My recent experiences at Nana. First of all regretted not going into the new Mercury bar as a couple of really good looking lbs outside. It is owned by the same people who run Temptations and Cockatoo. Temptations was fine, no hard sell imo. Some attractive girls in there. Ended up chatting to the lovely Kally/Kelly. Good to talk to, good english.
Picked up a lb from Charades. Can't recall her name (cringe - sorry). I initially thought she was a bit fat but in the flesh she was nice and shapely and really sweet. I was a bit shocked that there were only ten or so lbs in Charades if that. A good mix from femboys to amazons but hardly the glory days of 100+ lbs that I read about on the forums from 10 or so years ago. I actually wonder how long Charades will survive. The combination of a big venue with so few staff (and I was the only customer) just cannot be sustainable. I had the same experience in Obsessions a few months ago. Found an attractive lb in there but there were no staff, no atmosphere and only one other customer. Seems to be a weird business model at the moment. More and more lb gogos but fewer and fewer lbs. Doesn't make any sense.
Didn't visit Casanovas this time but my last visit there was disappointing. Some good looking lbs but no atmosphere again. Just seemed dead. One other customer.
Cockatoo on Soi Cowboy was a bizarre experience. It was the busiest of the lb bars but all the customers were groups of backpackers and girls. When I actually sat down and plonked a lb on my lap they all looked appalled. I was pretty drunk at that point so I just thought fuck you but in other circumstances it would have been uncomfortable. It felt like a zoo where tourists go to see the animals. Again no atmosphere.
Far and away the best agogo in BKK at the moment is Billboards (GGs). Overrun with attractive GGs and customers and absolutely rocking but whatch your bill!
This all sounds doom and gloom but at the time I still enjoyed myself. However going to Pattaya afterwards casts a harsh light on the lb bar scene in Bangkok. Basically Pattaya is in a completely different league. Utterly superior to BKK. The place is absolutely fizzing with energy and atmosphere. There are gorgeous lbs everywhere.
The best lb agogo experience I had was Katoeys are Us in Soi Diamond. For some reason I have always avoided this bar before and bypassed it on the way to Windmills agogo but it was great. A small staff but every single one of the lbs in there was attractive and the atmosphere was fun and relaxed. The lbs were up for it. There were customers including a group of three western women who sidled in but were good sports. A very a very extrovert and attractive femboy went to keep them company and and they loved it. I barfined a beautiful lb (again I cannot recall her name. I have an atrocious memory for proper nouns).
Next night I went up to Boom Baby off Soi Buakhao. I suggest that for those complaining that things aren't seedy anymore they head here. This bar has some really sexy lbs. And they are willing to do anything. This is probably not the best bar for wallflowers! I guess that the hidden away nature of BB means it can get away with a lot that more prominent bars cannot. Definitely looking forward to my next trip here.
Soi Buakhao and environs seems to be the LB centre of the universe in Pattaya. Everywhere I looked I spotted really gorgeous lbs. Clubs, bars, street walkers Everywhere. Interestingly Pook Swan seems to have reopened as a lb bar and it was full of great looking LBs. This was later confirmed to me by Spy at Pook Soi 6. I had tried to winkle out lbs earlier in the evening in Soi 7 and 8 but nothing caught my attention. I would suggest Soi Made in Thailand is a good hunting ground as I spotted some absolute stunners floating around there, even a super feminine drop dead gorgeous boy! The diamonds in the rough scenario. eg a beer bar with 7, 8, 9, 10 GGs of various ages, weights (lol) and looks and one........... 6ft+ lb stunner dressed like a supermodel with peroxide blond hair down to her bum. Haha I love it!
My final night I decided to cut out the bullshit and just head to Pook bar in Soi 6. OMG. The lb bars on Soi 6 seem to be really random in that sometimes they are heaving and other times dead. Pook was absolutely buzzing and crammed full of some of the most beautiful lbs anywhere in the Thai nightlife scene imo and experience. I hooked up with gorgeous Spy. It is a mystery to me how such an absolutely stunning lb has been working in a Soi 6 bar for so long. A bit like Shasha in Charades. Koi has also been around at Pook for a couple of years at least I think and is beautiful too. On this particular night the LBs at Pook just put all the GGs at the other Soi 6 bars to shame.
Afterwards I headed for a more or less last drink at Sensations off Soi Buakhao. Again I had low expectations of this bar but on this particular night had a good time with another lovely lb. It is a strange place though. It felt neglected, unloved and poorly maintained. Half eaten food lying around, off draught beer etc. I wonder if it would have been better to have doubled down at Action St and to have tried to turn that little area into a LB hotspot with critical mass rather than get marooned on a side soi. Baby Boom has pulled it off well and imo makes a virtue out of its isolated location but Sensations doesn't seem to manage that so well.
I ended up rambling on there a fair bit and got way off topic. My conclusion is that Pattaya is far more fun than BKK. It feels like a living, breathing organism with life and variety while the lb bars in Bangkok and the bar areas in general seem to be becoming like Las Vegas. A red light theme park for browsing but non participating, non paying western, Indian, Chinese and other package tourists and backpackers.