman gives Spanky's GoGo Bar inside Nana Plaza a big thumbs up,
a fun bar with some fun girls.  Check it out,
to see more images, click on

editor note: I usually don't like Spanky's because of the noise they make
by hitting things with the insulation tubing, and the degree of cigarette smoke.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Obsessions A Go Go Bar Inside Nana Plaza

A promo for Obsessions A Go Go, a ladyboy bar in Nana Plaza, Bangkok.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

A Facebook Conversation about the Old Nana Plaza Days

I'm still waiting for the novel set in the new Nana Plaza with the character reminiscing about the bars that are gone. ie Woodstock, Hogs Breath, Big Mango; one now a closed bar with a bucking steer, Spanky's expanded into Hogs Breath displacing the expats, an upscale shorttime rooms in place of pool tables, and now there's 2 Angelwitches, and what's up with all of the ladyboys? Hanging out with Meow as she manages 11 beer bars in the Nana area, and the re-opening of G-Spot as a Gentleman's club. A little tongue in cheek history of Nana in novel form. You can do it Chris.

Write a classic book with all you have mentioned ...I'll buy it !!!
Superb insight mate, love it !!

I also have fond memories of taking a leak at Angelwitch and to my surprise having the showgirls walk directly behind me on their way to their dressing room.

Throw in some Clinton plaza ( whitehouse etc.) And some washington square and jaunt across asok to soi 33....brilliant
I like it !

Aye, many a time bathroom change.   

Thermea...oh dear ....classic Bangkok...brilliant reading and I haven't even read it yet ! LOL !!

DC 10....the oldest bar in nana ( which chris has already mentioned in one of his novels as a starting point of chapters.)

Now you can have a drink while sitting along side a jacuzzi with 4 Thai girls trying to keep covered with only soap bubbles. Some old guy walks in and tips a 1,000 baht to be shared among the girls in the tub as he does a jig. The loan shark guy comes in with his book of records, checking up on some of his inflated loans. The busty one acknowledges him a few minutes after we had already made eye contact. After her stint in the tub she waits at the bar behind me. I glance over at her and then glance at the business being conducted at the end of the bar, thinking that she might be the money man's squeeze. She turns her head as to say no, and smiles, wanting some attention....   

I could write a book of my exploits but haven't the time ... 

Sunday, December 08, 2013

Changes Inside Nana Plaza

The grand opening for Wild Thing (briefly known as Tokyo Player and Las Vegas A Go-Go before that) on the top floor of Nana Plaza will take place on Tuesday, December 17th.  There will be a free lap dance for every customer who buys a lady drink - I expect some girls are going to be quite busy. (Looks like they painted the stage floor, the Las Vegas gambling table design has gone to white.)

 The revamped G Spot is due to open in mid-January and could see something of a change of direction with word that it's going to be more akin to a gentleman's club than a gogo bar per se.  The word is that the bar will feature sofas and a more comfortable style of seating than is typically found in gogo bars, and be run by the people at The Pimp.

Fantasia in Nana Plaza will soon be known by another name and the bar is undergoing some minor renovations.  The bar has taken on new sexy dancers and on Wednesdays and Fridays they wear sexy, fantasy costumes.  They have also started nightly shows.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Nana Plaza as Seen from Temptations

Nana Plaza as seen from Temptations Ladyboy Go Go Bar.

Friday, November 01, 2013

Halloween in Thailand 2013


Sunday, October 27, 2013

Annie's Soapy Massage in Bangkok

Annie's Soapy Massage located at Sukhumvit Soi 2 in the Raja Complex.
(Between Soi Nana and Soi 2, near Nana Plaza.)
A bit run down, but a fun, soapy time to be had.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

The Go-Go Club Electric Blue 10th Anniversary

The Club Electric Blue in Patpong is celebrating its 10th anniversary. Come and check it out  if this place is still rocking in this naughty area in Bangkok.

Patpong is one of the world’s most famous red light districts. This is where the Thai Go-Go Culture started and became hot. And even though the area has a bit of a dodgy reputation right nowadays – thank you rip off bars! – there are still some great go go bars around that make it worth visiting.
Club Electric Blue is one of them and located on Patpong Soi 2, next to Foodland.

Bangkok Night Life

Friday, October 25, 2013

Dean Barrett Guide to Soi Cowboy

Writer Dean Barrett walks thru Soi Cowboy, describing the scene.

  " I was innocently walking down Soi Cowboy and Jimmy Corr 
saw me while he was photographing them and had me pose with them. 
Nothing happened. I swear!"
- Dean Barrett

Monday, September 23, 2013

Sunday, September 08, 2013

Sexy GoGo Girls inside Nana Plaza

video by TravelSmith

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Nana Plaza Update

A new bar has opened up inside Nana Plaza on the ground floor called Angelwitch 2.  
It can be found on the right hand side, between Rainbow 2, 
and Playskool (which is currently closed for renovations.)
Erotica Go Go Bar in Nana Plaza has changed its name to Erotica Chili but otherwise it's business as usual.

Things are grim in Nana Plaza for those who depend on business in the plaza to pay the bills.  First was the initial bemusement of a major police raid, more than a month ago.  This was followed by annoyance as word spread that random checks would take place in the plaza most nights. 
In every bar, those on stage were in shorts and fully covered tops.  It all looked like some sort of B-grade YouTube music video with confused girls who quickly became disheartened and ultimately disinterested as customers stuck their head in the door, didn't like what they saw and tried the next bar (where it was exactly the same).  
The rain lingered from late afternoon and was still falling late in to the night making this past Thursday the worst night I've ever seen in the plaza.  Come 10 PM, and some gogo bars had yet to have their first customer.  Hopefully the covered look is very temporary.
Then there was frustration as word reached managers and owners that some girls who were told to stay away until things settled down had found new bars to dance in.  Fewer girls means fewer customers.  
A month on and now everyone is angry - bar bosses, investors, bar managers, mamasans, the girls and even customers.  Takings are down, girls have flocked to Cowboy and customers don't know where to go.  Some girls have been spooked and are unlikely to return to Nana when things eventually blow over...whenever that may be.  
There's a feeling that much of the hard work of the last year restoring Nana as Bangkok's best and most popular farang bar district has been undone.  What owners in Nana are rightfully angry about is the way that Nana Plaza - and only Nana Plaza - has been targeted, while it's business as usual elsewhere.
read more at  Stickman.

Editor's Note:  It is my understanding that the dress code has returned to
normal inside the gogo bars at Nana Plaza.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Cascade Ladyboy

Transsexuel shows her photo's.

Transsexual shows her photos outside "the katoey" bar Casanova located in Nana Entertainment Plaza.


The picture board of ladyboys that's outside the Casanova Bar.

photos by Kris Van Exel  from Flickr.

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Inside 3 Go Go Bars at Nana Plaza

 Playskool A Go Go Bar inside Nana Plaza.

Mercury Go Go Bar inside Nana Plaza.

Billboard on the 3rd floor inside Nana Plaza.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Is Soi Cowboy Getting A Little Congested?

It looks like Soi Cowboy in Bangkok is getting a little congested 
with all of the street vendors setting up in the middle of the soi.  
Photo by Stickman.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Nana Disco Re-Opens

Looks like Nana Disco is re-opening on July 24th.
Re-built late disco at Nana Hotel in Bangkok.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Nana Plaza Beer Bars Open at 1pm

An update on the afternoon drinking scene at Nana Plaza

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Suspense Novels About the Bangkok Nightlife

Jake Needham, Dean Barrett, Stephen Leather, Hopkins, 
Christopher G Moore, John Burdett..... Novels set in Bangkok,
How many of these books have you read?
Recommend any others?

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Some of The Girls at Billboard A-GoGo

A few of the show girls at Billboard A GoGo inside Nana Plaza.
(The stage is on the opposite side of the jaccuzi.)

images from Billboard A GoGo

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Tokyo Player Inside Nana Plaza.

So Las Vegas A-Go Go on the third floor of Nana Plaza is now called Tokyo Player.
Las Vegas was a nice quiet go go club, good to cuddle up with a cutie.
We will see what its like after the remodel and name change.

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Courtyard Beer Bars in Nana Plaza

Bangkok Nightlife
Shot of the courtyard inside Nana Plaza, back in September, 2012
by Emad Aljumah from Flickr.

The Old Nana Plaza Sign

Here is a photo of the old sign at Nana Entertainment Plaza 
that's shows the neon mostly functional.
Photo by Mistifarang.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

The Big Mango Bar, Bangkok

Over the next few months there will be a bit of a change at the Big Mango Bar that's just off Soi 4. They are looking into converting the upper floors into a hotel/hostel... the bar will remain the same - just few mods....

We have 5 floors (not 4 as stated in a wrong article by a fat proffessor) at the Big Mango and lots of room, so the plan is to turn some of the floors into Serviced Apartments and Hotel rooms.   We arrived at this idea due to all the inquiries we get from people walking in off the street and asking if we have accommodation.  We have plenty of hotels around us – which are always full, so there seems to be a market down the sub-soi.

And what of the bar?   Changes are going to be there too.  I don’t know the details of the plans, but I do know that there will be a bit of construction on the the upper floors.

If you wonder about the staff, then don’t.  They’ll remain.    The bar will close for a while for some major construction works to be carried out.
Not too sure about the name just yet…. it’ll no longer be just a ‘bar’.   So…

The Big Mango Bar now opens at 4pm. Free Wifi and also public laptop available inside.

The Big Mango Bar

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Nana Plaza Update (3-13)

Inside Nana Entertainment Plaza the Pretty Lady Bar took down their Nana Main Station because of complaints that it was so bright and that it was hurting people's eyes.  The sign was replaced with a red on black canvas sign which you can only read if you're standing right in front of it!  Compare that to the lovely new sign at Lollipop, right next door, which stands out all around the plaza.

Nana Liquid Disco, across the street on the ground floor of the Nana Hotel, remains closed.  It was reported last week that it had closed due to the strict enforcement of 2 AM closing on Soi Nana - which continues to be enforced.

Read more of this at 

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Pretty Lady at Nana Plaza 2013

 The current Pretty Lady crew are a fun bunch and it is the attitudes of 
the girls and the general atmosphere of the bar that sets it apart.
 Pretty Lady Go-Go Bar features a floor-mounted wind machine which 
the DJ turns on without warning, causing the girls' skirts to be blown up.  
Shrieking and laughter follows as the girls quickly push their 
skimpy skirts back down to maintain their dignity.
Pretty Lady has such genuinely friendly girls, but more than anything, it's just good plain fun.  The 2013 version of Pretty Lady Bar on the ground level of Nana Plaza really does recapture the fun of the bars in the good old days!

Recommended by Stickman 

Pretty Lady Bar in Nana Plaza is holding an erotic party on Saturday, 30th March, with free food and shows.  Coupons worth 4 drinks will be sold and you can go in to a lucky draw to win a barfine for a sexy dancer.  All are welcome.